Journey 2, Episode 17 - That Thing in the Distance

Date aired: 

02 Nov 2012

Show Length: 

Intro background: 00:03:25 Shusaku Uchiyama, Takeshi Miura - Tyrant (Mass Produced Type) - Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles OST
  • Jim, of Twinbeard Studios
  • Rick Griffin, for hanging in there while injured, still in good humor! Also for Housepets!, an amazing web comic
  • The AnthroWear crew, Spots and Stripes: your stuff is awesome, and you're churning out tons of really great merchandise really quickly!
  • The Internet at large, for putting up with Tormod as he's been sticking his nose in everything this week
  • The Madison community, because there are SO many amazing places around here, and people, by and large, are extremely friendly!
  • Exclamation points, for being overused by Tormod!
  • Valve opens survey for Linux Steam Beta
  • "Viral" exploit causes character, skin, vehicle deletion in Borderlands 2
  • Windows 8 with updates to some classic pack-in games - Minesweeper, various Solitaires
  • California threatening app devs with $2.5K fine per download for privacy violations
  • Anon(?) going after Zynga for mistreating employees
  • Halo 4 community mods to permanently ban sexist players
  • Kickstarter launches in UK
  • Kickstarter: Picade
  • Indiegogo: Darkout, Montas
  • 38 Studios, state officials sued over $75M loan by state of Rhode Island
  • Apple ordered to rewrite its 'inaccurate' Samsung unapology in the U.K., with a 48-hour deadline
  • FTC staff urge commissioners to sue Google for blocking competiors' access to "key smartphone technology patents in violation of antitrust law"
What are we playing?
  • Mr. Bond:
    • PC - Doom 3
  • Tormod:
    • PC - none
    • Mobile - none
    • Console - none
Upcoming/Recent Hardware: 00:22:52
  • Wikipad misses launch date for "refinement"
  • China getting 3 new 3DS XL bundles in December, all including pre-installed copies of Super Mario 3D land and Mario Kart 7, sporting region-specific designs
  • Wii U Digital Deluxe promo will net gamers a 10% credit on their purchases; $5 for every $50 spent
  • OUYA shows off current PCB, notes that dev kits are looking to arrive on schedule in December; console will be getting Jelly Bean upgrade immediately, ditching ICS
Upcoming/Recent Software: 00:27:48
  • Descent getting fan-made remake in Unreal Engine 3
  • Amazon Game Studios publishes first release: Air Patriots
  • Unity 4 enters public Beta
  • Halo 4 to run on Windows Azure cloud platform
  • Portal 2's 'In Motion' DLC releases on 6 November to PSN; full game gets PS Move support
  • 'Nabbit' feature revealed for New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Rovio shows off playable R2-D2 and C-3PO 'birds' in new Angry Birds Star Wars trailer
  • Post LucasArts-acquisition Disney will supposedly focus on mobile and social - not console - Star Wars games
  • Atari 2600 game, Outlaw, sees an iOS release on 1 November
  • Other releases
Song set #1: 00:42:38
Section #1: 00:55:14 From scratch - on-rails
Song set #2: 01:03:27
Section #2: 01:15:12 Redux of existing game - Starfox, Skyrim
Section #3: 01:41:19 Audience interaction - digital sales and re-sales
Section #4: 02:10:33 Unbounded by technology - on-rails
Outro background: 02:31:01 Shusaku Uchiyama, Takeshi Miura - Sorrow - Resident Evil: Darkside Chronicles OST