Well this is a first for the Drinky Talky Thingy podcast – A completely sober one!!
Yes you heard that right, unfortunately this week Gow was once again ill so was unable to join in with the recording. To compound things I was also on medication that meant he was not allowed to drink. I will let you guess how happy I was about that!
However as always the show must go on, My OCD will not allow a week to be missed. Not until we take our winter break anyway. At least I managed to get most of this weeks news covered for you.
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.
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
For the sake of Gow’s ego (he is sat here as I write this) the podcast is back to full force with his return this week.
His head is now that inflated im not sure I’m going to be able to squeeze his fat head out of the door tonight.
To be fair, he’s joined the realm of mac fanbois, I’d question his sexuality if he wasn’t sat in front of me. He’s got a satchel and everything.
Can you tell we’re rambling to make this fit? Ok, so this release is pretty awesome, even included some homebrew sound effects! We hope you enjoy it and, as always, We look forward to your response!
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Updates on stories from the last episode
Some more details have been released surrounding the Xperia Play – otherwise known as the Playstation phone
Firstly its Spec’s which are pretty damn impressive – 5.1mp camera, over 5hrs battery life when gaming, 1GHz Snapdragon processor & Android 2.3(Gingerbread)
Xperia Play battery life supports gaming for 5+ hours, and other specs | Joystiq
Secondly it’s listed to have about 50 titles ready for launch and a copy of the epic crash bandicoot preloaded to all the phones
Xperia Play pre-loaded with ‘legendary’ PS1 game, will launch with 50 games from 20 publishers | Joystiq
This weeks stuff
The World of Starcraft mod has finally resurfaced, now known as StarCraft Universe
‘World of StarCraft’ mod reborn as ‘StarCraft Universe’ | Joystiq
Dragon Age is getting its own web series, written by and staring Felicia Day
Felicia Day to star in ‘Dragon Age: Redemption’ web series | Joystiq
Gaming music has finally come of age and won a Grammy
Christopher Tin wins Grammy for Civ 4’s ‘Baba Yetu’ | Joystiq
Roll on the Mobile MMO? Apple allow subscriptions for Apps
App Store developers can now charge subscriptions | Game Development | News by Develop
Mirrors Edge 2 had a prototype which EA has declined – Series status = undetermined
Report: Mirror’s Edge 2 rejected by EA (oh, and Happy Valentine’s Day!) | Joystiq
Oh silly Fox news, Silly woman – BulletStorm branded worst game ever
A BulletStorm in a Teacup – Home of the DrunkenGamer & the Drinky Talky Thing Podcast
Some interesting news on the Batman:Arkham City front this week
Fristly there is going to be a specialy created comic series to fill in the gap between AA & AC
Batman: Arkham City prequel comic series fills the gap between games | Joystiq
Secondly, It turns out all the talk of multiplayer & co-op in Arkham City was nothing more than rumour it will be purely single player
Batman: Arkham City Will Not Feature Multiplayer – G4tv.com
Batman: Arkham City Gotham on Lockdown – PlayStation 3 Feature at IGN
OK, so it was also a big week for Activision
The first story of the week was one of restructuring, they have decided to cull some titles and focus more closely on others – unfortunately this has come at the expense of 500 jobs – Two of the title that have been dropped include the Guitar Hero & True Crimes Franchises
Activision cull on studios and pojects [Update 4] | Game Development | News by Develop
During their earnings call there was no mention of a blizzard product on their release slate – they hope for a release from them this year but as always blizzard games are released ‘when they are ready’
Activision: At least two Blizzard titles coming in 2012, if none released this year | Joystiq
One thing that was confirmed in the earnings call, there will be a spiderman this year, as well as 2 TV franchises – Wipeout & Family Guy!
New Spider-Man game coming in 2011, Acti prepping two TV license titles | Joystiq
Finally it seems that there are very strong rumours pointing to Activision wanting to make a power play to bring Take-Two & Irrational Games into it collection
Activision ‘interested in Take-Two dev buy-outs’ | Game Development | News by Develop
Activision eyeing Take-Two swoop? | Games Industry | MCV
Finally Tekken Tag 2 is confirmed to have weapons that are actually usable and you will be able to crash out of the stages into other fighting areas
Tekken Tag 2 has ‘Stage Gimmick’ system, unlockable weapons | Joystiq
Gows Random Words
Alfred-Von-Humperdink, plop, turgid, scuttlebutt, Cracknacket, Mummy
Intro Remixed from WizWars – 8 Bit Raceway, which can be bought at http://wizwars.bandcamp.com/album/game-boy-rock-special-edition