Critical Strike 26: Frozen Bird Poop

July 20th, 2008 . by Josh

Now that E3 is out of the way, we decided to spend this episode discussing the June NPD numbers… Ok, not really. Just me and Keith on this one, Kyle lost his poor little dongle!

  • What we’ve been up to
  • VGMM winner (kinda)
  • E3 conference grading and discussion

Music in this episode: Zombies Ate My Neighbors, Chrono Trigger

Critical Strike 25: Roll that beautiful bean footage

June 30th, 2008 . by Josh

Keith now returns to us after moving and buying a special item that fills his void while Kyle remains the same and still talks over everybody. Heres what we discussed:

  • Where the hell has Keith been?
  • What we’ve been up to
  • Video game music montage
  • Josh’s problem with current generation games
  • Our E3 “predictions”

If you’d like to submit an answer for the video game music montage then head over here and private message “Josh”.

Music in this episode: MegaMan 3 (OCRemix), Bionic Commando Rearmed (buy it), Rockman X7

Critical Strike 24: The Clumsy Fat Guy

June 9th, 2008 . by Josh

Another episode and once more it’s just me and Kyle, Keith was sadly not with us since he is currently in the process of moving. Heres what we discussed:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Top 5 video game soundtracks
  • VGM challenge announced
  • Our view on hype for games
  • Kyle’s lack of picking games on his own without reviewers validating his purchase

Thanks for the continued support and iTunes reviews, keep it up. If you’d like to suggest a top 5 topic for us to discuss then please send over an email and we’ll give it a look.

Music in this episode: Castlevania Symphony of the Night, Space Invaders Extreme, Super Smash Bros. Melee, MetalStorm, The Megas

Critical Strike 23: Behold LittleBigKyle!

May 27th, 2008 . by Josh

Welcome to episode 23, in this episode it’s just me and Mr Kyle Dumond. Sadly, yes we are short one Mr Keith Harbourt but we made do anyway and Kyle really picked up the ball and ran with it. Heres what we discussed:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Josh’s hate for Mass Effect
  • Video game music challenge
  • Spiffy new LittleBigPlanet videos
  • When the hell is Kyle getting a PS3?
  • Microsoft’s lack of a dashboard update and removal of failure XBLA titles

Music in this episode: Everyday Shooter, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, The Megas

As always, please hook us up with some iTunes reviews and if you’d like to submit an answer for the video game music challenge then head over to our forums.

Critical Strike 22: Montage of the past

May 12th, 2008 . by Josh

Once more we gather to record a new episode, but this one is kind of special. This one is our one year anniversary of podcasting under the Playgasm / Critical Strike name! In this episode we discussed:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Video game music challenge
  • What do we think of our past and future hopes
  • Montage of clips from past episodes
  • Our announcement of being affiliated with Platform Nation

As always, please give us some iTunes reviews, we’d appreciate the support. Also, no Grand Theft Auto 4 was mentioned on this podcast, you’re welcome.

Special thanks: The Fanboys, Player One Podcast, GamerHusbands, The Megas, Steve519, PSH Radio

Music in this episode: MegaMan: Powered Up, F-Zero, Ghostbusters, Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 7, New Super Mario Brothers, The Last Ninja (remix), StarTropics, Goonies 2, Ultima Online, Castlevania: SOTN, Diablo, MegaMan III, The Megas – Metal Dance

If you’d like to buy The Megas cd then head over here.

Critical Strike + Platform Nation = Love

May 11th, 2008 . by Josh

That’s right folks. We here at Critical Strike have been invited to join a swell group of other podcasts known as Platform Nation.

Platform Nation is a site dedicated to gamers and podcasts. They have a great community that you can always count on to find someone to play a game with. If you ever want to know what’s going on in the game industry, then you should check out the podcasts that areĀ  affiliated with the site.

Do yourself a favor and check out Critical Strike and the other podcasts over at Platform Nation.

Anniversary Reminder

May 2nd, 2008 . by Josh

Hello faithful listeners, I’d like to take this time to remind you that we will be recording our one year anniversary show on May 11th. We’d like to have some messages from our fellow podcasters and of course our listeners.

If you’d like to take part in this, then it’s pretty simple. All you need to do is record a short message with some well wishes for us in a mp3 format then just mail it to me at cstrikepodcast[at]gmail[dot]com. Just try to do us a favor and get these to us by May 9th.

Pretty simple? Yeah and it would mean quite a bit to us so please take a few minutes out of your busy schedules and hook us up with some encouraging messages.

Critical Strike 21: Secret Confessions

April 23rd, 2008 . by Josh

At long last, we grace the world with our 21st episode! Sorry it’s late, we have some technical problems and we had to convince Kyle to actually put on some clothes.

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Critical Strike action figures
  • Josh’s Xbox 360 woes
  • Video game music challenge
  • Our gaming confessions
  • Our one year anniversary announcement

If you would like to submit a sound clip for the one year anniversary episode then you can do so by mailing it to josh[at]critical-strike[dot]org the deadline for that is May 9th.

Transition music in this episode: Gyruss, Lifeforce

Critical Strike 20: Josh is a retard

April 7th, 2008 . by Josh

Sorry we missed the release last weekend, we weren’t feeling too good so we obviously didn’t think it’d be wise to put out a show. Now we’re back with a new release. Here’s what we discussed:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Video game music montage winner announced
  • Grand Theft Auto 4 expectations, worries, Kyle’s dislike for the series
  • Some upcoming games we’re looking forward to
  • Neat little things we can do with our consoles and hand-helds

As always, thank you for listening. Please give us some iTunes reviews and enjoy the episode.

Transition music: LocoRoco, Crisis Core: Final Fantasy 7

Critical Strike 19: Strangers On The Podcast!

March 17th, 2008 . by Josh

Once more we return to the world in full affect of fail! The difference? We’re bringing down someone else with us this time, Thrillhouse17 from PSH Radio joined us to discuss:

  • What we’ve been up to
  • Top 5 underrated games
  • Video game music montage
  • Microsoft passing on Blu-Ray for the Xbox 360
  • Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix and Bionic Commando Re-Armed given the ok from Microsoft to exceed Xbox Live Arcade size limit
  • Are we for or against developers slapping a new coat of paint on classic games and releasing them on Xbox Live Arcade or Playstation Network

To submit your answer head over to our forums, register and private message Josh with your answers! Please give us some iTunes reviews or we will have to start putting Kyle back out on the street.

Transition music in this episode: Jet Set Radio Future, Bust a Groove, Sonic CD

Update 3/18/08: The video game music montage has been fixed within the episode. If you downloaded it on 3/17/08 you can redownload the episode to fix yours.

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