Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XXIII!

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XXIII!

7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern, 6/12/2012

HEY KIDS! We’re back for another two hours of live talk, news and commentary about SWTOR and other gaming topics. Podcasts? Pfft. We do it LIVE, every week on Shoutcast, for you! Tune in at Split Infinity Radio!

Join your hosts this week- myself as Cyclometh, SirPsyko, Gandolfini and special guest host Dashl as we explore the light side and the dark side of SW:TOR This week we’ve got something fun we’ll be doing at the beginning of the show, so be sure to be there!

What’s up this week? Read on!

TOR Report

The weekly TOR Report- what’s hot, what’s not, or just the things we think are the most interesting!

•Server Transfers are here! What’s the aftermath?
•Full F2P coming?
•Community Q&A for June 15
•New Patches- 1.2.7a and 1.2.7b.

The Gaming Bin

In which we venture into other areas outside of SWTOR… topics vary but they’re always going to be relevant to your interests!

This week, topics include what Rockstar does to cheaters in Max Payne 3, South Korea banning trade of virtual items, our review of The Secret World as it stands from the latest Beta Weekend, and MOAR!

Technobabble!

Our new segment! Technology and fun, it’s all fair game. This week we talk about supercomputers, the new Micrcosoft Surface tablet, and China sending its first female astronaut into space, and whatever else we want to babble about.

Dood’s Drink of the Week

Our weekly silliness- cocktails and plugging our friends, stuff we like and cool things all around. May or may not be SWTOR-related. At the very least, you’ll hear another great cocktail recipe from The Nar Shaddaa Lounge’s very own Matt “RumDood” Robold.

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XXII!

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XXII!

7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern, 6/12/2012

HEY KIDS! We’re back for another two hours of live talk, news and commentary about SWTOR and other gaming topics. Podcasts? Pfft. We do it LIVE, every week on Shoutcast, for you! Tune in at Split Infinity Radio!

Join your hosts this week- myself as Cyclometh, SirPsyko and Gandolfini as we explore the light side and the dark side of SW:TOR This week we’ve got something fun we’ll be doing at the beginning of the show, so be sure to be there!

What’s up this week? Read on!

TOR Report

The weekly TOR Report- what’s hot, what’s not, or just the things we think are the most interesting!

•Character transfers are here! Well, for some servers.
•Class changes and balance in 1.3
•Community Q&A for June 8
•Patch 1.2.7

The Gaming Bin

In which we venture into other areas outside of SWTOR… topics vary but they’re always going to be relevant to your interests!

This week, topics include the upcoming Star Wars: 1313- the first M-rated Star Wars game! Also Crytek, the Unreal Graphics Engine, and whatever else we think is fun to talk about.

Technobabble!

Our new segment! Technology and fun, it’s all fair game. This week we talk about the new MacBook Pro- complete with Retina Display- and much more techno geekery.

Dood’s Drink of the Week

Our weekly silliness- cocktails and plugging our friends, stuff we like and cool things all around. May or may not be SWTOR-related. At the very least, you’ll hear another great cocktail recipe from The Nar Shaddaa Lounge’s very own Matt “RumDood” Robold.

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XX!

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XXI!

7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern, 6/5/2012

HEY KIDS! We’re back for another two hours of live talk, news and commentary about SWTOR and other gaming topics. Podcasts? Pfft. We do it LIVE, every week on Shoutcast, for you! Tune in at Split Infinity Radio!

Join your hosts this week- myself as Cyclometh, SirPsyko and Gandolfini as we explore the light side and the dark side of SW:TOR

What’s up this week? Read on!

TOR Top Four

The top four stories as we see them this week- or just the top four things we think are the most interesting!

  • ToR goes F2P! (Not really), new content and a new planet!
  • Community Q&A: June 1
  • Patch Notes: 1.2.5 (5/30), 1.2.5 Addendum, and 1.2.6 (6/5)
  • We has a new community team! Who are they, and why did we need them?

The Gaming Bin

In which we venture into other areas outside of SWTOR… topics vary but they’re always going to be relevant to your interests!

This week, topics include 38 Studios, Nintendo’s Wii U and more Diablo 3 problems among much more!

Technobabble!

Our new segment! Technology and fun, it’s all fair game. This week we talk about the Dragon Capsule, the advent of private space exploration, and the new Windows 8 preview!

