Drinky Talky Thingy Episode #63: Endlessly Addicted to Simulators

As spring approaches, the street sweeper emerges from its hibernation at the bottom of the lake in search of a mate
As spring approaches, the street sweeper emerges from its hibernation at the bottom of the lake in search of a mate

We don’t know exactly what it is about these simulators that has us so addicted to them. Perhaps were tired of all of the excitement and joy that comes with working with games all the time and yearn for a more mundane life.

It’s more likely that we are just sadists, who have got hooked up on a set of very weird games.

This weeks show once again saw Dan, Editor of Thirteen1 pull up a seat next to the microphone. This week though that seat was Gow’s usual spot as he had other matter to attend to and couldn’t be with us.

We were not going to let that stop us doing a show and talking about things like the Mass Effect 3 ending argument, Tax breaks for UK games developers, our addiction to Draw Something, Mists of Pandaria & as always the continuing saga of the downfall of GAME.

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

Af-farm-ative: Agrar Simulator – Historical Farming | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

GAME will close this week without new buyer | IncGamers
GAME not quite dead yet but it’s definitely looking pale -Destructoid
GAME filing for administration | IncGamers

This weeks stuff

This weeks Releases EU: New Games, Newest Games – GameSpot.com
This weeks Releases US: New Games, Newest Games – GameSpot.com

BAFTA most nominated Skyrim leaves empty-handed | IncGamers
BAFTA Video Game Awards 2012 Winners – Games News at IGN

Draw Something craze ‘banks dev $100k per day’ | Game Development | News by Develop
Draw Something dethrones Zynga on Facebook | Game Development | News by Develop
Zynga has bought OMGPop, developer of Draw Something -Destructoid
Draw Something stats take you inside the super-hit | Game Development | News by Develop

Walking Dead kicks off in April – GameSpot.com

All the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria previews you can shake an empty fist at | Massively
Blizzard acknowledges TOR’s impact on WoW | Massively

WoW’s Mists of Pandaria beta download surfaces on Battle.net [Updated] | Massively

EA shutting down servers for online pass games, players pissed | IncGamers

Fans compile logical breakdown of Mass Effect 3 ending -Destructoid
Gamer files Mass Effect 3 endings complaint to the FTC | IncGamers
BioWare revisiting Mass Effect 3 ending – GameSpot.com

Tax breaks finally arrive for the UK videogame industry | IncGamers
UK game development tax relief returns – GameSpot.com

Loot, Pillage, Fund: The Banner Saga’s Kickstarter | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Heroic: The Banner Saga Funded In Just 48 Hours | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Be scared! Al-Qaeda using Call of Duty to plot terror attacks | IncGamers

Priest sells DS, forgets there’s child porn on it -Destructoid

Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two confirmed for 360/PS3/Wii -Destructoid

Ratchet and Clank HD Collection Confirmed – PlayStation 3 News at IGN

Runic Games reassures Torchlight 2 fans | IncGamers

Rumor: Shenmue HD has been done for awhile now -Destructoid

Not Enough Time

Apple sells 3 million new iPads in first weekend – GameSpot.com

Razer to launch pro gaming academy online – GameSpot.com

Rumor: Elder Scrolls MMO to be announced in May | Massively

Podcast Extras

Big Bass Arcade: No Limit baits you with a new trailer -Destructoid

Get back on the board with Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD [Shots] | IncGamers

First LEGO Batman 2 trailer actually has spoken dialog -Destructoid

Great CGI action in new Darksiders 2 Death Strikes trailer [Video] | IncGamers

Sonic 4: Episode 2 Screenshots, Pictures, Wallpapers – PC – IGN

Bosses rock in Lollipop Chainsaw [Video] | IncGamers

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

Rock’n Temple || Zelda 2 by GS-Screamer

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