Everybody do the dinosaur

Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #133: Still Waiting for a Diablo III Offline Mode for PC

Everybody do the dinosaur
Everybody do the dinosaur

Well it certainly has been a while since this happened, but technical faults abound this week.

Apparently when the battery in your camera is running low, it is advised to either charge it before recording or Plug the damn thing in.

That means that for a decent chunk of the show there is no video footage. Instead at the request of Killer Bits you will get a dancing dinosaur.

Despite those issues we still managed to cover the latest news on the PS4, to laugh at some Activision press bullshit and even let Paddy have yet another rant about Diablo III

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


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Plants vs Zombies Drinking Game

Hang on if the zombie is chewing the controller, does that mean the 360 is alive?

Ever Since Plants Vs Zombies  was first released I have loved it. When I love a game the first thing I want to do is make a drinking game for it. unfortunately Single player games are not really conducive to drinking games so for a long time it was just not possible

However the recently released XBLA version fixed that lack, adding multi-player in both Co-op & Vs modes.

This drinking game is based on the Vs Mode, and I recommend players switch sides regularly. You should play winner stays on if in a big group.


Powerless Player – Every time one of your sunflowers or gravestones is destroyed, have a drink.

Last Ditch Defence – When playing as Plants, if one of your lawnmowers is activated, have a drink

Sharpshooter – When playing as Zombies, have a drink when you lose a target.

A Lack of Brains – When the match is over, the loser should have two drinks

A good offence is the best defence – If you manage to beat the other player without having to use a lawnmower as Plants, or losing a target as Zombies  – the loser has an extra drink

Having tried this a number of times now I can confirm that this game ranges from Moderate to Heavy based on your opponent

Vikings of Thule

The Drinky Talky Thing Podcast, Episode #6 – Part 1

Vikings of Thule
The free beer that we got from Vikings of Thule, Sponsors of Episode 6

Yay, after a long delay were finally back.

Yes I know its been a while since the last episode of the Podcast, but unfortunately we cannot stop people getting ill.

Between the three of us, every time we set a new date for recording one of us would be put out of commission by man-flu, epic scale hangovers or just sheer exhaustion.

However we finally got together again and in order to put us back on track we have recorded a double length episode.  As a result some of this stories may be a bit older and obviously the longer recording increases the alcohol content had an impact.

Because of how long it is, I have split it into two parts – So here is Part one for you to enjoy.


Part 2 is available Here when your ready to listen to the rest.

Now we also have Two official sponsors to give shouts out  – I’ll mention one in each post.

Sponsor #1

The cool guys at Gogogic (http://www.gogogic.com/) who have released a facebook MMO called Vikings of Thule (http://www.facebook.com/vikingsofthule). They sent us a new poster for the office, as well as some beers called ‘Viking’ & ‘Thule’ that we enjoyed during recording.