Gaming Podcast is cooking up some final holiday treats in the form of gaming history, news, retro flashbacks and general commentary. We're looking back at the Need for Speed franchise, a little gaming history on Black Box Studios and covering some news stories:
* EA to offer games on Steam
* Little Big Planet Gets Metal Gear Solid Downloadable Content
* EA Lays off 1,000
* Microsoft releases interesting stats on their Xbox Live Arcade Service
This week's Soap Box covers a little holiday cheer: what games did you love as a child, which game got you the most excited, what's your best memory and most prized achievements in gaming, and what game was a total turn off?