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GamerAndy Live! Episode 82: Sex, Lies and Gamertags
Posted: 06 June 2007 11:41 PM     [ Ignore ]  
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<Edit: Fixed Direct Download Link to actually download episode 82 -Andy>
This is the show whereon we may be banned from all MS events unto enternity….


... and if we are, well, that will speak volumes about Microsoft.


It’s a veritable cornucopia of co-hosts, as Andy, Hawkes, Edie and Steve519 (from XBLRadio) initially intend to talk up this week’s gaming news but instead delve deep into what we think is a growing plague on the landscape of podcasting: Corporate Lapdoggery. Yes, this is the episode where we pretty much rip apart Microsoft’s MVP program and pretty much expect we’ll be banned from all Microsoft events from now on.


We didn’t want to do it, but it had to be done. What can I say, kids, after months and months of everyone thinking it, someone had to pipe up and say the emperor has no clothes.


Just be warned, we’ll say a lot of stuff that will make us enemies, but we believe we are firmly on the side of truth, fairness, and the open exchange of information. We believe that you should be able to trust podcasts—any podcast—as much as you trust your local newspaper. Is that too much to ask? And even though we’ll probably take a lot of heat for this, we’d rather be dead right than alive and wrong.


AND!! There’s a contest for Halo2 and Shadowrun for Vista and Stalker for the PC (XP or Vista). Just listen before the first break and the end of the show to find out how to win!


Here’s how to get the show:
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[ Edited: 07 June 2007 11:15 AM by Gamer Andy]
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Posted: 07 June 2007 12:01 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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cant wait. I think Microsoft can be mr. hyde and dr. jeckel.

[ Edited: 07 June 2007 12:08 AM by Tyeman64]
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Posted: 07 June 2007 01:02 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Posted: 07 June 2007 01:04 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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[ Edited: 07 June 2007 01:08 AM by JVB]
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Posted: 07 June 2007 02:48 AM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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I think the manual download one is ep 79.

[ Edited: 07 June 2007 02:59 AM by Robotkio]
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Posted: 07 June 2007 03:22 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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Yea lol, I was wondering why you guys were talking about God of War and the goat. Im thinking ” This news is like a month old, wtf?”

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Posted: 07 June 2007 03:47 AM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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That was a kickass and informational show good job.

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Posted: 07 June 2007 04:58 AM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Good show, now that I’ve got the right one! Concider your contest entered, good sir.

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Posted: 07 June 2007 12:21 PM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Man I can’t wait to hear this show… smile

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Posted: 07 June 2007 02:14 PM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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Good show,
  I was skeptical, but I see your point now.

I pretty much said what I wanted in the contest entrance e-mail.

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Posted: 07 June 2007 02:46 PM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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Zeouterlimits - 07 June 2007 02:14 PM

Good show,
  I was skeptical, but I see your point now.

I too converted.

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Posted: 07 June 2007 03:03 PM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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Andy what was that pocast you changed out. Hawkes wasnt on that one. Was the one you took out old or something?

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Posted: 07 June 2007 05:21 PM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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It was my bad. I was having major computer issues and did a cut and paste of the “how to get the show” part from an older post.

But I forgot to change the link from episode 79 to episode 82. So you were getting “Episode 79: Happy Goat Fun Time” before.

It’s correct now, and keep your eyes on this space and Playfeed. More on this topic is coming. We’re seriously not backing down on this.

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Posted: 07 June 2007 07:22 PM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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I mailed Andy my rambling opinion on the subject. 

As a listener (and the type of lkistener I am) it really does not affect me.  Were I a podcaster and considering myself a true journalist and not a fanboy trying to lick the corporate sack, I would probably be as fired up as you guys are.  You have very valid points.

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Posted: 07 June 2007 07:58 PM   [ # 14 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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GamerEdie - 07 June 2007 05:21 PM

It was my bad. I was having major computer issues and did a cut and paste of the “how to get the show” part from an older post.

But I forgot to change the link from episode 79 to episode 82. So you were getting “Episode 79: Happy Goat Fun Time” before.

