MODSonair Episode 158

The week ending December 14, 2008 in gaming news from a modders perspective brought to you by MODSonline.

This show:
Logitech’s G13 Gameboard, Z-Nano Mouse, Quake ported to Chumby, Widescreen gaming, Steam Hardware Survey, Walmart.com on Wiis, Playstation Home, Xbox LIVE Snow Globe & E3, Dallas Gaming, Warthog Mod for BF, Sound decompiler, Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage & HD Textures, Strong Bad’s Game, Sims 3, Saw Game, Ubisoft Scores, Atari Acquires Cryptic, Adult Gamers, CBS Cutting GameSpot, WoW Causes Dropouts, NYU Game Center, In-Game Ads, mature is misnomer, PCGA on DRM, gift ideas, Best games, Quake on me, MODSonline Holiday Pwnage, more…

Hosts: foyleman, Jynx, Welshy, Stryder, Supersword

URLs: http://www.modsonair.com/ | http://www.modsonline.com/

== TOPICS ==========================================

— Hardware —————————————————–

– Hand-on with Logitech’s G13 Gameboard
http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/11/hand-on-with-logitechs-g13-gameboard/

– Z-Nano Mouse is world’s smallest and most absurd
http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/12/video-z-nano-mouse-is-worlds-smallest-and-most-absurd-optical/

– Quake ported to Chumby makes for an adorable first-person shooter
http://www.engadget.com/2008/12/10/quake-ported-to-chumby-makes-for-an-adorable-first-person-shoote/

– Widescreen gaming
http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,669688/Reviews/Widescreen_gaming_Which_games_benefit_and_which_dont/

– Steam Hardware Survey: November 2008
http://store.steampowered.com/hwsurvey

— Consoles —————————————————–

– Walmart.com Makes Tens of Thousands of Nintendo Wiis Available Online Today
http://www.marketwatch.com/news/story/Walmartcom-Makes-Tens-Thousands-Nintendo/story.aspx?guid=%7B9810A1CF-05BA-40D7-8474-CE1FEE550E05%7D

– Home finally sees public launch
http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/home-finally-sees-public-launch
http://news.wired.com/dynamic/stories/A/AS_JAPAN_SONY_PLAYSTATION_VIRTUAL_WORLD?SITE=WIRE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2008-12-11-07-55-27

– Home is outdated, says Microsoft exec
http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=334545

– Stir your friends up in the Xbox LIVE Snow Globe
http://majornelson.com/archive/2008/12/11/the-xbox-live-snow-globe.aspx

– Microsoft looking to “break the bank” at E3 2009
http://www.videogaming247.com/2008/12/08/microsoft-looking-to-break-the-bank-at-e3-2009/

– Dallas Gaming Event Planned
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=postmessage&boardid=1&threadid=93887&id=0

— MODS in the News ——————————————–

– Warthog Mod for BF2 and BF2142
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93922

— Modding ——————————————————

– Sound decompiler *download*
http://www.modsonline.com/Forums-top-92643.html

— Gaming ——————————————————-

– Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage Unveiled
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93995

– Fallout 3 HD Texture Pack
http://www.ggmania.com/?smsid=26328

– Strong Bad’s Cool Game for Attractive People Movie
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93911

– The Sims 3
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/43583.html

– Saw Game Axed
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93868

– Ubisoft on Review Scores and Acquisition Plans
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93997

– Atari Acquires Cryptic
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93925

— Politics, Companies, Events ———————————–

– Half of American Adults Gamers
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93884

– CBS Cutting Back at CNET, Including GameSpot
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/cbs-cutting-back-at-cnet-including-gamespot/?biz=1

– FCC Commissioner Terms WoW a Leading Cause of College Dropouts
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2008/12/10/fcc-commissioner-terms-wow-leading-cause-college-dropouts

– NYU Game Center
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93996

– In-Game Ads Won’t ‘Move the Dial’
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/shane-kim-strauss-zelnick-agree-ingame-ads-wont-move-the-dial/?biz=1

– For some M-rated games, mature is misnomer
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28016732/

– PCGA on DRM and Piracy
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=93954

— Other ——————————————————–

– 11 luxury Christmas gift ideas for the gamer in your life
http://www.gamesradar.com/f/11-luxury-christmas-gift-ideas-for-the-gamer-in-your-life/a-20081208191440578075

– Best PC games of 2008
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28119216/

– Top 20 PC Games (November 2008)
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/chart/0/?articleTypeId=-1

– Quake on me
http://www.videosift.com/video/Quake-on-me

– MODSonline Holiday Pwnage
http://www.modsonline.com/News-more-2786.html

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