A Realm Not Reborn
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 October 2014, 7:49 am
We recently recorded another show with guests Chris Dodson and Steve Griffing and the subject of the day was “Final Fantasy: A Realm Reborn”.   After Square Enix has all the problems it did in the past with this product I thought “Surely the would all be straightened out” – it seems not.   The...

Done Deal
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2014, 11:25 pm
Mojang has confirmed the sale of minecraft. The price tag Microsoft dropped on the deal was 2.5 billion.  With the sale of the company founder Notch and two co-founders are leaving. How will Microsoft earn back all that money? Last year Mojang earned $326 million from Minecraft. “The vast majority–over 90 percent–of Mojang’s money came...

Step away from the game
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 September 2014, 12:38 am
The last Hub-bub is whether or not Mojang will actually sell Minecraft, what will happen if they do and  whether or not it is all conjecture. This post is not about that – but it is about Minecraft. Many of you have played what is called “Vanilla” Minecraft, some have even played modded Minecraft with...

They said the “B” Word
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 September 2014, 7:44 am
“A sale would be a surprising turn for closely held Mojang, whose 35-year-old founder, Markus Persson, has shunned outside investment and is revered in the videogame community for railing publicly against big firms, including Microsoft.” - Wallstreet Journal So the news is out that Mojang and it sounder Markus “Notch” Persson are close to selling Minecraft to Microsoft for...

Show 146 is live
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 September 2014, 6:58 am
No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 146 is live and can be heard here or on Itunes. This time out it appears that Saylah has drunk the ArcheAge Kool-Aid and spit the Wildstar Kool-Aid out (gamers can be a fickle lot can’t we?).  Join us for laughs and fun as we explore the next “it” game...

The Best MMO – again
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 9 August 2014, 11:06 pm
A post on the forums of The Older Gamers caught my eye recently. It was by a gamer who had gone mmo to mmo chasing after the latest new experience who was looking for a “home” game. How often do we all hear or read “what is the best mmo out there?”… or some version of...

Heart and Soul
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 August 2014, 8:14 am
Editor’s Note:   Recently we were contacted by Suba Games who asked to talk about their games and their company. We invited them to be a guest on the show and write an article for our web site.  The article below was sent to us by Mr. Keegan White, game master for Suba Games.  ...

Nerf This
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 July 2014, 7:53 am
  It all started with a science fiction show that lasted one season – Terra Nov – we wrote about it in an article called “The Geek Factor” .  It was surprising that a television show with a multi-million dollar budget (the cost per episode ultimately being it’s downfall) was using Nerf guns as weapons.  It...

Wild about Wildstar
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 July 2014, 7:18 pm
Show 144 is out and you can listen to it here and on Itunes. This time out we welcome Saylah from Mystic Worlds - well friends it has been a long hard summer for us, especially our own Julie as her employer has kept her so busy she has to call home to see if she...

No Prisoners, No Mercy Teslacon Special
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 July 2014, 8:40 am
Show 143 is live and you can listen to it here or on Itunes. O.K. we could have sworn we uploaded this one but we see it didn’t make it all the way to Virginworlds – mia culpa (ouraculpa?).  This time out we sat down and spent some time talking with the man who is called...

Dick Tracy eat you heart out!
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 June 2014, 7:54 am
Busy, busy, busy…the last few months my employer has been trying to fit an 80 hour work week into 40 hours.   This means a lot of decompression and we have been decompressing in Wildstar – the subject of our next show.   While we busy ourselves about our next show something caught our eye...

Godzilla Versus No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 142
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 June 2014, 9:51 pm
No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 142 is live and can be heard here:   This time out the three of us sit down and talk about the king of the monsters, Raymond Burr, the new Godzilla movie and its various iterations.  In the second half of the show we welcome author Tom Wright, author of...

Snipe Hunt
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 May 2014, 7:05 am
It’s called a fool’s errand and less commonly a “snipe hunt.”   Anyone who has ever been “the new kid” in any given business has been sent on one.   When I was in the military I was sent out on maneuvers with the rest of the troops.  Mind you,  I was in a rear area...

No Prisoners, No Mercy – Show 141 is live!
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 May 2014, 7:32 am
Welcome to Show 141! This time out we sit down with R.W. Harper and discuss Elder Scrolls Off and Online as well as Wildstar. The subject and sites discussed are below: Subjects: 1. Elder Scrolls On and Off line – the straight skinny 2. Trends in Game Design 3. Star Wars the Old Cash Grab...

The Same Old Grind
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2014, 7:17 am
As we finish up the next show The Elder Scrolls Online (TESO) has been out over a month now.  My reaction is, perhaps, like a parent who complains to a child – I wouldn’t complain if I didn’t care (at least about the IP).  I am an Elder Scrolls Fan so I care about this...

Zenimax lowers the ban hammer
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 21 April 2014, 3:49 pm
Zenimax lowers the ban hammer.

Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 April 2014, 4:46 pm
  When I go to the store and buy a radio I expect to take it home, turn it on and have it play music. When I purchase a car I expect it to be able to drive down the street.  Even if the merchants selling me the radio and the car tell me “as...

Putting the bite on players
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 April 2014, 7:27 am
“The latest round of player scams” – sounds like a phrase about Eve Online but it isn’t – it’s about Elder Scrolls Online.   Players who wish to have characters that are vampires are werewolves, as they could in Skyrim, can do so online…but it will cost you.  Not because of anything Bethesda did (maybe...

Game Error 209
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 April 2014, 11:52 am

Much Ado About Nothing
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 April 2014, 8:17 pm
Before anyone ever thought to make an Elder Scrolls Online one of Bethesda’s developers said he would never want to see an Elder Scrolls Online game. His reason at the time was that Elder Scrolls was about him and that wasn’t possible as a multi-player game.  My reason for saying this is that Bethesda,  who...

Hang on its going to be a bumpy ride
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 April 2014, 7:08 am
Hang on it’s going to be a bumpy ride…maybe. So far the reception we have heard to Elder Scrolls Online while we are actually on line  has been positive.   More than once I we have read in chat “I am having a great time even with all the bugs.”  Every game has  some bugs...

Seeing into the future
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 27 March 2014, 7:23 am
When I first read the news about Facebook purchasing Oculus Rift my reaction was much like Luke Plunkett at Kotaku…for 2 billion dollars, seriously.   Then I read it was $400 million and 1.6 million in stock. The problem with stock is that it is like a quit claim deed – reading between the lines...

Cake and eat it too
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 March 2014, 7:19 am
Recently Gamespot featured a release from Bethesda’s Vice President of Public Relations, Peter Hines who defended their plan to charge a monthly $14.99 subscription fee in addition to the price of the game.  Here is a quote:   ‘We feel pretty strongly about the support we’re going to have for the game and what you’re...

Clearing the Bar
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 March 2014, 8:22 pm
As our regular listeners are already aware, show 139 is live and can be heard here.   Now on to business…. This weekend we have been invited, as have many others, to another round of Elder Scrolls Online.  Let us just point out from the start that we are big fans of the Elder Scrolls...

So, anyone know of a good substitute for Adobe InDesign?
Posted by No Prisoners, No Mercy [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 March 2014, 3:56 pm
So, Adobe systems just announced that they will NO LONGER be producing any more software versions of Creative Suite 6. So, if you are a designer, graphic or web, and you own CS6…then that will be the LAST Adobe software, you will actually OWN any more. They want your money monthly, and they want it...

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