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Super Joystiq Podcast 080: Steam Machines, Oculus Rift, CES 2014, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2


This week's Super Joystiq Podcast doesn't need thumbsticks or touchpads to be the best thing ever.

Big releases may be scarce in the new year, but the industry is not on vacation with a number of big showings at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show earlier this week. Ludwig, Dave, Jess, and Anthony convene to discuss the Steam Machines and Steam Controller on display at CES, and the latest Oculus Rift iteration. Some game talk is even on the slate with Ludwig's early impressions of Castlevania: Lord of Shadow 2.

We have another great giveaway this week. Listen-in and jump past the break for details on how to possibly snag a Gaems G190 Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment-- yes, "Gaems," and yes, "Personal Gaming Environment." It's a real thing!

Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast: Podcast timestamps and relevant links are available after the break.

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Show Breakdown
Hosts: Ludwig (@LudwigK), Dave (@davehinkle), Jess (@JessConditt), Anthony (@ajohnagnello)
  • 00:00:00 // Intro
  • 00:02:51 // Steam machines and controller at CES 2014
  • 00:25:51 // Oculus Rift at CES 2014
  • 00:34:31 // Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
  • 00:50:29 // Saints Save Christmas & Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
  • 00:57:32 // Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies & Hotline Miami
  • 01:04:05 // Metroid giveaway results
  • 01:13:17 // Giveaway & close
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall – "A Basstastic Undertaking"
Metroid Metal: Stemage - "Title/Menu Theme (Metroid Prime)"

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Joyswag: GAEMS G190 Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment
To enter this week's giveaway:
  • Listen to and subscribe to the podcast. Send an email to podcast at joystiq dot com with the subject line "Calvin" that details a your idea for a Calvin & Hobbes game (listen to the show for full details). Comments posted here do not qualify.
  • Only one entry per person. Emails containing multiple ideas do not qualify. Must be over 18 years of age and a resident of the United States, excluding Puerto Rico.
  • Entries must be received on or before Thursday, January 16, 2014.
  • At that time, we'll select the one random winner (1) to receive a GAEMS G190 Vanguard Personal Gaming Environment.
  • For a list of complete rules for JoySwag, 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.

For more info on our policy, click here.

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