Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #6

My wife loves me, she bought me comics for valentine's day

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

The Drinky Talky Thing Podcast, Episode #7

I've taken so many of these now I'm starting to rattle

Well here we are again – another Podcast where we have to apologise for the delay.

Despite the fact that we all live so close together, finding those moments where all of our schedules have a gap has proved difficult.

As if to prove that fact, this Podcast is missing Craig Albeck is missing, being that he was on his way back from a micro-payment convention in London.

What you will also notice is different in this episode is that I am considerably more drunk than normal. This is a result of the fact that I have been on painkillers for back problems, and this is the first time in 2 weeks I have had anything to drink.

On that note I’ll let you listen to Me & Gow, Try and stay on topic.

As a bit of a warning as this was another catchup episode, it is once again over 2hrs long, but this time it seems like it would be better not to split it.

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Oh and if you make it through the whole two hours and happen to be ginger, I apologise in advance 🙂

This Episode is Sponsored by this Child’s Play Charity – which has started taking donations for this year. For more information or to get involved head over to the site http://www.childsplaycharity.org/

For links to any of the stories, they can be found after the jump.

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