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Episode #105: The Beginner's Guide

28th September 2016 – 01:18:27

In this episode we discuss The Beginner's Guide, interpretation in art and video games, the audience-author relationship, and more!

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Episode #104: E3 2016 Special

8th July 2016 – 01:43:38

The planets have aligned, it's a full moon, and there's a foul stench in the air. It's a zombie resurrection! Steamchat is back from a three year hiatus, coming to bite your... ears, with a brand new episode!

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Episode #103: Three Machines

19th November 2013 – 01:11:49

Feeling boxed-in because of consoles? Join us as we discuss Steam OS, Steam Box and the Steam Controller.

Episode #102: Three Life Therapy

2nd October 2013 – 00:53:24

Feeling down because of Half-Life 3? Don't worry, we've got your back! Topics in this episode include GTA, Amnesia, Saints Row, Half-Life, Steam and more.

Episode #101: Pacific Podcast

20th September 2013 – 00:52:41

In this episode we discuss Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, making choices in video games, and briefly touch on Pacific Rim.

Episode #100: Rise and Shine

10th September 2013 – 00:55:27

Steamchat returns from the ashes as we catch up on a year of seperation, make our peace and get back to doing what we love - making this podcast.

Episode #99: The End

7th June 2012 – 03:08:38

In the final episode we discuss the past, present and future of the podcast and talk to a handful of guests as we bid farewell to Steamchat. This episode was also released on 7th June 2012 to commemorate the third birthday of Steamchat.

Episode #98: Perpetual Testing

22nd May 2012 – 00:35:52

In this episode we discuss the announcement of the new Portal 2 DLC, more Half-Life 3 speculation, and more!

Episode #97: Flat World

10th May 2012 – 00:34:21

In this episode we talk about Gabe's statement about E3, Valve's new employee handbook, Dota 2 going free-to-play, and more!

Episode #96: Powerful Impact Sensations

26th April 2012 – 01:03:51

In this episode we talk about Valve's 'SOB' game, Half-Life 3, Michael Abrash, GOG, and more!

Episode #95: Mass Effect 3 Special

18th April 2012 – 00:32:44

In this episode we revisit Mass Effect 3, one month on from its release, and discuss our full thoughts on the game, series and franchise as a whole.

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Episode #94: Super Duper Consumerism

16th April 2012 – 00:42:42

In this episode we discuss the recent infamous award given to EA, charging for weapons and gear as DLC in games, and more!

Episode #93: Unexpected Item Found In Bagging Area

1st April 2012 – 00:20:56

Item has been removed from bagging area. Please return item to bagging area.

Episode #92: Crowd Sourced

29th March 2012 – 00:27:23

In this episode we discuss the GDC post-mortem and BAFTA awards of Portal 2, some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive news and the ups and downs of crowd-sourced game funding.

Episode #91: Mass Discussion

17th March 2012 – 01:25:42

In this episode we discuss the concept of choice in video game design, cover some Steam news, and have a lengthy discussion about Mass Effect 3!

Episode #90: Acid Generation

15th March 2012 – 00:57:02

In this episode we discuss the Steam Box rumours, some new Half-Life 2: Episode Three hints, Valve's E3 presence, and more!

Episode #89: A Machine For Pigs

27th February 2012 – 00:49:41

In this episode we discuss the announcement of Amnesia: A Machine For Pigs, The Penny Arcade Report interview with Gabe Newell, the dangers of gamer entitlement, and more!

Episode #88: Beyond Esther

20th February 2012 – 00:57:06

In this episode we answer a handful of emails and discuss our thoughts on the commercial release of Dear Esther.

Episode #87: Spaceship 087

13th February 2012 – 00:51:53

In this episode we are joined by our good friend Brett (surfrock22) as we discuss the latest news on Valve's 'SOB' game, the Space Core mod for Skyrim, and the results of the 'A Red Letter Day' community event.

Episode #86: Red Letter Day

3rd February 2012 – 00:45:16

In this episode we discuss the Steam Mobile App, the latest Black Mesa Source news, and have a chat with Surfrock22 about the 'A Red Letter Day' event.

Episode #85: Origins of Impulse

29th January 2012 – 00:41:13

In this episode we discuss Valve games on Impulse, new publishers on Origin, Gaikai, and more!

