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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 04:33:22 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Brax look back at the doom and gloom predictions made by players and pundits before free to play came to the fore. How true were they? They also wish Chris Metzen a happy retirement, break down Marvel Heroes' and The Division's game changing updates, discuss Fallout 4 Far Harbor and Nuka World, and Divinity: Original Sin 2. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
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Sun, 14 Aug 2016 05:17:01 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Ryan sit down to discuss week one in No Man's Sky. Will overhype and poor PC performance mar this once awe-worthy game? Later they talk about RIFT's new expansion, Demon Hunters and demon invasions coming to World of Warcraft and more. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
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Thu, 21 Jul 2016 21:31:20 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Brax sit down to discuss the getting swept up in the Pokemon Go craze and how the game has taken over their home towns. Later they talk about the the future of LotRO in light of the recent layoffs, as well as the upcoming SWTOR expansion, the return of GW2's living story, WoW's pre-Legion patch, and game completion rates for RPGs. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
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Sun, 19 Jun 2016 04:17:13 +0000
Welcome back to Game On! This week, Chris, Ryan, and Braxwolf break down all the biggest news of video games' biggest week: E3! Over the hour, they go over all of the conferences, talk about their favorite games and reveals, and decide who the big winners of the show actually were. You won't want to miss it! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:25:02 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Brax sit down to discuss a week dominated by Overwatch, but that's not all! They also discuss Battleborn's immediate $20 price cut, No Man's Sky's latest delay, Fallout 4: Far Harbor, Funcom's life saving investment, and the Warcraft movie. Small correction: the Smite controversy was about Hindu deities. Not Buddha. Our bad. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sun, 15 May 2016 03:45:54 +0000
Chris flies solo this week, bringing you all the biggest stories from the last week in MMORPGs and RPGs. He breaks down the recent Overwatch beta and the comparison’s to Gearbox’s Battleborn, the start of the WoW Legion beta test, Empyrean Interactive’s “MMOs you can beat,” expansions for Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3, and more! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:53:46 +0000
On this one week delayed episode (sorry about that!), Chris and Ryan discuss the legality and morality of emulated MMO servers. They also break down Dark Souls 3, The Division kerfuffle and more. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 29 Mar 2016 23:25:39 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Braxwolf take on the question of the year: are AAA MMORPGs on the way out? They also talk about the
comparisons between The Division and Destiny, Fallout 4's Automatron DLC, the end of EverQuest Next and the future of Daybreak
Studios, and more. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sun, 06 Mar 2016 20:10:01 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Braxwolf sit down to discuss Black Desert Online's launch week and the downright baffling fact that gear does not show up on your character -- but you can buy new looks in the cash shop. They also talk about No Man's Sky's June launch, Elder Scrolls Online's quiet success, and another notable departure from ArenaNet. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sun, 14 Feb 2016 02:52:51 +0000
This week on Game On, Ryan and Brax are joined by composer extraordinaire, Inon Zur. Inon has composed soundtracks for some of the biggest video games in the business, including Fallout 3 and 4, New Vegas, Dragon Age, RIFT, TERA, Icewind Dale 2 and more. He is premiering a brand new song, EXCLUSIVE to MMORPG and Game On. You won't want to miss it.
Tue, 09 Feb 2016 01:23:15 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris, Ryan, and Braxwolf sit down to discuss Jeff Grubb's departure from Arenanet and into the vacuum of Amazon Game Studios. A little later we talk about the much needed and long overdue tech overhaul coming to RIFT, just how well Ubisoft did with The Division beta, and much more. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:25:13 +0000
In this episode, Zeli and Braxwolf talk about what we know and don't know about Pixel Mage's newly announced RPG Hero's Song, and whether the game excites us or not. We also cover the Blade and Soul launch issues, and discuss some of our likes and dislikes, as one of us was actually able to get past the login queue! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 01:44:22 +0000
The show welcomes a new host this week, Zeli, from The Gaming and Entertainment Network's MMO Show. In the wake of the Oculus Rift's $599 price tag, we discuss whether 2016 is actually the year virtual reality will take off and if Oculus is likely to come out on top. Plus, David Brevik leaving Gazillion and what we want from our MMOs in this new year. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:46:45 +0000
