The Horrible Show 08-04-10: Does July 2010 Matter?

The Horrible ShowBack in the present, it’s time to look at the headlines of the past month of July. Justin, Cole, and Ethan weigh the long term impact of Carmine’s mortality, Kinect’s pricing, the Zelda timeline, and our favorite NBA Jam catch phrase impressions. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

We’ve been living in the past… man. Our normally diverse Threesomes of the Week hits a speed bump when confronted by so many video games. The On the Spot question of the week asks: What is the worse release night line you have waited in? Which leads us to wonder would you take drunk Christmas costumes over bad Joker impersonaters? We focus on the headlines of July and guess whether or not we will be talking about them in the future where the Super Wii exists. After making sense of our multiple new editorial series, we try and  get away before Ethan can talk about zombies again.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187

Guide:
Intro and Off-topic – (00:25 – 11:33)
On the Spot Question – (11:41 – 16:43)
Does July 2010 Matter? – (16:53 – 58:25 )
Ethan: Red Faction, Gears of War 3, inFamous 2 – (17:49 – 32:51)
Cole: Kinect, Zelda, NBA Jam – (32:58 – 45:26)
Justin: Blizzard, 1 vs 100, Alien Swarm – (45:40 – 58:25)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (58:31 – 1:00:41 )
Parting Words – (1:00:47 – 1:04:10 )

Games:
Final Fantasy XIII, DJ Hero, Red Faction: Guerrilla, Red Faction: Armageddon, Gears of War 3, inFamous 2, Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, Dance Central, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, 1 vs 100, Buzz: Quiz TV, Alien Swarm, Red Dead Redemption, Braid, Psychonauts, Brutal Legend,

Threesomes of the Week:
Video: Autotune the News, Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland
Books: Scott Pilgrim Series
Games: Just Cause 2, Assassin’s Creed II, Rock Band

Headlines:
1) SyFy Original Series Red Faction: Origins Announced
2) Decide the Fate of Carmine in Gears of War 3 For Charity
3) There IS a Zelda timeline, Skyward Sword predates Ocarina
4) Kinect priced at $150, includes Kinect Adventures
5) There IS a Zelda timeline, Skyward Sword predates Ocarina
6) First Look At NBA Jam’s Retro Superstars
7) Blizzard Backs Off Proposed Real Name Forum Policy
8) Post mortem: 1 vs. 100 was ambitious, had major obstacles
9) Valve Releasing Free Co-Op Game

References:
Indianapolis Canal, Hubble 3D IMAX, King Kong, The Dark KnightAnthony Carmine, Benjamin CarmineClayton Carmine, Child’s Play, Old Cole, Old-New Cole, Detlef Schrempf, Magic Johnson Boss Image?, Assassin’s Creed 2 DRM, Alien Swarm in First Person, @RovioMobile, Red Dead Zombies, Double Fine, Tim Schafer

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