Hey Happy 2012 Kal’s Den is back and in this episode I get to talk with Yak and Gespenst from Yakcast They visit to tell me tales from the Darkside, IE Star Wars the Old Republic mmo, and why I should join the dark side (they have cookies!) Also I talk about what I’ve been up to lately with my writing and joining Manga Raiders. Which is a fun site that I’ve been able to show case my writing talents at and hope to one day become a full fledged manga writer. All that along with my normal segments of weird gaming news, and a rant on peace or war in mmo’s during my Arm Chair developer segment it should be a fun show. I have a brief take on Newbs as well considering everyone in gaming starts out as one why its lame to make it such an issue hence the title 99 problems but a newb ain’t one.
Weird news (with links):
Intel Ultrabook video instead of demo: Why I think its lame that they are trying to convince gamers that their Ultrabook can handle games but don’t have the balls to show it in real time using a pre recorded video instead. Ultra snafu
Can’t find love or have social skills of a noob, 3DS has a solution: Virtual girlfriend who you can even take on real world dates! Take your virtual girlfriend on a real date(sadly this is a serious article).
Gaming research company predicting that soon every one in the family will be reaching for that console. Research says Age Ain’t nothing but a number with gaming now
Video war games linked to a US prisoner in Iran: Seems that a major Financial backer for some war type video games where you can assassinate world leaders is a major US terrorist currently doing jail time. Video game maker linked to prisoner in Iran
I also give a take on the SOPA for those of you who don’t know what that is Google it and seriously the more you know the better. We cannot allow this kind of legislature to pass, the internet is the one free zone we have left and if the government and big business have their way it wont be for much longer.
The Armchair developer- I tackle on how using peaceful tactics to appease your player base may not be as lucrative as letting them have at each other. Oh yeah full on war baby they will be too busy fighting amongst each other while you count the profits!
Interview with Yak and Gespenst: I had a blast talking with them about SWTOR and the many reasons I should join up it was very fun and informative.
0:00-15:17- Intro talk about newbs and what I’ve been up to
15:18-14:42- Weird News
14:43-25:12- Armchair Developer
25:13-1:48:05- Yak and Gespenst interview
1:49:00-1:56:42- Close with shout outs
Now onto the show:
Show run time: 1hr 56 min 42 sec