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This week's Super Joystiq Podcast refuses to play air guitar.

Weeks don't get much bigger for the games industry than a new console launch and a Call of Duty release. Xav, Ludwig, JC, and Richard kick off the show with some thoughts on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the unfortunate Call of Duty: Declassified for PS Vita, and whole lot on the Wii U, Nintendo Land, and New Super Mario Bros. U.

Jordan gets the profile treatment this week, and then Alexander and Team Rocket (also known as Jess and Jordan) hit the news. The crew covers Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 sales numbers, Gabe Newell's induction into AIAS Hall of Fame, Faceless getting denied release on Steam, and more.

Also, be sure to jump past the break to check out this week's giveaway.

Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast:Details about each segment are available after the break.

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Show Breakdown
  • 00:00:00 - 01:21:11 // Intro, WRUP/Previews: Xav, Ludwig, JC, Richard
  • 01:21:12 - 01:29:13 // Joystiq Profile: Jordan Mallory
  • 01:29:14 - 02:04:53 // News: Alexander, Jess, Jordan
  • 02:04:54 - 02:08:08 // Outro, content preview, and Joyswag results
Credits
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall - "A Basstastic Undertaking"
Segment Bumpers: Jordan Mallory
Joystiq Profile interstitials: Workbench Music - Synethesia (Yellow, Red)

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Winners of Xbox 360 Halo 4 Limited Edition console bundle and latest Halo novel, and Limited Edition of Halo 4 and the book
The following commenters on last week's podcast have won themselves some Halo goodness. Send an email to podcast ATT joystiq DAWT com so we can verify your information and we'll get the prizes straight to you.
  • Aishman (console bundle)
  • InkabodCrane (game bundle)
Joyswag: Paper Mario: Sticker Star (eShop code), and XBLA codes for Telltale's The Walking Dead
To enter this week's giveaway:
  • Listen to the podcast. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you think about the Super Joystiq Podcast. We want your suggestions, questions, and comments!
  • You must be 17 years or older and a resident of the United States or Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec).
  • Only one entry per person.
  • This entry period ends at 12:00PM ET, Friday, November 23, 2012.
  • At that time, we'll randomly select one (1) winner to receive a an eShop code for Paper Mario: Sticker Star and one (1) winner to receive an XBLA code for the full season of Telltale's The Walking Dead.
  • For a list of complete rules, click here.


What is Joyswag? Since we don't keep the games and merchandise we receive for review or promotional purposes, it becomes "Joyswag," which is passed along to our readers. Please note that Joyswag may be in "used" condition.

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