Welcome to the cork gaming podcast, we are 3 friends who love to play and chat about games. With this blog and the podcast we hope to bring gaming news with some fun and laughs.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Fez 2 is cancelled.... for now?

Development of Fez 2 has ceased, well at least that's what its creator Phil Fish says, who has also said that he plans to quit the games business for good after growing disillusioned with certain sections of the industry. It all began with the latest episode of Invisible Walls, a Game Trailers podcast, featuring a lengthy rant from Marcus Beer, a longtime member of the industry now commentating under the named “Annoyed Gamer.”

The podcast was talking about the recent turn around regarding Xbox One self-publishing, and how both Fish and Braid designer Jonathan Blow used Twitter to criticize the press for running towards both of them for quotes about what was, then, still a rumor coming from Game Informer about the news.

After the long rant by the journalist fish caught wind of it and began a tirade of his own on twitter which led to a back and forth between the two which eventually led to fish saying the game was cancelled. while some say this was a knee jerk reaction he has confirmed it to many other journalists and his official web site.

Some would say fish was asking for it as he is known for being very vocal on certain matter's such as Japanese games for instance, others say that beer went to far that opinion is always welcome but when you rant like that with malice its out of order, with the likes of cliff bleszinski coming to his side and asking him to change his mind.

while i feel it may have been uncalled for fish needs to learn to hold his tongue a little or learn to not let the haters get to him so much. Let the games you make shut em up. alas we now have to cope without a great game, i think its only for a short time. i believe that when he calms down Phil will to the world of games, he loves them to much just by judging how passionately he chooses to speak about them, or maybe he has learned his lesson and is now going to quietly work on the sequel without letting the industry influence him, either way i sincerely hope he will return, come back to us you brilliant loud mouthed man, we want to play your games. 

Sunday, 28 July 2013

CGP Episode 4: Shut up and take my money

On this episode episode we talk about the many playstation offers that need to be bought because dynasty warriors is awesome, that ed boon is a troll, we talk about Moba's and the slight differences in them and we talk at length about various comic book movie reveals because we love them.

Extra info
The most popular MOBA's are League Of Legends also known as LOL, Dota 2 and Heroes of Newerth Often Referred to as HON. Moba's consist of cooperative team-play; players select and control one "hero", a powerful unit with various abilities and advantages to form a team's overall strategy. The objective is to destroy the opponents' main structure with the assistance of periodically spawned computer-controlled units that march towards the enemy's main structure via paths referred to as "lanes".

Ed Boon the co-founder of nether realm studios the people who brought us Mortal Kombat and injustice gods among us, he is known to mess with fans deliberately but its all in good fun as it keeps fans interested. we talk about the future of superman, the avengers and batman in movies. Dynasty warriors is awesome that is all.

There is more info on the playstation sale here: http://corkgamingpodcast.blogspot.ie/2013/07/playstation-store-sale.html

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Playstation store sale

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has launched a PlayStation Store sale celebrating the history of PS3.

A selection of the console's most popular titles have been discounted for a limited time which comes after a similar sale on playstation one and playstation 2 stuff. As usual playstation plus subscribers will get a little extra off the titles, 10 % to be precise except for Ico / Shadow of the Colossus Classics HD for some reason but whatever, Behold the sweet, sweet savings.

Alice: Madness Returns - Was €29.99/£19.99, now €19.99/£15.99

Ape Escape - Was €12.99/£10.99, now €6.49/£5.19

Beyond Good and Evil HD - Was €9.99/£7.99, now €4.99/£3.99

Demon's Souls - Was €19.99/£15.99, now €9.99/£7.99

F1 2012 - Was €39.99/£29.99, now €19.99/£15.99

F1 Race Stars - Was €24.99/£19.99, now €19.99/£15.99

inFAMOUS Collection - Was €34.99/£28.49, Now €17.99/£13.99

Killzone - Was €14.99/£11.99, now €7.49/£5.99

LittleBigPlanet - Was €14.99/£10.99, now €7.49/£5.99

Medieval Moves - Was €14.99/£10.99, now €7.49/£5.99

MotorStorm Apocalypse - Was €14.99/£10.99, now €7.49/£5.99

Ratchet & Clank - Was €14.99/£11.99, now €7.49/£5.99

Resident Evil 4 HD - Was €19.99/£15.99, now €9.99/£7.99

Starhawk - Was €19.99/£15.99, now €9.99/£7.99

Tales From Space: About a Blob - Was €6.99/£5.49, now €2.99/£2.39

The Walking Dead: Season Pass - Was €19.99/£15.99, now €9.99/£7.99

WipEout HD - Was €7.99/£6.49, now €3.99/£3.19

ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Classics HD - Was €24.99/£19.99, now €12.49/£9.89

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Dota 2 Mac release.

