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Episode 91: The Social Rift

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Episode 91: The Social Rift

– The valiant men of Mad As Hell Gamer’s face the tough questions like who’s the hairiest,  Chewbacca or JediChric and will Facebook ruin the Oculus Rift.  Actually, I think we only asked one of those questions….  Enjoy.

Facebook Buys Oculus Rift
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/facebook-purchases-vr-headset-maker-oculus-for-2-billion/
Minecraft Creator Creeped Out By Facebook, Backs Out of Minecraft for Oculus Rift
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/03/25/facebook-creeps-me-out-notch-cancels-minecraft-on-oculus-rift/
Oculus Rift Backers Want Refunds
http://kotaku.com/oculus-kickstarter-backers-are-demanding-refunds-1552041702
Palmer Luckey Responds to Reddit
http://kotaku.com/oculus-addresses-some-of-the-internets-biggest-concern-1552003153
Amazon’s Set-top Box
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/2/5573986/amazon-takes-aim-at-your-tv-the-full-story
Will Support Games/Game Controller Sold Separately
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/2/5570272/amazon-gaming-fire-tv-set-top-box-2014
Amazon Game Studios Hires Well-Known Gaming Figures
http://kotaku.com/amazon-hires-portals-kim-swift-far-cry-2s-clint-hock-1557091175
New Titanfall Game Modes Will Be Free
https://twitter.com/VinceZampella/status/448570645001953280
Forza Nugget – Purchasing DLC cars won’t cost in-game credits
http://www.forzamotorsport.net/en-us/news/Open_Letter_Dan
Phil Spencer Takes Over As Head of Xbox
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/03/31/spencer-theyre-putting-a-gaming-person-at-the-head-of-xbox/?ncid=rss_truncated
A Bad Reputation on Xbox Live Means You Could Lose Your Twitch Privileges
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/03/26/xbox-one-griefers-may-have-twitch-privileges-dessert-taken-away/?ncid=rss_truncated
Microsoft Still Believes In Digital Game Loans
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-on-loaning-and-gifting-digital-xbox-one-games-we-totally-believe-in-that-future/1100-6418534/
DVR Controls, TV Tools Coming to SmartGlass Beta
http://news.xbox.com/2014/04/ent-xbox-one-tv-tools-and-smartglass
California State Senator Who Championed Games Sales Restrictions (And Gun Control) Arrested for Guns Running
http://kotaku.com/anti-games-senator-accused-of-being-a-grand-theft-auto-1552568221
EA: No Longer Worst Company In America
http://kotaku.com/ea-loses-worst-company-in-america-contest-in-first-ro-1550628664

Episode 90: TitanFAIL

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Episode 90: TitanFAIL

– In this episode, we talk about how many games in the past year have had a successful online launch day.  We couldn’t think of one…  Enjoy the show.

Xbox Live Crashes on Titanfall Launch…For Some People
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/11/5498690/xbox-live-goes-down-crippling-the-launch-of-titanfall
Titanfall on the Xbox One vs PC
http://kotaku.com/titanfall-on-xbox-one-versus-pc-1543102628
Titanfall Not Originally Planned for Xbox One
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/03/13/respawn-titanfall-not-originally-planned-for-xbox-one/?ncid=rss_truncated
PvZ: Garden Warfare for the Xbox One Gets An Update with Free DLC
http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/17/5509836/plants-vs-zombies-garden-warfare-garden-variety-dlc-offers-new-map
Playstation 4 Price Going Up in Canada
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/03/15/ps4-price-going-up-50-in-canada-accessories-and-games-up-5/?ncid=rss_truncated
Introducing: Project Morpheus
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/sony-reveals-virtual-reality-headset-plans-at-gdc-panel/
Marc Whitten Is Leaving Microsoft and the Xbox
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/17/5520132/marc-whitten-leaves-xbox-for-sonos
Xbox One Update Coming Next Month
http://kotaku.com/the-xbox-one-improves-a-little-bit-more-next-month-1546268030
Microsoft Working on Oculus Rift Competitor
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/03/report-microsoft-working-on-augmented-reality-headset-for-xbox/
25 ID@Xbox Games on Display at GDC
http://news.xbox.com/2014/03/games-id-xbox-games-first-look
The Amazon Set-Top Box Game Controller
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/14/5507924/amazon-set-top-box-game-controler-photo-leak
Is Amazon’s Set-Top-Box Actually a Streaming Stick?
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/amazons-rumored-set-top-box-could-support-games-be-a-streaming-stick/
Google Releases Play Games Services for Crossplay on iOS and Android
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2014/03/google-rolls-out-cross-platform-iosandroid-gaming-with-play-games-services/
Layoffs Hit Popcap
http://kotaku.com/layoffs-hit-popcap-1543239654

Episode 89: Man Crush’s and Goodbye’s

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Episode 89: Man Crush’s and Goodbye’s

– Tonight on a very special episode of Mad As Hell Gamers, we say goodbye to Jack Tretton, and Julie Larson-Greene, and the Ouya.

