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
Jeff - 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
Michael - 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
Mark - 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")
Mark +1 Cthulhu, Call of Cthulhu and Vampire, for hitting some awesome anniversaries +1 Pokem-...er, 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
Michael +1 Each character in Ultimate MvC3 (except for phenomenally bland Nova) +1 FREAKING DINOBOTS IN THE NEW TRANSFORMERS GAME -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
Jeff +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
Be sure to stay tuned after the credits for a super-secret teaser of a new project by one of the hosts!