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Episode 38: Off The Rails

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Episode 38: Off The Rails

– Spark and I deliver the usual hijinks and cover more of the developers behaving badly stories that we love to talk about. Thanks for the fun, everyone!

Big Shake Up at Infinity Ward
http://kotaku.com/5483711/report-modern-warfare-dev-head-leaves-company
http://kotaku.com/5491675/rumor-why-call-of-duty-developers-are-sticking-around

Ubisoft DRM Cracked in One Day – Helps Increase Piracy of Games
http://torrentfreak.com/ubisofts-uber-drm-cracked-within-a-day-100304/
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/03/04/ubisoft-updates-pc-drm-denies-rumored-cracks/
Then Update the DRM
http://kotaku.com/5485359/ubisoft-making-emergency-changes-to-pc-drm
Then, the Servers Go Down
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/03/ubisoft-on-drm-snafu-servers-attacked-pirates-locked-out.ars

Episode 37: Law Abiding Citizens Are Pirates

Friday, February 26th, 2010

Episode 37: Law Abiding Citizens Are Pirates

– I know that in the podcast I said the name of the podcast was “Those Fraking T-Shirts” but after the podcast was over, I decided to change it to something else. And the actress that I was trying to think of was Selma Hayak. We talk Xbox Game Room, Xbox Live 1.0 corrections, and developers behaving badly. Enjoy.

Xbox Game Room Coming
http://www.joystiq.com/2010/01/06/xbox-game-room-bringing-arcades-back-to-xbox-360-and-games-for-w/

Xbox Live 1.0 Being Disconnected on 4/15 – UPDATE
http://majornelson.com/archive/2010/02/05/xbox-live-being-discontinued-for-original-xbox-consoles-and-games.aspx

Developers Trying to Kill the Used Game Market
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/02/new-socom-on-psp-may-kill-rent-recommendation.ars

New DRM Requires Internet Connection to Play Certain Games
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/01/ubisofts-new-drm-solution-you-have-be-online-to-play.ars
Favorite Quote from the Article: “‘This is fine,’ one self-professed pirate told Ars. ‘I only have to access the Internet once to get Ubisoft games. You’re the ones paying for a broken copy.'”
Why This Is Bad
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2010/02/ubisoft-details-drm.ars

Episode 36: Don’t Call It A Comeback

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Episode 36: Don’t Call It A Comeback

– Spark and I are back for our first new episode in the new year! We talk about being new fathers, Xbox Live 1.0’s demise and DLC for Xbox 1.0 getting zapped also, TV shows, and a little known movie (Avatar) and other miscellaneous things. Send feedback please!

Special Episode: New Father Update

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

Special Episode: New Father Update

– SparkStalker joins us over Skype to give us an update on how things are going and I explain why there haven’t been as many shows as we normally do. Enjoy!

Episode 35: Why Did They Do That

Wednesday, November 11th, 2009

Episode 35: Why Did They Do That

– Th3Gunsl1ng3r stopped by to take pitty on the Jedi and to co-host this episode. We talked about a few topics, and we generally agreed that we agreed. Enjoy the show.

Left 4 Dead 2 Has Possible Avatar Unlockables
http://kotaku.com/5391683/left-4-dead-2-getting-avatar-awards

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Special Edition – Six Unlockables with Purchase
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/29/ea-details-battlefield-bad-company-2-limited-edition-same-pric/

Kameo 2: RIP
http://kotaku.com/5396490/rumored-kameo-2-killed-to-make-room-for-natal-projects

Gamstop Details Three Step Program for Digital Distribution
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/22/gamestop-details-three-point-plan-for-digital-distro-future/
Digital Distribution Is Bad for Those With Low Bandwidth Caps
http://stopthecap.com/2009/10/08/playstation-gos-download-games-model-would-test-some-usage-allowances/

