The Horrible Show 01-05-11: Does December 2010 Matter?

The Horrible ShowWe can’t quite let go of 2010. At least not before Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Christina get a chance to overanalyze the game industry headlines of December. The VGA’s, Rockstar rocking, Xbox Live Rewards, and Cole says goodbye to Cali. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

Time to sum up the last month’s headlines and see if any will have a larger impact on the industry down the road. As usual we start off off the road in our Threesomes of the Week where Dance Central takes home the New Year’s Eve Party Game of the Year. @justinshimp’s On the Spot Question wants to know our thoughts on the 3Ds and no one is really sure if they are up for another handheld system no matter how cool the tech is. What happened while you were playing all of those holiday video game releases? Well for one thing, Bioware tells EA that single player experiences massively matter and Rockstar doesn’t feel like whoring out their franchises that all seem to contain prostitutes. Lastly, Ethan gives a shout-out to StarQuail and other indie developers that are as passionate about making their games as he is to play them.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG

Guide:
Intro and Off-topic – (1:01 – 25:07)
On the Spot Question – (25:10 – 29:57)
Does December 2010 Matter? – (29:58 – 1:13:19)
Video Game Awards – (30:39 – 40:31)
No Co-op in Mass Effect 3 – (40:37 – 47:39)
No Annual Red Dead/GTA – (47:42 – 54:30)
Angry Birds Holiday Release – (54:31 – 59:50)
Xbox Live Rewards – (59:57 – 1:03:07)
Game Saving Patches – (1:03:09 – 1:09:46)
Will They Matter? – (1:09:49 – 1:13:19)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:13:20 – 1:14:25)
Shout Outs – (1:14:27 – 1:21:36)

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeToy Story 3, Enslaved, NBA Jam
EthanThe Machinist, Dragon Age: Origins, Astroman
ChristinaRobin Hood, Fable 3, Running Wilde
JustinThe XX, Back to the Future Part II, Dance Central

Games:
Kid Icarus: Uprising, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, NBA Jam, Dragon Age: Origins, Astroman, Fable 3, Back to the Future: The Game, Dance Central, Def Jam Rapstar, Rock Band 3, Mass Effect 3, Red Dead Redemption, Grand Theft Auto 4, L.A. Noire, Angry Birds, Fallout: New Vegas, Elemental: War of Magic, Hydrophobia, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Xenogears, Legend of Mana, Vagrant Story, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

References:
Amazon Video on Demand, StarQuail Games, Gladiator, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Arrested DevelopmentGob Bluth, Hydrophobia Patch, Square Games Coming to PSN

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