Jul 222010
 
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Yes, it's beautiful, but the Internet here stinks.

Thanks to everyone for your comments about our first podcast.  Carla is recording this one on the road!

Fact or Fiction (3:03)  Can you pick out the confirmed fact from rumor?  See the Gamespot video we talk about here.  See the screenshot here.

From the Newsnet & Beyond (5:30)  Roundup of the most important announcements and news:

  • (6:10) Closed Beta testing officially announced.  If you’re in, don’t blab!  If you see someone else blabbing, don’t blab!  Sean Dahlberg reminds us of the baaad things that could happen here.
  • (10:41) IncGamers interviews James Ohlen about the “elder game.”  Daniel Erickson on RPG Forever in CVG article.
  • (14:02) Bad news for Deceived fans.  Release date pushed to March 2011.
  • (14:27) Threat of Peace in comic book form now on sale.  Epic fail at Kathy’s local comic book store.
  • (15:39) Trinity revisited.  Damion Schubert, Lead Combat Designer at BioWare wrote an interesting article about this on his blog.
  • (18:53) Sean Dahlberg promises big reveal at Comic Con if TOR fans follow through on Facebook and Twitter.
  • (20:23)Third Star Wars Robot Chicken episode coming in Dec.
  • (21:32) New Blood of the Empire released.  Read it here.
  • (22:15) Developer Blog, “Sounds of The Old Republic.”  Does my sword sound better than your sword?  Read the article here.
  • (26:22) Developer Dispatch, “Music of The Old Republic.”  Watch the video here.  Very swoon-worthy.

Community Buzz (28:23)

  • (28:45) From Games Testing to RealID.  Sean Dahlberg says, “I mean it!”  Blizzard says, “JK JK.”
  • (34:16) Crafting.  Think grinding is bad in WoW?  Try A Tale in the Desert .  Their crafting is cool, though.

Sith or Jedi? (40:42)  Carla and Kathy find out what side they walk in their real lives with the Test of the Over-Priced Produce and the Test of the Charitable Organization Call.  Read the questions and take the test yourself here.

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