3rd Party Memory Cards Being Disabled from the 360
http://majornelson.com/archive/2009/10/16/unauthorized-xbox-360-storage-devices.aspx
The Reason Why…
http://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/700161/Why-Microsofts-Disabling-Unauthohttp://g4tv.com/thefeed/blog/post/700161/Why-Microsofts-Disabling-Unauthorized-Storage-Devices-And-Its-Consequences.htmlrized-Storage-Devices-And-Its-Consequences.html

Party/Private Chat Being Disable In Some Games
http://kotaku.com/5395046/party-chat-not-fully-supported-in-modern-warfare-2
Word from Infinity Ward ON This Issue
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/11/02/rumor-modern-warfare-2-multiplayer-disables-xbox-live-party-cha/

Nintendo’s Once in a Lifetime Run Might Be Over
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/10/nintendo-comes-down-to-earth-after-once-in-a-lifetime-run.ars

Netflix Coming To the PS3
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/26/netflix-is-coming-to-the-ps3/
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/26/netflix-ps3-disc-must-remain-in-system-until-2010-update/
http://arstechnica.com/media/news/2009/10/netflix-streaming-coming-to-ps3-but-via-blu-ray-disc.ars

PS3 Won’t Be Maxed Out for 2 Years
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/27/insomniac-says-ps3-wont-be-maxed-at-least-another-two-years/

Cross Game Chat Coming to PSN?
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/10/developer-slips-up-may-have-confirmed-ps3-cross-game-chat.ars

Sony 1, Idiot 0
http://techdirt.com/articles/20091008/0157466458.shtml
Until…
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/27/banned-psn-player-appeals-court-decision-sues-sony-again-for-1/

PS3 Still Losing Money, Profitable in 2010?
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/30/ps3-has-lost-sony-4-7-billion-may-be-profitable-next-year/

Dog Charges Money on Man’s XBL Account
http://kotaku.com/5386863/dog-bites-mans-live-account

Episode 34: Spark’s Last Meow

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

Episode 34: Spark’s Last Meow

– In Spark’s final show for a while, we talk about a lot of tantilzing news about video games, so buckle up and enjoy the ride.

Madden Arcade Coming To XBL/PSN for $15
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/14/madden-nfl-arcade-coming-to-xbla-and-psn-15-this-december/
Pictures
http://kotaku.com/5381406/madden-nfl-arcade-in-pictures/gallery/

Six Days in Fallujah Not Dead Yet
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/22/atomic-turns-to-wii-fps-port-not-giving-up-on-fallujah/

London Game Conference About Digital Distribution
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/08/london-games-conference-to-examine-downloadable-transition/

Dice Continues with Dedicated Servers for Battlefield Games and Dis’s Activision of MW2 Lack Thereof
http://kotaku.com/5384290/dice-makes-hay-with-dedicated-server-controversy

Robbie Bach Not Sure If Haldheld Gaming is the Future
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/07/robbie-bach-unsure-about-the-future-of-handheld-gaming-for-micro/

Natal Will Cost $50 Says Analyst
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/15/pachter-project-natal-will-cost-50-sphere-will-be-over-100/
Same Analyst says XBL Will Be $100 Soon
http://gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2009/10/19/news-Xbox-Live-Subscriptions-Could-Rise-To-_2400_100_2C00_-Says-Analyst.aspx

XBL Music Store for Music Rhythm Games
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/19/xbox-360-update-to-add-music-games-store-news-section/

Accepting a Friend on XBL Hierarchy
http://kotaku.com/5384453/xbox-live-friend-acceptance-flowchart

Reggie Fils-Aime Says the PSPgo might have “a fundamental concept problem”
http://kotaku.com/5378825/fils+aime-on-pspgo-whats-the-benefit

PSP “Platform” Sales Up 300%
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/08/psp-go-launch-generates-platform-sales-boost/

Sony Hopes Change PS Home Target Use
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/14/sony-discusses-playstation-homes-shift-from-social-network-to/

Single Player Going the Way of the Dinosaur?
http://kotaku.com/5376331/is-single+player-gaming-in-danger-of-extinction

Analysts Predicts Digital Distribution Won’t be King for at Least 7 Years
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/15/analyst-gamestop-sales-safe-from-digital-delivery-until-2017/

Special Episode: Warm Welcome For GiA

Thursday, October 22nd, 2009

Special Episode: Warm Welcome For GiA

– I am joined by founding members of the new GeezerGamers clan Geezers in Arms, Ironwolf, and Jin as well as a recruit member, IrishFan. They talk about why Geezers in Arms is a place for FPS gamers.

