Monthly Archives: June 2011

Operation: Tits Up

We had some trouble with the site today. Hopefully everything should be back to normal, but if you encounter any issues, please get in contact with Andy. Chances are today’s escapades will only affect iTunes or RSS followers.

The Walruscast 8 – The Jazz Dragon

As a game master, do you ever find your players slow to advance the plot? Do they refuse to stop haggling with the local blacksmith? Do they keep walking past that lever without investigating it? Do they just not get down and funky when required? Then The Jazz Dragon is here to help. Garunteed to bring funk, groove, and sagely jazz-based advice to any game!

In this episode:

  • Pandy is trying out the six day week suggested in this XKCD strip
  • Team Fortress 2 is now free… no, really
  • The TF2 meet the team videos
  • Starwars Galaxies is going away, upsetting all of sixteen people
  • Nox
  • Andrew forgets to makes notes of most of the topics discussed

This week we will be playing: The Ur-Quan Masters (aka. Star Control 2)

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The Walruscast 7 – Bacon Bound Hiphopogryph

This week we are joined by no one. Forever alone. We do introduce a new our first recurring segment though, which may be stolen. Fuck hole.

In this episode:

  • The Duke of Nuke, the video Pandy refers to is here
  • Neverwinter Nights, which is by the best developer ever – Bioware!
  • Discussion on the shapes and sizes wizards come in
  • Character customisation and World of Warcraft’s overabundance of dragons
  • Knights of the Old Republic 2, which isn’t by the best developer ever
  • Magic: the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers: Attack of the Subtitles: 2012
  • We introduce our first assignment, an idea totally ripped off from the excellent Video Games Hot Dog podcast
  • And fuck hole

This week we will be playing: Nox

We will be playing online, look for servers with names along the lines of [Walrus]Quest, the password will be “walrus”. Nox isn’t available on any digital distribution services sadly, but if you order the discs you can download the files whilst you’re waiting for snail mail to catch up. The link provided includes all the patches, the free expansion (which we will primarily be playing) and a noCD patch (required to play on vista of windows 7, yes even if you have the CD, we’ve tried). Playing online will ask you to register, the game’s original servers no longer exist so you can enter any login information without registering and it will work as long as no one else is using the same name as you. Any additional technical issues can probably be fixed by a quick peruse here.

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The Walruscast 6 – Utility Belt of Holding

This week we are joined by special guest James Lorimer – of our new intro fame – in order to celebrate the birthday of one of our hosts. Who is it? Myke? only time will tell.

In this episode:

  • We are recording on Myke’s birthday, party hats were mandatory for the entire recording
  • Links to James’ goods forthcoming
  • Our guest talks about Battlefield and Deadspace
  • We whinge about Jubilee yet again
  • The Saxxy awards can be found here
  • Myke plays a crappy phone game
  • Infamous vs Prototype
  • Myke rants about PC gamers, everyone else rebuts
  • John Gabriel’s Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory is invoked
  • And bears. I think
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The Walruscast 5 – Exterminate Spiderman

Children, despair not, you have survived the week and as a reward we deliver unto you episode five of the Walruscast. As an extra special bonus, we’ve even managed to stop escalating episode lengths. Progress!

In this episode:

  • The Marvel Overpower card game
  • We show Jubilee the love she deserves
  • We talk about Portal 2 yet again, we promise we aren’t getting paid to do that
  • Little big Planet discussion starts
  • We talk about some SOE PC games for half an hour
  • Little Big planet discussion ends
  • Myke has a man crush on the Starwars Galaxies emulator project
  • We finish up with Frozen Synapse, the buy-one get-one free deal can be found here
  • Something else? Maybe? Yeah, something else for sure
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