Episode #84: A Call For Communication

21st January 2012 – 00:46:36

In this episode we discuss Return to Ravenholm, the latest attempt in gaining Valve's attention, Dear Esther, and more!

Episode #83: Steamchat 2011 Awards

19th January 2012 – 00:46:30

In this episode we talk about our best and worst gaming moments of 2011.

Episode #82: The Rear End Special

17th January 2012 – 00:52:17

In this episode we participate in a quiz.

Episode #81: Valve Trollstep

15th January 2012 – 00:49:43

In this episode we talk about the latest Half-Life rumours."

Episode #80: 2011 VGAs

14th January 2012 – 00:51:46

In this episode we talk about the 2011 VGAs.

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Episode #79: Just A Few More

13th January 2012 – 00:45:11

In this episode we talk about the CryEngine 3, the Steam Autumn Sale, and more!

Episode #78: Nearly There

12th January 2012 – 00:41:58

In this episode we talk about Gearbox, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the EA Forums, Nintendo's attitude towards DLC, and more!

Episode #77: Running Behind

11th January 2012 – 00:59:47

In this episode we discuss the intrusion into the Steam network and the Steam Users' Forums, the launch of the Dota 2 beta, and more!

Episode #76: Economics of Fun

3rd December 2011 – 01:04:29

In this episode we discuss how Valve experiments with the economics of video games, Origin's new publishers, the announcement of Mass Effect 3 multiplayer, and more!

Episode #75: Plush Flush

3rd December 2011 – 00:23:51

In this episode we discuss the upcoming Portal 2 in-game map editor, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and more!

Episode #74: Creative Minds

9th November 2011 – 01:06:48

In this episode we delve into a lengthy discussion about on Valve's creative writing process, how Newell predicts Apple will redefine gaming expectations, why Rage had a difficult launch on PC, and more!

Episode #73: Rage Raging Rager

29th October 2011 – 00:46:45

In this episode we talk about Battlefield 3, RAGE, John Carmack and more!

Episode #72: Eurogamer Expo

29th October 2011 – 00:35:25

In this episode we talk about the Eurogamer Expo, the new Portal 2 DLC, the Dota 2 client leak and more!

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Episode #71: Our Gaming Lives

24th October 2011 – 01:00:01

In this episode we take a break from covering Valve news and delve into a lengthy discussion about the social problems of video gaming.

Episode #70: Counter-Podcasting

23rd October 2011 – 00:38:47

In this episode we discuss the latest news about Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Gamescom and a whole bunch more!

Episode #69: Deal With It

16th September 2011 – 00:40:30

In this episode we discuss our thoughts and feelings of what was shown at Gamescom 2011, Dota 2: The International and a whole bunch more!

Episode #68: Go Time

28th August 2011 – 01:02:29

In this episode we discuss the announcement of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, what it means for Valve, Half-Life, e-sports and more!

Snack: Interview with Black Mesa

26th August 2011 – 01:08:20

In this episode we had the pleasure of talking to Mike, Kevin and Ben from the Black Mesa Modification Team, the team behind the highly anticipated Source modification Black Mesa. This episode also includes seven exclusive audio clips from the mod!

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Episode #67: Perfect Voices

17th August 2011 – 00:48:52

In this episode we are joined two voice actors from the Black Mesa Source mod, Kevin and Mike, as we discuss the new Steam download system, Valve's upcoming comic books, Half-Life 3 and more!

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Episode #66: Shoulders of Giants

16th August 2011 – 01:16:51

In this episode we are joined by a long-time fan and supporter, Susan, who discusses about studying alongside game developers and artists, and more!

Snack: Interview with Jonathan Coulton

25th July 2011 – 00:35:10

We had the pleasure of being able to talk to Jonathan Coulton, the song writer behind Still Alive and Want You Gone, and ask him questions from the community.

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Episode #65: Summer Time

9th July 2011 – 00:45:52

In this episode we celebrate the start of summer by covering the Steam Summer Camp Sale, the second volume of the Portal 2 soundtrack and more.

Episode #64: Free to Listen

7th July 2011 – 00:48:45

In this episode we discuss the ground-breaking news of Team Fortress 2's new free-to-play direction, Meet the Medic and more.

Episode #63: Nerd Gels

28th June 2011 – 00:47:42

In this episode we discuss the possible Half-Life 3 reveal, Valve's upcoming free-to-play project and gels for that handsome nerd in you.

