Escapist Podcast: 105: Call of Duty: Ghosts and Peter Molyneux

105: Call of Duty: Ghosts and Peter Molyneux

This week on The Escapist Podcast, we talk about Peter Molyneux, the Xbox One, and sandbox games. We also discuss the Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer reveal, and Saints Row versus Grand Theft Auto.

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This was so weird: I've just gotten back to playing Minecraft and got started on my first new world in months right when Schuyler admitted to still playing Minecraft.

Definitely want an escapist minecast

It will all be ok Paul... maybe...

when I heard about League of Legends debit cards my first thought was what is this Korea?

I'm really surprised at how vulgar Carrie is. I hope to see her again soon!

Don't worry Carrie. At least you didn't go to Panda Porn extremes. You're safe.

Plus, I'd like to see an all-female podcast, just to see how that goes. It may be a very different discussion type, no? Mai'dah, Carrie, Janelle and René, when she's at Escapsit HQ for something.

:O You can't call it the Failcast! :D There already is one called that on the Escapist.

Also, you didn't fail. ;D

Side note: I really have to get Mincraft one of these days. It just sounds better and better the more I hear about it.

Oh, and I almost forgot.

Maybe I am mistaken, but isn't this Carrie's second podcat? The first one was with Steve Butts and Corcus Ponies?

every time i hear the they can buy the 360 quote the first thing to spring to my mind is the infamous quote "let them eat cake". i mean think about it they dont want always on (they cant afford bread) they can get a 360 (let them eat cake).

I think I have a new crush...

general pc advice, for minecraft if you have trouble loading new areas or constant low fps it's really one of three things

- archaic graphics system
and i mean really quite bad, any GTX 2xx+ or HD 4xxx+ series card should work for minecraft ( anything in the last 6 years, really )

- slow/old/overburdened cpu
turn some background apps off, check your performance monitor ( ctrl+alt+del > task manager tab > performance tab for win 7 ) then while running your game / application if it's constantly 90+ then you need more power. also check your ram isn't full, if it is get another stick 4gb is usually the max for a 32 bit system, but you can have as much as you want on a 64 bit, go nuts.

- slow harddrive
if file transfers are below about 60mb/s most things will preform terribly, including the horribly optimised mine-craft world generation system there's a nice app here: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1749/atto-disk-benchmark-v2-46/
which will give you the speed of your disk(s) use the internet to find out if that's normal for your drive.

if all else fails hire your local computer geek, ask for advice.
( free food usually works )

the glorious pc master race is here to help.

That was a great Podcat, you should definitely have Carrie back =)

The Lugz:
general pc advice, for minecraft if you have trouble loading new areas or constant low fps it's really one of three things

- archaic graphics system
and i mean really quite bad, any GTX 2xx+ or HD 4xxx+ series card should work for minecraft ( anything in the last 6 years, really )

- slow/old/overburdened cpu
turn some background apps off, check your performance monitor ( ctrl+alt+del > task manager tab > performance tab for win 7 ) then while running your game / application if it's constantly 90+ then you need more power. also check your ram isn't full, if it is get another stick 4gb is usually the max for a 32 bit system, but you can have as much as you want on a 64 bit, go nuts.

- slow harddrive
if file transfers are below about 60mb/s most things will preform terribly, including the horribly optimised mine-craft world generation system there's a nice app here: http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1749/atto-disk-benchmark-v2-46/
which will give you the speed of your disk(s) use the internet to find out if that's normal for your drive.

if all else fails hire your local computer geek, ask for advice.
( free food usually works )

the glorious pc master race is here to help.

Thank you for the advice but I have a computer that is on its last legs. It's an old Dell laptop with a horrid Intel graphics card that uses shared memory. I'm about to get a used computer from a friend that should run it beautifully.

I'd be up for a Minecast. I actually just started playing again, but it keeps getting interrupted with other projects. Either way, good podcast, and a fantastic allegory for the current state of gaming when failing to discuss Call of Duty in favor of Saint's Row and Borderlands.

Also, shame on all of you for missing the obvious "Pimp My Ride" joke when discussing the horse in diamond armor. Tsk tsk. Never pass up a literal/figurative dual joke.

I wonder if Carrie would be more at home on Podtoid?

bdcjacko:
Maybe I am mistaken, but isn't this Carrie's second podcat? The first one was with Steve Butts and Corcus Ponies?

019: Batman & Blizzard Controversies
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/escapist-podcast/4882-019-Batman-Blizzard-Controversies
The cast this week: Carrie Keymel, Justin Clouse, Steve Butts and Greg Tito.

DrStrangelove:
Thank you for the advice but I have a computer that is on its last legs. It's an old Dell laptop with a horrid Intel graphics card that uses shared memory. I'm about to get a used computer from a friend that should run it beautifully.

Well, I try.. and that's what the internet was created for ( no really! )

glad you have it under control, sounds like you're in for an awesome world shock! happy creeper hunting I bet you'll be dominating the poor buggers with all your new found speed :)

Apparently you guys are into us recklessly obliterating the very concept of "on topic."

Very awesome podcast, laughed a lot. On a scale of 1 - 10 fiddlyness I give you 10 fiddley's!!

Diamonds in real life wouldn't make for great armour. They are hard (meaning they are difficult to scratch), but not as tough as people seem to think. And those are two different things. Although as far as stones go I think they're pretty tough? Jade is tougher, though.

Hardness is about how well something resists scratching, toughness how it can handle impacts without chipping.

Think of it this way; we make drills out of diamonds, but not hammers.

It's true, I've been in a podcast before. I believe it might have been pre-Paul? Glad you guys enjoyed listening to my poorly conveyed opinions and distasteful jokes. As promised, here's my favorite otter gifs. So stinkin' cute!

I would totally subscribe to a CarrieCast. This was one brilliant Podcat, so I support the movement for more Carrie in Podcats.

No new podcast this week?

awdrifter:
No new podcast this week?

That's what I was wondering... been waiting for it since last night :(

Re the comfortable console comment:
If you have a correct computer chair (that fit to your sitting style) it is more comfortable than any couch. after all, they are designed for people to sit for 8 hours straight. I would never trade my chair to my couch to sit while gaming. in fact when im gaming connected to a TV i bring the chair in if im alone (if not its going to be in the way of other peoples vision) because its more confortable.

Europa Universalis 4... isnt historical. They put Vilnius area as part of Poland when in reality they had it for 20 years by force in completely different time period. Altrough they still like to pretend it belonged to them. SO i guess there was a polish person with bias on the team is all.

 

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