Thu, 24 May 2012
We do a somewhat brief (we had to skip over quite a few games) rundown of Star Wars videogames, and stop to further discuss more notable games and ones we've played.
-New Mass Effect 3 multiplayer DLC called Rebellion Pack
-New Minecraft update adding Creative Mode
-Bioware Austin branch is letting go of developers from the SWTOR team
- Minecraft sold over 400,000 copies on its first week on XBLA
-Leaked game from the Bungie, named Destiny
-Tony Hawk Pro Skater music is announced
-David Shaw recommend the Xbox 360 be banned in America
-6.3 Million own Diablo 3.
-Dead Island Game Of the Year Edition all DLC packs for 30 Dollars
-Kinect competitor supposedly 100 times more accurate than Kinect
-Friaxis XCOM Enemy Unknown comes out October 9th for PC
-Comcast raises monthly data cap from 250 GBs to 300 GBs
-World of War Planes enters closed beta
-Skyrim update 1.6 adds horse combat for PC players.
-Went to a restaurant and saw Elvis Impersonator
-Intense Baseball games, finished up baseball season
-Annemarie graduated from college
-At a wedding
- Finished up Diablo3
-Went to midnight release for Ghost Recon, but bought Dragons Dogma
Star Wars video games!
-We get our super powers
-Corey’s article discusses why Diablo 3 being an online all the time game makes it a better game
-The athletes agree and disagree with the points in the article
1:44:43 Will & Eric
-Will’s article is about the shutdown of 38 Studios and Big Huge Games
-Eric also talks about the studio shut downs
-Dan’s article talks about how the Lakers losing help out E3
What We’ve Played
-Eric starts the Uncharted series
-Corey beats Tower of Fortune
-Corey tried out DC Universe Online, and talks about how the MMO works on a console
-Dan beat Diablo 3 and starts Nightmare difficulty
-Dan buys Dragons Dogma and discusses the game
-Played Torchlight 1
-Played the Torchlight 2 beta
Thu, 17 May 2012
We discuss the much anticipated Diablo 3, from the controversial log in problems to gameplay and everything in between.
00:01:20- Nibble Bits
00:12:15- what we did
Corey- Came home, saw avengers 3 with Eric and Will. All three enjoyed it.
Eric- Took wife, Justin, and friends out to celebrate them graduating college.
Will- Played Diablo
Dan- first free week as a free man and played a ton of video games, went to midnight
release of Diablo 3
00:22:28 Return from break/main segment- Diablo 3
The Athletes talk about server issues, characters they made, and what they liked and didn’t like about the game. Be sure to listen and leave feedback on your though
01:01:51- return from break/feedback/new
Voicemails (finally…) make sure to call and leave the athletes a voicemail. 607-527-0547. It’ll be played on the air....
Corey- The Real Reason there will never be offline single player in Diablo 3
Eric- Asking Players for a constant internet connection….
Dan- Game Companies in tough financial spots
01:51:15 What we palyed
Corey- Diablo 3, Tower of Fortune
Will- Battlefield 3
Dan- Beat the Witcher 2
Thu, 10 May 2012
We relive some of the classic NES games from our childhood as well as discuss some that we didn't play, but definitely deserve mentioning.
Nibble bits: 00:02:04
Corey- Bio-shock moved to2/26/13
EA Released EA Humble Indie Bundle last week
SWTOR lost 400,000 subscribers
Rumors of Wii-u game titles
Eric- Elder Scrolls online confirmed for 2013
Set 100- years before Skyrim
Angry birds has hit 1 BILLION downloads
Adventure-time on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network
Will- Snowbound Area
Kingdom Hearts should come back to consoles
Zynga to go to court…
Dan- South Park RPG Name leaked on XBOX Live stick of truth
Nokia/Rovio Angry Birds Space coming to windows phone.
As of 3/31 30 million Skylanders figurines
How was our week: 00:11:20
Corey- got to enjoy his week a little more, saw some bands, went to a Yankee game on Tuesday night, looked for a job, studied, did some podcast work
Will- Baseball and school
Eric- went to the bar spent 50 bucks, (7 or 8 weeks in a row,) played some darts and did quite well.
Dan- last day at Wegmans yesterday, normal shift, Band show dates.
Return from break: 00:18:50 Best NES games
Top 5 lists:
Corey: Gauntlet 2
Eric: WWF Wrestle Mania
Will: Excite Bike
Dan: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Corey: Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers
Eric: Duck Hunt
Will: Mike Tyson’s Punch Out
Dan: Baseball Stars
You get the idea; listen to the episode for the rest of the list.
Honorable Mentions: 00:44:20
Corey: The Key to Depth Simplicity
Eric: Binghamton’s 4 Noble Truths: The way I lived them
Dan: Company of Heroes 2 will make you…
What we played: 01:35:30
Will: Battlefield 3,
Eric: Purchased Harry Potter Lego for the wife, played it together, Walking Dead game,
Corey: War Game European Escalation,
Dan: The Secret World beta, The Witcher 2
Thu, 3 May 2012
The hosts each bring in their own topic for discussion on the podcast, which includes some controversial topics, movie/game correlations and a proposal of sorts.
00:00;36 Nibble Bits
-Corey: Skrim DLC Dawnguard, Diablo 3 players have the option of global play, Nintendo confirmed self-published games will be available in digital form, Angry Birds Space became fastest growing mobile game, Uncharted designer leaves Naughty Dog, Call Of Duty Black Ops 2 announced, Portal 2 level editor and announced characters for Playstation All Stars Battle Royale.
-Eric: Xbox 360 for 90 dollars, new game Unfinished Swam.
-Will: Diablo 3 auction house fees announced and Zynga posts a loss of 85.4 million.
Dan- Steam coming to Linux, Fable Heroes released on XBLA, Calvin Johnson to appear on the Madden Cover.
00:08:50 Our Weeks
-Corey: Move to New York, also saw Cabin in the Woods, Corey’s going away party.
-Eric: Drinking, Trailer Park Boys and near death experience.
-Will: Rough couple days at school
-Dan: Quit his job and had his son’s first birthday party.
00:24:56 Main Segment Hosts Choice
-Corey: The Top 10 Things the Game Industry Can Learn from Film Production: article on Gamasutra
Lesson 3 Story=Concept, Dan brings up Mass Effect.
-Will: Timed DLC and Exclusive DLC
-Eric: Black Ops 2, Is there still room for creativity?
-Dan: Dan’s campaign he’s starting. “Don’t vote, Play Halo”
-Chase tells us about Sniper Elite
-We discuss the Black Ops 2 trailer
-We receive a hockey comments
-Eric talks about the Microsoft and Motorola dispute. Eric also talks about the Oslo shooter.
-Will: Stop Getting So Mad At Game Reviews
-Dan and Corey discuss Wii U launch content.
01:38:00 What We’ve Played
-Corey: Watched Sophie play Botanicula, he also played Soul Survivor and The Walking Dead Episode 1
-Eric: Trials Evolution, and Fifa 12 European Cup DLC
-Dan: More Witcher 2, Final Fantasy 6