Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #74: The E3 Stooges

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This is the reason I have been having trouble sleeping lately

You know when there is always something that you both love and hate in equal mesures, one of those things for me is E3!

I love it for all the news that comes out, the look forward to what I will be playing for the next year, getting to see the latest hardware. Conversely I hate it for exactly the same reasons, because there is just too damn much of it all coming out at once.

Even though I have gotten into the habit of preparing myself for the onslaught of news, it still catches me by surprise. For example I nearly missed the news about Playstation Plus getting an upgrade, I still have no idea what the hell Microsoft SmartGlass is meant to be beyond a copy of the Wii U GamePad & I never knew the Ubisoft could pull itself round and actually have a good showing this year.

Thankfully for me though, Alec-Ross Bower is a properly, serious journalist – he joined us over skype in order to provide he carefully trained view of the event. Really – He has physical written notes and everything.

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


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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

Former 38 Studios employees defend Schilling, talk political misinformation [Updated] | Massively

Aww: Epic Make Moves To Hire Big Hugers | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Laid-off Reckoning devs landing at Epic Games – PC News at GameSpot

Trion Worlds CEO pinpoints the failings of 38 Studios and Star Wars: The Old Republic | Massively

Ubisoft Files Against Author’s “Frivolous” Lawsuit | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

The Talky Thingy

Tell us your favourite thing from this years E3

This weeks stuff

This weeks Releases EU: New Games, Newest Games – GameSpot.com


E3: Recap of the Microsoft press conference -Destructoid

Halo 4, SmartGlass tablet detailed at Microsoft’s E3 press conference – Xbox 360 News at GameSpot

E3: Splinter Cell: Blacklist set for spring 2013 -Destructoid

E3: Gears of War: Judgment coming in 2013 -Destructoid

E3: Microsoft unveil Xbox Music, no mention of Zune -Destructoid

E3: Forza Horizon confirmed as open-world racing title -Destructoid

E3: Microsoft introduces Xbox SmartGlass -Destructoid

E3: Internet Explorer coming to Xbox 360 -Destructoid

E3: South Park: The Stick of Truth looks friggin’ aces -Destructoid

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD, Deadlight headline Summer of Arcade – Xbox 360 News at GameSpot

E3: XBLA Summer of Arcade 2012 revealed? -Destructoid

E3: Our first glimpse of Gears of War: Judgment gameplay -Destructoid

E3: Have the latest Halo 4 footage and screenshots -Destructoid


E3: Recap of the Sony press conference -Destructoid

Last of Us brutalizes Sony’s E3 conference – PlayStation 3 News at GameSpot

E3: A glimpse of Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls -Destructoid

E3: Ellen Page featured in David Cage’s Beyond: Two Souls -Destructoid

E3: Journey is the ‘best selling PSN game of all time’ -Destructoid

E3: PlayStation All-Stars comes to Vita, new characters -Destructoid

E3: The PlayStation Move Racing Wheel looks silly -Destructoid

E3: Quantic Dream unveils Beyond: Two Souls -Destructoid

E3: Please just watch this Last of Us footage -Destructoid

E3: 12 games instantly available for PlayStation Plus -Destructoid

E3: Sony: The Last Guardian will ship when it’s ready -Destructoid


E3: Recap of the Nintendo press conference -Destructoid

IncGamers.com » Lego City Undercover unmasked

IncGamers.com » Luigi’s Mansion 2 dated and renamed

IncGamers.com » Nintendo announces Wii Fit U

Nintendo Direct: Wii U goes pro with Wii U Pro Controller -Destructoid

Nintendo Direct: Finally control TV with Wii U controller -Destructoid

Nintendo Direct: Wii U features NFC and curtain controls -Destructoid

Rumor: Wii U price point set, will have apps -Destructoid

E3: ZombiU, exclusive zombie game for Wii U -Destructoid


E3: Wii U to support two GamePads -Destructoid

E3: Nintendo announced Wii U streaming services -Destructoid

E3: New Super Mario Bros. U announced -Destructoid

E3: Wii U gets the Batman: Arkham City ‘Armored Edition’ -Destructoid

E3: Nintendo confirms more third-party 3DS titles -Destructoid

E3: Nintendo announces Wii Fit U -Destructoid

E3: Lego City battles crime on the Wii U -Destructoid

E3: Trine 2: Director’s Cut coming to Wii U -Destructoid

E3: Kirby’s Dream Collection headed to Wii this September -Destructoid


E3: Recap of the EA press conference -Destructoid

E3 2012: SWTOR’s limited F2P trial, content plans, and new trailer | Massively

E3: Star Wars 1313 hands-off event was like Disney World -Destructoid

E3 2012: The Elder Scrolls Online previews characters, more in new trailers [Update] | Massively


E3: Recap of the Ubisoft press conference -Destructoid

E3: Ubisoft adds Spider-Man, Wolverine to Avengers game -Destructoid

E3: Watch this Rayman Legends demo AND BE HAPPY! -Destructoid

E3: Rayman Legends looks like the best thing ever -Destructoid

E3: Watch Dogs also coming to mobile devices -Destructoid

The Best of the Rest

E3: Reviewing the ‘Big Three’ press conferences -Destructoid

E3: ESA considers moving gaming’s biggest expo eastward -Destructoid

IncGamers.com » Oddworld: Abe’s Oddyssee HD not just a re-release, coming summer 2013

RIFT: Storm Legion expansion coming this fall | Massively

IncGamers.com » RIFT expands with Storm Legion

Defiance to launch April 2013, shows off E3 trailer | Massively

TERA offers instant streaming demo courtesy of Gaikai | Massively

No Rush: Starcraft II Getting Mod Marketplace, Streaming | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Game Genie returns to consoles, shows PS3 version at E3 -Destructoid

Diablo III to benefit from big brother World of Warcraft’s features | Massively

Rachet & Clank celebrate 10th anniversary with new game -Destructoid

Epic victorious in drawn out suit from Silicon Knights -Destructoid

Justice for a Girl: No Doubt v Activision going to trial -Destructoid

Podcast Extras

E3: Lego City trailer looks Lego-licious -Destructoid

Legollum, Legothmog, Legolas: Lego LOTR Confirmed | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Play Diablo 1 with World of Warcraft models in StarCraft 2 | Massively

South Park: The Stick Of Truth: The Trailer Of Footage | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

A Quick Aside: Wreck-It Ralph Film Trailer | 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

-Carefree- by Waterflame


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