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Good Company, Episode III

I keep meaning to do some form of podcast, or force someone I know that makes a podcast have me as a guest, but Good Company is as close as it gets I suppose. It’s like a podcast in video form, featuring me and Andreas (producer and camera guy at GRTV), and this time we let it run for almost 30 minutes… Might be a bit long for video, but if you tab away you can listen to us talk about Star Wars, instant action in games, more Star Wars, Skate 3 and more Star Wars.

But yeah, podcasting. Should really look into that, because babbling is fun.

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GRTV: Mass Effect 2 Review

I know I haven’t blogged in a while, but to be honest I don’t really have the time right now. Take it from me, never ever review two MMOs at the same time. Ever. I am busy trying to juggle Global Agenda (yes, I called it a MMO, sue me) with Star Trek Online, while at the same time working on our international site and GRTV. MX vs ATV: Reflex came today, so there’s that, and I still haven’t finished Mass Effect 2. I did just finish Dante’s Inferno (which I reviewed in writing), Dark Void (which I reviewed on video) and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (also reviewed in writing, with video review coming up).

Above is GRTV’s review of Mass Effect 2, as spoiler free as we could possibly make it. I thought I’d take this moment and mention, if I haven’t done so before, that the reason why all GRTV shows are in English is that we’re a pan-Scandinavian magazine that also has websites in German and English. So we’re not trying to be extra Internet-savvy by speaking English, we’re just trying to reach out to as many people as possible with the resources and manpower we have. Hope that explains it!

Too long, didn’t watch the video? Mass Effect 2 is awesome. Now if you excuse me, I’m going to crash on my couch (not “cough”, as I wrote on Twitter last night).

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My Stress, My Headache, My Love For Games

A lot of people think that all game journalists do is play games and write reviews. Reviewing is a big part of it for most of us, of course, but what people forget is that playing games can take a lot of time. For example, here’s what my current gaming schedule looks like:

Dark Void – Playing this for GRTV, not really enjoying it. I still have to spend most of tomorrow playing and taking notes. Because don’t forget, when you’re reviewing games, you have to play them no matter how much dislike them. Dark Void is OK, but imagine putting hours on hours into a game you hate. No, it’s not fun.

Napoleon: Total War – Review copy dropped in today. Embargoed, so I still have time left to really dig into it.

Star Trek Online – Head start begins this weekend. Reviewing MMOs can be the worst, have to spend a lot of time with STO in the near future. Luckily, I have a very understanding editor-in-chief who understand how these things work. Still, I am working under a deadline, just like I did with Aion. I really hope the servers are ready for the amount of players that might try to rush in next week.

Global Agenda – Head start this weekend as well. Easier to review than a “real” MMO, will still need to spend a lot of time with it. Luckily, what I’ve seen from the beta, it is a lot of fun. Team Fortress 2 with XP. Still, my beating heart. A bit worried how it all will fit together after launch, though. How does the future look for GA? Will Conquer mode work out the way Hi-Rez hope?

Global Agenda

Me and Sera from Massively tear it up in Global Agenda. We almost won the round, too. Almost.

Mass Effect 2 – The game I just want to play and play and play and play. Review is filmed at GRTV this week, I’m not the main reviewer so I don’t have to finish the game before that. For which I am thankful, since I don’t want to finish it in a long time. I want to savour every delicious moment.

Game under embargo – Review of this is already in for the magazine (we had deadline this week), but we’re filming a review this week and I need to put together a longer version of the review for the site. Embargo runs out early February. Need to take a lot more screenshots as well. Thankfully, I am enjoying the game. I count my blessings.

Then we have the games I want to play on my “spare time”, like Lord of the Rings Online (more blogging about that coming up), EVE Online (thought I’d actually join the EVE Blog Banter this time, CK is dangling prices in front of our faces), Mass Effect (yes, the first one) and Darksiders (which I need to finish). Then there’s new DLC for Dragon Age: Origins and DLC upcoming for Assassin’s Creed 2… And quarter one has just started, there is a huge amount of games coming – a whole bunch of them will end up on my desk.

I’m not complaining, I love what I do. But remember to hug your friendly neighborhood game journalist next time you see him (or her, of course! Thanks, Stargrace!).

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GRTV: Games and literature in sweet harmony

Inspired by Visceral Games’ upcoming game based on The Divine Comedy, me and Bengt took this opportunity to give EA some ideas for future projects. And I get to mention MMO blogger Tobold and give the man credit for one of the ideas. There you go!

(The last part of the show we had to take several times, since I kept breaking down laughing.)

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GRTV: Another day at the office (bloopers galore)

Everybody loves bloopers, right? The editing guys dug through the archives of the year and found a lot of them – why do so many include me? I comfort myself with the fact that this episode also feature Thomas a lot.

Peter Moore does a quick cameo and there’s also a clip from my disastrous interview with two of the guys from Mythic during Gamescom. I was asking questions about Marc Jacobs and Bioware that they did not want to answer. Sorry about that!

It’s been a fun year with GRTV, we’ll just have to see how 2010 turns out.

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GRTV: Gaming fashion, Gamereactor style

The third episode of the GRTV Christmas calendar and our own personal fashion show. We had a blast recording these, just like last year, and I guess I’ll be posting some of the episodes that I think came out the best. This one I like mostly because of the totally awesome Scribblenauts hat we found for Benke.

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GRTV: Dragon Age review

And here’s the Dragon Age review I mentioned a few days ago. Since we filmed this I’ve finished it, clocking in at 62 hours, and I’m now planning on a second playthrough with another character. I really want to see what life as an elf is like, doubt it’s a very pleasant experience.

Anyway, as most people know by now – Dragon Age: Origins is an awesome game. Pure love.

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GRTV: Torchlight review

Me and Thomas practically forced our camera guys to shoot this review of Torchlight, during which we praise it to no end. Can’t stand listening to how good a particular game is for 6 minutes? Then skip this review and go straight to Steam and buy the game.

I’ve skipped talking about the game here, it’s been doing the rounds in the blogosphere since release, but I’m glad I get to express my love for Runic Games’ Diablo-clone through video instead. Dragon Age: Origins is getting the video treatment as well and that review should be up on GRTV early next week.

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GRTV: Modern Warfare 2 review

I’ve been spending a lot of time together with Modern Warfare 2 lately, and here’s our video review – a bit late, due to members of the crew getting sick.

A rather long rant about the infamous airport level was cut out, we will be getting back to that later in a separate show. For now, I’ll just let the review and the guns do the talking.

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GRTV: Rise of the Godslayer interview

Another one of those interviews that’s been stuck in the archives – I met the guys from Funcom at Gamescom this year and had a chat about Rise of the Godslayer, which was announced on the same day as this interview was filmed.

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