Bombcast is recording a little late this week due to appointments to see games which means Brad is once again missing. Vinny kicks things off by baffling everyone with his return to Mass Effect 1. Jeff talks about his disappointment with Aliens vs. Predator before shifting into a long discussion about Microsoft’s X10 event. Jeff seems hyped for Game Room and equally so for Crackdown 2 and they also touch on what they saw of Dead Rising 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction. The segment closes out once again in befuddlement as Drew reveals he has reinstalled Myst on his computer.
News of the world starts off by quickly touching on the original Command & Conquer games being made available for free. Things take a turn for the worse with the discussion on the recent Activision job and studio cuts based around their music games taking a big hit in the past year. Keeping with the theme, Viacom is attempting to get money back that was paid out in bonuses to Harmonix which I’m not sure anyone understands. New releases and emails close things out.
Covered games and topics: AvP, X10, Zombies, game room Myst, C&C, payout payback, job cuts
Topics open for discussion in this week’s support group include Vinny’s crippling Mass Effect addiction, Jeff’s irrational fear of Myst, Ryan’s inappropriate Wii Shop music fixation, and Drew’s… well, Drew’s thing is off-limits for now.
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