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 173!

This time out Fran, Julie, Chris and Steve sit down and talk about the following subjects.

Subjects:

  1. Shovelware
  2. Blizzard’s Butt Apology/apologizing for artwork
  3. A not so family friendly event at Nintendo
  4. NC Soft layoffs/Wildstar
  5. World of Tanks/Girls und Panzer
  6. How not to market a videogame
  7. Daybreak Game Company

Articles Cited:

http://www.wired.com/2016/04/alison-rapp-nintendo-harassment/

http://kotaku.com/blizzard-removing-overwatch-butt-pose-after-fan-complai-1767613551

Direct download: 173-NPNM-4-13-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:16am CDT

Welcome to show 172!

Welcome to the war gaming show. This time out Julie, Fran, Chris and Steve talk about Wargames and more.  What is the fascination with military games? What is their history? Where are they going?

  1. Why are combat games popular?
  2. War gaming and Saving Private Ryan
  3. Twitch gameplay, strategic gameplay and “wire-fu”
  4. World of Warships
  5. War gaming and History
  6. Disparity in PvP
  7. Story of the Fortnight
  8. What are you playing?
Direct download: 172-NPNM-3-26-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:44pm CDT

Welcome to show 171 where we find our intrepid heroes discovering, by way of The Beginners Guide, that “not all videogames have to be an experience that you interact with – sometimes it’s just an experience that you experience.” Sometimes a cigar IS just a smoke.

 

  1. Steam controllers and other kit
  2. Visual novels, anime, Clannad and Steve Jackson Apps
  3. Is the Oculus Rift the “great democratizer?” What is the gateway to VR for gamers?
  4. Walking Simulators and The Beginners Guide
  5. Is Facebook experimenting on you?

 

Links

http://store.steampowered.com/app/324160/

http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/6/10723982/oculus-rift-price-no-longer-for-everyone

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathleenchaykowski/2016/02/24/mark-zuckerberg-has-a-plan-to-make-virtual-reality-social/#46e8f1917959

http://store.steampowered.com/app/303210/

http://boingboing.net/2015/10/02/the-beginners-guide-is-a-gam.html

Direct download: 171-NPNM-2-28-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:40pm CDT

Welcome to No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 170,

 

This time out we bring you the Star Citizen show with guest host Saylah.  Saylah, Julie and Fran bring you the flip side of what has been happening with Chris Roberts’ new game! Show links are below:

 

Mystic Worlds: http://notadiary.typepad.com/

Mystic Worlds on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/lauren-michele-12/tracks

Mystic Worlds on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCq5UB9mFw8C8-VPbCx2Y2pQ

 

Star Citizen Current Game Features: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/feature-list

ARK Starmap: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/starmap

 

YouTubes with good learning videos:

BoredGamer: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEq9W3I6b0wU0UiyxzVThZYYiZHZgnQNj

STLYoungblood: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL-g2bRjGQpvE9x86YDN69rSu5h2Am7Gdk

Tactical Advance: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1EW1I7nEteqNy7VJvMsD7BDtFSHksfTN

Direct download: 170-NPNM-2-10-2016.mp3
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Welcome to Show 169!

Join Chris, Steve, Julie and Fran for some fun, laughs and the lively art of conversation as they discuss the following topics:

  1. Nerf Wars the Foam Awakens
  2. Net non-neutrality: Win one for our side – taking internet providers to task
  3. “Damn the video cards, full speed ahead” – are developers outpacing the ability of gamers to keep up.
  4. Day One Bethesda –depending on the community to take up the slack
  5. Thank God for “pre-order rot” and indie developers
  6. Settling for Settlements – post apocalyptic Minecraft – Nature finds a way.
  7. Amazon aswesomesauce and software pushback
  8. Mass media or propaganda?
  9. Microsoft Minecraft – sorry Notch we don’t miss you.
  10. Story of the fortnight
  11. What we have been playing and wrap-up
  12. Outtakes
Direct download: 169-NPNM-1-13-2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:01pm CDT

Welcome to Show 168,

This time out we are proud to welcome the author of the Hakima’s Tale Trilogy, Nominee for UAE Woman of the Year, Dedra Stevenson. In the second half of the show we will welcome author Rod  Harper.  We hope you enjoy listening to the show as much as we did recording it.

See you online,

Julie and Fran

 

Links for the Show

ww.bluejinnimedia.com

@Hakimastale, @bluejinnimedia

Instagram as Bluejinnimedia

On Facebook as The Hakima's Tale, Desert Magnolia and Blue Jinni Media

Direct download: 168-NPNM-12-16-2015.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:48pm CDT

Welcome to Show 167!

