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Series 3, Episode 7 - OnLive, Game Testing and Team Fortress 2

Posted on 7th Sep 2009 at 17:36 by Podcast with 15 comments

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In the third gaming-only CustomPC and bit-tech podcast we talk about the theory behind OnLive, Sony's new PlayStation 3 reality TV show 'The Tester' and the controversies that have broken out around Valve's new anti-cheat measures in Team Fortress 2.

Moving on from that we recap on what we've all been up to lately, from playing with the Novint Falcon to taking a look at the much-delayed Battlefield 2 patch.

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On top of all that we discuss what the difference is between someone who delivers packages and someone who cooks curry for a living, why wolves are exciting and why we should never record a podcast before lunch. Alex and Joe also narrowly avoid coming to blows when discussing The Beatles: Rock Band.

We've also got all the usual prizes and competitions, plus we're asking you all for questions and ideas to be featured in the next gaming podcast - so send your queries to Podcast-at-CustomPC-dot-co.uk, or simply drop them in the comments thread if you haven't got the hang of all this 'email' malarkey just yet.

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Radical_Monkey 7th September 2009, 20:06 Quote
Forgive me if im wrong but shouldnt have this weeks podcast been the Hardware one?
Bindibadgi 7th September 2009, 20:09 Quote
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Originally Posted by Radical_Monkey
Forgive me if im wrong but shouldnt have this weeks podcast been the Hardware one?

I think no one in hardware had time given the launch of certain products this week.
CardJoe 7th September 2009, 21:02 Quote
I think last week was the supposed to be hardware, this week gaming. Don't ask me. I only do the gaming ones - the others can take care of themselves :p
[PUNK] crompers 7th September 2009, 22:02 Quote
regardless its another good'n, thanks fellas
Radical_Monkey 7th September 2009, 22:06 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bindibadgi
Quote:
Originally Posted by Radical_Monkey
Forgive me if im wrong but shouldnt have this weeks podcast been the Hardware one?

I think no one in hardware had time given the launch of certain products this week.

Ah right cool! Great podcast none the less guys! As always :)
CardJoe 7th September 2009, 23:02 Quote
AHA! Lamarr the headcrab is named after Hedy Lamar, the inventor of frequency hopping.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hedy_Lamarr
Red 5 7th September 2009, 23:16 Quote
Sifter3000 7th September 2009, 23:34 Quote
And to prove that the Beatles helped medical science: http://thedecisiontree.com/blog/?p=265 (it's CAT scans/MRIs EMI developed, not X-Rays or whatever I originally said in the podcast)
Bauul 8th September 2009, 11:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by Red 5
http://img38.imageshack.us/img38/83/hkrip.jpg

Hedley!

Lol, I KNEW I knew that name from somewhere!

And did I hear the beginnings of a Dylan Moran joke in there...?
TheOnlyOneHeFears 8th September 2009, 22:18 Quote
Zeno Clash is quite possibly the most surreal/bizzare/brilliant game I've ever played, much appreciated guys! ;) (was I the only entry last week, or did I get the luck of the hat? :p)

And no Mark, I'm not a hobbit, although that comment did make me laugh
CardJoe 8th September 2009, 23:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by TheOnlyOneHeFears
Zeno Clash is quite possibly the most surreal/bizzare/brilliant game I've ever played, much appreciated guys! ;) (was I the only entry last week, or did I get the luck of the hat? :p)

And no Mark, I'm not a hobbit, although that comment did make me laugh

You do make your own Hopcroft beer though, right?

You are sending us some for us to review, right?

Along with cheesecake, right?

You weren't the only entry and glad you enjoyed the game!
I wasn't joking about the beer and cheesecake
TheOnlyOneHeFears 9th September 2009, 08:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
You do make your own Hopcroft beer though, right?

You are sending us some for us to review, right?

Along with cheesecake, right?

You weren't the only entry and glad you enjoyed the game!
I wasn't joking about the beer and cheesecake

Two kegs of finest Hopcroft beer are already in the post, along with some quality cheesecake for your delectation! ;)

Actually, in all seriousness, they have a home brewery section where I work, maybe I should check it out
Cutter McJ1b 9th September 2009, 10:51 Quote
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Originally Posted by TheOnlyOneHeFears
Zeno Clash is quite possibly the most surreal/bizzare/brilliant game I've ever played, much appreciated guys! ;) (was I the only entry last week, or did I get the luck of the hat? :p)

And no Mark, I'm not a hobbit, although that comment did make me laugh

:D

Congrats mate =)
Dreaming 9th September 2009, 13:44 Quote
Another nice podcast, I am really enjoying these. One question for next time (I will email it to you later):

In a recent blog post you recommended "Games to play with your children" but as one honest poster pointed out, when we were young we all played Doom, didn't we? What's not graphic and violent about that? Or Duke Nukem, even. Even a Diablo 3 developer recently admitted that he had shown the game to his 7 year old daughter, because he wants her to see what he does at work.

So; did you ever play 18 rated games when you were below that age when you were younger? Do you think that they have adversely affected you or it's a load of molly coddling nonsense? What is your opinion on the issue of what games are appropriate for children of what ages?
CardJoe 10th September 2009, 11:15 Quote
Will discuss :)

Any more questions or topics, chuck them in here or send them to me or the official podcast address.
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