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 157 with Julie, Fran and Chris!

This time out we all aim to misbehave as Firefly Online is out (and due out this spring).  Along the way we discuss the topics below.   Chris Dodson (he of 2lazy2be otaku fame) has a few words to say about a subject from an earlier show.

1.       The Evil of Pokemon

2.       Candy Crushed Fingers

3.       Firefly Online – aiming to misbehave and keep on flying

4.       Buy a Token

5.       Radioshack gives us one last finger

6.       Star Trek, IKS Cuddly Wuddly, and flying garbage skows

7.       Starmade – minecraft in space

8.       Violence in videogames part 2

9.       Blood Borne bottoms out our most disgusting game list

 

Articles and Sites Cited:

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/american-televangelist-says-pokemon-is-origin-of-teen-homosexuality/0148304

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2015/04/13/man-ruptures-tendon-hand-playing-candy-crush-saga

http://www.mmogames.com/gamenews/42506/firefly-online-introduces-cortex-companion-app/

http://us.battle.net//wow/en/blog/18637509

http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/bankrupt-radioshack-selling-off-personal-details-of-117m-customers/0147150

https://keepflying.com/

http://star-made.org/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8y98otfH9X8

 

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/10092-Bloodborne-review

Direct download: 157-NPNM-05-11-2015.mp3
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Welcome to No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 156!

 

This time out Julie, Fran and Chris (our new regular contributor) sit down with long time industry professional Rod Harper about recent changes in the gaming industry, the Unity game engine, and what it takes to be an indie game developer.  If you have ever wanted to do your own indie game this is the show for you!

 

 

See You Online

Direct download: 156-NPNM-4-10-2015.mp3
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Welcome to Show 155,

Here are the topics this time out, This time out we talk about the BAFT Awards, ransomeware for gamers, and a game from the evil empire that is rated "E for Exploitive"

 

 see you online,

Julie and Fran

 

1.       Ransomware

2.       BAFTA Videogame Awards

3.       Chappie –  Do artificial intelligent beings have artificial souls?

4.       Stop throwing pizza’s on Walter White’s Roof

5.       Why do fans attend conventions (and why does William Shatner want you to “get a life”?

6.       Duck, duck…nuclear power plant

7.       Five Nights at Freddies

8.       The Flop (wolf) among – Tell-Tale Games versus Inkle Games

9.       Julie buys a game from the Evil Empire –  Titanfall

10.   This game rated “E” for exploitive

 

11.   Ed Obanon vs. NCAA and EA

Direct download: 155-NPNM-3-26-2015.mp3
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Welcome to show 154

It’s hard to believe that our favorite Rocket Man, Leonard Nimoy , is gone.  Although he was the star of stage as well as screen his role as Spock inspired a generation of American astronauts and engineers.  He will always hold a special place in our heart.

This time out we talk about Borderlands2, Minecraft, and modding Minecraft to play Borderlands 2.  We also talk about the newest version of Borderlands the Pre-Sequel, and a bit about the newest downloadable content. In the second part of the show we talk about hopes and fears for the future of Virtual Reality – which isn’t far off. 

Additional Subjects in the News:

Electronic Arts closes down Maxis

Square Enix wants to become the company you want them to be

Leonard Nimoy

 

Articles:

Devs Talk Hopes and Fears for VR

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/devs-talk-hopes-and-fears-for-vr/1100-6425787/

 

An Updated List Of Studios EA Has Bought And Then Shut Down

http://kotaku.com/an-updated-list-of-studios-ea-has-bought-and-then-shut-1689498614

 

Square Enix Asks What Game You Want It to Make Next

 

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/square-enix-asks-what-game-you-want-it-to-make-nex/1100-6425781/

Direct download: 154-NPNM-3-16-2015.mp3
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Welcome to Show 153!

This time out Steve, Fran and Julie have a great time talking about the following subjects. Please join us for another round of No Prisoners No Mercy.

See you online

Julie and Fran

 

1.       Violent games aren’t anything new

2.       Hatred Game or “ho-hum” game

3.       When violence is the means and not the point

4.       News of the Week

5.       Kickstarter, videogames and the failure of trust

 

6.       Keeping games alive

Direct download: 153-NPNM-2-24-2015.mp3
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Welcome to  Show 152!

It's been awhile hasn't it? Having survived two bouts of serious illness, one reorganization of the workplace and still surviving a foot and a half of snow in one 24 hour period we are back.  WARNING:  This time out the show is a more serious one.  We start out with a discussion of some of the most controversial games of all time.  We follow up with a discussion of the new game "Hatred."  In the second half of the show we talk about violence directed at videogame developers, and journalists. TAKE NOTE: THE SHOW CARRIES AND EXPLICIT RATING.

Articles Discussed:

http://metro.co.uk/2013/08/16/bioware-writer-quits-after-death-threats-to-family-3925970/

http://khon2.com/2014/10/14/female-video-game-developer-gets-death-threats/

http://www.polygon.com/2014/10/20/7020277/ceo-behind-hatred-neo-nazi-anti-islamic-responds

http://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/hatred

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/gog-responds-to-controversial-ultraviolent-killing/1100-6423023/

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/hatred-rated-adults-only-in-north-america/1100-6424713/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatred_%28video_game%29

 

See you onine

Julie and Fran

Direct download: 152-NPNM-2-2-2015.mp3
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Welcome to Show 151,

Join us for a discussion on Sony, The Interview, another round of videogame hacking, and the Warlords of Draenor.  

See You Online,

Julie and Fran

Direct download: 151-NPNM-12-29-2014.mp3
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Welcome to Show 150!

Join us for an interview with GM Tranzor from Wicked Interactive. We talk about first person shooters, Killer clowns with claymore cakes and more!

See you online,

Julie and Fran

Direct download: 150-NPNM-12-2-2014.mp3
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Welcome to Show 149 - The Final Fantasy Special (part 2)

This time out we discuss why a McDonalds hamburger wrapper in your glove compartment will keep your game from starting and evil Doctor Seuss. We also discuss mandatory dungeons, Looking for (and evading) player abuse, gaming catheters and spotted dick.

See you online,

Julie, Fran, Chris and Slunker

Direct download: 149-NPNM-11-13-2014.mp3
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Welcome to Show 148,

This time out we welcome Slunker and Chris from 2Lasy2BOtaku and the resulting combination is a show filled with fun and laughter. The subjects this time out are as follows:

1.       Final Fantasy 14  - Prelude

2.       Square Enix, catalogic wads, teabags and other stories

3.       Game of the week club

4.       Imitation is the sincerest  form of making a player comfortable

5.       Anime, pink police tanks, and other stories

6.       Leaving 2.5 billion on the dresser

 

7.       The story of the fortnight

Direct download: 148-NPNM-10-14-2014.mp3
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