Not entirely sure what PETA were thinking with this advert - I want meat more not less now!

Episode #45: Late to the Party, but still lots of fun!

Not entirely sure what PETA were thinking with this advert - I want meat more not less now!
Not entirely sure what PETA were thinking with this advert - I want meat more not less now!

As you know there would normally be an intro here that was in some way related to something that we said during the podcast however this week we ran late recording, and I had visitors on Friday night – So as I have slept twice since then what was said during the podcast is a complete blur too me.

All I can be certain of is that we talked gaming news, took the piss out of each other, fucked up at some point during recording and got drunk. Seeing as I remember the hangover Friday morning the last one is a certainty.

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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Jebus, Yet another thing to make me feel old

Episode #24: Sonic’s Birthday Episode

Jebus, Yet another thing to make me feel old
Jebus, Yet another thing to make me feel old

Thank lord for that, I didnt have to do two weeks ruuning on my own. Gow managed to drag himself away from his work to podcast this week.

No that it means this episode makes any more sense than any of the others, god I think we went of topic even more than usual this week.

However between our random ramblings about things Gow missed and the possible future of gaming we managed to get some news in and even a song.

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

Anyway enjoy this episode of the Drinky Talky Thing.

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Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #3

You have to wonder what the person who suggested this random word was thinking

Well now I’m simply going to have to find a new level of exclamation for the fact that we have managed to get yet another Podcast out in good time.

One thing that has to be said however is that I am seriously starting to wonder about the mental state of some of Gow’s other friends. Regular listeners will know that every week he asks on Facebook for random words that he has to fit into conversation.

Week by week these have got weirder, serious last week we had to fit the word effluent into conversation. But this week we had to fit in the words, Cuntflaps, Collywobbler, Bonkleconk. I mean seriously what the hell!

Anyway as always the links to almost everything we talked about in the Podcast are below. I also should probably mention that the Podcast is available on iTunes

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Updates on stories from last episode

Seems I had the wrong end of the stick with the mortal kombat story from last week, when I read that Warner had turned down the film and that filming was to start in Vancouver soon I jumped to the wrong conclusion – The Webisode series is being commisioned by Warner

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/24/live-action-mortal-kombat-digital-series/

As if in answer to our questioning about why Bizarre was not snapped up when it went on sale, Activision have spoken about it a little and it seems that most who came to look were only interested in the staff and not the studio

http://www.develop-online.net/news/36803/Bizarre-bidders-waiting-on-closure-to-pick-at-talent

This Weeks stuff

The Zampella & West Vs Activision issue rolls on but this week see’s a slight twist in the case, it seems that Activision have gotten thier way and been able to include EA in their countersuit case – which has resulted in many fact being revealed that were previously hidden – most damning of which is that (if true) Zampella agreed to hold back the release of a DLC pack to allow Bad Company 2 a clean launch

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/activision-successfully-adds-ea-to-countersuit-redacted-email-s/
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36814/Internal-EA-email-Zampella-held-off-DLC-for-us

My Favourite story of the week, someone involved on the Justin Beiber movie (seems there is such a thing) asked for permission to you 15 seconds of the mario theme tune in the movie – Nintendo said NO – what makes this funnier is that director John Chu tweeted on Saturday, “aw C’mon Nintendo! Y won’t u let us use the Mario theme for 15 secs in the @Justinbieber movie…talk about free advertising passed up. Oops.” Because Nintendo & Mario really need the help on that front

http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/01/20/justin-bieber-nintendo/

The Apple AppStore hit yet another landmark this week reaching the 10 billionth download – and it was a game that was downloaded, a free one as well

http://www.develop-online.net/news/36830/App-Store-crosses-10bn-downloads-mark

This story is actually one I wanted to mention last week but wanted to hold off on the Blizzard fanboy stuff, someone using the StarCraft 2 mod engine has started making a StarCraft MMO that got a bit of buzz from its early videos. Well it seems that in the early part of this week the videos were all pulled from youtube at the request of activision for copyright reasons.

This lead to people debating wheter the project would be able to continue, but that’s when things got really interesting. Hearing what was going on the guys at Riot Games invited the creator to their studios to meet the team and talk about a possible job.

