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95 minutes | Sep 2, 2013
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 5-24:
Greetings Friends in Obscurity! ZOMGWTFBBQ DareDevil is Batman! We talk about that shocker, and the shocker that Nintendo are losing a D to release the 2DS. We hear about a Lego MMO, Guild War's 1st birthday, and ask are we going to see a return to AAA MMO subscriptions? Elder Scrolls and Wyldstar's new pricing model. Muse of LoL female character bans in Iran, geekery delivered to your door back home, and dig through some potential BS about the new WoW expansion! Have at it folks!: News Highlights Raz Elder Scrolls online to have real-money shop /and/ subscription http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/08/the-elder-scrolls-online-to-include-real-money-shop-atop-subscription/ Leaked WoW expansion details, could it be? http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9753835876 Female LoL characters blocked form tornament http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/08/28/government-bans-female-league-of-legends-characters-at-iranian-t/ Affleck to play batman? http://majorspoilers.com/2013/08/27/comics-portal-ben-affleck-batman/ GW2 1st birthday http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/08/28/guild-wars-2s-first-birthday-by-the-numbers/ Lego minifigures http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/08/29/funcom-announces-lego-minifigures-online/ Sil Nerd block and Loot Crate: the boxes for nerds: http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2013/08/18/nerd-block-a-monthly-mystery-gift-box-for-the-geeky-set/ & https://www.lootcrate.com/ Nintendo releases 2ds http://www.geeksaresexy.net/2013/08/28/nintendo-flattens-out-the-3ds/ Talking Point for the week Next Week: If you could make one change, to one piece of famous/cult Sci Fi, what would it be? Hello Obscurecast! Basically Wildstar has a Buy-to-Play entry fee with a modified monthly fee. I like Wildstar's option of purchasing play time with in-game currency but my biggest concern would be inflation. Carbine will have to rigorously monitor the in-game economy to fend off bugs (ex. duping), botting, and hacking (compromised accounts), as well as natural in-game inflation (rising quest rewards, Auction House/economy gurus, dailies). Keep up the great podcast! Thanks, Gabriel Competition! Design a new slogan for Obscurecast to close out its new shows on - Win XCom (via Steam) (thanks to Dawnforge for donating) Moment of Obscurity? Raz: Monopoly drops the iron, internet chose a cat http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2013/08/new-monopoly-cat-board-piece-review-me-ow/ Give us a shout out and review on
61 minutes | Aug 26, 2013
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 5-23: Down with the Kidz the Monkeyz and the Scottish!
Welcome back folks! After some serious technical difficulties (it's seriously hard to record without headphones or a microphone) Sil and Raz are back to talk Wildstar! Star Citizen! PS4! girls in top hats kicking ass! We also ask if MMOs need to be made 'less addictive' or be legislated against... just in time for ALL THE NEWS to come out of World of Warcraft and - of course, Hearthstone! Also: don't miss your chance to win a copy of XCOM enemy unknown just for writing us a slogan! News Highlights Raz Wildstar price model announced http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/08/19/wildstar-announces-hybrid-business-model-and-new-2014-release-wi Star Citizen doing well http://www.gamebreaker.tv/pc-games/star-citizen-gets-15-million/ do we need “less addictive” MMOs? http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/126613-Reseachers-Call-For-Less-Addictive-MMOs Zatanna coming to Injustice http://majorspoilers.com/2013/08/09/video-games-injustice-gets-zatanna/?fb_source=pubv1 Next WoW Expansion going to level 100? Legendaries to last till the next expansion http://www.alternative-blog.net/2013/08/worth-fighting-for_9.html WoW 5.4 date released http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/the-siege-of-orgrimmar-date-announced/ The Dark Below a hoax? http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/9678948282 http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/08/14/the-dark-below-is-likely-a-hoax/ Hearthstone beta is out, filthy europeans not allowed - people being naughty http://wow.joystiq.com/2013/08/19/step-into-the-hearthstone-arena/ PS4 release date http://www.joystiq.com/2013/08/20/ps4-launch-date-november-15/ Competition! Design a new slogan for Obscurecast to close out its new shows on - Win XCom (via Steam) (thanks to Dawnforge for donating) Give us a shout out and review on iTunes! Tweet us do! Razerbug @rzbg Damarai @_damarai Sil @McMonkeyz - www.girlsgonewow.net or antlergirl.wordpress.com @obscurecast Intro music was Decimal Places by I Concur.
