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HALF LIFE 2 EPISODE 3…NO SERIOUSLY!!

18/04/2011

Yes I am dead serious, but before you either start salivating from the mouth or start flaming this article, hear me out… These are nothing more than rumours but they are based on some kind of evidence at the very least. At any rate it’s an article from gamesradar so flame them if you have to flame someone!

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Yup it seems that the Potato sack ARG (alternate reality game) hidden content which has been causing quite a stir in the gaming community may be hinting that Valve will reveal Half Life 2: Episode 3 after all. A series of hidden references in the indie games that come in the bundle have been decyphered by gamers everywhere. Until recently, the current thinking was that if enough people bought it and figured it out it would reveal that the company would release the upcoming Portal 2 early. However, the latest reveal on the Portal 2 ARG website was a message from Valve (or rather Aperture Science) that reads as follows:

LOG FROM [ REDACTED ], BY J.H. TO C.J.—

1. We designed the entire thing to be very, very durable. It was easy to get the materials since everyone’s been thinking

it’s a simple icebreaker ship. Ha.

2. We have made sure to strip it of anything not necessary, so that we have plenty of space for it. It doesn’t have any

backup supplies in the event the crew runs out of food, though. And there isn’t much food onboard in the first place.

3. In the event you need to send it off all of a sudden, use the OR box with code ‘hb1′.

That’s all, C.J. Not much else I can tell you other than this won’t leave a blight on our record. Mesa is going to be sore when they see what we’ve done.

Now don’t read into it too much if you don’t want to get your hopes up and you’d be well within your rights not to, I’m pretty hesitant after the last 4 years myself but the little stupid optimist inside me wants to believe!

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WII 2!!!

15/04/2011

That’s right you heard it. What many industry insiders have been saying for a while now and so far have been proven wrong, looks like it may well be happening after all. According to many publications and internet sources including IGN and Game Informer, Nintendo will be revealing the Wii 2 at this year’s E3 in June. It will apparently be supporting HD formats and resolutions and is capable of out performing both the Xbox 360 and the PS3. It will also feature a completely new controller, not a remodeled wii remote, possible incorporating a screen. Reports also say that Nintendo will make an official announcement of the unveiling later this month. So with this news hot on the heels of the 3DS launch, are Nintendo abandoning the casual market and going after the hardcore gamers again? If so can they do it and how will it affect them financially?

Plus Michael Pachter can finally say I told you so!

Mortal Kombat: Lights, Camera, Action, Fight!

09/04/2011

Do you remember the fairly terrible Mortal Kombat movies? Wish you didn’t? Well it looks like there might be a brighter future for the live-action world of MK.

Those in the know might have caught a little short around the time of E3 last year called Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, starring Michael Jai White as Jax and Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade. The short painted a picture of just how potentially awesome a live-action MK could be, with appearances from Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Baraka, Reptile and Sub Zero as well, all set within a somewhat more realistic world (if that can really apply to anything Mortal Kombat).

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THE MEAT GRINDER: EPISODE 14

24/03/2011

Sorry for the absence folks, university takes its toll on the best of us! In this weeks episode we have news on a horrific internal video leaked from MS hq, confusion on Joseph Gordon Levitts role in TDKR. We discuss the video game BAFTAs, have a look back at 2008s Mirrors Edge and dish out a smorgasbord of shout outs! Plus Microsoft are hiring eh?…..

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The Meat Grinder Podcast – Episode 14

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THE MEAT GRINDER: EPISODE 13

05/03/2011

On this weeks episode the 3DS sells out in Japan on its first weekend! The Smithsonian museum announces a video game gallery, and Gears of war gets a release date. We break down how this years OSCARS went and review Bulletstorm for all you lovely people and we have news on the iPad 2 in case you hadnt heard it was coming! Oh and an American high school bans water…

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The Meat Grinder Podcast – Episode 13

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THE MEAT GRINDER GOES YOUTUBE!

27/02/2011

That’s right folks we are taking that one small step for man, one giant leap for student kind into the daunting and yet enticing world of youtube. Basically we can get the podcast to more people this way. It will also make it easier for people to leave comments and give us feedback…hint hint! So we’ll be adding all new exciting video footage to each new episode because we’re just such nice people, and because it will be easier for you guys to see what the hell we’re talking about! We aim to get the youtube version of each episode uploaded before the next audio episode goes live so within a week (video editing takes time!).

So check out the channel and let us know what you think!

The Meat Grinder Youtube Channel

THE MEAT GRINDER: EPISODE 12

23/02/2011

On this weeks episode we call gamers everywhere to arms…its campaigning time! Also there is news on a potential new MMO from Blizzard, free DLC for Super Meat Boy, we delve into the murky depths of gaming discussions to see if the zombie-game genre has mileage left. We also review the long awaited Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and news on how Microsoft managed to break peoples phones…

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The Meat Grinder Podcast – Episode 12

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Links for the campaigns featured in this episode:

Geohot’s defence against Sony lawsuit: http://geohot.com/
Custom button maps for disabled gamers: http://www.askacapper.com/petition