Journey 2, Episode 9 - Tilt-a-Wheel

Date aired: 

24 Aug 2012

Show Length: 

Intro background: 00:03:25 Kenta Nagata - Battle Arenas - Mario Kart 64 OST
  • Team Nitronic
  • Nintendo, for continuing the tradition of amazing consoles and games
  • Square, for a fantastic new music/Final Fantasy mashup on 3DS
  • RARE, again, for the many memories and continued successes
  • (from Tormod) Mr. Bond, Kit, Elise, and everyone else who helped me celebrate my quarter-century 'whelp day', as it was called
  • Kale, for being a respectable cat
  • To everyone who joins us weekly!
  • Site: Ampache link - guest/guest
  • Show: Kickstarter discussion; Mumble bumped to 128kbps
  • Stream: caught up on PRC mixes
  • OnLive CEO stays on board, aims to vastly improve company; company did not go bankrupt, instead went the way of "Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors"
  • Zynga's stock price death dive leads employees to run to the hills, the latest being COO John Schappert, GM of CityVille, leaving for Kixeye
  • XBL adds NBC News to the 360
  • Amazon Glacier announced: inexpensive cloud storage for pennies on the gigabyte
  • Digispark, a smaller, less capable Arduino-like device, rocks out on Kickstarter, smashing its initial $5K goal
  • FF6 remix album (Balance and Ruin) Kickstarter to be restarted soon
  • Apple/Samsung American court battle over: Apple awarded $1.05B in damages
  • Apple/Samsung South Korean court battle also over: Apple and Samsung both infringed upon each others' patents
  • Google files new patent lawsuit in the US, seeking to block the import of iOS and OS X devices
  • Terrorism scares in southern India, stirred up by SMS (MMS?) messages containing Photoshopped horrors
  • "Nintendo Power's final monthly periodical to be delivered this December
  • FBI turns its attention to bogus Android apps and websites
  • Studio Liverpool (Wipeout devs) closes
What are we playing?
  • Mr. Bond:
    • PC - Pulsen, Jamestown
    • Mobile - BIT.TRIP BEAT
    • Console - Spelunky, Gears of War
  • Tormod:
    • PC - none
    • Mobile - Final Fantasy Theatrhythm
    • Console - Final Fantasy 2, Final Fantasy 5, Final Fantasy 6, Final Fantasy 9, and Mario Kart Wii
Upcoming/Recent Hardware: 00:25:25
  • Pikachu Yellow 3DS XL up for preorder in Japan
  • Synaptics announces 50% thinner keyboards and touchpads
  • AMD 7xxx video card price cuts
  • Pianocade "controller"
  • Microsoft lowers US Kinect price to $110
  • Xbox Essentials Pack coming in October for $80, including controller, media remote, HDMI cable, and a three-month Gold membership
  • Tritton Warhead 7.1 two-way headset for 360 now shipping
  • Nintendo 3DS XL released on 19 August, including power adapter
Upcoming/Recent Software: 00:30:03
  • Humble Bundle for Android 3 adds games from Humble Bundle for Android
  • Black Isle Studios (Fallout devs) rumored to return soon
  • Plants vs. Zombies sequel set for spring 2013
  • Rovio viral marketing campaign plots the Angry Birds crew on Mars, courtesy of Curiosity
  • Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 will support the Unity game engine well
  • Xbox 360 Dashboard Beta re-opens with 500K more slots; IE, Pins, Smartglass
Song set #1: 00:35:46
Section #1: 00:52:56 From scratch - racing
Song set #2: 01:09:13
Section #2: 01:23:35 Redux of existing games - Excite Truck and Spy Hunter
Section #3: 01:51:50 Audience interaction - Kickstarters
Section #4: 02:25:53 Unbounded by technology - racing games
Outro background: 02:44:08 Kenta Nagata - Rainbow Road - Mario Kart 64 OST


_006's picture

Rubber Banding

On your notes of on rubber banding, I'm wondering if you could incorporate an option to toggle on/off rubber banding before you start the races...that way those who want that feature can keep it, while the more advanced drivers can remove the feature.