• Episode 21: QC Aftermath


    Howlin, Walker, Dex, and Graverunner talk to BIGAG and Kibner about what went down at QuakeCon 2010 and what we learned in the process. Perhaps it's time for QuakeCon to step it up and let TPG show them how a real tournament is run.
    Segment 1: News - Portal 2, Brink, Rage, and Worms Reloaded.
    Segment 2: The Aftermath- What we saw, what we'd like to see... and how did they f*&k up the tournaments this year?
    Segment 3: Howlin Rants - QC screw ups, and Digital Rights Management.

    Download [WARNING: Explicit] Featured music - Break 1: Say Goodbye, by Trash80 - Break 2: At Teh Disko, by Trash80
    Outro (We Are High Speed) by Saskrotch
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    Comments 18 Comments
    1. Howlin Mad Murphy's Avatar
      Howlin Mad Murphy -
      has anybody else here looked much at brink or rage?
    1. loki2158's Avatar
      loki2158 -
      I watched the demo at QC. Like a mix of TF2, Prince of Persia, and Borderlands with a sprinkle of CSS. The trailers looked pretty but not a whole lot of game play. I'm interested to see how well the transition goes for the active terrain. To actually hop over that knee higher barrier in one fluid motion instead of having it hold you back and then having to hit jump could mean the difference between win and lose. The objectives through out the game definitely make it look like something we could host.
    1. Tick's Avatar
      Tick -
      I got about 15 minutes of demo time on the Brink setup. Seemed really cool, and I've been following it a lot closer since actually getting some hands-on time with it.
    1. BIGAG's Avatar
      BIGAG -
      I started listening to the podcast and right before the second segment the player stopped. Only downside to this is you have to start all over and there is no forward button. Maybe I will try to listen again later today.
    1. *Rob's Avatar
      *Rob -
      awesome podcast guys
      do you guys have videos from the tournaments?
    1. Adretheon's Avatar
      Adretheon -
      Quote Originally Posted by BIGAG View Post
      I started listening to the podcast and right before the second segment the player stopped. Only downside to this is you have to start all over and there is no forward button. Maybe I will try to listen again later today.
      This happens to me every time. Any way we can get an actual file to DL to play on our own players?

      And any word on if we're doin rss soon?
    1. Walkerxes's Avatar
      Walkerxes -
      Right click, save target as. For the umpteenth time. That or DON'T USE CHROME TO LISTEN TO IT. Which it says right in the release info.
    1. flame's Avatar
      flame -
      after meeting everyone these podcasts are so much more fun, howlin rants! haha loved it, although it still only downloaded part of the podcast
    1. Tick's Avatar
      Tick -
      Right click + save as isn't working for me. Just downloads a 2kb file.
    1. Walkerxes's Avatar
      Walkerxes -
      Yer not clicking the image, right? Yer clicking the "Download" link?

      What browser?
    1. Tick's Avatar
      Tick -
      Yep, clicking the bright blue Download link, in Chrome.
    1. Tick's Avatar
      Tick -
      Huh, that's weird. Tried it again and it worked.
    1. Walkerxes's Avatar
      Walkerxes -
      Chrome is funky with these downloads for some reason. Left-clicking doesn't like to play the whole thing, and right-clicking seems to sometimes now d/l the whole thing either. Hate to say it but you might want to, for the sake of grabbin podcasts, use IE or FF to grab them. Not sure why Chrome has the issues.
    1. flame's Avatar
      flame -
      I keep tryin the download with ie and it doesnt download the whole thing. I have 51 minutes of this one.
    1. Walkerxes's Avatar
      Walkerxes -
      yeah.. I'm not sure why that is either. I tried right-click/save target and it downloaded fine.

      Maybe it's a site issue?
    1. Howlin Mad Murphy's Avatar
      Howlin Mad Murphy -
      Quote Originally Posted by *Rob View Post
      awesome podcast guys
      do you guys have videos from the tournaments?
      yes we have some demos that people took that i need to throw together. but it will be a bit before i get the vids out
    1. WileECyte's Avatar
      WileECyte -
      Rage is going to be awesome. The demo they ran this year at QC was incredible. They showed us 5 or 6 different areas within the game as well as quite a bit of game play. They had all 3 platforms (PS3/360/PC) running side by side by side and the graphics were pretty much indistinguisable. It actually looked a little smoother on the PS3 than 360 & PC. Definitely going to be a 'must buy' for me. There's not been a lot of talk about multiplayer but the single player looks that good.
    1. WileECyte's Avatar
      WileECyte -
      As for listening to the podcast, it is definitely hosed in Chrome. I've just been opening them up in Windows Media Player. File-> Open URL and paste in the URL for the podcast. Works great.