Through Gamer Goggles News – 6-4-2013
The music in this week’s podcast is by Brother Love. You can find him at brotherloverocks.com. We must caution the listener not to go to brotherlove.com which currently re-directs you to Brother brand printing supplies but, in the past, it was a porn site and is definitely not safe for work.
WotC won’t be in the exhibit hall at Gen Con.
2 mobile titles from Wizards
Origins game fair
- TGGN 5-28-2013 Heavy Gear Assault edition (indienation.fm)
- Tggn 5-21-2013 (indienation.fm)
- Tggn 2013.04.30 (indienation.fm)
Hey listeners it has been awhile since we have aired Through Gamer Goggles News, but we wanted to let you know it’s coming back. That’s right next week, Tuesday April 2nd, we will return at 9:00 P.M. Eastern. We will take a look at one of the recent Kickstarter project from GreenBrieR Games Zpocalypse. Jeff Gracia from GreenBrier Games will be joining us live discuss the semi – cooperative board game and its future.
2012.05.07 – Through Gamer Goggles News
Welcome to another episode of Through Gamer Goggles News. This week we will be focusing more on video games than normal but it also converges with the set of Warhammer 40K. Listen in as we discuss the latest gaming news. We opened this show with You’ve Got Hogwarts by Robert Lund who is a member of The Funny Music Project or The FuMP for short.
New chat Box from Chatwig for 40k
The Warhammer 40K franchise has already reached thousands of players all over the world. This can be proven by looking at various Warhammer 40K websites and blogs. The fan base is still growing because Warhammer 40K’s story is not yet concluded. This major gaming niche never missed the eyes of Chatwing’s developers. This is why they created a website chat tool that can help Warhammer 40K fans connect with each other and share their gaming experiences.
”The Warhammer 40K franchise has already reached thousands of players all over the world. This can be proven by looking at various Warhammer 40K websites and blogs. The fan base is still growing because Warhammer 40K’s story is not yet concluded. This major gaming niche never missed the eyes of Chatwing’s developers. This is why they created a website chat tool that can help Warhammer 40K fans connect with each other and share their gaming experiences.”
FFG LAunches New Player finder/Social Network
From Purple Pawn
“Calling it the Community Wizard, Fantasy Flight Games has launched a new online tool that allows gamers to record their collection, connect with other gamers, find retailers, and register for events. Officially still in the beta testing phase, the tool is currently accessible by all registered users on FFG’s website. Unfortunately,Community Wizard is limited to FFG games. Nevertheless, I’m impressed with how easy it is to use, how focused it is on getting players in to more games, and how much support it offers to retailers and games clubs.”
Talisman Blood Moon Expansion June 1
100 new cards for the classic Talisman board game. New spells and characters, alternative endings
Blood moon will add a gripping layer of gothic horror to the game.
In addition to new challenges Blood Moon will bring two new mechanics: Time alternates between “day” and “night”, and a bloodthirsty Werewolf prowls the land.
A new time card id placed at the center of the board. Whenever a player draws one or more Event cards he/she flips the card to mark the passage of time. Night and Day have various gameplay effects. Like being turned into a werewolf. Werewolves have special rules.
To close we went with a zombie themed set.
- Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion with Zombie Dance Party
- Zombies from Cosmos Harvesters
- There Are Zombies On My Lawn (Again) by The Volume Brothers
- Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 4-2-2012(indienation.fm)
We kicked off the show with a few Celtic and Middle Earth themed tunes from Marc Gunn:
- Gollum Blues
- Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits
MTGO Goes Mobile
From Slide to Play:
“Well, it’s about time. Wizards of the Coast has announced that they’re bringing an official Magic: The Gathering game to iOS. While plenty of other card battling games have come to the platform (including Kard Combat, which was also made by the legendary Richard Garfield), we’ve been waiting impatiently for an official Magic: The Gathering game. The wait is almost over, as Wizards of the Coast is bringing Duels of the Planeswalkers 2013 to the iPad this summer.”
TGGN 4 2 2012
MMO “Warhammer 40k: Dark millenium” Goes Single player as THQ is hit with Layoffs
“Warhammer 40,000: Dark MillenniumGoes Single-Player as Layoffs Hit Relic and Vigil
The fate of theWarhammer 40,000 MMO has been revealed: It’s no longer aWarhammer 40,000 MMO. THQ has announced Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium has been “refocused” as a single-player action game with multiplayer elements, a change that brings with it substantial layoffs at developers Vigil Games and Relic Entertainment.”
It was reported that 118 were laid off.
Baldurs Gate I Pad and Android
Recently Atari, Wizards of the Coast, and Overhaul Games teased enhanced editions of Baldur’s Gate and Baldur’s Gate II, but they were tight-lipped on the details. Now the companies have announced that Baldur’s Gate: Enhanced Edition is coming to the Apple App Store in summer 2012
The enhanced version contains Baldur’s Gate and Tales of Sword Coast.
We took a music break with two Beatles’ parodies from Carrie Dahlby Road Tripper and Dear Britney.
We All Watched TableTop
TableTop is a new show about Table top gaming that is produced by Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day. They played Small World – basically fantasy risk. It looks like it has more Strategy
We closed the show out with a mashup from Bob Ricci (and his clone band), Two for Five.
- Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-19-2012 (indienation.fm)
- Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Goes Single-Player as Layoffs Hit Relic and Vigil [Warhammer] (kotaku.com)
- Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition Coming to iPad with New Stunning Features (hitechanalogy.com)
- Through Gamer Goggles News (TGGN) 3-05-2012 (indienation.fm)