In the final episode of 2015, Chris, Ryan, and Braxwolf finally reunite. Together, they break down their personal Best Of and Worst Of moments, games, trends, expansions, events and more. If you enjoy the show, remember to subscribe and leave a 5-star rating on iTunes! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 27 Oct 2015 00:43:18 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Brax take on the announcement that Black Desert will launch with a buy to play model and break down why they they think this model may become the new front runner for upcoming MMOs. Later, they discuss whether games should take their cues from Marvel Heroes and rebrand every year. If you enjoy the podcast, consider subscribing or leaving a 5-star iTunes review. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 18:11:58 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Ryan are joined by Allie Murdock of Motiga to discuss their upcoming genre-blender, Gigantic. If you're a fan of MOBAs, shooters, or PvPvE MMO battlegrounds, this is an episode you won't want to miss! If you enjoy what you hear, consider leaving a 5-star iTunes review to help others find the show! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 28 Sep 2015 00:05:32 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Ryan discuss the pros and cons of being a free player in Wildstar's Free-to-Play update. They also talk about the latest in the dramatic world of Star Citizen, if western MMOs are in a recession, and the ludiscrously high price of ESO's Imperial City update. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 24 Aug 2015 19:00:07 +0000
Sun, 02 Aug 2015 04:26:15 +0000
Chris flies solo on a shorter edition of Game On! This week, we talk about Wildstar's forums being taken offline following an exploit, Camelot Unchained's beta delay and Mark Jacobs popping up in our comments to talk about it, being on the cusp of a new WoW expansion announcement and what that means for current players (another content drought?), and Project Gorgon steamrolling its new Kickstarter goal. Remember, help the show with a 5-star iTunes review or an email! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:21:52 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris sits down with Derek Smart to talk about the troubling state of Star Citizen. Derek has worked on similar games for 20+ years and shares his unique perspective on why he thinks the game will never release the way it's being promised and, more importantly, why he's waging a war for accountability. This is an interview you won't want to miss. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:04:09 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Ryan are joined by Steve (aka Slurms Mckensie) of The MMO Show, the newest podcast on The Gaming and Entertainment Network. The crew breaks down all the news from E3 and talks a little bit about their hopes for Trion's new project. If you like the show, please let us know with a 5-star iTunes review. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 23:57:47 +0000
This week on Game On, Chris and Brax sit down to discuss a week of explosive news: Fallout 4 has been revealed, Wildstar announced plans to shift to free to play, Trove officially released, and Infinite Crisis is already on the sunset path to closure putting the future of Turbine in question. All that, Steam Machines, and more on this week's episode! If you like the show, please consider saying so with a 5-star iTunes review or email. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 12 May 2015 23:36:59 +0000
Chris and Ryan are joined by special guest and regular Shroud of the Avatar writer, Red Thomas! Together they talk about the WoW subscription plummet, as well as dig deep into Red's areas of expertise, Crowfall and Shroud of the Avatar. Will Crowfall pull subscribers for WoW? Is it finally time to buy into Shroud of the Avatar? Like the show? Support it with a 5-star iTunes review! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 28 Apr 2015 01:29:06 +0000
Welcome back to another edition of Game On. This week we bid farewell to Jessica as a host and remind everyone to read her new column, Tales From the Neighborhood! We also welcome Braxwolf as a regular co-host to complete our trio. This week we break down the pros and cons of Steam's paid mod program. Good or evil? Later we talk about LotRO shutting down in Russia, Star Wars: Battlefront, Wildstar heading toward F2P, and offer up Heroes of the Storm beta Keys. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:53:16 +0000
Welcome to another new episode of Game On! This week Chris and Ryan team up to talk about Skyforge banning P2W, Elder Scrolls Online's Buy to Play launch, Crowfall concluding their Kickstarter, and Camelot: Unchained's first gameplay video. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:42:49 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com. Jessica and Braxwolf are back to talk about the latest news, including Daybreak's split with Storybricks, Marvel Heroes' sweatpants costume drama, and WoW and FFXIV's new content patches. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 17 Feb 2015 21:36:10 +0000
This week Chris and Ryan take to the mics with special guest and new/returning writer, Beau Hindman! We cover the week's news -- including the "business as usual" layoffs at Daybreak Studios and more -- before getting to our main topic: What is the State of MMOs in 2015? We break down exactly where the industry is at, from business models to designs to the ultimate question of whether MMOs are long for this world. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:29:16 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com. Jessica and Braxwolf are back to talk about the latest news, including SOE's transformation into Daybreak Game Company, more details on the GW2 expansion, Q4 financial reports from Activision Blizzard, and Crowfall's new art assets. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sun, 01 Feb 2015 19:56:30 +0000