Episode #62: E3 2011 Discussion

20th June 2011 – 01:33:19

In this episode we go over the 2011 E3 event and talk about our favorite and least favorite events.

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Episode #61: Podcast Monger

3rd June 2011 – 00:53:58

In this episode we give out a bunch of games, courtesy of Fishmonger, and discuss a whole bunch of pre-E3 news.

Episode #60: Up In Your SDK

1st June 2011 – 00:52:28

In this episode we discuss Daily Deals, Valve's presence at E3 and the secrets that await us in the Portal 2 SDK.

Episode #59: Deep Theories

12th May 2011 – 01:15:54

In this episode we discuss the possibility of a mobile version of Steam, the Mass Effect 3 delay, our highs and lows of Portal 2 and more.

Episode #58: Portal 2 Compilation

5th May 2011 – 01:39:37

In this episode we invited listeners of the show to come and share their thoughts on Portal 2! A big thanks to everyone who came and participated.

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Episode #57: Absurd Abduction

29th April 2011 – 01:29:26

In this episode Saurabh explains the final stretch of the ARG and what happened when he was abducted to Valve.

Episode #56: ARGing Late

28th April 2011 – 01:05:07

In this episode we explain and discuss the Portal 2 ARG, where it was and where it went (present tense in your past tense, yo).

Episode #55: Potato Sack of News

6th April 2011 – 00:55:54

In this episode, we catch up on a huge amount of Valve news, discuss the recent acquisition of Impulse, give away a free copy of Portal 2 and more.

Episode #54: Quality Legitimacy

1st April 2011 – 00:35:04

Cardboard boxes are industrially prefabricated boxes, primarily used for packaging goods and materials. Specialists in industry seldom use the term cardboard because it does not denote a specific material.

Episode #53: Australianless

17th March 2011 – 00:33:53

In this episode we talk about GDC, the departure of Kelly Bailey from Valve, more Portal 2 news and much more.

Episode #52: The Big Guard

11th March 2011 – 00:50:21

In this episode we talk about the latest news about Steam, Portal 2, GDC 2011 and a much more.

Episode #51: Surfin' 'n' Ragin' Nerds

9th March 2011 – 00:42:52

In this episode we are joined again by surfrock22 as we discuss the recent Left 4 Dead controversies, Portal 2 release dates, people stealing games and more. Thanks again to surfrock22 for the fun!

Episode #50: Mid-Half-Life Crisis

7th March 2011 – 00:34:58

In this episode, we are half way to the end... or are we? Topics include Portal 2, Gabe Newell and Dear Esther news.

Episode #49: Stepping Back

16th February 2011 – 00:36:47

In this episode we sit down and talk with backstepper about his trip to Valve, as well as cover some of the latest news.

Snack: Interview with Harry Robins, voice of Dr. Kleiner

14th February 2011 – 00:14:00 – Transcript avaliable

We had the pleasure of being able to talk to Harry Robins, the voice actor behind Dr. Kleiner, and ask him questions about his work with Half-Life and beyond.

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Episode #48: Gabe Newell 2011 Interview, Part 2

11th February 2011 – 00:57:44 – Transcript avaliable

Part 2 of 2. We present the second Gabe Newell interview thanks to community member backstepper. Newell answers a range of questions submitted by the community.

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Episode #47: Gabe Newell 2011 Interview, Part 1

9th February 2011 – 00:50:24 – Transcript avaliable

Part 1 of 2. We present the second Gabe Newell interview thanks to community member backstepper. Newell answers a range of questions submitted by the community.

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Episode #46: Anticipation

7th February 2011 – 01:10:29

These aren't the interviews you are looking for. However, this episode we cover a bunch of Portal 2 news and discuss at length and in depth the current state of game reviews.

Episode #45: Internet Reputation

25th January 2011 – 00:45:58

This week, we cover a bunch of Portal 2 news and previews and discuss the personal impact of Half-Life.

Episode #44: The Glitch

25th January 2011 – 00:45:18

A new year, a whole bunch to look forward to. We cover the latest news, articles and discuss what Valve has learnt over the years.

Episode #43: Decade's Renegades

27th December 2010 – 00:43:12

We award our favorite games of the past decade for their outstanding features and qualities.

