Posts Tagged ‘Disney Infinity’

Episode 138: Nintendo’s Upside Down

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Episode 138: Nintendo’s Upside Down

– After many technical difficulties, the gang is back together and we talk about Nintendo’s backward step when it comes to the NX, Microsoft’s Xbox One S and how the sad saga of 38 Studio’s can finally come to an end.

Nintendo NX Will Be a Portable Console That Can Attach to TV
http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/26/12284380/nintendo-nx-console-portable-detachable-controllers
Xbox One S is 7.1% Faster Than the Xbox One
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/2/12352184/microsoft-xbox-one-s-performance-improvements
The Division is Getting a Movie
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/2/12351700/ubisoft-the-division-movie-jake-gyllenhaal-jessica-chastain
Nintendo Reports $48.7 Million Quarterly Loss
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/27/12294550/nintendo-earnings-q1-2016-wii-u-3ds
Disney Infinity Servers Are Shutting Down
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/29/12325466/disney-infinity-online-servers-shutting-down
No Criminal Charges in 38 Studios Case
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/30/12331622/38-studios-investigation-criminal-charges

Episode 134: Grumpy Cat’s Banana Hammock

Thursday, May 19th, 2016

Episode 134: Grumpy Cat’s Banana Hammock

– In this episode, we talk about whether CoD is over, the numerous closures and cancellations in the gaming industry.  And we talk about the multiple gaming idea’s headed to the movie theater.

Is this the Beginning of the End for CoD?
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/10/11653142/titanfall-2-release-date-fall-2016
Call of Duty: Inifinite Warefare (also known as CoD: Halo Edition) Announced to the Sounds of Boo’s
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/5/11604660/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-youtube-trailer-dislikes
Lionhead Studio Officially Closed
http://kotaku.com/microsoft-officially-kills-lionhead-1773808823
Lionhead: The Inside Story
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-05-12-lionhead-the-inside-story
Disney Infinity Cancelled
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/10/11652884/disney-infinity-game-series-canceled   
Respawn Working on an Adventure Star Wars Game
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/05/ex-god-of-war-director-leading-respawns-new-star-wars-game/
Project Spark Being Discontinued
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/16/11682144/microsoft-project-spark-end-of-life
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Coming in 2017
http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-battlefront-2/
Star Wars Battlefront Skipped a Single Player Campaign to Launch With The Force Awakens
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/18/11701304/star-wars-battlefront-2-single-player-the-force-awakens
Nintendo Getting Back in the Movie Business, Will Produce Their Own Movies
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/16/11682186/nintendo-movies-tatsumi-kimishima
One Tetris Movie Will Now be a Trilogy
http://io9.gizmodo.com/tetris-is-going-to-be-a-movie-trilogy-and-someone-needs-1777103189

Episode 94: Xbox Drops the Kinect Bomb

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Episode 94: Xbox Drops the Kinect Bomb

– In this Episode, I seriously wonder if I should get new co-hosts…but decided that I better off with the ones I have.  I mean, I haven’t gotten a STD from them yet, so at least their clean.  But we also talk a lot of gaming news that includes a BOMB that Phil Spencer dropped.  And by bomb, I mean run for cover the MOAB is coming!

Xbox Offers Kinectless Bundle, Games with Gold for Xbox One, No More Paywall for Video Streaming
http://news.xbox.com/2014/05/xbox-delivering-more-choices
Destiny Cost Activision $500,000,000 to Make/Market
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5686268/Destiny-costs-activision-500-million-to-develop-promote
Destiny Beta Coming in July
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5688422/destiny-beta-date-july-bungie-activision
Sunset Overdrive, What You Get When You Mix Crackdown, Dead Rising and PvZ
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/8/5692070/sunset-overdrive-xbox-one-insomniac-games
Sunset Overdrive Gameplay
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/8/5695682/sunset-overdrive-video-trailer-gameplay-xbox-one
Sunset Overdrive to Have Co-Op Gameplay
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/12/5711312/sunset-overdrive-co-op-online
The Division is Offically Pushed Back to 2015
http://tomclancy-thedivision.ubi.com/game/en-GB/news/detail.aspx
Sony Reverses Course for PSN Plus Purchase of DriveClub
http://kotaku.com/sony-reverses-plans-for-stupid-ps4-upgrade-1573934784
Sony Promises 1080p 60fps for Watch Dogs, Then Changes It’s Mind
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/05/12/watch-dogs-no-longer-listed-as-1080p-60fps-on-ps4/?ncid=rss_truncated
Price of Sony Playstation Camera Increases by $10
http://segmentnext.com/2014/05/15/ps4-camera-price-increased-sony-69-99/
Sony Has Lost $10B in the Last 8 Years
http://arstechnica.com/business/2014/05/with-sour-2015-forecast-sony-will-have-lost-nearly-10b-over-8-years/
Xbox and Showtime Nearing Deal to Show Halo on TV
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/5/5683848/halo-tv-series-may-air-on-showtime-before-xbox
Bill Gates Hints At Selling/Spinning Off Xbox Division
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/6/5686380/bill-gates-comments-on-potential-microsoft-xbox-sale
OneDrive Adding Music Locker with Xbox Music?
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/12/5710102/microsoft-combining-online-storage-music-streaming-services-one-drive-music
Nintendo Posts $456 Million Loss for Last Fiscal Year
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/7/5690124/nintendo-posts-456-million-annual-operating-loss
Nintendo Responds to No Gay Marriage In Latest Game
http://kotaku.com/nintendo-responds-terribly-to-gay-marriage-petition-1572973952
How ArsTechnica Would Save Nintendo
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/05/how-wed-save-nintendo/
Disney Infinity Keeps Disney Interactive in the Black
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/05/07/disney-infinity-keeps-interactive-division-in-a-whole-new-profit/?ncid=rss_truncated
Oculus Rift Wants To Build a Billion Person MMO
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/5/5684236/oculus-wants-to-build-a-billion-person-mmo-with-facebook
FCC Backs Off Of fast Lanes, Is Open To Turning Internet into Utilities
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/11/5708402/fcc-chairman-wheeler-revises-net-neutrality-proposal-after-outcry
Or Not…
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2014/5/15/net-neutrality-fcc.html
EA Beats Revenue Expectations
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5688290/electronic-arts-ea-financials-q4-2014-full-year
No Need for Speed This Year, First Absence Since 1996
http://www.polygon.com/2014/5/6/5688506/ea-will-not-release-a-need-for-speed-game-in-2014
 

