The Horrible Show 01-19-11: Games of 2011 Preview

The Horrible ShowOk, now we are ready to talk 2011. Justin and Ethan welcome back Cole, Christina and for the first time, GiffTor. The crew previews the games of 2011 including: Batman: Arkham City, Gears of War 3, Dead Space 2, Mass Effect 3, and Uncharted 3. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

Cole returns safely to the podcast and to the midwest, just in time to welcome another Justin to the show when GiffTor shows up for our preview of the games of 2011. With 5 Threesomes of the Week to get through we still manage to make houses and the ocean sound halfway interesting. The On the Spot question laughs at our mounting pile of games yet to be played to finds out what games we still have left from 2009, and Cole reveals he only wants to play with Cole. Our 2011 Preview takes us to the end of some trilogies (Gears of War 3, Uncharted 3, Mass Effect 3), makes sure sure-fire predictions about the upcoming year, and proves time and time again that Christina is wrong (or outnumbered). Horrible Night wants to hear from you, our favorite listener/reader, as we plan out the future of the site. Reach out via our contact form to let us know what you’d like to see more or less of. Because we wouldn’t want to end up like, Kotaku, the victim of Justin’s latest industry shout-out.

Show Notes

Cast:
JDevL, Colefacekilla, Wizardtrain187, Jadetiger CG, GiffTor

Guide:
Intros and GiffTor – (00:50 – 04:46)
Threesomes of the Week – (04:47 – 20:56)
On the Spot Question – (20:59 – 26:17)
2011 Games Preview – (26:19 – 1:24:34)
Rage – (26:49 – 30:28)
Batman: Arkham City – (30:30 – 34:57)
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – (35:00 – 40:33)
Portal 2 – (40:35 – 44:16)
Gears of War 3 – (44:20 – 47:17)
2011 Predictions – (47:18 – 59:41)
LittleBigPlanet 2 – (59:50 – 1:02:37)
Dawn of War II: Retribution – (1:02:39 – 1:05:34)
Dead Space 2 – (1:05:35 – 1:09:57)
Mass Effect 3 – (1:10:00 – 1:16:04)
Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception – (1:16:07 – 1:19:55)
The Rest of 2011 – (1:19:57 – 1:24:34)
HorribleNight.com Updates – (1:24:36 – 1:25:20)
Shout Outs – (1:25:22 – 1:31:42)

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeStorage Wars, AC/DC Live, Stay Awake While Driving Game
Justin GEasy A, At Home: A Short History of Private Life, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood
ChristinaPerfect World, Ocean Waves, The Cape
EthanZach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Onion, Tron: Legacy Soundtrack, The Most Scenic Drives in America
JustinToy Story 3, Tron: Legacy, VVVVVV

Games:
Archon, Battle Chess, Red Dead Redemption, Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood, Perfect World, VVVVVV, Trine, InFamous, Killzone 2, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Assassin’s Creed II, Rage, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Portal 2, Gears of War 3, Duke Nukem Forever, LittleBigPlanet 2, Dawn of War II: Retribution, Warcraft III, Dead Space 2, Resident Evil 5, Mass Effect 3, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Crysis 2, Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, Max Payne 3, Homefront, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Ms. ‘Splosion Man, Metal Gear Solid: Rising, L.A. Noire, Bulletstorm, Dragon Age II, The Last Guardian, Shadow of the Colossus, ICO, Minecraft, Final Fantasy XIII-2

References:
Hydralisk, Basilisk, Pawn Stars, SNL – The Cape, Companion Cube, Jonathan Coulton, Samus Aran Cufflinks

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