Episode #44: Timed to perfection, Styled like a boss

Ok Saints Row 3, you will I'll buy a copy just leave Mr fluffyboots alone!

Its taken 11 months of trying, but after 44 episodes we finally did it. We have finally stopped an episode of the podcast at an exact second!!

Seriously, this podcast is 2hrs 5 minutes and 00.000 seconds long. I have been aiming for that level of perfection ever since Gow mentioned his OCD regarding this matter and infected me with it

You will also notice that this week we finally got a soundboard working, now were not sure if its working correctly – were hoping that you guys will tell us if it is not but its there so listen out for it.

Other than there there is the usual mix of gmaing news and myself and Gow going off topic along the way.

Were both also still growing Moustaches for Movember so you want to help us in our good cause then you can donate to us for our madness at http://mobro.co/DrunkenGamer.

Anyway on to the podcast and as always links to almost all the topics covered in tonight’s show are available 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 Thingy.

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Also for while now listeners have been asking for a way to buy us a beer and help us get drunk for their amusement, well now we have found a way. We have set up an Amazon wish list full of beer and sugary things that you can send to us (trust us were just as funny hyper as drunk). Anyone that does so can send any message with their beer and we will say it in the show. Amazon.co.uk: Drinky Talky Thing

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Episode #32: Unhappy Sock is Unhappy

God knows why but Gow loved this little guy

Well we may have passed the 30 podcast mark but that in no way means were going to take this any more seriously.

If we were I would have remembered that tis week was gamescom and planned ahead to have more episodes and covered more of the gaming news that came out of the event.

As it is I dont think we were faired too badly covering thing s from the news about Arkham city to the price drops of both the Wii & PS3.

More importantly There was last weeks competition – well after all that we could not pick between the top three and will give all of them with a game each at random – that’s just how generous we are

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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Naruto finds Bejeweled to play

Episode #23: In Memory of Mini Naruto

Naruto finds Bejeweled to play
Even anime characters enjoy bejeweled

So E3 has come and gone but as always that leaves us with far too much news to cover.

That’s why this weeks podcast is pretty much filled with follow-ups, which makes it a shame that unfortunately Gow had to work so couldn’t be here for recording.

That means it’s another speedy run-through of the key articles, just to make sure that you don’t have to go a week without the news.

As always we’re 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.

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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

Bulletstorm Drinking Game

Hang on a minute, how the hell have I activated detective mode in Bulletstorm?

Oh boy, Fox News are not going to like this one bit.

Well, You know me I can’t let a good game go buy without at least trying to create a drinking game for it, particularly one that has been labelled ‘The Worst Game in the World‘. That’s just too much temptation, it’s a red rag to a bull.

So I have taken a look at the games multiplayer Anarchy Mode and found it to be extremely well set-up for a very simple drinking game, it’s almost as if the guys at Epic thought of this. I also couldn’t resist using some of the skillshot names for my rules.

As always with my drinking games, when I refer to a ‘Drink’ I personally have a solid gulp of beer so that I can enjoy my gaming for longer, but you all know your own drinking limits so it’s up to you what you choose to drink.

Rules

Gang Bang – Beat a wave score with over half the enemies remaining everyone has a drink at the end of the round

Floater – Player with the lowest number of skillshots at the end of a wave has a drink

Meat Slicer – Player with the highest contribution at the end of a wave can select someone else (other than the Floater) to have a drink

Voodoo Doll – If at any point you have to be revived have a drink (preferably while your down)

Mass Extinction – Beat 5 waves in a row without failing everybody has a drink

That’s It!

Told you it was a simple one, as with all shooter based drinking games the drinking level of this game will vary based on your skill with the game. However I am going to classify this one as a Extremely Heavy because I don’t want anyone coming and telling me I didn’t warn them that they would get drunk – I mean, who will think of the children? Kids as young as 20 could be reading this site……

 

A BulletStorm in a Teacup

Ahh Fox News, your bias view on the gaming industry are always good for a rant. I will try to make this as short as possible, but some of my rant this time is not for Fox (though the bulk of it will be) but some gamers as well.

This week they released yet another deliberately provocative article about gaming to match whatever agenda it is that they have against them. Their target this time Epic Games upcoming shooter, BulletStorm, which they have quite impressively labelled as ‘The Worst Game in the World’. (Source)

They have their usual bee in the bonnet that games are going to warp kids minds, turn them all into sadistic psychopathic rapists & destroy civilization as we know it. Ok..so I’m exaggerating  their views a little but probably not by much.

Their argument this time was that the game has named some of its kill shots after things of a sexual nature. For example, Kill Streaks are called ‘Gang Bangs’, Cutting a player in half is Labelled ‘Topless’.

They make their stance based on the fact that ‘Kids as your as 9 are playing these games’.

Here is my first fault with the article. If Kids the age of 9 are playing BulletStorm, then that’s not the fault of the game or its developer but piss poor parenting. The game itself has been rated as M (which in the American system is 17+)  which means that to even get hold it to play, someone has had to disregard that rating and buy it for their kids anyway. Read More