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This week William and Emanuel are joined by Ackart (various mods) and Dave Traeger (ModDB.com). We talk about the releases of NEOTOKYO°, Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition & Bisounours. We also discuss this weeks PlanetPhillip poll.

Posted by William on Jul 7th, 2009

Transmission Code: 14921 (#38)

Emanuel was having some latency issues this week, so in a few isolated areas the sound quality degrades, or the pitch changes - It goes away quickly for the most part though.

This is why we keep telling Emanuel to get callburner, so feel free to complain in his general direction.

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:30 - William and Emanuel are joined by Daniel “Ackart” Glenn (various mods) and Dave “Henley” Traeger (Moddb.com)

Podcast17 News

  • 00:01:00 - No Ross Scott interview. Postponed til either ther 12th or the 19th..
  • 00:03:30 - We can now host our own servers for post-stream play sessions thanks to Striker Game Servers.
  • 00:05:50 - Phillip is looking for someone to maintain/update ValveCommunity.net

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:08:20 - Steam client update released - fixed cloud sync issues in offline mode and various other fixes.
  • 00:08:40 - Source SDK update released - bugfixes and Google Sketchup to Hammer exporter now ships in the SDK.
  • 00:09:20 - CVG: Left 4 Dead 2 Interview with Doug Lombardi
  • 00:09:20 - Joystiq: Interview: Valve’s Doug Lombardi
  • 00:10:30 - Korean PC game H.A.V.E - TF2 ripoff, homage or neither?


  • 00:13:20 - NEOTOKYO° released!
  • 00:35:30 - Thomas returns from the dead!!
  • 00:59:40 - Age of Chivalry Toe-to-Toe Update.
  • 01:03:30 - Heart of Evil: Napalm Edition.
  • 01:14:00 - Bisounours Party
  • 01:20:00 - Very Hard Mod
  • 01:20:00 - After-Life 2

Media Blitz

  • 01:26:20 - ModDB’s interview with Ed Harrison, composer of the NEOTOKYO° soundtrack.
  • 01:27:30 - Modular Combat: One Year Ago #1
  • 01:29:30 - HL2 Short Stories Developer Diary - Ep1

Topic of the Week

  • 01:36:00 - PlanetPhillip Poll Question 130 – Would you like to go back to Xen in Ep3?
  • 01:47:50 - Dave mentions Summer of Mods on moddb.
  • 01:48:15 - Wrap-up.

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izzysinz Jul 7 2009 says:

Preaching to the masses. :)

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Mkilbride Jul 7 2009 says:

Very good job on this interview. NeoTokyo does indeed rule and will be one of those games people play for years to come.

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Bluehawk Jul 7 2009 says:

It should be pronounced like "Jibbing", because Gib comes from Giblet.

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feltorn Jul 8 2009 says:

Once again, Australians get left out

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Spenzerr Nov 13 2009 says:

yea for neotokyo update!

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