Here we are again infecting your brains like the brain parasites from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn. You have returned to the podcast that is banned by the Geneva Convention and was used in Guantanamo as a form of psychological torture. Welcome back.
We have some small talk about the things that have been going on in our lives. Rhett’s been playing Dark Souls and the university has started again. Jason hasn’t been gaming recently, but looks forward to playing Wasteland 2 when it comes out. However, you didn’t come here to hear about us.
Chance starts out strong in his email. He enthuses about Phineas and Ferb and looks forward to seeing the Star Wars episode, when he can. Internet top ten lists are a favorite of his (ours too). We will definitely be bringing more to the podcast in the future. He does give us a bit of a chewing out over the student athletes getting paid for the likeness in games. Our opinion is that students should be at the university first for academics and second for athletics. IF the order is changed there’s something very wrong with colleges and college sports. Chance has also decided that maybe, just maybe there wasn’t a conspiracy around the 9/11 attacks, and as soon as someone tells me the name of the video I’ll post it. What else can I say? Chance’s wife is handling his finances, which is pretty normal (I wouldn’t trust him with money. He’d just spend it on games). He is lusting after the new 3DS and the GCW Zero handheld, which is understandable. And he flips a coin and Ellen Ripley wins in his opinion. Also, manish women creep him out.
Rhett then turns our attention to several new developments. Layoffs hit Nintendo Europe. They layoff 320 people. Seems a little disappointing you hear about thousands of layoffs and Nintendo just lays off 320 people, a little underwhelming. The creator of Oculus Rift says that VR is not mainstream and won’t be for at least 5 more years. The Google/Twitch deal falls through and Amazon swoops in and buys Twitch. Seems that Google was a little worried about antitrust laws. The new Piracy Czar is a former entertainment lawyer. Australia is suing Valve. Not someone in Australia, the whole country is suing Valve. The dentist who was charge in conjunction with Leland Yee has died. He supposedly set up arms deals. Eve Online fired 2 execs and closes one of its offices in San Francisco. GOG is now offering DRM free movies. Best Buy is predicting slow sales in the upcoming holiday season. Lizard Group that claimed responsibility for the DDOS attack that shut down Blizzard, Xbox Live, and Playstation Network lied about their involvement and the called in a bomb threat on a plane. Brand loyalty not an issue in the current console war. Italian researchers are using the WII balance board to help MS patients. The Mirror is claiming that Call of Duty is being used to recruit jihadists.
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