Talking point: Which is your favourite Street Fighter Character?

For the second week as a warmup for the Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast, we recorded a Talking Point video.

FIrst we caught up on the suggestions made by the Listeners & Viewers of the previous show, here were their favourite Comic Characters.

  • Matt Lapping (Creative Vandals https://www.facebook.com/pages/creative-VANDALS/294299733094?fref=ts) – Couldn’t pick an individual but shared the opinion that the villains are the better characters.
  • Shelly Woo Chatterton – Sailor Moon and she said it a lot of times as she may be a bit of a fan
  • VGJFelix (http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2hV7xJqrGzaQoTyIr5zvw) – Joker, because he liked the way that Jack Nicholson played him
  • Roy Bass – Naruto from Naruto or Ichigo from Bleach
  • Martin Tattersall – Ash Ketchum from the Pokemon
  • Maarten Solinger – Marv from Sin City, badass with twisted standards that he alone lives by, but consistently. Ow, and Donald Duck and Batman

This week as we didn’t have a questions selected for us, we went with another simple question – Who is your favourite StreetFighter Character. This was because we had just watched the following video.

Let us know in the comments below which is your favourite and suggest a possible question for the next Talking Point. Everything is fair game, from politics to movies, music to games, hell we will even discuss our favourite womble if you so desire it.

Simply let us know below.

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Talking point: Which is your favourite Comic Character?

Talking point is a new idea we are looking to try out here at 8Bitalliance.com. Each week we will take one questions and do a few minutes discussion on it before handing it over to the comments on Facebook, youtube & the site.

For this first week, Paddy picked the question – Which is your favourite comic character? You will agree the outcome was interesting but now it is over to you guys & gals.

Let us know in the comments below which is your favourite and suggest a possible question for the next Talking Point. Everything is fair game, from politics to movies, music to games, hell we will even discuss our favourite womble if you so desire it.

Simply let us know below.

This is the only time of year you are likely to see Paddy's chin, yes he does actually have .

Movember 2012 has officially begun

This is the only time of year you are likely to see Paddy's chin, yes he does actually have one.
This is the only time of year you are likely to see Paddy’s chin, yes he does actually have one.

Every year something very strange happens, despite spending the rest of the year fully bearded each November I go clean shaven.

Well clean shaven for about a day, then the moustache starts to appear which is the whole point. You see I take part in a little thing called Movember where millions of men grow moustaches in order to raise awareness of and money for men’s health issues.

How can a moustache do that? Well what is the first thing your going to do when someone you know suddenly starts sporting a ‘stache that normally doesn’t? You ask them about it, giving them a chance to spread the word. This is also what I am doing now.

Last year I managed to talk some of my coworkers into joining the fold. We became Team Moustacha and raised over £150 for charity between us which was good going really. This year however we plan to do even better.

With a bigger team and more of a push Team Moustacha 2012 is ready to roll. If you want to come and join us our team page can be found at https://www.movember.com/uk/register/details/team_id/453329 or if you simply want to donate so we can beat last years total you can do so here http://mobro.co/DrunkenGamer

Phoe and Cereal Play Portal 2 Drunk

Back when it was released I created a Drinking Game for Portal 2’s CO-OP Mode (which you can see here) , Having enjoyed it myself I had always if anyone out there had also played it.

Recently I found out that YouTuber’s Phoe & Cereal had not only played the game but had also recorded their adventures. I have been watching their videos with glee as they get more and more drunk and more amusing as a result.

Their attempt has not finished yet, they are up to part 5 so far but I am keeping a running playlist alive and as each episode is published I will add it. However if you dont want to wait for me to notice them I suggest subscribing directly to their channel.

Seriously give them a watch you will enjoy them, Phoe has even introduced me to a new type of drink that I have to try out at the next games night.

Is E3 even relevant anymore?

The Talky Thingy: What was your highlight of this years E3?

Is E3 even relevant anymore?
I will get to go to E3 one year!

So were in the middle of convention season again and one of the best known has now finished, E3!

With so much news piling out of the event it was hard for us to keep up at times, had it not been for our been for our old friend Alec-Ross Bower the whole podcast would have been an incomprehensible mess of gibberish – rather than just the last half where he left us to our own devices.

However there always that one story that stands out, that one announcement that makes you giddy or that trailer that you have to watch multiple times.

For me, it was quite clearly the announcement and demo of Pikmin 3. I was sold on purchase of the Wii U well before this, but this really is a nail in the coffin. I must have this console even if it is simply to play this game. That is not even taking into account Rayman Legends, Lego City or the Super Mario game.

However its not me that matters this time, What did you guys think was the highlight of the show?

Did The Last of Us float your boat? Did you take a shine to Microsoft SmartGlass?

Let us know and we will include your comments in the show!

I do have to admit their April Fools day joke did make me chuckle

The Talky Thingy: What is your opinion on Metacritic?

I do have to admit their April Fools day joke did make me chuckle
I do have to admit their April Fools day joke did make me chuckle

It may have been a bit hard to tell but during this weeks podcast I put forth the following question as this weeks Talky Thingy discussion point – What is your opinion on MetaCritic?

Is it a good thing? Do you use it to guide your purchasing? Would you rather it didn’t exist? I am not a fan, a fact that was probably clear from my rant in the show though my reasons probably were not. First thing to say is that my problem is not specifically with MetaCritic – its more aggregated score sites in general.

My primary from problem is a complete lack of context that result from them taking only the score. I know I have written reviews for games that I have loved playing and made that clear in my word, but due to some major flaws that could be game-breaking for most other people I have had to give it a lower score. I know people who have had it the other way round they have absolutely hated the game personally but can find nothing technically so had to give a good score.

This is a very important aspect of the review in my opinion and taking that away is misrepresentation of the reviewers opinion as far as I’m concerned. (more…)