Episode 77: Sex, Death and Video Games

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Episode 77: Sex, Death and Video Games

– In this Episode, we talk about games…and death…and sex…and games about sex with the dead.  We also talk about the next gen console war and how the battle lines have been drawn and nothing else can be done to persuade someone from one side to the next.

Steve Ballmer to Retire
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/23/4650596/steve-ballmer-retiring-as-microsoft-ceo
Disney Passed On Star Wars and Iron Man Games to Focus on Disney Infinity
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/08/16/disney-passed-on-iron-man-star-wars-games-to-focus-on-disney-in/
The Division To Have Exclusive Content for Xbox One Before and After Launch
https://twitter.com/AceyBongos/status/369752158880956416
Call In Airstrikes from the Drone In The Division
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcNB1_bGG5w
“‘Titanfall,’ the Best Thing At Gamescon”
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/21/4643152/titanfall-best-of-gamescom-2013
Dead Rising 3 Will Not Be Coming to PS4 or PC
http://www.oxm.co.uk/60879/dead-rising-3-definitely-isnt-a-timed-exclusive-for-xbox-one-says-capcom/
GTA Should Be Rated AO
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/08/22/gta-v-features-exposed-penises-marijuana-use-and-a-brief-instance-of-necrophilia
PS4 Launch Window Titles (Between the Launch and Jan 1)
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/08/20/playstation-4-launch-window-line-up/
Sony Drops Vita Price to $199
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/sony-officially-drops-price-of-playstation-vita-to-199/
PS4 To Launch on 11/15
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/08/20/ps4-launch-date-november-15/
Sony Leaked GTA Details, Right Now Just Music in EU Preload (spoilers)
http://kotaku.com/grand-theft-auto-v-files-may-have-leaked-online-1190990443
Xbox One Launch Day Titles
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/microsoft-lists-23-launch-day-titles-for-xbox-one/
Indie Games to have Kinect and Cloud Access Plus Achievements
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/microsoft-xbox-one-to-be-as-inclusive-as-possible-for-indie-developers/
Project Spark Beta Launches in October
http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/20/4639568/microsoft-project-spark-beta-launch-october-windows-8
Xbox One Audio Vs Xbox 360 Audio
http://majornelson.com/2013/08/29/xbox-one-delivers-premium-voice-quality-via-hardware-improvements-and-skypes-audio-codec/
EA To Begin Offering Refunds For Origins Purchases
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/ea-begins-offering-refunds-for-its-digital-game-sales-on-origin/
The Supreme Court Played Video Games, Before Ruling On Them
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/127115-SCOTUS-Actually-Played-Violent-Video-Games-Before-Ruling-On-Them

Episode 75: Indie Douche

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Episode 75: Indie Douche

– In episode 75, the crew of Mad As Hell Gamers tackle such topics as who are the douches of the indie game industry, what games might be announced at GamesCom according to the Games With Gold releases, and why Nintendo is losing the next gen console war, even when they don’t have any competition.  All that and much more.

