Battle Bards Episode 16: Aion

Fresh off their Lunatic Lutes World Tour, the bards have decided to do one encore presentation (until the next show, that is).  The topic du jour?  It’s Aion, baby!  Your ears will thank us when this hour is over and you’ve experienced t…

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Massive Failure #48 – Pessimism

Is the ‘old school’ MMORPG model dead? Is “ArcheAge” the next ‘classic’ MMORPG? And is it time for retraction in the MMORPG genre? All this and some turkey leftovers on today’s “Massive Failure” podcast! Contents: Intro (0:32) * Had an early Thanksgiving dinner with my lovely wife on Sunday * Puttered around in some MMORPGs over […]

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Massive Failure #47 – Never Say Never

It’s all-Warcraft, all the time today, as I look at several topics relating directly to “World of Warcraft” today. Blizzard staff recently claimed they have no plans to take WoW Free-to-Play… Where have we heard that story before? Next, Blizzard apparently is seriously considering adding user-generated content to WoW. Is this a wise decision? Finally, […]

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Battle Bards Episode 15: Tearjerkers

Can music make a battle-hardened bard cry?  That’s what we’re going to put to the test on today’s episode.  Syl came up with the theme of “tearjerkers,” and it’s up to a bewildered Syp and a stoic Steff to figure out what will fit the bill.&n…

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Massive Failure #46 – Why Not Nickelback?

Blizzcon is over, and we have plenty to talk about regarding World of Warcraft’s new expansion, “Warlords of Draenor”, plus Blizzard’s horrible choice for the finale concert. Also, Rift’s new Update 2.5 is out, and Wildstar will have Hoverboards! Contents: Intro (0:32) * Playing Update 2.5 in “Rift”, and enjoying it a lot Main Topics * […]

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Massive Failure #45 – Douchebag

On today’s podcast, I explain why “Defiance” is not a dead game, question some people’s motives and mindset regarding the recent Extra Life charity event, and wonder what we’ll see at Blizzcon 2013 next weekend! Contents: Intro (0:32) * Vacation! Gaming and Halloween and Beach-trips, oh my! Main Topics * “Defiance” is not a failure!  (3:28) […]

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Massive Failure #44 – Samhain 2013

It’s Halloween Week, so we finish out this Month of Horror by discussing “Rift” shutting down operations in Russia, whether or not MMORPG players would do well to warm up to TwitchTV (and other Livestreaming services), and ask if this year’s Halloween event in “The Secret World” is possibly the best such event ever held […]

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Battle Bards Episode 14: World of Warcraft

Sometimes the Battle Bards have to give attention to the “little MMOs” out there.  Maybe you’ve never heard of World of Warcraft, but you probably have played Warcraft: Orcs & Humans back in the day.  Well, this is the MMO that’s set in t…

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Massive Failure #43 – IRL

Well, rather than being a few days late, I got off my ass and the show is only a few hours late! Who would have thought I could get anything done from my deathbed? Anyway, Halloween content has started in many MMORPGs, we talk about three of them this week. Also, yet another round of shard […]

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Battle Bards Episode 13: Spirit of Adventure

What does adventure mean to you?  Everyone has their own definition, and the Battle Bards are bringing that question to the MMO music scene.  In this episode, each of the three co-hosts submit their own favorite “spirit of adventure” tracks f…

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