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1UP.com - Active Time Babble

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ATB is 1UP's podcast companion to our RPG blog The Grind. Every fortnight, Jeremy Parish, Kat Bailey, and various guests discuss all manner of role-playing games: console, PC, classic, MMO, pen-and-paper, and more!

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ATB is 1UP's podcast companion to our RPG blog The Grind. Every fortnight, Jeremy Parish, Kat Bailey, and various guests discuss all manner of role-playing games: console, PC, classic, MMO, pen-and-paper, and more!

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So glad it's back but...

By Gentleman A - Jan 22 2013
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I love this podcast, but I'd really appreciate it if they'd record in mono and not stereo.

Kat!

By varietymix - Jan 21 2013
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I'm happy to see this show is back. I missed it. Keep it coming guys.

iTunes Ratings

113 Ratings
Average Ratings
91
13
1
2
6

So glad it's back but...

By Gentleman A - Jan 22 2013
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I love this podcast, but I'd really appreciate it if they'd record in mono and not stereo.

Kat!

By varietymix - Jan 21 2013
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I'm happy to see this show is back. I missed it. Keep it coming guys.
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1UP.com - Active Time Babble

Latest release on Mar 15, 2013

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ATB is 1UP's podcast companion to our RPG blog The Grind. Every fortnight, Jeremy Parish, Kat Bailey, and various guests discuss all manner of role-playing games: console, PC, classic, MMO, pen-and-paper, and more!

Active Time Battle: The Final

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Kat, Bob, Jeremy, and Christian Nutt embark on Active Time Babble's final quest. Join them as they talk about Etrian Odyssey IV, the unexpected 3DS RPG renaissance, and the future of the genre.

Mar 15 2013

1hr 19mins

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Active Time Battle XLI: Farewell to 2012

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Kat, Marty, and Bob sit down to talk about Mass Effect 3, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Xenoblade Chronicles, Diablo III, and many of the other notable RPGs of 2012. Which ones were the best, and which ones fell short? Find out!

Dec 19 2012

1hr 4mins

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Active Time Babble XL: Looking Back on An Underrated RPG Console

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Was the Wii secretly a great console for RPGs? Kat, Bob, and Marty look back on the Wii's RPG library and look ahead to the future of the Wii U.

Nov 30 2012

56mins

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Active Time Babble XXXIX: Gotta Catch More RPGs

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Gamasutra's Christian Nutt joins Kat to talk Pokemon, and Kotaku's Richard Eisenbeis checks in with the latest Japanese releases.

Oct 26 2012

1hr 18mins

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Active Time Babble XXXVIII: Journey to the West

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Kat is joined by GameSpy's Mike Nelson and Dan Stapleton, as well as Polygon's Phil Kollar, to talk Torchlight II, Diablo III, Guild Wars 2, and Mists of Pandaria in this all-PC RPG episode of Active Time Babble.

Sep 28 2012

1hr 18mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXVII: An Early Look at Dragon Quest X

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Kotaku correspondent Richard Eisenbeis joins Kat to discuss Dragon Quest X and Last Story, and Bob and Marty talk Darksiders II and the classic Super Mario RPG.

Aug 24 2012

1hr 10mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXVI: A Fair and Balanced Discussion of Kingdom Hearts

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Kat, Bob, and Jose are joined by IGN's Eric Sapp to have an honest debate about the most prickly of topics--Kingdom Hearts. The crew also revisits The Wold Ends With You and Phantasy Star Online!

Jul 27 2012

1hr 6mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXV: Let's Talk About Kanji

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Kat, Jeremy, and Bob get together to discuss Persona 4's Kanji Tatsumi, and the portrayal of LGBT issues in RPGs in general. Indie RPG dev Robert Boyd also drops by to chat about his newest project--Penny Arcade's On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 3!

Jun 16 2012

1hr 20mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXIV: Dogmatic Demons

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Contributor Kat Bailey reunites with 1UP's Jeremy Parish and Bob Mackey to discuss Dragon's Dogma, which may be one of the most satisfying RPGs of the year. And, of course, Eric Sapp, Mike Nelson, and Dan Stapleton drop by to discuss all things Diablo. ATB is back!

May 25 2012

1hr 8mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXIII: Deux Ex, Dragon Age II & MMORPGs

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GamePro's Jason Wilson joins Kat and Scooter to wrap-up GDC with a look at upcoming MMORPGs for 2011 before offering a final verdict on Dragon Age II. Afterward, stick around for an interview with Deus Ex: Human Revolution's Jean-Francois Dugas & David Anfossi, and a fond farewell from Kat as she bids goodbye to 1UP.

