Thu, 26 April 2012
With the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs in full swing, we tackle the subject of hockey videogames from their start in the late 70's to the present day iterations.
Thu, 19 April 2012
We all have at least a game or two that we haven't finished, so the Athletes and guest Todd discuss those games, and why we didn't finish them.
Featuring Fez, Legends of Grimrock, Pottermore and why we don’t finish games!
00:02;00 Will: Rovio turns down Zynga’s offer – Halo 4’s release date – Dishonored trailer
00:04;20 Dan: Darksiders 2 moved back to August – Narrowing of the Madden 13 cover candidates
00:05;20 Eric: Nintendo will show off new Mario game and Pikmin at E3 – James Bond’s glorious return to consoles
00:09;50 Corey: More Dark Souls for PC details
00:11;00 How was our week (Including our guest Todd’s top 5)
00:26;54 Main Segment: Why don’t we finish games?
We break down all the games we’ve played without beating by discussing the reasons behind their abandonment.
We discuss whether there will be and what kind of Mass Effect 3 sequels we’d like to see.
We’re asked who the biggest gamer is out of us.
Also poo talk.
Dan discusses some demonstrations of new games by Nintendo at E3 which prompts the question: What are we looking forward to seeing at E3.
01:15;45 Eric talks sexuality in video games
01:20;30 Will brings in some pedophile chatter.
Corey and the gang postulate what kind of game Super Mario 4 might be.
01:29;14 What we Played
Todd talks Pottermore, Infamous, God of War 1, Mass Effect 2, and Dragon Age.
Corey really likes Legends of Grimrock.
Dan and Will discuss the new Mass Effect 3 DLC.
01:48;10 Eric keeps on trucking with Call of Duty.
Eric and Will try out the new XBLA game, Fez.
01:59;20 Dan tries Sid Meir’s Pirates on his Windows phone and concludes with The Witcher 2 on Xbox 306.
Thu, 12 April 2012
We tackle the controversial topic of gaming addiction, delving into the symtops causes, cures and even some games that have the stigma of being "addicting"
00:01;14 Will - New Multiplayer DLC for ME3 and new ending DLC – Joe Danger coming iOS – Gamestop is selling Skylanders toys now – Resurrection, Lazarus and Cerberus
00:06;55 Eric - Madden 13 cover vote finalists – Resident Evil 6 Platinum Edition – Legend of Dragoon
00:09;00 Corey – Release dates for Lost Planet 3, Resident Evil 6 and a Wii U price rumor
00:11;29 Dan - Civilization Revolution on Windows phone and Sid Meier Pirates on iPad - Skyrim 1.5 patch
00:13;00 How was our weeks (Including some NHL playoff predictions)
00:24;24 Music Break: 2nro8ot – “Crash of the First Interstellar Channel”
00:27;23 Main Segment: Video Game Addiction
We don our psychiatrist’s hats and diagnose video game addiction, the symptoms and discuss if we might be victims of the disease.
01:03;17 Music Break: 2nro8ot – “Look Back”
We discuss EA’s victory(?) as worst company in America.
A listener asks us our favorite video game soundtracks.
Eric and Dan discuss the Better Business Bureau deeming Mass Effect 3’s marketing as false advertising.
01:25;50 Corey and Will discuss the new study detailing the characteristics of successful online competitors
01:33;14 Music Break: 2nro80t – “The TV Asteroid”
01:36;30 What We Played
Will - Pokemon Soul Silver
Eric - Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 and FIFA.
01:41;11 Dan - Civ 5, Civilization Revolution and Mass Effect 3 online
01:51;25 Corey - Xenoblade Chronicles and Infinity Blade
Thu, 5 April 2012
The Athletes try to make some sense of the Pokemon phenomenon as well as offer their own experiences with the franchise.
00:01;49 Eric: Amazon releases Amazon Prime Instant Video on PS3 – Xbox 360’s new chrome controllers – Xbox 360’s Battlefield 3 update (rent your own server!) – Reports on the Wii U launch date – Reports that the Wii U is completely outdated, already – Next Xbox may need a constant internet connection.
00:08:35 Corey: Orcs Must Die 2 – Leisure Suit Larry Kickstarter campaign – Journey is fastest selling PSN game.
00:10;45 Will: Madden NFL 13 cover voting – Sword and Sorcery coming to the PC – Mass Effect 3 cupcakes are sent to a local youth shelter.
00:12;57 Dan: PlayStation Vita firmware update is pulled – Halo is passed from Bungie to 343 Studios.
00:28;09 Music Break: Carsie Blanton – “Smoke Alarm”
00:29;39 Main Segment
All things Pokémon.
01:21;53 Music Break: Carsie Blanton – “Together Too Long”
We get reprimanded for not giving the music in FF6 as much love as we should have.
A listener asks us what our favorite consoles of all time are.
01:29;30 Corey: Gender based pricing coming to video games
01:39;50 Eric: Kids, teachers and video game violence
01:42;42 Dan: Modern Warfare 3 blackout
01:50;15 Will: Internet trolling may become illegal in Arizona
01:58;03 Music Break: Carsie Blanton “Idiot Heart”
01:59;33 What We Played
Dan: Mass Effect 3 glitches,
Will: Mass Effect 3 online, Pokémon Soul Silver
Corey: Orcs Must Die, Front Mission 3, Railroad Tycoon 3 Platinum, Closure
Eric: Fifa 12, Closure, Call of Duty, Tiger Woods PGA 13