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Episode 305: Duct Tape

April 9th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 3 Comments

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Paul and Jordan realize the brilliance of duct taping a flashlight to a gun barrel, while more Doctor Who fodder was recorded for a future outtakes episode. Jonah and Paul also express amazement there’s no Sugar Race racing based on the arcade title found in Wreck-It Ralph. Finally, the podcast eulogizes Roger Ebert.

The news for the week includes:

  • Disney shuts down LucasArts, cancels Star Wars 1313, Star Wars: First Assault
  • Thief to feature “classic mode”, removing all assists
  • Microsoft has a clear path to developing Killer Instinct after an agreement with Fox
  • The Witcher 3 confirmed to be DRM-free
  • Bethesda confirms “new version of Doom 4” being worked on, Rage 2 cancelled

There’s also Listener Feedback, and the Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm contest is still open – a winner will be announced next week.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Apr 10, 2013 at 2:57 am

    :) No, Jonah, I don’t have it (Heart of the Swarm). It’s just that I have a lot of things going against this game: first of all, Starcraft II requires constant on-line DRM. This is a big no-no for me. Big enough to not buy either Starcraft II or Diablo III.
    Add to that the fact that I have less and less spare time; so what’s the point of getting a game if I won’t play it? Better leave it for somebody who has the available time.

    @Thief to feature “classic mode”, removing all assists
    Props to that! I’d love to see that kind of approach used in more games.

    @The Witcher 3 confirmed to be DRM-free
    Talking about DRM never being an issue, to quote somebody from EA … I know, Jonah, you already mentioned the previous installments last week. Still, I find it amazing that nobody tries the same.

    @Bethesda confirms “new version of Doom 4” being worked on, Rage 2 cancelled
    Oh man … if only id could remain independent …
    Yeah, new Doom 4? What happened with the old Doom 4?
    Different kind of flashlight batteries? :P

    Didn’t play Rage; Doom 3 felt a bit stretched – a bit too short of a story for the length of the game. While the choices of flashlight vs. weapon felt artificial, the overall shooting mechanics felt ok.

    As for South Korea not having nukes, it doesn’t matter that much, they have pretty much all western countries behind them.

    Jonah, get well. Your voice is still … erm … “sexy”?

  • 2 SamuelNo Gravatar // Apr 11, 2013 at 1:09 am

    Hey Jonah, after seeing a Hitler video parody about you that I thought sucked, I thought I would take the time to make you a proper one. I hope you don’t mind!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH80Mgbt4ss

  • 3 Arthur VNo Gravatar // Apr 14, 2013 at 3:58 am

    @Witcher’s great big sword

    For those who have not played it, Whitcher is a dating simulator set in the fictional medieval era staring an albino Ron Jeremy. The aim of the game is to have sex with every female species in the world, including (but not limited to) elves,princesses, vampires and sentient plants. To fill the time between plowing the fertile fields of Temeria there is a light RPG mechanic and combat side missions with some sort of a secondary quest of revenge.

    @Lucasarts

    Pity really. I enjoyed the Jedi Knight series back in the day. Although I didn’t care about their more recent games. Kinect Star wars was a special case. First time people could tell the game was crap just seeing it at E3. On a side note, it’s sad to see all these studios closing. I’ve spent so much time playing THQ and Lucasarts games. Not to mention Midway. Oh well. As long as the talent of the developers lives on and joins another studio it should all be fine. It’s people that count.

    @Doomed Rage

    Don’t know why anyone cares. Doom was the original FPS. But now we have Halo, COD, Half-Life and all those franchises. Doom 4 has no chance of competing and will most likely crash and burn on day one. Not unless it brings something innovatingly outstanding. Regarding Rage, there is a popular opinion that Bethesda should just stick to Elder Scrolls. Everything else they bring out ends being crap or overlooked (WET, Brink, Rage)

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