Whew! Episode 29 is here! No intro/outro today because Donna is having technical difficulties.
This week we have special guest Andre Tipton from Real Otaku Gamer!
Donna hates everything, Andre plays everything, and Chelle REALLY loves Jack Tretton.
What we’ve been playing: Donna is waiting for Titanfall and hasn’t played anything in anticipation for it. Chelle is playing Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition and Remember Me. Andre is playing pretty much every game in existance, but recommends Mario 3D World.
News: Jack Tretton. All the Jack Tretton. *sniff*
New Releases: Watch Dogs has a release date! HOORAY! Also, Titanfall.
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The ladies are back and this time with special guest Aaron Roberson from the Digital High podcast! Highlights include:
What we’ve been doing – Not much really, Donna filled her week with diet and exercise, admired a serial killer’s (Dexter) nice eyes and body and wondered what he would look like with his shirt off. Chelle is giving up the cigarettes, hid her eyes through some scary movies and got news from Fire Hose Games on their current offer to laid off game developers. Aaron worked on a review of the game Banished, suffered through Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters, forgot to watch Riddick and was DEFINITELY NOT plummeting to his death.
What we’ve been playing – Chelle played some Zen Pinball 2 but her scores aren’t showing up on her friends score lists (WTF?), found out she has to pay to die in Bioshock Infinite and snooped through her character family’s private things in Gone Home. Aaron lived the medieval good life in Banished, practiced at becoming a world champion in Smite and played and contemplated changing his rating of Lightning Returns while Donna sneaked around in the darkness, picked locks and dumped some bodies in Thief.
News – Nintendo announces the shutting down of WiFi for the Wii, NDS and DSi; the British government contemplates using Kinect as a spy device, King Games withdraws their copyright application for the word Candy in the U.S. however they still plan to pursue the EU claim, rumors are buzzing that Rocksteady could possibly be making a new Batman game and Irrational Games are discussing adding 1998 mode to their game Burial at Sea.
New Releases – It’s all about the South Park Stick of Truth love this week.
Listener Question from @Deuces_56 – How did you ladies meet and how did you come to start Pink and Deadly? – Check out the podcast for our answer!
Squeazy Loves go out this week in memory of the late Tim Wilson, comedian and actor, Harold Ramis who both passed away this past week. Aaron remembers his grandfather and gives special thanks to his fiancee’ and father for their ongoing support in all his ventures.
Hosted by Donna and Chelle
- What’s up?
Donna and Chelle were both infirmed and pervy messages on social media.
- What we’ve played
Lots of Titanfall and dancing for Donna. Chelle plays Resogun and talks about Link’s ever-present laziness in “Link Between Worlds”
Naughty Dog’s response to dumbasses: ”You’re wrong!” and “Who the fuck cares?”
Irrational Games closes, leaving the Bioshock IP to 2K and Ken Levine will start making digital download games.
- Listener questions:
Why, yes, we ARE awesome, thank you!
- Pink and Deadly Squeezie Loves
@Dueces_56 on Twitter
The dudes on Digital High and www.entertainmentfuse.com
Hosted by Donna and Chelle
- Catching up
- Donna talks Ubisoft, events with the Frag dolls and getting her name in the Splinter Cell Conviction credits
- Chelle reflects on moving to Indiana, getting snowed in for the first time in years, working for Structure Gaming and the ghost in her closet
- What video games we’ve been playing
- Donna tells about her new love of sandbox games, favorite video games of the last two years and discusses her experience with the Titanfall beta
- Chelle admits an addiction to various bingo games on Facebook and does a complete 180 on her most hated game of all time
- The Flappy Bird incident – What a joke!
- Candy Crush Saga – Get over yourself!
- Pop tart guns – Kids, don’t try this at school … I guess.
- Shout outs and thank yous
- We want to thank all our listeners for your continued support. You guys rock!
- Big shout out to Justin and Vince along with the crew at Entertainment Fuse as well as Billy Nichols and the team at Structure Gaming
- Thank you to The Married Gamers, Chris O’Regan and Aidy for the awesome plugs you sent us. You are very much appreciated!
- Also, a big thank you to Jeff Demelo for our super awesome intro music and Gord Smith for the equally awesome end of show tune.
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- How to find us
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It’s the Pink and Deadly Reunion show!
What have Donna and Chelle been up to in the last year? It’s been quite the roller coaster for them both. Is Chelle still into indie games? Does she still have plans to move to England? Does she still have an affinity for young boys? What about Donna? Is she still a fan of shooters? Is she still in contact with the Frag Dolls? You’ll find out everything you’d like to know – and probably more – in the reunion show!
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Have you ever played the game “Truth or Dare”, possibly with a few beers? No? What did you do during your high school/early college years? Chances are, you know the game Truth or Dare, and the game Truth or Lies is almost the exact same method. Only instead of being dared to pull your pants down and scream “I LOVE BAYWATCH” to a passing car, you get the option of telling a truth or you can lie.
