No pithy title this time around, much as I love coming up with them. This episode is just straight-up content, and we’ve packed it full for you.
So what did we talk about? As the title implies, Diablo 3 gets a fair amount of attention, as the 800 lb PC gaming gorilla in the room right now. Couldn’t really avoid it, so we tried to give it its due. (I promised to post our Battletags, so they are: Ravenlock#1691, Vigil80#1885, Dukefrukem#1729 and Bacalou#1908) And E3 is going on, so that too gets discussion time – you may find the following videos relevant to enjoying our conversation (linking GiantBomb videos, because I like those guys).
We also talk about the crazy Arma II mod / social experiment “Day Z“, and the RockPaperShotgun articles about it, which you should read. Furthermore, you should check out Windward, which is basically a free online version of the combat of Sid Meier’s Pirates!, and Against the Wall, which is just different and cool.
Finally, at the end of the episode, we’ve got a special treat – an interview with Nathan Hunt of Storm Isle Productions, who are remaking 1997 strategy title Netstorm with their fan project, Rising Storm. You may have seen the forum thread on Colony of Gamers about it – it’s looking great and has been generally very well received by the community. If you enjoy slightly offbeat strategy games, this deserves your attention.
So come on in! We’ve got a lot to catch up on.
Hosted and Summarized by Eric [Ravenlock]
Participants are James [Vigil80], John [J_Arcane], and Steve [Dukefrukem]
Produced by Clayton [Voodoo]