Welcome to another edition of Game On with MMORPG.com. This week Chris and Ryan sit down to talk about the big Blizzard rumors -- could they finally hit their one year expansion goals? -- Ryan's take on ESO going buy to play and why Chris thinks Zenimax is abusing the term, Wildstar PVP, and the sad closure of our colleagues in MMO journalism, Massively. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:35:22 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com. It's been a busy week for hosts Jessica and Braxwolf! Guild Wars 2 announced their first expansion, H1Z1 launched an alpha version, TESO shared plans to go subscription-free, and World of Warcraft sent metal orcs to 10 year veterans. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 17:17:26 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com. This week Jessica is joined by new co-host Braxwolf from the Beyond Bossfights podcast, and they have tons of news to start the year off. Our top story is LotRO's new Executive Producer and roadmap for 2015 -- will this give the game the pick-me-up it needs? We also talk about Elite Dangerous' server problems, seeing Project Gorgon on Steam Greenlight, and what we're looking forward to in the year to come. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 01:47:11 +0000
This week on Game On with MMORPG.com, Chris returns to the mic, joined by fellow columnist Ryan Getchell! Hiatuses are explained and changes are discussed, making this an important show for every fan. The two break down the week's news, including ArcheAge's continuing problems, Elite: Dangerous' single-player woes, and more before taking a look at the highs and lows of Warlords of Draenor's launch. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:00:00 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com. This week Jessica is joined by Syl from the MMO Gypsy blog and Battle Bards podcast to talk about the week in MMO and RPG news. Our top story is the release of WoW's pre-expansion pack, with new character models, the "stat squish" and a preview of a revamped UBRS. We also talk about LotRO's layoff woes, Final Fantasy XIV's expansion news, WildStar's megaservers, and the possible addition of permadeath to EVE Online. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com. This week Chris and Jessica reunite to talk about the week in MMO and RPG news. The biggest story comes straight from Blizzard Entertainment with the cancellation of upcoming MMORPG Titan. Later we talk about the ArcheAge launch, Omeed Dariani stepping down from SOE, and more. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:59:50 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com! Liore is out this week, so Chris is joined by return guests Casey and Jacob to talk about their experiences in Bungie's new MMOFPS, Destiny. Together, they represent all three types of players, the newbie, the leveler, and the endgamer. What do they think? Give it a listen to find out! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Thu, 04 Sep 2014 10:00:00 +0000
This week Jessica is joined by blogger CT Murphy from murfvs.net. They talk about the news from PAX Prime, including a launch date for ArcheAge, adding combat to Landmark, and Jeremy Gaffney's departure from Carbine. Also: Our own Red Thomas interviews EQ Next composer Jeremy Soule! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:06:01 +0000
Welcome back to another week of Game On! This week Chris and Jessica fly solo and talk about the week's worth of update news! On the docket: the Warlords of Draenor release date event, new details on RIFT: Nightmare Tide from Trion Community Day 2014, Neverwinter's Tyranny of Dragons module, and a Star Trek Online expansion in Delta Rising. Later, they ask the hard question: are MMORPGs in trouble and what do they need to do to stay relevant in the coming years? Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro?
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:00:00 +0000
This week's episode is chock full of news from Console MMOs and Action MMOs! Jessica sat down with the co-hosts of the Couch Podtatoes podcast, Eri from blog Healing the Masses and Izlain from blog Me vs. Myself and I. They discuss moving PC titles like Neverwinter to consoles, why Destiny will be a success, Defiance's ongoing "trans-media synergy", and much more. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000
Game On has hit episode 50! Chris celebrated the big number by sitting down with FireCait and Scapes from Trion Worlds to talk about upcoming game ArcheAge. They discuss how players have responded to the recent beta testing, what changes are in Patch 1.2, and the relationship between publisher Trion and developer XL Games. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 15:31:57 +0000
Another week has come and gone and that means another episode of Game On! This week Chris and Jessica sit down with Belghast of Tales of the Aggronaut and the Aggrochat podcast and Apple Cider Mage of the Justice Points podcast and MapJabbit Wildstar blog. They break down Turbine's assertion that raiders are an extreme minority, Elder Scrolls Online's massive veteran content nerf, and much more. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:49:10 +0000
This week on Game On we're pleased to be joined by the RIFT Team from Trion Worlds to talk about the upcoming expansion, Nightmare Tide. Guests include Executive Producer, Bill Fisher, Lead Content Designer, Mike Daugherty, and Community Manager, Eric “Ocho” Cleaver to talk about just what players can expect in RIFT 3.0!
