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Preview: 1UP FM - 1UP FM's Weekly Podcast

1UP FM - 1UP FM's Weekly Podcast

Join Mike Cruz, Jade Kraus, Matt Shirk, and Travis Williams as they give you the skinny on what's going on at 1UP. Along with game discussion, the crew and their occasional guests talk about all the stories behind the stories that go up on the site.

Copyright: ℗ & © 2009 UGO Entertainment, a division of Hearst Corporation - - at1UP - 03/23/2010

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 01:00:00 PST

Pokemon fever has overtaken most of the office, what with all the fashion shows, Pokewalker mingling, and insubordinate characters; so Jade and Alan update us on what's going on in the Johto Region. And in this week's Movie Pitch, the crew take a stab at (ruining) an all-new Pokemon movie franchise.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/16/2010

Tue, 16 Mar 2010 01:00:00 PST

Be prepared for a long one (get your minds out of the gutter). Alan Johnson (GET YOUR MIND OUT OF THE GUTTER) joins the crew again for some GDC wrap-up and discussions about Mass Effect II, Final Fantasy XIII, Pokemon, ruining BioShock, Star Wars, and our new segment: Movie Pitch.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/09/2010

Tue, 09 Mar 2010 01:00:00 PST

It's GDC week in San Francisco, so with all of gaming's finest descending on the city by the bay, the at1UP crew talk about corporate tactics in the beer industry and ask the question, "How awesome is Mr. Freeze?"

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/02/2010

Tue, 02 Mar 2010 01:00:00 PST

Infinity Ward vs. Activision news occupies the first quarter of the show before we delve into the at1UP proper. 1UP's Fanfiction and The Decade That Was features get some love and the gang updates us on their gaming situations. Plus, Zombie Action News!

Media Files: - at1UP - 02/23/2010

Tue, 23 Feb 2010 01:00:00 PST

Olympic Curling and Hockey start this episode's discussion, and Tina Sanchez joins the crew to talk about her recent engagement. Also on tap: 1UP's Final Fantasy XIII Cover Story, Starcraft 2, Dragon Quest VIII, and tales of Las Vegas.

Media Files: - at1UP - 02/09/2010

Tue, 09 Feb 2010 01:00:00 PST

Reviews Editor Justin Haywald sits in with the crew this week as the not-so-secret top secret game mentioned in last week's blog is revealed. This week¹s show is very game heavy, with discussions about Mass Effect 2, BioShock 2, Dragon Quest VII, Rock Band, some free online games; also an interpretation of the DOOM theme hides somewhere in the show.

Media Files: - at1UP - 02/02/2010

Tue, 02 Feb 2010 01:00:00 PST

The show is back after an unfortunate week off that saw Mike battling the office sick cloud -- and losing. Things start with a warning about LOST and then move on to Travis and Mike's adventure with the new UGO. After that, it's all the at1UP gaming and pop culture goodness you've come to expect.

Media Files: - at1UP - 01/20/2010

Wed, 20 Jan 2010 01:00:00 PST

The crew braves the cold, rainy weather and marches into the studio to talk about 1UP's new video show, Backstage, a behind-the-scenes look with game developers. The 1UP Awards surpisingly don't cause a lot of controversy, and the gang delves into Darksiders, Raving Rabbids, and Earthbound.

Media Files: - at1UP - 01/12/2010

Tue, 12 Jan 2010 01:00:00 PST

Our first episode of 2010 sees the return of a familiar face, and the disastrous debut of a new one. The gang catch up with their holiday gaming stories (LOTRO, Darksiders, Spirit Tracks), some Avatar talk, movie 2010 vs. real 2010, and what's a Fatty Melt?

Media Files: - at1UP - 12/14/2009

Mon, 14 Dec 2009 01:00:00 PST

1UP's BioShock 2 cover story kicks off today's discussion as Travis and Mike drool over the cover artwork a little bit, Jade tells us about the choo-choo mechanics in The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and Paleolithic Bruce Wayne gets our attention in Final Notes.

Media Files: - at1UP - 12/08/2009

Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:00:00 PST

It's a jam-packed show this week as Justin Haywald joins the crew in the studio for the main show to discuss Silent Hill Shattered Memories. In the first after-show segment, Nelson Laut joins Mike to talk with Brandon and Hilary from UGO's TV podcast, Toob Tied. Finally, Mike gets on the line with's Dan Hsu discuss his team's involvment with the new EGM.

Media Files: - at1UP - 12/01/2009

Tue, 01 Dec 2009 01:00:00 PST

Mike has a gripe about PAX East and lets us all in on his complaint. The crew talk a little about the upcoming Game of the Year community poll and delve into the some sketchy practices by online social network game makers. Also: CAT GAME CAT GAME CAT GAME CAT GAME CAT GAME!!!

