This week Phil returns although he was doing a bit of an outside broadcast from a hotel room in Dover. Having an outside broadcast makes us sound all professional with a whole bunch of people working for us to make things work; and if you believe that we’ll let you.
You can listen to Ep81 right now by using the built in player to the right of this post, or pick it up from our Spreaker page.
The show is a Flappy Bird free zone people, there is no need to panic…except for Phil getting Duncan on to Cookie Cutter at the end of the show. We’re just pretending the last 10 minutes of the show didn’t happen.
We would also like to point your attention to our very good friends over at xblgamerhub.com who recently had a massive relaunch on the back of the Xbox One. They have a load of tournaments, competitions to win awesome prizes, and they give a great place for you to connect with other like minded Xbox Live gamers. It’s all run by an amazing team and we’re very proud to support them!
So let’s give you all the details of the news stuff Phil and Duncan talked about this week, starting off with the headlines:
Who’d have thought eSRAM would be so talked about? -http://www.nowgamer.com/news/2275103/dev_explains_xbox_one_1080p_struggles_says_ps4_more_of_a_gaming_machine.html
And you too can preorder a goat! - http://www.vg247.com/2014/02/11/goat-simulator-now-available-for-pre-order-internet-rejoices/
The family friendly show that turned out to not be family friendly. (That was Duncan’s fault) Duncan and Phil talk everything gaming, all the weeks news and the debut of the new listener driven weekly section.
Co-Op Mode is your chance to pose any questions, suggestions or thoughts you may have and we’ll do our best to answer them. This weeks went really well so make sure you get involved for next weeks. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for our post every Wednesday to post your questions directly to us!
Dalek In The House
We were joined this week by the fabulous Voice of Sex who contributed to the show with the usual Sex Talks About Apps.
This weeks mammoth list of news goes something like this. We didn’t even get to cover all of it properly but we thought it was worth you knowing this.
Starting off with our headlines, there was various Steam/SteamBox bits and pieces flying around:
Apple get severly boned in court by a bunch of poor parents. Duncan got a bit ranty at this one. Well someone has to keep up the side for Paul:
Nintendo severly cuts it proposed sales figures for WiiU:
Co-Op Mode is where we want you folks to get involved with us and fling questions our way about anything gaming including stuff from the week’s news, gaming gripes and rants etc. We also invite you to send questions specifically for Phil and Duncan or both of them.
We want to open the show up a bit more and let you guys control what happens. Admittedly we may end up regretting this but when we’ve done this in the past we’ve had some great questions and it’s ended up sparking some brilliant conversations.
“How can I get my question to you?” I hear you cry!
Well it’s very simple. Head over to the top post on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/thegamescast/posts/799576946724634) and drop a comment there. If you’re not on Facebook then you can also email your question to email@example.com.
You’ve got until 9:00pm tomorrow night (Friday 17 January) to get them in to us. And if you don’t send us a question, Chuck Norris will want to know why!
2014 has begun and The Games Cast is back. Everything is right with the world again!
Join Phil and Duncan as they take you through their Christmas and New Year gaming expeditions, all the weeks best news (including a Paul-esque rant from Duncan), and important news on the Christmas 2013 Retro Tunes competition!
Dalek Attacks Apps
We were joined this week by the fabulous Voice of Sex who returns with some Electric Six inspired Apps action.
PlayStation Now game-streaming service coming summer 2014 (2015 for Europe) and needs a minimum 5Mb/s connection – http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/7/5284504/sony-playstation-now-gaikai-based-streaming-service-ps-ps2-ps3 - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-01-09-playstation-now-requires-a-5mb-s-connection-for-a-good-experience
Titanfall limited to 6v6 in multiplayer. ‘Net rage ensues – http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/8/5288552/titanfall-anger-misunderstanding
Ever hallucinate after playing a game for a long time? – http://www.gamespot.com/articles/playing-games-can-make-you-hallucinate-study-finds/1100-6417036/
And if no-one gets it right by the time we do the show this evening (Jan. 10th) then it goes up to £90 !
The Retro Tunes competition came back with a bang following the announcement in the Festive Special episode last year. After no-one managed to get the name of the game correct it went upto £80 over the festive period and, if no-one gets it right before tonight’s show, LIVE and ONLINE from 9pm GMT, then it will go up to £90!
It’s time for TGC to kick off the start of 2014 with the return of our weekly live show this Friday, 10 January.
Normal service will be resumed as Phil and Duncan take to the air to go through the week’s news, what we missed over the Christmas and New Year break, Dalek Sex returns once more and a whole plethora of the usual tangents and piss takes. Not forgetting of course the Retro Tunes competition and talk of some other cool things we’ve been involved in.
The chat room will be open for business right here on the site for you to join in with the inevitable Rock, Paper, Scissors, Spock game and get stuck in with the awesome bunch of people who make the chat room what it is every week. Seriously, if you don’t listen live and get in the chat room you’re missing out not only on getting to chat with like-minded weirdos….LISTENERS…I meant listeners… but this week we’re going to try something new.
At the risk of sounding like every other website, we wanted to wish each and every one an amazing Christmas and even more stonking New Year!
Bet you didn’t think you’d see the word “stonking” being used past 1995 but it’s Christmas, lets all go a little crazy!
We put together our 2013 Christmas show, live as always, last Sunday night and it’s available for you to stream or download right now from our Spreaker page.
As always we do what we’ve been playing, talk about the news, Sex TalksAbout Apps, plus we have a superb parody from Mr. Dalek Sex to open the show with. There’s even a parody of our very own to close out the show.* You can find a full list of the stories we talked about in the show notes on that very same link above. Plus the Christmas edition of the Retro Tunes competition has rolled over meaning the prize pot had grown to £80 at the close of the show. That’s £80 you could win in Xbox, PSN, Wii or Steam credit to mention most of the ways we can pay out!
It’s 10:00pm on a Friday night and I’m sat here writing this post because, in the greatest tradition on TGC, it’s all gone a bit south tonight. So there has been no live show to speak of and hence no podcast version to stream or download.
Now don’t despair (except for you sods cheering in the back!) as we are re-scheduling the live broadcast to this Sunday 22 December 2013 at 9:00pm. Yes we’re actually going to start at 9:00pm!
We’ve got loads of gaming chatter, the results of our week long Retro Tunes Christmas competition, Dalek Sex on apps and another awesome parody, and just maybe an extra special audio treat from us to you. Well it wouldn’t be Christmas if we didn’t give out a present of sorts.
Speaking of the Retro Tunes competition, given the delayed recording of episode 76 we’re now extending the entry time to 9:00pm Sunday 22 December as well; and right now the pot is up to a whopping £70. For more info go read the page on our site or listen to episode 75 (go from 66:40 if you just want to pick up the actual piece of music).
We’ll see you Sunday!