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Step Ya Game Up Podcast Episode 103: Is Cross Game Chat Ruining The Online Gaming Experience?

Wynton Harris on April 27, 2012 - 3:29 am in Podcasts, Step Ya Game Up

Blade206, DCI and WorseCase come together to give you another entertaining episode of Step Ya Game Up. This week, we talk about the following:

– Game Trailers TV Annoucement

– Are XBL subscribers getting tired of paying for XBL?

– Is cross game chat ruining games?

– Capcom’s BBB rating lowered

– Is there a reason to buy Resident evil 6?

– Sony cutting 10k jobs

– Follow GamesOnSmash on Instagram! & Download the GamesOnSmash android app!

– As always we have a step ya game up and much more


DOWNLOAD LINK: http://stepyagameuppodcast.podomatic.com/enclosure/2012-04-27T00_15_32-07_00.mp3

  • Death Note Killa

    Cant wait to hear this. You guys been saying Sony fighting game for years 

  • Death Note Killa

    im get the app

  • SYGU fanboy

    Cross Game Chat is the ultimate social gaming feature.  PS3 users just cannot understand since they only play girly panty waste JRPG’s and such.  Man up and Party up with your friends and enjoy CGC on the 360.

    • Leejohnson222

      hahaha nah im good thanks you keep your fantastic pets, you enjoy your cheesey halo and fable, i played on xbox live 2 weeks ago, wow some cool bunch of mature intelligent gamers over there eh

      • SYGU fanboy


        And you keep your precious exclusives that you all brag about and yet no one buys.  Gears of War 3 sold more than all the PS3 exclusives in 2011 combined.  Fact.  Period.  Step Yo Game Up PS3 fanboys and buy some games.  You can actually do more with your PS3 than watch NetFlix and play PS2 remakes.  

        You played with a few kids, that is the common myth perpetuated by angry and jealous PS3 fanboys about the superior functionality of XBOX Live.  

        If all you want to do is play effeminate girly JRPG’s and kiddy platformer retreads (Jak, Daxter, Sly, etc) by yourself.  Then keep your PS3 and keep to yourself.  

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

          Gears 3 didn’t outsell all PS3 exclusives combined. There wasn’t a PS3 exclusive that sold as much as Gears 3 in 2011. There is a big difference there. So no, you didn’t state a fact…period.

          I would rather play JRPG’s and platformers then rearrange my living room to have a “gaming experience” that involves waving my arms everywhere just to play a game on rails. I’m sure MS is also watching you play Kinect and laughing their asses off..

          • BestCase

            Seriously?  JRPG’s?  Stand still.  I’ll beam you forward in time to 2012, just don’t move.  

            That stuff is so PS2-era.  Japan was eclipsed this generation by Western developers and publishers.  Even the Japanese devs are saying it.  So why play those turn based, narrow corridor games, when you can play the likes of:

            Mass Effect 2
            Mass Effect 3
            Red Dead Redemption

            Next thing you you’ll be telling me you still play those retread fighting games like Tekken and Street Fighter!  


            PS:  great podcast, btw.  Not sure what you do for a living, but you should be in talk radio.  Anything else, and you’re wasting a God given talent.

          • BestCase

            Ha!  I voted to “Like” my own comment.  How egotistical and XBot is that?!?!?

        • Leejohnson222

          you got me all wrong mate, im not jealous or angry at all, i play the games i want to play i dont play the games i dont want to play. The ps3 games just appeal to me, i used to own a 360 i know all about the system and what it offers and im fine with it. It amazes me how much 360 fanboys who love their 360 talk about the p3 more than their beloved 360. I honestly dont care how many copies gears sells i dont want to play it, i played the first 2 and they are run of the mill predictable cheesey story lines. Sales dont matter to me as im not a share holder with anyone or a publisher, so throwing sales at me means nothing. I enjoy multi plats like dead space 2, mass effect 3 deus ex, but i also love uncharted, heavy rain, heavenly sword, twisted metal,little big planet, demon souls (girly rpg !)killzone, infamous,god of war etc just a large choice of games you cant get anywhere else, with loads to come by the look of things. What i dont get is, you know this site favours sony, so why so angry no one hides it or lies about it.As for xbox live yeah it works better than psn so what? i dont want this system and i have no issue playing on psn anyway.
          Maybe you should have a chat with your boyfriend and relax a little? no need to be so angry.

