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Episode 368: Black Friday Approaches

November 16th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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As Black Friday approaches, Jonah and Paul discuss this week’s news after an absence. No Devin this week, as well as no Gaming Flashback or Gaming History. Paul loses it on the last news item, too.

As for the news:

  • Just Cause 3 announced for PC, PS4, and Xbox One in 2015
  • Nintendo talks third party, holiday strategy
  • Dev: It’s tougher to develop for kids than core gamers
  • Intel resumes advertising with Gamasutra
  • Xbox One sales triple following $349 promotion
  • World of Warcraft hit with DDoS attack as new expansion launches
  • Carbine: Redundancies are “part of game development”

The Question of the Week: “When did you first start buying games digitally?”

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No Podcast This Week

November 8th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Paul’s attending BentCon, Jonah has additional work, and Devin passed out. See you next week.

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Episode 367: A New Beginning

November 1st, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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The podcast is back as Paul S. Nowak is back from his vacation, and he brought back a new co-host with him. Devin Grimes, who once upon a time wrote for GameStooge, is now a part of the team. This week’s podcast also includes a new Gaming History, discussing the Nintendo DS.

The news items include:

  • Ebola scare drives sharp rise in Plague Inc. downloads
  • Twitch bans ‘sexually suggestive clothing’ in new terms
  • Dying Light cancelled for PS3 and 360
  • Xbox One available for $349 Starting November 2
  • Sony apologizes for Driveclub‘s ongoing launch woes

No Listener Feedback, but a new Question of the Week: “When did you first start listening to this podcast?”

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Episode 366: Hashtag GamerGate

October 18th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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One again, the episode gets a little political as it deals with the GamerGate controversy again. No Gaming Flashback or Gaming History, but plenty of annoyed podcasters. As a side note, there will be no podcast for the next two weeks as Paul will be on a trip. However, there will be a new podcaster when the show starts up again.

This week’s news includes:

  • Sarkeesian cancels Utah State presentation following threats of shooting
  • Former GamerGate member explains his departure
  • Unreal, BioShock dev Digital Extremes sold to Chinese companies
  • Games driving “nearly all” Google Play’s revenue growth in US
  • Mobile spending driven by 35-44-year-olds

All this plus Listener Feedback.

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Episode 365: Pre-NYCC

October 11th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 3 Comments

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This podcast has been delayed a little thanks to New York Comic Con, but that’s a discussion for next week’s podcast. While there’s no Gaming Flashback or Gaming History, there’s a lot to discuss.

This week’s news:

  • DICE: Battlefield 4 “absolutely” damaged player trust
  • GamerGate pressures Intel into pulling ads over editorial
  • Capcom: 2 million sales may be required for sequels
  • Super Smash Bros. hints that Mario’s extra lives are clones.

There are three Questions of the Week this week, so listen in and figure out which one(s) you want to answer!

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Episode 364: Ello, Facebook

October 3rd, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s episode has a lot of tangential videogame news, but the discussions turn in interesting directions. No Gaming Flashback or Gaming History unfortunately.

The news includes:

  • Microsoft announces Windows 10
  • Ms Pac-Man joins the fight against breast cancer
  • Facebook apologizes to LGBTQ users, plans “substantive changes”
  • PS Vita firmware 3.30 launches soon, brings theme support
  • The Sims 4 free content updates to include pools, Star Wars costumes

No Question of the Week either – just ask us anything.

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Episode 363: Mammoths With Hats

September 27th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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The publication of this episode is a little late thanks to uncontrollable circumstances, but while Paul discusses the ending of Slicing Fractions, this week’s episode includes both a Gaming Flashback, Scramble, and a Gaming History which focuses on the Zelda series.

This week’s news includes:

  • Apple fans report iPhone 6 bending in pockets
  • Titan cancellation may have cost Blizzard more than $50 million
  • Wasteland 2 earns $1.5 million revenue in four days
  • Microsoft mistakenly affirms that Windows 9 will be revealed next week (from Ars Technica)

This week’s Gaming History discusses rumors that raged about Zelda games – Paul is not amused.

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Episode 362: Getting Political

September 19th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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This week’s episode gets a little political as certain factions get into the videogame discussion and have some interesting ideas about them, which is enough to get Paul a little angry and a lot disappointed.

This week’s news includes:

  • Rust creator: “I’d have done the same thing” on Mojang deal
  • Conservative group issues video lambasting gaming’s feminist critics
  • Trade your violent games in for ice cream in California
  • Xbox games may soon be streamed to PC

This episode also features the Question of the Week discussion about preorders and bonus content.

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Episode 361: Dev Stories

September 13th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week is slow in terms of videogame industry news, but rich on developer stories told by Paul, so be prepared for a lot of advice for the kid who wants to make games instead of just play them.

The news includes:

  • Report: Microsoft to buy Mojang
  • Destiny day-one shipments top $500 million
  • Dan Adelman: “Good games are worth paying for”
  • Video game degrees in the US increase by 50% in five years
  • European Women in Games Hall of Fame adds new members

All this and Listener Feedback, with the Question of the Week: “Have you ever created your own content with a game’s editor?”

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Episode 360: City of Warcraft

September 5th, 2014 by jonahfalcon · 3 Comments

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This week’s Gaming Flashback is a major one, in particle for Gaming Podcast: World of Warcraft, as the WoW guild established by Derrick and Jennifer is well-remembered. For Paul, however, World of Warcraft was and is the source of some deep pain.

Along with the Gaming Flashback, this week’s news includes:

  • NCsoft might allow players to resurrect the City of Heroes IP
  • Sega accuses Gearbox founder of “doing whatever the f— he likes”
  • Free full-version Xbox One game trials coming for Gold members
  • Thousands of developers sign plea for tolerance in gaming community
  • Dev on PS4?s 8GB RAM: “It didn’t really change that much for us”

All this plus Listener Feedback and the Question of the Week: “What are the strongest memories of World of Warcraft that you have?”

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