[Special] James and Gary are joined by special guest Dr Jo Twist, CEO of UK games industry trade body UKIE. The three of them discuss the introduction of PEGI (Pan European Game Information) ratings system, which become legally enforceable in the UK today (Monday, July 30th, 2012). We ask Dr Twist what PEGI means for the industry and for gamers, how it will help protect underage gamers from inappropriate content, how listeners can help raise awareness and more.

You can find out more about PEGI and UKIE at AskAboutGames.com. Dr Jo Twist can be found on Twitter at @Doctoe.

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Direct download: GameBurst_Interview_DrJoTwist_PEGI.mp3
Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 1:00am UTC

[Special] James, Neil, Gary, Mij and Chris come to you live this week from GPLEX, the Birmingham community meet-up for fans of Gonzo Planet. This episode was recored yesterday (Saturday, July 28th) in Mij's semi-swanky executive suite. Since this was the first time we'd all been together (almost all - sorry, Andi!), we decided to try and do something a little different. Each member of the team - and our surprise guest Alex Shaw from Gonzo Planet - posed a question about gaming and the industry, and we gave ourselves just four minutes to discuss it. Enjoy!

Direct download: GameBurst_Special_LiveAtGPLEX2012.mp3
Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 1:08am UTC

[Roundtable] Following a listener suggestion, James, Andi and Chris attempt to discuss the wide world of iOS gaming, from casual hits like Angry Birds to social phenomena like Draw Something and hardcore titles such as Infinity Blade - plus all the miscellany in the middle. We also discuss what type of games we prefer, what control schemes we like, how often we use our iPhone and iPad for gaming and recommend some of the best games we've found.

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Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 1:00am UTC

[News] Mij, Chris and Andi discuss the latest gaming headlines, including: Activision's new Deadpool game, EA's ambitious upgrades to Origin, HMV's odd vision of the 3DS XL, LEGO Portal toy sets, moral choices in Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and the 60-hour Borderlands 2 campaign. We're also looking for topics for our special Four-Minute Warning show next month. If you have anything you'd like to hear us discuss, questions you'd like us to answer, send them in via email, Twitter or Facebook.

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Direct download: GameBurst_News_July22nd2012.mp3
Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 1:00am UTC

[Roundtable] Chris is joined by Gamerdork's Leah Haydu, Gonzo Planet's Sharon Shaw and Big Red Potion's Sinan Kubba to discuss the way minorities are covered in (or neglected by) video games. This includes different sexual orientations, racial minorities and even women. If you have anything to add to the discussion, but sure to email in or post on Facebook. You can also check out Chris' previous comments on homosexuality in video games at http://www.gonzoplanet.com/2012/02/13/homosexuality-in-videogames-text/

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Direct download: GB_Roundtable_-_Minorities.mp3
Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 1:00am UTC

[News] Neil, Chris and Mij discuss the latest gaming headlines including: Halo 2 Anniversary rumoured to be in development. Beatles man Sir Paul McCartney working with Bungie. Activision announces Walking Dead FPS. X Men's Michael Fassbender will star in, co-produce an Assassin's Creed movie. Microsoft finally figures out how to get a Halo movie made. Steam's summer sales list leaked. ArmA II DayZ mod gets 500,000 players. Angry Birds Trilogy heading to consoles.

Direct download: GameBurst_News_July15th2012.mp3
Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 2:33pm UTC

GameBurst Roundtable - Top 5 Games of this Generation

We have a very special Top 5 roundtable this week.

Neil, Leg, Mij and guest Tony (from Cane and Rinse) bring you their Top 5 games of this generation.

Sorry for the extra long show this week, there was a lot of great discussion and gushing, of course.

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[News] James, Gary and Andi discuss the latest gaming headlines. Sony acquires game-streaming service Gaikai. Sega announces Total War: Rome II. The European Courts make an interesting new ruling about the resale of digital products. And Nintendo's Iwata trolls trolls.

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Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 10:47pm UTC

[Replay] We've rounded up the posse to Replay one of the most critically acclaimed games of recent years - 'Red Dead Redemption' and its DLC spin-off 'Undead Nightmare'. Joining Marshall Gary Blower on the trail are Sheriff James Batchelor, Gunslinger Chris Eason and the Notorious Outlaw Joe Calvo from Last Save Loaded.

Nominations for August's Replay - "Handheld gaming for the beach" - are:
1. Crush [3DS/PSP] - Joe
2. Anno Create a New World [DS] - Gary
3. GTA Chinatown Wars [DS/PSP/iOS] - James
4. The World Ends with You [DS] - Chris

Reminder: July's Replay game is BLUR [PS3/PC/Xbox360]

Direct download: GameBurst_Replay_-_Red_Dead_Redemption.mp3
Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 1:00am UTC

[News] James, Neil and Mij discuss the latest gaming headlines. Nintendo unveils the 3DS XL. Square Enix will not remake Final Fantasy VII until it has bettered it. BioWare promises more Mass Effect 3 DLC. Sega restructures to go digital. Resident Evil 6 Collector's Edition detailed. Half-Life 3 concept art leaked. Activision shuts down Radical Entertainment.

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Direct download: GameBurst_News_July1st2012.mp3
Category:Games & Hobbies \ Video Games -- posted at: 9:48am UTC

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