Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast 109: Farewell Google Reader, we really will miss you!

Farewell Google Reader, we really will miss you.
Farewell Google Reader, we really will miss you.

While it may seem odd to be sad about the impending shut-down of an on-line service, this service has been making the podcast possible since the very beginning.

Reader has been where I brought all of my news together to get a list of stories for the show.

For example, this week I followed the plight of EA & SimCity, Found out that the PS4 will have Pyhsx, Watched as Valve disowned the SteamBox & even caught up on a batch of Kickstarter updates.

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

RIP Google Reader

Amazon has pulled SimCity from its store – Destructoid

No SimCity refunds on Origin – Destructoid

EA: SimCity’s broken because it’s just too much fun! – Destructoid

EA to offer free PC game for SimCity players – Destructoid

Maxis has ‘no intention’ of making SimCity offline – Destructoid

Maxis Insider Tells RPS: SimCity Servers Not Necessary | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Modder Runs SimCity Offline, Maxis Remains Silent | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

PS4 not worth the cost, says Nvidia – GameSpot.com

NVIDIA supporting PlayStation 4 with PhysX and APEX – Destructoid

PS4 ad YouTube’s most viewed in February – GameSpot.com

Boy Scouts of America unveils merit badge in game design – Destructoid

Microsoft quietly cancels the Xbox Live Family Pack – Destructoid

Nintendo must pay $30M due to 3D patent infringement – Destructoid

Danish TV channel apologises for mistaking Assassin’s Creed for Syria – GameSpot.com

Assassin’s Creed: Rising Phoenix surfaces online – GameSpot.com

Unofficial ‘Steam Box’ Xi3 Piston price starts at $1000 – GameSpot.com

Piston Gets P-ssed On By Valve | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Xi3 CEO says Valve asked him to build the Piston console – Destructoid

EVE Online reconfiguring launcher to use BitTorrent | Massively

Nintendo’s upcoming Wii U Pokemon features Skylanders-like toys – GameSpot.com

Rift developer increases MMO retention through rewards – Destructoid

Tera adds 500,000 players since going free-to-play – GameSpot.com

Retro/Grade coming to Steam March 20 – Destructoid

Pachter: Next-gen games cost $70, no more consoles after – Destructoid

Road Rash to resurface if there’s demand, says designer – Destructoid

Microtransactions coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops II – Destructoid

Ken Levine killed BioShock film due to Watchmen’s failure – Destructoid

Brain-controlled game hits Kickstarter goal – GameSpot.com

Dreamfall KS Wraps, Barely Misses Bonus Side-Game | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Garriott On Shroud Of The Avatar, Why He Needs KS | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Zynga: Debate over originality is ‘vastly overblown’ – GameSpot.com

Podcast Extras

Finally, A BioShock Infinite Trailer! | Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Pay your respects to the father of videogames – Destructoid

Ranked: The five best city builders – Destructoid

LEGO City Undercover shows off its vehicles and disguises – Destructoid

Deadpool gameplay trailer takes self-awareness to dangerous new levels – IncGamers.com

Gears of War: Judgment launch trailer emerges – Destructoid

What if EA made Solitaire in the style of SimCity? – Destructoid

What if household furniture had DRM? – Destructoid

Check out this sick 11-minute NES chiptune rock medley – 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!

PewPewPew by Kubbi

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