73 minutes | Aug 5, 2013
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 5-22: Shia LaBluerrrrrgh
Hello friends Welcome to Episode 22 of Season 5! Sil and Razer talk hardware, a new Naga mouse, failing sails of the Wii U and failing downloads of ... anything OUYA related. Then they swing round to the small screen for new of Star Wars Rebels TV show and The Flash coming to Arrow. We hear a whole slew of news out of Blizzard, including that Blizzard is now an "indy" developer again!? Finally the voice of the Obscuredience talks about the WORST super hero movies of all time... and what is going on with Megan Fox's thumbs?! News Highlights Raz Blizz says no to Vivendi, becomes an ‘indie’ again http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07/26/activision-blizzard-goes-indie-after-ceo-kotick-buys-back-the-co/ Neil Gaiman making a move into video games http://www.pcgamesn.com/indie/wayward-manor-sees-writer-neil-gaiman-make-jump-games No one buying Ouya games http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/22/4547000/ouya-gamers-reportedly-sticking-with-free-games The Flash coming to TV on Arrow - using TV to introduce the JLA instead of films? http://majorspoilers.com/2013/07/30/television-the-flash-headed-to-the-small-screen/#more-216657 Star Wars gets new animated series http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-celebration-europe-2013-star-wars-rebels-logo-art-and-details-revealed.html Razer Naga redesigned http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07/30/razer-unveils-redesigned-naga-mmo-mouse/ Wii U being outsold by it’s older brother 1http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/07/wii-u-hardware-and-software-sales-continue-to-go-nowhere-fast/ Titan won’t be subscription based http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/blizzards-titan-looking-at-a-f2p-model/ Sil Blade & Soul and bikini’s? http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07/31/blade-and-soul-introduces-swimsuits-with-a-hefty-price-tag/ Player designes weapons in Aion http://massively.joystiq.com/2013/07/31/player-designed-weapons-arrive-in-aion/ New Mortal Kombat game in the making? http://www.gamebreaker.tv/pc-games/new-mortal-kombat-game-incoming/ Wow may improve your social skills http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/playing-world-of-warcraft-may-improve-your-social-skills/ Competition! Design a new slogan for Obscurecast to close out its new shows on - Win XCom (via Steam) (thanks to Dawnforge for donating) Talking Point for the week worst comic book film and why? Irrelevant Guy @obscurecast @RzBg Spider-Man 3. There was nothing remotely right about the choices made toward Venom and
76 minutes | Apr 22, 2013
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 5-11: “Ship just got real!”
Hello and welcome to episode 11 of the 5th series of Obscurecast! It all gets a little tights and spandex (steady!) in this weeks Obscurecast as we talk all sorts of superheroics, from the return of Heroes, to Deadpool, Injustice for the WiiU (literally) , and the latest from The Goddamn Batman! We also talk aboutWorld of Warcraft callendar spam... how EA are pulling some of our favourite Facebook games (seriously it's like they're going for and achievement in asshat-arrey last few months) and how 2013 is the year of the 3DS! Also, Razerbug finally sold out and got an iThing, iTunes - the super complicated way (as Sil points out) - and he'd love to see new 5 star reviews in the UK store from iListeners to show it was all worth while! Notes and show are after the break, what are you waiting for?! Raz Black Mask big bad of Batman Arkham Origins http://multiplayerblog.mtv.com/2013/04/16/black-mask-revealed-to-be-the-big-bad-in-batman-arkham-origins-wait-who/ WildStar deals with Beta leaks like it aint no ‘thang http://www.gamebreaker.tv/mmorpg/carbine-responds-to-wildstar-leaks/ EA shutting down Facebook games http://www.geeknewscentral.com/2013/04/16/ea-is-retiring-some-facebook-games/ Is Microsoft bringing back Heroes TV series? http://tvline.com/2013/04/17/heroes-relaunch-msn-xbox/ Injustice JLA game has an App, http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/04/injustice-ios-out-now/ Dosnt’ work with Wii U http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/17/injustice-gods-among-us-wii-u-doesnt-support-ios-app/ Sil spammers fill up WoW callendars http://www.reddit.com/r/wow/comments/1cb2im/calendar_spam/ here’s how to fix it http://www.elvinelol.com/forums/showthread.php?663 Deadpool soon to be in pre-order http://www.joystiq.com/2013/04/17/deadpool-comes-alive-june-25/#continued ' NIntendo 3ds will ‘really take off’ in 2013 http://uk.gamespot.com/news/nintendo-3ds-will-really-take-off-in-2013-6407176 Talking Point for the week this weeks topic: Which game that you looked forward to, was the biggest disappointment in your life? How come? NEXT WEEK: Which game have you been addicted to for the longest time and why did you keep playing it? Obscurebag: James on Facebook: this might be a bit controversial, and I'll disclaimer this by saying most of this is my own fault for expecting the game in question to be some sort of electronic MMO Messiah come to save us all (yeah, I got a little too hyped up)
97 minutes | Feb 25, 2013
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 5-4: Sil’s Rant Pants!
