Big Red Barrelcast 27: Active Duty Gangstas

The Big Red Barrelcast returns to tickle your ear drums with their ramblings! On this week’s episode, Dave, Pacman and Kev ramble on about period power, Hot Shots, and the VAG. Don’t forget to visit our sponsor Insert Coin Clothing and cover up your nakedness by using discount code BIGREDSAVINGS15 for 15% off your order!

This time, they ramble on about:

  • Splinter Cell: Blacklist
  • Total War: Rome 2
  • Diablo 3
  • Bad commercials
  • Wii game price cuts
  • COD Strike Team
  • XCOM Enemy Within
  • Gangstas in GTAV
  • Shout outs
  • Some lovely bonus content for BRB podcast app owners.

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Comments

  1. Aurochs

    Cheers for the episode guys!

    Total War: Rome 2 is a fantastic game and DEEP. My word that game is huge! So much stuff.

    Would also like to echo your sentiment; a PSP game? I’ll see if I can find a chisel to break the PSP out of the stone it’s been encased in since the last time it was played…

  2. Zombellic

    I find it weird that you can’t understand what’s wrong with using “active duty” gangsters in a game.

     

    Surely boasting of using real gangstas is another pointless boast that is only going to give those that decry the “evils” of gaming more fuel and publicity which is exactly the point of using them. It helps the game gain free negative (any press is good press) publicity but only alienates gamers from non gamers.

  3. Zombellic said

    I find it weird that you can’t understand what’s wrong with using “active duty” gangsters in a game.

     

    Surely boasting of using real gangstas is another pointless boast that is only going to give those that decry the “evils” of gaming more fuel and publicity which is exactly the point of using them. It helps the game gain free negative (any press is good press) publicity but only alienates gamers from non gamers.

    Only they have not “boasted” about it in ads or previews or any of the usual places you go to boast about a game. The only reason we even know about it was because it was a small point of conversation, on a semi-niche Chicago radio show of all things, about the lengths Rockstar went to capture authentic audio samples. Rabid fans, like us, are the ones blowing it up. Rockstar is not toting it as a selling point or putting it into the public eye beyond its inclusion in a statement about audio authenticity. If they were selling the game on “yo our gangsters are real” then ya, I’d get ya. But the idea those that decry gaming need or can’t find more than enough stuff to go after GTA is laughable. Having real gang members changes the landscape of the conversation not one iota.

    Working with at risk youth I think any opportunity these young men are given to earn legit money and get a good look at what work outside the streets is like is a good thing. It’s called positive exposure and it’s incredibly effective at making people want better for themselves.

    Which is not to say that I don’t totally get what your saying or disagree that instances like the one you mention occurs frequently. I think instead that perhaps I misrepresented Rockstars positioning on the podcast.

  4. Dangerous Brian

    Great show guys.

    Active duty Gangstas in a game, it’s better than them robbing or killing each other, I guess. Legit work for them is definitely good too, maybe it’ll help them reform. I may be over-thinking this. Its not a game I’m gonna be playing, I don’t really care who the voice actors are.

  5. StealthyJoe

    Hi guys awesome stuff I really love it and I am happy to be back, be away and I just caught up with all the your podcasts for the month or so I was away, plus I got your app and it made me a bit lazy lol so I have not been on the forum. 

    As for Total war series I have always liked it and I really like the historic RTS and TBS games such as total war and europa universalis to name some. But I really liked the gun and cannon total war games and I most liked Napoleon, I preferred the strategies that you can use in it, but I think I might be the odd one out. 

    I think its a good think to use as really sounds in games and using actual gang members is good to help the game feel better and give these people ligit money which could be a route to get them off the street. I also thing the way Rockstar games went about it is very good, in not publicising it and not making it a “selling point”. The more help for the poor even if it is to gang memebers the better for society and the economy. 

    I liked Diablo and I really was not fussed to get number 3 but it being on the console it might tempt me back to the Diablo series. And I don’t really understand your fascination with xcom and I think I might need to try it, you guys did manage to get me to buy Rouge Legacy because I saw it on one of your rambles and now I saw the new Splinter Cell and it looks like a lot of fun.

    Anyway nice to hear you guys and keep going strong.

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