The Rise and Fall of Ouya, From Indie Console Darling to Indie Console Dud
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/7/5478198/the-indie-game-console-may-already-be-dead
No Micro Transactions in PvZ Garden Warfare…At Launch
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/22/no-microtransactions-in-pvz-garden-warfare-at-launch/?ncid=rss_truncated
Titanfall To Get Season Pass
http://www.pcgamer.com/2014/03/05/titanfalls-zampella-confirms-paid-dlc-and-season-pass/
PS3 Gets HBOGo
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/4/5469592/hbo-go-app-playstation-3-release-date
…And Comcast Is Blocking HBOGo on the PS3
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/5/5474850/comcast-isnt-letting-customers-watch-hbo-go-on-ps3
Jack Tretton Steps Down
http://kotaku.com/sony-ceo-jack-tretton-steps-down-1538028448
Stephen Elop (the Man Who Said as CEO of MS, He’d Sell the Xbox Brand) is Now in Charge of the Xbox Brand
http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/24/5444160/microsoft-management-shift-elop-larson-green-devices-services
Twitch Launching on Xbox One on 3/11
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/25/twitch-titanfall-xbox-one/?ncid=rss_truncated
Microsoft Wants Xbox Live to Power Android and iOS Games
http://www.theverge.com/2014/3/3/5465250/xbox-live-android-ios-cross-platform-games
Nintendo Online for Wii and DS Will Be Discontinued on 5/20
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-killing-online-services-for-wii-ds-1532216462
Gearbox Suing 3DRelms for Making Another Duke Nukem Game
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/23/gearbox-suing-3d-realms-interceptor-for-unauthorized-duke-nuk/?ncid=rss_truncated
Seth Rogan Starring In a Movie About the 90’s Console War
http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/24/5442246/seth-rogen-is-working-on-a-movie-about-the-90s-console-wars
700 Employees from Disney Interactive Laid Off
http://kotaku.com/disney-lays-off-700-employees-1537889729
Could Amazon Buy the Xbox Brand from Microsoft?
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/02/22/is-amazon-about-to-buy-the-xbox-brand.aspx
Peter Moore Thinks Digital Sales Will Overtake Retail In Two Years
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/24/eas-peter-moore-digital-revenue-will-overtake-retail-in-two-ye/?ncid=rss_truncated

Episode 87: Toy Star Story Wars

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Episode 87: Toy Star Story Wars

– In this episode, the courageous host brave permanent injury and their families sanity to bring you the critical messages and news that you need to know, such as what city was masturbating more during the Super Bowl.

Microsoft Acquires Gears of War Franchise from Epic, Rod Fergusson Headed to MS As well
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/01/microsoft-buys-gears-of-war-franchise-from-epic-games/
The Status of Epic Games
http://kotaku.com/epic-says-theyre-still-making-video-games-1509762802
Amazon Buys Double Helix (The Killer Instinct Developer)
http://www.theverge.com/2014/2/5/5384820/amazon-buys-video-game-studio-double-helix-games
No Microtransactions for Titanfall
http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/titanfall-wont-have-microtransactions-23743
No Playstation Plus Membership Needed for Elder Scrolls Online
http://kotaku.com/you-wont-need-playstation-plus-for-the-elder-scrolls-o-1510650456
Xbox Live Needed for Elder Scrolls Online
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/28/the-elder-scrolls-online-wont-require-ps-plus-will-require-xbo/?ncid=rss_truncated
Bing Rewards:
http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards?PUBL=REFERAFRIEND&CREA=RAW&rrid=_6dc198a3-2c93-61f0-2a01-a5a617bf847e
Moody’s Investors Services Cuts Sony’s Credit Rating to “Junk” Status
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/27/sony-credit-rating-cut-to-junk-status-by-moodys/?ncid=rss_truncated
Playstation 1 & 2 Emulation Coming to the PS4
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/29/rumor-ps1-and-ps2-emulation-coming-to-ps4-wont-use-cloud-stre/?ncid=rss_truncated
Xbox One Update Coming 2/11
http://majornelson.com/2014/02/05/xbox-one-system-update-coming-feb-11/
Xbox Rumors Galore
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/30/rumor-xbox-one-major-update-titanfall-console-halo-2-hd-crac
Korean DMZ Protected “Better with Kinect”
http://kotaku.com/microsofts-kinect-is-now-guarding-the-korean-border-1514792443
Nintendo To Release Smartphone Apps, Refocuses Commitment to Game Console’s
http://www.theverge.com/2014/1/29/5359472/nintendo-investor-briefing-q3-2013
Nintendo Releasing New Platform in ‘15 or ‘16
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-will-release-new-platform-in-2015-but-its-ab-1512068419
Nintendo: Free to Play Games is Killing Nintendo
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-thinks-free-to-play-is-hurting-their-business-1514943213
Pixar Is Making a Star Wars Movie
http://kotaku.com/report-pixar-will-make-a-star-wars-movie-1506871647
Layoffs at Disney Interactive?
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/03/report-several-hundred-disney-interactive-employees-face-layo/?ncid=rss_truncated

