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GameHounds Episode 11: Menage a Trois

Exciting week here at GameHounds central.

First, we have a multi-episode week. Not two days on the heels of the drunken debauchery of Episode 10, we bring you Episode 11: Menage a Trois.

Why name it that? Well, that’s the other good news: It’s a three-man (or woman) episode. Hawkes and Edie are joined by George Ettinger, an old friend of ours who made his name in the gaming underground with his brilliant Flowers for Jack.

This rather long-ish episode features some of the same topics from Episode 10, simply so Hawkes could weigh in, and a few new ones, including:

  • We announce the winner of our dinosaur-sound contest, who nabbed for himself a copy of Turok. Congratulations to loyal listener Alex the Deadite.
  • Hawkes and George get their chance to weigh in on Morgan Webb’s appearance on the Tyra Banks show.
  • Depsite the fact neither he nor anyone else in one in the UK media has apparently read the Byron Report on video games, Times of London columnist Giles Whittell sounded off about how video games are like “teenage pregnancy” and “heroin”: They don’t need to be understood to be hated. Lucky for us, so is ignorance.
  • Hawkes has his own interesting theory about why Microsoft zeroed-out gamerscores of Xbox users, and it’s pretty darned plausable.
  • 50 Cent II defies logic on many levels and is set for release by Vivendi. Why does the ludicrous story make us want to play it?
  • George, having been away from the podcasting world for some time, weighs in on a host of topics, including IGN vs. Game Informer, Two Worlds for PS3 cancelled, Army of Two, Smackdown vs. Raw 2008.
  • Listener’s Corner: We answer questions about our predictions for E3 and our opinions on multiplayer coming to Grand Theft Auto IV.

Bon appetite! Don’t forget to hit up our forums to sound off on what you heard, or anything else in your noggin.

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