Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #101: Not going into administration just yet!

After so much princess saving Mario had simple had enough and returned to his plumbing business
After so much princess saving Mario had simple had enough and returned to his plumbing business

Happy new year listeners!

I will start by warning you about the length of this episode, due to being a roundup of what happened over first few weeks of the year there was a lot to be covered. This probably was not helped by the fact that we may have drunk a little bit more than usual and had planned even less than usual.

However we would like to hear from you about this weeks show as when we were recording it ‘seemed’ to be flowing even better than it usually does, bouncing all over the place and covering the whole pile of news that had built up.

Along the trip we picked up stories about the Swedish school that has made MineCraft a mandatory lesson, laughed a bit about the idea of Gunnar Optics, talked about companies going bankrupt again, were not in the least surprised to see Disney try to get in on the Skylanders actions with their Infinity project – at least I believe we covered all of them, I honestly can not remember for certain.

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

Microsoft Research Project: IllumiRoom – Cheezburger

Sony patents method of blocking used games from working – Destructoid

Gunnar Optiks granted patent for gaming eyeware

Pikmin 3 to bring ‘stress’ back to series – GameSpot.com

Metacritic’s top rated games of 2012 – Destructoid

Pre-owned Wii U systems can download last user’s games – Destructoid

Project Shield Streams Steam Games To TV, Looks Daft | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Minecraft lessons made compulsory in Swedish school – GameSpot.com

Microsoft Research Project: IllumiRoom – Cheezburger

Diablo III’s Jay Wilson steps down as game director | Massively

Lego Marvel Super Heroes revealed – GameSpot.com

CES: There will probably be more than one Steam Box – Destructoid

The Secret World player activity increases 400%

Journey was the best-selling PSN game of December – Destructoid

CES: Razer’s Project Fiona launching as Razer Edge – Destructoid

Sony admits PS Vita sales are lower than expected – Destructoid

Funcom confirms studio closures, layoffs – GameSpot.com

Good Grief! Father Hires Virtual Assassins To “Kill” Son | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Fallout TV show in the works? – GameSpot.com

Blockbuster UK goes into administration – GameSpot.com

Kevin Butler actor Jerry Lambert settles with Sony – Destructoid

New bill would make ESRB ratings legally binding – GameSpot.com

CES: Gabe Newell shares some info on Valve’s Steam Box – Destructoid

Missouri rep wants violent-game tax – GameSpot.com

Disney Infinity arriving in June – GameSpot.com

Dead Island Riptide ‘Zombie Bait’ Edition is turbo gross – Destructoid

The Free Bundle is looking out for your wallet – Destructoid

Square Enix keeping its next-gen Luminous Studio in-house – Destructoid

15 Batman domains registered – GameSpot.com

Xbox 720, PS4 could start at $350, says analyst – GameSpot.com

Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new ‘Gay Planet’ – Destructoid

Here’s the deal with Disney Infinity’s price and versions – Destructoid

Skylanders series mints $500 million – GameSpot.com

Disney Infinity announced for release this summer – Destructoid

TERA going free-to-play in February | Massively

Valve: The top TF2 item creators are making six figures – Destructoid

RIP: PlayStation 2 production has stopped worldwide – Destructoid

It Begins: Valve And Xi3 Team For ‘Piston’ Steam Box | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

CES: Don’t call it a ‘Steam Box’ – Destructoid

Game critics collective top 10 games of 2012 – Destructoid

Report: PS4 abandoning DualShock controller | Game Development | News by Develop

Videogames now accused of giving children cancer – Destructoid

Cancer and obesity risk warning of sitting in sedentary lifestyle in front of TV and computer screen – Mirror Online

None of the CES PC prototypes are the ‘Steam Box,’ according to Valve

Researcher would rather hire WoW players than Harvard MBAs | Massively

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y announced for 3DS – Destructoid

UK retailer HMV enters administration – GameSpot.com

Star Wars: The Old Republic confirms same-gender romance, more endgame content | Massively

Bane and Lex Luthor join Injustice: Gods Among Us – Destructoid

CCP merging DUST beta with EVE live server on January 10 | Massively

Podcast Extras

You are summoned to watch this live-action Skyrim short – Destructoid

Here’s what Half-Life looked like a year before release – Destructoid

The Mario Brothers expand their plumbing business in SF – Destructoid

Here’s the SimCity opening intro – Destructoid

See what new Dante thinks of the whole white hair issue – Destructoid

Take a look at Defiance the game and the TV show – Destructoid

A Warcraft mod for StarCraft II is in progress – Destructoid

Square teases full FFXIV Realm Reborn opening cinematic [Updated] | Massively

Half-Life 2: Episode 4 Return to Ravenholm screens surface – GameSpot.com

New vids detail Blade & Soul’s Spiral Labyrinth dungeon | Massively

Sonic fan film is now live, let’s all do the Urkel – Destructoid

Here’s some footage from the canceled Blur sequel – 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!


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