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Good Game

Season 7 2011

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  • 30 mins
  • ABC2
  • Australia
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Good Game is a show by gamers for gamers. Each week it will be jam-packed with the latest gaming news and events, top gaming tips, reviews and interviews with game developers and the people behind the scenes. Hosted by Bajo and Hex, Good Game is filmed in the Den of Gaming; a gamers' paradise fitted out with just about every gaming device ever invented and complemented by a huge plasma screen.

7x01 Episode 01 - 08/02/2011


Good Game makes its triumphant return!! LittleBigPlanet 2, Dead Space 2 Pile of Shame: Eric Barker We ask Eric Barker of Red Faction Armageddon, what games he has sitting in his pile of shame. Developer Interview: Siobhan Reddy Studio Director of Media Molecule, Siobhan Reddy tells us about the creative process behind the development of Little Big Planet 2. What We Played Over the Break Bajo and Hex share what they got up to over the break. Stories of distant lands, real and virtual.

7x02 Episode 02 - 15/02/2011


Bajo and Hex welcome you to a gaming wonderland! Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds, Rock Band 3 Update, Back to the Future, Raskulls. Pile of Shame: Siobhan Reddy We ask game developers which games they have sitting in their pile of shame... The Game Dev Story: Halfbrick Our gift to you; A history lesson on some of the most interesting game development studios in the world.

7x03 Episode 03 - 22/02/2011


Bajo and Hex welcome you to a gaming wonderland! Test Drive Unlimited 2, Kirby's Epic Yarn, de Blob 2. The Game Dev Story: Blue Tongue Entertainment Our gift to you; A history lesson on some of the most interesting game development studios in the world. Fanboys vs. Haters We pick some of the biggest game franchises around and take a quick look at both sides of the coin, what is it the faithful fanboys hold dear and what drives the haters despair?

7x04 Episode 04 - 01/03/2011


Welcome to another episode of Good Game! Stacking, Killzone 3. Ask Good Game: Scruffy This week we give a very detailed answer to the question of Scruffy from Victoria...and that's it! Developer Interview: Richard Garriott Bajo has a chat with renowned game developer Richard "Lord British" Garriott, the father of MMOs.

7x05 Episode 05 - 08/03/2011


Welcome to another episode of Good Game! Fight Night Champion, Bulletstorm, Beyond Good and Evil HD. Ask Good Game: Sam, Billy, Max, Zombies aren't People. This week Bajo and Hex answer the questions of Sam, Billy, Max and Zombies aren't People... Deep Space Discs: Noah Kircher-Allen We asked Noah Kircher-Allen from the Skylanders development team which three game he would take with him on a deep space adventure. Pile of Shame: Anthony O'Dempsey We asked Anthony O'Dempsey of FreshTone games about what is on his pile of shame.

7x06 Episode 06 - 15/03/2011


Welcome to another episode of Good Game! Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together, Magicka, Rift. Gamer News Bajo brings us the latest news including an update on the Mortal Kombat Classification quarrel, and the potential development of a new Microsoft console... Ask Good Game: Tim and Rebecca This week Bajo and Hex answer the questions of Tim and Rebecca... Pile of Shame: Simon "Si" Barlow We ask Simon Barlow of the Motorstorm Apocalypse development team which games he has sitting atop his pile of shame.

7x07 Episode 07 - 22/03/2011


Welcome to another episode of Good Game! Yakuza 4, Dragon Age 2. Fanboys vs. Haters: Halo Wrap We tally the results and find out what you guys think of the Halo series... Backwards Compatible: BioWare We take a look at the history and accomplishments of one of the most recognisable game studios of all time, BioWare...

7x08 Episode 08 - 29/03/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers. Homefront, Shogun 2: Total War, Motorstorm Apocalypse. Permadeath We have a look at the gaming phenomenon that is Permadeath; the idea that once you're dead, you stay dead... permanently. Pile of Shame: Jeremy Greiner Jeremy Greiner of the Homefront team tells us which games are sitting atop his pile of shame.

7x09 Episode 09 - 05/04/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers. The Sims Medieval, Crysis 2. Backwards Compatible: 3D Gaming With the 3DS now on the market, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at the history of 3D in video games. 3DS Review We check out the latest handheld gadget from Nintendo; the 3DS. Fanboys vs. Haters: Final Fantasy It's time to stir the pot of passions that is Fanboys vs Haters and this week, we're talking about Final Fantasy...