Mon, 23 Jun 2014 16:02:34 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com! This week we're pleased to be joined by David Brevik, President and CEO of Gazillion Entertainment, makers of Marvel Heroes. David joins us to talk about Marvel Heroes 2015, the successes, renovations, and new additions of the past year, and just how Gazillion is introducing raiding to the action RPG genre. This is an episode you won't want to miss! If you like the show, please support us with a 5-star iTunes review to help other gamers find the show. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000
Chris and Jessica sit down with Jeremy Gaffney, Executive Producer for Carbine Studios, the developers of WildStar. Together they talk about the game's launch and reception so far, the vision behind "hardcore" raids (and hardcore housing), and why new players shouldn't be afraid of the telegraph combat system. Jeremy also gives a few hints about what we can expect in the next content patch. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Tue, 03 Jun 2014 16:44:15 +0000
Chris is back this week, and he and Jessica are joined by their friend Casey Tigue, AKA @The_Wizfish to talk about their experiences in the Wildstar beta and headstart weekend. They also break down the week's news, including the conclusion of Azeroth Choppers, Ubisoft PR's bomb scare, the closing of Mythic studios, and more. This is an episode you won't want to miss! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sun, 25 May 2014 00:56:31 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com. This week Jessica is joined by Tzufit from the Justice Points podcast and Moxie & Moonshine WildStar blog. We're talking about the troubles with WildStar's name reservation process, WoW's new Night Elf model, the Wizards of the Coast lawsuit against Cryptozoic's Hex MMOTCG, SOE's interesting marketing tactics for H1Z1, and of course looking forward to WildStar's launch in a mere two weeks. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:01:10 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com! This week Jessica is joined by Andrea Doyon, Chief Innovation Officer for Human Equasion, the company behind the new Black Watchmen ARG. We talk about what players can expect, the difficulties of running such a unusual type of game, and how folks can show their support. Find out more at http://www.mmorpg.com/pledge! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Mon, 05 May 2014 10:27:03 +0000
Welcome to this week's special episode of Game On! With Elder Scrolls Online just reaching its first month-iversary, we sat down with Creative Director Paul Sage. Launch has seen its ups and downs and we tackle them head on before looking forward to Craglorn, the Dark Brotherhood, the upcoming justice system, and whole slew of questions directly from the playerbase. This is an episode you won't want to miss! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:40:25 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com! This week we’re pleased to be joined by Belghast of the Tales of the Aggronaut blog and Aggrochat podcast. Together, we break down how ESO earns its subscription and gives other MMOs a run for their money, especially with an excellent dungeon system. We also discuss SOE’s H1Z1, World of Darkness’ cancellation, LotRO’s new class, and Liore’s reflections on the ArcheAge alpha (!!). We welcome your 5-star iTunes reviews! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:11:34 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On, your aural fix for your MMO needs. Chris returns this week and he and Jessica break down the week’s biggest news: Landmark drops the EverQuest brand, Elder Scrolls launching on the right foot, Ents invading Lord of the Rings Online, and a Guild Wars 2 feature pack just over the horizon. Later, the hosts talk about the Facebook buyout of Oculus Rift and the potentious (far off) future for virtual reality an MMOs. Remember! Send in your questions for an upcoming MAILBAG episode! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Sat, 22 Mar 2014 15:46:30 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com! This week Jessica sits down with Syl of the MMO Gypsy blog and Battle Bards podcast. In the news for this episode are WildStar's pre-order and launch date announcement (and our first opinions of the game), LotRO's surprising news that a new class is on the way, WoW's pre-order offer for Warlords of Draenor and possible plans for flying mounts in the expansion, and Everquest's big 15th birthday bash. And congratulations to usual co-host Chris and his family on the arrival of their new baby boy! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:40:29 +0000
Welcome back to Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we’re honored to be joined by Brad McQuaid, the Chief Creative Officer for Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen and Founder of Visionary Realms studios! You may also know him as one of the original creators of EverQuest and Vanguard: Saga of Heroes. Following the conclusion of the game’s Kickstarter, we sit down to talk about what happened, where the game is at, and what’s in store for the future. In the words of Brad, the end of the Kickstarter is not the end of Pantheon. It’s a new beginning.
Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:37:12 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On with MMORPG.com! Chris is out again, so Jessica sits down with Teppotastic of the MMOsketeers podcast. This week the hosts breakdown the layoffs at Turbine, RIFT's patch 2.6 and the cheers and jeers it has received, SWTOR's 2014 roadmap, and NCSoft's Q4 financials. Rounding things out, they take on John Smedley's new blog and SOE's renewed emphasis on the sandbox. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:35:04 +0000
Welcome to another week of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. Chris is out this week, so Jessica takes the show on a new adventure with guest host, Jacob, of the That Angry Dwarf MMO blog. They talk about the exciting Wildstar news, SOE’s newfound talkative ways, and the press NDA drop for The Elder Scrolls Online. Our own Bill Murphy took the game for a spin and shared his thoughts for our hosts to mull over. Later in the show they talk WoW subscriptions and MMO monuments before breaking down CCP’s Oculus-exclusive Valkyrie! Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro.
