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What We Are Playing March 2011 – The Horrible Show 032311

by on March 23, 2011 at 2:00pm

The Horrible ShowAfter a few retro episodes, it’s all about the games of today this week. Justin, Cole, Ethan, and Gifford talk through the highs and lows of Torchlight, Dawn of War II: Retribution, Hard Corps: Uprising, Bulletstorm and say goodbye to a 360 soldier. Send in your questions to simon@horriblenight.com or @TheHorribleShow

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It’s time to get caught up on all of the games we’ve been playing the last month. Before we do that though, we can skip over our Threesomes of the Week where Justin continues his battle against literacy. Then, our On the Spot question gets all topical to ask, “What will it take to get you to buy a Nintendo 3DS?” and it looks like Nintendo has an uphill battle with Gifford and Ethan who wouldn’t take the new handheld if it was given to them for free. Everyone selects two major games to talk about this week and we give a run down of a few others that we’ve spent time with in March. We discuss Torchlight, Bulletstorm, Mortal Kombat, Hard Corps: Uprising, among others, but only one game has the “hot key action” we’ve all been craving. The website is gearing up for our 1st anniversary so be on the look out for a few subtle changes to the site in the near future. Before the crew takes off for the night, we do a final count of how many Xbox 360′s we have lost as a group and salute Gifford’s fallen comrade.

Show Notes

Cast:
Justin (JDevL), Cole (Colefacekilla), Ethan (Wizardtrain187), Justin (GiffTor)

Guide:
Intro and Threesomes – (00:54 – 20:32)
On the Spot Question - (20:33 – 24:11)
What We Are Playing - (24:12 – 1:29:49)
NBA JAM – (24:21 – 29:49)
Mass Effect 2 DLC - (29:50 – 37:27)
Dawn of War II: Retribution – (37:29 – 42:03)
Torchlight – (42:04 – 52:43)
Quick Hits - (52:45 – 1:04:06)
Majesty 2 – (1:04:10 – 1:08:54)
Mortal Kombat – (1:08:59 – 1:16:22)
Hard Corps: Uprising – (1:16:25 – 1:22:46)
Bulletstorm – (1:22:49 – 1:29:49)
HorribleNight.com Updates - (1:29:50 – 1:31:13)
Shout Outs - (1:31:14 – 1:37:25)

Threesomes of the Week:
ColeClash of Kings, The True Story of Wrestlemania, WWE All-Stars
EthanMonsters, Revenge of the Titans, Battle: Los Angeles
GiffordPulse, Chuck, Mass Effect 2
JustinThe Fab Five, Rob Zombie – Sinister Urge, Yoostar 2

Games:
WWE All-Stars, Revenge of the Titans, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, Mass Effect 2, Homefront, Yoostar 2, NBA Jam, Duke Nukem Forever, Jordan vs Bird, Dawn of War II: Retribution, Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, Torchlight, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Civ Revolution, Civ 5, Gears of War, Gears of War 2, Bionic Commando Rearmed 2, Fallout: New Vegas, Vanquish, World of Warcraft, Stacking, Majesty 2, SimCity, Warcraft III, Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter IV, Hard Corps: Uprising, Contra, Guilty Gear, Rush ‘N Attack Ex-Patriot, Bulletstorm, Painkiller, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Gothic, Crysis 2

References:
Ice and Fire, Game of Thrones, Rey Mysterio, Ultimate Warrior, Metal Gear Rex, Metal Gear Ray, Puppy Games, The English Patient, The Piano, ThinkGeek RRoD shirt

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