7x10 Episode 10 - 12/04/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers. Shift 2: Unleashed. Tom Clancy's 3DS Round-Up We have a look at the Tom Clancy's two 3DS release titles; Spinter Cell 3D and Ghost Recon: Shadow Wars... Interview: Simon Pegg and Nick Frost When we heard that Simon Pegg and Nick Frost would be in the country to promote their latest film we thought, "could Good Game, a show all about gaming, justify an interview with them?" Well, with nerd credentials like their's... not really, but we went anyway... Feature Story: Gamification Imagine a world where everything we love about video games ends up in everyday, boring activities like brushing your teeth or washing the dishes. It's called Gamification and it's bringing gaming to real life experiences.

7x11 Episode 11 - 19/04/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers. WWE All Stars, Gray Matter. Fanboys vs. Haters: Final Fantasy Wrap We let the Fans and the Haters have their say in this Final Fantasy Fued... Pile of Shame: James McDermott We ask James McDermott of Warhammer 40K: Space Marine what he has sitting atop his Pile of Shame... Downloadable Games Round-Up We look at some of the latest downloadable game releases across the major platforms, including Battle: Los Angeles, Ghost Busters: Sanctum of Slime, Swarm and Dino D-Day...

7x12 Episode 12 - 26/04/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers. S.O.C.O.M. 4: Special Forces, The 3rd Birthday, Portal 2. Deep Space Discs: Nathan Davis We spoke to Nathan Davis of Obsidian Entertainment about which games he would take with him on a deep space adventure...

7x13 Episode 13 - 03/05/2011 - Superhero Special


Bajo and Hex have the week off and are replaced by two of the world's most beloved crime fighters, Bajman and Storm... DC Universe Online. Backwards Compatible: Superhero Games It's time to backwards compatible-ise the entire genre of super-powered superhero videogames... Who's Your Hero? - Ed Boon We asked creator of Mortal Kombat, Ed Boon, who his favourite superhero is... Feature Story: Captain Australia We tracked down real-life superhero, Captain Australia, to find out what it's like to sacrifice gaming time for fighting crime... Who's Your Hero? - Walt Williams We asked writer of Special Ops: The Line, Walt Williams, who his favourite superhero is...

7x14 Episode 14 - 10/05/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers... Thor: God of Thunder, Darkspore. My First Love: Martin Edmondson We spoke with Martin Edmondson of the 'Driver' series about his first gaming love... iOS Round-Up There are new iOS games released every day of the week, so we thought we'd do a round-up of a few recent and noteworthy games that have caught the attention of our eager fingers. First up, it's Tiny Wings. Feature Story: Tamagotchi Collector We spoke to Tamagotchi fanatic, Meg-Anne Harrop about her collection of portable pets...

7x15 Episode 15 - 17/05/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers... Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters. Fanboys vs. Haters: Legend of Zelda Wrap It's been a whole month since we prompted you to debate the merits of the Legend of Zelda series and so the time has come to distil all those pointed opinions into a fine potion of perspicacious prose. Feature Story: Fan Art We caught up with a Melbourne Curator who's taking videogame-inspired fan art to a more serious and commercial level. My First Love: Steve Gibson We spoke with Martin Edmondson of Gearbox Software about his first gaming love... iPad Round-Up It's time we did an iPad round-up. We check out Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery EP, Real Racing 2 HD and Order and Chaos Online...

7x16 Episode 16 - 24/05/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers... Brink, L.A.Noire. Feature Story: iRacing - Mitchell McLeod We all have a bit of a competitive streak when it comes to gaming, and here's someone who's making a career out of it... My First Love: Dax Ginn We spoke with Dax Ginn of Rocksteady Studios about his first gaming love...

7x17 Episode 17 - 31/05/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers... Dirt 3, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, Fallout New Vegas: Honest Hearts DLC. My First Love: Ruth Tomandl We asked Ruth Tomandl of Snowblind Studios about her first gaming love... Feature Story: Video Game Music In the 1980s and even early 90s, most videogame music was composed with simple 8-bit bloops and blops... yet the melodies were unforgettable.

