View Full Version : DDO Cocktail Hour, Episode 19, The British Invasion!

06-29-2010, 08:42 AM
Warning:Dry British Humor contained within! Where news-based podcasts might take themselves too seriously, we pride ourselves on riveting our TENS of followers with drunken banter! We don’t fear the lowest common denominator… we wholly embrace it! And oh yes… we WILL tell what we are drinking because it’s called COCKTAIL HOUR!
Also, today’s show is not exclusively about DDO! I know it’s shocking, but people cannot eat, sleep, and breath the exact same game for four years straight! Sure we talk DDO, but we wander waaaay off topic this episode and even use complete sentences at one point!

Once again, if you are looking for hard-hitting news, please refer our parent show: The DDO Cast. (http://www.ddocast.com/) Otherwise sit back, relax, grab your favorite cocktail whatever that might be, and enjoy as we explore the lighter side of Dungeons and Dragons Online, Eberron Unlimited!

Cue the Benny Hill Music, because this week Samius and Lessah welcome long-time podcasters Van Hemlock and Jon Shute from the Van Hemlock Podcast (http://www.vanhemlock.com/) to the show! Our crew veer off-topic a bit to discuss the finer points of gaming and how to wade through so many game choices in such a heavily saturated market. Listen to find out WHY Samius Gurobo is really ALWAYS wearing pants! Or maybe not? Thanks so much for listening!

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Intro: Van Hemlock Spoof
Amends in Vain :(
What are you drinking?
Tomatoe/ Tomatoe, English vs American language
***/ Chips/ Football/ Pants! Oh my!
Twitter: Whom would you rather be stuck on a desert island with? Van Hemlock or Jonshute? What ONE game would you bring?
Twitter: What is your favorite TV Show from “across the pond.”
Van Hemlock and Jon Shute may very well be the best podcast you have never listened to.
Discussion #1: The Law of Diminishing Returns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diminishing_returns)
Gamebreaker’s E-3 review (http://www.gamebreaker.tv/game-breaker/game-breaker-17-e3-2010) (Gary Gannon is far too hot for me to take his opinion seriously!)
Disscussion #2: The Paradox of Choice as it relates to the gaming industry. Does an over saturation of choices confuse and intimidate buyers more than help them? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paradox_of_choice)
Steam and Meta-Score: Bioshock/ Oblivion/ Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic

Article: Physician Gank Thyself (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/issues/issue_253/7529-Physician-Gank-Thyself), this article highlights what I feel is a breakover point for most MMORPG players where you have a break over point between being a casual player and committing to be a serious gamer by investing in the game on a more sophisticated level. (In DDO 10-14)
Forums: Total Biscut, Cynical Brit.com / Bardcast (http://forums.ddo.com/showthread.php?t=255604)
Vast & Mysterious Teaser and next week’s guest!
Samius & Jonshute make out a little
Outro& Toast

Kosimo Cupcakes:
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All you need to know about Conan: (http://www.wanderingmonster.com/DDoCocktailHour/Conan.html)

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