Microsoft to Reverse Their Position On Indie Games?
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/07/24/microsoft-to-announce-indie-self-publishing-new-certification-process.aspx
Confirmed
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/24/4553946/microsoft-details-xbox-one-indie-self-publishing
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/report-microsoft-to-finally-let-indie-developers-self-publish-on-xbox-live/
Phil Fish Goes Postal and Cancels FEZ 2
https://twitter.com/Polytron/status/361188665709436928
http://vimeo.com/71173033
 Dead Rising 3 was Almost a 360 title but proved too much for current hardware (Ranger)
http://www.destructoid.com/dead-rising-3-started-on-360-pushed-the-hardware-too-far-258452.phtml
Dead Rising 3 Video Documentory from ComicCon
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTe4dChYks8
Saints Row IV DLC Coming 45 Days After Launch
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/22/report-enter-the-dominatrix-is-saints-row-4s-first-dlc-coming/
Getting Season Pass
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/24/saints-row-4-gets-dlc-season-pass-includes-enter-the-dominatrix/
EA Well Into Development of Battlefront 3, Targeting Release in 2015
http://www.videogamer.com/xboxone/nextgen_battlefront/news/dice_well_into_development_on_star_wars_battlefront.html
Disney Infinity – A Deeper Game Than We Thought?
http://www.oxm.co.uk/59083/features/eight-reasons-disney-infinity-will-genuinely-appeal-to-real-gamers/
Sony Giving Out Free Dev Kits to Indie Developers
http://www.polygon.com/2013/7/24/4553842/so-how-much-does-it-cost-to-develop-for-playstation-4
New Details on Achievements 2.0, Challenges and the Game DVR
http://www.oxm.co.uk/58952/features/how-microsofts-super-charged-xbox-one-achievements-gamerscore-20-challenges-game-dvr-and-more/
Kinect 2.0 Features to Get Excited About
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/1j2igv/list_of_kinect_features_i_have_seen_that_are/
More On the New Reputation System
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/microsoft-gives-a-damn-bout-your-bad-reputation-on-xbox-one/
South Park creators were unaware of THQ sale until it was in the news (Ranger)
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/19/south-park-creators-were-unaware-of-thq-sale-until-it-was-in-the/
Ouya Game Sales Not Doing Well
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/ouya-developers-report-poor-to-middling-sales-figures-for-early-games/
Ouya Says Its Better Than Expected
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/25/4556034/ouya-julie-uhrman-exclusive-intervew-sales-numbers
73% of Ouya Owners Haven’t Paid for a Game (Including Me)
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/73-percent-of-ouya-owners-havent-paid-for-a-single-game/
Nintendo Sold 160,000 Wii U’s in Three Months, Sold More Wii’s In Same Time Frame
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/31/4574032/nintendo-earnings-q1-2013
Thoughts on The Castle Doctrine:
http://thecastledoctrine.net/
Human likenesses are not protected speech (NCAA Football game at the heart of the suit):
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/197436/Human_likenesses_are_not_protected_speech_US_court_rules.php

Episode 62: Lens Flare Free

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Episode 62: Lens Flare Free

– In this episode, Spark, Ranger and I finally talk about the Game of the Generation and you might be surprised and not surprised by some of the answers.  We also talk about gun politics and classic sci-fi movies like the Running Man.  We had to split!  Enjoy the show and don’t forget to fill out the survey.

The Gun and Games Debate
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/did-president-obama-just-order-the-government-to-study-video-game-violence/
Obama and Biden Try to Curb Gun Violence in Video Games
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/14/vice-president-joe-biden-to-games-industry-you-have-not-been-s/
House Bill To Fine Games with No ERSB Rating, Ban Selling AO Titles to Minors
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/17/house-bill-proposes-fines-on-retail-games-without-esrb-ratings/
Dead Island: Riptide’s Cool Statue
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/dead-island-riptides-uk-zombie-bait-edition-comes-with-blood/
Deep Silver Apologizes for the statue, but No Mention of Pulling It
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/deep-silver-apologizes-for-gruesome-statue/
SW: The Old Republic – Now with More Gay Planets
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/old-republic-to-segregate-same-gender-relationships-to-a-single-planet/
Disney Infinity Is the Next Skylanders
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/disney-infinity-powered-by-plastic-incredibles-monsters-pirate/
Similar Price to Skylanders Too
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/16/disney-infinity-starter-pack-priced-74-99-play-sets-34-99/
Full Character List
http://www.joystiq.com/screenshots/disney-infinity/#/30
Gearbox Turned Down Doing a CoD Game
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/386247/gearbox-turned-down-offer-to-develop-call-of-duty-game-report/
– “You have to do what is expected of a Call of Duty. In this I see but no real challenge for us.” – Randy Pitchford
Amra Devs Accused of Spying in Greece Are Out on Bail
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/15/detained-arma-devs-released/
Sony/Kevin Butler Settle Suit
http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/191115/sony-settles-with-kevin-butler-actor-over-bridge.html#axzz2I6orQvBH
Atari Files for Bankrupcy
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/todays-atari-bankruptcy-latest-in-a-long-history-of-corporate-deaths/
THQ Sells Into Five Parts
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/24/court-approves-thq-asset-sales/

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