Media Files: - at1UP - 11/24/2009

Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:00:00 PST

Ray Barnholt hangs out in the studio to show off his new DSi XL and to talk about fine foods in beat 'em up games. The crew played New Super Mario Bros. Wii together (and are still talking to each other), so we'll find out what that was like. Finally, Planet 51 takes the hot seat in Final Notes. And by "hot," I mean "lame."

Media Files: - at1UP - 11/17/2009

Tue, 17 Nov 2009 01:00:00 PST

The seeds of the holiday season have been sewn as the crew discuss 1UP's massive Holiday Gift Guide. Games discussed include Assassin's Creed 2: Discovery for DS, Harvest Moon: Animal Parade, and some potential controversy involving Dragon Age Origins DLC. In the after-segment, Active Time Babble's Kat Bailey and Jeremy Parish join Mike in the studio to talk about their new podcast, their secret origins, and all-around gaming goodness.

Media Files: - at1UP - 11/10/2009

Tue, 11 Nov 2009 01:00:00 PST

With Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the hot topic of the day, the at1UP crew head the other direction and talk about Dragon Age: Origins, the Prince of Persia movie, New Super Mario Bros. Wii, and the Twilight Saga: New Moon trailer.

Media Files: - at1UP - 11/03/2009

Tue, 03 Nov 2009 01:00:00 PST

After trading Halloween stories, the crew settle in to talk about changes happening to the 1UP site, Travis levels up with Torchlight, Mike wrestles with creating Superstars in WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010, and Jade wraps up A Boy and His Blob. Also on tap—Dragon Age: Origins, DJ Hero, and the awesome art of Eric Tan.

Media Files: - at1UP - 10/27/2009

Tue, 27 Oct 2009 01:00:00 PST

Editorial Director Sam Kennedy joins the at1UPpers in the studio this week to talk Castlevania the Adventure Rebirth, Lego Universe, Ratchet and Clank, Critter Crunch, some TV, and Halloween costumes.

Media Files: - at1UP - 10/20/2009

Tue, 20 Oct 2009 01:00:00 PST

Thierry "Scooter" Nguyen sits in with the at1UP crew this week. His Borderlands review is the first topic of discussion, from there, Jade fills us in on how Cooking Mama 3 shapes up in the pantheon of Mama's family games. Two new 1UP Blogs get highlighted and Mike finally returns Jade's Perfect Blue DVD. In Final Notes, Venture Brothers season 4 is discussed.

Media Files: - at1UP - 10/13/2009

Tue, 13 Oct 2009 01:00:00 PST

The at1UPpers finally give the new studio a spin to discuss Tekken 6, Lucidity, Dragon Age Origins, and interview the designers of WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010.

Media Files: - at1UP - 10/06/2009

Tue, 06 Oct 2009 01:00:00 PST

Mike, Jade, and Travis are joined by editors Justin Haywald and Ray Barnholt to talk about Rocket Knight, the PSP Go, Epic Mickey, zombies, music, and comics.

Media Files: - at1UP - 09/30/2009

Wed, 30 Sep 2009 01:00:00 PST

Jade gives us the scoop on TGS, Tokyo Disney, and the Studio Ghibli Museum. Shirk drops the knowledge on the secret life of Steven Seagal and gives a little sad news at the end of the show.

Media Files: - at1UP - 09/22/2009

Tue, 22 Sep 2009 01:00:00 PST

Scooter and Tina join Mike and Travis in the studio this week to talk about: No More Heroes 2, Marvel's latest games, on-rail shooters, and more Dazzler!

Media Files: - at1UP - 09/08/2009

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 01:00:00 PST

PAX talk? Of course. Also, a discussion about Beatles Rock Band that reveals a dissenter in our midst.

Media Files: - at1UP - 09/02/2009

Wed, 02 Sep 2009 01:00:00 PST

Matt Shirk has got some opinions about Kurt Cobain being featured in Guitar Hero 5, and he let's it all out in the Cocktail Napkin segment. Also up for discussion: PAX, Death Spank, Sega Saturn, Wally Wingert, and Strange Tales.

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/26/2009

Wed, 26 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

This week the gang talk about a couple of the features on 1UP, chat a little about Metroid: Prime Trilogy, Batman: Arkham Asylum, and Smackdown vs. Raw 2010. Then things open up with talk about Forks, WA (the town from the Twilight books), hoarding and addiction, the CA State Faire, and WWE Summerslam.

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/18/2009

Tue, 18 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

Justin sits in with the crew to talk about Sony's PS3 Slim announcement, why hardcore gamers don't play Madden, and Professor Layton and the diabolical box.

