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Episode 256: AAAA Experience

March 21st, 2012 by jonahfalcon · 9 Comments

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This week’s Gaming Podcast gets down and dirty, with plenty of AAAA goodness. The Darkness II contest is still going on this week, and winners will be announced next week.

In the meantime:

  • Analyst predicts 66M iPad sales in 2012
  • Diablo III gets May 15 release date
  • Epic: Next gen console launch titles will probably use Unreal Engine 3
  • Microsoft looking for executive producer to work on an “AAAA” Xbox title
  • Wasteland 2 aiming for October 2013 release date

All that, plus Reader Feedback.

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Herr_AlienNo Gravatar // Mar 22, 2012 at 3:17 am

    Paul is back!

    @Analyst predicts 66M iPad sales in 2012
    The nasty thing about extrapolating numbers to make predictions can fail. I mean Sony Vita sold ok initially, then to simply drop rock bottom immediately after.
    Oh man, I sure loved Paul’s comment with Harry Potter 🙂
    Ah, you gotta love the planned obsolescence. As for PC games, you get better graphics for the extra performance requests.

    @Diablo III gets May 15 release date
    It makes no sense to delay the launch for Russia. It will not increase sales in Russia or anywhere else. I say that 3-4 days after Diablo 3 gets released in US, pirated copies will show up on torrents sites.

    @Next gen console launch titles will probably use Unreal Engine 3
    Well, the rendering can be expanded to cope with DX11 hardware. As far as I know, it can already cope with it (Aliens vs. Predator 2010).
    As for it being the only game engine, it implies that only Epic is aware of the API for the new consoles. Careful there with the statements, Epic …

    @ looking for executive producer to work on an “AAAA” Xbox title
    I think they simply need a fresh idea … the team that produced Halo would do the job just fine … oh wait! They dismissed them a while ago. Smart move!

    Lol, Paul, that was a great interpretation. Hmm … maybe I’ll start roleplaying my comments 😛

  • 2 DynamicJulNo Gravatar // Mar 22, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Family show, right… You can bleep out as many swear words as you like, this will never be a family show.

    Well, there weren’t any interesting news stories this week, so I’m not going to comment on them.

    Paul, you should read Reader Feedback comically more often! And I do agree that the Flying Beetle in Skyward Sword is a great item because you can use it to scout pretty much everywhere. I also think that Koloktos (the one with the six hands and huge scimitars) is the best boss in the game.

  • 3 MomotarutaruNo Gravatar // Mar 22, 2012 at 10:34 am

    @Episode 255 comment: The theater was sort of packed, and my roommate sat in front of me with the other half of our party. He sort of deserved the head kick, though, so it’s all good.

    @iPad Sales: I had an iPad 1 at my last job and liked having it around to browse the Web and look at other content on the couch. But since I had to give it back (the company folded), I haven’t missed it. Only the money I spent for The Daily (peeyoo).

    @Unreal: I get the Game Developer trade publication, and Unreal always has an advertorial touting its wares. If it looks good and is easy to develop with, why not?

    Thanks for another damn good fucking family show, fo shizzle.

  • 4 anima22No Gravatar // Mar 22, 2012 at 11:56 am

    hmm i dont know if my friends dragged me to the movies to see something like alvin and the chipmunks i might have another reason to kick there ass in the theater .

    oh forgot to mention last week either version is fine.

    also i never got the reasoning behind the serah palin movie. she lost the race but the celebrate her as a great victor? i guess you just do things diffrently in america

  • 5 anima22No Gravatar // Mar 23, 2012 at 2:43 am

    oh i forgot to mention that the mgs2 ending was scary because it became alot like eternal darkness on the gamecube but it came so out of left field in what was a normal game up until that point.

  • 6 WillNo Gravatar // Mar 25, 2012 at 9:30 am

    66M iPad Sales in 2012? – I wrote something maybe too evil for this show regarding this news piece, so I’ll just say this. I don’t like Apple and I like Paul just a little bit more now that he has shown his hate for Apple as well. I like ya Paul, stay classy.

    AAAA Title by Microsoft – Why? Why would Microsoft claim to have a AAAA title? Doesn’t that just completely destroy the point of the game rating system. Now KOEI is going to announce they have a AAAAAAAAAAA title: Dynasty Warriors 231. I’d like to believe all developers/publishers think highly of there games, but it seems sorta cocky to go off of the scale because you believe this game is better than any other title ever put out, and does not deserve the lowly “AAA” spot. But that’s just what it seems like to me.

    As always guys keep up the good work. Hope you all are doing well, can’t wait for the next episode.

  • 7 HanzKrebsNo Gravatar // Mar 25, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    (to Paul to read, and please in british accent, if possible, of course)
    as an answer to the previous podcast, one shall improve his english skillz, i mean, proficiency!

    @66 million iPads sales in 2012
    those poor bastards, wasting their money in an overcharged piece of eletronic equipament that shall not bring any major improvement over the previous iPad

    @Diablo III 15th of may
    One shall not leave the presence of one’s personal computer while one’s equipament still works (not fry out into oblivion)

    @AAAA microsoft title
    thou shall be amusing to see such game when announced right after Call of Duty, n00b warfare 4 (let’s hope CoD just die now, before that happens).

    Mr. Nowak, is this better (insert trollface)

    one hopes the TD gaming podcast trio (hopefully) understands this message as a form of entertainment, or if you gentlemen prefer, a joke

    always wishing the best!!!

  • 8 HanzKrebsNo Gravatar // Mar 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    *@beggining: “*for* Paul to read…”

  • 9 HanzKrebsNo Gravatar // Mar 25, 2012 at 7:17 pm

    and i mean hopefully a trio, not hopefully understand

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