Episode #38: DrunkenGamer is an idiot!!

Gow has developed a near sexual fascination with Llama's, I think I may need to get him some help!

Right time for a bit of honesty – we really are not in any way, shape or form professional when it comes to these podcasts. Though for any repeat listeners this is probably common knowledge by now.

The reason I mention that in this cast is that even after 38 episodes, I am still not even sure what we called the damn thing.

For all this time in all the posts and mentions of it I have been refering to it as the Drinky Talky Thing, yet apparently verbally in the podcast itself Drinky Talky Thingy is its name.  Admittedly its only a very subtle difference, but it is important none the less.

But the good news is that from here on in I will know the correct name and refer to it as such in all forms.

Anyway 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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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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Naruto finds Bejeweled to play

Episode #23: In Memory of Mini Naruto

Naruto finds Bejeweled to play
Even anime characters enjoy bejeweled

So E3 has come and gone but as always that leaves us with far too much news to cover.

That’s why this weeks podcast is pretty much filled with follow-ups, which makes it a shame that unfortunately Gow had to work so couldn’t be here for recording.

That means it’s another speedy run-through of the key articles, just to make sure that you don’t have to go a week without the news.

As always we’re 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.

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Many enter, Only one can survive

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

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.

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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.

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