Here are the three summary videos for Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony’s E3 2013 conferences.
The Dream Team returns for the tenth podcast, and we have seven new podcast videos to bring to you today.
We get some pre-show laughs as Emily realizes I have a haircut, we discuss a horror-centric movies store in Toronto called Eyesore Cinema and discuss the works of Stephen King. We discover a possessed Crispy Mini, and I prove to everyone why I know everything about the podcasts.
Hope you enjoy!
This was meant to be our pre-E3 podcast, but that wasn’t necessarily the case. We’ll be saving the E3 talk for our post-E3 podcast.
So in this podcast, we reiterate our Xbox One conversation from the last podcast, but get Anthony, Emily and Chris’ takes on it. We also discuss the Advance Wars series for a moment in time, and Emily and Anthony discuss one of their new favorite stores in Toronto for horror-related rentals: Eyesore Cinema. And finally, we haphazardly and in a sloppy manner announce the return of a long-abandoned series: Squadron 1337, which is based off of Halo machinima we wrote years ago, and inspired by Rooster Teeth’s Red vs Blue.
Hope you enjoy!
First podcast since February, but this is also considered an experimental podcast….and here’s why.
Back when I made the post about the future of GTA Gamers, I had mentioned how we’re going to be running highly on guest contributions. I’ve found that it gets harder to grab the same cast of familiar faces for the podcast every month back to back, and so in an effort to try and return Stardust Drive back to the forefront of GTA Gamers, we’re going to experiment with bringing in more guest hosts to round out the podcast and fill in for missing persons.
This time around, in our first iteration with the new plans, we’ve brought in former contributors Adam Pahor and David Penny to fill in for Anthony Cusimano and Chris Kuzmin for this podcast, in an effort to showcase more personalities and to change things up a bit moving forward. We’ll be playing around with a number of different podcast guest hosts, however the same four you see in the above photos from Podcast 1 will always remain the true hosts. But it’ll be an easier way to provide more content on a regular basis rather than waiting several months for another podcast to come together with the same people.
We discuss the Xbox One reveal (more like rip into it), David shares his review on the Venom comic, we discuss what Rare will potentially be bringing to E3, we discuss Iron Man 3, and as well, we discuss updates on the Perish Song movie that GTA Gamers has been focused on these past few months.
So here’s Episode 9, featuring myself, Carter Kee, Adam Pahor and David Penny. Hope you enjoy!
Let’s face it. Professional sports appear to be heavily full of testosterone a lot of the time. However, when EA dropped NHL 12 two years ago in the NHL gaming franchise, we finally saw the implementation of female players onto the ice alongside a sea of men.
There’s no doubt in my mind that the recent installment, NHL 13, is one of the largest hockey video games on the planet right now, but to widen its audience even further to include the demographic of women (yet again) is definitely a step in the right direction for sports games.
So where did this all begin? It all started with a simple e-mail.
14-year old Lexi Peters of Buffalo was frustrated with the lack of female representation in the NHL franchise. Thanks to the advice of her father, she started writing angry, demanding letters to the COO of EA Sports Peter Moore, whom eventually passed the letters on to the franchise’s executive producer David Littman.
Littman was so inspired by her request and took the letters to the production team, with this request.
“We gotta get this girl in the game, and there are probably other girls like her that want to create their own female players,” said Littman. ”Lexi may or may not ever play in the NHL. But here she gets to play in the NHL, in the virtual world. And that’s really important to us,”
From her request, two female faces were added to the create-a-player feature, one of them being Lexi’s.
And the NHL game franchise expanded even more come NHL 13, with the inclusion of two female hockey stars: Hayley Wickenheiser and Angela Ruggiero.
Wickenheiser was thrilled at the inclusion of females in hockey video games.
“The EA SPORTS NHL franchise took a big step last year by including female characters to create a more inclusive experience for female hockey fans,” said Hayley Wickenheiser. “I’m excited to be a part of NHL 13 and hope that the addition of women’s hockey legends will encourage greater participation in hockey from young women everywhere.”
I recently picked up NHL 13, and my brother and I both made fully custom teams with our own unique players, both female and male. Now for the first time since our years of NHL 99, we finally get to feel that we are actually playing with both male and female players, and not having to pretend one gender is non-existent.
NHL 13 currently has two playable professional female hockey players as well as 3 players skins (two white and one black), but chances are possibilities going forward will continue to expand and become more inclusive.
Here’s hoping for an all-female hockey team coming our way?: Perhaps Team Canada to start.
Warner Bros. Montreal decided to let loose a new teaser trailer for the upcoming Fall release of Batman: Arkham Origins.
It doesn’t show much, but rather a heated battle between Batman and assassin Deathstroke…of course with CGI graphics. Not sure how the actual boss battle will play out…but hopefully the developers won’t let us down.
Here’s the teaser: