2:30 Blizzard canceled it’s upcoming MMO,
We also talk about Destiny here.
Back in Diecast #2, drawn by Zach Snyder and written by Frank Quitely, the Diecasters made several humorous japes about possible future games based on the abused Aliens franchise.
One of them, Rutskarn’s “Hiding-based stealth game”, has(sorta) come true in the form of Alien: Isolation.
Judging by what I’ve seen and read, it doesn’t look like it’ll make up monetarily for Colonial Marines, or encourage future efforts like it. What are the odds that Sega will go back to small-hearted manshoots?
Dear Diecast team,
you probably know that Steam recently introduced Steam Curators, alongside the general store front overhaul. What do you think about it, and could you imagine acting as such a Curator yourselves? Maybe under the “Spoiler Warning” label, or as a “Twentysided Curator” or similar?
Dear Diecast, Thanks for all the work you guys do. Spoiler Warning and the Diecast make late nights in the lab much more enjoyable. A few questions for you:
-How do you pick which Kevin Macleod song you will use for the ending credits of spoiler warning?
-Are there any games from the spoiler warning seasons that you regret picking? How about the specials? (Trainz!)
Ruts’s friend BlackFox here–I’ve been going through old Diecasts and noticed that you’ve been linking Josh’s name to such things as:
the wiki page for Teddy Roosevelt
the wiki page for Grigori Rasputin
the wiki page for Machiavelli
the wiki page for Troll (bridge variety)
the wiki page for Troll (internet variety)
the wiki page for Macedonian, which you all had an argument over how to pronounce in that Diecast
various other wiki pages intended to be indicative of Josh’s grouchiness
the Guild Wars 2 wiki page for the weapon called Incinerator
a recent Spoiler Warning
This is all highly amusing. So the actual question: Has anyone else actually noticed this? Rutskarn and Jarenth had not.
We didn’t actually answer this on the show, so for the record: For the first few dozen episodes, when I linked to Josh’s name in the hosts list I’d link to a different random thing every time. I stopped doing it because nobody noticed. But now I guess someone noticed.
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