Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast 110: The Return of the Random Words

Gow insisted on this picture, Who am I to say no to such a happy elephant
Gow insisted on this picture, Who am I to say no to such a happy elephant

In the early days of the podcast Gow would ask on Facebook & Twitter for random words that he had to try and fit into the show.

That habit has seen a return and I will have to say the break has certainly helped as the words suggested were good.

As if to compliment the return of something old we also balanced that out with something new – Video!

As an experiment while recording this weeks show, I fired up the webcam and recorded the behind the scenes footage and it will be uploaded separately to our YouTube Channel. It should be quite interesting to see what we normally hide from the Audio show 😛

Aside from all that you can expect all the usual gaming news, reviewed with our own slapdash style and lack of research. For example: we cover the ongoing failure that is SimCity despite never having played the game, we discuss the fact that Richard Garriot basically said everyone but him and a few others were crap at designing games & even found time to have our usual pop at American media and politics due to things said in the Sandy Hook investigations.

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.

This Weeks Stuff

Random words: Contrifibulatities, Pokemon, gotta catch ’em all!, beseech, shoe-horn, Disconbobulates, Feltch, Ni ni na na no no,  fundamental economic error

EA: SimCity offline mode ‘didn’t fit with our vision’ – GameSpot.com

SimCity Boss’s “Straight Answers” Seem Pretty Wiggly | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

SimCity GM: ‘In many ways, we built an MMO’ | Massively

EA censors its own support number on its forums – Destructoid

SimCity Modder Tells Us Offline Regional Play Easily Done | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

EA’s free games for SimCity players includes SimCity 4 – Destructoid

Editorial: Let’s Not Pre-Order Games Any More, Eh? | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

SimCity has sold over 1 million copies since launch – Destructoid

John Riccitiello steps down as Electronic Arts CEO – Destructoid

EA shares tumble after CEO resignation – GameSpot.com

Duke Nukem II coming to iOS – GameSpot.com

Road Rash reboot now being discussed, says designer – Destructoid

Total War fan immortalized in Rome II – GameSpot.com

Crytek-authorized fan-made Timesplitters game is go! – Destructoid

Wii U gets a £50-£60 price drop in the UK – Destructoid

Lego City Undercover download requires external hard drive – GameSpot.com

Pokemon Rumble U trailer shows off physical figures – Destructoid

Deep Silver announces Saints Row IV for August 2013 – Destructoid

Dead Island: Riptide publisher explains Wii U absence – GameSpot.com

No Saints Row IV on Wii U – GameSpot.com

Nintendo of Europe’s 18+ eShop restriction is no more – Destructoid

PAX East 2013: Blizzard announces Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft CCG | Massively

PAX: DuckTales Remastered announced for XBLA, PSN, Wii U – Destructoid

Samsung unveils Galaxy S4 Bluetooth controller – Destructoid

TIGA Style: UK Games Industry Returns To Growth | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Sony partners with Unity for PS4, Vita, cloud, and more – Destructoid

Report: Sandy Hook shooter a ‘deranged’ gamer – GameSpot.com

Play videogames for an hour a day to enhance cognition – Destructoid

Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm sells 1.1 million in 48 hours – GameSpot.com

Heart of the Swarm – “Nobody is close to figuring the game out yet” | IncGamers.com

Garriott: ‘I think most game designers really just suck’ | Massively

Richard Garriott clarifies his ‘most game designers really just suck’ statements | Massively

Deus Ex: Human Revolution officially announced for Wii U – Destructoid

DUST 514 to feature EVE-like CSM | Massively

Steam unites ‘paid alpha’ titles under Early Access banner | IncGamers.com

Podcast Extras

A nice, long look at Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX – Destructoid

Harley Quinn is a hero in Injustice: Gods Among Us – Destructoid

Sonic Generations ‘Unleashed’ mod is a great idea – Destructoid

Gurnaphics Card: NVIDIA’s Face Works | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Responding to Anita Sarkeesian’s ‘Damsels in Distress’ – Destructoid

Samus was almost naked in Super Metroid!?!? – Destructoid

PAX: The city is the weapon in Watch Dogs – Destructoid

Begging For Wub Wub: Audiosurf Air Trailer | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Pokemon Snap gritty reboot channels Jurassic Park – Destructoid

Legend of Zelda hack puts Zelda in the starring role – Destructoid

Get some salvation in this Metro: Last Light trailer – Destructoid

Here’s a new Dead Island Riptide gameplay trailer, IDIOT – Destructoid

Binding of Isaac remade with graphics made of paper – Destructoid

Ken Levine talks multiplayer in BioShock Infinite – Destructoid

Creating BioShock Infinite’s Elizabeth – Destructoid

Hang out with the new BioShock Infinite TV ad – Destructoid

Team Meat’s Edmund McMillen on Mega Man, MewGenics & More – Destructoid

The Cave and Tekken 6 are free this week on PS Plus – Destructoid

Songs used in this episode

Title music Drunken Sailor by Doctor Octoroc used with permission. Check out more of his music over at http://www.doctoroctoroc.com/– Do it now!

We Came To Finish You! by midimachine

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