Journey 2, Episode 14 - This Unbreakable Glass Floor

Date aired: 

12 Oct 2012

Show Length: 

Intro background: 00:03:25 Kazunaka Yamane - Mission 8: The Double Illusion - Double Dragon 2 OST
  • Alex Kim - in memoriam
  • Technology Support at Tormod's old job, considering they had to put up with him for nearly 14 months
  • Sir Skippy - welcome back to the 'studio'!
  • Those who create the immense and complex worlds that our favorite stories exist in
  • Site - various minor fixes
  • Show - re-investigating live streaming games
  • Stream - none
  • As of the completion of J2E13, we now have 42 individual recordings available in some capacity on the site!
  • Kickstarters: Old School RPG
  • Humble eBook Bundle
  • Super Skyrim Bros Skyrim mod
  • Awesome Ohio State college football half-time show (seriously, watch it)
  • (negative) PETA releases Pokémon parody game to protest Black & White 2
  • Former Zynga Poker GM Laurence "Lo" Toney leaves the company
  • Zynga plans to write off up to $95M over OMGPOP merger catastrophe
  • Nintendo Wii U preorders being resold for up to $750 on the gray market
  • OCReMix's FF6 fan album Kickstarter blasts ahead of $100K with just under two weeks left to go
  • Japan's GREE mobile gaming company courting to indie devs with a new program to promote different indie games every month, inviting devs to submit games for a 4-6 week launch and marketing campaign
  • Valve announces survey, asking for hardware testing participants in the Seattle/Bellevue, WA area, also hinting at the possibility of new input styles and the testing of unreleased games
  • CERN/Rovio partnership marks the beginning of Rovio's learning brand, will unveil plans at Frankfurt Book Fair on 12 October; partnership called Angry Birds Playground, and will include books, a board game, and more
  • OnLive's sale to venture capital firm was reportedly worth $4.8M
  • Microsoft will not sell M-rated video games in the Windows 8 Store
  • THQ closing studio in Melbourne, Australia
  • SpryFox takes ownership of Triple Town clone Yeti Town IP as out-of-court settlement with 6waves Lolapps
  • Mass BitTorrent lawsuits may trail off, as a Pennsylvania District Court judge orders that a copyright holder go to trial, rather than settle out of court, marking the first time that BitTorrent-related evidence will be tested in a U.S. court case
  • Takeover of an employee LinkedIn account by a former employer does not constitute an offense under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Motorola has removed several popular tablet and phone models from its German market in the wake of patent litigation, leaving only the RAZR i, RAZR HD, and Gleam+ on the market; Motorola provided an update a day later, stating that the device removals were "planned"
  • Apple's patenting frenzy supposedly driven by Jobs' vow after losing a $100M iPod lawsuit
  • Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales ban reversed in the U.S., as Appeals court says that California district court 'abused its discretion' in granting the injunction
  • Microsoft/Motorola patent suit hearing in Germany once again yesterday, claiming Google Maps as a patent violation; Microsoft now also dragging Google, directly, into the court room
  • Kim Dotcom promises that the new Megaupload is safe from the fate of its predecessor
What are we playing?
  • Mr. Bond:
    • PC - Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP
    • Mobile - none
    • Console - Double Dragon Neon, Spelunky
  • Tormod:
    • PC - Breath of Death VII - The Beginning
    • Mobile - none
    • Console - Spelunky
Upcoming/Recent Hardware: 00:30:18
  • Microsoft: Wearable 3D gesture tracker
  • nVidia GTX 650 Ti
  • Kinect for Windows arrives in China, with an SDK update to include Windows 8 support and accelerometer and infrared input
  • New PS3 model slammed on Engadget for having poor build quality; confirms that the BD-ROM drive is the only major component change
  • 8-bitty iCade controller now available on ThinkGeek for $29.99
  • Tritton Kunai gaming PS3/Vita gaming headset now shipping for $60
  • Canopy's "Sensus" case for iPhone released for $59, adding PS Vita-like capacitive touch sensors built into the back of the case
Upcoming/Recent Software: 00:35:05
  • Big names: XCOM: Enemy Unknown; Dishonored
  • Angry Birds Star Wars - 8 Nov: iOS, Android, PC
  • Learn HTML5 with a physical board game
  • Zynga's CityVille 2 goes into closed beta in the Philippines
  • Contre Jour remade in HTML 5, requiring IE 10 and Windows 8 to play a third of the levels due to the need for multitouch support
  • Phantasy Star Online 2 hits 1M registered users in Japan, even before it makes a Western arrival
  • Rovio's Bad Piggies Best Egg Recipes iPad cookbook app released as its first book app
  • PS Store update hitting PAL regions on 17 October, North America on 23 October
  • Final Fantasy 14 "A Realm Reborn" screenshots released for PS3 version; PS3 and PC versions will release in 2013
  • Resident Evil 6 'on-disc' DLC is free content
  • PS3 reaches 5M sales mark in the U.K.
  • Zynga and Atari team up to release Super Bunny Breakout on iOS; Android following closely behind
  • Deepworld for Mac, a 2D sandbox game modeled around building mechanical/steampunk objects, releases, despite an unfunded Kickstarter, with iOS and Windows versions to follow shortly; currently, one $5 purchase will get you licensing to every platform, usable upon release
  • Bejeweled-inspired, cat-centric Pushcat by Zut Games now available by on Mac and PC for $8
  • Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate will allow Wii U and local 3DS players to team up; releases on 8 December in Japan on Wii U (Monster Hunter Tri G for 3DS already available in Japan), and in March 2013 for North American 3DS and Wii U systems
  • New ZombiU footage reveals the Tower of London as a new waypoint, as the player will need to scale the tower in an attempt to reach a rescue helicopter
  • Clan of Champions, a former Japanese-only PS3 title, gets a Steam release on 30 October
  • Android title Shadowgun: Deadzone multiplayer beta released by MadFinger Studio onto Google Play; final version scheduled to release by year's end
  • Second Life dev Linden Labs announces four new releases that emphasize user-created content, releasing in November, including Minecraft-like Patterns, LittleBigPlanet-inspired Creatorverse, room creator Dio, and Versu storytelling toolset
  • Thundercats NDS game coming on 30 October
  • PSN release dates for some indie titles
  • Other releases
Section #1: 00:58:44 From scratch - beat 'em ups
Section #2: 01:28:42 Redux of existing game - Double Dragon Neon, TNMT: Turtles in Time
Song set #3: 01:43:52
Section #3: 01:56:30 Audience interaction - physical inputs (controllers 'n such)
Section #4: 02:41:48 Unbounded by technology - beat 'em ups
Outro background: 03:01:18 Kazunaka Yamane - Deathmatch with the Shadow Boss - Double Dragon 2 OST


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Defensive Reversals and DD3

1) Just have to say - *HELL YEAH FOR BEATING DD3 THIS YEAR!!!!!*

2) Batman Defensive Reversals - I think this is a cool idea to incorporate in new beat-em ups. You go around and beat people up, but I like when you have a chance to stop/reverse an enemy's attack. This is done well in Gotham Asylum, especially when fighting multiple enemies - I like that you have the option to block and then do a counterattack related to the block to beat the crap out of the enemy. Just an idea to keep in mind if making a beat-em up in the future!