Wed, 05 Feb 2014 20:21:45 +0000
Welcome to episode two of the new era of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! Or 35, if you’re counting. This week we talk about the SOE closures and hints at the future, EVE’s biggest battle, the Elder Scrolls Collector’s Edition controversy, and Everquest Next: Landmark’s new alpha. Also, Funcom was raided. How crazy is that? In the second half we sit down with Hex composer Michael Gordon Shapiro for an excellent interview about all things game music. Thank you to Mike for joining us and to Syl of MMO Gypsy for providing some of the questions!
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 17:30:00 +0000
Welcome to the first episode of Game On in 2014! After a short break, we are happy to announce that we are relaunching and rebooting the show with a totally new format, bringing you the latest news, straight from the week’s presses. Game On is your premiere destination for MMO news and discussion on the go, plus a regular dose of developer interviews! Adam is out this week, so join Chris and Liore as they ring in the new year and a new era of Game On. Music by Michael Gordon Shapiro
Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:54:14 +0000
Welcome back to our year-end episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition, this time joined by returning guest, Syl, of MMO Gypsy. This week we reflect on 2013 in games and what made the year stand out to us. In the second half we reveal our games of the year in MMOs and out! Thank you all for making this podcast a success and letting us do what we love. If you enjoy the show, please remember that 5-star iTunes reviews make great Christmas presents! Enjoy the holiday!
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 12:30:00 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we're joined by noted game developer and CEO of Trion Worlds, Scott Hartsman. Join us for a half an hour as we discuss RIFT, ArcheAge, Trove, and Defiance. Remember, if you enjoy the show and would like to see more interviews such as this one, consider leaving us a 5-star iTunes review. Interview questions and emails accepted by email or Twitter: @GameByNight, @FerrelES, @Liores.
Fri, 13 Dec 2013 15:52:53 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we’re pleased to announce that Jessica “Liore” Cook will be joining us as a regular host! Please give her a warm welcome and follow her on Twitter @Liores! On this episode we talk about Wildstar’s new classes and what constitutes a good value in gaming these days. Thank you to Syl of MMO Gypsy for the topic suggestion. Remember, if you like the show, please consider leaving us a 5-star iTunes review to help others find us!
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 20:14:00 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. This week we're
joined again by Liore of the Cat Context podcast to talk about Trove and Everquest Next: Landmark. Should players be able to buy into alphas? And what's up with these $2500 pre-purchase packs?! Adam also regales us with his story about bringing X-Wing miniatures into a bar! Remember to listen after the show for a bonus segment.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 02:12:07 +0000
Welcome back to another edition of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week, we’re excited to bring all the latest news on World of Warcraft’s upcoming expansion, Warlords of Draenor. Chris finds himself shockingly excited and ready to resubscribe! In the second half we talk about RIFT’s latest update, Song of Dreams. This show is packed! Remember to leave a 5-star iTunes review and let us know what you think in the comments!
Wed, 06 Nov 2013 13:09:00 +0000
Welcome back to another edition of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. After a couple weeks away, Chris and Adam are reunite to break down the recent events in the world of MMOs: Blizzard trademarks "Warlords of Draenor", Helms Deep NDA gets lifted, and Warhammer Online goes F2P before the shutdown. They also talk about Call of Duty and why you should avoid it like the plague.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:24:00 +0000
Welcome back to another week of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. We have an extra special episode for you today as we were joined last week by the producers of the EverQuest franchise. From the early roots of EQ1 to the open doors of EQ2 and the high aspirations of EverQuest Next and Landmark, this is an episode filled with Norrathian goodness. It is an episode not to be missed! Remember, if you like the show, please consider leaving us a 5-star iTunes review to help other listeners find us. Enjoy the podcast!
Thu, 10 Oct 2013 11:35:54 +0000
Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition is back. On this show, Chris and Adam sit down to ponder what it means to be an MMORPG. What does it take to be truly massive? In the second half of the episode the pair looks at the situation with Lord of the Rings Online. Is Free to Play still working well? What is up with the license? Sit down, put your headphones on, and listen to Game On!
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:01:51 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. This week, Chris and Adam sit down to talk about the closure of Warhammer: Age of Reckoning. They remember its path to release and eventual fall from grace with all the ups and downs of an old friendship. In the second half of the show, they talk about the closure of Diablo 3’s auction house and ask: why six months? Remember to send in your emails, tweets, and iTunes reviews!
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:48:26 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week Adam and Dr. Klassi combine forces to interview Jeff King of the All Us Geeks network. They talk all things crowdfunding and table top this week, so settle in for this unplugged edition of the podcast. Remember, leave a 5-star written iTunes review for your chance to win some great EA games!
