on Feb 19, 2014
1:00 Shamus is playing Dungeon Keeper.
We also dig into the EA conversation again. Because that’s not getting old. We also discuss whales. I couldn’t find the promised link about how former EA boss John Riccitiello spent a lot of money on free-to-play games, but I did find this interview from shortly after his departure, which came with this pull quote:
What I don’t like in the games industry today is that there are too many opportunists who are there to make money
EDIT: Zidynnala found the quote I was looking for, along with some context.
11:30 Mumbles is playing Candy Crush Saga!?!
Here is the statement from the creator of Candy Swipe. The guy made Candy Swipe in 2010. The King.com made a rip-off of the game in 2012. Then King trademarked “Candy”. Then they used the trademark to force Candy Swipe out of the market. That’s what’s been alleged, anyway. Snopes has a good round-up of the story so far.
14:30 Mumbles is also playing Octodad.
21:00 Josh is playing The Banner Saga.
34:00 Mumbles really likes the 3DS.
Here is the Starship Damrey game that Mumbles and Chris were talking about.
41:00 WHAT IS GOING ON?!?!
For thos eof you confused by the chaos, what happened is that Rutskarn lagged out. Ventrilo then queued up all of his chat over the space of 30 seconds and delivered it all at once. Not sure why Josh left that in, but there you go.
42:00 Guise of the Wolf
As of this writing, the Total Biscuit video in question is still down. But here is a copy uploaded by someone else. It starts off looking just a little shabby, but if you stick with it you’ll see the problems go a lot deeper than bad art.