In our "discussion" segment we discuss the limited life of console on-line games. During the segment we talk about EA's recent announcement regarding the closure of the on-line servers for many of their games. We also take a look back at the Dreamcast, the first on-line console and discuss whether any of its on-line games are still supported.
During our "Retro Respect" segment, we take a look back at the history of Infocom, famous for their sophisticated text adventure games. We start off the segment by discussing how Zork transformed from a game that was originally written for a mainframe to a game that was a phenomenon on the early personal computers. The segment continues as we discuss the rise and fall of Infocom, including their attempts at cracking into the business software market.
This time we are joined by, DanteBK, a Twitch Asylum forum member to discuss what we are currently playing. Our "Gaming Moments" this episode include Dead Rising (360), Goku Makimura / Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins (PSP), Extend Every Extra (PSP), Hitman: Blood Money (360), Pac-Man (XBLA), Perfect Dark (N64), King's Quest VIII (PC), and Oblivion (PC).
In our look at the news we discuss DRM issues related to the Xbox-live marketplace, the fact that the PS2 outsold the 360 in July, the reveal of Microsoft's HD-DVD drive, the announcement that anyone will be able to create 360 arcade games, and the brisk sales of Call of Duty maps.
- Down From the Top of Its Game (The Story of Infocom, Inc.)
- Infocom: The Master Storytellers
- Free Zork Downloads
- Z-machine Interpreters
- Infocom user-created games
- Xbox Live Arcade Got DRM All Wrong
- EA Reduces Support For PSP
- Almost $1 million in COD2 maps sold
- Microsoft shows off HD DVD drive for Xbox
- The Next Generation of Xbox Live Arcade? Community Arcade
- Dead Rising (360)
- Hitman: Bloody Money (360)
- Pac-man (360)
- Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins (PSP)
- Every Extend Extra (PSP)
- Perfect Dark (N64)
- King's Quest VIII: Mask of Eternity (PC)