Podcast - DF #54: Flock Your Dawn of War Too

A new episode of Distributed Failure is up for your listening displeasure and honestly I don't feel like writing much today so I'll keep things short. This week's episode is without Rob, breaking his streak of 53 straight episodes...Be sure to email us and tell us how much better the show is without him so he gets all depressed and emo!

In "What We've Been Playing" we discuss Dawn of War II, A Kingdom for Keflings, MLB 09 The Show, Flock!, Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom, and an interesting XNA game called: Game about a soup factory. After that we dive into some gaming news including the always rumbling rumor of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 being announced for XBLA/PSN, as well as the announcement of early GOTY-contender ... Lego Rock Band. That's pretty much what this show is all about. Love it. Download it. Delete it. Repeat.


Question for next week:
What is your favorite fighter and which do you prefer: 2D fighters, or 3D fighters?
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Posted by Kush
A new episode of Distributed Failure is up for your listening displeasure and honestly I don't feel like writing much today so I'll keep things short. This week's episode is without Rob, breaking his streak of 53 straight episodes...Be sure to email us and tell us how much better the show is without him so he gets all depressed and emo!

In "What We've Been Playing" we discuss Dawn of War II, A Kingdom for Keflings, MLB 09 The Show, Flock!, Kingdom Under Fire: Circle of Doom, and an interesting XNA game called: Game about a soup factory. After that we dive into some gaming news including the always rumbling rumor of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 being announced for XBLA/PSN, as well as the announcement of early GOTY-contender ... Lego Rock Band. That's pretty much what this show is all about. Love it. Download it. Delete it. Repeat.


Question for next week:
What is your favorite fighter and which do you prefer: 2D fighters, or 3D fighters?
Edited by EpicSteve

You don't get in trouble for advertising your own stuff? See others get locked all the time. Interesting, you're a mod.

Edited by Luke

My favorite Fighter of all time is hands-down Street Fighter III: Third Strike.  Some other close seconds include Killer Instinct, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Mortal Kombat II, and all Guilty Gears. 

I'm really looking forward to BlazBlue and I obviously like 2D Fighters over 3D. 

Street Fighter IV isn't bad, but it sure aint no SF3 :p 

Posted by LordAndrew

How timely. I just finished listening to last week's episode.

Edited by Vinchenzo
EpicSteve said:
"You don't get in trouble for advertising your own stuff? See others get locked all the time. Interesting, you're a mod. "
Guess you're new around these forums.

Edit: Downloading the podcast since I've run out of things to listen to. (Don't take that as an insult!) Have never listened to it before, and I need something playing while I grind through the SF IV challenges.
Posted by Kush

First things firstly first: We are back on iTunes! It was quite frustrating, but everything is up and working and better than ever!

@Luke: No love for Marvel vs. Capcom? I must say that you have some pretty good choices there and I do agree that 2D fighters > 3D fighters (except for the Power Stone series of course). Curious question: Did you try Battle Fantasia? ...if yes, what were your thoughts on the game? (Fun Fact: I hated the game because of the bullshit end boss)

Edited by hendersonman

I am actually surprised that I wasn't  made fun of more in this episode. I should be back next week.

Posted by Kush

I'm a bit curious to hear what people think about this specific episode since it's the first (and only) episode with Rob (aka Hendersonman...aka Elton John)...Also, I am much poorer right now thanks to the ridiculous $9.99 sale at Best Buy...I won't be buying any new games (besides my few Atlus pre-orders) for a while. Question: How much would you be willing to pay for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on XBLA/PSN?

Posted by AustinJ

I don't want to sound like a dick... but I really wish Rob was there instead of Gus. Most of the time I don't feel like Gus knows what the hell he is talking about.

Posted by LordAndrew

I'm in the exact same situation with my game purchases right now. I can't afford anything other than my upcoming Atlus pre-orders.