        • Khushand

           Hey you should do more research gears of war 3 did not sell more than all the ps3 exclusives combined Gears sold 5 mil and uncharted 3 sold 4 million check vgchartz I know there not that accurate but they are close. both Resistance 3 and infamous 2 sold over a million.

        • trapper12

          Gears 3 sold all PS3 exclusives combined? You’re wrong. DCI is right that no PS3 exclusive has outsold Gears 3, but it hasn’t outsold GT5 which is “gasp” a PS3 exclusive. I rather have a company keep pumping out the exclusives rather than a company focusing on that casual kiddie Kinect crap while abandoning the core base that made them at the start of this gen.

          • trapper12

             Typo, “outsold”

          • Xbot Jimmy


            It’s ok.  I understood what you meant.

            Dude, seriously, we have so many exclusives:

            Kinect Party
            Kinect Boche Ball
            Kinect Horse Shoes
            Kinect Katamari
            Kinect Barbie Horse Racing
            Kinect The Dots
            Kinect Super Halo Brawl
            Kinect Move (yeah, imagine that one!)

            and so many other great titles.  Tim Shafer will no doubt have some special Kinect games out at E3 like:

            Sesame Street: Time to do your Homework
            Big Bird Meets Master Chief
            Krazy Kinect Fun Time: Wave your hands Edition

            and we’ll see footage of Halo 7, 8, 9 and 11.

            As a hard core, or shall I say “True Gamer” (I laugh everytime I hear someone say that, btw), I want to see more games like Disney Universe and Mister Bubbles Windy Day Adventure.

            And rumors are that Microsoft has secured these as exclusive to the XBOX:

            Vampire Rain 2
            Legendary 2
            Rogue Warrior 2: Trouble in Bayonne, NJ

            the list goes on and on.  I’m excited, aren’t you?

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

            This has to be one of the best comments I have read in a long time lol!

            Vampire Rain 2? lol

            Legendary 2? I remember hating on that game on a very early SYGU episode lol!

          • trapper12

             lol. Best comment. Props to you man.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shah-Ankit/100002456891524 Shah Ankit

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  • SYGU fanboy

    With all the money that Sony is bleeding, does anyone really think that the PSN will be free when the PS4 launches?  

    You are kidding yourself if you think otherwise.  Amazing how many people here that work at Subway and think they are business knowledgeable.  

    Losing 6.4 billion dollars (US) is no small matter.  The childish and immature reasoning that they are big company and it’s no big deal is incredible and pervasive in the gaming culture.  

    One thing I like is that Sony, allegedly, is going with an AMD/ATI solution in the PS4.  This is essentially a PC and will make PC ports incredibly easy.  About time the western mindset influenced the innards of the Sony hardware design team.  

    How about that much bragged about dedicated 256 meg of RAM for the GPU?  Ask developers what a genius idea that was by the Sony hardware design team.  Hopefully this time the tards learned their lesson and go with the shared memory model.  Let the developers decide how much memory they want to use for graphics, the rest can used for the game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

      They might have a new subscription plan on top of the free, but I doubt they will charge you to play online. Add more features onto Plus and they are straight. 

      Since Sony is making gaming a priority for the company, I’m sure you will see more F2P games coming out too. They are already seeing a huge turnaround in the titles that went free such as DCUO and Everquest. 

