Does May 2011 Matter? – The Horrible Show 060111

The Horrible ShowThe big industry news maker may be right around the corner, but May 2011 might go down in history. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Justin overanalyze the PSN outage, Elite Modern Warfare 3 news, and reveal just who the target audience is for E3. Mmm toadstools. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

Once a month we bring recap the previous months headlines and energetically fill them with tangents in our quest to determine if the news matters in the long run. So come get your May dosage. Complete with Threesomes of the Week that relive our Meatloaf memories and confirm Bruce Willis’s status as our favorite action star. The On the Spot question breaks into E3 and Ethan tries to ruin our favorite time of the year with twisted toadstool photos. The headlines can’t go anywhere without checking in on the PlayStation Network and Call of Duty. We have some fun on Raptr.com and stress out over even more deals on Steam. Then, we try and devise a plan for our E3 coverage next week, but we can say you’ll get some, and it will be horrible. Finally, we bond over Hunted’s launch trailer and welcome you in on our group hug.

Show Notes

Cast:
Justin L, Cole, Ethan, Justin G

Guide:
Intro and Threesomes (00:56 – 22:15)
On the Spot Question (22:21 – 26:52)
Does April Matter? (26:55 – 1:19:12)
PSN Outage Update (27:15 – 26:16)
Modern Warfare 3 / COD Elite (36:18 – 48:56)
Diablo 3 Beta (49:00 – 55:53)
Government aiding games 1, 2, 3 (55:55 – 1:02:45)
Steam Daily Deals (1:02:47 – 1:08:23)
Raptr.com Redesign (1:08:26 – 1:11:52)
Do they matter? (1:11:53 – 1:19:12)
HorribleNight.com Updates (1:19:14 – 1:21:08)
Shout Outs (1:21:11 – 1:25:40)

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeTough Enough, Assassin’s Creed II, Crysis 2
Justin G – The Fixer, Indy 500 Weekend, Beastie Boys Hot Sauce Committee pt. 2
Ethan – Fallout: New Vegas – Honest Hearts DLC, The Tiny Big Bang Story, Last Man Standing
Justin L – Game of Thrones Book 1, The Lonely Island – Turtle Neck & Chain, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

Game Industry Shout Outs:
ColeDuke Nukem Forever Preorders
Justin GTeam Bondi
EthanInterplay crumbling
Justin L – Hunted: The Demon’s Forge Launch Trailer

Games:
Assassin’s Creed II, Crysis 2, Fallout: New Vegas, The Tiny Big Bang Story, Modern Warfare 3, Diablo 3, America’s Army, Kingdoms of Amalur, Homefront, Duke Nukem Forever, L.A. Noire, Fallout Online, Hunted: The Demon’s Forge

References:
Stone Cold Steve Austin, Powerman 5000, Meatloaf, GeoHot, Xbox Hacker from Ireland, Filter

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