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This week’s episode has bad audio, but at least it’s short, due to Jonah’s lingering laryngitis. Paul insists Homestar Runner hasn’t been good in 15 years, while Jonah talks about the NES classic bomb Athena.
This week’s news includes:
Nintendo Virtual Store to start selling N64 and DS games
Tim Schafer recommends Broken Age players start over from the beginning
This episode was recorded on short notice thanks to last week’s late posting, so the Listener Feedback that responded to 382 couldn’t make it here. Paul and Jonah discuss some board games with remarkably similar themes they played in the past few days. Paul also waits for his compensation for The Sims Freeplay.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this episode was recorded on Monday, but despite the lateness, it’s full of rich news items, including some very disturbing trends in videogames, as well as a question by a listener that got mental juices flowing. This week’s Gaming Flashback is Professor Pac-Man.
The news items include:
Headteachers in UK threaten to report parents who let their children play 18-rated games
Star Citizen‘s Vanguard “concept” fighter costs a cool $250
PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Roundlaunches on Steam without key features
This week’s episode is full of pop culture references, again, as Inspector Gadget, Matthew Broderick, My Little Pony and The Garry Shandling Show all get some airtime. In addition, Paul discusses his frustration with The Sims Freeplay, and Jonah threatens that in the next episode, he’ll be naked and Paul will wear a silly hat.
After a week off from Jonah being at PAX East 2015 and Paul being at GDC, the podcast is back, as this week’s Gaming Flashback is the landmark Guitar Hero. In addition, the podcast learns too late that Cities: Skylines runs on Windows XP. Paul also deals with goats, and the podcast is giving away a free code for Catlateral Damage.
This week’s news items include:
Report: Mississippi deputy fired over threatening Xbox Live players
This week’s episode was going to be short thanks to a lack of news, but Paul and Jonah get into a long discussion about the Disney Afternoon from the 90’s. which makes up for the lack of a Gaming Flashback or History.
This week has a very special guest, former IGN editor and current Dog and Thimble podcast host Hilary Goldstein, as he teams up with Paul to razz Jonah incessantly, as well as add a certain amount of NSFW spice to this week’s proceedings.
This week’s podcast begins on a sorrowful note, as since in the past week guest host Andrew Yoon (who co-hosted episode #374) passed away after drowning during a trip to Texas, while Jonah and Paul eulogize him.
No Gaming Flashback this week, but plenty of news items:
League of Legends tourney places limit on LGBT players
The episode is a little late in publishing, though it was recorded on time – you know, real-life delays. However, it’s worth the wait as the Gaming Flashback is Team Ico’s second title, a PlayStation 2 title called Shadow of the Colossus.
There’s also some of the meatiest news of the year, which includes:
Joystiq and Massively shut down amid AOL downsizing
Left Behind Games executive fined millions by the SEC, banned from trading stock
Bill Gates says he’s concerned about machines becoming super-intelligent