      • Katana206

        Seriously?  F2P makes so little money.  Check around the gaming industry.  How many of the dozens of F2P games are still around and making any money.  That was the latest developer/publisher FAD.  What Sony needs to do is get the generally cheapskate PS3 fanboys to part with more of their money.  Everything can’t be free, my friend.  Sony is a business, one that is on the rocks at the moment.  Kaz Harai will be making hard choices in every single area of the company, including the gaming division.

        My local Best Buy sold 3 PS-VITA’s in the last 30 days.  3.  And others report similar numbers.  How to save the PSVITA?  

        1.  Price cut to $199 and include memory stick
        2.  STOP porting crappy side scrolling gimmicky games to it!
        3.  Bring out COD, BF3, Skyrim type games for it.

        C’mon. You’re the XBOT on the podcast (allegedly).  Where is the 360 love?  I guess if I want some 360 fanboy love, I have to go to:



        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

          Alleged Xbot? That’s funny…lol

          • Katana206


            I try to sneak in some humor now and then.  :-)

  • http://twitter.com/gtamikes mike

    download link broken

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

    By the way SYGU Fanboy, lets hope MS wins their patent case against Motorola. If they don’t expect Xbox Live to go up to $100 a year lol.

    • trapper12

       MS already lost that case in Germany, so it looks like the beginning of XBL being raised. lol

    • Barry Whitmore

      And you keep thinking that the PSN is going to be free when the PS4 launches!  good luck with that wishful thinking.

      With Sony losing $2.4 billion dollars this last year, still think everything should and will be free?  

      How much for your pair of Sony Fanboy glasses?  Wouldn’t mind having a pair!  You can look at Kirsty Alley with them and she looks like Beyonce!

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

        Then why are they still releasing F2P games? Everquest just went free, and they will be releasing Dust 514 and Planetside 2 as F2P titles too.

  • Barry Whitmore

    Oh really?  You said that Sony lost $6.4 billion dollars last year but the PlayStation division was not part of that?  


    Go ahead and explain that one.  And the PS3 sold less units this closing fiscal year then it did the last fiscal year!  

    Win in the US …. or go home (and play with all your buddies from Lichtenstein and Sweden).

    • Ps3dude

      dude long as sony keep puttin out them kindergarten ratchet/clank and jak/daxter crap.  what did you expect?  cheap bastards on dcu playing for free on sonys dime and wonder why they losing all that money?!?!?!?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

      That wasn’t revealed when we recorded the podcast. Anyway, I’m sure Sony knows something we don’t or they wouldn’t have 20 plus games to show at E3 plus 200 kiosks for people to actually play, dare I say it?, games on. lol

      They wouldn’t be doing this either: http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-04-12-hirai-refocuses-sony-on-games-and-mobile

      • Barry Whitmore


        Fair enough.

        But GUARANTEED you don’t even mention that fact on the next podcast.  And it’s a very significant fact too.  Sony’s existing revenue model for the PlayStation brand is NOT making money.  

        I laugh every time you guys talk all serious about Microsoft dropping out of the console business.  If that’s what steadies your nerves while you watch Sony loss billions upon billions in the gaming division … so be it. 

        It will be Sony dropping out long before Microsoft.  Microsoft can easily afford to continue losing money on the XBOX (which they are not now) until Sony drops out.  Microsoft will just Rope-A-Dope Sony, while their bitter fanboys, notoriously cheap and frugal, sit back and don’t financially support their own brand.  That’s the problem.  Amazing that you don’t see it.

        Heck, do you guys even have PSN Plus?  You won’t even support your own brand, yet you’ll talk them up to the Nth degree.

        But get ready!  Only a total, blinders-on, fanboy fool believes that Sony is not looking at changing the free PSN model.  And next generation is when they’ll announce it.  PS4 will not have free to play online.  It will, without a doubt, be subscription based.  And expect to see advertisements in the new XMB (not likely to called that, but I use it for arguments sake here).

        It’s coming……..

