Want to listen in on the madness, maybe even PARTICIPATE?
The Mad Bastards will be recording B!tch Sl@p episodes 113 and 114 on Tuesday, December 30, 2008 and you can witness history LIVE.
Okay, it probably won’t be historic, but it should be fun.
Starting at 10:30pm EST (7:30pm PST) we’ll switch on our live video feed, a chat room, and our Skype client… just so we can hang out with our internet friends.
If you’re going to listen/watch/chat, you can get the video feed and chat room at the following links:
Direct link to our UStream Channel:
The LIVE VIDEO area of our home page:
You can even join the fun via Matt's myspace page:
If you’d like to call in to the show, you’ll need the latest version of Skype (free), and a headset/microphone for your PC.
B!tch Sl@p is a MATURE RATED podcast, and should be enjoyed in moderation, without children present, and with a thick skin. It is likely you will be offended at some point.
This is your only warning.
The people working for Blizzard that figure out what little parody’s to toss into this game are good at what they do. I have ran The Kessel Run, escorted Harrison Jones, I even ran into Splinter and the Turtles, but this trumps all I think.
They did not use the actual lost numbers, they put 5,9,16,17,24,43 on the window.
There is no way around it: the SOCOM Confrontation launch was a tangled disaster of missing features, poor design choices, and unresponsive servers.
Server-side fixes have made the game playable (barely), but the game is still missing Trophies (contrary to what it says on the friggin’ box) and crashes, disconnects, bugs, and exploits still plague the title.
Sony and Slant Six have maintained that they are committed to fixing outstanding issues, and have even told us that the next round of patches (to version 1.30) will take care of all the problems… except maybe Trophy Support, nobody is saying much about that right now.
What we DO know is that Slant Six says the patch is done and is just waiting for Sony to review the code.
Unfortunately, Sony’s QA team has taken the holidays off (that explains Home, I guess) and the patch will not be available until next year.
Let me say that again so it sinks in: Sony and Slant Six released a game in October that is damn near unplayable, the patch is ready, and they are going to make paying customers wait until at least January 5th (maybe as late as the 16th) to make good.
Merry F’ing Christmas SOCOM fans… from Sony to you.
In what is bound to be a controversial episode, the hosts reveal their picks for Game of the Year.
Get it here.
From the Playstation Blog:
PlayStation Home update 1.05 is scheduled to be released on December 22. With this new update, users will be able to use the voice chat within their personal space and clubhouses to communicate and share with friends online.
So public voice chat is still gone. This lends credibility to the rumor that it was pulled because of offensive gamer behavior in public areas.
Unfortunately there is no word on when the bug that causes items to disappear from your personal space and inventory will be fixed (you know, stuff you PAID for). While Sony likes to remind us that this is a BETA, I’d like to remind Sony that if you’re charging people for something, you better make sure that part works.
Serious security flaw found in IE
A vulnerability has been discovered and the 27% of users of this site using Internet Explorer should probably install the hotfix as soon as possible.
The flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people’s computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say.
Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it. Internet Explorer is used by the vast majority of the world’s computer users.
“Microsoft is continuing its investigation of public reports of attacks against a new vulnerability in Internet Explorer,” said the firm in a security advisory alert about the flaw.
Microsoft says it has detected attacks against IE 7.0 but said the “underlying vulnerability” was present in all versions of the browser. Other browsers, such as Firefox, Opera, Chrome, Safari, are not vulnerable to the flaw Microsoft has identified.
“In this case, hackers found the hole before Microsoft did,” said Rick Ferguson, senior security advisor at Trend Micro. “This is never a good thing.”
As many as 10,000 websites have been compromised since the vulnerability was discovered, he said.
“What we’ve seen from the exploit so far is it stealing game passwords, but it’s inevitable that it will be adapted by criminals,” he said. “It’s just a question of modifying the payload the trojan installs.”
“The message needs to get out that this malicious code can be planted on any web site, so simple careful browsing isn’t enough.”
As if the above was not bad enough, if you don’t have automatic updates on to get the hotfix from the windows update web site you MUST use IE… Great move Microsoft.