The great news for Dota lovers Valve have released Dota 2 for Mac and Linux just days after the title was officially taken out of beta.
Dota 2 was developed by valve after they saw the love many had for the original Dota (Defense of the Ancients) mod for Warcraft III and its expansions. Some would argue that without the original Dota that the likes of league of legends wouldn't be as popular.

The basics of Dota 2 is that its a multiplayer online battle arena video game which is what MOBA stands for. The game was released on July 9, 2013 for Microsoft Windows and is exclusively available through Valve's content delivery platform, Steam.

Dota 2 consists of session-based online multiplayer matches, in which two teams of five players attempt to destroy their opponents' fortified strongholds. Each player controls a "Hero" character and, over the course of an individual game, focuses on improving their hero's abilities, acquiring items, and fighting against the other team.

Valve gave out a lot of free beta keys so that people could play but now that its officially released Valve has said it is adding new players in waves to ensure a steady launch. So there is bit of a queue for all of us but I'm sure ye can wait if ya really wanna wait.

If you want to hear us talk about this and more then don't forget to check out our podcast over in our podcasts page or click this link CGP Episode 3: Post EVO blues to listen to the latest episode.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

CGP Episode 3: Post EVO Blues

On this episode we talk about ultra street fighter 4, the coming ability to to finally play as martian manhunter in injustice, that supergiant games are nice people and we talk about the results of EVO 2013.

Extra info about our main stories
Ultra street fighter 4 will be in DLC and hard copy format, if you already have super street fighter four its gonna be about 15 euro other wise it'll be about 40 euro for the 5 characters and 6 arena's. Martian Manhunter's arrival to injustice gods among us has been long over due since the games release and subsequent DLC characters, but now he's here to read your mind and kick your ass along with John Stewart as a skin for green lantern, you may remember john from the justice league cartoon.

Supergiant games are the people behind the very wonderful Bastion and the equally impressive looking Transistor, they've made it ok to make lets play's of their game which is very nice of them. There was lots of news at EVO to much to cover here but we talk at length about the results as well. 
check out the separate post we have about it here: http://corkgamingpodcast.blogspot.ie/2013/07/evo-results.html

Saturday, 20 July 2013

EVO Results

Persona 4 arena:1st - Yume (Aigis)
2nd - lord knight (mitsuru)
3rd - BananaKen (shadow labrys)
4th - Brkrdave (teddie)

Mortal Kombat:
1st - DJT88 (cyrax)
2nd - REO (kabal)
3rd - my god 88 (Sonya, liu kang)
4th - FOREVER KING 88 (kung loa, kenshi)

Tekken Tag Tournament 2:
1st - Knee
2nd - Bronston
3rd - stringbean
4th - NIN

Friday, 19 July 2013

CGP Episode 2: Road to EVO

This episode we had a lot to talk about such as the american pokemon tournament, the downside of playing eve online, the adverse effects of shooting electricity into your brain and we talk about the fighting game tournament known as EVO at length.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

CGP Episode 1: Cork Gaming Podcast

This is the cork gaming Podcast's very first episode, in this episode we bring you plenty of news and laughs in gaming. We introduce you to the cork gaming podcast team and bring interesting info such as Don Mattrick's move to Zynga, EA's possible backtrack on SimCity's need to be always online and we discuss the critic's choice awards for the E3 games convention.

The Beginning

The Beginning

Hello you are all very welcome to the home of the cork gaming podcast. We are 3 friends who love to game and regularly game together and talk about gaming in all its forms, from the all powerful PC to the humblest phone game.

A brief back history of how this all started is the us three (being Eric, Eoin aka Spud and Adrian aka Smig) always have fun gaming and chatting about games and after two of us (Eric and Eoin) started our youtube gaming adventures thought how cool it would be if we could record with all us gaming and how much fun it would, sadly the idea fell by the wayside (for now).

As time went by and money opened up the ability to venture into doing something together became feasible and the idea of a gaming podcast was born. after the purchase of a mic we began our work and the rest is as they say is history.

Behold we are the great and powerful Cork Gaming Podcast
pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.