NQcast07 – Helicopters


The episode we talk about Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Then more Dante’s Inferno, Borderlands and Mass Effect 2. Then kick it old school on the PC with Psychonauts.

We also ponder the flavor of Kratos’ Fury Slurpee, the value of value games and the dangers of helicopters and crowbars to hobos.

NQcast07 – ‘Helicopters’ Show Notes

First half!

  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 (More of the same, but that’s a good thing this time)
  • Kratos’ Slurpee (apparently, it tastes like anger, which is delicious)
  • Heavy Rain (Quick Time Events for everyone!)
  • Dante’s Inferno (AKA God of War 2.5)
  • Mass Effect 2 (Insanity mode = time consuming)
  • Borderlands: The Secret Armory of General Knoxx (No-limits Borderlands talk returns, now with more Crawdonperax!)

Second Half! (52:25)

  • Portal 2 (Could it be… ARG stuff that doesn’t suck?)
  • Call of Duty series (Activision: “Let’s fire the guys who made it good and run this series into the ground!”)
  • Psychonauts (The PC version is so much better than we remember!)
  • OnLive ($15 per month and you don’t even get any games? NO THANKS)

Value Game Picks! (1:22:06)

  • Psychonauts (Harlo says get it on PC and get a gamepad!)
  • Mirror’s Edge (Maki says your mileage may vary but it’s still good!)
  • Orange Box (BJ says PC all the way, ridiculously good value!)

Third Half Randomness! (1:30:36)

  • Crowbars (or why games need more of them)
  • Body Count (Most awesome press release ever?)
  • Dirt 2 (Helicopters and racing collide as we all condemn ourselves to hell)
  • Final Fantasy 13 (Don’t do it, Maki!)
  • Game Renaming Brainstorming Session (The only reason to listen after the final song)

Songs used (courtesy of

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