The “World Best Selling” Podcast is back for another episode!

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On the menu this week is Gears of War 2 as well as Motorstorm Pacific Rift and a bunch of other games. There is also a competition to win a very limited edition piece of Gears of War memorabilia (see past the break for pics) and to win all you have to do is prove how much you want it. Yes, ambiguous and non specific competition criteria.

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Ello ello, what’s going on ‘ere den? Pomegranate juice is a pretty hard act to follow, but I thought I had them beat with this weeks surprise beverage of choice. Things don’t always go as planned though, so tune in to find out why our sunburn soothed, which works out great, given the tan that Brian has been getting from playing Dead Space in a dark room with surround sound creeping him out. Also in store for listeners: Gar talks about Colonisation, a lesser known part of the intestinal tract found in Civilisation IV.

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Fuelled by the unnatural combination of Demon Energy Drink and Pomegranite Juice we take to disambiguating the news from the Tokyo Game Show and the difference between Dystopian/Orwellian societies.

Ninety Nine Nights the Second is announced so Brian and Wugga discuss the intricacies of trying to make out with your sister. Also GaR begins his quest to become the Pokemon Champion of the World.

The winner of the case of Gears of War juice is announced as well as a new competition to win Fable 2.

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Wugga, GaR, and Me, that’s it, nothing more, nothing less. I was a fairly quiet week for news but with the help of some Demon Energy Drink and the addition of a few deviations plus a random topic or two we flesh out another weeks podcast. We also have a competition this week to win a case of Demon Energy Drink, listen to find out how.

As always here are your serving suggestions.

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It has been a very long week for some of the ButtonMasher crew, various trips to Auckland and a bunch of new games to play. We visited Sony to play around with the creation tools in LittleBigPlanet and had a look at EA’s Christmas line-up. GaR has at least one opinion about Warhammer Online and then there is a debate as to wether the orange or blue stripper from Duke Nukem is hotter. Wugga also talks to John Doyle about his career prior to working for EA.

GO ORANGE!

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This weeks podcast focuses on games and Kevin Bacon, you might remember him from such films as Sleepers, Tremors and A Few Good Men, problem is, for someone with such a delicious last name he sure does suffer from a severe lack of hotness. GaR has been playing more Spore, Wugga has been playing Feeding Frenzy, and Brian like dirty bikes that he can ride all day long (He has also developed schizoprenia and will now refer to himself in the third person)

We also put out the call for a member of the listening public to participate in the podcast with a regular spot in the show, if you think you have what it takes email us a one minute sample of what you will contribute. Email your audio clip to wugga@buttonmasher.co.nz, for a simple audio editor try Audacity, and remember, the better the gimmick, the more likely you are to win. (I expect/demand at least one drunk entrant)

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This week’s podcast has a romantic aire to it, a love hate relationship between GaR and Will Wright’s recently released SPORE, he shares a beautiful composition of words expressing both fondness and bitter anxiety. There is a competition to give away a copy of Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise the winner of which we will announce next week. Probably most importantly is Wugga’s solo interviewing debut with Charles Huang from RedOctane, the co-founder and one of the people responsible for bringing Guitar Hero to your living room.

Enjoy.

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A day late due to sickness, Wugga and Brian talk about the Activision event while GaR has an indepth look at SPORE. There is an interview with the sound director for Star Wars The Force Unleashed which exposes the terrifying truth of how certain sounds are obtained to create the in game atmosphere.

Most of my rant about the fall of the once great Pokemon franchise is present but the cross analysis of Pokemon and Digimon nomenclature is lost because of the batteries running out on the recording device.

As always any feedback is appreciated.

Not quite 10 but definitely more than 5, shooting for mediocrity, that’s us all the way. This weeks podcast features a pre-emptive look at an upcoming battle of the keyboards, talk of robots of asian origin and probably most importantly some family friendly hard core christian rock.

Also, I am probably not the last guy, but imagine how the chicks would dig me if I was.

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buttonmash Fresh from a $20 Steak Dinner, Wugga and I attempt to coherently record some words about games on a microphone. Wugga comes up with potentially the most pointless physics feature a game could ever incorporate and I get busy retracting a lot of the negative things I said about Call of Duty: World at War. Then we round up the Leipzig news glut from earlier in the day.

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