Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #60: The Dans they are multiplying

Unfortunatly this is what happens when you get 2 Dans in the same place at the same time

Unfortunatly this is what happens when you get 2 Dans in the same place at the same time

Well this weeks show was a bit of a shocker really.

Firstly we have a bit of an announcement – We will be doing our first special podcast episode, Recording live at Platform 2012 (http://www.platformexpos.com/events/platform-2012/). Details are still to be finalised but when we know which of the bars we will be set up in, we will let you know so you can come and join us.

Secondly our friend Dan, editor of T1, actually turn up to the recording after over a year of saying he would do so (seriously we had a book going on whether he would show up or not).

Gaming news wise, we once again continued to chronicle the downfall of UK retailer GAME, we discussed the possibility of a freemium Blizzard game, Ranted a bit about Day one DLC & even found the time to check out a dating site.

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

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Music this week came from the brilliant Dan Bull (Dan Bull (itsdanbull) on Twitter) and the track can be purchased on iTunes along with some other remixes here – iTunes – Music – Mass Effect (Remixes) – EP by Dan Bull
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

UK retailer cancels all pre-orders for The Last Story -Destructoid
GAME Will Not Be Stocking Mass Effect 3 – Xbox 360 News at IGN
Game, Gamestation not stocking Mass Effect 3 – GameSpot.com

EA ‘offers Origin games already bought on Steam’ | Game Development | News by Develop

This weeks stuff

BioWare defends day-one Mass Effect 3 DLC – GameSpot.com
All The Mass Effect 3 DLC Costs How Much? | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Blizzard reportedly working on free-to-play game -Destructoid
Blizzard tells Diablo III fans to lower their expectations | Massively
Blizzard clarifies Bashiok’s statements about Diablo III and hints at release announcement | Massively
Diablo 3 console development ramping up? | IncGamers

Dating site for gamers opens, but it’s all a scam | IncGamers
Date a Gamer :: About Us

Facebook gaming drops in popularity (what a shock!) -Destructoid

Killzone 3 Multiplayer To Hit PSN as Free Download – PlayStation 3 News at IGN

Results: Next-Gen’s Most Wanted – Xbox360 Feature at IGN

Medal of Honor: Warfighter Coming in October – Xbox 360 News at IGN

Taco Bell fails to deliver on Vita contest, blames hacker -Destructoid

Not enough time

‘Tenth Xbox Anniversary’ Xbox 360 bundle headed to Europe – Retail Radar – GameSpot.com

BioWare: Average SWTOR play session tops four hours | Massively

Rovio’s first non-Angry Birds game in production -Destructoid

BioWare doctors discuss Mass Effect MMO | Massively

X-Blades sequel Blades of Time out March 6 -Destructoid

Report: PS4 harnesses AMD tech | Game Development | News by Develop

Fifa 12 gets January transfer update | IncGamers

Frostbite tech for next Medal of Honor | Game Development | News by Develop

Guild Wars 2 beta attracts 1 million applicants – GameSpot.com

SOE opens up about multi-year European partnership | Massively
SOE responds to ProSiebenSat.1 fiasco, says it’s not a done deal | Massively

Counter-Strike: GO beta applications open to survey-takers – GameSpot.com

Pokemon Black and White 2 revealed for DS – GameSpot.com

Jet Set Radio port teased for XBL, PSN – GameSpot.com

Podcast Extras

Video from Abandoned Batman Game Surfaces – Games News at IGN

Double Fine Kickstarter update 2 and Ron Gilbert’s wisdom -Destructoid

Waveform is coming to Steam in March and it looks slick -Destructoid

This new Sonic 4: Episode 2 gameplay trailer is so metal -Destructoid

Sonic 4: Episode 2 site goes live with new screens -Destructoid

The Amazing Spider-Man re-imagined Rhino [Video] | IncGamers

Torchlight 2 Development Update [Video] | IncGamers

Dorkly does Limbo -Destructoid

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

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