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Episode 241: Air Quotes

November 30th, 2011 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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This week features a long podcast, as there’s a ton of news to report. Jonah tries air quotes on a pure audio podcast, while Paul refuses to believe The Legend of Zelda: Skyword Sword failed to hit the top 10 in software sales.

In addition, the Gaming Flashback checks out the JRPG Ys.

This week’s news includes:

  • Ubisoft polling gamers for next Assassin’s Creed setting
  • Electronic Arts bans a user for saying “badass”
  • Newell: Piracy is “almost always a service problem” and not price, DRM agitates
  • Christwire makes mock petition asking Pres. Obama ban Skyrim
  • Holiday shopping madness sees woman pepper spraying for 360
  • Microsoft refunds victims of Marketplace phishing scam

All this, and a bunch of reader feedback, as well as the Question of the Week: “Did you buy videogames as holiday gifts for friends and family?” Let us know.

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  • 1 DynamicJulNo Gravatar // Dec 1, 2011 at 11:10 am

    @Ubisoft polling gamers for next Assassin’s Creed setting: I would love it if they used multiple settings for Assassin’s Creed 3.

    @Newell: Piracy is “almost always a service problem” and not price, DRM agitates: I agree with him completely, even though I think game prices are a little bit steep for me at my age.

    @Christwire makes mock petition asking Pres. Obama ban Skyrim: Trolls will be trolls. This is just silly and it’s sad that it even got any attention.

    @Microsoft refunds victims of Marketplace phishing scam: I’m really pleased that they seem to be taking the Valve route, to be nice to the customers instead of treating them like insignificant numbers.

    @QOTW: I won’t buy holiday gifts for anyone. Period.

  • 2 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Dec 5, 2011 at 4:23 am

    @”Badass”: Are you kidding me? This looks to me like a broken forum filter. And why oh why do they still use a single database for forum band AND account bans?

    @Piracy is “almost always a service problem”:
    Yes and no. Yes, a bad service will lead to higher piracy rate. Still, 60 USD is too high for Romania , so price-point triggered piracy still exists, at least in my country.

    And Newel is not entirely honest there: when launching in Russia, besides doing it at the same time with the rest of the world, they also reduce the price of the games: around 20 USD versus 60 USD in the rest of the world.

    @mock petition asking Pres. Obama ban Skyrim:
    Paul, they made you read this because the petition is funny.
    And the truth is that politicians don’t really give a crap.

    @Holiday shopping madness:
    Woohaa !! 🙂 Wait … doesn’t this qualify as an assault? Normally she should be charged …
    This is pretty sick … you can get discounts at other times, no really need crowd up the shops during one day.

    @Microsoft refunds victims of Marketplace phishing scam:
    Microsoft went above what was required from them. I mean you cannot blame Microsoft from whatever clicks you made.

    @QOTW: … yes. I guess it says a lot about myself 😛

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