Friday, March 27, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 21: Guitar Heros & Gromits

Hey guys, change of plans this week! GDC has turned everyone's schedule upside down and with Brad out covering the event and Joey's wedding imminently approaching, We opted for a leaner Kombo Breaker. That isn't to say this isn't a must listen episode!

We had the pleasure of talking to the developers of Guitar Hero: Metallica and Wallace & Gromit's new episodic game. The interviews are filled to the brim with info and were a blast to do. Since this is the lite version, we are without show notes this week. Enjoy!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Kombo Breaker @ GDC - Episode 2: Infamous?

Sean and Casey are joined by our head of editorials Brad Hildebrand and news guy Jonny Hechema for a quick and dirty rundown of what was expected at day 2 of GDC.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kombo Breaker @ GDC - Episode 1: The iFuture of iPhone iGaming

Sean O' Neill and Casey Ayers bring you special edition of Kombo Breaker straight from the Game Developer's Conference (GDC). Listen in as Sean and Casey tackle iPhone gaming and how it's rocked the handheld world already, and what the future may hold for it. This is one special edition of Kombo Breaker you won't want to miss.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 20: WRECKING BALL!

Kombo Breaker Episode #20 has arrived. This week Paul Edwards, Lead Designer for THQ's soon-to-be-released Legends of Wrestlemania (360, PS3), joined us to talk about the game as well as his previous life as a strategy guide author. Brad grosses us all out with tales of LittleBigGenitalia and Joey continues to game in spite of his impending wedding day. We also scour over several upcoming games like Wheelman and Ninja Blade.



Friday, March 13, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 19: Glenn Gamble of Terminal Reality and Ghostbusters

Episode 19, awesomeness. We got together this week and were able to lock in Glenn Gamble, Senior Artist for Terminal Reality, in order to chat it up about the dev team's work on the upcoming Ghostbusters: The Video Game
. Listen up, everyone on planet Earth loves the Ghostbusters... you'd have to be absolutely nuts to disagree. With that said, you need to hit the link below and download this week's Kombo Breaker for some great discussion.

Glenn let Matt, our resident Ghostbusters fanatic, probe his mind hole for all sorts of specific information. Fans of the franchise should know, right off the bat, this game includes all sorts of neat stuff from the production of the flicks. We'll let you in on this one: Terminal Reality had access to, and included in the game, a ton of music recorded for the film but never used.

But wait, there's more! The team talked info from the week that happened. Brad went to a THQ event for Legends of Wrestlemania, Dan talks CoD: WaW, Matt talks Tomb Raider and Joey (that's me!) talks Halo Wars. Pretty much one of our favorite shows to date.

I do want to take a second out to thank the folks at Terminal Reality for committing over 3 years of their lives to such an incredible project. We here at Kombo couldn't be happier with the level of passion these folks bring to work everyday. Ghostbusters is in good hands, we promise.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 18: Gamehunters in the Wild!

Welcome back friends! Kombo Breaker continues this week with the 18th episode
behind us. You better believe it. As with the rest of our recent shows, we've managed to bring some guest action around. This time we've got the guys behind USA Today's latest endeavor into the gaming world, Mike Snider and Brett Molina. Mike and Brett formed Game Hunters, a blog dedicated to news, interviews and snippets of the industry. And it's so fresh it still has that wonderful new blog smell. We here at Kombo have to buy the silly, hangy, tree car thingies in order to get that smell. It's so......artificial.

They say they're "In search of video games and interactive awesomeness"... You be the judge. It's a great site with a solid tone and a fresh design. They've already snagged talks with Will Arnett and Neil Patrick Harris in their young 48 hours of operation. So get in there!

On the standard fare side of things, we talk the upcoming remake of A Boy and His Blob, retro games for the PSP, why Dan's a jerk and we announce what's coming next week. Next week? Next week we've got Glenn Gamble, one of the guys from Terminal Reality. Terminal reality, of course, is the house that's building Ghostbusters. Nerd-out-city...


Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 17: The One with Garnett Lee

Another episode of Kombo Breaker is here, because it's Friday. Friday, if you haven't discovered this knowledge nugget by now, is Kombo Breaker day. We've been rolling sans hiatus for about two months now, so the backlog looks all pretty and concise.

But enough about us; how about this week's show? We were fortunate enough to fall face-first into a puddle of guests! since then it's been all sorts of discussion. And this week we had Garnett Lee, Executive Producer at Don't know Garnett? Garnett writes for 1UP, but he also works specifically with a lot of the audio and video efforts for the site. His current shows include Listen UP and 1UP's Game Night.

With Garnett in our midst, we talked rice pilaf (gross), carrot cubes, the story of me (Joey) possibly selling my Wii (no, but don't get mad), the direction of gaming coverage, the gaming industry, print media and making a good show.