Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #57: Working on attempting to try to improve

Ambulances of all sizes meet at the watering hole after a hard days saving lives
Ambulances of all sizes meet at the watering hole after a hard days saving lives

Firstly, I would like to welcome all of our new listeners to the show. Its always nice to officially say hello when we notice a large jump like this week.

Secondly, do let us know what you do and don’t like about the show, were constantly trying to work to improve it. That is why this week we tried a few new things, edited the intro as people had said it was too long, etc.

Some bits of it worked, other bits of it did not. But at least now we can say we tried and moved on.

Other than the experimenting, we managed to get some of the news talked about but my word wasn’t the gaming news depressing this week? Sony losing buckets of money, THQ laying people off all over the world, Bill Roper’s continued employment within the games industry. Its a wonder we didn’t end up in therapy after the show.

Anyway all that and much more in this episode of the Drinky Talky Thingy.


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If you want links to any of the stories we covered in the show this week, links can be found after the jump.

Updates on stories from last week

TERA’s EU sneak peek weekend canceled due to unknown technical fault | Massively

This weeks stuff

Grand Theft Organ: Emergency Ambulance Simulator | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Is Final Fantasy X HD a Remake or a Remaster? – PlayStation 3 News at IGN

Minecraft’s Notch offers to bankroll Psychonauts 2 | Game Development | News by Develop

Tim Schafer and Notch ‘are talking’ Psychonauts 2 | Game Development | News by Develop

Bill Roper named Disney Interactive head of game development | Massively

EA reveals SWTOR subscription and sales numbers, beats financial predictions [Updated] | Massively

Origin has 9.3m users, generates $100m | IncGamers

EA: Battlefield 3, FIFA 12 Each Sold 10 Million – Games News at IGN

EA concerned over the state of GAME | IncGamers

Disney buys Ignition owner UTV | Game Development | News by Develop

THQ lays off 240, board of directors takes 50% pay cut -Destructoid

THQ still planning on WAR40K launch in fiscal 2014 | Massively

THQ outlines 17 game rescue plan | Game Development | News by Develop

PS3 sales on the rise as Sony suffers overall losses – GameSpot.com

PSN accounts getting a name change – GameSpot.com

Sega profits fall 6.6 per cent | Game Development | News by Develop

Xbox Live Gold included with Mass Effect 3 demo | IncGamers

Star Trek Online turns 2, offers you the next Enterprise -Destructoid

Blizzard’s Battle.Net Balance is live | IncGamers

Release Date Roundup

Darksiders II due in June | IncGamers

Prison Architect could break out in September | IncGamers

Twisted Metal censored and delayed in Europe | IncGamers

Rayman 3 coming to PS3, 360 next month | IncGamers

Gotham City Impostors hits PSN, XBL, and PC next week – GameSpot.com

The Simpsons Arcade Game hits XBLA and PSN soon -Destructoid

Play the MMO that never dies with Mythos Global’s open beta | Massively

PSN to get first Call of Duty Elite maps on February 28 -Destructoid

Cannon Fodder 3 Actually Happened, Demo | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Podcast Extras

The Lighthouse HD Screenshots, Pictures, Wallpapers – iPad – IGN

100-year-old lady rocks the Nintendo DS -Destructoid

Scarface is the highlight of these Arkham City figures -Destructoid

Feast of Fiction brews a tasty Zelda heart potion -Destructoid

Lollipop Chainsaw pre-order bonus include Evil Dead skin -Destructoid

Take a chance with this Russian roulette Kinect hack -Destructoid

Skyrim’s Creation Kit is awesome, way over my head -Destructoid

Max Payne (and others) derezzed for 8-bit home computers -Destructoid

Songs used in this episode

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

New Intro Remixed from Drunken Sailor Metal Remix by DarkmasterXIII

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