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This week William and Emanuel are joined by Dave Traeger and Matthew Dryden (who was actually in William’s apartment) They discuss Slums 2, the two dm2sp competition entries and the feasibility of racing games on Gldsrc/Source.

Posted by William on Aug 12th, 2009

Transmission Code: 15761 (#43)

slums 2 abandoned cityThe sound echoes a little because William recorded Emanuel and Dave via. his speakers and didn’t realise how much his apartment echoed.

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:40 - William and Emanuel are joined by Dave Traeger of ModDB and Matthew Dryden of Modular Combat.
  • 00:04:00 - Emanuel’s Apology Section

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:05:00 - Left 4 Dead DLC Announced - Crash Course Campaign Due in September
    • Segway into custom campaigns.
  • 00:11:30 - Team Fortress 2 Closed Beta for testing competetive tweaks.
    • Segway into Killing Floor
  • 00:24:00 - HL2.net: Gabe Newell: Supporting Deaf Gamers


  • 00:31:40 - Drowned World
  • 00:40:00 - sp_lockdown (Half-Life 2 Map)
  • 00:41:45 - Slums 2
  • 00:50:00 - coop_manticore (HL2DM Map)
  • 00:52:00 - sp_balcony (Half-Life 2 Map)
  • 00:57:00 - Half-Life: Wilson Chronicles - The Unfinished Edition
    • Segway into releasing unfinished content for public use or open source.
  • 01:05:50 - What have you been playing outside Half-Life?

Media Blitz

  • Garage (Re-up)01:15:00 - Outbreak: Condemned - The Outbreak is Spreading
  • 01:18:00 - Stargate: Legacy - August 09 News
  • 01:20:00 - Prison Island - Media Update pt.2
  • 01:21:50 - SHIFT - News Update #2


  • 01:37:15 - Waterloo Labs - FPS with Real Guns

Topic of the Week

  • 01:39:30 - PlanetPhillip: Ghost in the Game

Question / Discussion

  • 01:51:00 - PlanetPhillip Poll Question 135: Would you prefer bad voice acting or no voice acting?
  • 01:59:30 - Wrap-up.

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From the Mouth of Valve


Media Blitz


Question / Discussion

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.Omena Aug 12 2009 says:

Yay PI

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shanemurphy Aug 12 2009 says:

Thanks for featuring Outbreak: Condemned in the transmission.

I hope you will do the same when we release our big trailer, including new maps, cutscenes, gameplay and much more.

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Danboe Aug 12 2009 says:

Hilarious episode! It's as fun as ever to listen to you guys. :)

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damagefilter Aug 14 2009 says:

Thanks guy.
Awesome transmission again.
And thx for featuring the pi :)

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