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Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #140: Suddenly Appearing Shiba’s

HE HAS NO SHOES!!
HE HAS NO SHOES!!

My Memory is getting worse!

Seriously not only have I now forgotten what we talked about when recording, I have even forgotten it from watching it during editing.

The only thing I know for certain is that Tyra is getting more insistent on getting herself seen in these.

Thankfully though I am pretty sure we talked about the XBone & the PS4 – because how could we not? We also talked the possibility of Fallout 4, nattered about Twitch Streaming and even poked some fun at EA.

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

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We also welcome your contact about anything you want to talk to us about – From suggestions for stories to recommendations for mid podcast songs, Hell you can even just hurl insults at us if you so wish. Below is a list of the ways you can contact us. Send us a sound clip and we will even bung it in the show.

You can even if you so wish buy us gifts of beers and sweeties via our Amazon wishlist, doing so will make you the sponsor of that show and as a result we will say almost anything you ask us to during the show. Amazon.co.uk: Drinky Talky Thing

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Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #131: A Fully Cloud Optimised Podcast

This podcast has been optimised in the cloud
This podcast has been optimised in the cloud

Well if the games industry can keep wheeling out that bullshit claim I think we can as well.

I mean its not as if it isn’t true either, you don’t know how the podcast was optimised and thats the point of the cloud, you don’t need to know how its done as long as it is.

No you’re more concerned with the actual output and I have to say that it was a pretty good one.

Gow got a lot more drunk than normal & Paddy was in a far more ranting mood than normal.

It was also helped by the variety of the stories this week ranging from the EA backdown on is Microsoft Ass-Licking at last week’s gamescom, Nintendo completely screwing over its hardcore fans again and the announcement of an X-com Expansion pack.

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

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We also welcome your contact about anything you want to talk to us about – From suggestions for stories to recommendations for mid podcast songs, Hell you can even just hurl insults at us if you so wish. Below is a list of the ways you can contact us. Send us a sound clip and we will even bung it in the show.

You can even if you so wish buy us gifts of beers and sweeties via our Amazon wishlist, doing so will make you the sponsor of that show and as a result we will say almost anything you ask us to during the show. Amazon.co.uk: Drinky Talky Thing

If you want links to any of the stories we covered in the show this week, links can be found after the jump.

Episode #20: Random Curly Hairs & Sporadic Confusion

With her as the medic, I think I would get shot a lot more often

All I have to say about tonight’s podcast is that I have no idea where the random curly hair came from. It may have been what Gow thought it was it may have been something else, further investigation was not worth considering.

Strangely for the last two weeks both myself and Gow seem to have been more affected by the beer than normal.

We seem to go off track a lot more regularly each week than we did before, no that its a bad thing obviously. Some of our more entertaining stuff is when we go off on one.

Seems that Gows friends have also lost the plot again, I’m really not sure if some of the random words he had to fit in were even real words.

Anyway we managed to fit them in and between bouts of what I will henceforth classify as ‘podcast touretts’ we also managed to cover most of what is linked below.

We’re also 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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Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #10

Spot the Batman, win a prize!

I have to admit that this is absolutely the last thing I expected to be posting this week was this – Welcome to the 10th Episode of the Drinking Talky Thing!!

I knew it would happen but it has only been 10 weeks since we decided to restart the podcast & the episode count at the same time.

But shockingly we have managed to keep recording for 10 weeks and I am now galvanised to continue – we made double figures there is no way this will be anything less that weekly from here on in (even if Gow has to record it solo at some point)

Well without further stalling for layout reasons here is the latest episode of the podcast

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Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #8

Many enter, Only one can survive
Many enter, Only one can survive

WOW! Did I used to record these things on my own & sober?

With Gow away skiing in France & Craig living it up state-side at GDC – I was left completely without a co-host for the first time this year.

There were several people who offered to co-host, and I thank them all for their offers to help. Unfortunately being my last week at Omerta, I had to put in some extra time to get some things wrapped up. This meant a later than normal start to recording.

To everyone that offered I will contact you about co-hosting in the future as I have always thought about including guest hosts in the show.

So despite being shorter than normal and not really having as much randomness as normal – I hope you still enjoy this weeks episode.

So without further stalling, here it is.

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Updates on stories from the last episode

Hopefully a final wrap up on the whole Bulletstorm story, RockPaperShotgun managed to get a response from the last of the experts in the original article. While he stands by what he said, that is fine as he firmly believes it – he says he’s in no way against the game as long as its played by the people it was aimed at
Bulletstormgate: Weichman Clarifies Position | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

This weeks stuff

Well we knew the Bizzare Creations guys would do well – a bunch of them have founded thier own studio Lucid Games
Former Bizarre employees create ‘Lucid Games’ | Joystiq

It seems that Ubisoft are learning, they have dropped the always connected DRM – it will still need a login but after that you can play offline for Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
Good: Brotherhood Will Be “Playable Offline” | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Seems that Take-Two registered a bunch of domains that could point to GTA 5 being underway, if they do these are obviously for ingame jokes.
New Grand Theft Auto 5 Domains Registered?

Well it seems Zynga’s money does not get them out of everythign and they have had to settle on the maffia wars case
Zynga settles Mafia Wars lawsuit | Games Industry | MCV

Two great bits of games development news, but the Unreal & Gamespy development kits have increased the royalty threshold on their licences – which could be great for indie dev’s
Epic to show new Unreal Engine 3 updates at GDC, raises UDK royalty-free threshold to $50K | Joystiq
GameSpy making multiplayer tech free for smaller-scale titles | Joystiq

Some lucky members of the gaming press got to see some more footage of the upcoming Arkham City – giving us a lot of insights
Batman: Arkham City Preview for PC, PS3, 360, Game from 1UP.com

They really will turn anything into an MMO – apparently there is work happening on a Dr Who MMO
BBC and Three Rings readying Doctor Who online multiplayer title | Massively

Mythos is getting close to finally launching again – Open beta has finally been announced
Open beta en route for Mythos Europe | Massively

Seems that the lawsuit between LG & Sony over patents has actually resulted in all PS3 shipments into Europe being seized
PS3 shipments blocked in Europe as LG wins preliminary injunction | Joystiq

Intro Remixed from WizWars – 8 Bit Raceway, which can be bought at http://wizwars.bandcamp.com/album/game-boy-rock-special-edition

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