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Random Encounters => Podcasts => Topic started by: Toshipaine on August 15, 2005, 10:55:05 pm

Title: Episode 19 chapters!
Post by: Toshipaine on August 15, 2005, 10:55:05 pm
Steve requested this of his listeners in episode 18 and so here you go for the latest episode.

HEADLINE NEWS
01:26   No more Hot Coffee for you!
03:32   "Video games made me do it" fails in court.
06:55   Parents ignore game age ratings.
09:45   GameTap set for October launch.
13:53   Madden 2006, the only game in town.
18:15   Blizzard shuts down their Northern operation. [StarCraft 2 and Diablo 3 nod *wink* *wink*]
22:00   Microsoft wants money from everyone.
27:50   How many Xbox 360 different bundles will Microsoft release?
31:30   Sony may release PS3 in 2007.
33:49   Quake 3 source code to be released.
34:54   Dirk the Daring return to the Dragon's Lair!

FEATURES
37:58   GameTalk: What happens when you try to buy gold for World of Warcraft?
58:22   SporeTalk: The calm before the storm.

REVIEWS
1:01:03   In-depth review of Dungeon Siege II for the PC.    [8/10 rating! *wink* *wink*]
1:24:04   RetroReview: NetHack/Rogue for Unix/PC/everything.

CONTEST
1:29:24   "Name That Game!" contest winner from last week, a new clip, and a new prize!

RANDOM THOUGHTS
1:32:46   Plus some more random thoughts on the gaming calm before the storm.


This is easy to do. Copy the show notes, listen and when Steve changes to the next topic write down the time. Simple! Anyhow enjoy! :D
Title: Re: Episode 19 chapters!
Post by: LadyM on August 16, 2005, 04:27:14 am
Cool.. now how do you skip ahead to a part when your listening on an iPod. If you can do it, I haven't firgured that part out yet.
Title: Re: Episode 19 chapters!
Post by: Lord Janos on August 16, 2005, 05:21:14 am
Damn, you have a lot of time on your hands :o.
Title: Re: Episode 19 chapters!
Post by: Gaming Steve on August 16, 2005, 05:23:35 am
Wow, that is great. Thanks for putting that up.
Title: Re: Episode 19 chapters!
Post by: Toshipaine on August 16, 2005, 10:22:21 am
Damn, you have a lot of time on your hands :o.

Well only an hour and 37 minutes. ;) Most of you guys listen to the full podcast; I would think. So this is like the next step.

Quote from: Gaming Steve
Wow, that is great. Thanks for putting that up.

No problem Steve.

I sent IGE an email letting them know about your praise of their service in GameTalk. I'd like to chime in and give my two cents.

I've also used their service and every time was professional and painless. I never made a 3k gold purchase but it's nice to see they verify buyers for large orders. Back when everyone felt "selling" virtual goods was wrong and copyright infringement I've always seen this as you said. You are paying someone for their time to gather these goods for you: "time is money" as the old adage goes. Even with power-level services you're paying them for their time and experience to get you to a higher level. SONY, Blizzard, and so on can't claim a copyright on this because they don't own the "time"; it's a service. Your illustration about paying a friend $50 for his gold is so dead on. It took time for your friend to gather his gold and it has worth to you. That's a business transaction.

I also feel transferring accounts is totally legit as well. I could understand if companies' had a problem if gamers were copying their accounts and giving them to someone else. But in fact you are giving up your rights to play the game with that account. This means you also loose access to that serial number. Basically when you sell an account, what you are in fact doing is selling the client too. If you wish to play again you'll have to purchase the client. The person buying the account 95% of the time already purchased the client off the store shelf; so he or she is now becoming the owner of the account (serial number and all). It's kind of like a virtual garage sell.

For a long time I use eBay to buy goods from UO all the way up to WOW, and every game in between. Fortunately I never had any problems with eBay sellers (a combination of looking at their feedback and repeat business), but I like IGE. They've taken the secondary market of selling virtual goods to a professional level. You can feel comfortable knowing that when you buy from them they are legit and will deliver as they state. You never have to worry about getting ripped off. They and other companies like them are a nice asset to the MMORPG community.

Wow, well I've talked this topic to death. So with that I'll just end here. I'm looking forward to Episode 20 Steve. Keep up the great work! :)