State of the Union 2012: A Gaming Podcast

Before Mr. Obama delivers his speech to Congress tonight, feast your ears on this. 

We’ve invited top editors from across Future’s numerous publications to provide prognosis and predictions for videogames in 2012. Oh, and in true State of the Union fashion, we’ve also randomly chosen each of them to take on the role of “Opposition Party.” Let the sparks fly, and in our State of the Union, it’s just as uncomfortable to witness members of different parties sit next to each other as it is in Washington.

Your cast includes:

Roger Burchill, PlayStation: The Official Magazine

Francesca Reyes, Official Xbox Magazine

Logan Decker, PC Gamer

Carolyn Gudmundson, GamesRadar

Moderated by Sterling McGarvey, GamesRadar

Post date: January 24, 2012
Podcast length: 56:24


  • adamstephenson - January 26, 2012 noon

    Thought this was a good idea. Load of jerks down there. Logan Decker for POTUSOG.
  • ZhugeLiang - January 25, 2012 9:40 a.m.

    In games we trust
  • Ravenbom - January 25, 2012 4:53 a.m.

    I gotta say Sterling McGarvey and Logan Decker are two of the coolest names ever.
  • festerblatz82 - January 24, 2012 8:14 p.m.

    Sounds good to me!
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2012 6:44 p.m.

    Okay, having listened to it, I really liked it. Screw the naysayers here, some actual serious debate (even if there WERE a lot of awkward pauses.) is beneficial for everyone. And like Redeater mentioned above, I have gained new respect for the PC. I mean, what Decker pointed out was very true, and even though I am STILL not interested in PC gaming or social gaming. I can definitely respect it more. Anyway, I know it's unlikely, but I think it's be cool if these could be done at least monthly. It's a cool way to see the state of overall gaming, and where it's heading. As well as a reminder that each single consoles has both valid weaknesses and strengths. Lastly... Seriously, a special recognition should be given to Logan Decker, who I thought was by far the best speaker of the lot, he was fluid, and expressed his points across beautifully.
  • FPL4293 - January 24, 2012 6:19 p.m.

    Hey this was a pretty good cast. Alot more serious compared to Tdar but interesting. I think it needs some editing on the loud background noise going on. is that an ac or something?
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 24, 2012 5:14 p.m.

    No Antista, no Wilde, no Reparaz, no Nagata, no Elston, no Cuevas, no Cooper, no Buttercup, and you expect me to give a fuck? Future can eat a big bowl of dick.
  • Spybreak8 - January 24, 2012 4:46 p.m.

    Let TalkRadar teach you the rule to golden podcasting, booooze! It'll loosen people up, you get hilarious off topic conversation and everyone wins.
  • TheDCSniper - January 24, 2012 4:27 p.m.

    Taxes are too damn high. It's making America's games market uncompetitive. We've got to lower taxes on job creators like EA! And there's too much regulation! It's killing jobs in the games industry! Let the free market decide if Activision is a monopoly.
  • icePOPPA - January 24, 2012 3:57 p.m.

    this was one of the weirdest podcasts ever...all of the people talking seemed like rejects. They seemed so nervous, relax! its a podcast! and this was just a big immature flame war, I expected more from gamesradar, ign may suck, but they are better on the podcast front.
  • ThisIsMyFuckingThirdAccount - January 24, 2012 5:19 p.m.

    I would absolutely point you to That's where all the old Tdar talent went, aside from Reparaz.
  • Redeater - January 24, 2012 2:51 p.m.

    You know........listening to this really makes me want to toss out my console and go PC. Jesus it has been awhile since I have played my pc and it isn't helping listening to them talk about how great PC gaming is. But people keep telling me PC gaming is DEAD!!! /end sarcasm
  • Redeater - January 24, 2012 2:52 p.m.

    Damn, that was supposed to be a reply to my first post.
  • BladedFalcon - January 24, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    Sweet! can't wait to give this a listen! ^^
  • Cyberninja - January 24, 2012 2:48 p.m.

    this sounds awesome i'll listen to it later
  • Redeater - January 24, 2012 2:43 p.m.

    Wow, this looks great.

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