Episode #31: Wake up in the morning wantin’ some breakfast

And that Gow, is how baby street sweepers are made!

Ok, some part of me knows that the VitaLite stuff will make absolutely no sense at all to our none English listeners, but it’s too much fun to pass up.

But as always that was only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to our offtopic ramblings – however we do manage to get some gaming news covered along the way from the Diablo III chaos to the bankruptcy of team bondi and even disagreement between Bethesda & notch.

As always links to almost all the topics covered are after the jump.

Also as always we are still taking suggestions for the mid podcast songs. So if you have a suggestion for song to be included in the podcast then put it in the comments of this post or send them too @DrunkenGamer or @D_Gow . They will be put on the short-list and you will be mentioned in the podcast itself when played

Anyway enjoy this episode of the Drinky Talky Thing.

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This is a crisis. A large crisis. In fact, if you got a moment, it's a twelve-story crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, 24-hour portage, and an enormous sign on the roof, saying 'This Is a Large Crisis'. A large crisis requires a large plan. Get me two pencils and a pair of underpants

Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #9

This is a crisis. A large crisis. In fact, if you got a moment, it's a twelve-story crisis with a magnificent entrance hall, carpeting throughout, 24-hour portage, and an enormous sign on the roof, saying 'This Is a Large Crisis'. A large crisis requires a large plan. Get me two pencils and a pair of underpants
A large crisis requires a large plan. Get me two pencils and a pair of underpants

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

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Updates on stories from the last episode

Bulletstorm – it just wont go away! there is even more news in the bulletstrate
http://popzara.com/pages/1577/

Some more clues pointing to GTA 5 being underway
Is Take-Two’s “Rush” the Next Grand Theft Auto?

This weeks stuff

Loads of GDC news related to the Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo GDC keynote roundup: Netflix and free AT&T WiFi coming to 3DS this summer! — Engadget

Gaming of the future looks great as the GDC tech demos for both CryEngine 3 & Unreal Engine 3
It’s Real Time: CryEngine 3′s Real-Time Tools | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Check out Epic’s Unreal Engine GDC tech demo (while you can) | Joystiq

Adobe have made games dev lives easier, building a tool that will convert flash to HTML 5
Flash on iPhone ‘trick’ released by Adobe | Game Development | News by Develop

Australia are at it again and have refused Mortal Kombat a rating – Effectively banning it
Mortal Kombat publisher appealing Aussie ‘Refused Classification’ decision | Joystiq

GT5 will get in-race saves – endurance races a doddle now
Yamauchi: Gran Turismo 5 to get in-race game saves | Joystiq

Magicka to get an expansion based int he jungles of Vietnam
Magicka: Vietnam expansion announced (no joke!) | Joystiq

There are developers calling for limited numbers of patches for consoles to once again force developers to bugfix their code properly
Jaffe: Console makers should limit game updates to four per year | Joystiq

Epic would love to release Gears of War on PS3 but don’t have a plan too just yet
Gears of War PS3 is Something Epic Would Love

Bungie developer makes really shit joke and has the worlds gaming press confirming the bungie MMOFPS – this was soon fixed
GDC 2011: Bungie Confirms Next Game is Massively Multiplayer

Ms Splosion man gameplay video released – it’s looking good indeed
Ms. Splosion Man preview: Blow it, blow it away | Joystiq

Battlefield heroes passed the 7 million players – impressive
Battlefield Heroes bonuses are brought to you by the letters E, A, and the number 7 | Joystiq

Rumours start to circulate about the next generation MS hardware after a poorly worded job listing
Next-Gen Xbox Job Listings Posted

Alice: Return to madness gets a release date
Shadows of the Damned and Alice: Madness Returns get June release dates | Joystiq

Gows Random Words

Suffering Sukatash, Heavens to Murgatroyd, Monophthongisation, Cryptorchidism

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 #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

The Drinky Talky Thing Podcast, Episode #7

I've taken so many of these now I'm starting to rattle

Well here we are again – another Podcast where we have to apologise for the delay.

Despite the fact that we all live so close together, finding those moments where all of our schedules have a gap has proved difficult.

As if to prove that fact, this Podcast is missing Craig Albeck is missing, being that he was on his way back from a micro-payment convention in London.

What you will also notice is different in this episode is that I am considerably more drunk than normal. This is a result of the fact that I have been on painkillers for back problems, and this is the first time in 2 weeks I have had anything to drink.

On that note I’ll let you listen to Me & Gow, Try and stay on topic.

As a bit of a warning as this was another catchup episode, it is once again over 2hrs long, but this time it seems like it would be better not to split it.

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Oh and if you make it through the whole two hours and happen to be ginger, I apologise in advance 🙂

This Episode is Sponsored by this Child’s Play Charity – which has started taking donations for this year. For more information or to get involved head over to the site http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

For links to any of the stories, they can be found after the jump.

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