Mon, 09 Sep 2013 13:57:46 +0000
Welcome back to Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. This week we’re honored to be join by Genese Davis, author of Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG staffer, and all around great person. We talk books, MMOs, and conventions before getting into the week in FFXIV. Which means, of course, we have to talk botched launches. Reminder: we’re running another iTunes 5-star giveaway through the month of September with some great EA games as prizes. Tune into the end of the show for details!
Mon, 26 Aug 2013 19:02:03 +0000
After a week off, the podcast returns, this time with Chris and a LIVE Dr. Klassi. This week we talk about Wildstar, The Elder Scrolls Online, and FFXIV going with the subscription business model. Are they dooming themselves already or is the subscription model on its return? Later in the show we talk about Blizzard’s interview retrospective on Mists of Pandaria and how the “Blizzard knows best” philosophy bit them yet again.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 21:08:28 +0000
Welcome back to another week of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we’re pleased to be joined by Rob Roberts, host of the Horde House and Orange Lounge Radio Podcasts. We talk about the state of WoW from an insider’s perspective, his unbridled excitement for FFXIV, and the return of Scott Hartsman to Trion Worlds. If you enjoy the show, please consider leaving us a 5-star iTunes review!
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:59:19 +0000
Two episodes in one week?! Your eyes don’t deceive you! After discussing the upcoming sandbox MMO Revival on Episode 18, Chris and Adam sat down with the game’s creative director to discuss what Illfonic has planned for Karma, Live Storytelling, and a world built to be shaped by the players. Remember, if you enjoy the podcast, you can help its producers by leaving us a 5-star iTunes review!
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 09:22:02 +0000
Welcome back to Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! We’re pleased to bring you a special episode focused entirely on EverQuest Next. Adam and Chris have a long history with the franchise and are excited to break down just what’s in store. If you’re interested in the future of MMOs, this is an episode you can’t afford to miss. Remember, if you enjoy the podcast, you can help its producers by leaving us a 5-star iTunes review!
Mon, 29 Jul 2013 13:05:00 +0000
Welcome back to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week Chris and Adam break down the coming-to-the-West MMO, ArcheAge and what excites them about it. We also talk a little Havok & Hijinks and MMORPGs upcoming interview with Illfonic about the recently revealed, Revival. Participate by sending us an email at the address below or by leaving a 5-star iTunes review!
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:47:48 +0000
Welcome to another edition of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. This week we talk about the recent expansions to the WoW pet store. Is it harmless or, as the hosts question, plagued by poor design? Later we discuss how WoW became successful in the first place and question whether a successor could ever do the same. We also talk tabletop with Pandemic. If you like the show, please consider leaving us a 5-star iTunes review to spread the word!
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 17:54:00 +0000
Welcome back to Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we're joined by the Creative Director on RIFT, Mr. Bill “Daglar” Fisher, for an open discussion of the game's F2P future. We pull from reader submitted questions to talk about version 3.0, souls, PvP, conquest, player-made warfronts, dimensions, the Storm Legion leveling experience, F2P success, and much more. Thanks to the readers for submitting their inquiries and to Bill for answering them!
Mon, 08 Jul 2013 12:18:03 +0000
Welcome back to another week of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! Adam and Chris go solo this week and talk all about FFXIV: A Realm Reborn. Later in the episode, they take on Mark Kern’s recent blog topic (“Up to 90% of MMO Real Estate Wasted”). If you enjoy the podcast, please consider leaving us a 5-star iTunes review!
Tue, 02 Jul 2013 13:00:00 +0000
This week we sit down for an in-depth interview with Chris Whiteside of ArenaNet. We talk about the upcoming Bazaar of the Four Winds update, living story, and go deep into questions submitted by the community: new players, temporary events, town clothes, the home instance, balancing, personal story, itemization, esports and so much more. Thank you to Ravious, Bhagpuss, Hunter, and Syl for their questions and Chris for answering them!
Mon, 24 Jun 2013 11:31:47 +0000
Another week and another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! On this episode Dr. Klassi fills in for Chris and he discusses Ultima Online with Adam. Are you curious about this aging title? Drop in and listen as the pair explain how the sandbox and skill-based systems work. They also discuss various Kickstarter projects that they're looking forward to.
Follow the hosts on Twitter! Chris is @gamebynight and Adam is @FerrelES.
Tue, 18 Jun 2013 13:12:11 +0000
Welcome to the post-E3 show! This week we’re joined by Syl of the MMO Gypsy blog and Battle Bards podcast to talk about the PS4 and Xbox One, the (bright?) future of console MMOs, and last week’s Dragon Bash event in Guild Wars 2. Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter: Chris - @gamebynight, Adam - @FerrelES.
