Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #58: Sometimes I worry about Gow’s fragile little mind

Sometimes I worry about Gow and the pictures he sends me of penis shaped dogs
Sometimes I worry about Gow and the pictures he sends me

I really do. There are times when he skirts incredibly close to that line between simply being odd and being actually classified as ‘special’. Case in point the image to the right. Now while I will admit it is funny, the sheer amount of glee expressed by my co-host when he showed me it caused a little concern.

However the mental states of the hosts are not why you are here, well not the main reason anyway. Also I cant exactly take the piss to much, I played more of Robot Unicorn Attack: Evolution than any other game this week & left the music on.

The gaming news however is what you are really here for and this week there was a fair amount of stuff for us to get ranty about, which always makes for a good show. This week includes some news on Resident Evil 6, All the news to come out of the Activision Blizzard earnings call (including the latest on WoW’s subscription numbers), Double Fine’s Epic Kickstarter campaign & even some talk about classical music and game endings.

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

Huh: Cannon Fodder 3 Released On GamersGate | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

UK retail slump for January | Game Development | News by Develop

This weeks stuff

Resident Evil 6: Moving & shooting, no T-virus -Destructoid

It’s a big deal: Indie Game Music Bundle 2 announced -Destructoid

Help get videogames music in the Classic FM Hall of Fame -Destructoid

Classic FM: Vote your favourite classical pieces in the Hall of Fame 2012 < Vote Here for Aerith’s Theme

BAFTA announces Audience Award shortlist – GameSpot.com

BAFTA GAME Award 2011 <- Skipp voting here for fuck all worthwhile

Fans vote Black Ops for best videogame ending of all time -Destructoid

LittleBigPlanet Karting Confirmed by Sony – PlayStation 3 News at IGN

The Last Guardian making ‘slow progress’ – GameSpot.com

Activision Blizzard posts $1 billion profit in 2011 – GameSpot.com
Activision Confirms New Call of Duty Game in 2012 – Games News at IGN
WoW loses another 100,000 subscribers | Massively
Blizzard admits to ‘grossly underestimating demand’ for World of Warcraft in 2004 | Massively
World of Warcraft Monopoly, Starcraft Risk inbound – GameSpot.com
‘Fallacy to say that we’re not innovating’ – Activision – GameSpot.com

Doh-ta: Blizzard Lawyers Up Vs Valve | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Double Fine Adventure sets Kickstarter record – GameSpot.com
Double Fine Kickstarter passes $1.6 million | Game Development | News by Develop
UKIE bid to make crowdfunding legal in Britain | Game Development | News by Develop
Double Fine’s Tim Schafer on KickStarter Success – PC News at IGN
Tim Schafer: Console patches cost $40k | Game Development | News by Develop

Lego ties up Star Wars license for a decade | IncGamers
Lego Star Wars franchise sells 30 million – GameSpot.com

Valve gives an update on last year’s Steam intrusion -Destructoid

Dan Stahl takes back the captain’s chair in Star Trek Online | Massively

Earthrise shutting down today | Massively

Final Fantasy XIV merging servers in March | Massively

Metal Gear Online shutting down June 12 – GameSpot.com

iCADE 8-Bitty is a retro controller for iOS and Android -Destructoid

L.A. Noire sequel a ‘possibility’ – GameSpot.com
Grand Theft Auto V details still months off – GameSpot.com

Release Date Roundup

Asura’s Wrath delayed in UK by two weeks -Destructoid

Ugh: Amazon, GameStop date Gravity Rush for May 29 -Destructoid

Resistance: Burning Skies forecast for May 29 – GameSpot.com

Far Cry 3 Trailer Leaks, Release Date: Sept 6th | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Mario, Ryu and Bob Too: Super Mario Crossover 2 Out | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Ghost Recon Online closed beta date announced | IncGamers

Podcast Extras

Tons of New Mass Effect 3 Details – PS3 News at IGN

ThinkGeek’s PotatOS is GLaDOS in a friggin’ potato -Destructoid

Lollipop Chainsaw celebrates Valentine’s Day [Video] | IncGamers

Intelligent Demise: The End Of Darwinia | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

This new trailer for The Splatters makes it look so easy -Destructoid

Remaking Azeroth Brick By Brick In Minecraft | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Ultro-Huge Psychonauts Screenshot Gallery – Part One | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Sonic 4 Episode 2 screens show purple Sonic, bonus stage -Destructoid

Portal 2 and Skyrim Collide – PC News at IGN

The last Naruto Generations trailer you’ll ever need -Destructoid

Dr. Wily spits hot fire in this Mega Man music video -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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