Drinky Talky Thing 2011 #12

Its been a while since we built a beer tower during a podcast, but Gow just felt the need this week

Another week, another episode.

We are however getting a bunch of new visitors to the site recently so I should probably explain what it is.

I am Paddy ‘DrunkenGamer’ Fellows lead game reviewer at Thirteen1 magazine. My regular co-host is Dan ‘Gow’ Gowen who T1’s graphics guru for nearly 2 years.

Each week we get together and have a few beers while we talk about a bunch of the interesting gaming news, giving our take on events. Occasionally we will also be joined by our other friends for T1 and beyond.

Obviously having a bit of beer in us we do tend to lose track from time to time, but that is always fun.

If there is anything you here in the podcast that you want a little more detail on the links to all the sources we used are included here on the page after the player.

I think that about sums it up for now, there is nothing else to say but enjoy this episode of the Drinky Talky Thing!

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Updates on stories from last week

Very Predictably Fox News picked up on the Duke ‘Capture the Babe’ Story – Can Fox seriously not see their being trolled??
Duke Nukem Forever ‘awfully sexist,’ says Fox News – News at GameSpot

Also predictably Its launch date has slipped AGAIN – I’m calling bullshit on this one, purely marketing
Imagine That: Duke Nukem Delayed. Again | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Little more news about the next red faction game
Red Faction: Armageddon wants you to destroy everything in sight | Joystiq

This weeks stuff

Were about to lose play as a source of cheap games
UK government may close online shopping tax loophole | Joystiq

Geohot accused of skipping out on hit court case by sony – his people say its a holiday
Sony claims George ‘Geohot’ Hotz is avoiding trial in South America | Joystiq
Geohot’s lawyer responds to Sony’s South America accusations | Joystiq

Dead or alive box may have had to be censored for ESRB approval
Dead or Alive Dimensions box art deemed too leggy by ESRB [update] | Joystiq

A magazine claims all Hudson titles cancelled with closing of studio – truth is that no decision has been made yet
Hudson Formally Cancels Bomberman, Bonk Titles

Dead Island has changed its logo for censorship reasons
Person Being Hanged Gets Dead Island Box Art Censored

The Torchlight MMO will not be subscription based
Runic: No subscription for Torchlight MMO | Joystiq

Guy gets two years in jail for hacking Zynga Poker
Virtual Poker Chip Thief to Spend Two Years in Jail

Microsoft said they were not interested in Machinarium because it would not be ‘exclusive’
Bridges burnt after Microsoft ‘snubbed indie dev’ | Game Development | News by Develop

Metacritic will rate anything – adds a weird system that rated INDIVIDUAL developers, then pulled it not long after
Not A Man, A Number: Metacritic Rates Devs | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Metacritic pulls development career scores | Game Development | News by Develop

Animators CV & Job listing for Online specialist points at God of War 4 in the works
Animator’s resume reveal God of War 4 | GamersMint
Sony Santa Monica studios looking for a ” Senior Online Programmer” for the God of War team | GamersMint

The 360 is to get a new format of disk, pointlessly only adding 1gb of extra storage
Xbox 360 getting “updated” disc format | Games Industry | MCV
New 360 discs get 1GB boost | Games Industry | MCV

Rage to have a tie in novel
Rage to be prefaced by tie-in novel | Joystiq

Mortal Kombat to have online pass for online play to discourage pre-owned sales
Rumor: Warner Bros. joining ‘online pass’ camp with Mortal Kombat | Joystiq

Next nintendo console will NOT have 3D
Reggie: Nintendo’s next home console unlikely to feature 3D | Joystiq

LA Noire to be recognised at film awards
De Niro’s Film Festival to Recognize L.A. Noire

There could be a new Katamari game on the way
Namco Bandai files for ‘Katamari Amore,’ ‘Time Trip’ trademarks | Joystiq

Katamari Bowser version
Katamari Hack

Next Resident Evil to take us back to Racoon City
Capcom confirms Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City | Joystiq

Best of XBLA to be bundled on a disk
Limbo, Trials HD and Splosion Man retail pack in Europe on May 13 | Joystiq

The greatest hero that will never have his own game
Gnome Chompski Rides Again | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Gows Random Words
Woof, exsanguination, effulgent, ephemeral

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

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