7x18 Episode 18 - 07/06/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers... Conduit 2, Terraria. Ask Good Game: High Voltage, American Dad 000 and Peabody This week Bajo and Hex answer the questions of High Voltage, American Dad 000 and Peabody... Backwards Compatible: Duke Nukem With the release of Duke Nukem Forever just around the corner we thought it would be a good idea to take a look back to see how it all begun...

7x19 Episode 19 - 14/06/2011


Welcome back to Good Game, the show for gamers by gamers... Duke Nukem Forever, We Dare. Backwards Compatible: Idle Animations You ever notice what happens in those occasional moments when we put our controllers aside? Sometimes, those little dudes on the screen grasp the opportunity of our absence to remind us that maybe they have a mind of their own... My First Love: Randy Pitchford Randy Pitchford of Gearbox Software tells us about his first gaming love...

7x20 Episode 20 - 21/06/2011 - E3 Special


Gear of War 3 (Preview) Mass Effect 3 (Preview) Uncharted 3 (Preview) Batman Arkham City (Preview) PlayStation Vita (Preview) Battlefield 3 (Preview) The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Preview) E3 Press Conference Highlights Assassin's Creed Revelations (Preview) Wii U (Preview) The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Preview) Bioshock Infinite (Preview) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (Preview) Rayman Origins (Preview)

7x21 Episode 21 - 28/06/2011


Bajo and Hex are back together to review Infamous 2 and Alice: Madness Returns. Rage Gamer: Minecraft, a tale of torment and tantrums. Fanboys vs. Haters: Call of Duty Wrap Iit's time to dive into the responses to sort out the Call of Duty Fanboys from the Haters... My First Love: American McGee We asked American McGee of Spicy Horse and formerly id Software about his first gaming love...

7x22 Episode 22 - 05/07/2011


Bajo and Hex are back in action with reviews of Dungeon Siege 3 and Child of Eden. They also give a warm welcome to Good Game's new field reporter, "Goose"... My First Love: Pong Affair Kudo Tsunoda, Chris Taylor, Jason Leigh all share with us their first gaming love, Pong... Feature Story: Scores Scores... We use them every day as a means to rate everything from the latest blockbuster films to our favourite restaurants, phone apps, websites and even our friends!

7x23 Episode 23 - 12/07/2011


Bajo and Hex check out F.3.A.R., Hunted: The Demon's Forge and Ocarina of Time 3D... Feature Story: Shadowloo Showdown 2011 We sent Goose down to Melbourne to go for a few rounds with some of the world's best fighting game players... Developer Interview: Suda51 We spoke to legendary video game director Goichi "Suda51" Suda about his latest title, "Shadows of the Damned"...

7x24 Episode 24 - 19/07/2011


Bajo and Hex are backed with reviews of Trenched, Frozen Synapse and Shadows of the Damned... My First Love: Chris Rhinehart We asked Chris Rhinehart of Human Head Studios about his first gaming love... Digital Essay: Cutscenes For as long as games have been around, they've been trying to tell us stories. It's gone from dots to text to cutscenes and beyond. More and more, story is blending with gameplay.. So what will the future hold for the humble cut scene?

7x25 Episode 25 - 26/07/2011


Bajo and Hex are backed with reviews of Earth Defence Force: Insect Armageddon and Captain America: Super Solider... Fanboys vs. Haters: Gran Turismo Wrap We wrap up the feud between Gran Turismo Fanboys and Haters... iPad Round-Up With so many new games coming out on iOS we thought we should check some of them out. This round-up includes reviews of Backstab HD, The Incident and Storm in a Teacup... My First Love: Karl Stewart We asked Karl Stewart of the upcoming Tomb Raider about his first gaming love... Feature Story: Sound Designer - Mick Gordon We spoke to Australian Sound Designer Mick Gordon who makes music and sound effects for video games...

7x26 Episode 26 - 02/08/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Bastion, Call of Juarez: The Cartel and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2... My First Love: Nathan Martz We asked Nathan Martz of Double Fine about his first gaming love... Feature Story: Hardware Hacks With almost every console releasing its own form of motion controller, some of the most advanced sensor and feedback technology created is now a common find in your local gamer's living room. It's not surprising then that techies all around the world have begun to dissect this hardware and are finding new and interesting uses for it....so we caught up with some Aussies who are doing just that!

