Poor Deckard Cain, the guy can catch get a break

Darkness Falls, Heroes Rise: Diablo III

Poor Deckard Cain, the guy can catch get a break
Poor Deckard Cain, the guy can catch get a break

Its actually coming!  My word its not as if they have not kept us waiting for long enough.

Now, okay so we have known that the Diablo III has had a release day of May15th – but this is Blizzard we are talking about so I never fully trust their release dates.

However the other day the press release arrived in my mail box confirming the special launch events for this release. While I wouldn’t put it past them to push it back, I think you can pretty much assure that it is actually going to release

As part of the build-up, they have had a reveal site running here that has been revealing each of the classes, videos for which are available after the break.

But in order to tease you here is the recently released TV Trailer

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Show me the way to Tifa's Bar!

Midgar Recreated in MineCraft

Show me the way to Tifa's Bar!
Show me the way to Tifa's Bar!

I wish I had the amount of time spare that must have been required to make this, and the skill, oh and I guess the patience would probably help as well.

What am I talking about? Some clever so and so managing to recreate a large scale replica of the Final Fantasy VII city Midgar.

I am always impressed by large scale Minecraft builds, so much skill involved in them, but this one stands out to me because of my love of FF VII – It really is a very well done map.

It is downloadable from http://www.minecraftforum.net/topic/1167098-cj-campbells-builds-midgar-shutter-island-normandy-sr2-available-now/ but you can see it for yourself below

Episode #42: A Lonely Turret’s Serenade

If I were a Turret is be the fat bugger in the middle!

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.

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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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I’m sure the Lord of Destruction would approve

From the way people are acting you I would not be surprised to find Kotick as the end boss of the next game, he's apparently far more evil than Diablo

Most times when I sit down and write these rambling posts I only have a passing idea as to what I am going to talk about.

However today there is only one topic that as both a gamer and a long time Blizzard fanboy that I honestly could talk about and that is the Diablo III news. It’s for that reason that I am going to scrap the 25 minute timer, as im pretty sure im going to go over it and keep going till I have said my piece.

A few days ago a whole bunch of websites were invited to Blizzard HQ for a press briefing and hands on with the latest build of Diablo III, however they were all under embargo until this morning. This means that the web has been awash with new information from the game.

unfortunately, as is always the case, because the web has altered our brains to make it hard for us to digest large amounts of information ast once most of the web has focused in on 3 elements of the news and gone batshit insane. Those 3 facts are these

1) Diablo III will have no Offline Mode
2) Diablo III will have no Mod system
3) The auction house in-game will support Real Money auctions

So taking a look at these in order

1) No Offline 

Ok, I agree with all the fuss about this. Any game that includes a single player campaign should have an offline mode – there are no exceptions, no if, and’s, but’s or maybe’s. It simply should be there. I said much the same about Starcraft II when it came out. Their justification for it this time round is in part to tie in with point 3, they can’t let you real money trade items online that could have been duped in a modded/hacked offline version.

That argument doesn’t work for one simple reason – you don’t want that to happen you simply flag all items that drop in offline mode as such – then do not allow items with those flags to be sold in the system or even transferred to a character in an on-line game.

However the problem is we really lost our chance to fight this one, we let the thin end of the wedge get past when Starcraft II came past and we happily lapped up online only with only a measly cross game chat as the justification. (more…)

Gow & Paddy enjoying a fire while drunk

Episode #26 – The Live Drinky Talky Thing Podcast!!

Gow & Paddy enjoying a fire while drunk
Gow & Paddy enjoying a fire while drunk

Why, Oh, Why, did I come to the conclusion that for our 6 month anniversary episode a live podcast would be a good idea?

I mean seriously what the hell was I drinking? Oh that’s right it will have been Guinness as always as this idea came up about episode 16 or so.  Since then I have been silently dreading the oncoming approach of our 6 month mark, while at the same time also relishing the prospect.

I mean seriously I don’t think either myself or Gow thought that we would actually manage an unbroken streak of this long or if we did we seriously doubted we would still have any listeners left, but here we are.

However I think that is enough stalling, despite 2 computer failures and the addition of Pimms much live podcasting was done. We would like to thank everyone that joined us in the chat even if you did derail us a few times.  For the people who could not join us live, all the parts of the cast are available for viewing at  DrinkyTalkyThing on USTREAM: . The normal podcast will be out in the next day or so once I’ve converted the videos.  [Update] Audio version of the podcast is now available.

Links to almost all the topics we hope to cover 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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