Hello Obscuronauts one and all! Seasons 5 continues with Episode 4, in which we talk about ALL THE THINGS, from comics to pc hardware, Preview peeks at Playstations, Warcraft, Warhammer, and of course, Video Games! Sil gets her rant-pant's seriously in a twist over Aliens: Colonial Marines (at the klaxon, skip ahead to around 00:10:32 to avoid spoilers!) And we go through all your letters, tweets, and comments of a BookFace origins! Geekys News Highlights Raz PS4 news, Diablo on consoles http://techcrunch.com/2013/02/20/playstation-4-sony-tired-strategy/ http://i.wow.joystiq.com/2013/02/20/diablo-3-coming-to-the-playstation-3-and-playstation-4/ http://www.valvesoftware.com/news/ Steam now avaialble on Linux WiiU sales poor, gaming sales down 13% http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/122149-NPD-Numbers-for-January-Xbox-360-Up-Wii-U-Down http://www.mmo-champion.com/content/3132-BlizzCon-2013-Storms-Anaheim-November-8?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter Blizzcon gets a date! + will we see 5.2 patch in 5 days time? Sil UK Chart: Aliens: Colonial Marines the biggest launch of 2013 so far http://uk.gamespot.com/news/uk-chart-aliens-colonial-marines-the-biggest-launch-of-2013-so-far-6404055 Realm works streamlined rpg campaign tools on kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/610004753/realm-works-streamlined-rpg-campaign-tools New Chaos Deamon models http://www.belloflostsouls.net/2013/02/news-chaos-daemon-minis-ho.html Dam (wielding the Dam-Hammer!) PC hardware Comics Audible ad Talking Point for the week (talking point and any reader feedback) Ideas for this weeks topic: Raz: “what do you think of the PS4 announcement, will you be getting one?” Dam: Sil: How much are we letting ourselves get influenced by game reviews? Obscurebag: James: I think you just confirmed your place as my perfect geekery podcast. Since you mentioned pen and paper rpg's, what tabletop rpg's have you enjoyed. And which have you wanted to try and never got around to. Barefootwanderer (he of the red dwarf acronym quote from a few months back) Hi Obscurecast! It's good to hear you back on the virtual airwaves! I just wanted to chip in to the topics you asked about: Ouya: Odd name. I associate Steam products exclusively with PC-gaming, so making the leap to a console would be a big one. If you could play Steam products you already own a license to on the Ouya, I could see this being perfect for games you enjoy
53 minutes | Feb 3, 2013
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 5-2: Take 2… Tribute
Hello once again Ladies and Gentlefolk This weeks episode doesn't actually sound anything like episode 2 at all! No! This is just a Tribute... Thanks to recording failures, Sil and I happily chatted about our gaming and take on this weeks news, going on on several geeky moments of obscurity, and touching on the notes below in detail, non of which recorded... So that we still had a show for you fine folks this week, we got the whole gang together this time, (yay!) and went over some of what we covered before, and got the fresh perspective of Damarai. Something we didn't mention in the tribute show was the new Director on board to direct the Warcraft movie... if it is ever going to get made, it looks like it's in the best shape it has been, so lets see what they can do with it... Raz Guns and violent video games http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/29/vice-president-biden-reiterates-need-to-research-violent-video-g/ -- more http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxQAOnIsLVg Sim City trailer accounces DDelux packs/Euro love http://www.joystiq.com/2013/01/29/simcitys-euro-sets-teased-in-trailer-mac-version-planned-for-s/ Women in the games industry http://bostonglobe.com/business/2013/01/27/women-remain-outsiders-video-game-industry/275JKqy3rFylT7TxgPmO3K/story.html Warcraft movie gets new director http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/warcraft-movie-lands-source-code-416956 Sil Tera free to play on Feb 5 http://tera-europe.com/en/home/news/article/f2p-launch-date-tuesday-5th-of-february-2013.html Swtor expansion Rise of the Hutt Cartel to release in Spring 2013 http://www.swtor.com/rothc Dam (wielding the Dam-Hammer!) http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/02/01/top-tf2-item-makers-making-500k-a-year-we-cannot-compete-with-our-customers/ http://www.planetside2.com/roadmap Talking Point for the week What are our goals in gaming for 2013? Obscurebag: @anglerud @obscurecast @rzbg games I'm playing, Rocksmith! Looking forward to: more songs in Rocksmith. Also, I'm in ur bass, plucking ur strings. Welcome back! I don't play many games (no funds) but I like hearing gamers who are having fun discuss them like you do. I didn't hear about the changes to SWTOR's F2P features, thanks for that info! Are any of you interested in checking out Age of Wushu or Marvel Heroes? Both are in closed beta and they seem to offer very different styles of MMO. I don't know if AoW will really hold my interest but Marvel Heroes' action-RPG style
