Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #134: Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi

Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi. While we may never have met you, you profoundly affected all of our lives
Farewell Hiroshi Yamauchi. While we may never have met you, you profoundly affected all of our lives

It is never a good week when any member of the industry passes, but I can imagine fewer that have had quite the impact on as many gamers as Hiroshi Yamauchi.

While he stepped down as Head of Nintendo a few years ago, without him they may well still be making trading cards.

Obviously though that was not the only news in gaming circles this week, and the game always continues.

This week we talked about the Rumoured Steam Box, the PS3 to PS4 upgrade Program, the end of Warhammer Online & obviously also some GTA V chatter because it would be impossible not to.

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


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This Weeks Stuff

3D Realms drops its Duke Nukem lawsuit against Gearbox – Destructoid

Expect hardware news from Valve next week – Destructoid

Gabe Newell teases Steam Box news – GameSpot.com

Free-to-play SingStar reboot to be revealed this year

EA clarifies Battlefield 4 beta dates – GameSpot.com

Rockstar outlines user upload policy on GTAV launch day – GameSpot.com

GATV Free On Steam Today! | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Andrew Wilson is the new CEO of Electronic Arts – Destructoid

Diablo III shutting down auction houses next March | Massively

Evil Dead director tied to Dante’s Inferno film adaption – Destructoid

Former Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi dies at 85 – GameSpot.com

Warhammer Online to close December 18th | Massively

Sony planning to sell 5M PS4 consoles by March 2014 – Destructoid

PlayStation 4 to allow recording of game content over HDMI – News at GameSpot

PS3-to-PS4 upgrade offer detailed – GameSpot.com

Court puts a stop to Activision Blizzard independence | Massively

To Boycott PAX Or Not To Boycott PAX? | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Extra Time

Watch day turn to night in this Driveclub video

The Lies That Bind Us: The Mainstream Media And Gaming | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

I may be the only one who is excited for Crimson Dragon – 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!

Mirrors Edge Remix (Theme) by maer808

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