Many enter, Only one can survive

Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #8

Many enter, Only one can survive
Many enter, Only one can survive

WOW! Did I used to record these things on my own & sober?

With Gow away skiing in France & Craig living it up state-side at GDC – I was left completely without a co-host for the first time this year.

There were several people who offered to co-host, and I thank them all for their offers to help. Unfortunately being my last week at Omerta, I had to put in some extra time to get some things wrapped up. This meant a later than normal start to recording.

To everyone that offered I will contact you about co-hosting in the future as I have always thought about including guest hosts in the show.

So despite being shorter than normal and not really having as much randomness as normal – I hope you still enjoy this weeks episode.

So without further stalling, here it is.

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Updates on stories from the last episode

Hopefully a final wrap up on the whole Bulletstorm story, RockPaperShotgun managed to get a response from the last of the experts in the original article. While he stands by what he said, that is fine as he firmly believes it – he says he’s in no way against the game as long as its played by the people it was aimed at
Bulletstormgate: Weichman Clarifies Position | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

This weeks stuff

Well we knew the Bizzare Creations guys would do well – a bunch of them have founded thier own studio Lucid Games
Former Bizarre employees create ‘Lucid Games’ | Joystiq

It seems that Ubisoft are learning, they have dropped the always connected DRM – it will still need a login but after that you can play offline for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Good: Brotherhood Will Be “Playable Offline” | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Seems that Take-Two registered a bunch of domains that could point to GTA 5 being underway, if they do these are obviously for ingame jokes.
New Grand Theft Auto 5 Domains Registered?

Well it seems Zynga’s money does not get them out of everythign and they have had to settle on the maffia wars case
Zynga settles Mafia Wars lawsuit | Games Industry | MCV

Two great bits of games development news, but the Unreal & Gamespy development kits have increased the royalty threshold on their licences – which could be great for indie dev’s
Epic to show new Unreal Engine 3 updates at GDC, raises UDK royalty-free threshold to $50K | Joystiq
GameSpy making multiplayer tech free for smaller-scale titles | Joystiq

Some lucky members of the gaming press got to see some more footage of the upcoming Arkham City – giving us a lot of insights
Batman: Arkham City Preview for PC, PS3, 360, Game from 1UP.com

They really will turn anything into an MMO – apparently there is work happening on a Dr Who MMO
BBC and Three Rings readying Doctor Who online multiplayer title | Massively

Mythos is getting close to finally launching again – Open beta has finally been announced
Open beta en route for Mythos Europe | Massively

Seems that the lawsuit between LG & Sony over patents has actually resulted in all PS3 shipments into Europe being seized
PS3 shipments blocked in Europe as LG wins preliminary injunction | Joystiq

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 #2


I channel the spirit of MacGyver far too often!

It’s a new years miracle!!

We have actually managed to record two episodes of the Podcast within a week of each other. Ok, so two weeks does not a regularly schedule Podcast make, but its an improvement on once every now and again.

So this week we actually tried a new audio set-up, as I wanted to try and reduce the issues with the sound variation we had before. This was caused by us forgetting we were holding mics and moving them about too much, were only hobbyist afterall. So this one I wanted to try and eliminate that by putting the mics in a static location which, in leu of real stands, turned out to be cellotaped too my amBX kit.

Anyway as always, enjoy the cast and below are the links and videos mentioned.

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The fan made teaser trailer for a dark mortal combat film (the one that had Jerri Ryan in it) well it got turned down by Warner brothers as a full film BUT it will still see release as the guy that made it is releaseing it in 10 parts as a web series instead
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/15/gritty-mortal-kombat-concept-trailer-getting-a-webisode-series/

For the three of you that have not seen this trailer, get watching

Activision have given Beenox (Team behind shattered dimensions) charge of all future Spider-man games, this is good news
http://www.1up.com/news/beenox-put-charge-steward-spider-man

‘Marvel vs. Capcom 3’ Will Pit Rage Quitters Against Rage Quitters – basically it will track users that pull the plug on their connection too often and only put them in games with people who do the same if it gets too high
http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/01/13/marvel-vs-capcom-3-will-pit-rage-quitters-against-rage-quitters/

Pacman Reality show – they describe it as ‘the biggest game of tag ever’ and liken it to total wipeout, so its going to be tits running around a maze
http://www.1up.com/news/pac-man-reality-show-coming

Scientists in America have made a biological version of Pacman using micro-organisms that can be guides around a maze to eat food pellets
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/17/living_pac_man/

Valve confirms Portal 2 cross-platform integration – PS3/PC/Mac players all able to play together
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36781/Valve-confirms-Portal-2-cross-platform-integration

Peter Molyneux has been confirmed as this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement prize at the Game Developers Choice Awards.
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36802/Molyneux-awarded-Lifetime-Achievement-gong

Modern Warfare Maker Says It Can’t Fix Rampant Hacking On PS3
http://kotaku.com/5736132/modern-warfare-maker-say-it-cant-fix-rampant-hacking-on-ps3

The Secret of Spunky Island
http://www.1up.com/news/monkey-island-games-porno-parody

Angry Birds TV Show
http://kotaku.com/5737425/angry-birds-hurl-themselves-at-the-small-screen

Activision recommend Bizzare Studios to final shut down.
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36797/Breaking-Activision-recommends-Bizarre-closure

Sky, EuroSport & Aardman to stream 3D content to the Nintendo 3DS
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/19/3ds-to-receive-video-content-from-eurosport-aardman-sky-in-eur/

Gows Random Words
anatidaeholic,  effluent, Rumpy pump, THIS IS SPARTA!!!, littlebigword, counterretrospective, my old mans a dustman, he wheres a dustmans hat, he farted through the keyhole and paralysed the cat, the chairs couldnt stand it, the table fell apart, and all because of my old man that did a stinky fart….