You know, we had a long list of topics in the queue for this week. We really don’t want this to be an EA bashing podcast. But dangit, EA is just so busy making noise.
1:00 What’s everyone playing?
Josh is filing taxes. Bo-ring!
Shamus is playing Black Mesa. Thief 2. Kerbal Space Program.
Rutskarn is playing Galactic Civilizations 2. The first entry of his Let’s Play is here:
Galactic Civilizations 2: God Save the Space Queen. He’s also playing some Mountain Blade!
(For the archive archaeologists out there, the posts Shamus wrote about this game in 2006 can be found here.)
Chris is playing Torchlight 2, Super Hexagon, Dishonored DLC.
15:50 Bad SimCity news this week:
Nothing to report. However, they are working hard to give us something to talk about next week.
42:50 An unplanned tangent on Valve’s approach to Half-Life and the fact that it’s obvious they have no plan.
53:00 Heads up: Vary mild spoilers for Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows. Additional spoiler warning: The movie could have been a lot better.
57:00 Mail time. We just got a letter.
Mass Effect 3 Ending Deconstruction
Did you dislike the ending to the Mass Effect trilogy? Here's my list of where it failed logically, thematically, and tonally.
The Dumbest Cutscene
This is it. This is the dumbest cutscene ever created for a AAA game. It's so bad it's simultaneously hilarious and painful. This is "The Room" of video game cutscenes.
The Mistakes DOOM Didn't Make
How did this game avoid all the usual stupidity that ruins remakes of classic titles?
Quakecon 2011 Keynote Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.