7x27 Episode 27 - 09/08/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Warhammer 40k: Kill Team and From Dust as well as checking out the latest Fallout: New Vegas DLC, Old World Blues. They also get Goose to test out his reviewing skills with A-10C Warthog. My First Love: Glen Schofield We asked the GM of Activision, Glen Schofield, about his first gaming love... Backwards Compatible: Creative Forces Most games have meticulously crafted worlds; intricately planned levels full of minute details, hand built by teams of designers. But sometimes they throw caution to the wind and let us mess around like kids in a sandbox using just a few tools, a few rules, and our imaginations... Animation: Deep Fried Angry Birds In this animation by Braydon Gifford we see what happens when the pigs call in a friend to help them take on those angry birds...

7x28 Episode 28 - 16/08/2011


Bajo and Hex are back to check out the new Dragon Age II DLC - Legacy as well as rounding up some of the latest zombie game releases... My First Love: Richard Lemarchand We asked Richard Lemarchand of Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception about his first gaming love... Zombie Round-Up We round up some of the latest Zombie game releases including Dead Horde, Trapped Dead, Dead Block and Zombie Gunship... Feature Story: Trials HD Riddle Have you ever played a game and noticed something strange, something hidden, something mysterious that made you go "hmm"?

7x29 Episode 29 - 23/08/2011


Bajo and Hex return with review of Dungeons of Dredmor and the long awaited Deus Ex: Human Revolution... Fanboys vs. Haters: WoW Wrap Alright, time to pop your bubble shields and prepare for some fire damage because we're about to dissect the results of your Fanboy and Hater rants on World of Warcraft... My First Love: Matt Armstrong We asked Matt Armstrong of Prototype 2 about his first gaming love... Feature Story: House Rules Every gamer has, at one stage or another, thrown caution to the wind and decided to play by his or her own rules. Not only is it heaps of fun but it can also add a whole new experience alongside some of your favourite games! We call these 'House rules'...

7x30 Episode 30 - 30/08/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Driver: San Francisco, E.Y.E.: Divine Cybermancy and Toy Soldiers: Cold War... Backwards Compatible: Hacking LulzSec made headlines this year for allegedly hacking Sony's PlayStation Network. Whilst this was the first major cyber attack against gaming targets, it's far from the first time gamers have had to contend with hacking... My First Love: Alex Amancio We asked Alex Amancio of Assassin's Creed: Revelations about his first gaming love...

7x31 Episode 31 - 06/09/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Dead Island and Resistance 3... My First Love: Jeff Poffenbarger We asked Jeff Poffenbarger of Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure about his first gaming love... Feature Story: Gaming Difficulty There's nothing more exciting than the first time you get your hands on a brand new game... But then, before you even get a chance to play the game you are asked one very important question, 'What difficulty do you select?'...

7x32 Episode 32 - 13/09/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Bodycount, Madden NFL 2012 and El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron... Feature Story: Gaming Therapy Gaming is sometimes associated with a variety of negative physical ailments - everything from bad posture to Deep Vein Thrombosis...

7x33 Episode 33 - 20/09/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Warhammer 40K: Space Marine and Xenoblade Chronicles... Feature Story: Counter Strike It's been almost 12 years since the release of the classic Half-Life mod, Counter Strike, but that's not to say that the game is dead and buried... My First Love: Timothy Gerritsen We spoke to Timothy Gerritsen of Bioshock Infinite about his first gaming love...

7x34 Episode 34 - 27/09/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Crimson Alliance, The Gunstringer, Rise of Nightmares and Gears of War 3... Fanboys vs. Haters: GTA Wrap Let's tackle the mound of viewer feedback that's spilled into the office since we asked for opinions on the GTA franchise... My First Love: John Paquette We asked John Paquette of Resistance 3 about his first gaming love...

7x35 Episode 35 - 04/10/2011


Bajo and Hex are back to preview the Diablo 3 Beta as well as review Rock of Ages and Dark Souls... My First Love: Huw Beynon We ask studio rep of Metro: Last Light, Huw Beynon about his first gaming love... Feature Story: Team Bondi Not long after the launch of Rockstar's hit LA Noire, the Sydney-based studio that developed the game - Team Bondi - found itself in the spotlight...but for all the wrong reasons. Field reporter Goose does some detective work.