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:51:46 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we try our first every vidcast! Audio-only here. We also sit down with David Brevik of Gazillion Entertainment to talk about the past, present, and future of Marvel Heroes, We also chat about his history as a developer and founder of Blizzard North.
Editor’s Note: This was an interesting episode for a number of reasons but mainly technical difficulties. As a result, I (Chris) was not able to view the chatroom or any of my prep materials when interviewing David. Consequently, a lot of the depth we had planned in pre-production was lost. The interview and larger show came out very good regardless but we’ll be bringing a second computer in next week to ensure we can have the audience interaction and deep questions you want answers to. Cheers!
Mon, 03 Jun 2013 18:09:27 +0000
Welcome to Episode 10! This week we learn that Adam and Patrick are still playing Ultima Online and enjoying it. They are also joined by their guest Grant who is a tabletop and video game designer. Grant shares amazing insight from both areas of game development.
Mon, 27 May 2013 12:52:53 +0000
Join our hosts as they look back on 75 total episodes together, the Xbox One reveal, if you can ever go home to your first MMO, and the classic F2P vs Sub debate. Adam is also playing MMOs again! Congratulations to Defiance winner Fackster! Contact details included in the show. Thank you to all who entered!
Mon, 20 May 2013 13:49:13 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we’re joined by Liore of RIFT Junkies, the Herding Cats blog, and Cat Context podcast for our RIFT F2P Special! Each of the hosts has a long history with the game and an extensive knowledge of the community that loves it. Join us as we talk about the big announcement and what it might mean for the future of the game! Important note: Due to the early recording this week, the DEFIANCE giveaway has been extended one more week. Entries must be in by 3:30ET on 5/26.
Mon, 13 May 2013 14:05:04 +0000
Welcome to episode 07 of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we tackle the big topic of sexism in gaming, why white knighting isn't all it's cracked up to be, and how Penny Arcade's podcaster Kickstarter might just break the site. Reminder: Leave a written 5-star iTunes review for your chance to win a copy of Defiance and tune in next week to see if you've won!
Wed, 08 May 2013 10:12:52 +0000
In a rare second extra episode, announcer Patrick joins Adam once more to sit down with a pair of independent tabletop game designers. Michael Fox shares with us his experience with his new title Fox & Chicken while Mark Rivera shares a bit about the up-and-coming Luchador! Mexican Wrestling Dice. This episode was recorded and held as a special extra for our feed subscribers. Enjoy!
Mon, 06 May 2013 09:56:10 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. This week Chris and Adam are joined by Green Armadillo of the Player Versus Developer MMO blog. Together we discuss the Vanguard: Saga of Heroes and The Old Republic's free-to-play versions, the success of the Camelot Unchained's kickstarter, the launch of Neverwinter, and the FFXIV: A Realm Reborn summer release announcement.
Mon, 29 Apr 2013 10:01:14 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. Chris out this week and Adam is joined by announcer Patrick! The pair sits down with Mark Jacobs to discuss his Kickstarter project Camelot Unchained. Many interesting details about sieges, crafting, and the new building system come out.
Mon, 22 Apr 2013 17:31:10 +0000
Welcome to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition. Adam is celebrating his honeymoon this week, so Chris is joined by freelance games writer Gavin Townsley and Vagary.TV editor Jeremy Goodson to talk a more about Defiance, dig deeper into Darkfall: Unholy Wars, and break down the Elder Scrolls Online gameplay leak.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 05:00:16 +0000Welcome to another episode of Game On: ESP Edition! This week we're joined by Marc Majcher, game designer at Gizmet Gameworks. Before breaking into independent game design, Marc was a programmer at Richard Garriott's Portalarium and even Zynga! We discuss Chris' updated impressions of Defiance, the upcoming launch of Darkfall: Unholy Wars, and the questionable success of Camelot Unchained's Kickstarter. Follow the hosts on Twitter! Chris is @gamebynight and Adam is @FerrelES.[...]
Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:05:01 +0000Welcome to another episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! This week we’re pleased to be joined by Brian “Psychochild” Green of Namaste Entertainment. We talk about his company’s Storybricks platform and how it could change the face of MMORPGs forever. We also talk about last week’s launch of Defiance and World of Darkness, MMO and Tabletop! Join Adam “Ferrel” Trzonkowski (@FerrelES) and Chris “Syeric” Coke (@GameByNight) each Wednesday as they chat about MMOs with a splash of tabletop and a lighthearted twist![...]
