In loving memory of Great Listener as I had to solo this episode

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #121: Something seems to be missing!

In loving memory of Great Listener as I had to solo this episode
In loving memory of Great Listener as I had to solo this episode

Well it has been a while indeed since the last time we have actually done a solo podcast.

Lately we have skipped weeks where both of us can not make it, however the news this week was just too big to not record something.

From the Bleszinski and has inability to keep his fucking gob shut, to the possibility of Steam adding sharing. There was a lot to cover but this week really has been dominated by the Xbox One news and and eventually its U-Turn on its DRM policy.

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

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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. Send us a sound clip and we will even bung it in the show.

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

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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Episode #27: Lets try this again shall we?

This, is exactly what the podcast felt like last night

So, Last week we tried to do this podcast live, and due to my retardism (having put the fan in backwards in my case causing my pc to overheat) things did not go as smoothly as we would have liked.

So for that reason we agreed that we would do it live again, its only fair as we did say we would.

There is only one word to describe the outcome however: FAIL!

We were live for the first 20 minutes of the podcast before we realised that our sound was not just intermittent – in parts it was just completely absent.

If you want to see that failure we have left it online for all to see over at DrinkyTalkyThing on USTREAM: . Fortunately we did also have the Audio recording software on the go so that at least got recorded, but even that is not without its flaws.

Firstly for some reason, Gow mac decided to record the thing in a higher bit rate than normal, which while sounding like a good thing is actually a pain. Then to cap it off it had only recorded a single channel of sound so the podcast had to be output in mono.

That’s not going to stop us releasing it though, so just bear with us and we will be back up to standard next week (we hope)

Links to almost all the topics we 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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Episode#25: The wonders of technology

Not sure which is me and which is Gow in this picture, but this is still funny

Well for reasons beyond our control this week Gow could not be on site to record this weeks podcast.

However we were not about to let that stop us completing an unbroken run of nearly 6 months, So god bless the wonder that is Skype!

Unfortunately after listening back to the recording , its seems that while I may have heard one thing over my headphones, the system was recording something much louder.

There are times when Gow sounds like one of those roving reporters you see on the 24hr news, in some war-torn country.

Despite that audio glitch we have decided to publish anyway.

Also 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