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  • A.J. 5:18 am on September 11, 2010 Permalink
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    @zegol @RocGaude Well for me personally, it didn’t hit because I won all of those games.

  • RocGaude 2:54 am on September 11, 2010 Permalink
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    @zegolf The Telltale deal isn’t hitting it’s number because the games aren’t very exciting.

  • zegolf 1:32 am on September 11, 2010 Permalink
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    One more question for the Squadcast. I noticed that the Telltale games sale ends tonight. It’s sitting at 1995 sales. Well short of their “5000 to unlock Sam and Max.”

    Why do you think this happened?

  • zegolf 12:53 am on September 11, 2010 Permalink
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    Wait….you guys aren’t wearing pants?

    I personally think I’m now over my earlier bitchfest. Those guys need to eat, and Whiskey Media is feeding them. Something about not biting the hand that feeds, right?

    I guess the point at which I finally said “whatever” was when I remembered that my boss donates annually to the local public radio station (the ones in the <100 frequencies). I often asked him why he was wasting his money on donating to a radio station. They ran commercials and were paid by advertisers.

    Until this summer, when their annual drive didn't make enough money, and they had to change formats. I guess when you're playing to the fans, you hope the fans give back.

    Someone will backfill the gap that Giant Bomb (probably won't) leaves. Then they'll monetize. Yadda yadda.

    So…about that violence in video games? Yay war?

    I'd be interested to know, for the guys that have kids, whether your attitude changed towards violence in games once you had kids.

    I know for me, personally, I'm not quite sure how I'd feel. Reality sucks, but it's reality. I think the people that are afraid of violence in games (especially war games) are so panicked about it because the violence is getting more and more real. You know what? War sucks, but don't candy-coat it. Maybe exposing people to it will help educate people. Maybe it desensitizes them to it? I'm not sure where I stand on that.


  • RocGaude 4:22 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink
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    OK, if we’re going to do a full episode about violence in video games, be sure to post your questions with the tag “Q&A”.

  • zegolf 10:06 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    With Runic Games saying at PAX what was, essentially, that Torchlight 2 was their Diablo 2, one can make the assumption that the upcoming Torchlight MMO is going to be their WoW. My question is a multi-parter:
    1) What will it take for the Torchlight MMO to take a significant chunk of WoW players away from WoW?
    2) Will you play the Torchlight MMO?
    3) Will anyone every unseat WoW from the top of the MMO charts?

    Oh, also, looks like Sid Meier’s Pirates! is on sale for $6 on direct2drive right now. I think I might be the only person in the world to actually like this game. I can remember playing “Pirates! Gold” on the Sega Genesis “back in the day” and the remake was a great game. I’m probably going to pick that up, but I wanted to see if anyone else had ever enjoyed this lesser-known Sid Meier game.

  • iscariot83 6:10 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    I’ve got Cryostasis on my pile of shame already, but I may have to add Amnesia as well…it keeps popping up in discussions ’round the web. I may need a break from the genre though – I just finished Alan Wake tonight, and I feel like they really missed a great opportunity for a good horror themed game. The setting and aesthetics are some of the best I’ve ever seen – I love the realistic small town setting and the dark woods that have you literally jumping at shadows – but 90% of the game is nothing more than grinding through a repetitive 3rd person shooter and occasionally solving puzzles by pressing ‘A’ near some sort of puzzle-solving machine. There’s some great moments to be had, but they were surrounded by too much padding to really keep me all that engaged.

    As for podcast questions – Today Giant Bomb/Whiskey media announced a new paid membership plan. I’ve actually been surprised at how enthusiastic a lot of their users are about paying a subscription, and yet Microsoft can’t raise their Live rates by 80 cents per month without universal backlash. I’d be interested to hear some thoughts on why reactions are so different. Familiarity with the staff? Access for non-payers? Fierce indie pride? Also, regardless of all that, how many of you actually see yourself buying a subscription?

  • zegolf 3:29 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    I thought Pete had, at one point in time or another, established a Squad Formspring.me account? Thought maybe that might be better so as to not clutter the general squad discussion with lighting round-esque questions.


  • feenwager 3:23 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    @zegolf @rocgaude Great idea. If anyone wants stuff answered, fire away. Also, if you’d like a certain member of the show to answer, specify that too.

    Try to stick with “lightning round” type of stuff, unless you think you’ve got an idea for a whole episode. We’re building a list of those too.

  • Jeff Grubb 2:40 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    Michael Pachter said at PAX that games journalism is bad because it is not enough like People magazine…

    Agree/disagree? What does the squadcast think is wrong with games journalism?

  • RocGaude 2:35 am on September 9, 2010 Permalink
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    @zegolf Great idea.

    Hey everybody…got a question you’d like us to answer on the podcast? Post it here and tag it “Q&A”.

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