After discussing how The Avengers as a film relates to blockbuster gaming, Xav, Ludwig, and Richard discuss Max Payne 3 multiplayer, Starhawk, and Hitman Absolution: Sniper Challenge in the WRUP and Previews segement. Jess and Ben discuss Minecraft's XBLA debut in the Joystiq Research Institute, while Dave and Jordan argue about Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat in our first-ever 'Debate Club' segment. The episode wraps up with Alex, JC, and Mike providing you with the latest industry news.
Also, our Awesomenauts giveaway continues until next week. You can still enter to win one of five XBLA codes for the game!
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- 00:00:00 - 00:00:47 // Pre-Show and Intro Music
- 00:00:48 - 00:36:02 // Xav, Ludwig & Richard discuss Avengers and WRUP/Previews
- 00:36:03 - 00:54:44 // Jess & Ben play Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition
- 00:54:45 - 01:16:50 // Jordan & Dave pit Street Fighter vs. Mortal Kombat in 'Debate Club' (Some audio issues, sorry! We're ironing out the kinks)
- 01:16:58 - 01:49:49 // Alex, JC, & Mike discuss the latest industry news
- 01:49:50 - 01:51:04 // Details on our Awesomenauts giveaway and Outro
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall - "A Basstastic Undertaking"
JRI Music: C418 - Minecraft Soundtrack (Available Now!)
Bumpers: Jordan Mallory
Xav de Matos and Jonathan Downin
About the Joystiq Research Institute
Each week, a mix of editors from Joystiq will be tasked with playing one game, which they will discuss on the next episode of the podcast. This week, the team played Minecraft on XBLA with the game's official soundtrack providing background music. Purchase the official Minecraft soundtrack here. Also, make sure to read Joystiq's Deja Review of Minecraft.
Breaking News and Features
- Microsoft's Limited $99 Xbox 360 'Pilot Program'
- BioShock Infinite delayed
- GTA5 could come in October with BioShock out of the way, Wedbush says
- Report: GameStop selling Steam cards
- PlayStation Vita sales
- DSi price drop coming
- Carmageddon Reincarnation Kickstarts
- April 2012 NPD Results
- Talking Dirty with Leisure Suit Larry creator Al Lowe