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The SavyGamer Podcast: 4th Birthday Special

It’s been a long time, but since SavyGamer is four years old today, we thought it was about time we put together a birthday special podcast.

It’s like the other podcasts we did back in the day, but birthdayier.

The SavyGamer Podcast: 4th Birthday Special

Links:
Me on Rock Paper Shotgun
Me on Eurogamer
Crunchtime on 4od.
RPS Social Club: Up North, May 28th
We R SavyGamers

Also. Er, this is a bit embarrassing. I may have lost my backups of previous podcasts back when my old host has a major balls up (not their fault, I moved hosts because of the balls up and did not back up the audio files).

If anyone has any/all the old podcasts somewhere, and could send them to me, I’d be massively appreciative. Get in touch here.

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Develop Interview: Sean Murray

Still recovering from my post develop poorliness, but here’s an MP3 of me chatting to Sean Murray, king boss man of Hello Games.

Develop Interview: Sean Murray

We snuck into the bar on Tuesday after his presentation at Evolve, which is transcribed here.

He talks about the Joe Danger demo and patch that are on the way, Hello Games expansion plans (Jobs page here) and their ambitions for their next game.

Hello Games went on to win the Best New Studio and Micro Studio awards at the Develop awards. Well done lads, wish you all the best in the future.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 19

Lewie’s off to Glasto, so this week we’ve got a bumper E3-themed show for you – an hour and three quarters of top-tier content! Marvel at our predictions that were recorded ahead of the press conferences that magically come true when published after the fact! Be dazzled by our rapier wit and out-of-breathedness in the final segment that almost made Lewie miss his ride! Be gobsmacked by the fact that all of this makes no sense whatsoever!

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Due to us being all over the place for the next week, there’s no official Game Night. But that doesn’t mean you can’t play. Add We R SavyGamers on Xbox Live and join the SavyGamer Steam group, and join up with other SavyGamers to play with this Friday!

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about in every show.

Until next week, keep it clean. We know who you are.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 18

This week, we discuss Valve and other companies’ surprises that might be in store for E3 later in the week. We also talk about Green Man Gaming’s recent sale, and all the regular features you’d expect, such as the deal of the week, your Twitter questions, and more.

There’s also talk of cream cakes and dreams. As you’d expect.

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This week’s Game Night will be Joe Danger on the PS3. We’ll be talking in the Steam chat room to organise matches, so if you’re not already, make sure you’re registered with the SavyGamer Steam group.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about in every show.

Until next week, keep watching the skies.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 17

We’ve got a big show for you this week – there’s an interview with Sean Noonan of Ruffian Games about Crackdown 2, and we get angry at The Hut. There’s also a lot of talk about whether or not every game ever is a platformer.

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This week’s Game Night will be Left 4 Dead 2’s Chainsaw Massacre on the 360 and PC. Add We R SavyGamers on Xbox Live, and join in on Friday.

If you’re on PC, play with us usingthe SavyGamer Steam group.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about in every show.

We’ll be back here before you know it.

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Meet Team Meat: Super Meat Boy Interview

First thing’s first, check out the latest footage of super meat boy.

Looking pretty great, no?

I caught up with Edmund and Tommy from Team Meat to check up on how the game’s going. This is what ensued:
Team Meat on Super Meat Boy

Super Meat Boy is coming to PC, Mac, XBLA and Wiiware this summer. Follow the game’s development on the Team Meat blog here.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 16

In this week’s show, we meet up! In person! And record our podcast in the sunshine in the garden, with fantastic amounts of background noise!

We discuss Google’s move into digital distribution, run down our thoughts on what we’ve been playing – and both of us have been getting some time in with new releases, for a change! We touch on Sonic 4 being delayed, and finally get around to talking properly about Project Ten Dollar. Ish.

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This week’s Game Night will be Red Dead Redemption on the 360 and PS3. Add We R SavyGamers on Xbox Live, and join in on Friday – unfortunately if you’re on the PS3, there’s no such clan-like functionality, but feel free to leave your PSN IDs in the comments for this post and play together that way.

If you’re on PC, play whatever you want with the SavyGamer Steam group – sorry we don’t have a PC-centric one this week, but hey – you’d just be playing more TF2 anyway.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about in every show.

See you next week, folks, and enjoy the weather while you can.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 15

More technical issues. It’s getting better, though. If we weren’t so cheap, maybe we’d be getting better audio equipment for the show. But as it is, we pass the savings onto you! Yeah, that doesn’t quite work.

This week, we discuss the moral issues behind Rockstar allegedly distributing a fan-made crack as part of Max Payne on Steam, stamp out mandates for a new Rock Band and a better Pokémon game, mull over the logisitcs behind a closed economy and generally examine the gaming industry with a glass that’s half full. Of orange juice, because otherwise, we’re up all night.

