Posts Tagged ‘EA’

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 74: Geographical Castration

Friday, July 19th, 2013

Episode 74: Geographical Castration

– We had a good episode and one that showed that the show can go on without Sparkstalker…if only for a little while.  But Spark does join us and we have a grand old time.  We talked about Mattrick leaving a sinking ship for one that hit an iceberg.  Where exactly AsphaltRanger wants Randy Pitchford to go. What we really think of the Ouya.  And why we love Major Nelson.

Mattrick Leaving Xbox for Zynga  
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/report-xbox-president-don-mattrick-will-leave-microsoft-for-zynga/
Julie Larson-Green In At Xbox
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/03/report-ballmer-to-make-windows-chief-new-head-of-xbox-division/
Aaron Hernandez Removed from Madden 25
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/08/accused-murderer-aaron-hernandez-removed-from-ncaa-14-and-madden/
Aliens: Colonial Marines to Have Extended Campaign via DLC
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/08/aliens-colonial-marines-trophies-reveal-extended-campaign-dlc/
More Borderlands 2 DLC on the Way?
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/07/08/gearbox-making-more-borderlands-2-dlc-new-next-gen-game?utm_campaign=fbposts
Xbox One Wins Game 10 Awards, Six Go to Titanfall
http://gamecriticsawards.com/winners.html
Time Warner To Allow Streaming TV on Xbox 360 This Summer
http://www.theverge.com/2013/6/28/4473860/time-warner-cable-app-coming-to-xbox-360-later-this-summer
MS Details New Gamer Reputation System
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/microsoft-explains-xbox-ones-new-griefer-separating-reputation-system/
Xbox One/Kinect 2.0 to Read QR Codes
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/07/02/xbox-ones-kinect-can-read-qr-codes-in-place-of-download-codes/
Microsoft Admits Poor PR during E3
http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/15/4524714/microsoft-admits-shame-for-flawed-xbox-one-messaging
Google To Build a Ouya-Like Console
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/06/27/wsj-google-developing-android-console-eyes-on-apple-ouya/
Florida Bans All Computers, Smartphones and Probably Console’s
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/florida-banned-computers_n_3561701.html
EA Raising Game Prices in England to $83 Equivalent
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/EA-Raises-Prices-Next-Gen-Games-54-99-57437.html
 

Episode 71: Microsoft’s Red Wedding

Friday, June 7th, 2013

Episode 71: Microsoft’s Red Wedding

– In this episode, Sony invites Microsoft under a banner of protection to their E3 Press Conference.  It didn’t matter that Sony was actually planning to kill the Microsoft executives, because Microsoft decided to commit Hara Kiri by themselves.  Good job Microsoft.

Microsoft Answers Some Questions
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/06/microsoft-details-xbox-one-used-games-always-online-and-privacy-policies/
Titan Fall by Respawn Entertainment Coming to the Xbox One, PC Only
http://www.gamesthirst.com/2013/06/06/confirmed-respawns-new-game-called-titan-fall-xbox-one-pc-exclusive/
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=578141
EA to Talk About Star Wars Games at E3
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/22/ea-to-show-star-wars-plans-at-e3/

Episode 69: Mad Panty Droppers

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Episode 69: Mad Panty Droppers

– In the all sex podcast, we were joined by a new co-host that completely made the show.  We also talk about a lot of things that make us angry.  If we didn’t offend you, then we didn’t do a good enough job, so give us another chance.

An Xbox Exclusive Mech Game?
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/30/rumor-respawn-game-exclusive-to-next-xbox/
Last Borderlands 2 Season Pass DLC is All About Tiny Tina
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/02/next-borderlands-2-dlc-is-tiny-tinas-assault-on-dragon-keep/
SEGA and Gearbox Sued over Aliens: CM
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/01/gearbox-sega-sued-over-aliens-colonial-marines
Wii-U in Trouble?
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/05/01/nintendo-tells-wii-owners-that-wii-u-is-not-just-an-upgrade?abthid=5181a228a121ab926e00001e
EA Blitzes Nintendo, Sacks Madden NFL for 2013 on the Wii-U
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/02/no-madden-nfl-football-from-ea-sports-on-wii-u-in-2013/
EA To Skip Wii-U for All Next Gen Games
http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/08/ea-frostbite-nintendo-wii-u/?utm_source=Feed_Classic_Full&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Engadget
EA To Make and Distribute All Future Star Wars Games
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/05/the-future-of-star-wars-games-belongs-to-ea/
EA Getting Rid of Online Passes
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/15/ea-online-pass-ends/
Ouya to Allow Porn Onto Console
http://ouyaforum.com/showthread.php?2300-Unlimited-Adult-Streaming-App-Set-To-Launch-For-Ouya
Google Play is Official. It Offers Multiplayer Gaming and Achievements
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/15/google-play-launches-game-services-for-mobile-social-cloud-gam/
Gears Movie Back in the Works
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/29/variety-gears-of-war-movie-script-back-in-the-works/
Top Five Games with a Sex Scene
#1 – GTA San Andreas – Hot Coffee
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyR3qgw9g1k
#2 – Mass Effect – Lesbian Sex
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bibTpvXq6E
#3 – God Of War III: Chains of Olympus
#4 – Far Cry 3 – Trailer at E3!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-gi9-aqp4g
#5 – Mass Effect series
Other creepy sex games:
Custer’s Revenge –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qY2AqKCpGkk
Phantasmagoria –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLgvcdACskg
Leisure Suit Larry –
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqXpWJhsuaI
BMX XXX –

