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This week we are joined by Daniel Glenn, Dave Traeger, Ross Scott, Craig Mengel and Ryan McDonald. We also cover the usual news. The show is 2 hours long because the interview with Ross and his guests lasts for over an hour.

Posted by William on Jul 22nd, 2009

Transmission Code: 15257 (#40)

Apologies if the show is a little more hectic in places than usual, there were 9 people present.

Extended Show Notes


  • 00:00:30 - William, Thomas and Emanuel are joined by Daniel “Ackart” Glenn, Dave “Henley” Traeger; Ross Scott, Craig Mengel and Ryan McDonald.

Podcast17 News

  • 00:02:10 - Podcast17 is teaming with Mod Fidelity (the team behind Modular Combat) to hold a contest in which you can win one of three copies of Half-Life 2: Episode Two.

Follow-up & Errata

  • 00:04:30 - William apologizes for the late start of live stream and late show posting last week.

From the Mouth of Valve

  • 00:05:10 - Team Fortress 2 Update Released
  • 00:05:30 - Team Fortress 2 avatars, possible new game mode hint.
  • 00:10:20 - Left 4 Dead Update Released


  • 00:12:40 - July 12th Single Player Preview Part 1 and 2
  • 00:14:30 - SinglePlayer Release Previews dictated by Phillip from Planet Phillip.
    • Onav Prison (Half-Life 2)
    • Before (Half-Life)
    • Black Operations mod redux. (Half-Life)
    • Mars 002 (Half-Life 2: Episode 2)
    • Mission to Mars
    • Research and Development (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:17:00 - Before (Half-Life)
  • 00:18:00 - Radiator 1-2: Handle With Care (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)
  • 00:23:10 - Research and Development (Half-Life 2: Episode Two)


  • 00:29:20 - Bisounours Party 4.1.962 Beta

Media Blitz

  • 00:30:10 - Dead Before Dawn - Sooner Than You Think
  • 00:32:00 - City 17: Episode 1 | July Media Release - Part Two


  • 00:38:00 - ModDB: Summer of Mods & Indies IS LIVE!

Topic of the Week

  • 00:43:30 - Team Fortress 2 Characters on Facebook


  • 00:50:00 - Interview with Ross Scott, Craig Mengel and Ryan McDonald from Civil Protection.
  • 02:09:00 - Wrap-up.

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Media Blitz



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SunnyBittern Jul 23 2009 says:

freemans mind and civil protection are soooo funny. good job ross. keep it up.

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Jike Jul 23 2009 says:

I'd recognize that voice anywhere.
Great job guys on Civil Protection, I really enjoy watching your videos!! :D

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BlueWolf72 Jul 23 2009 says:

good show Virt

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Tokoya Jul 23 2009 says:

Great episode, the guys from Freemans mind were terrific guests.

I'm getting a haircut and digesting ribs as we speak.

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