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/14/2009

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

After catching an early screening of District 9, Alan Johnson joins Matt Shirk and Mike Cruz to record their early impressions of the movie.

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/11/2009

Tue, 11 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

As the crew discusses Uncharted 2, the Gameboy 20th Anniversary, and the G.I. Joe movie, Justin Haywald battles Professor Layton's diabolical box.

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/07/2009

Fri, 07 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

Holla at ya boy -- SHIRK WEEK comes to an end with a free-for-all discussion about hippies, Shark Tank, and the Police Women of Broward County.

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/05/2009

Wed, 05 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

It's at1UP Shirk Week Day Three: Hazing the Intern!

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/04/2009

Tue, 04 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

In this episode, Mike, Jade, Travis, and Matt talk about the office game giveaway and gems they've found in the free pile. In Zombie Action News, Eric Powell's The Goon is discussed along with a new MMO pitched by a 1UP user. For Final Notes: Cake Boss, Dating in the Dark, and a 1UP cocktail update.

Media Files: - at1UP - 08/03/2009

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 01:00:00 PST

It's at1UP Shirk Week! Day One's discussion focuses on Twilight and vampires.

Media Files: - at1UP - 07/29/2009

Wed, 29 July 2009 01:00:00 PST

Wilbert Mui makes his first appearance on a podcast and heads up a discussion about Comic-Con. The crew discuss's new homepage and Shirk talks about the mood in the office during the hectic launch. Also, a new contest appears and an EGM Live* reunion!

Media Files: - at1UP - 07/21/2009

Tue, 21 July 2009 01:00:00 PST

Jonathan Downin from sits in this week to talk about his site and the state of podcasting media. A Zombie News Update preempts the Cocktail Napkin as Travis gives his impressions of Dead Snow. In Final Notes: Taco Bell regrets, Catch It Keep It, and 1UPs Comic-Con MeetUP.

Media Files: - at1UP - 07/14/2009

Tue, 14 July 2009 01:00:00 PST

80s movies that need videogame sequels is the first topic of discussion. From there Travis drops the knowledge about zombie neuroscience, and Shirk's Cocktail Napkin features some Harry Potter trivia. In Final Notes, The State DVD set is mentioned and in the aftershow segment, there's a debate about Ryan Reynolds being cast as Green Lantern.

Media Files: - at1UP - 07/08/2009

Wed, 08 July 2009 01:00:00 PST

The crew reunites and is joined by 1UP Community Manager Tina Sanchez to talk about contests, Red Bull pyramids, Shirk's travels, Food Inc., Wednesday Comics, and little sister t-shirts.

Media Files: - at1UP - 06/23/2009

Tue, 23 June 2009 01:00:00 PST

MyCheats's Alan Johnson joins the crew this week to to talk about the Sims 3 Super Guide. Also on tap: kitty birthdays, Mario-themed alcoholic beverages (with taste test), and the problem with today's comics.

Media Files: - at1UP - 06/16/2009

Tue, 16 June 2009 01:00:00 PST

Justin Haywald joins the crew to discuss bounty hunters, sick-day games, Ace Attorney Investigations, naked bike riders, Project Natal, and cooking competitions.

Media Files: - at1UP - 06/11/2009

Thu, 11 June 2009 01:00:00 PST

In the first part of this special episode, the crew get together to offer up their recommendations of games, toys, and books you listeners should check out. In part two, James Mielke joins Travis, Mike, and Nelson to talk about the Milkman's future.

Media Files: - at1UP - 06/09/2009

Tue, 06 June 2009 01:00:00 PST

The crew jump back into things and discuss the bad and the ugly of E3. Shirk laments the lack of a booth babe gallery, and Tina stops by with a new contest!

Media Files: - at1UP - 05/27/2009

Wed, 27 May 2009 01:00:00 PST

Running a day late because of the Memorial Day Holiday, the at1UP crew hit the studio to discuss: Bayonetta, Punch-Out!!, shysty bartenders, and this weekend's Maker Faire. Jade Stuff makes it's triumphant return with Ms. Kraus ranting about Phoenix Wright (spoilers ahoy).

Media Files: - at1UP - 05/19/2009

Tue, 19 May 2009 01:00:00 PST

Ray Barnholt and Justin Haywald stop by to discuss who's got the more active life rhythm and throw down a challenge to Matt Shirk. Travis gives us some insight on 1UPs Heavy Rain cover story and the Cocktail Napkin highlights some of the freebies in our 101 Free Games feature.

Media Files: - at1UP - 05/12/2009

Tue, 12 May 2009 01:00:00 PST

Bitmob's Dan Hsu and Demian Linn stop by to talk about their new website. From there the discussion gets geeky with a lively talk about the latest Star Trek Movie.

