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No Prisoners, No Mercy
Host: Julie Whitefeather & Frances Kosac
There comes a time, friends, when your favorite MMO ceases to sparkle, when even new videogames lose their luster, and the computer room becomes a prison; and all that is left are two gamers (who happen to be nuns) with a very large axe to grind. Come join Julie Whitefeather and Frances Kosac as they go to War - and along the way discuss the events of the week in the MMO industry.

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No Prisoners, No Mercy - show 69
Tue, 07 Sep 2010 14:25:51 +0000 [download/play]



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to No Prisoners, No Mercy show 69.

This week the fabulous sisters (if we do say so ourself) talk about pink caddilacs, ogres In Nagrand wearing Manziers, sister Fran's schoool of leveling (ding!), getting frelled by Blizzard as well as...

- Rep mounts in Wow and Lotro where Julie puts her nose to the grindstone and grinds it back to the medula oblongata

- Mafia II

- Zynga finds out a rose by any other name does not smell as sweet

- Final Fantasy XIV

- The Schwarzenegger double standard

- "Banned in Boston" - Medal of Honor

- EA finds also finds out that a rose by any other name does smell as sweet as long as it isn't spelled E-D-G-E. The sisters realize this is Deja Vu all over again with Groucho Marx.

- NC Soft gets hit with a suit that claims the Devil didn't make the plaintiff do it even though he hasn't bathed in 20,000 hours.

- EA and APB on the PDQ and the "real" story

- The sisters take a brief look at a bunker somewhere in Stockholm, Sweden

- Love is in the virtual air and uses augmented reality

- Our good friend and author J.T. Hamption stops by briefly at the end of the show to share Sister Julie's birthday and chat about the Chicago Comic Con.

Bonus Content after the show:

Net Neutrality by Senator Al Franken

Web sites:

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.lorewriter.com    

featuring fiction by R.W. Harper and Yours truly Sister Julie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.biobreak.com    

(one of our must read sites)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

http://www.pinkpigtailinn.com/    

(Larisa's marvelous site)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.noprisonersnomercy.com    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

www.gamepolitics.com    

Additional Notes:

Unamused, Warner Bros. requested that the Marx Brothers at least outline the premise of their film. Groucho responded with an utterly ridiculous storyline, and, sure enough, received another stern letter requesting clarification. He obliged and went on to describe a plot even more preposterous than the first, claiming that he, Groucho, would be playing “Bordello, the sweetheart of Humphrey Bogart.” No doubt exasperated, Warner Bros. did not respond. A Night in Casablanca was released in 1946.

 

 

 

 

 
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Episode 69 Discussion Thread

'oops' by Julie
Submitted on 2010-09-07 14:34:45 CST
Well live and learn. The web site that carries our show feed has a new version of the software. I read and followed the instructions - but those same instructions failed to mention that if you use carriage returns in your notes along with a "-" you will get big gaps in your show notes. Unfortunately I have no idea how to correct the show notes on Libsyn without risking messing things up. Mia Culpa, please dont /fire me Brent. I throw yourself on your tender mercies.

Julie



'Great Show' by Saylah
Submitted on 2010-09-09 16:50:16 CST
Thanks for including the recording of Warren Spector at the end of the show. I think the media companies are grasping and ways to recoup the dollars they've lost because people have turned to the internet for entertainment.

I used to watch 2 to 4 hours of TV each evening and now I watch NONE. My media entertainment is almost exclusively on the internet - games, on demand movies, podcasts, video casts and audio versions of news. That's a huge revenue stream they've lost because their commercials are playing to an ever shrinking audience. But that's too bad for them. They'll need to evolve and find new ways of making money without taking the internet hostage for tier personal gain.

I hope everyone listened, is watching the situation and making sure their elected official are aware of the concerns and opinions on the matter.



'Thanks but...' by Julie
Submitted on 2010-09-09 17:54:11 CST
Hi there Saylah. Thanks for hte compliment. However the "bonus content" speech tacked on to the end of the show where Out takes normally go is by Senator Al Frankin in a town hall meeting in The Twin Cities with the FCC Commissioners recently.

We hope that doesn't change the validity of the issue. As Senator Frankin points out the Comcast/NBC/Universal merger could easily lead to all media in the U.S. being controlled by a handful of companies. I originally thought that was a bit alarmist until I started looking up who owns what.

As Senator Frankin points out if the google/verizon language deal were to be allowed we could easily see our favorite sites affected.

Such deal are indeed affecting internet usesage. In our own area of Illinois the institution of digital television has all but elminated free Television reception over the airwaves even with the proper equipment.

In fact some time ago we had our cable television and land lines taken out and have only internet.

Net neutrality can have serious impacts on the continued viability (or failure) of our favorite hobby and it is one that the NPNM team keeps up with every day.

Julie



'Question' by Akely
Submitted on 2010-09-11 11:10:53 CST
I fail to see how the merger the Senator talks about would affect the world OUTSIDE the US. Do you ladies have any knowledge about that?

Also: Fran sounded shocked about the idea of Wikileaks. I assure you, Fran, it is one of the most important sites on the Internet today. Everything that goverments and corporations do not want us to know and that it is imperative that we DO know can end up there. Like evidence of negligence in an inveromental catastrophe, war crimes, the works.



'You are right' by Julie
Submitted on 2010-09-11 11:40:20 CST
@Akely: You are probably right about the wikileaks site considering one of the articles I read about it yesterday. It tells a tale of an American unit military unit that opened fire on a group of hostiles in the middle east - only to discover several of them were Reuters reporters. What I am still unsure about is the validity of the reports.

As to net neutrality issues, such as the comcast/nbc/universal mergers the only affect they are likely to have on those of you outside the U.S. would be on any games or other entertainment media that originate here.

Thanks for the comments, and I will pass the messege on to Fran.

Julie



'Upcoming guests' by Julie
Submitted on 2010-09-14 11:06:18 CST
We have some industry guests scheduled for the discussion portion of our shows. The two that have already been scheduled and confirmed are Ms. Marie Croall, Senior Designer for Icarus Studios, and Mr. Shannon Posniewski, Executive Producer for Cryptic Studiois. And of course all the news commentary and Mad as Hell you have come to expect as well.

See you online,

Julie



'Help Brent' by Julie
Submitted on 2010-09-21 04:10:44 CST
@ Brent: We are unable to log on to Libsyn at the moment to upload and sync our show.
@Everyone else. We apologize for the delay of our show. The material on the show is dated and will be released on our early release site until such time as we are able to contact libsyn. For now please see:

http://noprisonersnomercy.podbean.com/



'Still no go' by Julie
Submitted on 2010-09-21 05:13:34 CST
@Brent: I tried the password and login you sent this evening but still no go.

Julie