Mar 11 2011

1hr 40mins

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1UP.com - ATB XXXII: BioWare's Mike Laidlaw, Valkyria Chronicles 3 and Dragon Quest VI

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With her comrades busy getting ready for GDC, Kat bravely strikes out on her own once again to finally decide whether or not she hates Dragon Quest VI (Spoiler: She doesn't). Also on tap for this week is Valkyria Chronicles 3 discussion, and a chat with BioWare's Mike Laidlaw!

Feb 24 2011

1hr 13mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXXI: Tactics Ogre & Dragon Age II

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What's the proper way to say "Dragon Age?" Both Jeremy and Scooter show how it's done as they join Kat to chat about both BioWare's upcoming sequel and the Tactics Ogre PSP port. Whichever game you prefer, you will most assuredly leave this episode with a better appreciation for epic enunciation.

Feb 10 2011

1hr 23mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXX: Radiant Historia & DC Universe Online

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In the most "xtreme" episode of Active Time Babble to date, Kat, Travis and Mike Nelson offer the final verdict on DC Universe Online, and it isn't pretty. Before that though, Atlus' Aram Jabbari joins Kat and Jeremy in the studio to discuss the upcoming Radiant Historia while taking questions from listeners. Yes, we do take the time to ask about the whereabouts of 7th Dragon and its ilk. We ask because we care.

Jan 27 2011

1hr 43mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXIX: Kindom Hearts & The 2011 Preview

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Scooter and Justin join Kat for a 2011 RPG Preview in the first Active Time Babble of the New Year, where they discuss Elder Scrolls: Skyrim, The Old Republic the general lack of Square Enix RPGs and Pokemon musks. Also, Kat bravely goes solo and takes questions while discussing Kingdom Hearts Recoded and the newly-announced Super Robot Taisen Z2. Will she be successful, or did she disastrously split the party? You be the judge!

Jan 13 2011

1hr 22mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble: XXVIII

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It's the final show of the year, and sugar-addled adventurers Kat, Scooter, Travis and Jeremy sit down to talk about the best RPGs of the year. Nier, Infinite Space, Resonance of Fate, Costume Quest and more all get their due as ATB closes the book on a blockbuster-filled (but perhaps flawed) 2010.

Dec 27 2010

1hr 13mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble XXVII: Elder Scrolls V & World of WarCraft: Cataclysm

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The latest World of WarCraft expansion has arrived; and Kat, Mike, Travis and Justin form a raiding party to plumb its depths. Scooter also drops by to chat about the newly-announced Elders Scroll V and Mass Effect 3, as well as his expectations for the upcoming PS3 port of Mass Effect 2. Listening to this episode is worth at least 50 DKP.

Dec 16 2010

1hr 44mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble - 11/18/2010

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We're a good two weeks past halloween, but Kat, Alice and Justin are indulging the spirit of the trick-or-treat anyway with a discussion of Double Fine's excellent download RPG Costume Quest. Jeremy Parish also stops by to chat about Radiant Historia and Tactics Ogre, and Mike Cruz and Scooter geek out over comics while chatting about DC Universe Online. Whether medieval, superhero or halloween, there's a lot of costumes in this episode.

Nov 18 2010

1hr 23mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble - 11/08/2010

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Kat, Mike and Travis dive headfirst into Fallout New Vegas spoilers this week, picking up where they left off last week. How does this spinoff ultimately stack up to the original, and do the bugs really detract from the experience? Kat's also joined by Scooter and Justin to talk about Fable III, where it becomes apparent that Scooter enjoys turning orphanages into brothels. It's not easy being king.

Nov 08 2010

1hr 21mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble - 10/21/2010

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A while ago, we talked about the state of Japanese RPGs following the release of Final Fantasy XIII. Now, with heavy hitters like Fallout New Vegas hitting the market, Bitmob's Jason Wilson join Kat and Travis to gives Western RPGs the same treatment. What's the definitive PC RPG? And can we expect more of what we saw in Mass Effect 2? Mike Nelson also stops by to share his early impressions of New Vegas. We're going nuclear!

Oct 21 2010

1hr 11mins

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1UP.com - Active Time Babble - 10/07/2010

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Kat, Jeremy and Justin get together to do a quick wrap-up of Tokyo Game Show, then settle down to chat about the newly-released Pokemon Black. Is the latest excuse to market 'em looking like a major improvement over the last generation? Our heroes login to their spreadsheets to find out.

Oct 07 2010

49mins

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iTunes Ratings

113 Ratings
Average Ratings
91
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6

So glad it's back but...

By Gentleman A - Jan 22 2013
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I love this podcast, but I'd really appreciate it if they'd record in mono and not stereo.

Kat!

By varietymix - Jan 21 2013
Read more
I'm happy to see this show is back. I missed it. Keep it coming guys.