The Horrible Show 09-01-10: Does August 2010 Matter?

The Horrible ShowFace it. The summer is officially over, so Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina look back at August to see if any news stories will have any impact in the near future. We take on Billy Mitchell, NBA Jam, Portal, and Guillermo del Toro. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

For the first time in The Horrible Show’s history, we have the same cast of characters this week that we did on our last episode. We analyze the Aliens movie series and Ethan’s bizarre fixation on The World of Zoo in our Threesomes of the Week. Mega Man attacks our On The Spot question where everyone comes up with their own robot boss. Our focus of the week is our monthly look back on the previous month’s headlines where we determine whether or not any of the news stories will have a long-term impact on the video game industry. Back on HorribleNight.com, we’ve added two new editorial series and Ethan explains where he is coming from with his angry Gaming Cynic articles. Feel free to contribue to any of our ongoing series by reaching out to us via email or Twitter. Lastly, we take things home with some parting words and Cole’s plea to video game stores.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro – (00:50 – 2:07)
Threesomes of the Week – (2:10 – 16:07)
On the Spot Question – (16:08 – 21:15)
News of August 2010 – (21:16 – )
Left 4 Dead DLC The Sacrifice – (22:08 – 27:21)
Guillermo del Toro and THQ – (27:21 – 31:20)
Brad Pitt in Red Dead Movie – (31:25 – 37:13)
Portal in the Classroom – (37:15 – 42:02)
New Xbox 360 Controller – (42:03 – 47:45)
NBA Jam HD in NBA Elite 11 – (47:46 – 52:49)
Billy Mitchell is Back On Top – (52:51 – 56:29)
Xbox Live Price Hike – (56:30 – 1:02:25)
HorribleNight.com Contributions – (1:02:26 – 1:06:41)
Parting Words – (1:06:54 – 1:11:16)

Games:
Mega Man, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, The Passing DLC, Red Faction, Red Dead Redemption, Portal, Contra, NBA Jam, NBA Elite 11, NBA Showdown, Donkey Kong, Donkey Kong Jr, Alien Swarm

Threesomes of the Week:
Cole: Ip Man, A Lion’s Tale: Around the World in Spandex, Secret of Mana
Ethan: Kick-Ass, World of Zoo, 15k Run
Christina: F*** You, Aliens, Save the Cat
Justin: NFL Blitz, Scott Pilgrim Screening, Scott Pilgrim Soundtrack Shuffle

References:
Donnie Yen, Chris Jericho, Screened.com Podcast, Epic Win AppYGGIA: NFL Blitz Arcade Machine, Ken Dilger, Reebok Pumps, Guillermo del Toro, Brad PittThe Brainy Gamer, Never Been KissedThe King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Billy Mitchell, Steve Wiebe, Hank Chien, Amazon Xbox Live Subscription, Newegg Xbox Live Subscription, GEEKSOAP, I Learned Something Today, Gaming Cynic, ThinkGeek.com, Mark Turmell,

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