NQcast30 – A Skyrim Job Is My Duty


This episode we talk Modern Warfare 3, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3 and some other games that aren’t the third in the series like Skyrim and Shift 2. Seriously, there’s a lot of games. Check the show notes below if you need more details.


NQcast30 – ‘A Skyrim Job Is My Duty’ Show Notes

First half!

  • Modern Warfare 3 (It’s Call of Duty 8! It’s got crazy packaging! It’s got a super-crazy story! You know all this already because you’ve already bought it!)
  • Battlefield 3 (Chuck & Maki get angry about this glitchy, poorly optimized mess of a CoD clone. The should have finished it before releasing it. Also, they should have wiped the lens first!)
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic BETA (NDAs mean Harlo only says how much he loves the cutscenes. And yeah, it’s a WOW clone. Duh.)

Second Half! (51:32)

  • Skyrim (Harlo’s Box Quote: “Killing fucking dragons is awesome!”)
  • Batman Arkham City & Asylum (Challenge rooms! The bane (hah, get it!?) of Maki’s existence!)
  • Shift 2 Unleashed (Chuck thinks this sim racing game is nothing special except for its amazing soundtrack!)
  • Forza 4 (Speaking of soundtracks, this one dubsteps BJ to death (it’s not really dubstep, but don’t tell him that!))
  • Uncharted 3 (Harlo thinks it’s not quite Uncharted 2, but really, that’s a pretty high bar to set.)
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Chuck thinks the boss battles are garbage, but the rest isn’t bad if you don’t mind not killing dudes.)
  • Game Dev Story (Maki getting an iPhone leads to lots and lots of inappropriate 14-character video game names.)

Listener topics! (1:52:25)

  • InstaTrent asks “Nintendo releasing the ‘Circle Pad Pro’ for the 3DS: Doesn’t it just scream ‘Design oversight’?”(Yes. This leads to talk of handhelds, mobile gaming and the inadequacy of the Wii. Yup, long answer to a short question. Again.)
  • Moonpir asks for the Left 4 Dead Expert story (Maki obliges.)
  • Moonpir also asks: “What other media would you like to see adapted into video game form?”  (We make terrible suggestions.)

Picks of Value! (2:13:40)

  • Call of Duty 4 (Maki says it’s cheap as shit and it’s one of the best single-player experiences ever!)
  • Oblivion (BJ says can’t afford Skyrim? Get this instead!)
  • Saints Row Double Pack (Chuck recommends two crazy open world games for the price of one!)
  • Uncharted Double Pack (Harlo recommends two amazing action games for the price of one!)

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  1. MusiM says:

    Yeah a bunch of people at work only play the yearly iterations of Madden and Call of Duty. Blows my mind probably because I never play those.

    Yes there are werewolves in Skyrim.

    Dragonage has a 4 way in it. Or maybe its 5?

    The Robocop conversation takes place in the office of Detective Murphy.

    For me the DS is turn based RPG heaven.

    On the phone vs portable discussion, I know the PSV and 3DS won’t ever be as popular as an iPhone, but that doesn’t mean they won’t sell enough to exist and produce games I like. To paraphrase Jerry from Penny Arcade, 60 million of anything is nothing to scoff at.

    Maki if you play the first Uncharted be warned the final boss battle is game quitting annoying. And possibly the jet sky portions too.

  2. Ed says:

    People still play MW1 online…the servers are hacked to shit though. Played a few months ago and 95% of the servers I hopped on had everyone in a particular clan/clique/whatever had hyper speed, one-hit kills and invincibility.

    Way to go, Activision…

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