Episode #42: Merry Quizmas

27th December 2010 – 00:52:13

Joined by lovely lady and a gorgeous gentleman as guests, EDJE puts us to the test in a Valve-related quiz. Also, a surprise guest appearance by Nabe 'Troll' Gewell.

Episode #41: The Christmas Fallout

27th December 2010 – 01:06:53

We go over the December news and have a fruitful discussion about Fallout New Vegas.

Episode #40: The Delay Is A Lie

3rd December 2010 – 01:26:32

This episode is already a month late, so typing a meaningful description for it would only make the delay longer!

Episode #39: Spooky Screamcast

4th November 2010 – 01:00:32

Boo! In this extra scary episode, if you dare to listen, we go over a bunch of horrifying news including the frightening TF2 Halloween update, creepy issues over Dota 2 and much more.

Episode #38: Dohtah

3rd November 2010 – 00:51:42

We go over the announcement of Dota 2, amongst other news.

Episode #37: Worst Things Evah

30th October 2010 – 00:52:25

We revisit the topics from last week, but with more perspectives from the community.

Episode #36: Mann-ly Sacrifice

20th October 2010 – 01:13:16

Your favorite podcast covers the recent week in news, from the Left 4 Dead DLC to the Team Fortress 2 update.

Snack: Interview with LambdaGeneration

7th October 2010 – 00:30:00

We interview the guys over at LambdaGeneration, a fan-site dedicated to news about Valve and community content.

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Episode #35: Continue Testing

4th October 2010 – 01:15:00

Joined by guest host Sebastian (known as backstepper) we discuss his experiences at GamesCom, the comparison between Half-Life and Half-Life 2, the newly released Left 4 Dead comic and a whole bunch more!

Episode #34: New Newer News

10th September 2010 – 01:20:17

We cover the news from GamesCon and a few fan-emails.

Episode #33: Probably Old

16th August 2010 – 01:03:43

We dive together, naked, into a plethora of topics and drown ourselves in discussion.

Episode #32: Cold Coffee

27th July 2010 – 01:07:52

With a whole bunch of news to catch up on, we catch up on a whole bunch of news.

Episode #31: E3 Special, Part 3 with surfrock22

24th July 2010 – 00:59:12

Part 3 of 3. We catch up on old news, as usual, and talk about E3. We're also joined by surfrock22 from the forums.

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Episode #30: E3 Special, Part 2

4th July 2010 – 00:49:41

Part 2 of 3. We catch up on old news, as usual, and talk about E3.

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Episode #29: E3 Special, Part 1

24th June 2010 – 00:47:27

Part 1 of 3. We catch up on old news, as usual, and talk about E3.

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Episode #28: LOST Special

6th June 2010 – 01:33:44

In this episode Sam and Brad discuss everything about the television show LOST.

Episode #27: Featuring DJ Bradely-D-Diddles

4th June 2010 – 01:14:06

This week DJ Bradely-D-Diddles, DJ Spitfire and DJ Flamov cover the latest news and other topics such as Steam on Mac to the Counter-Strike update.

Episode #26: Passable Podcast

8th May 2010 – 01:22:15

With a new recording method by our sides, we go over the usual and somehow end up discussing 'The Passing' DLC for Left 4 Dead 2.

Episode #25: Mailbag Maintenance

29th April 2010 – 00:42:26

In this episode Sam and Saurabh clean out their sacks... of lovely community emails!

Episode #24: Viva Voce

15th April 2010 – 01:05:27

The Steamchat heroes battle the evil forces of news and community feedback in this epic tale of discussion and debate.

Episode #23: Think Twice

1st April 2010 – 00:58:59

In what was probably the biggest week of Valve-related news, we cover it all from top to bottom as well as the usual fan mail and some threads from the forums.

Episode #22: Portal 2 Special, Part 2

22nd March 2010 – 01:13:54

Part 2 of 2. We discuss the recently announced game from Valve, Portal 2, as well as new information regarding The Passing DLC for Left 4 Dead 2. In addition, we go over some fan mail and news.

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Episode #21: Portal 2 Special, Part 1

22nd March 2010 – 01:10:37

Part 1 of 2. We discuss the recently announced game from Valve, Portal 2, as well as new information regarding The Passing DLC for Left 4 Dead 2. In addition, we go over some fan mail and news.

