Episode 92 – Quintopolis

quinto Jack and Mike talk about games for at least 20 minutes on this episode, we promise!

This Week in Gaming

  • (cnn) men and videogames
    http://www.cnn.com/2011/10/04/opinion/bennett-men-in-trouble/index.html?hpt=hp_c1
  • (gamasutra)  Team Fortress 2 Community Earns $2M From In-Game Sales
    One year after launching its virtual item store for Team Fortress 2, Valve Software announced that the game’s community item creators have collectively earned more than $2 million from selling their in-game creations. Valve debuted the “Mann Co. Store” for Team Fortress 2 three years after the game’s initial 2007 launch, and has since allowed community members to sell their own homemade weapons and items to other players using real-world currency.
    To celebrate the anniversary of the store, Valve will release an update that includes the Steam Workshop, a new interface that will make it easier for item creators to test, share and track the status of their virtual goods. The company said that Steam Workshop will “be fully integrated with the Steam community” over time but did not provide specific details.
    Along with the Steam Workshop, Valve plans to add to Team Fortress 2 a batch of new hats, an item decal system, “try before you buy” weapon sampling, and more.

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...