This saga came to an end with official word from blizzard in the end stating that the video was basicly pulled as it was standard procedure, and that they have also invited the creator down to the Blizzard HQ to meet and talk to the Starcraft development team

http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/01/19/world-of-starcraft-modders-clash-with-activision-blizzard/
http://massively.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/starcraft-mmo-modder-wins-the-internet-with-a-job-offer-from-rio/
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/blizzard-comments-on-world-of-starcraft-invites-creator-to-hq/

Portal 2 getting user-created content ‘on all platforms,’ has two endings | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/24/portal-2-getting-user-created-content-on-all-platforms-has-tw/

Facebook game Blingville gets cease and desist from Zynga
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/25/facebook-game-blingville-gets-cease-and-desist-from-zynga/

Mandatory Xbox 360 update sneakily halts Call of Duty pirates | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/20/mandatory-xbox-360-update-sneakily-halts-call-of-duty-pirates/

Platinum Games announces Max Anarchy as a its next game
http://www.1up.com/news/platinum-games-online-mad-anarchy

A Bill has been put before congress that could see games carrying cigarette like health warnings
http://www.1up.com/news/videogames-cigarette-like-warning-labels

Get some Duke Nukem Forever on May 3, 2011 [update] | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/21/duke-nukem-forever-release-date-may-3-2011/

LA Noire trailer leaks, reveals May 17 release date [update: it’s gone] | Joystiq
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/13111/la-noire-coming-to-ps3-and-xbox-360-may-17-in-north-america-may-.html

Bethesda confirms Skyrim mod support, will release Creation Kit | Joystiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/19/bethesda-confirms-skyrim-mod-support-will-release-creation-kit/

85-Year-Old Man Can Crush Us All In Wii Sports Bowling
http://kotaku.com/5741954/85+year+old-man-can-crush-us-all-in-wii-sports-bowling

Yahoo! Bus Stop Derby
http://www.inquisitr.com/96339/san-fransisco-bus-shelter-games/

Gow’s random words

Cuntflaps, Collywobbler, Bonkleconk.

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 #1

Seems the Joker was more than ready for the launch of the Nintendo 3DS

Well as I said last week, one of my aims for this year was to get the podcast back up and rolling again. It was actually supposed to be last week that it started again as well, but unfortunately I got ill enough to call it off.

But last night we got things back in order and have finally started recording again. This will now be a weekly podcast, for that reason we are also going to start the numbering again.

So here you are, Episode #1 of The Drinky Talky Thing 2011

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Here are the links to the subjects we covered in the podcast

Nintendo put warning out for 3DS – not good for kids under 6
http://kotaku.com/5719485/nintendos-3ds-warning-for-kids-under-six-years-old

PS3’s security blown wide open – only watch the videos on psgrove if you really want to know details they are a bit
tedious
http://psgroove.com/content.php?581-Sony-s-PS3-Security-is-Epic-Fail-Videos-Within
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/12/29/hackers-claim-discovery-of-ps3-private-key-enabling-unauthori/

The Links to the Sony reactions
http://kotaku.com/5731200/sony-fires-back-at-playstation-3-hackers

Activision may close UK offices due to Gaming Tax Relief being cancelled
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/8233861/Call-of-Duty-maker-Activision-Blizzard-could-quit-Britain-over-terrible-mistake-on-video-game-tax.html

Childsplay breaks its personal best and raises $2million
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/03/childs-play-raised-over-2-million-in-2010/

Gameinformer threaten to sue RockPaperShotgun for displaying tombraider screens without the gameinformer logo
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/05/tomb-raider-screenshots-hidden-in-a-cupboard/

EA CEO says digital Download will actually overtake Physical sales this year, and confirmed they are seeing their highest revenue per user on their free to play games.
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/09/riccitiello-says-this-is-the-year-digital-overtakes-retail/

Zampella and West are trying to stop Activision from including EA in the lawsuit as the costs are already higher than their annual salaries and doing so would only further delay the case and increase the cost
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36666/Costly-trial-delay-plea-in-Infinity-Ward-case

Call of Duty Action Adventure Game
http://www.1up.com/news/sledgehammer-actionadventure-call-duty-fps

The Swarm Video