Posts Tagged ‘Nintendo’

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 92: The Pitchford Factor

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Episode 92: The Pitchford Factor

– In this episode, AsphaltRanger gives us a run down on PAX East.  Spark goes into details on why Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel might not be a buy.  And JediChric tells us why Fucking Matt Damon was the best thing that he’s seen Sarah Silverman do.  All that and plenty more.

Introducing: Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/07/rumor-borderlands-sequel-called-the-pre-sequel/?ncid=rss_truncated
Only Coming to Xbox 360 and PS3
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/borderlands-the-pre-sequel-sticking-to-pc-older-consoles/
(Because of the larger install base and it has nothing to do with being cheaper to develop or they just happened to have a lot of cut footage that would cost them next to nothing to produce and charge $60 for)
More Free DLC for Plants Vs. Zombie: Garden Warfare
http://kotaku.com/the-plants-vs-zombies-war-goes-west-with-more-free-dlc-1563363903
Titanfall’s First DLC Announced
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/12/titanfalls-first-dlc-pack-expedition-due-in-may/?ncid=rss_truncated
Titanfall Almost Never Was
http://kotaku.com/titanfall-was-almost-destroyed-by-lawsuits-1563797787
Disney Infinity 2 Coming This August Featuring Marvel Hero’s
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/17/disney-infinity-2-0-arrives-this-august-with-marvel-heroes/?ncid=rss_truncated
The Amazing Spiderman 2 Will Not Come to Xbox One
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/17/the-amazing-spider-man-2-wont-swing-onto-xbox-one-at-launch/?ncid=rss_truncated
http://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/239ijv/activision_confirmed_revising_our_release_plans/cgv1alh
PS4 Update Features Pre-Order Pre-Loads
http://kotaku.com/upcoming-ps4-update-introduces-beefy-video-editor-pre-1564164761
Major Nelson: External Storage ‘Coming Soon’
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/04/major-nelson-xbox-one-getting-external-data-storage-support-so/?ncid=rss_truncated
5-Year-Old Exposes Security Flaw, Microsoft Fixes It
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/04/microsoft-plugs-xbox-one-security-hole-discovered-by-five-year-old/
Microsoft Has Big Plans for Xbox TV
http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/7/5589958/microsoft-turns-to-seth-green-sarah-silverman-michael-cera-for-xbox
Nintendo Had A Chance At An Exclusivity Deal with Skylanders
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/17/nintendo-turned-down-skylanders-exclusivity-deal/?ncid=rss_truncated
Chris Roberts, the Star Citizen Founder: We Won’t Be Bought
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/06/chris-roberts-reacts-to-facebook-oculus-acquisition-says-star-citizen-wont-be-bought/?ncid=rss_truncated
EA Won’t Let the GameSpy’s Closure Turn Off Old Battlefield MP Games (Twilight Zone Alert)
http://www.engadget.com/2014/04/10/ea-saving-battlefield-multiplayer/
Hope for EA?
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamernews/comments/22rduh/ea_wont_let_a_server_shutdown_turn_out_the_lights/cgppnrk
 

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 61: Still Here…Awkward

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Episode 61: Still Here…Awkward

– In this episode, the terrific trio of gamers talk about who might or might not make the Baseball Hall Of Fame, the number of votes Curt Schilling got for the Hall, what we thought of the movie Bachelors Party with Tom Hanks, and which of the big three Nintendo, Microsoft or Sony might be out of the console business after then next generation.  Enjou

Xbox Live Fee Needs an Overhaul – GameSpot
http://www.gamespot.com/features/xbox-live-no-longer-the-gold-standard-6401861/?tag=Topslot%3bXboxLiveNoLongerTheGoldStandard%3bXboxLiveNoLongerThe%3bReadMore
The Walking Dead Game By Telltale Sells 8.5 Million Episodes
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/06/telltale-the-walking-dead-has-sold-8-5-million-episodes/
The Walking Dead Game to Get Season 2
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/telltale-figuring-out-save-file-transfers-to-walking-dead-seas/
DayZ Closed Beta Test
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/dayz-standalone-ambition-expands-imminent-closed-test-to-dictat/
More Problems for WarZ
http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/12/24/the-war-zs-trademark-suspended-name-change-likely/
Ouya Dev Consoles Ship
http://www.ouya.tv/its-open-season/
Android Gaming Devices
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/07/nvidia-unveils-project-shield/
No SteamBox in 2013
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/08/valve-engineer-no-plans-to-announce-steam-box-in-2013/
More on the Steam Box:
http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/8/3852144/gabe-newell-interview-steam-box-future-of-gaming
Sony’s New Patent on Preventing Used Games
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/01/examining-sonys-internet-free-method-for-blocking-used-game-sales/
THQ Up For Sale
http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/08/thq-auction-details/
GameStop Sales Are Down…Again
http://arstechnica.com/business/2013/01/gamestop-edges-towards-irrelevance-as-holiday-sales-fall/
Microsoft’s Illumiroom Concept:
http://kotaku.com/5974616/microsofts-illumiroom-concept-turns-your-entire-room-into-a-video-game-level
It Came Reddit
http://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/15byj8/my_pulp_fiction_theory/

Episode 57: A Short Time Ago in A Meme Not So Far Away

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Episode 57: A Short Time Ago in A Meme Not So Far Away

– In this special episode, we talk about a lot of important issues, including the incoming Halo 4, why RedTube is better than YouPorn, and how wonderful the online Microsoft Store buying experience is.  We also talk about Spark’s dildo obsession.  Enjoy the meal.

Star Wars Bought by Disney
http://www.reddit.com/r/StarWars/comments/12eekt/plot_ideas_for_the_next_star_wars_movietrilogy/
Star Citizen
http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/star-citizen/
Borderlands 2 Ships 5M Units
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/31/borderlands-2-5-million-xcom-success/
Borderlands 2 Next DLC?
http://www.reddit.com/r/Borderlands/comments/11o1gv/birderlands_2_dlc_mister_torgues_campaign_of/
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/18/trophies-reveal-borderlands-2s-next-dlc-mr-torgues-campaign/
OnLive Sells for $4.8 Million ($375.2 Million Less than Gaikai)
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/10/lauders-purchase-of-onlive-totaled-just-4-8-million
Nintendo’s Wii-U Online Strategy: Let Developers Worry About It
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/10/nintendo-reveals-baffling-solution-for-wii-us-in-game-chat/
Sony Hacked Again, Decryption Keys Released
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/10/sony-faces-setback-as-hackers-release-playstation-3-decryption-keys/
http://www.reddit.com/r/gamernews/comments/11yzys/playstation_3_hacked_with_cfw_again_release_of/
38 Studio Auction Nets RI $650,000
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/26/38-studios-auction-rhode-island/
Facebook and Twitter Have Left the 360 Dashboard (but you still use it by sharing an achievement or setting a beacon)
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/19/xbox-unfollows-twitter-and-unfriends-facebook-apps-retired-from/
When KickStarter Goes Bad
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/10/haunts-kickstarter-failure-highlights-the-risks-of-crowdfunding/

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