Posted by Vinchenzo
Kush said:
"I'm a bit curious to hear what people think about this specific episode since it's the first (and only) episode with Rob (aka Hendersonman...aka Elton John)...Also, I am much poorer right now thanks to the ridiculous $9.99 sale at Best Buy...I won't be buying any new games (besides my few Atlus pre-orders) for a while. Question: How much would you be willing to pay for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 on XBLA/PSN?"
  1. On the topic of the episode without Rob, it felt a bit flat. Granted I've never listened to one of your podcasts before. (I'm sorry!) But from the intro/outro it seemed like Rob was the joint that brought it all together.
  2. How much would I pay for MvC2 on XBLA? At max $10. I'm not a fan of how highly the newer XBLA games are priced. In my day... we had Contra and Super Contra for $5 each. Guess what... any of those Contras lasted me longer than any $15/$20 XBLA game I've bought.
Edited by AustinJ

I would pay a crazy price (for live games, anyway) for MvC2. I would pay as much as they ask. Unconditionally. Favorite fighting game of all time.

Posted by hendersonman

Wow, I cant believe People actually missed me. It must be upside down world... too bad you people are not my ex wife.

Gus is awesome. I would not want to the podcast without him. He was supposed to be a one time guest, and we liked him so we kept him. I think the podcast does well with just 3 people. If we ever added more, I thin we would need one of the female persuasion... (I miss Bru  on the show :( )

Posted by Kush

@Vinchenzo: I guess you're not that big of a MvC2 fan because I would personally pay $20 for MvC2 on XBLA easily...I would pay more if I had to as well, but it is my favorite fighter by miles and miles. And I just want to apologize for the podcast...it's not that it was bad, but my God did you pick an awful week to listen to your first show...you crazy! :P

And Rob hated Gus when he was first on...One Gus' first guest appearance Rob hung up on him for badmouthing Lost Odyssey (my initial impressions here). Rob also ended up screwing up that enitre show's audio track as well (it's why "failure" is in our name). A simple warning for any young lady who would like to join our little crew: Rob really just wants you so he can try and "get some"...I'm just saying...

Posted by azraeltrigger

the fans have spoken, maybe it's time for me to retire...

Posted by LordAndrew

As much as I hear about Marvel vs. Capcom 2, I've never actually played it. But based on how highly people regard it, $15-$20 does seem reasonable.

Posted by Kush

WHAT!? It saddens me to hear that you've never played MvC2...saddens me dearly. I can't remember what systems you own, but you must pick up this game when it comes out...don't think, just do it! DO IT!

Posted by AustinJ

I certainly don't think Gus should leave the show, as the best episodes are when all three of you are bouncing stories and jokes off of each other. It just seems that Rob prepares for the podcast better than Gus does, making Rob a bit more informed than Gus in most cases.

Posted by Kush

Don't worry about Gus...he's not going anywhere. He's just a 35 year old Asian man going through a midlife crisis. He's not sure if he still likes to ladies, or if he really wants a piece of Jake G...only time will tell. On a completely different topic, does anyone out there play Resistance 2 MP? The CE is on sale for $50 and I'm a sucker for CEs, but I'm not sure if I'd really play the game that much (and I heard the SP is...in the words of Gus...WHACK).

Posted by daniel_beck_90

Wow the podcast is getting more and more popular !

Posted by Kush

Actually, according to the numbers, we're not really that much more popular...Side Note: Everyone who owns a 360 should go over to newegg right now and grab a copy of Vampire Rain for $10! It is quite possibly the greatest game ever made!!! I'm totally being serious too, but now I must depart for French class...no fun.

Posted by hendersonman

French Class.. No Fun... just like Vampire Rain

Posted by AustinJ

I already spent WAY too much money on $10 games this week...

Posted by azraeltrigger

THE FANS HAVE SPOKEN!

Posted by LordAndrew

THE FANS DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT!
:P

Posted by Kush

@AustinJ: ...I know exactly how you feel...I speny way, way, wayyyy too much at BB this past weekend, but it was all worth it!

...We'll be recording the show later tonight so if anyone has any questions for this week you better get them to me asap...inclusion of sausage and/or cannoli is always a nice addition!