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Old 05-09-2010, 12:48 AM   #1
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LucasCast Episode 20

Release date: 9 May 2010

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Welcome to number 20! It's packed with 1:48 hours of fun for you.

In this episode, we chat about our favorite games as usual, including a game you might not ever have expected Jae to be playing. The movie, Avatar, gets some attention--Darth Groovy was pleasantly surprised at how enjoyable it really was. We share our take on the latest Lucasforums poll, and talk about our favorite threads.

We're seeing more info on Alpha Protocol now, which has officially gone gold and is due June 1:
This interview with Avellone, MacLean, and Parker here along with
Joystiq's take on the game.
Links below on AP courtesy of PastramiX:
Best buy pre-order comes with a stealth weapons pack
Uniloc DRM for AP. Game Daily comments, "Unfortunately, we've begun to equate a companies' promises about the painlessness of their DRM technologies to proctologists' promises about the painlessness of their procedures. In fact, that might be the most literal analogy we've ever conjured."

Red Dead Redemption is a topic for some serious and not so serious discussion, and the Dragon Age: Awakenings expansion is out.

We talk a bit about the different pre-order bonuses that various merchandisers are using to encourage sales.

What are the best parts of playing MMOs? The ladies let you know. For Jae, it's the camaraderie of playing with great guilds and fleets like The Lost Haven and Lotus Fleet. For leXX, it's the challenge and excitement of having a coordinated guild of 25 to 40 people working together to take down a boss and accomplish other major game goals.

Guild Wars is celebrating its 5th anniversary.
LOTRO is celebrating its Third anniversary.

News from around the gaming world:
Always read your TOS on your games....
Nintendo's been hit with a patent infringement suit on Wii items
Australian gamers continue to petition for R18 ratings for games.
Can gamers come up with a better solution to the US national debt crisis? "The USA Today piece reported that Erskine Bowles, who's heading up President Obama's "war on the federal deficit," talked to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer about making a video game that would let anyone "take a stab at balancing the budget.""
Are game companies just making up numbers on how much they've supposedly lost due to piracy? Smells like it to me....

Bloopers? In a podcast this long, there are lots of them.

From MST3K's spoof of "Hercules Unchained"--heard as Roman medic soldiers carry off an unconscious Greek Hercules on a 1950's Army green canvas stretcher: "Hi, we're IX-I-I. Did somebody dial IX-I-I?"

Read The Adventures of Jolee Bindo and see the amazing Peep Surgery
Story WIP: The Dragonfighters
My blog: Confessions of a Geeky Mom--Latest post: Security Alerts!

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