Sunday, October 30, 2011

EPISODE 8: Horror Gaming

EPISODE 8: Horror Gaming
A discussion of Pac Man ghosts. (For the curious few, the four Japanese Puck-Man Ghosts are Akabei, Aosuke, Guzata and Pinky.)
Department 1: What We've Been Playing
 - Lots and LOTS of Dragon Age 2 (98 hours at last count, according to Raptr)
 - Ascension for iPhone
 - Merchants and Marauders
 - Revolution! by SJG
 - Warhammer 40K Space Marine Demo for 360
 - Nationstates (my region is the Dominion of Asylum; just say you're a fan of the podcast and you're in)
 - A quick perusal of OGame (which I later joined, as it's da bomb)
 - Gears of War 3 (since I might not have said it clearly on-air, in Beast Mode I played a bunch of 'Tickers')
 - Marvel vs. Capcom 3
 - Aliens: Infestation
 - - "Wilco Command, Fox-Six is Oscar Mike."
 - Smash Land
 - Starfox 64 3DS
 - And a special mention to (ugh) Freshly Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland and a reference to the webcomic Ctrl-Alt-Del
Department 2: Wins and Fails (or, in Orwellian Newspeak, "Winfail")
+1 Cthulhu, Call of Cthulhu and Vampire, for hitting some awesome anniversaries
+1, I mean Skylanders
-1 Steam, for continually demanding bandwidth-boggling updates
-1 Vampire: the Requiem for being too far away from Masquerade and still reminding us of it
+1 Each character in Ultimate MvC3 (except for phenomenally bland Nova)
-1 World of Warcraft for pumping out the portion of Azeroth that is Kung Fu Panda
-1 Myself for a terrible Black Friday Financial Paralysis
+1 Stainless Games for Magic 2012, a great remake of Duels of the Planeswalkers
+1 DLC "Season Passes" by Rockstar/Team Bondi, Turn 10 Studios and Epic Games
-1 Bethesda Softworks, for continually pushing his XBox into happy-happy-crash-land
-1 Tiny Tower for temporal vampirism
-1 (he cheated) Zynga for their transformation from money-hungry weasels into money-DEMANDING weasels
Then there was a brief discussion of Judge Dredd.
Department 3: The Topic Main
(Author's Note: My expertise is NOT horror. Enjoy my neophyte comments interrupting these passed masters.)
The Nyan Deemer
A Brief Moment of Terror for L4D fans
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