Episode 33: Swing and A Miss

Thursday, October 8th, 2009

Episode 33: Swing and A Miss

Netflix Wants to be on all Consoles
http://kotaku.com/5368475/netflix-ceo-we-want-to-be-on-all-the-game-consoles

Game Crazy Going Under
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/01/in-progress-list-of-shuttered-game-crazy-locations/#list

Xbox Live Avatar Arcade
http://kotaku.com/5376338/xbox-360-may-get-its-own-avatar-arcade

Video Capture for All Games?
http://kotaku.com/5372976/is-microsoft-working-on-universal-vid-cap-for-xbox-360-games

Xbox 360 Wireless Router
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/05/gamestop-lists-november-3-release-100-price-for-xbox-360-wirel/

Twitter, Facebook, and Last.fm Beta Soon
http://kotaku.com/5375612/xbox-360-dash-update-for-twitter-facebook-lastfm-enters-beta-soon
Hands On From JoyStiq
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/06/hands-on-facebook-twitter-last-fm-and-zune-marketplace-on-xbo/

Disc Drive Error Not a Firmware Issue says Sony
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/10/01/sony-ps3-disc-drive-errors-not-a-firmware-issue/
Sony Sued for PS3 Firmware Update
http://kotaku.com/5375018/guy-sues-sony-saying-firmware-update-bricked-his-ps3

Epic FAIL for Sony…Again
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/25/sony-america-scraps-umd-to-psp-go-conversion-plans/

PSP Go – Our thoughts
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/reviews/2009/10/psp-go-review-sony-is-charging-you-much-more-for-much-less.ars
Why We Should Care About The PSP Go
http://kotaku.com/5372943/why-everyone-should-be-watching-the-pspgo
PSP Go Price Check
http://kotaku.com/5374014/psp-game-price-check-playstation-store-vs-used-umd

Uncharted 2 Disables Twitter Function
http://kotaku.com/5369815/uncharted-2-pulls-plug-on-some-twitter-updates

Episode 32: My Johnson

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Episode 32: My Johnson

– What has two thumbs and loves this podcast? My Johnson! In Episode 32, Spark and I played Halo 3: ODST and give a quick review of Firefight mode. We also talk about a few other things. Enjoy the show.

Halo: ODST Live Action Trailer
http://kotaku.com/5352913/halo-3-odsts-amazing-live-action-trailer
Sadie’s Story
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/05/former-ilovebees-devs-working-on-odst-meta-game-sadies-story/

Review of Firefight

Left 4 Dead 2 New Infected
http://kotaku.com/5352951/meet-left-4-dead-2s-jockey-infected
Left 4 Dead 2 Melee Weapons
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/09/all-10-left-4-dead-2-melee-weapons-over-here/

MAG Hands On
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/05/hands-on-mags-256-man-multiplayer/
http://kotaku.com/5353224/mag-hands+on-army-of-me-and-a-fierce-pancake

Crackdown + Zombies = Crackdown 2
http://kotaku.com/5356937/crackdown-2-has-helicopters-zombie-monsters

Madden Curse…It Is REAL!
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/11/madden-curse-strikes-back-polamalu-suffers-knee-injury-in-seaso/

Online Gaming is not a “Aspirational Service”
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2009/09/is-it-broadband-if-you-cant-play-internet-games.ars

