In this episode Chris, Harry and I discuss Blizzard giving away copies of of Diablo III, 3 faction PvP coming to Rift, Secret World open-beta’ing, again and more!

What we did this week

Bill
LOTRO – Skirmishing
SWTOR – more levelling

Harry
Secret World
TERA
Starhawk
Prototype 2
Diablo 3 repeatedly-entering-the password-game

Chris
LOTRO – Skirmishes plus continuing on the Epic Story
TERA
Firefall
Travelling with 70 15 year olds game

This week in funny pictures

I got Harry to crack a couple times, but Chris refused to play along…
http://i.imgur.com/GbU6g.gif
http://i.imgur.com/rTp6r.gif
http://i.imgur.com/SSodz.gif
http://i.imgur.com/JVvxJ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/CLAZg.gif
http://i.imgur.com/G01uj.jpg

News

Blizzard provides “free” copies of Diablo 3 to GAME-Australia pre-orders
http://kotaku.com/5910302/blizzard-shouts-unlucky-diablo-iii-fans-a-free-copy-of-diablo-iii

GW2 stress test.  On a Monday.  During Business hours.  What kind of stress are they trying to replicate?
http://www.arena.net/blog/mike-obrien-on-the-guild-wars-2-beta

3 faction PvP coming to Rift
http://community.riftgame.com/en/2012/05/14/introducing-conquest-test-the-latest-in-rift-pvp-on-thursday-517/

All MMO’s are terrible, and we’re idiots for enjoying them
http://kotaku.com/5908402/its-time-to-take-these-old-mmo-games-out-back-and-shoot-them

Secret World open beta weekend 2 May 18-22
http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/the_secret_world_beta_weekend_2_kingsmouth_calling_part_two

Secret World preview and first impressions
http://www.pcgamer.com/previews/the-secret-world-beta-hands-on-footage-and-first-impressions/

38 Studios in financial trouble – Amalur MMO (Copernicus) unlikely now?
https://www.tentonhammer.com/amalur/news/38-studios-could-be-facing-financial-troubles

Mechwarrior Online preview videos & screenshots
http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/05/11/mechwarrior-online-unleashes-a-torrent-of-new-screenshots-plus/
http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/05/10/mechwarrior-online-unloads-six-preview-videos/ (pointing to IGN videos)

Email/Comments

From Sam (comment on episode 78)

Sam

Great show as usual. I love your styles: intelligent and argumentative discussions, informative, don’t feel the need to yell and provoke to grab more attention and make your point, funny jokes. Kudos.

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