Big Red Barrelcast 17: Hacker Hole

The Big Red Barrelcast returns to tickle your ear drums with their ramblings! On this week’s episode, Dave and Pacman are joined by podcasting legend, Rothbart, to discuss slapping people with fish and flipping switches.

This time, they ramble on about:

  • Knuckles Dawson
  • Neverwinter
  • Saints Row mod support
  • PS3 firmware update 4.45
  • the Xbox One’s new DRM policy
  • The PS4 vs Xbone
  • Shout outs
  • Some lovely bonus content for BRB podcast app owners.

We’d love to give you all some sort of incredible hug immediately followed by a polite conversation about how cool you are, but frankly we can’t afford the travel expenses. So, while we save our pennies, cents, and whatever the heck Canadians use, we’ll offer you some download links to help bide the time. Subscribe here. Here’s the RSS feed.  Leave an iTunes review here. Download the mp3 here.

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Comments

  1. G_Dubble

    Welcome back Rothbart! This episode gave me memories of the Blu Show minus Frawlz. Are you coming onto the podcasting scene? Great show guys, keep up the good work!

  2. Flyingmonkeywhoa

    I missed Rothbart, and he was the most informed person on the podcast. Dave is annoying and horribly misinformed.

    The PS3 had two SKUs $499 and $599 which was still too expensive (it wasn’t just $599). And the PS4 has a separate chip that allows updates and installs to be downloaded in the background, so it’s not a PS3 type situation where you have update after update (without PS+)

  3. Ozfatboy

    Great podcast guys. Good to have Rothbart back on an episode. He should come back more regularly. Hope we are still getting a Sony E3 podcast like the Microsoft one.

  4. Ozfatboy

    Great podcast guys. Good to have Rothbart back on an episode. He should come back more regularly. Hope we are still getting a Sony E3 podcast like the Microsoft one.

  5. FireMuncher

    woooooo hooooooo I will listentoothysmile

  6. Cydler

    It seemed very odd that Microsoft would require an internet connection to set up the XBone, then it hit me. You have to download the update that will disable to DRM in the first place! If I’m right it will not be a requirement in future SKUs.

    Good show all, nice to hear from Rothbart.

  7. thenothingman

    Dave said
    I’m not horribly misinformed, I’m ignorant… there’s a difference :P

    Don’t listen to the haters Dave you are a god of podcasting.

     

    Great to hear Rothbart again, made me relealize how much I miss the Blue Show.

     

    I continue to love the BRB theme and hope it will remain the theme with a few minor changes to reflect the new consoles.

     

  8. bud284

    Great to have Rothbart back on. Frawlz next as a guest?
    Dave you’re a legend. Keep up the great show.

  9. Dangerous Brian

    I never listened to the Blu show, I never had a PS3 so it never interested me. As such this is my first time listening to the disembodied voice of Rothbart and I’ve got to say, I’m impressed. Keep it up old bean.

    I never knew, or knew of, Knuckles Dawson until the page on the site saying he was missing. 28 is too young to die. My condolences may not be much, but it’s all I can give. The gaming world will miss you.

    The PS4 is clearly the better console, and cheaper too! The recent changes Microsoft have made do make the Xbox One look better, but not by enough. They need to lose the Kinnect (and the extra cost of said Kinnect) before I reconsider my personal stance on this.

  10. Aurochs

    Good show chaps, nice to have Rothbart invading my earholes once again!
    I’m not sure if I zoned out or you didn’t actually mention it, but which console are each or any of you lot planning to go for?
    I’m definitely still with the PS4, pretty much echoing the Dangerous one’s thoughts above :)

  11. Aurochs said
    I’m not sure if I zoned out or you didn’t actually mention it, but which console are each or any of you lot planning to go for?

    Pacman and I both said we had preorders in for PS4s and Dave missed out on the PS4 preorder on Amazon but has probably since found somewhere else to do it.  

    There’s no allegiance involved on my part (although I’m sure a lot of people won’t believe that), I just honestly and objectively feel the PS4 is a MUCH better match for me than any other system(s) out there.  That said, there’s STILL a lot to be announced/revealed/etc.  Microsoft has done a pretty admirable job actively making me not want to be involved in their next-gen system.  

    Dave has said he’ll buy both and my son may end up getting an Xbone (mainly because he knows I’m already getting a PS4 and if he gets the other one, he’ll have the ability to play any next-gen game released) but until they let me disconnect Kinect, I won’t have an Xbone in my livingroom even if they do manage to snag exclusives I want to play.  I imagine Pacman will eventually own both systems.  He’ll probably find a way to win one or someone will anonymously mail him one… the guy has got some serious luck that way.  I should check his Amazon.com wishlist…  😛

     

  12. FireMuncher

    I always thought the dick jokes on the Blu show were becaise of Frawlz, I now know it was because of old man Rothbart

  13. FireMuncher said
    I always thought the dick jokes on the Blu show were becaise of Frawlz, I now know it was because of old man Rothbart

    You misunderstand…  Frawlz’s contract required he have access to an unlimited supply of dick jokes.

  14. Aurochs

    Sean said
    Pacman and I both said we had preorders in for PS4s and Dave missed out on the PS4 preorder on Amazon but has probably since found somewhere else to do it. 

    Alright, fair enough, I shall pay better attention next time :p
    Completely agree about the always-on Kinect being a bit of a worry as well. Particularly unfortunate for Microsoft that we should be having the whole NSA fiasco in the news at the minute, now that really does make me worry about the Kinect snooping on me…

  15. ImpulseRev

    After not being on the site for about 7 weeks it was sweet music to my ears to hear Rothbarts voice.

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