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This week, we’re hosting a night of Team Fortress 2 as part of the SavyGamer Game Night! We’re playing on Steam for PC, and for Mac if Valve end up releasing it already. Don’t forget to add yourself to the SavyGamer Steam group to make it all go swimmingly!

For those of us who play the lesser version of TF2, we also have an Xbox Live tag – add We R SavyGamers on Xbox Live, and join in on Friday. Don’t forget that there’s an achievement for playing a game with a bunch of friends – make sure to free up your friends list in advance!

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about in every show.

We’ll be here on Monday. I’m looking forward to seeing you, too.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 14

You know how I’ve been complaining about my computer being a piece of trash ever since we started the show? Guess what happens when you combine that with a rough Internet connection and a show that needs some heavy editing. Yep – it’s a show that’s far later than is strictly necessary. The news may be stale, but the opinions are fresh – that’s the excuse, at any rate. You know what? I blame Cameron’s Britain.

In this show, we wade through gaming news to talk about the million-dollar pitcher, Gears of War 3, and the fantastic (and still available!) Humble Indie Bundle, as well as answering your questions from Twitter. What do we think about genres dying, and why is gaming TV crap? You’ll find out if you listen to our words, recorded for posterity and your pleasure and belatedly spilled onto your audio player of choice. Make sure you consume it quickly – there’ll be another episode along in just a couple of days!

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Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about in every show.

See you in a few days, folks, and maybe do something nice with your hair next time. You’re supposed to be a professional.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 13

It’s a special Monday this week, what with it being three years since SavyGamer was born and everything. To celebrate, we’ve got a code for the Halo: Reach beta and Zavvi have kindly donated two copies of Red Dead Redemption, one for each console – make sure you listen to be in with a chance!

We also talk about the Boy Scouts introducing a videogames belt loop, CoD:BlOps and Bungie’s partnership with Activision, and impressions of the Reach beta so far. There’s also a Halo-based argument. It’s a very Halo-related show this week, to be honest. But there’s other awesome things, too!

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Last week’s SavyGamer Game Night was a huge success! This week, we’ll be playing the Halo: Reach beta, accessible through your copy of Halo 3: ODST. If you want to play, add the Gamertag We R SavyGamers on Xbox Live, and join in the fun this Friday. We’ll be playing every mode we can.

If you don’t have access to the Reach beta, you can still play with the SavyGamer community on Steam! Just join the SavyGamer Steam group and look for games. There’s no prescribed game for the Game Night on PC this week, so go nuts!

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about in every show.

Until next week, guys. Stay cool.

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 12

Another Monday, another show.

This week, we talk about the implications of Ubisoft removing printed manuals from their games, interview the developers behind Breath of Death VII for XBLIG, and a challenge is set. Plus, more things!

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This week, we’re restarting the weekly SavyGamer Game Night with Left 4 Dead 2’s The Passing on Xbox 360 and PC. If you want to play, join the SavyGamer Steam group, or add the Gamertag We R SavyGamers on Xbox Live, and join in the fun this Friday with the new Mutation, Bleed Out.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about next time, and every time.

See you here next week!

Links:
Halo: Reach [Legendary Edition], Xbox 360 – £89.85 delivered
Seriously, go and watch Consolevania/VideoGaiden, it’s all bloody brilliant
Breath of Death VII
Zeboyd Games

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The SavyGamer Podcast, Episode 11

We’re back, baby! Start your week right with Lewie and Will making sounds in your ears.

In this episode we talk about our impressions of Skate 3, Just Cause 2 and PlayStation Move, Lewie discusses his hatred of Ubisoft and we answer your questions from Twitter on-air, including why games can be art. Because you’ve not heard that one before. Since we’re a bit rusty and we’re just starting up after a long hiatus, please bear with us on the shaky audio quality on this episode – next week’s will be crystal, we promise.

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Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter! The account for the site, with all your juicy bargains available while on the go, is @SavyGamer, and you can find tweets from Lewie and Will at @LewieP and @Willeth respectively. Also, don’t forget to send us your suggestions for what you want to hear about in next week’s show with the hashtag #sgpodcast – we’ll pick the best to talk about next time.

Have a great week, everybody!

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Interview: Twisted Pixel's Mike Wilford

At PAX East 2010, Twisted Pixel were showing off their upcoming game, Comic Jumper. The CEO, Mike Wilford, took some time out to chat with us about the game and their previous work.

Twisted Pixel on Comic Jumper and more

See the game in action here.

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Interview: Chet Faliszek on Left 4 Dead 2

At the Eurogamer Expo, we sat down with Chet Faliszek of Valve, writer on Left 4 Dead 2. We chatted about the new Scavenge mode, the experience of the sequel as compared to the original Left 4 Dead, and got an insight into the design process by way of a Special Infected that was cut. Lewie also probed a little on Episode 3. No, I didn’t expect him to get very far, either.

Eurogamer Expo interview: Chet Faliszek

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