Well it was bound to happen. Paddy jumped ship (plane) and jetted across to the other side of the world leaving a geek with social problems in charge of the podcast… But what could go wrong?
It turns out a solo podcast is a tricky beast. Never again will I ridicule The DrunkenGamer’s monotone ramblings on the solo front, even if it does drone as much to put a caffeine fuelled, ADHD-suffering child to sleep. I hope you all enjoy, enough to make you want to come back next week when things will be back on track and the mighty duo will be back in full force. Note, by mighty duo, I mean myself and the DrunkenGamer – we’re not being replaced.
This week we’ve got a plethora of gaming news. So much more than we’d usually cover, purely for the fact that this podcast is waffle-free. It’s hard to waffle solo. Instead we have nothing but 58 (ish) news articles jammed into a little over an hour. Oh, and 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.
We have actually managed to record two episodes of the Podcast within a week of each other. Ok, so two weeks does not a regularly schedule Podcast make, but its an improvement on once every now and again.
So this week we actually tried a new audio set-up, as I wanted to try and reduce the issues with the sound variation we had before. This was caused by us forgetting we were holding mics and moving them about too much, were only hobbyist afterall. So this one I wanted to try and eliminate that by putting the mics in a static location which, in leu of real stands, turned out to be cellotaped too my amBX kit.
Anyway as always, enjoy the cast and below are the links and videos mentioned.
Gows Random Words anatidaeholic, effluent, Rumpy pump, THIS IS SPARTA!!!, littlebigword, counterretrospective, my old mans a dustman, he wheres a dustmans hat, he farted through the keyhole and paralysed the cat, the chairs couldnt stand it, the table fell apart, and all because of my old man that did a stinky fart….
Ok so there is something about Shooters that just makes them so natural a fit for drinking game. Now you can always do the simple 1 Drink per kill – but I always like to try to customise them a bit for the games that stand out.
Obviously when Modern Warfare 2 came out I made one for that, which I was told by Gow that we would never be able to play when he was there.
You see this games gets more brutal the more skilled you are. He recommends for highly skilled players you increase the number of kills per drink to avoid liver failure.
Obviously as always when I mention ‘a Drink’ I personally mean a shot of beer – just use some sense and only drink what you can manage.
Just following orders – 1 Drink for every kill, 1 Drink for every death – Excludes Grenade Deaths
Wait, that’s no rock – 1 Drink for every Grenade Kill, 2 Drinks for every Grande Death
Death from Above – 1 Drink for every kill with an airborne attack (Predator, Harrier, etc)
Get me a Mechanic – 1 Drink if you deploy a Sentry Turret
Ricochet – 1 Drink if you are the victim of a payback kill
One man army – 3 Drink for Everyone else if you manage to deploy the tactical nuke
An end to war – 2 Drinks to the winning team, 1 Drink for the losing team
Top Brass/Cannon Fodder – 1 Extra drink for player that made the Winning Shot, 2 Extra for his victim
Explosive Payback – 1 Extra Drink if you are the victim of a payback kill with a grenade
As I’ve already said, the drinking level of this game differs based on your shooter skill and can range from Heavy to Extremely Heavy