The Horrible Show 11-10-10: Does October 2010 Matter?

The Horrible ShowBefore October gets too far away we take a look back at the top headlines of last month to see if any of them matter. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina pick apart New Vegas bugs, Raven layoffs, Bethesda acquisitions, and everything BlizzCon. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

It seems like it’s been a month since we talked about industry news. It’s time to get caught up with what exactly happened in October and figure out if any of the stories will have a long term effect on the industry. Of course though, before we can do that we need to talk about Threesomes. Ethan continues to put his loved ones through bad movies and we can’t help but wonder when his wife will turn on him. Our On the Spot Question this week is “Which hyped game do you not care about at all?” where Justin revels in avoiding Call of Duty: Black Ops completely. After scanning the headlines, Cole relives our arcade glory days, and Christina tries to fight map pack pricing even though she can’t fight Halo. Cole and Justin wrap things up with the odder aspects Kinect. Our advice, beware of our YouTube page for the near future.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro and Off-topic – (00:57 – 19:26)
On the Spot Question – (19:30 – 26:12)
Does September 2010 Matter? – (26:15 – 1:04:48)
Super Scribblenauts – (26:38 – 31:17)
New Vegas Bugs – (31:19 – 36:25)
Raven Layoffs – (36:29 – 41:19)
X-Men Arcade – (41:24 – 44:50)
Zenimax Acquisition – (44:52 – 48:40)
Halo: Reach Map Pack – (49:14 – 53:24)
Costume Quest – (53:26 – 57:35)
BlizzCon – (57:37 – 1:02:12)
Will They Matter? – (1:02:15 – 1:04:48)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:04:49 – 1:06:01)
Shout Outs – (1:06:02 – 1:12:31)

Threesomes of the Week:
Cole: The Walking Dead, Mass Effect, Kinect
Christina: BioShock 2: Minerva’s Den, Dexter is Delicious, Despicable Me
Ethan: Supreme Commander 2, Predators, Mini Marathon
Justin: The Guild, Scott Pilgrim, Kinectimals

Games:
Dance Central, Kinect Adventures, BioShock 2, Supreme Commander 2, Kinectimals, Halo: Reach, StarCraft II, Fable III, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Super Scribblenauts, Fallout: New Vegas, Singularity, Soldier of Fortune, Wolfenstein, X-Men, Costume Quest, Diablo 3, World of Warcraft: Cataclysm, Mass Effect

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