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 191 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show.

This time out we discuss destructive behavior in videogames. Have the donkeyhats made your virtual life miserable? Are they somehow actually destroying your favorite game?
Sometimes destructive behavior isn't even intentional. It's time to take a look at it all!

The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team


articles discussed or mentioned:


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4072704.stm
https://www.engadget.com/2012/01/31/dutch-supreme-court-declares-runescape-theft-a-real-world-crime/
http://www.pcworld.com/article/152673/virtual_theft.html
https://www.engadget.com/2010/09/11/eve-online-player-steals-45-000-worth-of-isk-in-massive-investm/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/4137782.stm
http://content.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1983234,00.html

Direct download: 191-NPNM-5-24-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:46am CDT

Welcome to Show 190 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show.
 
We start out the show by talking about whether reviews really matter - case in poin Mass Effect: Andromenda. Next we take a look at what really goes into making a video game from the standpoint of someone who made them for decades. Are we holding videogames to unreasanable standards?  We also take a look who has an effect on the videogame market as opposed to who thinks they do, and why.
 
Articles Discussed:

rock paper shotgun review of mass effect andromeda

 
 
Main topics of conversation:

1.      Mass effect andromeda – do reviews matter?

2.      What really goes into making a game – a professional viewpoint

3.      Who has an effect on the videogame market vs. who thinks they do

Direct download: 190-NPNM-5-4-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45am CDT

Welcome to Show 189,

The first half of the show was an impromptu session where we shared some laughs about guild drama we have experienced in the past. In the second half of the show we tackle the subject of "whitewashing" in movies, concentrating on the recent movie Ghost in the Shell.

See you online,

The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

Articles Mentioned:

https://www.engadget.com/2012/12/24/drama-mamas-how-to-leave-your-guild-without-drama-or-burning-br/
Drama Mamas: How to leave your guild without drama or burning bridges

http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/9/11612530/ghost-in-the-shell-anime-asian-representation-hollywood

Direct download: 189-NPNM-4-12-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:08pm CDT

Welcome to Show 188...take 2.

Our previous efforts failed due to factors including faulty software and faulty computers. Here, finally, is the completed version. This time out we discuss the following subjects:

1. names that are better on the harder difficulty
2. Is there an exodus back to triple - A
3. Green Light Process (and the lack thereof), abandonware and asset flipping

See you online,
The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

Direct download: 188-NPNM-12-22-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm CDT

This time out we welcome Rod, Chris, Julie and special guest Calfury. The following subjects are on offer.

See you online,
The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

1. Zombie dodo birds and shai-hulud
2. Hero's Song, The Smed and Crowdfunding
3. Indie-posers and back-channel publishing companies
4. Early Release, Steam Green light and abandonware
5. Videogame Gambling
6. Action movies and scripts written on cocktail napkins
7. Left Click to Win

 

Articles this time out:

http://www.avclub.com/article/steve-bannon-used-be-ceo-world-warcraft-gold-farmi-250081
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-01-04-pixelmage-games-closes-before-completion-of-heros-song
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/hero-s-song-game-rpg#/updates

Direct download: 187-NPNM-2-22-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21am CDT

Welcome to Show 186!

The subjects this time our are as follows:

1. Mark Hamill reimagining the Joker

2. Ark Not so technologically Evolved

3. How do you know you are done with a game?

4. Why do we go back?

5. Not putting your money where a publishers mouth is - do we dislike certain games or publishers because we are told to?

6. In a Tur-bind

Direct download: 186-NPNM-1-30-2017.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm CDT

Welcome to Show 186!

This time out it is our pleasure to welcome renown author Dedra Stevenson back to the show. Ms. Stevenson is the Author of The Hakima's Tale Trilogy, Desert Magnolia and Skinwalker: The Ressurection. Join us as we discuss her latest book.

See you online,
The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

Direct download: 185-NPNM-1-10-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:25am CDT

Welcome to show 184!

This time out Julie, Fran and Chris get together and discuss the following topics.

See you online,

The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

1. Gaming computers
2. Caveman Huckleberry Finn, early access hell and love shacks
3. Ken doll hair, hair hats and other character options
4. Feeling the gerbil wheel
5. Wow on the low end
6. Steampunk, twi'leks and the one person who hasn't seen Star Wars
7. Professor Ernst Blomberg and Vampire Killing Kits

Direct download: 184_NPNM_12-21-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56am CDT

Welcome to Show 183!

This time out Steve and Julie sit down and talk about remastered game and whitewashing in media. We also explore why a game about farming is more popular than the latest iteration of Call of Duty. Join us for these subjects and more.

See you online,

Fran and Julie


Hidden Improvements in Skyrim Special Edition
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6EjcESYIXk

I see a duckie and a horsie
http://noprisonersnomercy.com/2016/11/i-see-a-ducky-and-a-horsie/

Direct download: 183-NPNM-11-30-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:45pm CDT

Welcome to Show 182 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show. This week we discuss citizencon. Next, whether the initials are fps, moba or rpg sometimes we get angry in and at video games- but why? We follow that with a discussion on what attracted us to mmorpg gaming in the first place.


Articles:

http://tay.kinja.com/getting-angry-at-video-games-1787545349
http://massivelyop.com/2016/10/16/the-daily-grind-what-made-you-try-out-your-first-mmorpg/

Direct download: 182-NPNM-11-6-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:05am CDT