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Gaming Podcast 213: Pith Helmets

March 10th, 2011 by Derrick Schommer · 3 Comments

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It’s time to use your meat, you gotta work at it! Yeah, this weeks gaming podcast talks a bit about moma’s meat on her Pooyan, this is your gaming flashback for the week! We’ve also got some news bulletins including:

This weeks question of the week, sorta off the cuff random: What’s your favorite old school game, and how long do you believe it took to make it? (and, do you really know how long–do the research and let us know!)

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  • 1 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Mar 10, 2011 at 4:01 am

    @Microsoft Beginning Work on Xbox 720:
    From the type of jobs listed there (lots of VLSI there), it looks like it will take a good couple of years before it is close to becoming a prototype.

    @AAA Titles and Indie Games Matter:
    … that’s so ambiguous. I don’t get the point here. As Derrick mentions, any ‘middle’ game can be turned into a AAA game. Some fail, but some succeed. Is it about marketing muscle?
    Was Valve’s Portal a middle game?

    @Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm Not Coming Til 2012:
    I don’t get it, again. Maybe I’m dumb, but I think it’s about milking it, because:
    – the units are there (see the multiplayer, which is already playable)
    – some balancing is already done (again, see MP)
    – normally, the script should be done already; we’ve seen a fragment of it in the first game, and, for the entire thing to be coherent, the script should be done.
    – all remains is to make maps.

    @Netflix Coming to 3DS This Summer:
    Funny, I know a bank that issued a warning regarding the value of stock shares of Netflix, on account of Facebook trying to penetrate the video streaming market.
    I guess expanding to other devices will give them a stronger foothold on other platforms Facebook is not yet threatening.

    @Question of the week:
    Man, tough one! I’d go for Mission Impossible for NES. I couldn’t find how much it actually took to develop, unfortunately. My estimate is about one year.

  • 2 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Mar 10, 2011 at 4:03 am

    Hey, one question: did you guys consider making a profile also on moddb or maybe indiedb? You could post the podcast there as well. Might get some extra listeners.
    And if you need help maintaining the profiles there, I can lend you a hand.

  • 3 squidNo Gravatar // Mar 11, 2011 at 6:04 am

    @Microsoft beginning work on Xbox 720
    Yeah, from the wording of those ads, it doesn’t sound like it’ll be ready anytime soon. I’d say 2013 at the earliest.

    @CliffyB says only AAA and indie games matter
    I disagree with good old Cliffy B. There’s games that would probably be considered middle of the road games that I love and that still make enough profit. An example is Sam and Max. You wouldn’t call that a AAA game, but it’s not an indie game either. It is still an awesome game, however, and was quite successful.

    @Netflix coming to 3DS
    Too bad Netflix isn’t in Australia. This was kind of expected though, since Netflix is on pretty much every other tech device.

    Also, Nintendo making a loss on the 3DS? I find that very strange. Unless they’re just trying to smash the NGP straight off the bat, then put the price up with a revision later on once they’ve “beaten” the NGP. I dunno, how reliable are the sources of the rumour Jonah? 😛

    @Will Wright making a new game
    As far as “game-making legends” go, Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier and Will Wright seem to be the ones that everybody knows. Then there’s a heap of ‘lesser’ gaming legends, like Peter Molyneux, Gabe Newell, Hideo Kojima and good old Cliffy B 😛

    To be honest, I first started gaming on the SNES, so I didn’t really play any ‘old school’ games. Except some on MAME.

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