With Eric away on business, a backup host steps into his large shoes. The good news is that we bring in a special guest from Colony of Gamers, jpublic, and our illustrious producer returns to add his finishing touch.
The first half of the show is the breakdown of our gaming habit that you know and love, including a little insight into the Bioshock experience, and a critique of the new free-to-play model of Lord of the Rings Online. Amnesia: The Dark Descent, an indie adventure for horror fans, is introduced. We also get jpublic to talk at length about his monthly CoG feature Jpublic Will Play It.
Eric joins in after the break, and we dissect Valve big boss Gabe Newell’s latest enthusiastic comments. Valve has been dropping hits so far, but what have they got in store? More Half Life (finally)? A Portal crossover? A second Orange Box? Something we have never seen before? Relish in the speculation, as well as side discussion about the merits of different control input.
Not content to stop there, we tackle the resurgence of Duke Nukem Forever at Pax Prime. It turns out not all of us are quite ready to hail the king yet. Gaming left him behind years ago. Can he be relevant again? Is this a good move for Borderlands developer Gearbox, or just costly nostalgia? There is at least one dissenting opinion coming to Duke’s defense from a participant you might be able to guess.
Find out the winning hand in To Bet or Not to Bet on Duke.
Hosted by James [Vigil80]
Participants are Steve [Dukefrukem], Eric [Ravenlock], J_Arcane, and jpublic
Produced by Clayton [Voodoo]
Tell us your bets for Valve and Duke Nukem in the discussion thread at Colony of Gamers.