Episode 6: And Ninth Makes Five on Six

Batter_Blaster Show number 6 already! And this week we welcome Ninth Batter (Jack) the creator of the Nobody Like You World of Warcraft machinima among other things. We also have a gaggle of the usuals: Andy, Russell, Darcy (newly usual?) and Mike. Eddie is hot on the trail of some great interviews and/or special guests for the show, so we gave him a hall pass.

Since we talked about Wired Magazine’s most anticipated games of 2009 (yes, 2009) last week, Darcy thought it would be cool to go over their 15 most influential games of the decade (yes, we know it’s not really over) and she was right. We also went over what hopefully will be a regular feature and that is the upcoming games of the week.

Listen and be amazed! Oh, and don’t forget to catch us live every Monday (rain or shine or lack of hosts or not) at 8pm PST and call in questions or reviews into our voicemail at (407) 584-POLY (7659). You can also email questions or reviews to info@polygamerous.com .

This week in Gaming

Wired’s 15 Most Influential Games of the Decade
“Our list of the most influential games of the past decade includes, therefore, many games that made big leaps and defined what would come to be traditional aspects of the big-budget grand adventure, and others that pushed the reset button on game design.”
15. Portal
14. Happy Farm
13. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty
12. Half Life 2
11. Silent Hill 2
10. Metroid Prime
9. Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
8. Wii Sports
7. Bejeweled
6. Halo
5. Brain Age
4. World of Warcraft
3. Guitar Hero
2. Grand Theft Auto III
1. The Sims

This week’s US Releases c/o Gamespy

Animal Puzzle Adventure
DS
Puzzle Adventure
January 4, 2010

Fast Draw Showdown
Wii
Shooter
January 4, 2010

Final Fight 3
Wii
Action
January 4, 2010

Hell’s Kitchen Vs.
DSi
Simulation
January 4, 2010

Heron: Steam Machine
Wii
Puzzle
January 4, 2010

Pub Darts
Wii
Board
January 4, 2010

Trajectile
DSi
Action
January 4, 2010

Bayonetta
X360
Action
January 5, 2010

Bayonetta
PS3
Action
January 5, 2010

Darksiders
PS3
Action
January 5, 2010

Darksiders
X360
Action
January 5, 2010

Divinity II: Ego Draconis (i think 360 too)
PC
RPG
January 5, 2010

Dragon Age: Origins — Return to Ostagar
PC
RPG
January 5, 2010

Dragon Age: Origins — Return to Ostagar
X360
RPG
January 5, 2010

Dragon Age: Origins — Return to Ostagar
PS3
RPG
January 5, 2010

(Of Course, It was Delayed [the DA:O DLC that is] )

Fable 2 Platinum Hits
X360
Action RPG
January 5, 2010

Fast Food Panic
Wii
Simulation
January 5, 2010

Fast Food Panic
DS
Simulation
January 5, 2010

Learn Chess
DS
Board
January 5, 2010

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
X360
Action
January 6, 2010

Borderlands: Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot
PS3
Action RPG
January 7, 2010

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond
PS3
Action
January 7, 2010

Alien Zombie Death
PSP
Shooter
January 9, 2010


http://xbox360.gamespy.com/articles/105/1057794p1.html
An update to Electronic Arts’ online service FAQ reveals that the mega-publisher has plans to shut down online servers for a further 25 of its older videogames on February 2nd. According to the new list which can be read here, owners of the games will be able to continue to play online up until the date noted above, but certain community programs may begin to close sooner.

February 2, 2010 Online Service Shutdown:
UEFA Champions League 07 PC and x360
Facebreaker x360 and PS3
Fantasy Football 09 x360 and PS3
FIFA 07 PSP, PS2, PC
Fight Night Round 3 PS2
Madden 08 Wii
Madden 08 PC
Madden 09 Xbox1
Madden 09 Wii and PSP
March Madness 07 x360
NBA 07 PSP, x360
NBA 08 PS2, PSP, Wii
NBA 09 Wii – Europe only
NBA Street (2007) PS3 and x360
NCAA Football 08 PS2
NCAA Football 09 PS2
NASCAR 08 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS2
NASCAR 09 PS3 and x360 – Europe Only
NFL Tour PS3 and x360
NHL 07 PSP and x360
NHL 08 PC
Tiger Woods 07 PC
Madden 09 x360 and PS3
Madden 07 Xbox 360

About MikeH

Gamer/Podcaster/Blogger - Mike, who is also known as Fimlys in the WoW community, is the Author of Asleep at the WoW Blog ( http://aatwow.fimlys.com ) and Co-Host on the Twisted Nether Blogcast (http://www.twistednether.net ) and HotsCast a Podcast about Heroes of the Storm. He also produces Polygamerous and does the web maintenance. An avid gamer, he's played since his parents first bought him an Atari 2600.. Back in the stone-age...