Journey 2, Episode 8 - A Flippin' Good Time

Date aired: 

17 Aug 2012

Show Length: 

Intro background: 00:03:25 Jake Kaufman - Title - Mighty Flip Champs OST
  • Site - none
  • Show - stick with topic for audience interaction (apart from just talking further on the night's genre topic); Mumble audio quality bumped to 96kbps
  • Stream - caught up on DoD stuff
  • Minecraft broaches 7M in sales for PC version
  • Gamescom 2012 in progress (Europe)
  • Kickstarters: Epic Skater, Planetary Annihilation, Coco Controller
  • EA targeted by private equity companies for a possible sale
  • GameStop adding in-store DLC purchase/download for home 360 consoles; company to launch cloud streaming on PC, tablets, and TVs only
  • Big Fish Casino iOS players can now gamble with real money
  • Goko startup tries to make it easy for publishers to distribute their HTML5 games across mobile and social platforms
  • HitFox games distribution incubator produces AppLift and App Discovery startups, both focusing on mobile games
  • OnLive sold out to an unknown buyer today, fired all staff?
  • Ubisoft showcases Origin-like distribution service
  • Julian Assange provided asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK
  • Sixth Circuit Court rules that law enforcement doesn't need a warrant to track cellular devices' GPS location
What are we playing?
  • Mr. Bond:
    • PC - Pulsen, Jamestown
    • Mobile - BIT.TRIP BEAT
    • Console - Spelunky, Mario Kart Wii
  • Tormod:
    • PC - none
    • Mobile - none
    • Console - Final Fantasy 5, Spelunky, Mario Kart Wii
Upcoming/Recent Hardware: 00:19:50
  • Neo Geo X Gold: Dec, $200
  • nVidia GTX 660 Ti: $300, some partner models available now
  • Razer announces new Kraken gaming headsets, Deathstalker gaming keyboard with Switchblade UI LCD panels
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari Vibration GT Cockpit 458 Italia Edition and Ferrari gamepad for 360 released
  • VIA APC 8750 motherboard/CPU combo released, priced at $60
  • PS Vita Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified bundle, including game, PS Vita, and carrying pouch, announced; price not listed
Upcoming/Recent Software: 00:22:22
  • Indie Royale Gone Fishin' Bundle
  • Humble Bundle for Android 3
  • Assassin's Creed 3 delayed to 20 Nov
  • Battlefield 3 Premium - Sep, $70
  • Minecraft v1.3.2
  • Cobalt alpha v108
  • Nokia/Zynga deal brings Draw Something and Poker to device lineup this Fall as freemium apps
  • 3DS eShop additions: Crazy Chicken: Pirates 3D (point-and-shoot) and Mario's Picross (puzzle)
  • DSiWare: Crazy Chicken: Pirates
  • NaturalMotion's CSR Racing for iOS takes in $12M/month
  • Condé Nast's Fashion Hazard released for iOS
  • PS Vita/PS3 BOGO cross-buy feature revealed
  • Final Fantasy 7 re-released for PC, working on all modern operating systems, including cloud (HA) saves and a plethora of cheats for lazy adventurers
Section #1: 00:41:34 From scratch - puzzle
Section #2: 01:06:04 Redux of existing game - Meteos; mashup of Donkey Kong Country / Banjo Kazooie
Song set #3: 01:20:22
Section #3: 01:34:10 Audience interaction - free to play; good, bad, otherwise?
Song set #4: 01:56:30
Section #4: 02:08:33 Unbounded by technology - puzzle games
Outro background: 02:34:17 Jake Kaufman - End Credits - Mighty Flip Champs OST