It’s our 50th show, and we’re celebrating by breaking new ground: we’ve put together videogame podcasting’s first-ever full-blown Game of the Year awards show! We got all of the biggest names in the Xbox world together under one roof for the event to accept their awards, including CliffyB, Todd Howard, Kudo Tsunoda, Major Nelson, and soooo many more.
In fact — like any real awards show — the ceremony went on for so long that we had to split the event into two parts. Part two will go live next Friday. But for now, tune in for such awards as Sports Game of the Year, the Franchise Suicide Award, the Controller-Throwing Moment of the Year, Xbox Live Arcade Game of the Year, and too many more to list!
Also, a huge thanks to our sponsor, Academy of Art University. If you’ve ever wanted to pursue a career in the videogame industry, they’re a great place to start.
Look behind you, a three-headed monkey! Ryan fulfills a fanboy dream this week by getting to interview Dominic Armato, the voice of The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition’s hero/wannabe pirate Guybrush Threepwood, as they talk up the upcoming Xbox Live Arcade remake. Dom talks about what it’s like being a voice actor, if he’s worshiped on the LucasArts campus, how his dream role came to be, if he’s ever met Monkey Island creator Ron Gilbert, and a whole lot more. It’s an interview more fun than a barrel full of…well, you know. Plus: how the digital TV switchover probably isn’t affecting you, why Activision boss Bobby Kotick is back in the news, and the Sega-spolosion on Xbox Live Arcade.
We’re back with part two of our Game of the Year awards. On the second half of the broadcast, we have Frank O’Connor and Brian Jarrard from Bungie, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon revealing the first details about the next-gen MK, more CliffyB, more Todd Howard, more Major Nelson, and MANY more, including an appearance by Scarface himself, Tony Montana. Give it a listen, and be sure to stay tuned for the hilarious outtakes at the end!