As Matt takes the night off, we discuss the gloom and doom surrounding one of his favorite publishers, THQ. Also, we talk about Ubisoft’s DRM preventing single player game access by legitimate customers, video game addiction, and the newly released PlayStation Vita. Hosted by Sean Madson & Mark B. Special guests: Aaron Sirois & Crystal Steltenpohl
Episode 9 (recorded 2/13/2012)
00:00:00-00:06:37 – Intro
00:06:37-01:31:27 – News (Ubisoft games broken due to DRM, dude dies in an internet cafe and no one notices, new studies observing gamers who play FPS games and MMO’s, Zynga makes up 12% of Facebook revenue, THQ in peril, Apple pulls copycat games from iOS, Microsoft bans user who was hacked, Double Fine makes $1 million in a day)
01:31:27-02:24:45 – What we’ve been playing (Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Resistance 3, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Pangya: Fantasy Golf, City of Secrets, Final Fantasy XIII-2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Shank 2, Persona 3 Portable, Bastion, Skyrim, Puddle, Dungeon Defenders, Fable III, Left 4 Dead, Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust, Hannah Montana: The Movie, Soul Calibur V, Resident Evil: Revelations)
02:24:45-02:41:05 – Discussion of PlayStation Vita and how passport program was pulled
02:41:05-02:50:19 – Wrap Up
WARNING: This episode contains a few instances of profanity dispersed throughout the podcast.