Media Files: - at1UP - 05/05/2009

Tue, 05 May 2009 01:00:00 PST

There's something in the air, and it's called: FIGHTING. The gang argue their way through discussion ranging from 1UP's Blogger Contest, Phoenix Wright, the Wolverine movie, the FIGHTING movie, and various sporting events.

Media Files: - at1UP - 04/28/2009

Tue, 28 Apr 2009 01:00:00 PST

Scooter hangs out with the crew to discuss his recent European adventure. Resident Evil revisting is discussed and so is Tila Tequilla. Tila Tequilla? Yes. Tila Tequilla. Deeds, not words.

Media Files: - at1UP - 04/21/2009

Tue, 21 Apr 2009 01:00:00 PST

This week the at1UP crew talk about the FFXIII demo and reminisce a little about RPGs. Also on tap: Starcraft, Battlefield Heroes, Pitchmen, and Happy Birthday to the Gameboy!

Media Files: - at1UP - 04/14/2009

Tue, 14 Apr 2009 01:00:00 PST

Good times are had by all when 1UP users try to stump Jade, Travis, and Shirk with gaming trivia. In the Cocktail Napkin segment, Shirk demands to see your cocktail napkins, for some swag! Details on Finally Jade drops some knowledge about Final Fantasy XIII and the Cherry Blossom Festival.

Media Files: - at1UP - 04/07/2009

Tue, 07 Apr 2009 01:00:00 PST

Capes or no capes? Scooter and Mike Nelson join Mike, Jade, Travis, and Shirk to discuss: Wolverine and Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2. Also, what would it take to be a real-life vigilante, and can LARPers bring out the heroes within themselves?

Media Files: - at1UP - 04/02/2009

Thu, 02 Apr 2009 01:00:00 PST

Scott Sharkey re-hijacks at1UP for a second indie games special. This time Braid's David Hellman, Passage and Between's Jason Rohrer, and Love's Eskil Steenberg argue about design philosophy and why they work for themselves.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/31/2009

Mon, 31 Mar 2009 01:00:00 PST

Matt Leone joins the at1UP crew this week to talk about the Brutal Legend cover story. Our GDC wrap-up discussion includes Jade checking out a WoW panel and Mike griping about "The Corporate." Matt Shirk kicks off a discussion about GDC parties and Travis helps close things out with a user-suggested game.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/25/2009

Wed, 25 Mar 2009 01:00:00 PST

Refusing to be sidelined during GDC week, the crew sneak into the studio with special guest Anthony Gallegos and lay down their own thoughts about the Game Developer's Conference. On tap: Jade's GDC wishes, Travis's videogame pitch, Shirk's cocktail napkin, and Mike's latest comic book obsession.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/24/2009

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 01:00:00 PST

Scott Sharkey hijacks at1UP this week for a GDC indie games special. He's put together two segments packed with the developers who made several of the most interesting indie games out there. Don't miss this opportunity to get a glimpse into the world of indie gaming.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/17/2009

Tue, 17 Mar 2009 01:00:00 PST

While Travis is off fighting zombies, er, I mean "the infected," Mike, Jade, and Shirk welcome special guests MyCheats' Kurtis Seid and Rebel FM's Anthony Gallegos to talk about zombies. More specifically, the crew talk about the Resident Evil 5 launch party, RE5 itself, the Walking Dead graphic novels, and the band, The Zombies. Yup. It's a zombie-filled St. Patrick's Day. And speaking of St. Paddy's, Shirk discusses the best bar games to play in the cocktail napkin segment.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/10/2009

Tue, 10 Mar 2009 01:00:00 PST

This week the crew reflect on the Watchmen movie and obsess a little over Jake Gyllenhaal's possibly air-brushed abs. Also, Shirk's cocktail napkin is filled with Mike Tyson tidbits in preparation for Fight Night Round 4. Finally, Jade discovers some awesome music from an unexpected classic game. "Classic" used loosely.

Media Files: - at1UP - 03/02/2009

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 01:00:00 PST

It's only the second episode and the crew has apparently all caught the nerd flu after their Wondercon weekend. But they manage to stumble into the studio to talk about the 'con, wax nostalgic about Legends of Wrestlemania, and discuss the parallax of Madworld. Also, a contest winner is revealed along with a discussion about "pimp logic" and the upcoming Watchmen movie.

Media Files: - at1UP - 02/24/2009

Tue, 24 Feb 2009 01:00:00 PST

Join Mike Cruz, Jade Kraus, Matt Shirk, Travis Williams, and their guest Mike Nelson as they launch the new at1UP podcast by talking about Street Fighter IV, Resident Evil 5, 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand, and more.

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