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBJGZmWX2bA

 

 

Episode 68: STFU Adam Orth

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Episode 68: STFU Adam Orth

– In this episode, we talk shit about games and take our anger on Adam Orth and EA on those responsible, which would be Adam Orth and EA.

STFU Adam Orth
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/05/microsoft-studios-creative-director-dismisses-concerns-over-alw/
Francis Hates Adam Orth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cW28VSmXnCo#!
No Longer With Microsoft
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/10/following-twitter-tirade_2c00_-microsoft-designer-adam-orth-resigns.aspx
Paul Thurrot’s Take on the Xbox Roadmap
http://stickskills.com/2013/04/10/paul-thurrott-xbox-720-wont-be-online-only-for-games/
Xbox Roadmap?
http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/10/4208970/next-xbox-tv-entertainment-plans
Ubisoft Montreal CEO: Consumer are ready for Always On
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/04/15/ubisoft-montreal-ceo-comments-on-always-online-i-would-suspect-the-audience-is-ready.aspx
More Star Wars Battlefront III Video’s Leaked
http://www.egmnow.com/articles/xbox_360/more-star-wars-battlefront-3-footage-appears-online/
EA to Gaming World: “We Will Do Better”
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/04/ea-executive-responds-to-worst-company-poll-we-owe-gamers-better-performance/
Achievement Unlocked: EA Voted Worst Company Two Years In A Row
http://consumerist.com/2013/04/09/ea-makes-worst-company-in-america-history-wins-title-for-second-year-in-a-row/
– Your policies and practices got you this title, EA, not homophobes. 
Layoff’s @ EA, Nothing to Do With WCIA Award According to EA
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/11/ea-layoffs/
EA Closing More Servers As Social Gaming Tanks
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/04/as-player-numbers-crater-ea-will-shut-simcity-social-other-facebook-games/
Ouya Console Not Ready To Be Reviewed (Then Why Send Them Out?)
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-04-05-ouya-responds-to-negative-reviews
Some (Probably Me) Won’t Get It Until End of May
Got an Xbox? Order a Pizza
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/23/xbox-pizza-hut/

Episode 66: A Reach Around

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Episode 66: A Reach Around

– In this episode, we talk about how the Ouya might not be the run away hit right out of the box.  And then we talk about games and which Star Trek movies were the best and debate on whether Galaxy Quest is one of them.  Enjoy the show.

Saints Row 4 on 8/20
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/15/saints-row-4-release-date-august-20/
New Borderlands 2 DLC
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/08/gearbox-teases-new-borderlands-2-vault-hunter-dlc-at-sxsw/
Star Wars: First Assault
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/11/rumor-star-wars-first-assault-is-a-multiplayer-shooter-curren/
First Videos Leaked
http://kotaku.com/5990366/leaked-footage-of-star-wars-newest-take-on-battlefield-and-call-of-duty
4BG Patch for Aliens: Colonial Marines
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/18/aliens-colonial-marines-patch-fixes-a-lot-of-things-even-the-f/
Carmageddon Coming to the PS4 and NeXbox
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-20-carmageddon-reincarnation-becomes-a-ps4-and-next-xbox-game-as-well-as-pc-mac-and-linux
Games Submitted to Ouya Store Will Be Checked by Ouya for Playability
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/developers-submit-your-game-to-ouya-now-to-get-it-in-the-store-march-28/
Ouya Will Not Ship with Online Chat, Friends Lists or Achievements
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/12/ouya-wont-ship-with-online-chat-friends-lists-achievements/
EA: No Refunds for SimCity Purchases
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/ea-not-altering-return-policy-for-furious-simcity-buyers/
But EA is Giving You a Free Origin Game
Press and Bloggers Find Holes in the Must Have Server Connections for SimCity
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/fans-press-uncover-massive-holes-in-simcitys-ai-server-connection/
Open Letter from Employee to EA Exec (Or Should I say Former Employee)
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/19xb2m/a_letter_from_an_ea_employee_to_executives/
EA CEO Resigns…
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/electronic-arts-ceo-resigns-effective-on-march-30/
$1000 Piston For Pre-Order and Releases This Holiday Season
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-03-11-valve-backed-xi3-piston-console-starts-at-USD1000
No Associated with Valve Anymore
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/12/valve-disassociates-itself-from-xi3/

 

Episode 65: F EA

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Episode 65: F EA

– In this Episode, we bash EA for with everything that we have.  We lay into them and we show no mercy and we do the same for Randy Pitchford and Gearbox for the second straight episode.  We are Mad As Hell and we are fed up with it!

