Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #7

This has nothing to do with the podcast, it just seemed like a good image

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.

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Updates on stories from the last episode

The Fox news debacle rolls on still – first with yet another expert that fox asked in the bulletstorm story has come forward with the answers they provided, this guy was completely ignored but gave some damn fine answers.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/02/10/the-fox-news-debacle-techsavvy-update/

Then it just gets silly, Fox makes another news item about the game not to fix its statement but to push its agenda further and to cap it all insinuates Rock, Paper, Shotgun has not been telling the truth.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/02/21/bulletstorm-gate-fox-news-responds/

This weeks stuff

Topware interactive threatened to blacklist site for low scores on reviews of Two Worlds 2
http://beefjack.com/news/source-publications-blacklisted-for-low-scoring-two-worlds-ii-reviews/

Portal 2 will NOT include Move support
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/17/portal-2-playstation-move/

Command & Conquer is set to make a comeback under a new studio
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/02/21/reddest-alert-cc-to-return/

The project that Bungie are working on for activision is apparently an MMOFPS named ‘Destiny’
http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/02/17/wow-in-space-bungies-mmofps-named-destiny/

Legend of Zelda turns 25years old
http://www.1up.com/news/legend-of-zelda-turns-25

Kinect SDK to be released this spring
http://www.1up.com/news/kinect-officially-embrace-modders

Sony are rumoured to also be working on a playstation branded tablet
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/16/report-sony-s1-tablet-is-playstation-certified-features-qrio/

Bizarre finally closed its doors on Friday with a interesting farewell video, but good news its skilled staff are popping up in new studios
http://www.develop-online.net/news/37063/VIDEO-Bizarre-Creations-final-farewell
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/21/bizarre-creations-lead-gareth-wilson-now-sumo-digital-lead-desig/

Minecraft working on an official iPhone/iPad release
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/21/minecraft-iphone-ipad/

Why the Bioshock Movie Crumbled
http://uk.gamespot.com/news/6299092.html

YouTube are looking for developers for a ‘Console Based Experience’
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/17/youtube-seeking-developers-for-console-based-tv-experience/

The OpenFeint network has gone ahead and made cross platform play between android & iOS
http://www.develop-online.net/news/37064/OpenFeint-unites-smartphones-with-new-network

Gears of War 3 Release Date 20th September
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/23/gears-of-war-3-release-date/

Battlefield 3 Preorder Availible

http://eastore.ea.com/store/eaemea/en_GB/html/pbPage.battlefield3_EN_LE?resid=TWVUbwoHAtQAABnylmIAAAAE&rests=1298486382981

Gows Random Words
aardappelschilmesje, Squeegee, Ardvark, doppelganger, Flibbertigibbet, Hullabaloo, Squishy, fnaaaarp

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

Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #3

You have to wonder what the person who suggested this random word was thinking

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

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Updates on stories from last episode

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

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/24/live-action-mortal-kombat-digital-series/

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

http://www.develop-online.net/news/36803/Bizarre-bidders-waiting-on-closure-to-pick-at-talent

This Weeks stuff

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

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/activision-successfully-adds-ea-to-countersuit-redacted-email-s/
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36814/Internal-EA-email-Zampella-held-off-DLC-for-us

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

http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/01/20/justin-bieber-nintendo/

The Apple AppStore hit yet another landmark this week reaching the 10 billionth download – and it was a game that was downloaded, a free one as well

http://www.develop-online.net/news/36830/App-Store-crosses-10bn-downloads-mark

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

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/01/19/world-of-starcraft-modders-clash-with-activision-blizzard/
http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/starcraft-mmo-modder-wins-the-internet-with-a-job-offer-from-rio/
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/blizzard-comments-on-world-of-starcraft-invites-creator-to-hq/

Portal 2 getting user-created content ‘on all platforms,’ has two endings | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/24/portal-2-getting-user-created-content-on-all-platforms-has-tw/

Facebook game Blingville gets cease and desist from Zynga
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/25/facebook-game-blingville-gets-cease-and-desist-from-zynga/

Mandatory Xbox 360 update sneakily halts Call of Duty pirates | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/mandatory-xbox-360-update-sneakily-halts-call-of-duty-pirates/

Platinum Games announces Max Anarchy as a its next game
http://www.1up.com/news/platinum-games-online-mad-anarchy

A Bill has been put before congress that could see games carrying cigarette like health warnings
http://www.1up.com/news/videogames-cigarette-like-warning-labels

Get some Duke Nukem Forever on May 3, 2011 [update] | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/21/duke-nukem-forever-release-date-may-3-2011/

LA Noire trailer leaks, reveals May 17 release date [update: it’s gone] | Joystiq
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/13111/la-noire-coming-to-ps3-and-xbox-360-may-17-in-north-america-may-.html

Bethesda confirms Skyrim mod support, will release Creation Kit | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/19/bethesda-confirms-skyrim-mod-support-will-release-creation-kit/

85-Year-Old Man Can Crush Us All In Wii Sports Bowling
http://kotaku.com/5741954/85+year+old-man-can-crush-us-all-in-wii-sports-bowling

Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby
http://www.inquisitr.com/96339/san-fransisco-bus-shelter-games/

Gow’s random words

Cuntflaps, Collywobbler, Bonkleconk.

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