Dood’s Drink of the Week

Our weekly silliness- cocktails and plugging our friends, stuff we like and cool things all around. May or may not be SWTOR-related. At the very least, you’ll hear another great cocktail recipe from The Nar Shaddaa Lounge’s very own Matt “RumDood” Robold.

Live From The Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XIX!

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XIX!

7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern, 5/29/2012

HEY KIDS! We’re back for another two hours of live talk, news and commentary about SWTOR and other gaming topics. Podcasts? Pfft. We do it LIVE, every week on Shoutcast, for you! Tune in at Split Infinity Radio!

Join your hosts this week- myself as Cyclometh, SirPsyko and Gandolfini as we explore the light side and the dark side of SW:TOR We’re not sure if Gando will make it or not, because he’s stuck in traffic! You’ll have to tune in to find out if he did.

What’s up this week? Read on!

TOR Top Four

The top four stories as we see them this week- or just the top four things we think are the most interesting!

  • Signups to play test Patch 1.3 on the test server
  • “Mega Servers” replacing current structure?
  • Community Q&A for May 25th – 1.3 Special Edition
  • New SWTOR Book, “Annihilation”, Cover revealed and a bit of an overview

The Gaming Bin

In which we venture into other areas outside of SWTOR… topics vary but they’re always going to be relevant to your interests!

  • When Game Developers Die… 38 Studios (and their subsidiary BigHugeGames) laid off their entire staff and the blame game goes on. What will happen to their IP given their situation with Rhode Island?
  • Are game publishers on the way out? With Kickstarter and “indie game developers” favoring the direct distribution model, will we see a trend that way over big companies like EA and Activision/Blizzard?
  • Minecraft has taken simple play and displaced Call of Duty on XBoxLive and the most played game, and with the PC version there’s more than 30 million players registered.
  • Up and coming games… MechWarrior Online is in closed Beta and Founder’s Program… Elder Scrolls Online goes into a bit more depth on their single player MMO, and more!

Dood’s Drink of the Week

Our weekly silliness- cocktails and plugging our friends, stuff we like and cool things all around. May or may not be SWTOR-related. At the very least, you’ll hear another great cocktail recipe from The Nar Shaddaa Lounge’s very own Matt “RumDood” Robold.

The Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode Eighteen

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XVIII!

7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern, 5/22/2012

HEY KIDS! We’re back for another two hours of live talk, news and commentary about SWTOR and other gaming topics. Podcasts? Pfft. We do it LIVE, every week on Shoutcast, for you! Tune in at Split Infinity Radio!

Join your hosts this week- myself as Cyclometh, SirPsyko and Gandolfini as we explore the light side and the dark side of SW:TOR!

What’s up this week? Read on!

TOR Top Four

The top four stories as we see them this week- or just the top four things we think are the most interesting!

  • BioWare makes cuts to their Austin staff (http://venturebeat.com/2012/05/22/bi…-old-republic/) – What does this mean for SWTOR and BioWare in general?
  • Information on 1.3 is starting to come out (http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/05/…tch-revealed)- What do we like? What do we hate? And when is it coming out?
  • Server transfers coming “early summer”… is it too late to save the game? Does it need saving?
  • What’s the future of SW:TOR and MMOs in general? Did BioWare/EA make the wrong call with a game so similar to WoW?

The Gaming Bin

In which we venture into other areas outside of SWTOR… topics vary but they’re always going to be relevant to your interests!

This week, we talk about…”sandbox” vs “theme park” design for MMOs, as well as the issues surrounding Diablo 3′s launch, the cash store and the always-online auth requirements.

Dood’s Drink of the Week

Our weekly silliness- cocktails and plugging our friends, stuff we like and cool things all around. May or may not be SWTOR-related. At the very least, you’ll hear another great cocktail recipe from The Nar Shaddaa Lounge’s very own Matt “RumDood” Robold.

Tune in live at http://listen.siradio.fm at 7 PM Pacific time!

 

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XVII!

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XVII!

(that’s seventeen. Holy crap, we’re legit or something now)

7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern, 5/15/2012

HEY KIDS! We’re back for another two hours of live SWTOR talk, news and commentary. Podcasts? Pfft. We do it LIVE, every week on Shoutcast, for you! Tune in at Split Infinity Radio!

Join your hosts- myself as Cyclometh, SirPsyko and Miragel as we explore the light side and the dark side of SW:TOR Sadly, Gandolfini can’t join us this week because his computer ate itself, but we’ll have him back next week!

