Drinky Talky Thingy Podcast #148: Recently Bought Out by Facebook for $2

Once again Simpsons called it
Once again Simpsons called it

Yes I know, another late episode of the podcast. Unfortunately this is likely to be a trend for a few months at least.

For that reason we had far too many stories lined up to cover all of them, so for that reason we pulled it back to just the ones that we thought were most interesting.

Obviously that means that we had to talk about Project Morpheus, the Oculus Rift purchase by Facebook, Molyneux’s latest ramblings & a bunch of the awards for last years games.

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


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This Weeks Stuff

Sony announces next-gen Blu-ray disc, can store up to 1TB of data

Renting a PS3 game from PlayStation Now could cost $5 – Is that the sweet spot?

Sony’s PS4 racing game Driveclub goes “back to the drawing board”

Valve’s VR lead Atman Binstock leaves to head Oculus Rift

Hearthstone launches, offers players a way to earn a special World of Warcraft mount

Crytek adds native Linux support to CryEngine

These impressive graphics are running in a browser

Crytek undercuts Unreal Engine 4 with $10 CryEngine subscription

The Face Of Tomorrow’s Indie Games: Unity 5 Announced

New RollerCoaster Tycoon revealed, coming to mobiles and PC

Flappy Bird could come back to iOS and Android, creator says

Peter Molyneux doesn’t plan to retire — “I’m just gonna die”

Godus 2.0 update out now, kills old saves but Molyneux promises “vast changes”

Peter Molyneux: “Never underestimate Nintendo”

Fate of God game genre depends on success of Godus, Molyneux says

Molyneux talks what went wrong with EA’s acquisition of Bullfrog

Molyneux: The indie golden age won’t last

The co-founder of Devolver Digital has some words for Peter Molyneux

Another Crack in Windows: GOG Lines Up Linux Support

Disney pays $500M for YouTube network that distributes gaming content like PewDiePie, TotalBiscuit

Candy Crush creator think it’s worth up to $7.6 billion

Candy crushed: King.com IPO posts disappointing numbers

The Last of Us wins BAFTA Game of the Year Award, Steam sale for other award winners and nominees

Papers, Please wins grand prize in Independent Games Awards Show

The Last of Us wins GDC game of the year award

PS4 getting over 100 games in 2014 — Here’s the full list

Blizzard wins court case over patent troll Worlds Inc.

Sony announces PS4 virtual reality initiative Project Morpheus

Preorder PS4-exclusive Infamous: Second Son at GameStop, get limited edition free

Facebook pays two billion bucks to acquire Oculus Rift company

Notch Cans Minecraft Oculus Version Over Facebook Buyout

Oculus Rift Kickstarter backers rage against Facebook sale

Facebook shares take a hit following Oculus purchase

Cliff Bleszinski calls Notch a “pouty kid” for canceling Minecraft VR

UK developers finally getting tax breaks, provided they pass a cultural test

Torchlight co-founders leave Runic Games to start new studio

3D Realms asserts it still owns Duke Nukem in Answer to Gearbox’s lawsuit

Extra Time Stuff

The Daily Grind: Have games replaced movies?

Pokemon sword recreated in real-life on Man at Arms

This PlayStation 4 ad doubles as a Destiny ad

Watch us play inFamous: Second Son with Sucker Punch co-founder Chris Zimmerman

Relive the N64 days with Did You Know Gaming

Still funny: Surgeon Simulator out now for iPad

Grey Goo: A new RTS from Petroglyph

WoW Archivist: The battle for Hillsbrad

No Turning Back: Goat Simulator’s Amazing Launch Trailer

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!

Sound Suggestions: GaMetal – Deoxys

Sound Suggestions: Neverending (Faint OST)

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