Tue, 02 Apr 2013 19:30:00 +0000Welcome to the first episode of Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition! What is Epic Slant Press (ESP) Edition, you ask? Well, only your weekly installment of MMORPG goodness with a dash of tabletop spice, courtesy of MMORPG.com! Join veteran podcasters and MMO players, Adam “Ferrel” Trzonkowski and Chris “Syeric” Coke, as they explore the week’s hot topics with a lighthearted twist. Adam is a three-time MMO author, blogger, table top designer, and owner of Epic Slant Press LLC. Chris is a columnist for MMORPG.com, blogger, and games writer. This week we open things up with an introduction of get-to-know-ya flare before moving into the resignation of EA CEO, John Riccitiello. What lead to the downfall? SimCity for one. SWTOR for two. We chat about each and get into the nitty gritty of what went wrong with SWTOR and how F2P might be its saving grace. If they don’t be evil. Can’t be that. Lastly, we talk about National Tabletop Day! Husband’s, I hope you weighted your wives’ die, because anything less than a d20 lands you on the couch. 5-star iTunes review giveaway: We’re kicking things off with a bang! Leave a written 5-star review of the Game On iTunes feed and be entered to win a copy of A Valley Without Wind 2, Strike Suit Zero, or Magicka! Game On: Epic Slant Press Edition / Adam “Ferrel” Trzonkowski and Christopher “Syeric” Coke take you on a tour of the week’s hot topics with their unique blend of witty banter and lighthearted fun. Follow them on Twitter @FerrelES and @GameByNight.[...]
Thu, 14 Mar 2013 10:53:10 +0000
In this special edition of Game On, Managing Editor Bill Murphy chats with Blizzard and World of Warcroft's Warcraft's Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street about the recent 5.2 patch, WoW's goal to get back to the feeling of old Azeroth, and the future of the game and MMO industry as a whole.
Fri, 15 Feb 2013 20:45:00 +0000
In this week's episode of Game On, we talk with Genese Davis, author of The Holder's Dominion, an upcoming novel that aims to "bridge the gap between gamers and non-gamers." Check it out!
Tue, 12 Feb 2013 20:03:00 +0000
We recently attended a preview event for WildStar, and in this episode, Som chats with Carbine Studios' Lead Narrative Designer, Chad Moore, all about their upcoming scifi/fantasy MMORPG!
Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:37:00 +0000
Defiance is making waves with its open world, MMOTPS gameplay and tie-in with a new TV series on the Syfy channel. In this episode of Game On Extra, we talk with Nicholas Beliaeff, Trion Worlds' Senior Vice President of Development, all about their upcoming game!
Fri, 30 Nov 2012 02:03:17 +0000
Development on WildStar is in full swing, and this week, we invite Carbine Studios' Lead Narrative Designer, Chad Moore, to tell us all about their upcoming MMORPG!
Fri, 09 Nov 2012 22:02:00 +0000
Neverwinter continues to be one of our most anticipated games for 2013. Our own Garrett Fuller was at New York Comic Con last month, and caught up with Cryptic Studios' Randy Mosiondz, Content Lead, and Joe Jing, Art Lead, and Wizards of the Coast's Chris Youngs, Design Manager, Dungeons and Dragons Digital R&D, and Daniel Gelon, Senior Art Director for D&D Digital Properties. Check it out!
Fri, 26 Oct 2012 19:58:04 +0000
Zenimax Online Studios recently opened its doors for The Elder Scrolls Online previews, and our own Garrett Fuller was on site to talk with Game Director Matt Firor, Lead Gameplay Designer Nick Konkle, Creative Director Paul Sage, and Lead PvP Designer Brian Wheeler. It's a wallop of an episode, and it's all about TSO!
Wed, 17 Oct 2012 20:15:00 +0000
We recently got to check out Rift's upcoming expansion, and this week on Game On Extra, Som Pourfarzaneh chats with Trion Worlds' Design Director Simon Ffinch all about Storm Legion!
Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:42:00 +0000
Our own Garrett Fuller was at GDC Online this past week, and spoke with several members of ArenaNet's programming team for Guild Wars 2, including Cameron Dunn, Studio Technical Director, Braeden Shosa, Gameplay Programming Team Lead, Chad Taylor, Engine Programming Team Lead, and Stephen Clarke-Willson, Server Programming Team Lead.
Fri, 05 Oct 2012 20:54:07 +0000
Guild Wars 2 has been going strong since launch, and this week, Som Pourfarzaneh talks with Bobby Stein, Lead Writer at ArenaNet, all about writing for GW2, dialogue, VO, storytelling, in-game text, and much more!
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 19:47:16 +0000
Guild Wars 2 is here! This week, Som Pourfarzaneh talks with Jeff Grubb, Lore & Continuity Designer at ArenaNet, about the Guild Wars 2 launch, story content, lore, and much more!