Episode 85 – Strange Days

We tackle Stargate Worlds, OnLive, Darkfall and mmorrrre.

00:00:00 – Intro
00:07:02 – What We’ve Been Playing
00:22:14 – Listener Mail
00:32:41 – The Week in Gaming
01:00:25 – Blog-O-Steria
01:08:52 – Outro

Show Notes:

The Spice Must Flow! Enforcers of Dune: Frank Herbert Estate Targets Dune Roleplayers In Second Life.
COH : Issue 14 is live!
Stargate TV Producer casts doubt on Stargate Worlds

Warhammer’s First Legit City Capture
Darkfall claims “2000 characters involved in battle in the same area.” I claim bullshit.
Kill…errrr, I mean save baby seals in WoW
One for me and one for my nerd homey…
The Secret World is not a secret anymore.

Suck it up. – (via Cuppycake)

Musical Interludes:

01 – Prince – Gett Off
02 – Buffalo Tom – Lolly, Lolly, Lolly, Get Your Adverbs Here
03 – Beck – Loser
04 – John Denver – Thank God I’m a Country Boy
05 – Queen – Bicycle Race
06 – Bonnie Tyler – I Need a Hero
07 – Gnarls Barkley – Would Be Killer
08 – 311 – Grassroots
09 – Blondie – Rapture
10 – KC and the Sunshine Band – Boogie Man
11 – The Human League – Human

4 Comments to Episode 85 – Strange Days

  1. Saylah's Gravatar Saylah
    April 14, 2009 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to Mark on the baby! General comment is that Noah’s voice is consistently lower and when I adjust the volume louder to hear him clearly, the musical interludes burst my ear drums.

    I had a credit card like Mark mentioned years ago where every time I tried using the card myself it was flagged as suspicious. I called a few times to see if the detection could be tweaked and they told me know so I cut the card in pieces and chucked it in the trash. Decent warning systems are great. I’ve had one prevent a purchase when I’d left a card in a store once. But the kind that prevent me from using the card rendering me having it pointless.

    I don’t think the technology is at a point where the performance and cost of OnLive is feasible. I work for a Fortune 100 company that has implemented virtual desktops globally to cut down on cost of maintaining all the VPNs. I also worked for a technology company a few years back that tried to have Citrix-like connections to run graphical software on a central server instead of installing on local clients and upgrading the desktops with the RAM and graphics cards required. Neither of these scenarios produced reliable connections and acceptable performance. I use the virtual desktop now only if/when I’m f’n desperate. If I need something on a work server and am not at home with my work issued PC or don’t have my laptop. I can connect using any PC that has internet access but it suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks.

    Good show.

  2. Sentack's Gravatar Sentack
    April 15, 2009 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Hey guys, about the Dune lawsuit. I hear when it comes to intellectual property, it sounds like there’s a legal presidence where if you let people use your copyrighted material, you’ll eventually lose the copyright, and thus the ability to charge people for your material, making it public domain. So when someone goes after role-players like this, it’s so some other random company can’t go and then steal the license and make their own crap for profit and claim that the IP is public domain.

    Just blame the stupid legal system and lawyers. It’s all about the stupid lawyers.

  3. April 16, 2009 at 6:55 pm | Permalink

    Nifty audio trivia… Jason, in general, has a super loud, booming voice, no matter the scenario (RL or recording). He must have huge lungs or something. I’m usually soft spoken but I laugh loudly, so Mark always sets the audio up to account for my laughter spikes, but not my quieter speech. And then Mark usually adjusts his voice so it’s louder than both Jason and I because he loves to hear his words above all else. haha

    As the newest editor of the episodes, Jason has the cards stacked against him. Maybe I’ll just start doing megaphone voice all the time and NOT laughing at all, and it’ll all be even. My cohosts have already detected some of my electrical cylon qualities during recent recording sessions, so perhaps it’s just time to embrace my robotic essence in every way. BY YOUR COMMAND…

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