Shane Kim Steps Down
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/14/xbox-chief-shane-kim-steps-down-spencer-and-durkin-promoted/

Xbox 802.11n Adapter Reviewed by FCC
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/15/xbox-360-802-11n-wifi-adapter-reviewed-by-fcc/
Xbox 802.11n Adapter Confirmed by MS
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/09/microsoft-confirms-80211n-adapter-for-xbox-360.ars

250GB HD Xbox 360’s Starting to Pop-Up
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/17/250gb-forza-motorsport-3-bundle-announced-for-uk-south-africa/

The PornStation 3
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/08/vivid-entertainment-wants-more-porn-on-your-ps3/
More…
http://kotaku.com/5354956/adult-films-push-for-presence-on-gaming-consoles

SexBox Coming?
http://kotaku.com/5353081/sexbox-the-adults-only-gaming-console-is-coming
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_AO-rated_products

Sony Finally Realizing That The PSN Needs To Be Better

http://kotaku.com/5352279/sony-we-were-a-little-late-with-an-online-platform

Yellow Light of Death
http://kotaku.com/5362381/bbc-examines-yellow-light-of-death-in-uk

PS3 Firmware 3.0
http://kotaku.com/5355085/ps3-firmware-qa-addresses-glitter-jingles–uncharted-problems

3D Coming To The PS3
http://kotaku.com/5353052/3d-coming-to-the-ps3-in-2010
And
http://kotaku.com/5356060/report-sony-to-put-3d-hardware-inside-the-ps3

Episode 31: TMI 2.0

Friday, September 4th, 2009

Episode 31: TMI 2.0

– In our first full episode in close to 4 weeks, Spark and I talk games, movies, and more. Enjoy the show!

1 vs 100 Is The Mad Bomb-Digity
http://kotaku.com/5338795/1vs100-25-million-downloads-200k%252B-playing-in-a-single-night

No New Maps for B:1943
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/21/no-additional-battlefield-1943-content-currently-in-development/

MAG Releases on 1/26/10
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/14/mag-deploying-in-north-america-on-january-26-2010/

Avatar Marketplace and Games on Demand on Xbox.com
http://kotaku.com/5336728/buy-avatar-clothes-from-your-pc
Star Wars Things for Xbox Avatars
http://kotaku.com/5334691/360-update-brings-star-wars-bioshock-avatar-outfits
Games On Demand Expensive Because of Convenience
http://kotaku.com/5334475/microsoft-responds-to-crazy-games-on-demand-pricing
Ars Tried It Out – Not Compelling
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/08/360-update-goes-live-games-on-demand-an-iffy-value.ars

Twitter And Facebook for the 360 is Free…for Gold Members Only
http://kotaku.com/5347414/twitter-facebook-on-360-might-be-for-gold-subscribers-only-%5Bupdate%5D

250GB Xbox 360?
http://kotaku.com/5347381/amazon-germany-lists-250gb-xbox-360

Xbox 360 Has 54% Failure Rate – Only 54%…Way Too Low
http://kotaku.com/5339555/report-xbox-360-failure-rate-over-50-percent
Xbox 360 RROD Is On The Decline
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/09/02/study-xbox-360-rrod-on-the-decline/

Wii Can Now Stream Netflix, Hulu
http://kotaku.com/5345605/stream-hulu-netflix-to-your-wii

PS3 Price Cut
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/18/its-official-playstation-3-price-drops-to-299/
Still Being Sold at a Loss
http://www.engadget.com/2009/08/25/sony-still-losing-money-of-ps3-slim-hardware/

PS PR is BS!
http://kotaku.com/5340337/sony-explain-why-the-ps3-slim-has-no-backwards-compatibility

Best Buy Matching Program Will Fail Says Analyst
http://www.joystiq.com/2009/08/10/pachter-says-best-buys-new-games-at-used-prices-program-will-fa/
GameStop Fighting Back
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/news/2009/08/best-buys-new-games-at-used-prices-promotion-starts-feud.ars