The Stupid Gamer Podcast #32 – I hate Skype

Well, we recorded a show, and it was actually pretty good, but it looks like technical issues are going to kill this one. Upon started the post production, I found that there were some recording issues that couldn’t be resolved in the post process. Should I ever get this to sound at least presentable, I may release it as a sort of lost episode. For now, you’ll just have to wait until later this week when we record again.


Sorry, everybody…

The Stupid Gamer Podcast #31

We’re back and we’re talking NPDs, news, Lost, and just how cheesy the Street Fighter IV intro theme is. It’s been a while, so have some patience as we find our groove again amid severe colds, call disconnects, and the end of a very long work week. Here are the show notes.

Discussion Topic – DLC: What’s good about it, what’s terribly wrong, how does it tie into the used game market?

  • What we’ve been playing
  • More off-topic jibberish
  • Stay tuned for the full intro to Street Fighter IV in all its cheesy glory!

Enjoy the show!


No podcast this week, intermittent downtime explained

First of all, there won’t be a podcast this week because I’ve not been able to sleep the past 4 nights due to a terrible toothache (broken tooth, now infected), and I’m barely getting through my work days, let alone having the time to put together a show. Sorry to both of you listeners out there.

Secondly, some of you have probably noticed that the site has been going down for 10-20 minute periods lately, with some lasting up to an hour or two. Well, it appears that our site is outgrowing it’s humble hosting environment and we’ll probably have to find a more robust and reliable option soon. This is both good news and bad news. The good news is that we’re obviously getting a lot more readers, but it’s bad because it’s obviously going to cost us more, and we don’t make enough on ads to offset that cost. Heck, we don’t make anything on ads, they just look cool over there. So until these downtimes become more of an issue, we’ll just deal with them, but we’re aware we’ll need to make a move eventually.

Thanks, for the continued support, and look for a new podcast next week. For now, I suggest catching RebelFM and the Giant Bombcast.

Shane Bettenhausen is the new shot caller at Ignition Entertainment

While it’s a major bummer to see such a great personality and such a deeply opinionated journalist leave the gaming journalism industry, it’s encouraging to see one of the most popular former 1up staffers land such a big job. Shane’s official job title at Ignition is Director of Business Development; which means that Shane is going to be making the decisions on what games the publisher should publish and which games they should pass on. If you want to hear Shane talking about his new job, give Rebel FM a listen. Shane makes the announcement on episode 2, right around the 20-21 minute mark.


Download the Rebel FM episode #2 podcast, right here: Click to download.

The Stupid Gamer Podcast #29 – Recession Proof?

Miguel had connection issues and Stephen is deep in hiding from his hallucinations brought on by post-surgery medication, so Brad and I handle this episode ourselves. Hopefully soon all four of us will be on at once. Here are the show notes:

  • Metal Gear to 360?
  • PlayStation Home beta live, with issues
  • Dragon Quest X coming to Wii
  • UGO in talks to buy 1up, EGM not included in the deal
  • EA, Sony, Midway, and tons of small devs going through layoffs, more to come — EA cancels plans to open new studio
  • Skate 2 logo creator
  • Gears of War 2 surpasses 3 million in sales. Curse those second hand dealers!
  • CoinOpSpace – Community created with Ning, doing well, arcade dedicated
  • NPD reactions
  • Recession hitting the gaming market
  • What we’ve been playing


Direct link to the show – The Stupid Gamer Podcast #29 – Recession Proof?


The Stupid Gamer Podcast #28 – PS3 the “next” GameCube?

  • Snacks
  • Personal news and notes…WELCOME BACK MIGGY!
  • News
  • Xbox 360 outsells the PS3 3:1 on Black Friday, 360 has record month in Europe
  • GTA IV for PC out
  • Azure palace on LittleBigPlanet getting pulled
  • PS3 becoming a GameCube?
  • What we’ve been playing
  • Close show
  • Stay tuned for bonus content after! You don’t want to miss this bit…

The Stupid Gamer Podcast #27 – Stephen is Back!

The Stupid Gamer Podcast #27 – Stephen is Back!

After months of spending time in and out of the hospital with surgeries, check-ups, and requests for sponge baths from Sergei, his Russian-born nurse, Stephen is back on the show. We discuss things of minor importance, and we do it with a smile. Yes, we’re just so happy to bring you the finest in podcast enterainment. Here are the notes.

  • Snacks
  • Gamestop’s response to Mike Capps’ claim that the secondhand market needs to be crushed
  • A bit more talk about cheating
  • Black Friday deals and survival tips
  • What we’ve been playing
  • A little tomfoolery
  • Length: 44:32
Note: Before we started recording the show Stephen shared some priceless stories with us. If I still have the audio logs of that, we may need to make them available to the public. Or maybe we won’t, it might be for the better.

The Stupid Gamer Podcast #26 – Dirty Rotten Cheaters

The Stupid Gamer Podcast #26 – Dirty Rotten Cheaters

Brad and I are here again this week to discuss a variety of topics, including the New Xbox Experience, cheaters online, and various other goodies. Stay tuned fellas, because sooner than later some familiar facers, er, voices will be back on the show! Here are the notes for this week.

  • Snacks
  • The New Xbox Experience
  • Installing games to your 360
  • Cleaning up space on your 360 hard drive
  • Boom Blox sequel, Street Figher HD release, and Half-Life 1 for less than a dollar
  • Cheaters in online gaming, fair exploits, or dirty tactics?
  • What we’ve been playing
  • NPD reactions
Ok, so for some reason our player isn’t showing, so use the download link at the top of the post until I get things worked out. Sometimes I hate WordPress…

The Stupid Gamer Podcast #25 – Used For a Small Discount

Much like last week, news is scarce, but there are a few things worth talking about as Brad prepares for the World of Warcraft expansion and I keep plugging away at my stack of review games. Here are the show notes:

  • Snacks
  • World of Warcraft expansion
  • Microsoft dropping the banhammer
  • Michael Capps wants to put an end to secondhand sales
  • What we’ve been playing

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