What’s up this week? Read on!

TOR Top Four

The top four stories as we see them this week- or just the top four things we think are the most interesting!

  • Patch 1.2.4 is out!
  • Community Q&A May 11th
  • Yet another Weekend Pass
  • Massively interviews James Ohlen about the 1.2 PvP changes

The Gaming Bin

In which we venture into other areas outside of SWTOR… topics vary but they’re always going to be relevant to your interests!

This week, we talk about… Diablo 3! And Jimer just got Minecraft. Pray for his soul.

Research and Development

We talk about our favorite feature ideas! What would be the coolest feature to add to the game? We give our thoughts in this fun segment.

Dood’s Drink of the Week

Our weekly silliness- cocktails and plugging our friends, stuff we like and cool things all around. May or may not be SWTOR-related. At the very least, you’ll hear another great cocktail recipe from The Nar Shaddaa Lounge’s very own Matt “RumDood” Robold.

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XVI!

Live From the Nar Shaddaa Lounge, Episode XVI!

7 PM Pacific/10 PM Eastern, 5/8/2012

Hey kids, we’re back for another two hours of live SWTOR talk, news and commentary. Podcasts? Pfft. We do it LIVE, every week on Shoutcast, for you! Tune in at Split Infinity Radio!

Join your hosts- myself as Cyclometh, SirPsyko and Gandolfini Frell as we explore the light side and the dark side of SW:TOR   What’s up this week? Read on!

TOR Top Four

The top four stories as we see them this week- or just the top four things we think are the most interesting!

The Gaming Bin

In which we venture into other areas outside of SWTOR… topics vary but they’re always going to be relevant to your interests!

Research and Development

We talk about our favorite feature ideas! What would be the coolest feature to add to the game? This week we’ll cover, among other things…

  • A Mission Builder- Would that not be the coolest thing ever?
  • Story vs Grind- more of the former, less of the latter, please! How can BioWare do this?
  • In the Community Q&A, there was discussion of a Mentoring system. How should this look and what should it do?

Dood’s Drink of the Week

Our weekly silliness- cocktails and plugging our friends, stuff we like and cool things all around. May or may not be SWTOR-related. At the very least, you’ll hear another great cocktail recipe from The Nar Shaddaa Lounge’s very own Matt “RumDood” Robold.

What Is It?

The Nar Shaddaa Lounge is a weekly live broadcast on Split Infinity Radio- the station that’s By Gamers, For Gamers (http://siradio.fm). The show is supported by TOR guild The Church of Alvis, the home of the drunken and vengeful.

You can tune in with any Shoutcast-compatible client, whether Winamp, VLC or Windows Media Player or a ton of others. You can tune in on your iPad, Droid, iPhone, or other mobile device too!

Remember to tune in at 7 PM Pacific time on Tuesday nights at http://siradio.fm

NOTE: The Nar Shaddaa Lounge is not strictly an adult broadcast, although there is content that is for adults, such as cocktail recipes and there will be some occassional off-color language or music played. Listener discretion is advised. The Nar Shaddaa Lounge and Split Infinity Radio do not encourage underage or irresponsible drinking, and if you do, we’ll send Holy Alvis to crap your buffet and kick your ***.

The recent hiatus

Those of you who follow the Lounge closely may have noticed that we had a bit of a break in our content- especially Friday and Saturday evenings. That was because Jimer, the main host and DJ for the shows, lives in Olympia Washington and the recent snow, rain and ice storms went pretty much right over his house- apparently living a mile from the state capitol wasn’t enough to keep his power from being out for a week and his Internet access out for about eleven days.

However, he’s back and ready to rock, so thank you for your patience!

Slaughter Saturdays are dead- long live Super Saturday!

Hey there kids, Jimer aka “Cyclometh” on air here. We’re looking at how we put together the shows for you here at Alvis Radio, and have decided that Slaughter Saturday just didn’t work well- the day after Flashpoint Friday, it just kind of felt… contrived. So, we’ll be keeping Flashpoint Friday and and Slaughter Saturday becomes…

Super Saturday

Every week at 8 PM Pacific time (note the time change!) I’ll be on the air with music, commentary and some kind of live event- whether it’s the Alvis vs Unrepentant PVP match, guild initiation, server-wide World Boss hunts or something else silly and fun, you can bet it’ll be here.

Hope to see you there!