This week we discuss Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Ajguy finally gets into the CoD4 beta, while Mike beats yet another Final Fantasy. And finally, the debate of which Metroid game is the best can forever be laid to rest.
I got my token, downloaded the beta, and just played it til I reached level 11. To give you an idea of how awesome this game is, let me give you a brief rundown of the last round I played.
Team deathmatch, first to 750 (one kill is 10 points). Our team is down about 690 – 710. I just scored my fifth kill. Using the UAV I sent out, I notice that all the enemies on the map are congregating in one area. I rain down an airstrike on them. We are now up 730 – 710. I call in a helicopter, shoot a guy in the face, and as I’m lying of the floor injured and desperately firing with my pistol, the helicopter clips a guy for the win! One of the most exhilarating moments I’ve ever experienced in multiplayer gaming.
If you didn’t get in the beta, and they start taking people in via pre-orders, go pre-order the game! If my time with it tonight is any indication, this game is going to be awesome!
I just returned from a screening The King of Kong. I plan on speaking about the movie at length on this week’s show, but if you consider yourself a gamer you must see this movie. It’s in limited release, but more locations are added every week it seems. Check out the official website I linked to above to see if it’s playing near you.
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I beat Final Fantasy IV the other day, so I’ll be able to discuss it on the next podcast. I also started Final Fantasy V, so I may talk about that a bit as well.
What really excites me is that I was able to find a new copy of MegaMan Powered Up for the PSP the other day. I’ve been looking for this remake of the original MegaMan for ages, but it has eluded for almost a year. Now it is mine, and soon I will enjoy it’s robust level editor and destroy the two new robot master.
I’ve also been playing more of the Call of Duty 4 beta, which Ajguy wasn’t able to get into. He called me to cry about his lack of fortune, but I had to hang up on him. Shooting down those enemy helicopters requires concentration.
As mentioned in this week’s show, one of the Virtual Console releases on the Wii is a Turbo Graphics 16 game called Neutopia. Based on the description of the game, we found it to sound suspiciously like a certain famous Nintendo IP that features a young elf dressed in green. According to the Neutopia Wikipedia article, we’re right.
Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Exploding Barrel Podcast. For this first episode, we discuss the latest happenings out of the Leipzig Games Convention, ask what is the best FPS ever, discuss the Call of Duty 4 multiplayer beta, and A.J.’s obsessions with Xbox 360 demos. Also check out a list of all the latest downloadable games (including what appears to be a pitch perfect Zelda knock-off on the TG16) and next week’s releases.