Show Notes - Episode #3: In the year 2009... - January 13 , 2009
Synopsis: Ten Ton Hammer's third episode of Loading... Live takes you inside the head of two of the Ten Ton Hammer main site's top writers, Cody "Micajah" Bye and Reuben "Sardu" Waters, as they evaluate 2008 in MMO gaming and look ahead to 2009. Did the MMO industry suffer enormous damage in 2008? Will any major MMO titles release in 2009? Tune in for Micajah's and Sardu's take!
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Jeff "Ethec" Woleslagle
Editor in Chief- Ten Ton Hammer Network
Ben "Machail" de la Durantaye
Managing Editor - Ten Ton Hammer Network
Executive Editor - Ten Ton Hammer Network
Reuben "Sardu" Waters
Ten Ton Hammer Forums and PR Specialist Extraordinaire
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0:44 Straight to business.
Ethec shows that he's absolutely cool with a sloppy intro, complete with ums, ahs, and dead air. But at least he remembered to start recording this week.
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News and Events
1:22 The Machail Report
2:00 MMOguls schmoguls
3:25 China "treats" gaming addiction
Ben reviews the weeks' news, including the MMOguls scheme that CME flatly denies its properties, including Stargate Worlds, are involved with, China's plans for gamers that exceed the maximum ration of gaming time, and
22:47 Which studio will be top dog, well, after Blizzard?
25:57 Most outlandish predictions, ever.
Cody and Reuben look back at a MMO gaming's 2008, which probably got a bad rap. We go on to discuss the three titles we know that (for sure) will launch in 2009, how a console-focus will shape at least two of these titles, which studio will cement its place as the top MMO studio (after Blizzard, of course), and end with Cody's and Reuben's choice of their most outlandish prediction that they think will actually come true.