7x36 Episode 36 - 11/10/2011


Bajo and Hex are back to chat about the Battlefield 3 Beta, Rage, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon... My First Love: Jason Vandenberg We asked Jason Vandenberg of Far Cry 3 about his first gaming love... Feature Story: Games in other Media As gamers, we know that video games have forever changed the way that humans choose to entertain themselves, but how do other mediums like film and TV perceive us? Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 vs. FIFA 12 Back in the day, Pro Evolution Soccer was considered the football game of choice, it was THE simulation. But ever since FIFA lifted its game to take top spot, the Pro Evo franchise has struggled to deliver a meaningful alternative. Has the team at Konami turned things around this year?

7x37 Episode 37 - 18/10/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Forza 4 and Batman: Arkham City and the team check out the Gold Coast games expo... My First Love: David Jaffe We asked David Jaffe of God of War about his first gaming love... Animation: Tiny Power The tantalising tale of Rick Reyes... Gold Coast Games Expo Every year, Aussie gamers have had to rely on the internet to catch up with the excitement of those big gaming expos like GamesCOM, Tokyo Game Show and E3. However last weekend up on the Gold Coast, a new Aussie games expo was open to the public for its debut - so we thought we should go check it out!

7x38 Episode 38 - 25/10/2011


Bajo and Hex are back and take some time to check out the HD releases of ICO and Shadow of the Colossus aw well as reviewing Might and Magic Heroes VI and NBA 2K12... Animation: Tiny Power Two fine, young police detectives investigate something... Feature Story: id Software id Software have been developing games for over twenty years now. Field Reporter Goose gives us a closer look at these FPS wizards... Kevin Conroy Interview and Competition Announcement We were lucky enough to catch up with the voice of Batman from both the games and the classic 90s cartoon series, Kevin Conroy. Also, we announce the Batman competition details.

7x39 Episode 39 - 01/11/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Uncharted 3 and Battlefield 3... Backwards Compatible: Bill Willliams Bill Williams was easily one of the greatest game designers who has ever lived - because he was acutely aware that he was going to die. My First Love: Peter Moore We asked Peter Moore, the COO of Electronic Arts, about his first gaming love...

7x40 Episode 40 - 08/11/2011


Bajo and Hex are get ready to review Spider-Man: Edge of Time and Saints Row: The Third... Feature Story: Unlimited Detail An Aussie company has developed new tech that might bridge that gap and completely change how video game graphics will be developed in the future. Goose takes a look.

7x41 Episode 41 - 15/11/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of Assassin's Creed: Revelations and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim... My First Love: Sefton Hill We asked Sefton Hill of Rocksteady Studios about his first gaming love... Super Mario 3D Land Nintendo's mustached mascot is back as he leaps even further into glasses free 3D with 'Super Mario 3D Land' and things have never felt O so right!

7x42 Episode 42 - 22/11/2011


Bajo and Hex are back with reviews of The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, Need for Speed: The Run and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3... My First Love: Rob Jones We asked Gameplay Director of NBA 2K12, Rob Jones about his first gaming love... Tiny Power It's art, darling...

7x43 Episode 43 - 29/11/2011 - Christmas Special


In this hour long Christmas Special, Bajo and Hex review five games, hand out the awards for 2011 and announce the winner of the Batman competition. Rayman Origins, Epoch, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, GoldenEye Reloaded... GG Awards 2011: Best Game 2011 has been a remarkable year for games, but there can be only one Game of the Year... Tiny Power Now I have a machine gun. Ho. Ho. Ho. Backwards Compatible: 2011, The Year in Review Bajo and Hex are a little preoccupied, so Goose takes a look at the year of gaming that was 2011. Bajo's Year in Review Bajo looks back on the year that was and shares his most memorable moments... In Memoriam 2011 This year, many a brave hero and courageous heroine has fallen on the bloodied road to end-game glory. It's time to honour all of those who've slipped from our gamepad-cramped grasp in 2011. Hex's Year in Review Hex takes the time to reflect on the games that stood out for her this year. Goose's Guide to Good Game Gifting If you're having trouble getting the present you want these holidays... GOOSE, has some handy tips.

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