[Update: There were two (2!) different problems with this week's cast. If you've encountered either 1) a truncated file or 2) complete, eerie silence then redownload the file from iTunes. It should see the new version and pull it down. Any other issues, grab the actual MP3 below. Let us know if you're still having trouble in the comments and we'll do our best to assist.]
With Justin out this week – undoubtedly with a liver full of West Virginia moonshine – the remaining podcast hosts have tapped one Mr. JC Fletcher to bring his formidable video game knowledge (not to mention formidable facial hair!) to the show. The missing host? Face as smooth as a baby's underarm. JC? Grizzled. Think new Max Payne ... but even grittier.
And with an esoteric Japanese video game t-shirt on.
And ... uh ... thanks (?) to Alan Black for the 'chop ... and for scaring everyone on the internet by showing us what Mount Rushmore's icons would look like if they had teeth. And were totally bald (I'm bald-ING, thankyouverymuch!).
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Hosts: Christopher Grant (@chrisgrant), Ludwig Kietzmann (@LudwigK), and JC Fletcher (@jcfletcher)
Music: "Gravity (Don't Let Me Go)" by Jon Black, "Red Eye" by Ben Kweller
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See all of this week's links after the jump.
Rumor: Natal part of new Xbox console, due Fall 2010
Ballmer references Project Natal launch in 2010
New Super Mario Bros. Wii, future titles will play themselves
Max Payne 3 details from Game Informer hit the web
Kojima says MGS: Peace Walker is his MGS5, calls Rising a 'different kind of action' game
PSN Thursday: MGS1 infiltrates the PSOne Classics' ranks
John Schappert leaves Microsoft, returns to EA
THE BIG THREE
3. Ghostbusters on PS3 lags behind 360 version; developer explains
2. Review: Ghostbusters: The Video Game (Xbox 360/PS3)
1. Xbox Live down for server maintenance June 16
Virtual Bart retrospective [1UP]