Episode 28 – Gigglegibber Goblin Gambling Goodness

Rumors abound and Jason, Noah and Mark discuss KOTOR Online, Age of Conan and Warhammer Online.

00:00:00 Introductions
00:03:42 What We’re Playing
00:20:23 The Week in Gaming
00:56:00 Ending Comments

13 Comments to Episode 28 – Gigglegibber Goblin Gambling Goodness

  1. February 12, 2008 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Nice dig on Vanguard during the opening. Sadly, I did purchase the game and played 2 different tunes up to level 17 and 20. I think sucktacular sums up the one year anniversary pretty well. Do you guys remember how their graphics engine was rendering everything, even off screen objects!? Don’t even get me started on their crafting system! Of course, I bought WOW too and quickly realized what WOW stands for…Wow! I’m playing with little kids, lions and tigers and bears, oh no! Don’t get me wrong, I’m not hatin’ on the game, but it seems to me that of the 2.5 million US accounts, 99% are between the ages of 13 and 23. I quickly tired of that, but I admire any adult gamer who can overlook that and still enjoy what is basically solid game play. I no longer have the patience for it. So far ( listened to half on the way to work) your latest podcast is the funniest one yet, but what’s up with the movie music? I keep expecting to see a ninja jump out of my iPod!

  2. February 12, 2008 at 1:11 pm | Permalink


    The movie music? Oh! If you’re talking about the crazy funk immediately after the intro…well, it’s not from a movie. It is from a short-lived television series that ran from 1975-1977.

    I’ll give you three guesses as to what that was.

    As far as Vanguard goes…I’m actually considering giving it a shot again since we tend to bash it so much. I haven’t been back there since playing it for a short time in beta and I hear that the improvements have made it into a decent experience.

    Thanks for listening and don’t let the ninjas get ya!

  3. February 12, 2008 at 1:23 pm | Permalink

    Well, yeah, I heard the Shaft music too, but there was a couple of Dramatic movie-type musical interludes as well. As far as Vanguard, I would be interested to hear about the improvements. I still haven’t removed the 18.7 GB worth of game yet just in case I want to dive in again. (I purchased it via electronic download) I have been going back periodically and so far the game has remained glitchy. I last tried at the end of December 2007. Let me know if it looks better now. In fairness to the game I did really like the artwork and the landscapes, but I hated the way the characters moved. My favorite class in that game so far has been the Monk. I really like the monk starting area too. Give that a shot if you try it. I’m always on the lookout for Ninjas!

  4. February 12, 2008 at 6:00 pm | Permalink


    Heheh…nope, the intro part wasn’t from Shaft. It’s funky like it, but not nearly as cool. :)

    Dammit Mark! I knew you threw in a few segments of Castlevania in there. Best…game…ever…

  5. February 12, 2008 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Damn! I’ll have to listen again more closely! At least I was close. All right, give me a clue at least!
    Mark, that’s funny, I was thinking the same thing when I was downloading Vanguard! What a disappointment! Isn’t it funny how EQ2 is about 5 gigs, but runs so much better. Go figure! I am trying to come up with a free to play MMO for you guys but that’s a tough one. Every single free-to-play mmo that I have ever played sucked worse than The Nokia N-Gage with no battery power and a broken screen. Thanks for reminding me about the EQ2 Goblin lottery by the way. I’ll have to see what the plat us up to on the Bazaar server. Good night, I’m off to battle the subway Mobs. There’s a new named that should give me a ton of AA when I throw him on the tracks!

  6. February 12, 2008 at 10:47 pm | Permalink

    Here’s a hint…along with a tasty bit of geeky trivia so Jim will know the full power of my Star Trek geekdom. Don’t mess with the bull or you’ll get the phaser punk.

    The lead actor in this short-lived syndicated TV series was actually Gene Roddenberry’s first choice as Mr. Spock, but the role went to Leonard Nimoy.

    I’ll wager twenty thousand Quatloos that you won’t get it.

    Oh snap. Another geeky Star Trek reference. I’m on a roll.

  7. February 12, 2008 at 11:29 pm | Permalink

    Ah, sir. I will see your twenty thousand Quatloos and raise you another fifty thousand! Your Star Trek Geekdom shakes in the presence of my own! By the age of 10, I was one of the largest Star Trek fans and the owner of a tattered, well read copy of the Making of Star Trek. You refer , of course, to Martin Landau and Space 1999 that was filmed in England between 1975 and 1977. Martin was not actually Gene Roddenberry’s first choice for Spock. Leonard Nimoy was always his first choice, but he did seriously consider Mr. Landau for the role. Martin was quite busy at the time, Leonard agreed to take the role first and Gene stayed with him. You can read Gene’s words (1986 Interview) for yourself in “The Star Trek Interview Book” by Allen Asherman, an excellent book for any Star Trek fan interested in how the show came to be. I’ll be contacting to collect my Quatloos!

  8. February 12, 2008 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    One minor correction: My current EQ2 install including several expansions is 7.7 GB

  9. February 13, 2008 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Bahahah! Awesome! I’ve been pwnd by a bigger Star Trek geek than I.

    I am not worthy. I bow before your geekdom.

  10. February 17, 2008 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    What’s not to like about green women in bikinis and mini-skirts? I can never have enough!

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