Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #55: Still not entirely certain what we are doing to this day

Even the hardened military guy has no idea what the hell is going on with this show

Even the hardened military guy has no idea what the hell is going on with this show

So every few weeks we get this sense that we have finally gained the skills to call ourselves proper podcasters, we congratulate ourselves on a good show, all that shit.

Then the podcasting gods take notice and choose to remind us ‘You are winging it, you have no idea what you are actually doing’ and throw us a curve-ball to remind us of place.

This time it was the fact that despite sounding perfectly fine to us while we were recording, Alec (who had joined us to talk about Resident Evil 6) had been recorded with so much reverb & crackle it was unreal.

So for only the 2nd or 3rd time in the history of the Drinky Talky Thingy, editing was done. Let me tell you there are so many buttons in Audition that do weird and wonderful things, its fun to play when you are drunk. Anyway I managed to clean up Alec’s audio to the point where you can actually hear what he is saying most of the time but be prepared to hear some crackle to his parts still.

How audio issues aside we did manage to get quite a lot covered in this show, obviously there was more news about SOPA, there was also a whole pile of Xbox rumours to talk about, we took the piss out of Zynga for ripping off Nimblebit’s Tiny Tower, I rambled on for a bit about Blizzard based news and we even had time at one point to debate why the hell everyone on our facebook friends lists is getting pregnant all of a sudden.

All that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.

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Also be sure to check out the games that our very own TurkeySaladBoy is helping out with the PR for, would be cruel and unusual for us not to mention them really.
  • First is the iPhone game My Army where you have to help your squad of soldiers cross the battle field, avoiding mines, barbed wire and killing enemy troops.
  • Second is the iPad title The Lighthouse HD where you are tasked with protecting the shipping lanes, making sure people get to port while helping them avoid the rocks, the sirens & even a Kracken!
If you want links to any of the stories we covered in the show this week, links can be found after the jump.

Updates on stories from last week

Co-sponsors of SOPA and PIPA bills withdraw support | IncGamers

PIPA hearing is shelved following ‘recent events’ -Destructoid

SOPA has been shelved again following PIPA postponement -Destructoid

ESA pulls support for SOPA and PIPA, shrugs nonchalantly -Destructoid

This weeks stuff

Next Xbox to play Blu-rays, block used games – Report – GameSpot.com

Rumor: Microsoft Points to be phased out of Xbox Live -Destructoid

Sony, CCP ‘negotiating PS3 virtual item policy’ for DUST 514 | Massively

Hardcore: BioShock Infinite Has ’1999 Mode’ | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

You’re Going To Suffer: Levine On 1999 Mode | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Rovio IPO ‘will not launch in 2012′ | Game Development | News by Develop

Zynga bought up four mobile gaming companies -Destructoid

Tiny Tower devs are happy to inspire Zynga’s new game, Dream Heights (image) | VentureBeat

Namco executive: F2P titles ‘can’t be high quality’ | Massively

First ever digital PC chart scheduled | Game Development | News by Develop

Blizzard job listing mentions ‘product placement’ within its next MMO | Massively

Diablo 3 major changes revealed | IncGamers

Diablo III senior producer leaves Blizzard | Massively

BlizzCon skipping 2012 due to ‘jam-packed schedule’ | Massively

Electronic Arts stock drops because of SWTOR fumbles | Massively

The Force is with SWTOR: EA stock bounces back, budget revealed | Massively

Resident Evil 6 coming November 20 (now official!) -Destructoid

Resident Evil 6 screenshots for you to love/hate -Destructoid

Six-Player Co-Op For Resident Evil 6? – Xbox 360 News at IGN

Release Date Roundup

Alan Wake to Hit Steam in February – PC News at IGN

Clock-Watching With Doctor Who | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

FIFA Street tackles March 13 – GameSpot.com

Jak and Daxter Collection hits PS3 February 7 – GameSpot.com

AION F2P closed beta starts next week | IncGamers

The Serious Sam Pack – Indie Royale

Podcast Extras

Random’s Final Fantasy VII tribute album to be remixed -Destructoid

Unlock Your Inner Brony In Skyrim | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Get Excited for SSX With These Amazing New Videos – PlayStation 3 Preview at IGN

New batch of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD screens -Destructoid

PS3 hack allows Vita to run Batman: Arkham Asylum, others -Destructoid

Death rises in this new Darksiders II video -Destructoid

Never Do This: DIY Assassin’s Creed Blade | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Songs used in this episode

Original Intro Remixed from WizWars – 8 Bit Raceway, which can be bought at http://wizwars.bandcamp.com/album/game-boy-rock-special-edition

New Intro Remixed from Drunken Sailor Metal Remix by DarkmasterXIII

Mid podcast song from the upcoming Black Materia: The Remixes Album available at bandcamp - Black Materia: The Remixes | Random (Mega Ran)

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