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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.

Nibble Bits

0:02:00 Will

-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

0:03:28 Eric

- Minecraft sold over 400,000 copies on its first week on XBLA

0:05:01 Corey

-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

0:13:19 Dan

-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.

Everyone’s Weeks

0:14:58 Corey

-Went to a restaurant and saw Elvis Impersonator

0:16:55 Will

-Intense Baseball games, finished up baseball season

0:18:44 Eric

-Poor Tyler

-Annemarie graduated from college

0:21:41 Dan

-At a wedding

- Finished up Diablo3

-Went to midnight release for Ghost Recon, but bought Dragons Dogma

Main Segment

0:26:30

Star Wars video games!

1:22:35

Feedback

1:24:05

-We get our super powers

1:37:22

News

1:37:23 Corey

-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

1:55:10 Dan

-Dan’s article talks about how the Lakers losing help out E3

1:58:57

What We’ve Played

2:00:27

2:00:53 Eric

-Eric starts the Uncharted series

-Fifa

2:03:52 Corey

-Corey beats Tower of Fortune

-Corey tried out DC Universe Online, and talks about how the MMO works on a console

2:13:22 Dan

-Dan beat Diablo 3 and starts Nightmare difficulty

-Dan buys Dragons Dogma and discusses the game

2:40:00 Will

-Played Torchlight 1

-Played the Torchlight 2 beta  

Direct download: Episode_44_Star_Wars_Games.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:50pm EST

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....

News- 01:28:15 

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

Eric-    FIFA

            Will-    Battlefield 3

            Dan-    Beat the Witcher 2

 

Direct download: Episode_43_Diablo_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EST

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

                        Scandal

 

            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:

           

            Five:

Corey: Gauntlet 2

Eric:     WWF Wrestle Mania

Will:    Excite Bike

Dan:    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

 

            Four:

           

                        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

           

News: 01:11:15

Corey: The Key to Depth Simplicity

            Will:   

            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

 

Direct download: Episode_42_Best_of_the_NES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:02pm EST

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”

01:03:23 Feedback

-Chase tells us about Sniper Elite

-We discuss the Black Ops 2 trailer

-We receive a hockey comments

01:20:00 News

-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  

Direct download: Episode_41_Hosts_Choice.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:45pm EST

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