Episode 79: Tom Clancy’s Ghost

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Episode 79: Tom Clancy’s Ghost

– In this episode, we morn the loss of a writing and gaming legend, Tom Clancy.  We also talk go on and on about GTA V and the best multiplayer ever to hit consoles…when it’s actually working., which is not now.  And then there’s the GTA V game that is one of the best and most fun that GTA has had to offer.  We then talk about movies and some of the ones that are about to be released.

Game Download Sizes
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/09/is-downloadable-game-size-increasing-faster-than-broadband-speeds/
GTA V Mythbusters
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hyyjG841gg&list=PLVSZoKmDBr8UdW2MjaDo5uZ8ESO68Bdrk&index=2
New Destiny Trailer With Action Sequence On The Moon, Pre-Order’s Get Early Demo
http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/1/4791444/destiny-trailer-shows-an-epic-sci-fi-battle-on-the-moon
PS4 To Have Kinect Like Voice Commands
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/2/4685354/ps4-voice-command-support-playstation-camera
Microsoft Developing Own Game Streaming Service
http://www.geek.com/games/microsoft-is-developing-its-own-gaikai-for-xbox-one-1572057/
Hover Re-released
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2425131,00.asp
Xbox One External HD Storage Not Available At Launch
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/09/external-hard-drive-support-for-xbox-one-wont-be-ready-at-launch/+
Digital Game Sharing to Be Enabled “When the time is right”
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/427944/microsoft-to-enable-xbox-one-digital-game-trading-when-the-time-is-right/
Xbox One Facebook and YouTube Sharing of Game DVR Coming in 2014
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/24/xbox-one-facebook-youtube-video-sharing-enabled-by-2014/
MS’s Illuminum Too Expensive Create
http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/2/4685178/microsoft-illumiroom-xbox-projector-unlikely-to-be-released
Star Wars Trench Run on the Oculus Rift
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/09/27/oculus-rift-sets-up-attack-run-on-star-wars-death-star/
How LucasArts Fell Apart
http://kotaku.com/how-lucasarts-fell-apart-1401731043
Amazon Courting Android Game Developers for New MiniConsole
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/200534/How_Amazon_is_preparing_game_developers_for_its_microconsole.php

Episode 76: Internet, You’re Drunk. Shut Up.

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Episode 76: Internet, You’re Drunk. Shut Up.

– In this episode, we tell the internet to take a Midol and SHUT THE FUCK UP and stop complaining about the Xbox One.  We had a great console before you bitching and moaning.  But we #DealWithIt and move on with the news.  Enjoy the show.

Xbox One Unboxing – Headset Included With Every Console
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/8/4601118/microsoft-xbox-one-unboxing-day-one-console
Microsoft Increases Xbox One’s Graphic Speed
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/2/4581502/microsoft-increases-xbox-one-graphics-performance
Kinect Can Now Be Disconnected/Turned Off
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/microsoft-now-says-kinect-turns-off-completely-xbox-one-can-work-without-it/
Little Chance Of A Kinect-less SKU
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1k8qtl/complete_reversal_of_policy_vs_changes_in_policy/
Borderlands 3 Teased, Won’t Have 16 Player Co-Op
http://www.oxm.co.uk/60261/borderlands-3-probably-wont-have-16-player-co-op-despite-xbox-ones-power/
The Division Won’t Have Exclusive Content on Console’s
http://www.oxm.co.uk/60265/the-division-there-are-currently-no-unique-features-for-either-xbox-one-or-ps4/
Sony/PS3 Loses NFL Sunday Ticket
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/08/14/ps3-wont-get-nfl-sunday-ticket-this-year-does-receive-live-eve/
Microsoft Patents Heads Up Display
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/microsoft-patent-for-xbox-one-ar-glasses-pops-up/
Xbox One Game DVR Limited to XBL Gold Accounts
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/game-dvr-functions-on-xbox-one-require-an-xbox-live-gold-account/
You Only Need One Xbox Live Gold Account Per House
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1k1b5o/details_on_xbox_one_sharing_digital_games_and_gold/cbkg9lt
Upgrade Your 360 Games to Xbox One Games at GameStop for $10
http://www.oxm.co.uk/60061/gamestop-customers-can-upgrade-xbox-360-games-to-xbox-one-versions-for-10/
Amazon Making an Android Console?
http://www.destructoid.com/report-amazon-is-developing-an-android-console-too-259678.phtml
Gaming in the Local Library?
http://www.npr.org/2013/08/11/209584333/at-libraries-across-america-its-game-on

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