Podcast: Episode 56 – FIFA Street, Escape Plan and Snake Eater 3D

This was another of those weeks where we were down a cast member.

Actually, we were down two. Lewis was feeling a bit under the weather, so he ducked out first. Unfortunately Peter then had to vanish to earn some money (you probably don’t want to know how), leaving Kev and I feeling a bit lonely.

Fortunately Peter Willington, who you may know from previous podcasts or as the Handheld Editor over at Pocket Gamer, stepped up and came along for the ride. For the purposes of the podcast he asked to be called Steve though, mainly so no-one would think normal Peter had done something peculiar to his voice. We were happy to oblige.

Once we’d settled in with Steve, we took to discussing a wide variety of topics. Kev and Steve cast their eye over Escape Plan, whilst I took a peek at the FIFA Street demo. I also took a look at Shoot Many Robots, and Steve chatted about Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. Even after listening to him I’m not quite sure what it’s about. Apparently it’s sort of a book and sort of a game? I don’t know.

[drop2]Sticking with Steve, he shared his thoughts on the 3DS version of Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater; it’s safe to say he’s not all that impressed with it. Finally, I was going to talk about the comic Chew (which is very good and you should all read), but instead took us on a bizarre rambling look at Beyblade. Yes, that is a thing that actually happened.

Swerving over to the news section, we looked at the CBS buyout of Giant Bomb and debated our feelings on the matter. We also found time to talk about the latest developments in the ongoing troubles of Game, before we decided to discuss Epic’s comment that “It’s quite easy to imagine a world where iPad is more powerful than a console.”

With no Peter or Lewis this week quizzing duties fell to Kev, who came up with a fun one around movies. We also took a look at our regular questions, before finishing off by Kev reading through suggestions for a new feature.

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  • You can also tag your questions on Twitter with #tsacast and, provided you’re not on a private account, we’ll see them in our search each week. Finally, general TSA lunatic, SolidSteven, set up a questions thread in the forum.

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  1. “a little under the weather”! I was pissing out of my arse!

    • Sounds like your arse has its own weather system.

      • Todays forecast: Windy, with light showers.

      • One of Lewis’ weather reporters here during a brief stint at the BBC.

  2. …..nasty….lol

  3. ‘Steve’s MGS rant is all kinds of awesome

  4. Does Kev know about the new Naruto game at the end of the month? And will he talking about it on the podcast, with all the talk about Yu-Gi-Oh getting people to buy cards, with the new Naruto game there is a real life trading card game coming with it to get DLC and such.

    • Is that the generations one? I didn’t know it had the card-element to it, I shall research.

  5. I really don’t understand how a games reviewer can be using a SD TV. WHAT THE FUCK KRISTIAN.

  6. Another great podcast, loved Steve’s rant about MGS3 for the 3DS. Can’t beat a bit of passion. Hope he comes back for another guest spot in the future!

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