        • torrencedavis

          Playstation users would be pissed if they did that.  What they will do is add multiplayer and possibly Netflix as a part of PS Plus.  MS is making too much money off of xbl.  But seriously though, they aren’t losing that much money in their games division, it’s Sony as a whole that’s losing money.

          • Tom “Jumped the Shark” Brady


            Are you kidding?


            They lost $2.8 billion in their PlayStation division (CPS).  Losing that amount of money in Year 1 or 2 of the consoles life might be understandable give the razor/razor blade business model of the console industry.  But to lose that much in Year 5?  That is a serious problem.  

            Hey!  Wait a minute!  Since when does the legendary Torrence Davis post in the comments section of a PS3 fanboy sight?!?!

            You really need to be on their podcast for one episode.  

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

            Lol Torrence, this guy must not know how far back we go…

  • Ann Nominus

    Sony just keeps on falling … and failing:


    Kaz Harai is the Captain of the PlayTanic and is trying to keep the ship afloat after Ken Kuturagi hit that XBOX iceberg.

    One thing that will save the PlayStation brand is the choice, if it’s true, of AMD/ATI for CPU/GPU in the PlayStation 4.  Instead of the Ken Kuturagi sponsored hardware design, just go with the flow.  Make it a PC, essentially.  Easy to develop for, easy to produce, etc.

    Amazing how the arrogance of the PS2 era has led Sony to the almost the end of the road in the console business.  Hopefully Kaz won’t make that same mistake with the PS4.  

    How many Sony Fanboys are paying the subscription for DCUO?  Yeah, that’s what I thought.  Way to support your brand!

    Sony is a business, and businesses exists to provide return to shareholders.  Business 101.  They are not a fanboy fanclub.

  • Sal E. Mander


    The new owner is:


    You sold your website to someone in Malaysia?

    © 2012 DotA • The BitBag• Part of Dukio network. 

    Defense of the Ancients, eh?  Dukio network?

    I will give props to the new Malaysian owners though.  They removed all the horrible advertisements from the website and cleaned up the interface.  You can now actually read the site and access the content decently now.  Congratulations.

    Another XBOX 360 fanboy site goes away.  What does that say about the future of the XBOX? Topic for podcast #104?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522654580 Charles King

      Actually, a site called OXCGN went from being a 360 site to covering all games. They use to post articles (not negative) about the PS3 so it was only a matter of time for a change I guess. That would be a good topic Sal..

      • Max Payne


        Still …. something is really strange about Tor selling his website to a Malaysian company.  You cannot tell me that you are not curious if not surprised.  That would by like you guys selling GamesOnSmash.com to Microsoft!  And now Tor has a .tumblr.com account?!?!  Seriously?

        Being a multi-platform site is the logical play in this market and economy.  

        Malaysia though.  How does he even know someone from there?!?!  But Tor lost his “true gamer” way though.  His site was an abomination of advertisements and traffic whoring.  I appreciate how you guys do NOT do that.  So if the call goes out for donations to keep your site running as a purely gaming hobbyist site.  You shall see my donation instantly.  Please don’t be lured by the Dark Side, as you see how that plays out in the end.

        Suggestion.  Grab Tor’s podcast and add it to this website.  Collaborate with him.  

  • Bestcase

    OMG!  No way!


    Microsoft might be announcing Kinect for the PS3!!!!  Sweet!

    Perhaps spreading the casual gameplay to Sony fanboys?

    We could see games like:

    Ratchet & Clank: Once Upon a Nefarious
    Metal Gear Kinect
    UnKinected: Drake’s Explorer Workout
    Gran Kinectmo Racing
    inKinect 3: Cole’s Balancing Act
    Street Fighter Kinect Edition
    Shadow of the Kinectlossus
    The Last Kinectian

    I must be dreaming, right?

  • Podcast Police

    Rumor is there won’t be anymore “Step Ya Game Up” podcasts.  

    They have been getting very sparse lately.  Well at least we still have the Video Game Warzone to listen to.  

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