MODSonair Episode 166



The week ending February 8, 2009 in gaming news from a modders perspective brought to you by MODSonline.

This show:
DirectX 11, Netflix 1 million Live, PlayOn media serve, Install Ubuntu On Your PS3, Modifying & Recompiling Source Characters, Source Choreography & In-Game Cinematics, Left 4 Dead DLC & SDK, L4D Valentines, TF2 Balance Changes, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Battlefield 1943, Battlefield Heroes, Jason Bourne, Need for Speed, F.E.A.R. 2, Red Dead Redemption, Saw Game, PROTOTYPE, Ghostbusters, Your Brain on Multiplayer, Sessler!, Killzone 2 Reviews, Crytek Acquires TimeSplitters, Gamefly buys Shacknews, E3 2009 Exhibitors, Guinness Gamer’s Edition, Jack Thompson’s Utah Bill, Infected Bill, more…

Hosts: foyleman, Jynx, Welshy, Stryder

URLs: http://www.modsonair.com/ | http://www.modsonline.com/

== TOPICS ==========================================

— Hardware —————————————————–

– DirectX 11 Preview
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95302

— Consoles —————————————————–

– Netflix pulls in 1 million Live users News
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/netflix-pulls-in-1-million-live-users

– PlayOn media server is out of beta, 14 days to decide if Netflix & Hulu on your PS3 is worth it
http://www.engadget.com/2009/02/03/playon-media-server-is-out-of-beta-14-days-to-decide-if-netflix/

– How-To: Install Ubuntu On Your PS3 For Vintage Gaming Emulation
http://gizmodo.com/5143547/how+to-install-ubuntu-on-your-ps3-for-vintage-gaming-emulation

— MODS in the News ——————————————–

— Modding ——————————————————

– Modifying & Recompiling Source Characters (XSI)
http://www.noesisinteractive.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=2&flypage=cn_flypage.tpl&product_id=84&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53&vmcchk=1&Itemid=53

– Source Choreography & In-Game Cinematics
http://www.noesisinteractive.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=2&flypage=cn_flypage.tpl&product_id=80&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53&vmcchk=1&Itemid=53

— Gaming ——————————————————-

– Left 4 Dead DLC & SDK Plans
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95437

– L4D Valentines: Obamatine
http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=80038

– On TF2 Balance Changes
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95433

– Battlefield: Bad Company 2
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95436

– Battlefield 1943
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95435

– Battlefield Heroes by April
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95377

– Jason Bourne Reemerges with Electronic Arts
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/jason-bourne-reemerges-with-electronic-arts/?biz=1

– Need for Speed Reinvented
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/need-for-speed-reinvented/?biz=1

– First F.E.A.R. 2 Reviews
http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?p=1710026#post1710026

– Rockstar Games Announces Red Dead Redemption
http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/57084

– Saw Game Lives
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95456

– PROTOTYPE in June
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95357

– Ghostbusters Movie
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95454

— Politics, Companies, Events ———————————–

– This is Your Brain on Multiplayer
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95461

– You Tell ‘Em, Sessler!
http://g4tv.com/thepile/videos/36553/Sesslers-Soapbox-Killzone-Mailbag.html

– GameSpot Holding Back Killzone 2 Review
http://www.evilavatar.com/forums/showthread.php?s=d56e2f080a5b5a61a02571901f0b108b&p=1710464#post1710464

– Crytek Acquires TimeSplitters Dev Free Radical
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/crytek-acquires-timesplitters-dev-free-radical/?biz=1
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95375

– Gamefly: Shacknews purchase is not about synergy
http://weblogs.variety.com/the_cut_scene/2009/02/gamefly-shacknews-purchase-is-not-about-synergy.html
http://www.forbes.com/2009/02/03/gamefly-shacknews-videogames-technology-personal-tech_0204_gamefly.html

– E3 2009 Reveals Initial List of Exhibitors
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/e3-2009-reveals-initial-list-of-exhibitors-/?biz=1
http://www.edge-online.com/news/blizzard-not-attending-e3-2009
http://www.gamepolitics.com/2009/02/02/activision-returns-e3

– The Video Game Bible Returns With Launch of Guinness World Records(R) 2009 Gamer’s Edition
http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/02-04-2009/0004965997&EDATE=

– Jack Thompson’s Utah Bill
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&threadid=95372

— Other ——————————————————–

– Infected Bill [HD]

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