Couch Podtatoes Episode 11: Game Updates

Here we are again at episode number 11! Welcome back. I have to give a warning first and foremost, J3w3l’s computer is a POS so for whatever reason her mic was super static-y and some of that comes through more than usual. She has reported ordering new computer parts in this episode, so hopefully by next week the kinks will be worked out. So bear with us. Listening to it, it’s not too horrible but is rather annoying on headphones. Sorry. Hopefully we won’t have any more of these types of issues in the future!

Anyway, we discussed Game Updates this time around, and the way they have changed over the years with expansions, DLC and even free updates. Our idiots this week were rather well publicized, with DDoS attacks crippling many popular networks. Lastly we looked at a community post talking about the Survival Horror genre, and whether or not it can find mainstream success again. So take a listen, and make sure to subscribe via your preferred method!

I should also mention the newly minted Anook and Twitter feeds for Couch Podtatoes. Follow us there as well!

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Couch Podtatoes Epsiode 11: Game Updates (runtime: 1:10:32)

Breaking the Ice: what are we playing? (starts at 1:17)
Discussion: Game Updates: (starts at 19:56)
Idiots on the Internet: DDoS Attacks (starts at 55:45)
Community Talk: Mr. Luvva Luvva (starts at 1:02:17)

Host Contact information:

Izlain
Blog: Me vs. Myself and I
Twitter:@mevsmyselfandi

J3w3l
Blog: Healing The Masses
Twitter: @ausj3w3l

Idiots on the Internet article:

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/08/25/report-psn-down-due-to-ddos-attack.aspx

What is a DDoS attack?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack

Reasons behind attack

http://www.gamepur.com/news/15954-psn-hackers-unveils-reason-behind-recent-ddos-attack-sony-should-have-ddos.html

here’s an article that ties a lot of it together:

http://badassdigest.com/2014/08/26/video-games-misogyny-and-terrorism-a-guide-to-assholes/

Community Spotlight:
Mr. Luvva Luvva
the article

Music Credits:
“Level Up” by Cookie Monsta (from the Riot! EP)
“Ginger Pubes” by Cookie Monsta (from the album “Blurgh!”)
“Traitors” by Misery Index (from the album “Traitors”)
“Reptilia” by The Strokes (from the album “Room on Fire”)
“Enchanted Rose” by Bury Your Dead (from the album Beauty and the Breakdown)

Couch Podtatoes is a podcast about gaming, though we might stray into other forms of media. Sometimes we use strong language, but we try to keep that to a minimum. All opinions expressed by us or our guests are our own and are in no way to be interpreted as official commentary from any companies we discuss. You can visit our official podcast page at http://couchpodtatoes.libsyn.com/. Be sure to follow us on iTunes, and/or Stitcher Radio.

Questions, comments and feedback are welcomed and encouraged!

#couchpodtatoes #podcast #gamesdiscussion #gaming

5 responses to “Couch Podtatoes Episode 11: Game Updates

  1. The updates aren’t showing up in Android still (I use subscription via “Podcast Republic” app. I unsubscribed and resubbed and it is still only showing episode #9 as the latest.

    (I know I can get it elsewhere, just trying to help troubleshoot in case other people ONLY use their apps to learn about your podcast – they would be missing out!)

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