After so many years of annoyance at Peter Molynuex, it came as quite a surprise this week when we actually found ourselves liking the guy again.
It appear that he has finally managed to make a game again that will live up to its own hype – Godus has so much potential and so many good ideas. Check out this video for details: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKN7-BdeKzo
Apart from the fact that Molynuex is clearly back on form, we covered quite a few interesting topics this week in general.
From the fact that the 2DS may not be as mad an idea as it seems, to the fact that the fan-made timesplitters game may hit the PS4 and even the final release date of the XBox One.
Anyway all that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.
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Ahh the Bad Company series, yet another one of those games that lends itself to drinking games oh so naturally. However for those of you that have not already thought up your own for the latest in the series, I am here to help.
This was first written a while ago and pre-Vietnam. I have since retested this game and found it to be quite lethal with more than two sets – mainly because it gets pretty damn hard to keep up
Using the Pins that are awarded during multiplayer matches as the basis for this game, it couldn’t get much simpler. Select two or more of the ‘pin sets’ listed below, when you get a pin that is in one of your selected set, you drink.
Using all the pin sets at once is probably a bad idea – but hey I’m not the one that has to clean up afterwards so it’s up to you
Light Weapon Set
Assault Rifle Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Submachine Gun Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Light Machine Gun Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Sniper Rifle Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Handgun Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Shotgun Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Heavy Weapon Set
Grenade Launcher Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Rocket Launcher Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Explosive Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Emplacement Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Anti Vehicle Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Full Metal Set
Wheels of Hazard Pin: 2 Drinks
Tank Warfare Pin: 1 Drink
Car Warfare Pin: 1 Drink
Naval Warfare Pin: 1 Drink
Air Warfare Pin: 1 Drink
Killing Machine Set
Melee Efficiency Pin: 2 Drinks
Kill Assist Pin: 1 Drink
Savior Pin: 1 Drink
Nemesis Pin: 2 Drinks
Combat Efficiency Pin: 1 Drink
Combat Excellence Pin: 2 Drinks
Marksman Pin: 1 Drink: In a round, do 5 headshots.
Avenger Pin: 1 Drink: In a round, do 2 avenger kills
Pay Back Pin: 1 Drink: In a Round, kill your nemesis.
Team Player Set
Resupply Ops Pin: 1 Drink
Maintenance Ops Pin: 1 Drink
Medical Ops Pin: 1 Drink
Surveillance Ops Pin: 1 Drink
M-COM Defender Pin: 1 Drink
M-COM Attacker Pin: 1 Drink
Flag Defender Pin: 1 Drink
Flag Attacker Pin: 1 Drink
Squad Member Pin: 2 Drinks
Ace Pin: 2 Drinks
Gold Squad Pin: 2 Drinks
Squad Rush Winner Pin: 1 Drink
Squad Deathmatch Winner: 1 Drink
Rush Winner Pin: 1 Drink
Conquest Winner Pin: 2 Drinks
So as I have already said this is a nasty little game, so I would classify this as Extremely Heavy to Lethal so play this one with caution
Don’t be fooled by the images there is no crisis, I just had to get the images in there to solve one of the random words that Alec got asked to add. It was unfortunately too late for the recording but there was no way ‘Wibble!’ was going to be missed out.
As you may have already guessed, as well as the return of Gow to help round out the podcast, this week also saw a return Alec-Ross Bower. He joins us for the later part of the episode and has some very interesting things to say.
But the good thing about that image is that I also don’t need to do as much padding 🙂 So without further time-wasting, here is this episode
Well I would never have thought it possible if I had not actually experienced it.
Making a long overdue return to the podcast is our old friend Craig (aka TurkeySaladBoy) , seriously his presence has been missed.
I will in advance apologise for the slight audio issues in the second half of the podcast, so used to having only two people here for the recording I seem to have pulled the microphone too far forward.
This has resulted in a slightly echoed Gow for the second half of the podcast but he’s still understandable even when he tries to throw in his random Dutch words.
At this point in the intro however I am instantly regretting the choice of my podcast image for this episode as it seems there is a lot of space to fill in to make the podcast player fit into the post naturally.
But then that’s one of the good things about this site – I can admit when I messed up, so without out further stalling here is this weeks podcast.
Well now I’m simply going to have to find a new level of exclamation for the fact that we have managed to get yet another Podcast out in good time.
One thing that has to be said however is that I am seriously starting to wonder about the mental state of some of Gow’s other friends. Regular listeners will know that every week he asks on Facebook for random words that he has to fit into conversation.
Week by week these have got weirder, serious last week we had to fit the word effluent into conversation. But this week we had to fit in the words, Cuntflaps, Collywobbler, Bonkleconk. I mean seriously what the hell!
Anyway as always the links to almost everything we talked about in the Podcast are below. I also should probably mention that the Podcast is available on iTunes
Seems I had the wrong end of the stick with the mortal kombat story from last week, when I read that Warner had turned down the film and that filming was to start in Vancouver soon I jumped to the wrong conclusion – The Webisode series is being commisioned by Warner
As if in answer to our questioning about why Bizarre was not snapped up when it went on sale, Activision have spoken about it a little and it seems that most who came to look were only interested in the staff and not the studio
The Zampella & West Vs Activision issue rolls on but this week see’s a slight twist in the case, it seems that Activision have gotten thier way and been able to include EA in their countersuit case – which has resulted in many fact being revealed that were previously hidden – most damning of which is that (if true) Zampella agreed to hold back the release of a DLC pack to allow Bad Company 2 a clean launch
My Favourite story of the week, someone involved on the Justin Beiber movie (seems there is such a thing) asked for permission to you 15 seconds of the mario theme tune in the movie – Nintendo said NO – what makes this funnier is that director John Chu tweeted on Saturday, “aw C’mon Nintendo! Y won’t u let us use the Mario theme for 15 secs in the @Justinbieber movie…talk about free advertising passed up. Oops.” Because Nintendo & Mario really need the help on that front
This story is actually one I wanted to mention last week but wanted to hold off on the Blizzard fanboy stuff, someone using the StarCraft 2 mod engine has started making a StarCraft MMO that got a bit of buzz from its early videos. Well it seems that in the early part of this week the videos were all pulled from youtube at the request of activision for copyright reasons.
This lead to people debating wheter the project would be able to continue, but that’s when things got really interesting. Hearing what was going on the guys at Riot Games invited the creator to their studios to meet the team and talk about a possible job.
This saga came to an end with official word from blizzard in the end stating that the video was basicly pulled as it was standard procedure, and that they have also invited the creator down to the Blizzard HQ to meet and talk to the Starcraft development team