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Episode 271: Paul-less Podcast

July 18th, 2012 by jonahfalcon · 3 Comments

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This week’s Gaming Podcast lacks Paul S. Nowak, who had to bow out due to illness, but there’s still Jonah Falcon, Jordan Lund and Daniel Quick to keep the podcast lively. This week features yet another weird NES title, Wall Street Kid, and some friendly Paul-less banter between the trio.

This week’s news includes:

  • Capcom: Street Fighter X Tekken DLC will never come to Xbox 360
  • Vivendi finding few buyers for Activision-Blizzard
  • Gearbox: “Wouldn’t be surprised” if more aggressive PC games start to appear
  • Grand Theft Auto V will support planes and jets, won’t have beta test

Jonah also startles Dan and Jordan with a “secret topic” with the $99 console, the Ouya, which leads to the Question of the Week, “Would you buy a $99 Android-based console?”

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Jul 20, 2012 at 4:49 am

    @Street Fighter X Tekken DLC will never come to Xbox 360
    I get Dan’s point, placing the DLC on the disk is like dangling a carrot in front. And yes, since the DLC is already distributed, then why not get some money out of it?

    @Vivendi finding few buyers for Activision-Blizzard
    Thing is, the game industry is quite tough. Spending N billions to buy a piece of it is quite a risky bet. Miss-manage it and you’re never going to recover the investment. So I can understand why nobody is rushing to buy.
    As from the potential buyers point of view, Vivendi desperately needs money. Play your cards right and you can get Activision-Blizzard at a nice discount :P

    @“Wouldn’t be surprised” if more aggressive PC games start to appear
    Hitting a Diablo 3 home run: good luck. It’s hard to do for any platform, not just the PC.
    Erm, no cycle detected on my end, always KB and mouse here.

    @Grand Theft Auto V will support planes and jets, won’t have beta test
    Not a fan. Loved Mafia though.

    @ Question of the Week.
    I was going to say ‘No’ initially, but I saw the hardware specs, so it’s a ‘maybe yes’ now. Android is hackable, it has a USB port so ….

  • 2 DynamicJulNo Gravatar // Jul 23, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Gearbox: “Wouldn’t be surprised” if more aggressive PC games start to appear: For the record, I got excited as soon as I heard you say that Borderlands 2 would have drag-and-drop inventory, because Borderlands’ huge number of items and weapons makes it a pain to navigate through the inventory with the consolish setup it had. Other than that, all I got that Gearbox was placing a huge bet on the PC, and telling everyone how great it will be to be a PC gamer.

    @OUYA: Good for them for tons of funds, but this can also be the point where a Kickstarter goes horribly wrong. Seriously, from what I understand they pretty much said “we’re going to try these bunch of different ideas together and see if they stick”. Let’s hope they’re successful and manage to create a great platform.

    @QOTW: Probably not. I barely play Android games, and I doubt any huge games will be on the system before anyone knows how successful it will be.

  • 3 DynamicJulNo Gravatar // Jul 24, 2012 at 9:28 am

    And yes, Gearbox are looking for headlines: http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/07/24/randy-pitchford-plagiarism-is-rife-in-the-industry

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