In the early days of gaming, comedy played a large part in the success of many game franchises. Today it appears that publishers are staying clear of comedy in attempts to wow consumers with bleeding edge graphics and intense action.
In our "discussion" segment we ponder why publishers are choosing not to produce comedy based games, why we like comedy based games, and our belief that comedy based games could actually expand and diversify the overall gaming audience.
During our "Retro Respect" segment, we take a look back at Sierra On-Line, the company famous for producing many memorable graphical adventure games. During the segment, we discuss the history of Sierra, some of the popular series they produced, and how you can play those games today.
Our "Gaming Moments" this episode include Rockstar Table Tennis (360), Hitman: Blood Money (360), Quake 4 (360), Blazing Angels (360), Need for Speed Most Wanted (360), Dungeon Escape (Flash), and Joust (Atari ST).
In our look at the news we discuss the release of the first PSP mod chip, the GP2X handheld console, a new Indiana Jones-based adventure game, the fact that the DS Lites went on sale early, and that some people are pushing to have video games included as an Olympic sport.