Unfortunately, that is the only premise to this game from Imagination and THQ. You are treated to being told this game has a “Unique Lie Detection System” measuring the tone of your voice. You calibrate the system by answering three questions truthfully, and then three questions with a deliberate lie. Regrettably, the “Lie detection” system is completely broken. Either that, or I am such a good liar, that I can convince the game into thinking “Fidel Castro is a sensitive man who has been misjudged” is the most truthful answer I could ever give. I kid you not; this answer gave me the full 1000 points for a truthful answer. I admitted to murder (which I haven’t done, should my lawyers be reading this) and again, was given a truthful answer. In fact, it seemed no matter what I did, I couldn’t lie. So when I put on a high pitched voice and got “Lie”, I attempted to recreate this with the same words and the same pitch – And I got a “Truth”.
The idea of the game, in theory, is a good one. Get a few people around a microphone (A USB mic is needed, an Xbox Live Headset will not work), have a few drinks and answer questions. In practice, it fails due to the detection system being absolutely broken. Furthermore, even setting the questions to “Adult” doesn’t pose any risqué questions. You can skip a question if you don’t want to answer, but none of them are incriminating enough for you to actually care.
There is a Hot Seat option, whereby you ask somebody a question, and then the answer it into the microphone to detect if it’s a lie or a truth. But after 10 minutes of actually playing this game, the question arises “Why don’t we just play Truth or Dare?”
The only plus side I can get for this game is the achievement list is pretty simple. I would not recommend buying this; I can barely recommend renting the game. If you want to play a game like this, grab a few friends and actually just play Truth or Dare. It’ll be more fun, and there are no loading screens.
I commend the developers for trying something new, for trying to give a completely different type of game and for attempting to give us something completely refreshing. Unfortunately, the entire system the game is built upon is broken. I will deviate from my usual breakdown scoring and instead give this an overall score.
I know it’s been a while since there’s been activity here but I was on vacation and then came home just in time to celebrate Thanksgiving with family. It’ll start picking up now.
In case you all didn’t know, I decided to get my very first tattoo! It took me a long time to decide what I wanted, and I finally decided to go with a really cool Ratchet & Clank picture I found online. Here are a couple of pictures taken of it just after it was done. One is with flash, one without:
I got it on my right shoulder. It took three hours to do and it hardly even hurt!
I can’t wait to get another one.
Here at Pink & Deadly, we love to laugh. We also love those who make us laugh. From a personal standpoint, Tim Schafer has never failed to make me laugh like a hyena on laughing gas throughout his games. Even Brutal Legend, which I found to be a very poor game, had moments that made me laugh out loud.
Upon seeing the press release below, a new wave of excitement washed over me. I love Tim Schafer, I love Arcade games, and a humorous puzzle game with a quirky plot sounds absolutely wonderful to me. There are a few elements from the press release which stand out, such as multiple ways to complete challenges, and of course the storyline itself. Scehduled for release early 2011, this is one XBLA title I will be paying close attention to.
Press Release Courtesy of THQ
In Stacking, a family of Russian stacking dolls has been separated by tough economic times. The youngest doll, Charlie Blackmore, begins a heroic effort to bring his family back together. But he’s one size smaller than any other doll in the world. Game players will help Charlie, who is all too accustomed to being overlooked and dismissed – too small to be of any real consequence – discover that his size can be his greatest strength.
Created by Double Fine project lead Lee Petty, Stacking is scheduled to be available this spring as a download on Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and also on the PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
Stacking is the second downloadable game produced by THQ and the award-winning Double Fine Productions. The adventure of Stacking requires players to capture and stack dolls together, then use each doll’s unique abilities to solve the game’s challenges. As more puzzles are solved, new dolls are acquired and the game’s visually lush, carefully constructed story unfolds.
Unlike most adventure puzzle games, every challenge in Stacking will have multiple solutions and players will be encouraged to discover them all. They’ll also discover a wide variety of new characters and side activities, which will allow them to accumulate hundreds of in-game awards.
“Stacking is distinctive in its overall cinematic look as well as its approach to puzzle solving, and we believe the game will appeal to both the casual and hardcore video game player,”
said Martin Good, Executive Vice President, THQ Kids, Family, Casual Games, and Global Online Services. “We are pleased to expand our library of digital download offerings and do so with high-quality games from the wonderfully creative team at Double Fine Productions.”
Double Fine Productions founder and CEO Tim Schafer added, “We’re really excited to be doing another game with THQ, building on the success we had with Costume Quest, and delivering another great adventure told in an entirely new way. What Lee has created with Stacking is something truly awesome – a game with a great story and puzzles, and a completely fresh method for interacting with them both.”