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GameCritics.com Podcast Episode 70: Goodbye Tim, The Old Republic, Mass Effect 3 Demo, Final Fantasy XIII-2

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Keep a tissue at the ready as we bid Tim a fond farewell. But before he takes his final bow, we explore the light and dark sides of BioWare with Star Wars: The Old Republic and the Mass Effect 3 demo. Plus The Horror Geek tackles Final Fantasy XIII-2; surely it can't be worse than its predecessor... or can it? Featuring Tim "Yup, I put my name first" Spaeth, Chi Kong Lui, Brad Gallaway, Mike Bracken, and Richard Naik.

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Category Tags
Platform(s): Xbox 360   PS3   PC  
Developer(s): Square Enix   BioWare  
Series: Final Fantasy   Star Wars   Mass Effect  
Genre(s): Role-Playing   Online/Multiplayer  
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Brad, I completely agree

Brad, I completely agree with you on the Mass Effect Demo. I was left with a sour taste in my mouth upon finishing it. Thus, I was too discouraged to make myself even try the multiplayer. Mike, I loved the Final Fantasy rant, very spot on! Tim, were all going to miss you dearly! Good luck in everything you do!

tims farewell

What kind of robot doesn't cry at his own podcast grand finale.

I cried for the both of us Tim.

Tim was the best games podcast host hands down. The humor, the enforcer, the judge-or of knowing when a topic or discussion had been fulfilled.

Evan Cox from Cane and Rinse is now king of the throne.

Long live the old King.

P.S. Tweets from Tim in a public capacity is just not enough. His character and personality really only comes through the best in audio form, at the least. Hope to hear from you in podcasts in the future.

Bye Tim and good luck.


I am so upset with the modern stage of rpgs, game companies I believed in, and dedicated my life to, namwly Square and Bioware, cannot even compare to the loss i feel with the passing of Tim as podcast host. I say it again, farewell Sir Tim Spaeth of Gamecritics.


And that was a very upsetting and beautiful final podcast,cheers you gorgeous sounding so and so.

Great show, guys. It's

Great show, guys. It's always hard to say goodbye.

Farewell, Spaeth

Wow, was surprised my e-mail got read on air! If I'd have known that I would've made it more appropriate for Tim's last cast (though I am British so the "manner" comment is justified ;p). In any case, farewell and good luck Tim! I have absolutely no idea what the guys are going to do now though; I don't think Tim can be replaced.

Regarding Mass Effect 3 - I downloaded the demo on Origin but only because it was there; I have no belief that the game will be anything other than mediocre. Indeed, Brad and Tim's words confirm this. Amusingly, who wants to bet an average Metacritic score of 95/10 despite the game being awful? EA, BioWare, novelty, and piss-poor gaming writers? Recipe for grade A bulls**t if ever I saw. Will be relying on Brad for the definitive review (be sure to atribute the day one DLC, online pass, unnecessary multiplayer, and Jessica Chobot to the expected disappointing score, Brad).

Problem loading podcast?

Sorry I'm late to the "party," but I can't seem to find a way to download this 'cast! And, as I'm sure you all know, I absolutely NEED to hear Tim's gorgeous voice one more time.

Anyways, iTunes is giving me an error saying it can't find the original file or somesuch and when I try to download directly from here, it also gives me a similar error. Just playing the podcast straight from the link here is also not working.

Is this my problem or did something wonky happen to the podcast in the past couple of days?

I deeply regret not posting

I deeply regret not posting a comment for the show in time.

Tim, you breathed new life back into this site. I remember you when you were ColonelT, and I always ended up agreeing with a lot of what you said. But now you became the voice of GameCritics.com, and the site won't be the same without you.

Not to imply that this site was dying, but it was definitely new life. One of my deepest regrets in what might amusingly be referred to as my gaming career is not having done a live podcast with you and the rest of the gang.

It was a great dynamic, and I'm looking forward to the future of this podcast. Someday I'll get around to joining you boys. Godspeed Tim.


I have the same problem. There seems to be a problem with the file, both via the site and on iTunes. Hope you guys can fix it, because I don't want to miss Tim's goodbye!

Problem Downloading Podcast

Hey everyone, we're aware of the problem with downloading the podcast and we're looking into it. Sorry about this. We hope to have it back up soon.

Podcast is back!

The podcast has been restored. Sorry for the panic!

Bonne Chance!

Be well, Tim!

Thanks for all of your hard work.

Best on all of your endeavors.


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