Console Monster Podcast #5

Recorded on Valentine’s Day, James Woodcock rips himself away from his girlfriend and Barrie Rogers away from his never ending mistress of delight Viva Pinata and delve into the latest news regarding the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii and debate the issues.

Also featured is an interview with the Compete Blog [38:45] to discuss there post ‘Xbox 360 Wins the Holiday Battle, But Nintendo’s Wii Positioned to Win the War‘ with Max Freiert and Matt Pace.

The debate features:


Console Monster Podcast #2

cm_podcast.jpgHere is the 2nd Console Monster Podcast hosted by James Woodcock (yes that is me!). In this edition I decided to have a bit more fun with it and also created a new music theme for the show. The music is quite cheesy and has a happy spirit about it, but I really like it and hopefully the majority of listeners will as well! It was played live on a Yamaha Tyros 2 keyboard.

First of all we start with the Halo 3 Beta Competition [00:29] followed by an interview with Max Freiert [02:14] from the Compete Blog regarding the findings in his ‘Xbox 360 Launch 2.0‘ which compares how the Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 did at launch recently then finishing with a friendly debate [13:44] with Barrie Rogers and Steve Wysowski covering the following topics:

  • Steve’s Nintendo Wii first impressions
  • Graphics or artistic presentation?
  • Barrie finally comes to the HDTV world
  • James’s experience with the Xbox 360 HD DVD Drive
  • Is the Microsoft Xbox 360 coping with the launch of the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 3?
  • Xbox 360 one year later
  • Blue Dragon Rescues the Xbox 360 in Japan?
  • Barrie’s Phantasy Star Universe first impressions
  • Sonic the Hedgehog next generation disaster?
  • Barrie expresses his love for Viva Pinata
  • Is the Xbox 360 only a mature gamer console?
  • Halo 3 Trailer