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Episode 328: No Rusty Ventures Allowed

October 9th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week is on the short side, though Jonah and Jordan discuss pop culture like Red Letter Media, The Venture Bros. and Cave Johnson’s lemon ranting. There’s no Gaming Podcast or Gaming History, but there’s plenty of Listener Feedback and news items.

The news includes:

  • Source: RI governor Lincoln Chafee deliberately torpedoed Studio 38
  • UK online retailer SimplyGames enforcing PS4 bundles
  • Half-Life 3 removed from trademark registery – Portal 3 appears
  • The Last Guardian developers “re-engineering” the game, never was on “hiatus”
  • Grand Theft Auto Online microtransactions disabled while server issues persist

No “Question of the Week” – this week is Listener Questions – send ‘em in!

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Episode 327: Not-Love Letters

October 1st, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 5 Comments

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This week’s podcast has Jonah having a new job, while some really long Listener Feedback letters lengthen the podcast. In fact, several discussions between Jonah and Jordan were cut and will be in a near-future Outtakes episode.

This week is full of news as well, including:

  • Star Wars 1313 was to have starred Boba Fett after all
  • Shadow of the Eternals dev Precursor Games disbands
  • Techland: Dying Light isn’t another Dead Island
  • China lifts console ban, Microsoft collaborating with BesTV to make new console
  • Watch Dogs ships on two discs, requires install, 30 FPS cap on Xbox One and PS4

That plus the long Listener Feedback, and Jordan has an appeal to veteran listeners to write in.

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Episode 326: Jordan’s Back

September 24th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 5 Comments

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Jordan is back, and even though he’s not 100%, he’s still well enough to do the podcast. He and Jonah discuss what things make them stop playing a game, while the rest of the podcast is all about Grand Theft Auto V. They also get into discussions about laserdisc players.

The news includes:

  • Microsoft: Women make up 40% of Xbox Live audience
  • Rumor: Steam Box announcement on Monday
  • Grand Theft Auto V hits $1B in sales after 72 hours
  • Dead Rising 3frame-locked at 30″ on Xbox One
  • Sony offers fix for GTA5 error 80029564 crashing system on install

All this and Listener Feedback, as well as the Question of the Week, “When will the current generation of consoles discontinue?”

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Episode 325: Civilized Podcast

September 18th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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This week’s podcast has Dan Quick filling in for an ailing Jordan Lund, while Civilization V inevitably comes up in conversation with the Polycast host with Jonah Falcon. There’s no Gaming History or Gaming Flashback, but tons of news items.

The news includes:

  • Andrew Wilson named Electronic Arts CEO
  • PlayStation Vita TV announced
  • Sega buys Atlus for 14 billion yen
  • Star Trek video game “big disappointment” to J.J. Abrams
  • Chair on Shadow Complex 2: Fans “don’t want it more than we do”
  • Steam adopts Xbox One’s former family sharing program
  • Diablo III auction house closing in March 2014

There’s also some Listener Feedback from the T-shirt winning contestant.

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Episode 324: Next-Generation Showdown

September 11th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s podcast has no Listener Feedback, and is sort of short because of it. However, in addition to the news items that were on script, there was the surprise news of how much Grand Theft Auto V cost to produce.

This week’s news includes:

  • Xbox One gets November 22 launch date
  • Each Xbox One to be sold at a profit
  • PS4 only supports 4 controllers
  • PS4 and Xbox One won’t support external hard drives for now
  • Sony refunds Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn PSN purchases

This week’s Question of the Week asks if you’ve ever gotten a new version of the console you already owned.

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Episode 323: What Is Nintendo Thinking?

September 4th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah Falcon and Jordan Lund discuss PAX Prime 2013, then delve into this week’s news, Listener Feedback, and discuss the 1990′s developer Psygnosis.

The news this week includes:

  • Nintendo announces 2DS, Wii U price drop
  • Inafune “fought hard” for risk taking at Capcom, creators must be “willing to fail”
  • Godus beta to hit Steam Early Access on 13th September
  • Diablo III‘s new loot system to “cut the legs out” from the auction house
  • Bethesda wants The Elder Scrolls Online available to non-Xbox Live subscribers

The Question of the Week: “How many times have you purchased a new form factor of a console you already owned?”

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Episode 322: Xbox One, PS4 Launch Lineups

August 28th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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This week’s episode as a guest in the form of Jordan Lund’s wife Jennifer. There was to be a Gaming History, but it’ll be used next week when there’s more time.

This week’s news includes:

  • Microsoft Points transformed into cash
  • Gamers can return digital titles on Origin after a week
  • Bungie feels Destiny can be bigger than Halo, as big as Star Wars
  • Borderlands 2 coming to PlayStation Vita
  • Sony announces 33 “launch” titles for PlayStation 4
  • Microsoft announces launch titles for Xbox One
  • The Sims 4 emotional gameplay revealed at GamesCom 2013

All this and Listener Feedback, with the same “console or PC gamer?” question from last week.

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Episode 321: Always Chaotic Good

August 14th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week, Jonah Falcon and Jordan Lund discuss a little pen-and-paper Dungeons & Dragons, while the Gaming Flashback this week is the Microsoft Xbox, ending the coverage of the sixth generation consoles in the past few podcasts.

This week’s news includes:

  • All PS Vitas $199 at Target August 18th to the 24th
  • Communist border crossing immigration official sim Papers, Please! now available
  • New Jersey court approves used game lawsuit against GameStop
  • Wasteland 2 dynamic NPC interaction detailed

This week’s Question of the Week is a simple one: “Which do you do most of your gaming on, console or PC?”

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Episode 320: Like This Like That

August 8th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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The posting of Monday’s podcast has been delayed a day, sorry about that. This week is fairly long, and the Gaming History gets into the venerable Sega Dreamcast, which still has some developers making new games for it.

Otherwise, this week’s news items include:

  • Assassin’s Creed series will have end, assures Ubisoft
  • EverQuest Next gameplay revealed, accepting beta registration
  • Blizzard confirms Project Titan overhaul, “unlikely to be subscription-based”
  • EA claims freedom of speech in NCAA lawsuit appeal, court rejects it
  • Region-based factions will be in The Crew

This week’s Question of the Week: “What makes you decide to preorder a game or console?”

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Episode 319: Someone Is Butt-Hurt About Microsoft

July 30th, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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There’s no Gaming Flashback or Gaming History, but there is a crapton of news this week on TD Gaming Podcast, which Jonah Falcon and Jordan Lund eagerly read.

That, and Jordan really wants to know what you have been playing.

The news this week includes:

  • Microsoft officially announces indie self-publishing, to be unveiled at GamesCom 2013
  • Phil Fish explodes on Twitter, cancels Fez II in a huff
  • Shadow of the Eternals back on Kickstarter, no longer episodic
  • Neil Gaiman has announced his first videogame, Wayward Manor
  • Lanning: Nintendo will be around for “100 years,” but probably not Zynga or Microsoft
  • Activision-Blizzard buys out $8.2B of its own stock from Vivendi
  • Paid subscribership of World of Warcraft down to 7.7M

All this and Listener feedback.

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