Farewell Google Reader, we really will miss you.
While it may seem odd to be sad about the impending shut-down of an on-line service, this service has been making the podcast possible since the very beginning.
Reader has been where I brought all of my news together to get a list of stories for the show.
For example, this week I followed the plight of EA & SimCity, Found out that the PS4 will have Pyhsx, Watched as Valve disowned the SteamBox & even caught up on a batch of Kickstarter updates.
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.
This Weeks Stuff
RIP Google Reader
Amazon has pulled SimCity from its store – Destructoid
No SimCity refunds on Origin – Destructoid
EA: SimCity’s broken because it’s just too much fun! – Destructoid
EA to offer free PC game for SimCity players – Destructoid
Maxis has ‘no intention’ of making SimCity offline – Destructoid
Maxis Insider Tells RPS: SimCity Servers Not Necessary | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Modder Runs SimCity Offline, Maxis Remains Silent | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
PS4 not worth the cost, says Nvidia – GameSpot.com
NVIDIA supporting PlayStation 4 with PhysX and APEX – Destructoid
PS4 ad YouTube’s most viewed in February – GameSpot.com
Boy Scouts of America unveils merit badge in game design – Destructoid
Microsoft quietly cancels the Xbox Live Family Pack – Destructoid
Nintendo must pay $30M due to 3D patent infringement – Destructoid
Danish TV channel apologises for mistaking Assassin’s Creed for Syria – GameSpot.com
Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix surfaces online – GameSpot.com
Unofficial ‘Steam Box’ Xi3 Piston price starts at $1000 – GameSpot.com
Piston Gets P-ssed On By Valve | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Xi3 CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston console – Destructoid
EVE Online reconfiguring launcher to use BitTorrent | Massively
Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U Pokemon features Skylanders-like toys – GameSpot.com
Rift developer increases MMO retention through rewards – Destructoid
Tera adds 500,000 players since going free-to-play – GameSpot.com
Retro/Grade coming to Steam March 20 – Destructoid
Pachter: Next-gen games cost $70, no more consoles after – Destructoid
Road Rash to resurface if there’s demand, says designer – Destructoid
Microtransactions coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Destructoid
Ken Levine killed BioShock film due to Watchmen’s failure – Destructoid
Brain-controlled game hits Kickstarter goal – GameSpot.com
Dreamfall KS Wraps, Barely Misses Bonus Side-Game | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Garriott On Shroud Of The Avatar, Why He Needs KS | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Zynga: Debate over originality is ‘vastly overblown’ – GameSpot.com
Finally, A BioShock Infinite Trailer! | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Pay your respects to the father of videogames – Destructoid
Ranked: The five best city builders – Destructoid
LEGO City Undercover shows off its vehicles and disguises – Destructoid
Deadpool gameplay trailer takes self-awareness to dangerous new levels – IncGamers.com
Gears of War: Judgment launch trailer emerges – Destructoid
What if EA made Solitaire in the style of SimCity? – Destructoid
What if household furniture had DRM? – Destructoid
Check out this sick 11-minute NES chiptune rock medley – Destructoid
Songs used in this episode
Drunken Sailor by Doctor Octoroc used with permission. Check out more of his music over at http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/– Do it now!
PewPewPew by Kubbi