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Episode #20: I am Welding this Doah

2nd March 2010 – 01:19:48

Be warned, this episode is quite mature. Not the hosts themselves, but rather the content. We are all over the place this week, but we hope you enjoy it!

Episode #19: Riders on the Forums

24th February 2010 – 01:34:18

From ponies in Secret of the Magic Crystals to Brad and Modern Warfare 2, this week is packed with lots of yummy things to chew on with your ears. We talk forum threads, news, reviews and, just for the LOST fans out there, a detailed LOST discussion.

Episode #18: Community Appreciation Spectacular

20th January 2010 – 01:25:52

A new decade, the same show. The Steamchat crew are back in action, starting off the new decade with a spectacular community-dedicated episode.

Episode #17: Short and Sweet

9th January 2010 – 03:40:00

This is a short episode highlighting what's been going on.

Episode #16: Left 4 Dead 2 Special

25th November 2009 – 01:26:53

It's all Left 4 Dead 2 this episode. However, we're not the ones doing the talking - this episode is brought to you by our sexy and handsome community. Thanks again to our special guests!

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Episode #15: Fashionably Late

18th November 2009 – 01:38:16

Being late is never a bad thing. Besides, who hasn't been busy with the Left 4 Dead 2 demo? We're back discussing plenty of juciy topics from the demo itself to the controversy surrounding Modern Warfare 2, all topped with a handful of lovely emails.

Episode #14: Our Apples

21st October 2009 – 01:08:34

The Steamchat crew returns from their break in style! They cover topics from Half-Life enemies to purchasing their early copies of Left 4 Dead 2 live on air.

Episode #13: Room Service for the Drag-Ass

3rd October 2009 – 01:23:52

With the full crew back, we discuss the latest from PAX, which is all Left 4 Dead 2, which is awesome! Note: there are no iTunes chapters in this episode.

Episode #12: Half-Life Heavy

10th September 2009 – 01:44:34

Half-Life. That's all your going to find in here; discussion about the story, characters, textures, music -- anything that makes Half-Life as awesome as it is. WARNING: The audio levels in this episode are fairly random.

Episode #11: The Moral High Road

9th September 2009 – 00:53:10

We are joined by a special guest this week, backstepper (also known as Sebastian), as we talk about the controversy behind Valve's punishment on TF2 idling. Be sure to check out the show notes for details on the Monkey Island giveaways.

Episode #10: A Toothbrush and Strider Legs

26th August 2009 – 01:15:22

In the first double-digit episode we talk about the Team Fortress 2 Classless Update, Episode 3 and Left 4 Dead 2 development issues and a bunch of topics in the Steam forums.

Episode #9: Exclusive interview with Gabe Newell

12th August 2009 – 01:28:23 – Transcript avaliable

In this episode we are very, very happy to have nightcabbage (Justin) join us who brings us an awesome exclusive interview with Gabe Newell, the co-founder and managing director of Valve Software.

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Episode #8: Blast to the Past

7th August 2009 – 00:50:10

We've pieced together the highs and lows of the past 7 episodes thus far. Enjoy!

Episode #7: M.I.A.

30th July 2009 – 00:34:42

This week, we're all over the place, like a bad Left 4 Dead team.

Episode #6: The Sloppy Show

23rd July 2009 – 00:54:33

This week, we're all over the place, like a bad Left 4 Dead team.

Episode #5: Tea with Sasso

12th July 2009 – 01:17:27

We're joined by Matt (Sasso from the forums) as we delve into his very own topic of "Episode Three wants and don't wants".

Episode #4: It's Raining

5th July 2009 – 00:53:13

We're back and we're late!

Episode #3: A Second Opinion

25th June 2009 – 01:16:44

In this episode we try out our new show-structure, talk SDK's and nab a bit at Adam Sessler. The episode also features a debate, for those who asked for it.

Episode #2: Gentlemen's Club

16th June 2009 – 01:50:21

In episode we talk about Left 4 Dead 2, its boycott group, Team Fortress 2 hats and a variety of other juicy, heart-warming topics.

Episode #1: Jarate-ed

7th June 2009 – 01:08:34

In this debut episode of Steamchat, we discuss the podcast itself, the recently ending-E3 and the ups and downs of Valve's participation at it. We also talk about our thoughts of Left 4 Dead 2 and the lack, again, of Half-Life 2: Episode 3.