Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

The big one has released! That's right, Grand Theft Auto V has been unleashed upon the masses and it is good. How good you may be asking -- assuming you're not playing it that is. Well, first off you should check out my review, but then you can go and listen to this podcast for three viewpoints on all the cool and random stuff we've seen.

Before we get to GTA V however, we do have some news related to Valve's SteamOS...and news related to GTA Online. Yes, it's a GTA heavy episode, which you should accept seeing as the game has been out for only a week now.

Direct download: 66_-_Calibrating_Grand_Theft_Phlegm.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:16pm PDT

Now THIS is a podcast!

Though seriously, WTFAYNPGTAV people?! Anyways, we do appreciate you taking the time to listen, as this is arguably the best podcast we have put out to date. Justin joins Brad and I to discuss topics ranging from our Current Affairs, World of Warcraft and Brad's thoughts on improving the game, my own thoughts on the GODUS beta, Doctor Who news, and assorted stories from all of us.

Seriously, if you listen to one episode of ConCal, this is the one! Then keep listening after that, dammit!

Direct download: 65_-_Calibrating_WTFAYNPGTAV.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm PDT

This week Brad and I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Matthew Allen, the Community Manager for 22Cans, Community Manager for The Dead Hamster, and Community Contact for Lionhead Studios. For the last couple of months Brad and I have discussed the importance of what goes into making a successful game; the topic almost always falling back to how a company embraces the community. After months of discussing this, it seemed time to bring someone on to explain to us what goes into the process, and how he found himself in that career.

It's not all community relations topics though, as we pick Matthew's brain about his thoughts on companies like 22Cans and Lionhead Studios, as well as what he thinks is going on with both current and next-gen gaming.

It's a long one (so to speak), so strap yourself in (seriously, so to speak) and get ready to listen to some fun conversations on gaming.

Direct download: 64_-_Calibrating_Dead_Hamsters.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 11:58am PDT

On this week's episode of Constantly Calibrating, Brad and Josh take you down the rabbit hole of gaming news in a jumbo-ultra-mega-sized edition of Constantly Calibrating. In actuality it's only an additional 30 minutes, but how often does one get to use jumbo-ultra-mega-sized in polite conversation?

This week we discuss the 2DS, Wii U Price Drop, the concept of subscription models, and Xbox One news. Also, there is super excitement about Dragon Age Keep, as it answers a question Josh had asked early in the summer. Finally, there are tales a plenty as Josh regales Brad (and you) with experiences at the GameStop EXPO last week. Find out his thoughts on the Xbox One, PS4, and more in this week's episode!

Direct download: 63_-_Calibrating_GameStop_EXPO.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 2:32pm PDT