As spring approaches, the street sweeper emerges from its hibernation at the bottom of the lake in search of a mate

Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #63: Endlessly Addicted to Simulators

As spring approaches, the street sweeper emerges from its hibernation at the bottom of the lake in search of a mate
As spring approaches, the street sweeper emerges from its hibernation at the bottom of the lake in search of a mate

We don’t know exactly what it is about these simulators that has us so addicted to them. Perhaps were tired of all of the excitement and joy that comes with working with games all the time and yearn for a more mundane life.

It’s more likely that we are just sadists, who have got hooked up on a set of very weird games.

This weeks show once again saw Dan, Editor of Thirteen1 pull up a seat next to the microphone. This week though that seat was Gow’s usual spot as he had other matter to attend to and couldn’t be with us.

We were not going to let that stop us doing a show and talking about things like the Mass Effect 3 ending argument, Tax breaks for UK games developers, our addiction to Draw Something, Mists of Pandaria & as always the continuing saga of the downfall of GAME.

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.

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Unfortunatly this is what happens when you get 2 Dans in the same place at the same time

Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #60: The Dans they are multiplying

Unfortunatly this is what happens when you get 2 Dans in the same place at the same time
Unfortunatly this is what happens when you get 2 Dans in the same place at the same time

Well this weeks show was a bit of a shocker really.

Firstly we have a bit of an announcement – We will be doing our first special podcast episode, Recording live at Platform 2012 (http://www.platformexpos.com/events/platform-2012/). Details are still to be finalised but when we know which of the bars we will be set up in, we will let you know so you can come and join us.

Secondly our friend Dan, editor of T1, actually turn up to the recording after over a year of saying he would do so (seriously we had a book going on whether he would show up or not).

Gaming news wise, we once again continued to chronicle the downfall of UK retailer GAME, we discussed the possibility of a freemium Blizzard game, Ranted a bit about Day one DLC & even found the time to check out a dating site.

All that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.

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You can also subscribe Podcast on iTunes

We also welcome your contact about anything you want to talk to us about – From suggestions for stories to recommendations for mid podcast songs, Hell you can even just hurl insults at us if you so wish. Below is a list of the ways you can contact us.

  • Facebook: Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast
  • You can even if you so wish buy us gifts of beers and sweeties via our Amazon wishlist, doing so will make you the sponsor of that show and as a result we will say almost anything you ask us to during the show. Amazon.co.uk: Drinky Talky Thing
    Music this week came from the brilliant Dan Bull (Dan Bull (itsdanbull) on Twitter) and the track can be purchased on iTunes along with some other remixes here – iTunes – Music – Mass Effect (Remixes) – EP by Dan Bull
    If you want links to any of the stories we covered in the show this week, links can be found after the jump.

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    FIFA / PES Drinking Game

    People tell me there is a difference, but personally I never notice it. That may be due to this drinking game

    For years now both FIFA and PES have been battling to decide which of them would be the greatest football game on the market.

    Over all of those years the Thirteen1 team have always played them, never particularly loyal to either franchise as like any good fight the lead has switched many times.

    One thing that has been consistent however is the drinking game we based on them. It started off very simple as just a drink for every goal, but in the last few years I have refined and improved it just like the games themselves.

    Remember as always I leave it up to you to decide what you drink, I count a Drink as a solid gulp of my pint of beer. That way my fun can last for decent amount of time.

    This is also a group drinking game meaning that everyone on the team takes the punishment when a rule is applied.

    Rules

    The Half Time Refreshments – Both teams have a drink at half time by standard, optional extra to this rule is the losing team have a 2nd drink

    The Cards – A yellow card means a drink for the player that received it. If you manage to jump directly to red, take two drinks.

    The Goals – A drink for each goal your team concedes

    Final Whistle – A drink for the losing team, plus an extra drink if it’s by more than 5 goals

    Optional Rules

    Making it worth it – This is a reversal rule, if you get a card BUT you injure a player on the other team, the other team have to have a drink instead, two if the player is instantly taken off the pitch

    The price you pay – Any action that is not on the pitch – formation change, substitutions etc. – all come at the cost of a drink for the team.

    This is one of those games that really differs in drinking level based on your skill with the game. That is why I would classify it as Moderate to Heavy. Personally I suck at them so I get very drunk very fast even drinking only beer.