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MODSonair Episode 284

The week ending May 29, 2011 in gaming news from a modders perspective brought to you by the new and improved MODSonline.

This show:
Hyperlinking a liability, Free ECA Membership, GameFly acquires Direct2Drive, EVO 2 console, PS4, COD Mod Tools, Federal Funding for Video Games, Modern Warfare 3, Duke Nukem Forever gold, MW3 Leaker, Battlefield 3: Limited Edition Physical Warfare, Ghost Recon Online, Grand Theft Auto IV’s Liberty City Google Maps Street Views, Justin.tv buffing up for e-sports channels, Turtle Rock signs with THQ, China used prisoners in gold farming, QuakeCon 2011, Games for Cats, more…

Hosts: foyleman, Stryder, Welshy, Breesy, and a little Jynx

URLs: MODSonline.com MODSonair.com

**This show may contain explicit language or adult themes.

Run time: 63:24
Website Link: HERE
Video: Watch on Vimeo or on Blip.tv

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Show Notes:

– Opener ——————————————————-

- Mailbag [mixed in below now]

– Hardware —————————————————–

- Hyperlinking can make you liable… soon
http://action.theeca.com/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=4173

- Free ECA Membership via Red Bull
http://www.redbullusa.com/cs/Satellite/en_US/Music-Entertainment/Videogames/001242746208659

- GameFly acquires PC digital distributor Direct2Drive
http://www.shacknews.com/article/68567/gamefly-acquires-pc-digital-distributor

- EVO 2 console promises to bring Android gaming to your TV this fall
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/25/evo-2-console-promises-to-bring-android-gaming-to-your-tv-this-f/

– Consoles —————————————————–

- Sony Will not Make Huge Investments Into PS4
http://www.industrygamers.com/news/sony-wont-make-massive-investment-in-ps4/

– Gaming ——————————————————

- COD Mod Tools BETA releasing Tuesday, May 31st [SAM]
http://www.callofduty.com/board/viewtopic.php?f=71&t=504734&sid=oqu54af91cokmc9qd8b708uvs0

- Infinity Ward ‘moving beyond old engine’ for MW3
http://www.develop-online.net/news/37754/Infinity-Ward-moving-beyond-old-engine-for-MW3

- Fox News “Interview” on Federal Funding for Video Games
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=e80_1305997846
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/110273-Fox-News-Attacks-NEA-for-Classifying-Games-as-Art

- Modern Warfare 3 November Date Confirmed
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&boardid=1&threadid=122032

- Modern Warfare 3 ‘Spec Ops’ Mode Detailed
http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/05/survival-mode-in-call-of-duty-modern-warfare-3/1

- Duke Nukem Forever goes gold, will meet promised June deadline (really!)
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/24/duke-nukem-forever-goes-gold-will-meet-promised-june-deadline/

- Activision Pres Vows to Track Down MW3 Leaker
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Modern-Warfare-3-Call-of-Duty-Eric-Hirshberg-FPS-Black-Ops,news-11316.html

- Battlefield 3: Limited Edition Physical Warfare pack announced
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/battlefield3/news/6315074/battlefield-3-limited-edition-physical-warfare-pack-announced

- Ghost Recon Online Announced
http://www.bluesnews.com/cgi-bin/board.pl?action=viewthread&boardid=1&threadid=122031

- 80,000 Screen Shots Later, Grand Theft Auto IV’s Liberty City Gets Google Maps Street Views
http://kotaku.com/5806360/80000-screen-shots-later-grand-theft-auto-ivs-liberty-city-get-google-maps-street-views
http://www.gta4.net/map/

– Business —————————————————–

- Live-streaming site Justin.tv buffing up for e-sports channels
http://venturebeat.com/2011/03/10/justin-tv-esports-channel/
http://venturebeat.com/2011/05/23/justin-tv-esports-shear/

- Left 4 Dead group Turtle Rock signs with THQ
http://www.develop-online.net/news/37778/Left-4-Dead-group-Turtle-Rock-sign-with-THQ

- China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/may/25/china-prisoners-internet-gaming-scam

- QuakeCon 2011 registration kicks off Thursday!!
http://bethblog.com/index.php/2011/05/24/quakecon-2011-registration-kicks-off-thursday/

- Games for Cats!
http://gamesforcats.com/

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