Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #13

Ok, how did someone manage to get a picture of me first thing in the morning?

Well its been a while since I last had to do a podcast solo, unfortunately this week Gow was ill.

The one thing that has to be said – what the hell??

I remember that in the early episodes we would have trouble filling an hour when both of us were on form.

Now the podcasts last nearly 2 hours at the best of times and even when recording solo I’m pushing the 1hr mark.

Hopefully next week we will be back up to full strength, and as always links to everything in this episode are below.

So without further stalling for space, enjoy the cast

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Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #2


I channel the spirit of MacGyver far too often!

It’s a new years miracle!!

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.

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The fan made teaser trailer for a dark mortal combat film (the one that had Jerri Ryan in it) well it got turned down by Warner brothers as a full film BUT it will still see release as the guy that made it is releaseing it in 10 parts as a web series instead
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/15/gritty-mortal-kombat-concept-trailer-getting-a-webisode-series/

For the three of you that have not seen this trailer, get watching

Activision have given Beenox (Team behind shattered dimensions) charge of all future Spider-man games, this is good news
http://www.1up.com/news/beenox-put-charge-steward-spider-man

‘Marvel vs. Capcom 3’ Will Pit Rage Quitters Against Rage Quitters – basically it will track users that pull the plug on their connection too often and only put them in games with people who do the same if it gets too high
http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2011/01/13/marvel-vs-capcom-3-will-pit-rage-quitters-against-rage-quitters/

Pacman Reality show – they describe it as ‘the biggest game of tag ever’ and liken it to total wipeout, so its going to be tits running around a maze
http://www.1up.com/news/pac-man-reality-show-coming

Scientists in America have made a biological version of Pacman using micro-organisms that can be guides around a maze to eat food pellets
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/01/17/living_pac_man/

Valve confirms Portal 2 cross-platform integration – PS3/PC/Mac players all able to play together
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36781/Valve-confirms-Portal-2-cross-platform-integration

Peter Molyneux has been confirmed as this year’s recipient of the Lifetime Achievement prize at the Game Developers Choice Awards.
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36802/Molyneux-awarded-Lifetime-Achievement-gong

Modern Warfare Maker Says It Can’t Fix Rampant Hacking On PS3
http://kotaku.com/5736132/modern-warfare-maker-say-it-cant-fix-rampant-hacking-on-ps3

The Secret of Spunky Island
http://www.1up.com/news/monkey-island-games-porno-parody

Angry Birds TV Show
http://kotaku.com/5737425/angry-birds-hurl-themselves-at-the-small-screen

Activision recommend Bizzare Studios to final shut down.
http://www.develop-online.net/news/36797/Breaking-Activision-recommends-Bizarre-closure

Sky, EuroSport & Aardman to stream 3D content to the Nintendo 3DS
http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/19/3ds-to-receive-video-content-from-eurosport-aardman-sky-in-eur/

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….

Good News for Spider-man Games

All heroes should wear a hat, everyone looks cooler in a hat.

The week we launch an issue of Thirteen1 there is little time to spare for browsing news sites. So you will forgive me for the fact that this news is a few days old now, but I’ve only just caught up with it.

So this week Activision made an announcement about the future of the Spider-man gaming franchise. The news was good, they have put the makers of Spider-man: Shattered Dimensions, Beenox Studio, in charge of the licence from here on in.

Personally I couldn’t be happier about this, as Shattered Dimensions was a bloody good game in my opinion. One element I particularly enjoyed was the brief wanderings into the ‘Marvel Noir’ universe.

This stealth section of the game was a great way to break up the near constant combat of the other three universes in the game.

I have since gone on to buy several of the Noir comics, and really love how they manage to be completely different while still remaining true to their original source.

The Spider-man Noir however  has not been one of them as its out of print, so the cheapest I’ve seen it before tonight is £35. However while writing this post I decided to look again and managed to find it for £10 – Bargain! I’ll let you know my opinion on it once it arrives.

What makes it better is that back at GamesCom in august of last year, Thomas Wilson the Creative Director at Beenox said that he would love to focus on just one Spider-man universe. He also said that if it were up to him, he would want it to be either the Noir or 2099 Universe.

I hope he gets his way, I would love to see a full game based in the Noir universe. Obviously the camera glitches would have to be fixed and the combat bulked out a little, but this universe has the potential to make an incredible stealth/investigation game.

I will certainly be watching for more news on this front.