Mon, 7 May 2007
The title of this episode is a choice piece of advice on how to get into the industry from this week's special guest, 1UP.com's Patrick Klepek. If you've always wondered how to get your foot in the door, you'll want to stick around for the last part of this episode where Patrick and co-host Greg Sewart share their stories of how they got started. (We'll get to the rest of the crew and other guests in the next few weeks.)
Two other big topics this week -- First, David Jaffe's blog blow-up against game reviewers and gaming blogs (Joystiq in particular). We discuss reviewers taking the price/distribution model of a game in mind, developers versus journalists, fixing bugs after reviews have been printed, and the importance of playing a game so reliant on the quality of the online community "in the wild." Then we switch gears a little and discuss Microsoft's new territory controls built around the Xbox Live Marketplace.
One more thing, if you've seen Spider-Man 3 or don't mind hearing spoilers, stick around after the ending theme music for 10 minutes or so of talk about the movie.
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This week's links:
Guest Patrick Klepek's blog and 1UP blog
Lord of the Rings Online
Pokemon Diamond and Pearl
The Red Star
Boom Boom Rocket
David Jaffe's blog: Comments on first Calling All Cars reviews
Joystiq on Calling All Cars delay
David Jaffe's blog: That's it for now...see you soon
Andrew Pfister's 1UP.com blog: Reviewing Reviewers of Reviews
Gamerscore blog: Xbox 360 Marketplace Territory Controls Strengthened
Gamerscore blog: More on Xbox LIVE Marketplace Content