68 minutes | Oct 7, 2012
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 4-25: “Dr Whooves”
Welcome, welcome! To The Obscurecast Episode 25 of Season 4. We're back after a short but unavoidable break, and with a new and improved recipe! Sil, Damarai and Razerbug bring you their week in gaming, and the top gaming news that has caught their eye, Sil and Razer talk WoW, WoW , and WoW isn't cool any more...? - and throw in the latest from The EuroGamer Expo some Secret World and DragonAge 3 news, while Damarai wields his new weapon of choice, The Dam-Hammer, against the forces of chuffin' nonsense coming out of Ubisoft this week. Then we take on the Talking Point: What IP that isn’t a game do we think would make a great one, or what game IP do we think could be a good MMO? Delve into The Obscurebag, and introduce... NEXT WEEKS TALKING POINT: Should new mmo’s be free to play from the start in order to succeed? let us know what you think about any of our talking points at the contact info down at the bottom! Notes: Raz Eurogamer Expo, hands on with new Sim City, Tomb Raider, ect http://www.eurogamer.net/games/simcity-2013 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=yWLClUwAHGc WoW isn’t “cool” any more - sales figures might not agree http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2012/09/mists-of-pandaria 2.7 Million copies of MoP sold, WoW passes 10M Subscribers - http://bit.ly/QJufaM ” TSW killed off unfairly - not F2P any-time soon! http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-10-02-the-secret-world-post-mortem-no-its-not-going-free-to-play-any-time-soon Sil TSW Issue 3: http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/update_notes_issue_3_the_cat_god_game_update_1_3 Google authenticator for GW2: http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/09/21/arenanet-google-authenticator-guild-wars-2-account-security/ Dragon Age 3 announced: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/bioware-confirms-development-of-dragon-age-3-inquisition-8151911.html Dam Ubisoft, $60 games and micro-transactions http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/10/01/ubisoft-microtransaction-full-game/ More Ubisoft - http://www.zam.com/story.html?story=30475 Obscurebag: Gabriel says: Hello Obscurecast, In response to the facebook post: That's a tough one since so many of the major SciFi and Fantasy franchises are already out there. At this point it would have to be a niche IP (ex. G.I. Joe? Transformers? Whedon-verse?) or something original (Secret World). The only IPs I could imagine with well-enough established characters and fanbases are Nintendo and
114 minutes | May 22, 2012
The Obscurecast | Press Start to Continue 4.14: Awwwkward Turrrrdle
"That's quite the treasure you have in that Horodric ObscureCube... Shtay a while and listen..." Episode 14 of season 4 sees Raz, Damarai and Sil joined by Jen and Nevik of Shattered Soulstone, Dawnforge's own Diablo podcast, and we talk... Diablo of course! (Because there are no other games, right Nevik?) We also talk about how we're finding The Secret World beta and it's new approach to MMO questing. We'd love to hear listener feed-back from what you guys think of Diablo3 and TSW, are you a seasoned Diablo veteran or did you get it free with your year of Warcraft? How are you finding it and was it worth the wait? Did you get into TSW beta? how was your first nervous steps into Kingsmouth? Let us know! Talking Point TSW beta! D3 Random topics Someone finishes Diablo in 12 hours http://www.joystiq.com/2012/05/15/somebody-finished-diablo-3-in-12-hours/ Blizzard apologizes for the D3 launch problems http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5150106401 Dust beta sign-up now open http://www.curse.com/news/dust-514/45375-beta-registration-now-open-for-dust-514 Diablo 3 secret level found http://www.pcgamer.com/2012/05/18/diablo-3-secret-level-uncovered/ Let us know what you think of the show on iTunes! You can join Damarai and Razerbug in game on Blades Edge EU in Tweet: Razerbug @rzbg Damarai @_damarai Sil @Lumineus Jen @queenofhaiku Nevik @nevikjames @obscurecast @obscurecastPStC Intro music was Decimal Places by I Concur.
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