No Prisoners, No Mercy
There comes a time, friends, when your favorite MMO ceases to sparkle, when even new videogames lose their luster, and the computer room becomes a prison; and all that is left are two gamers (who happen to be nuns) with a very large axe to grind. Come join Julie Whitefeather and Frances Kosac as they go to War - and along the way discuss the events of the week in the MMO industry.

Welcome to Show 145,

This time out we welcome Keegan White, game master from Suba Games, to the show. Join us as we have a great time talking to Keegan about their latest games, his favorite games and ours and the industry.

See you online,

Julie and Fran

Direct download: 145-NPNM-8-18-2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:47 AM

WELCOME TO THE WILDSTAR SPECIAL!

Wildstar has been out a bit over a month now and we are wild about wildstar.  Spend some time with Julie, Fran and Saylah from Mystic Worlds as they discover what is in now that it is out - and what is out and why.

 

See you online,

Julie, Fran and Saylah

Direct download: 144-NPNM-7-2-2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:50 PM

Welcome to Show 143

 

O.K. we could have sworn we uploaded this one but we see it didn't make it all the way to Virginworlds - mia culpa (ouraculpa?).  This time out we sat down and spent some time talking with the man who is called "The Disney of Steampunk" none other than Eric "Lord Bobbins" himself.   Eric is the founder and driving force behind Teslacon.  He has worn many hats in his time, amoung them is working on Star Wars. We have spoken about him many times and now here he is.

 

See you online,

 

Julie and Fran

Direct download: 143-NPNM-6-10-2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:50 AM

Welcome to Show 142,

Welcome to the science fiction show. In the first half of the show three of us sit down and talk about the king of the monsters who has a new movie out - Godzilla. In the second half of the show we welcome gaming author Tom Wright to the show.

 

See you online,

Julie, Fran and Evelyn

Direct download: 142-NPNM-5-30-2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39 AM

Welcome to Show 141!

This time out we sit down with R.W. Harper and discuss Elder Scrolls Off and Online as well as Wildstar.   The subject and sites discussed are below:

 

Subjects:

1.       Elder Scrolls On and Off line – the straight skinny

2.       Trends in Game Design

3.       Star Wars the Old Cash Grab and other Business Models

4.       Moon Pies, R.C. Cola, and Cornbread south of Kentucky

5.       Wild about Wildstar and Carbine Studios

6.       Broadsword games, Disney and Lucas Arts

7.       AAA vs. Flappy Poo

 

 

Cites and Sites:

http://www.broadsword.com/about.html

 http://www.wildstar-online.com/en/

Direct download: 141-NPNM-5-6-2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:19 AM

Welcome to Show 140!

This time we welcome Saylah from Mystic Worlds back to the show to talk about about the news of the day.   This time out the main topics of discussion are paying to not play and Elder Scrolls Online.  Total topics are below.

See you online,

Julie and Fran

1. Paying for not playing, let me know if I had a good time.

2.  EQ Landmark - when is a game not a game? When there is no game play.  

3. Playing to get paid, Empty Landmarks.

3.  Elder Scrolls Online - Have it our way. Skyrim is about You, Elder Scrolls Online is about everyone. Everything old is old again. 

4. Star Citizen - drinking the Koolaide, the giant on the horizon.

5. Women in the military.

6. Virtual reality sickness

 

Articles:

Forbes Magazine articles

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/01/02/predicting-the-biggest-disaster-of-2014-the-elder-scrolls-online/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/01/09/will-the-elder-scrolls-online-have-the-last-laugh-with-its-subscription-fee/

http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/02/08/the-elder-scrolls-online-should-choose-between-60-up-front-or-15-a-month/

 

Direct download: 140-NPNM-3-27-2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:25 AM

Welcome to show 139,

This time out we have gone mobile - time to talk about the offerings for mobile gamers out there. We have been through some Elder Scrolls Online beta and talk a bit out that as well. Here are the subjects and articles cited (below).

See you online,

Julie and  Fran

Welcome to  Show 139.


Here are the subjects this time out. 


1.       Chris Robert’s Star Citizen

2.       Order and Chaos Online – go mobile or go home

3.       Greedy Birds Go – a letter from a dad

4.       Is “free to play” killing mobile gaming?

5.       Dungeon Keeper,  Wallet Reaper, Dollar Keeper

6.       Lego my ego

7.       Elder Scrolls Online (some early impressions)

 

Articles:

 

http://www.themarysue.com/nintendo-losing-tons-of-money/

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/210254/EA_says_Dungeon_Keeper_rating_system_makes_it_easier_for_players.php

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-26118022

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/reviews/10956-Dungeon-Keeper-Mobile-Review-Wallet-Reaper

Direct download: 139-NPNM-3-5-2014.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:06 AM

Welcome to show 138!

 

This time we welcome Saylah from Mystic Worlds back to the show.  The main topic of the show this time is CCP's Eve Online.  As long time players of the game factionn warfare has always been something that has both attracted and mystified us.  Saylah his here to share laughs and show us all how to get started. In the second part of the show we talk about Chris Robert's Star Citizen versus Eve Online.

 

See you online,

Julie and Fran

Direct download: 138-NPNM-2-17-2014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:15 PM

Welcome to Show 137!

This time out we welcome Chris Dodson back to the show.  We spend time talking about Everquest Landmark and Everquest Next -and Julie has to eat some crow.  Along the way we talk about computer securty.  We end up the session talking about what makes a great game bad and a good game great.

See you online,

Julie Whitefeather

1. Credit where credit is due -  Sony Online

2. Everquest/Everquest Landmark

3. Down and out in Norrath - shining SOE moments

4.  Where your roots are - and not where your grandma came from

5. Computer Security - Security Now - Leo LaPorte

6.  the failure of a great game

7.  What makes a good game great?

Direct download: 137-NPNM-1-13-2013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:19 PM

Welcome to Show 136

It's starting to look alot like Christmas- time for a Christmas show. Subjects this week include Everquest Next, Star Citizen, exploding pigs and more; the full list is below including links to arts and videos discussed.

See you online

Julie and Fran

 

Topics for the Show

- BBC America/Victorian London

- Everquest Next/Everquest Landmark/Everquest 1

- Warlords of Draenor - player housing

- Would you pay to be a beta tester?

- Chris Roberts/Star Citizen

- Baby its space outside - Portal 2

- Exploding Pigs

- Amazon/UPS and Drones

- Skyrim/Minecraft Mashup

- What main stream media thinks about the videogame industry.

Videos Discussed:

Charlie Brooker and Jon Show

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FLVjfFKy58

 

Conan O'Brien at Blizcon 2013

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdzE4ks3lHo

 

X-box One His and Hers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn5u_RJO7YY

 

Articles Discussed:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/128885-Dark-Matter-Publisher-Claims-Its-An-Episodic-Series?utm_source=feedly

 

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2013/11/sony-online-entertainment-is-charging-60-to-alpha-test-a-free-to-play-mmo/

 

http://www.polygon.com/2013/12/3/5171250/watch-mandy-patinkin-help-jimmy-fallon-succeed-at-candy-crush

 

http://kotaku.com/to-be-fair-1475812825

 

http://www.bethblog.com/2013/12/03/see-skyrims-minecraft-mash-up-today-on-twitch/

 

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/01/amazon-is-experimenting-with-autonomous-flying-delivery-drones/

 

http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/03/ups-also-said-to-be-testing-drone-delivery-constant-robot-background-hum-increasingly-inevitable/

 

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/205961/Video_Heres_what_the_mainstream_media_thinks_of_video_games.php

Direct download: 136-NPNM-12-11-2013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:28 PM