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Dave, Emanuel, Thomas, and William start heated debates over MOTY and this weeks releases. We also get a chance to talk about Arcadium.

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This week we are joined by Dave Troeger (Henley - ModDB, Arcadium), Emanuel (NoPK), and we discuss this weeks releases, interview Dave about Arcadium and talk about the ModDB Editors Choice awards. Plus a bunch of other stuff.


Extended Show-Notes

Introduction

  • 00:00:30 - William, Thomas, Dave Traeger (Henley - ModDB & Arcadium), Emanuel (NoPK - PHL)

Follow-up & Errata

  • 00:07:55 - Dave explains MOTY Editors Choice
    Also Dave talks about Players Choice and we get into a heated debate

Straight from the mouth of Valve

  • 00:34:30 - Team Fortress Scout Update

Portal Releases

  • 00:37:20 - Spigot 37: Security Checkpoint
  • 00:00:00 - Spigot 37: Street Level
  • 00:00:00 - Portal Fun

Left 4 Dead Releases

  • 00:37:50 - Ultimate Showdown, Basement Beta, AnotherTown, Blood Hospital, City Niniwa, Brain 4 Dead

The Release List

  • 00:41:10 - Nova Prospekt Under Attack
    • Segway into Paranoia
    • Segway into Story line development and reading
  • 00:45:20 - Hard Escape
  • 00:47:00 - Eternal Silence 3.3
  • 00:47:15 - Dead Shift Beta
    • Segway back to Eternal Silence
  • 00:52:00 - GoldenEye Source 3.1
  • 00:53:50 - Half-Life Visitors
    • Emanuel rants about the Tram
    • Segway into Doom3

Media Blitz

  • 01:08:00 - The Curse
  • 01:08:15 - Fragout: new maps, new models, new video
  • 01:09:00 - Pirates, Vikings and Knights
  • 01:10:00 - Firearms Source

Interview

  • 01:10:40 - Interview with Dave from Arcadium.

  • 01:28:40 - Wrap-up

Links:

Follow-up & Errata


From the Mouth of Valve


Portal Releases


Left 4 Dead Releases


The Release List


Media Blitz


Other Links

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duck354
duck354

Thanks for the mention

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Dnst
Dnst

Very nice that you show the different themes.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

NeoTokyo did indeed win! I agree, NT is the best. Don't you dare mention Dystopia & them being alike.

Not original? You've played it and you say that? The gameplay videos showcase some original combat. It's Counter-Strike-esque, but not CS exactly. It's not the same ****, it's new.

Oh wait, then all of a sudden you say you haven't PLAYED! Geeze. Yeah, they said they don't like PR. They do release high quality media, much more than most Mods.

Overall, great podcast. NT did win. DBD wasn't really a fair contestant. :P Not a mod, either. They're not relying on ****! Only hard work.

Also, the DBD team stole the NMRiH assets and won't talk with them. It's going to stay a map pack, it's never going to be a Mod!

Whoever that guy from Planet Half-Life is, he's smart! I didn't know of him before hand, but he's smart. I agree on Zombie Panic.

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ÐiamonÐ
ÐiamonÐ

Mod of the Year awards is more of a popularity contest, anyways. Personally, I don't pay too much attention to it.

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William Author
William

I've played it... Emanuel hasn't. I was the one saying that it wasn't original - Emanuel was praising it and didn't play it... let's just make that clear. Also DBD didn't steal from NMRIH... same developer; NMRIH needs to get their act together - one day they are gone the next they are not... they don't make very wise decisions.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Regardless, he stole maps and assets from them. You can get the Official story from them. He stole some maps and gave them to Zombie Panic Source. Tatsur0 can confirm. ZP:S is even giving the maps back. I have no respect for such a guy.

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DjBourgeoisie
DjBourgeoisie

When did you play? I remember trying to get you setup but dont recall you ever joining in any playtests we had.

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Oh snapple, the plot thickens. :P

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

Sigh...

Theres always somebody that won't understand that DBD won fairly

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Herr_Alien
Herr_Alien

Dave, I think you called your mod initially 'Gauntlet', right?

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Henley Staff
Henley

Yeah that's right.

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Ryswick17
Ryswick17

It sounds like Arcadium would work well as a L4D mood, since there a lives for players and such.

you know, just putting the thought out there

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moci
moci

Emanuel has a good point, why keep doing zombie mods or star wars mods... contribute to already existing mods but don't keep creating the same content/games over and over again...

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Mkilbride
Mkilbride

Agreed.

I love Zombie games, I play them like crack. Honestly though, I wish when a Zombie mod / game was announced, I could be like

"ALL RIGHT MAN, THIS IS GOING TO ROCK!"

But nah man, they make so many these days, and most are the same as the other one...it's just getting boring. L4D was really the best Zombie game in years to me. It didn't try to be revolutionary with it's Gameplay, but it took what existed and perfected it. It's the pinnacle of what a Zombie game should go for. Hordes of zombies, desperate fights, and great atmosphere. SLow / Fast Zombies, all preference to you.

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Organic700
Organic700

I'm a bit disappointed about the mention of Half-Life: Visitors, because it was only about the foreplay: the tramsystem. But there is a huge amount of stuff to tell about the game or about background information!
Anyway, thank you for mention it in the interview :)

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DysPatch
DysPatch

What did Emanuel have to say about Firearms: Source? Is it in a previous podcast?

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