Test Run Episode 5: A Game Console For The 99%

OMG guys are you super psyched for the Ouya!??!!?! It’s not even here yet and it’s already changed our lives; we’ve switched over to Maximum Strength Alka Seltzer to deal with the extra heartburn all of these new fanboys are giving us.

Episode 5: A Game Console For The 99%

There is definitely no room for a second analog stick in that gaping chasm on the right.

Today we start things off by talking about the Steam Summer Sale before jumping into a random assortment of news from the past week:

3:30 “Recent Gaming News” – Opining on recent happenings in the video game world.

  • IGN is super excited that Resident Evil 6 has spider nudity.
  • Square Enix thinks that the current console generation has lasted way too long.
  • The Old Republic continues to bleed out goes free to play.
  • NEVER try to scam Chinese arcades.
  • Nintendo says that their new super-sized 3DS-XL is too small for a second analog stick.
  • How Digg lost it all.

20:30 “The Worst Thing That Ever Happened To Us (This Week)” – The Ouya isn’t the problem (but you people are).

32:20 “LET’S TALK ABOUT GAMES!” – Discussing Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion and the modding scene.

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Feel free to discuss the podcast and give us some feedback in the comments below. If you’re interesting enough then we might even talk about you next Monday when we release a brand new episode.

Ben Mallahan
For as much as Ben talks about loathing gaming culture, he sure spends a lot of time in the thick of it. In addition to producing many different shorts and even spec pilots about videogames over the years, his favorite hobby is developing online games. After having some unexpected success with his indie MORPG NEStalgia, much of Ben’s free time is now spent running his very own gaming community.

About Ben Mallahan

For as much as Ben talks about loathing gaming culture, he sure spends a lot of time in the thick of it. In addition to producing many different shorts and even spec pilots about videogames over the years, his favorite hobby is developing online games. After having some unexpected success with his indie MORPG NEStalgia, much of Ben’s free time is now spent running his very own gaming community.