Friday, October 30, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 49: David Ellis of 1Up & Video Games (Go Figure...)

This is the one before we go crazy with #50. Episode #49 is a fantastic conversation with David Ellis of 1UP.

For those that don't know, David recently took the reigns of 1UP's new podcast, 4 Guys 1UP, in the wake of Garnett Lee moving on to an opportunity with GameFly Media. Make sure you check out their show! As of writing this preview up they've only published their first episode; no time like the present to become a fan! David took some time out of his schedule to hang out and talk games and podcasting with the Kombo Breaker team.

Listen in to hear us talk about BioShock 2, Ratchet & Clank Future: A Crack in Time, Guitar Hero, Sean being awful at Modern Warfare and Matt avoiding dream-shattering defeat in the broken(?) Need for Speed: Shift.


Friday, October 23, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 48: NPD Day, Julien-K, and Uncharted 2 Soiree

We have a triple threat for you on this week's episode of Kombo Breaker. First off, Brad and Matt are joined by analyst Scott Steinberg to discuss the NPD sales numbers for September. Then we catch Brandon Belsky of the band Julien-K during a break from touring to talk about his gaming habits and the band's experience composing the soundtrack for the Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen video game. Finally, Kombo's own Eric Frederiksen joins the fun to discuss the fun times and technical marvels that make up developer Naughty Dog's latest PlayStation 3 adventure, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. There's something for everyone in this week's show.

Take note, Halo 3: ODST fanatics. Kombo and Julien-K are teaming up for a special Gamer Night in which all of you out there can have a crack at playing against Brandon Belsky and any other members of the band that may show up via Xbox Live. Listen to the show for all of the details including the date and times. Meanwhile, we want to hear from you! Send us your comments about the show to or hit us via our Twitter account at @KomboBreaker. Until next time...


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 47: Phil Kollar and Dave Rudden Join Us

We're all acutely aware of how often the landscape of gaming journalism changes, evolves, and sometimes it even starts to erode. We're fortunate to have a couple guys in a much better position to talk about the subject join us this week. Phillip Kollar, associate editor at Game Informer and former editor at 1Up sits in, along with Dave Rudden, News Editor at longstanding gaming journalism staple, GamePro.

What does the future look like, especially for two of the last-standing print magazines for the gaming industry? Check out another awesome episode of Kombo Breaker.


Saturday, October 10, 2009

Kombo Breaker - Episode 46: Tony Hawk: Ride!

How about this time we talk about Tony Hawk: Ride? Okay, we weren't really asking... we're telling you. Kombo Breaker is back from two weeks in the nether to give you an interview with Josh Tsui, President of Robomodo. Robomodo, if you didn't know, is the developer behind Activision's Tony Hawk: Ride.

Josh talked at length about the Tony Hawk: Ride skateboard, the need to refresh an old series and one of the office folk that can't help but stand on the board whilst posing like he has little T-Rex arms. Which is more shocking, that image or the length of that last run-on sentence? You decide!

Join us for another episode of Kombo Breaker. The audio gets a little scratchy at times, but those interested in Tony Hawk: Ride need to listen.