Tim is back! For (kind of) good this time! The King returns for our annual E3 analysis show, plus Richard takes his turn in the Top 10 chair. Featuring Tim Spaeth, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, Richard Naik, and Anne Lee.

0:00-0:06 – Intros

0:06-0:27 – Sony

0:27-0:47 – Nintendo

0:47-1:08 – Microsoft

1:08-1:38 – Publishers(Bethesda, Ubisoft, etc.)

1:38-Close – Richard’s Top 10

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Tim Spaeth

Tim Spaeth

Cleveland native Tim Spaeth grew up in a happy household – a household with a father whose major client happened to be an Atari games distributor. This led directly to Tim's first nickname: "The kid who got Atari games before anyone else." Indeed, he knew Pac-Man and E.T. were colossal bombs weeks before the rest of the world, and the resulting celebrity brought him great pleasure.

Through the years every aspect of Tim's life has been touched by gaming. He mastered typing thanks to Space Quest, honed his poker skills on The Sierra Network, and learned to hate after a particularly traumatic game of Tecmo Super Bowl.

Today, Tim lives in Chicago with his three kids and strives to find that perfect balance between family, career, and Warcraft. He enjoys broadcasting, martial arts, rock and roll, growing and shaving his beard, singing show tunes to the homeless, and losing at Mario Kart to his lovely, talented, and amazing girlfriend.

In late 2008, Tim became the producer and host of the GameCritics.com Podcast, and he's thrilled to be bringing GameCritics' unique editorial voice to a brand new medium.
Tim Spaeth

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Welcome back, Tim! What a pleasant surprise.

I’m a few weeks behind, so a belated welcome also to Anne. I’ll be honest, Anne’s taste in games terrifies me, but it’s good to have another voice on the pod.

I started listening to podcasts around the time Tim was making his last few shows and it immediately became my go-to gaming podcast. Then he said goodbye and I kept listening to every single show after that but man, Tim’s always been special; I could listen to him reading the phone book and he would still crack me up. So I’m really glad to have him back on a regular basis, and even happier with Mike’s return. Now that Tim’s back, I hope he convinces Anne and Mike Suskie to give it a shot at Too Human and share their… Read more »

Couldn’t have put it better than FidgetyAcolyte indeed.

I thought it was so downplayed… it was like “oh by the way, Tim is back..”. No music.


Welcome back Tim, it’s been a long time! Felipe and Mike, a delight to see you both as well 😉

Great show, though I must say I’m a bit sad that there’s not more discussion of the games in Richard’s Top 10 (I also noticed it in previous tops).

I’m still trying to work who which is the pee and who is the poop 😉 ————– Surprising Nu 1 from Richard. But since Metroid Prime is my 3rd fav of all time, it gets my approval. Prime had staggering production values at the time. It’s also remarkable how well it’s conversion from 2d to 3d was handled so well for such a beloved series. Add in the believable alien world setting ( except for the dull setting of Magamoor Caverns ), superb atmosphere, great music and above average game play… you’ve got a great game that I’ve played 15… Read more »
Mike Bracken


Thanks for the welcome back, sorry for the ruined pants.

My sense of timing is clearly still top-notch. I come back on the show where Papa Goulet makes his big return, no one even notices I’m there. :p


Welcome back Tim!


Nice by FidgetyAcolyte.

Man, having Tim back is so awesome. What, Bracken is back as well…I just peed and pooped my pants at the same time.

After the 10min mark of this podcast I quit because I heard enough. I couldn’t take anymore joy out of it.

Welcome back Tim and Mike.


Wow, just when I thought E3 couldn’t get any better, suddenly GC wins the show by declaring an HD Remake of Tim Spaeth.