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 179 of the No Prisoner, No Mercy Show. This week some of the subjects are Pokemon go and went, World of Warcraft Legion and a bit of Black Desert Online. The subject of discussion this time out is "Does Lore Matter to You"

See you online,
The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

Direct download: 179-NPNM-9-14-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31am CDT

Welcome to Show 178 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show,

It's been a rough month for us, but we are back in the groove. We should almost call this our comeback show.

And what a comeback it is! If you like wargames, real time strategy, or table top games this show is for you. We have a special guest who started the first wargaming site on the internet! Join us for some fun and a bit of gaming history as we sit down with Rod Harper!

This show is dedicated to the memory of John Taylor and Robin Rapata.

Direct download: 178-NPNM-9-1-2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:16pm CDT

Welcome to show "before the next one and after the last one". This time out Steve, Chris, Fran and Julie spend time having fun and talking about the folling subjects:


Pokemon Go, Companies that do it right (Blizard and Turbine) and those who do it wrong/

WB Games, PC Ports, Dungeons and Dragons - offline, online and on the tabletop, Lord of the rings online. Turbine, the bandwagon other developers jumped on. Perfect World games.

What Blizzard does wrong (Garrisons) and what they do right (Legion)


See you online,

The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

Direct download: 177-NPNM-7-27-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56am CDT

Welcome to Show 176 -

This time out Fran, Julie, Chris and Steve get together to discuss legacy servers (Barren's chat we hardly knew ye), Garrisons, Julie's game master days, "Don't tell me how to play your game", Garrisons are the worst thing that ever happend to WoW, Windows 10 and other aggrivations. Then Chris tells us his story of the fortnight including his naughty Black Desert dog. Lastly we revisit Black Desert Online.

 

Articles:


http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2016-04-11-blizzard-issues-cease-and-desist-to-private-wow-server

http://kotaku.com/the-reason-blizzard-cant-make-world-of-warcraft-legacy-1781438526

Direct download: 176-NPNM-7-6-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:49pm CDT

Welcome to the World of Warcraft Movie Show

This time out Fran and Julie sit down to take in a movie and talk about the results - the good, the bad and the not so good. Time to review the moview about Fran's favorite game.

See you online (and in the theater)

Fran and Julie

Articles Cited:

http://arstechnica.com/the-multiverse/2016/06/the-warcraft-fans-dilemma-a-movie-but-its-based-on-the-1994-dos-game/

Direct download: 1755-NPNM-6-15-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:33pm CDT

Welcome to Show 175

This time out Fran, Julie, Steve and Chris sit down to talk about the game of the moment, Black Desert Online. Along the way we talk about Skyforge and have alot of laughs. Join us again as we talk about our favorite MMOs and maybe yours.

See you online,

The No Prisoners, No Mercy Team

Direct download: 175-NPNM-5-30-2016.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:24pm CDT

Welcome to show 174 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show. This time out Fran, Julie, Chris and Steve talk about Augmented reality, Steam's skivvy unvle and more. \\

See you online.


1. Go and Augmented Reality
2. Universal Windows Platform – Steam’s skivvy uncle
3. Comic book heroes dark, blue and zaftig
4. Vetted in Forchan, popularized in Reddit
5. Kicking your first kickstarter to the curb
6. Non-Accessiblity and World of Warships

Articles Discussed:
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2015/09/10/pokemon-go-adds-augmented-reality-and-gps-to-the-formula-for-real-world-catch-em-all.aspx

http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/03/04/epic-games-boss-attacks-microsofts-universal-windows-platform

http://kotaku.com/successful-100-000-kickstarter-dev-calls-it-quits-due-1763162848

Direct download: 174-NPNM-5-8-2016.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am CDT

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