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Two oh two.

Things are happening as regards Grand Theft Auto.  I’ve actually played some new games, a storm affected the internet, Microsoft came to their senses and decided to herp fewer derps, some more religious types got upset about a video game, and what the balls?  Disney bought Lucasarts?

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Everyone secretly loves playing the bad guys. And when it comes to Role Playing Games you can’t get more typically bad than Orcs and Goblins. The festering green skinned hordes who will always be standing in your way, whether you are on a world saving quest or just picking flowers for a local Mage, it’s always the green skins giving you grief. So now thanks to Of Orcs And Men you get to switch it up and become those nasty, pesky creatures and annoy the humans on your terms.

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Getting stuck into the first of a third century, and maybe I had a little beer to celebrate.  Or for some reason, anyway.   We talk Origin, iOS, PS3 nitty-gritties and Smartglass.

One of the most revolutionary zombie games is coming at the market again, but not in a sequel sort of way.

Deep Silver is set to go around again for a game that will feature more character continuation, a couple of new characters, and essentially a new map (with a twist).

The island of Palanai has been ravaged by monsoons, causing extensive flooding and changing the dimensions of the map. So whilst the game is placed in the same location, the map is incredibly different, oh and there’s a boat.

Think Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood or Halo: ODST as far as it relates to a sequel.

Slated for a 2013 release, watch the trailer here 

Hotly anticipated Metro: Last Light has had some interesting news – the multiplayer component has been removed.

The game slated to drop next year is a follow up to the impressive Metro: 2033 (which featured single player only). Developers have refused to rule out possible post-release DLC for multiplayer, but have said “Right now we’re 100% focused on the single player campaign and not thinking beyond that. We don’t like throwing away work though, it’s a project we could potentially return to afterMetro: Last Light ships”

“After E3, we decided to fold this multiplayer team back into the main group and focus 100% of the studio’s resources on the single player campaign. As a result, Metro: Last Light will not ship with a multiplayer component” a 4A games rep said, and followed it up by saying “single player is what the fanbase cares most about”

Special 200th episode pizza

To celebrate this, the 200th Buttonmasher Podcast, we had some pizza and then recorded a podcast.

We discuss at length Microsoft’s baffling new Metro store thing and what it means for gaming on PC, Xbox and other platforms. There’s also news for some games that are called Metro but are probably unrelated.  We have a little laugh at EA’s awesome voucher deal, and Ubisoft’s spat with the Black Eyed Peas.

We then descend into the madness that is potential casting for a Mass Effect film.  If you value your sanity you’ll stop listening at that point.

Coconut run, Boxcar2D


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The Fable Franchise is one of the core IP’s for Xbox and I have enjoyed them for many great hours since the first one on the original Xbox, I even took a day off work on launch day to get stuck into it. And even if Peter Molyneux’s grandiose ideas never really came to full fruition, the Fable series has still captured a huge legion of loyal followers and been enjoyed by millions. So why would Mr Molyneux up and leave Lionhead pretty much on the eve of release of his latest ‘Kinect Required’ Fable title. Read on and it may just become clear.

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This is the one hundred and ninety ninth Buttonmasher Podcast.  Big numbers.  This week we talk about Fox’s new action comedy, some things happening in the world of Warcraft, something wrong with League of Legends, Sony getting upset about a dude doing things, religionists getting upset about a thing in a game, and Windows 8 maybe upsetting fewer people than previously.

Here is the link to the silly racing game Flash.

And to Minecraft Azeroth: screenshots, download.

Gar’s not in this one, which is frightening for everyone involved, particularly for you, the listener. Turns out that a story involving YouPorn won’t set off Matt’s e-mail filter, because I’m smart enough to disguise it as “pr0n”. Boobs, however, totally get it blocked. Awesome.

Also, these weirdoes get really hung up on the word “release”. Soooo, look out for that.