Fran and Julie are back from vacation – this time out Fran, Julie, Chris and Steve sit down for some fun to discuss the following subjects:

 

  1. New Releases: Fallout 4 (Nov. 10) Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void (Nov. 10) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (Nov. 10 but only on Xbox one)
  2. Fallout 4 – Just about 2 days until Fallout 4 release. The modders are already planning on how to change the game.
    1. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/104375/20151108/fallout-4-release-date-drawing-near-everything-you-should-know-to-get-ready-for-the-wasteland.htm
    2. http://www.tentonhammer.com/feature/top-5-mods-we-want-see-fallout-4
    3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYg69CzFum0
  3. Spectre (at $73 million) tops The Peanuts Movie (according to Variety Magazine: http://variety.com/2015/film/box-office/box-office-spectre-tops-the-peanuts-movie-with-73-million-1201636074/) but Halo 5 leaves it in the dust at $400 million (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/halo-5-made-more-money-in-first-24-hours-than-spectre/0158486)
    1. Spectre Needs to make $650 million to break even (http://variety.com/2015/film/box-office/spectre-box-office-1201633311/)
    2. $34 million dollars worth of cars were smashed in the making of Spectre (http://mashable.com/2015/10/02/james-bond-spectre-cars/#iWxXOokT35qp)
  4. Activision buys Candy Crush Developer King for $5.9 Billion (http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/161281-Activision-Buys-Candy-Crush-Saga-Dev?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=news)
    1. King is currently valued at $7 billion dollars
  5. Activison Blizzard opens its own television and film studio: (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/activision-blizzard-opens-television-and-film-studio/0158771)
  6. Batman Arkham Knight on PC still broken…and may never be fixed according to publisher Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment (http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/warner-warns-that-batman-arkham-knight-on-pc-may-never-be-fixed/0158359)
  7. More Women own video consoles then Men:
    1. “The gender demographics for gaming console owners in the United States, according to a Pew Research Center study, break down as follows: 42% of women in the USA own consoles, and 37% of men do.” (http://www.themarysue.com/game-console-demographics/)
Direct download: 167-NPNM-11-30-2015.mp3
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Welcome to Show 166!

This time out Julie, Fran, Chris and Steve sit down for a trip down memory lane as we discuss the history of videogames from pong, playing in the mud, and suitcase sized laptops all the way up to present day. And yes, we will admit, we had so much fun we got carried away with the whole concept (Chris had nothing to do with it…really!)

1. Pong, Atari 2600 and early computers
2. Playing in the mud – text based games
3. Quaking in your boots - LAN Parties
4. Set in Amber – Amber screens, Dial Up Games, the worst game in history, and main frames in the night
5. Home on Lagrange
7. Early Console Games – Playstation before they had a number, Nintendo, Square Soft before they added Enix.
8. Global Village – the era of the internet
9. Full Steam Ahead
10. Vanilla Wow, The Flagship Sinks, Fallout out and Fallen Earth
11. Gaming goes mobile

Direct download: 166-NPNM-10-29-2015.mp3
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Welcome to Show 165!

This time out it is our very great pleasure to welcome Adam Cogan, Design Director, for Sparkplug Games.  Mr. Cogan has been working on a long overdue and anxiously awaited game, Firefly Online – and he is here to tell us all about it.

Sites Cited in the show:

https://www.facebook.com/FireflyOnlineGame

https://keepflying.com/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/343750

Serenity Valley Smugglers Association

https://www.facebook.com/Serenity-Valley-Smugglers-Association-and-Saloon-471302786351989/timeline/

Direct download: 165-NPNM-9-28-2015.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 6:22am CDT

Welcome to Show 164!

This time out Fran, Julie, Chris and Steve site down and talk about the following subjects (see below).  Next time we welcome Adam Cogan from Sparkplug Games, who will talk to us about their upcoming game “Firefly Online”.

 

See you online,

Fran, Julie, Chris and Steve

 

1.   The Smed, Zeekill and the “White Hat Hacker” – did Sony provoke attacks? 2. White hat hackers

3. Video game movies. Keven Smith and “The Hollywood Formula”

4.  Xbox One, Fallout 4, Bethesda , Ubisoft learns their lesson, Assassins Creed Syndicate (and finally a female protagonist!), Square Enix finally gives in and remakes Final Fantasy 7.

 

5. Square Enix and the best and worst of the Final Fantasy Series (on and offline)

Direct download: 164-NPNM-9-16-2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:52pm CDT