It’s correct now, and keep your eyes on this space and Playfeed. More on this topic is coming. We’re seriously not backing down on this.

Ok thanks Edie. Cant wait for the second part. The last one was too short wink

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Posted: 07 June 2007 08:55 PM   [ # 15 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Also, I think a round of applause is needed for Hawkes and Edie’s musical debut.

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Posted: 07 June 2007 11:10 PM   [ # 16 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 16 ]  
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GamerEdie - 07 June 2007 05:21 PM

It was my bad. I was having major computer issues and did a cut and paste of the “how to get the show” part from an older post.

But I forgot to change the link from episode 79 to episode 82. So you were getting “Episode 79: Happy Goat Fun Time” before.

Thanks, Hawkes got me all piqued to listen to the show so I d/l’ed it, slammed it onto my mp3 player, and fired it up while at the gym… and no Hawkes, and an old episode, and I was like, WTF - did I just have a brain fart and download the wrong Ep?

Whew.  That clears that up now, and I’m finally d/ling the episode so I can get with the program!  smirk

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Posted: 08 June 2007 12:24 AM   [ # 17 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 17 ]  
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Well I liked the show, and I think that shows that are going to be NEWS shows need to talk about NEWS not “oh and the blah blah does this amazing thing, and can do no wrong!!!”  Yeah, well that in itself is wrong.  I like podcasting (I have done a couple with friends and I listen to a lot) but if a site or podcast, is going to call itself independent, they need to be that independent.  If a company wants to give them nice stuff, that is nice of the company, the site should not then only say good things about that company.

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Posted: 08 June 2007 01:19 AM   [ # 18 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 18 ]  
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I couldn’t agree with you guys more.  I do have to say that not all MVP’s are corporate shills.  Otherwise, you guys are spot on.

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Posted: 08 June 2007 01:47 AM   [ # 19 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 19 ]  
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i have dl’d this on itunes, and its messed up.  the itunes store lists the time of the podcasts length as 2 hrs, the downloaded file only has 1 hr and 13 min.

whats up with that?

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Posted: 08 June 2007 02:02 AM   [ # 20 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 20 ]  
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@Batkinson001 - Thats my bad, we rushed to get this up because of the editing problems (swear to god one day I won’t have to ever say those two words in the same sentence again)

I forgot to change the time of the show on the feed

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Posted: 08 June 2007 02:37 AM   [ # 21 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 21 ]  
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I’m still working my way through the ‘cast, but Edie: I’m not sure if I am kidding or not, but maybe the Joystiq’qers are waaaay hungry when they post those food pics?  cheese

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Posted: 08 June 2007 02:39 AM   [ # 22 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 22 ]  
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Great show and I agree 100%.  My displeasure was growing with them anyway and you addressed that and more.  I rambled on in my contest email but I am behind you guys.  You should see the sheep at their blog post and completely miss the point.

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Posted: 08 June 2007 11:25 PM   [ # 23 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 23 ]  
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“Download MP3 audio?” How do I find the podcast through this?

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Posted: 09 June 2007 12:03 AM   [ # 24 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 24 ]  
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The way I see it, the MVP program sounds exactly like that website that Sony made to promote the PSP (miserable failure, btw), except that they’re using real people this time, instead of a fake persona/facade on a website. Also, it’s MS instead of Sony, but that shouldn’t matter much.

Pancakes.


I’m going to have to be honest with you guys about the podcast, though; this is an important issue, and it needs to be fixed, but… maybe you didn’t have to talk about it for an entire hour and fifteen minutes. I mean, come on… Forza 2 is out! raspberry

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Posted: 09 June 2007 01:46 AM   [ # 25 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 25 ]  
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Hey, GamerEdie you have great taste in beer. I love Guinness, along with a few others. Fat Tire, Moose Drool, Sam Adams, just to name a few. Yuuuuuuuuuuuum!!! grin Thats a great way to start a pod-cast. Am I right?

No butt boys at this site!!!

Right!!!! tongue wink

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