SimCity Is Popular…And Unplayable
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/03/clogged-streets-simcity-launch-plagued-by-server-problems/
Users are Revolting
http://www.theverge.com/2013/3/7/4076104/amazon-stops-simcity-digital-orders-customer-complaints
A Warning to MS and Sony
http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/03/08/simcity-burning-a-warning-to-microsoft-sony-and-all-publishers-on-the-dangers-of-always-online-drm
“Game Console’s Are Already Dead”
http://readwrite.com/2013/03/04/game-consoles-already-dead-developers-know-it
Sega Employee: “Gearbox stole from SEGA, they robbed us, lied to us about the game”
http://www.vg247.com/2013/02/24/aliens-colonial-marines-gearbox-stole-says-alleged-sega-staffer/
Gears of War: Judgment Aftermath
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/03/04/gears-of-war-judgments-aftermath-builds-a-bridge-to-gears-3/
Sony Can’t Keep It Straight on Used Games
http://www.nowgamer.com/features/1824923/ps4_sonys_uk_boss_speaks_nextgen_secondhand_games_exclusives.html
Even Sony Doesn’t Know What the PS4 Looks Like
http://kotaku.com/5986143/even-sony-doesnt-know-yet-what-the-ps4-will-look-like
PS4 Functionality
http://www.reddit.com/comments/190dh2
PS4 and NeXbox Games to Stay at $60?
http://kotaku.com/5986208/if-ps4-games-only-cost-60-theyre-actually-cheaper-than-ps3-games
EA Says Otherwise
http://www.ps4nexus.com/ps4-games-may-start-off-with-70-price-point-says-ea/
Then, EA Clarifies…Did Sony Clamp Down?
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/28/ea-details-expected-cost-increase-of-playstation-4-development/
EA’s Vision of the Future: Single-Identity Across Platform
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/27/report-ea-completes-cross-platform-single-identity-service/
Ouya Ships to Backers on 3/28
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/02/28/ouya-ships-to-kickstarter-backers-march-28-kellee-santiago-join/
Quit You Job and Host Game Parties
http://www.destructoid.com/quit-your-job-and-host-videogame-parties-for-a-living-245817.phtml
http://www.gametruckparty.com/richmond
Keep on fucking that chicken:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss8LDBNcsWc

Episode 56: GameStop’s Backroom

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Episode 56: GameStop’s Backroom

– In this episode, Spark, Ranger and I talk about the virtues of bad game reviews from the Wall Street Journal, GameStop BJ’s, and why Jedi will buy, but not play Forza Horizons until February.  We also touch on what we think should be in the first Borderlands 2 DLC, and George Carlin’s best movie scene’s. And as an added bonus, we talk about the American fascination at seeing someone potentially jump to his death from 22.7 miles in the air.

Nintendo Re-Names FIFA 12 and Sells It As Completely New FIFA 13 for the Wii
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/10/fifa-13-wii/
DayZ Alpha To Drop in December
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/27/dayz-alpha-build-to-drop-in-december/
The Best (Actually Worst) Borderlands 2 Review EVER
http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2012/09/18/game-theory-borderlands-2-fails-to-cross-ove/
First Borderlands 2 DLC Named, No Date Set for Release
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/10/borderlands-2-captain-scarlett-and-her-pirates-booty-dlc-outed/
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/11/borderlands-2s-captain-scarlett-dlc-lands-on-october-16/
Cliffy B Leaves EPIC
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/03/cliff-bleszinski-leaves-epic-games/
R.I. Can’t Auction off MS Dev Kits, Says MS
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/27/rhode-island-cant-auction-38-studios-xbox-dev-kits/
Bungie Didn’t Want to Do Halo Wars – Lead to Bungie/MS Split?
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/27/ensemble-founder-bungie-was-never-up-for-halo-wars/
22 Cans to Produce One Perfect Game…After All the Other “Experiments”
Story Should Be Named: This is Peter Molyneux’s Brain on Crack
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/01/22-cans-will-make-one-game-and-only-one-after-all-those-other-g/
Sony/Kevin Butler At Odds With Each Other
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/07/sony-kevin-butler-actor-in-lawsuit-over-breach-of-contract/
Bridgestone: KB Not in Our Ads
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/09/bridgestone-respond-to-sony-kevin-butler-wasnt-in-our-commerci/
Free Avatar Armor for Watching the Presidential Debates on XBL
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/03/psa-live-presidential-debate-goes-interactive-on-xbox-live-toni/
Nuclear Family
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/28/get-under-your-desks-syfy-debuts-nuclear-family-on-xbox-360/
George Carlin on Voting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIraCchPDhk

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