Crunch Time: No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 122

Crunch time…

Just about every industry has it and even we have ours.  It has been so busy the last few months I have had to call home and ask Fran if I am there - because I don’t know if I am coming or going.  It is starting to let up a bit, and finally we managed to squeeze in a show with the promise of more regular shows to come.  Considering, however, that is the first time we have let up like this in the years we have been podcasting it’s not a bad average.

So  thanks for listening to No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 122. Here are the show notes, including articles we discussed.

See you online,

Julie and Fran

 

  1. We’re still here/A New Era
  2. EA wins golden poo for being the most hated company in America
  3. Gabe Newell gets a good head of steam
  4. War Z kicked from Steam
  5. Capcom treats fans right
  6. MERP
  7. Warner Brothers vs. The Tolkien Estate
  8. The Hobbit – a journey we should have expected

Articles Cited:

Why EA Won The “Worst Company In America” Award

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/04/09/why-ea-won-the-worst-company-in-america-award/

 

Child’s Play Responds To EA’s DLC: They Did Not Have Our Permission To Run This Promotion

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Child-Play-Responds-EA-DLC-They-Did-Have-Our-Permission-Run-Promotion-41190.html

 

EA Responds To Accessing On-Disc DLC For Mass Effect 3

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/EA-Responds-Accessing-Disc-DLC-Mass-Effect-3-40358.html

 

EA ‘Fights Back’ Against Anti-Gay Boycott With Help From Stephen Fry And Yoda

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/04/09/ea-fights-back-against-anti-gay-boycott-with-help-from-stephen-fry-and-yoda/

 

Origin Scans Your PC To Auto-Add Steam Games To Library

http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Origin-Scans-Your-PC-Auto-Add-Steam-Games-Library-39973.html

 

EA No Longer Relevant to NASDAQ Top 100

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/121129-EA-No-Longer-Relevant-to-NASDAQ-Top-100

EA given best workplace title for LGBT employees

http://massively.joystiq.com/2012/11/15/ea-given-best-workplace-title-for-lgbt-employees/

 

Newell: Valve planning Steam-based living room PC for 2013

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/12/newell-valve-planning-steam-based-living-room-pc-for-2013/

 

 

Zynga Confirms it will close its Japan Operation at the end of January

http://techcrunch.com/2012/12/21/zynga-to-close-its-japan-operation-at-the-end-of-january-as-company-continues-to-conserve-and-consolidate/

 

Zynga closes 11 games to cut costs

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2012/12/31/zynga-discontinues-11-games-cut-costs

 

Wii U’s restrictive DRM is a baffling throwback

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/12/wii-us-restrictive-drm-is-a-baffling-throwback/

 

Jack Thompson to ECA ‘Maybe Now You’ll Get it!’

http://gamepolitics.com/2012/12/17/jack-thompson-eca-maybe-now-youll-get-it

 

Valve Pulls ‘The War Z’ Off Steam, Offers Refund

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2012/12/19/valve-pulls-the-war-z-off-steam-offers-refund/

 

The War Z trademark suspended

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2012-12-24-the-war-z-trademark-suspended

 

Capcom Supports Fan-Made Street Fighter X Mega Man, Gives it Away for Free Dec. 17

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2012/12/11/capcom-supports-fan-made-street-fighter-x-mega-man-gives-it-away-free-dec-17

 

Zynga Applie for Nevada Online Gambling License

http://www.gamepolitics.com/2012/12/06/zynga-applies-nevada-online-gambling-license#.UOctOeToTig

 

Tolkien Estate Sues Warner Bros. Over ‘Lord of the Rings’ Slot Machines (Exclusive)

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/tolkien-estate-sues-warner-bros-393212

 

The Middle Earth Role Playing Project on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/MiddleEarthRoleplaying

 

Peter Jackson’s Violent Betrayal of Tolkien

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2012/12/peter-jacksons-violent-betrayal-of-tolkien/266294/

 

Digitally pumped-up ‘Hobbit’ is a so-so trip ?? 1/2

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-12-13/entertainment/chi-hobbit-movie-review-20121212_1_bilbo-baggins-erebor-hobbit-hole

 

 

 

 

 

 

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