July 19th 2009 11:18 pm PT

Show #326: Gaming in Germany, Gears of War and ‘Splosion Man

Co-host : lollip0p
Interview: Boris Schneider-Johne (10:45 – 40:22)
Interview: Cliff Bleszinski, Gears of War July news (40:22 – 52:58)
Interview: Michael Wilford, ‘Splosion Man (52:58 – 1:05:32)

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  • juanbrbnk

    Cool and lol July 20th at the beginning

  • SOG Otacon

    Nice, Watching now…

  • Honeycut1

    What did Cliffy have to say about the Gears 2 DLC getting released earlier this week and half price?

    I would hope that for the first 24 hours of release the DLC would be at a reduced price (so that would put the rest of people on par with those who got the early unexpected treat). I doubt that would happen. Anyway, I know everyone at Epic worked hard for the DLC, but it would be cool to do something like that for the fans who weren’t up in the wee hours of the morning to get the DLC.

  • Snake eyes 211

    Gears 2 DLC getting released earlier this week and half price?
    no good man

  • GuZ1977

    Well it is July 20th here in Sweden ;)

  • Snake eyes 211

    what up honeycut1

  • Snake eyes 211

    I think It’s very wrong that the gears dark corners map pack was released on friday. The worst of it all is that it was priced at 800 m.s. points. I’m wondering how does Microsoft feel about that and do they plan to do anything about it?

  • lollip0p

    I hope you enjoyed the show! :)

  • Tjoeb123

    Where did you go, e? And why no Name the Game/etc.?

  • technofranki

    Will download the show now. And in some part of the World, it’s already July 20th, which also is the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 – http://blog.technofranki.net/2009/07/20/40th-anniversary-of-apollo-11/

  • a peeking duck

    The schwartz is with lollip0p :3

  • Atomicow

    I like how you used the achievement noise when Cliff cursed.

  • a peeking duck

    Aaaand another Deal of the week people will be angry about.

  • rabid panda247

    Sweet, ‘Splosion Man first game to unlock Avatar items, wonder what it is?

  • oCORYo

    I cant wait for the August update!!!!

  • davidkenobi

    not that I do not like E but lollip0p brings a very nice touch :)

  • Anonymous

    downloading now, but really enjoyed the last interview with boris you had on so looking forward to this one

    shame no e but good to have lollipop in – is it just me or does she have a real nice soothing voice?

  • Shadowed Ghost

    This ought to make my work day a bit shorter :)

  • Jay ITFC

    “shame no e but good to have lollipop in – is it just me or does she have a real nice soothing voice?”

    Yeah your right, like she’s sucking on a……


  • c333kay

    Always great to hear lollip0p’s voice! :)

    Downloading now…

  • Snake eyes 211

    great to hear lollip0p on the show awesome

  • bourkey222

    Nice listening now :)

  • Radical R

    it is july 20th! :) (but not a sunday) also you spelt begining wrong! :D


    what is july 20th for

  • IconicSoulJA

    Major, really didn’t realize the topless painted women in the Video Game Awards when Samuel L. Jackson hosted?

  • bourkey222

    Major where is the `splosion man staue picture?

  • DeviousChainsaw

    Hey Major, you missed some language to edit that CliffyB used. Let’s see if you can find it :)

  • GoobTuff

    So did he say that we’d get an Avatar accessory in the trial of ‘Splosion man?

  • Yukon Cornelius

    Link to NeoGAF thread mentioned by Cliffy:

  • utingme

    lol I love the “bonus feature” – lollip0p is my hero! well, heroine. can’t wait for comic-con, Major!

  • BrooksterMax

    Call me old skool I am still coming to terms with women in the games industry :)

    Only kidding, good job all and lollipop. Well worth a listen as always.

    Great story about Monkey Island and the German translation, fascinating insight into things.

    Is this the end of “E” as a co-host, after last weeks Jingle for Xbox 101 not mentioning “e” only Major, I think the plan is being executed!

  • UtahOSB

    One more ding about EPIC releasing a “complete” set of maps for 1600MP. For those of us who have played and previously purchased those map packs this is a HUGE stick in the eye. Why punish the loyal players?? I guess we’ll see on the 28th but for those of us who have been playing the game this really sucks. The XP in Horde is awesome and finally gives me a reason to convince some friends to play through on Hardcore or Insane.