Big Red Barrelcast 43: RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman

The Big Red Barrelcast returns to tickle your ear drums with their ramblings! On this week’s episode, Dave, Kev and PacManPolarBear are joined by Yoshifett to blabber on about Philip Seymour Hoffman, Nintendo, and Gears Of War. 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 pontificate about:

  • Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • Does one need a nextgen console?
  • A discless Xbone?
  • The Microsoft store wants your PS3s
  • Nintendo’s latest announcements
  • Pacman’s phobias
  • Yoshi sucks at stealth
  • 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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  1. Yoshifett

    It was a real pleasure and honor to be on this episode. I love these guys and what they do on this podcast. It’s my favorite video game podcast!

  2. Nintendo are stuck in a bad place at the moment. Their options include:

    – drop the price of the Wii U to rock bottom, take a huge hit in financials but maybe get momentum going and intice third-parties back.

    – continue taking the Wii U sales on the chin, re-invest in first-party titles and suffer through some potential further losses.

    – attempt to make another home console but risk alienating their fan-base (basically, the ones currently buying the Wii U).

  3. spikeychris

    Diarmuid said
    Nintendo are stuck in a bad place at the moment. Their options include:

    – drop the price of the Wii U to rock bottom, take a huge hit in financials but maybe get momentum going and intice third-parties back.

    – continue taking the Wii U sales on the chin, re-invest in first-party titles and suffer through some potential further losses.

    – attempt to make another home console but risk alienating their fan-base (basically, the ones currently buying the Wii U).

    I think a good solution to the problem would be release a higher spec new console and offer an exchange with the existing Wii U consoles.  They would take a hit yes but I am sure they could rope some way of getting at least some money back out of the users with a you can do this but you have to buy XYZ as well as. 

    Oh and in terms of battlelog I need more staff to add to my tags collection :D Already have Pacman’s – who is a blast to play with but seriously needs to sleep and Rothbarts.   I need more tags damnit!

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  4. Dangerous Brian

    Hello all. I am back on the forums (Real life sucks).

    Great shows chaps! All of them, since mid December.

    Stealth is for the weak, LEROY through the front door ftw.

    P.S. I’ve been told I looked a bit like the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, A little less beardy, but still…….. Another great talent gone.

  5. teppischfresser

    Wow, Yoshifett’s comments on the non-Blu Ray Xbox One are ridiculous. I don’t have cable, Netflix doesn’t have many movies (just leftist bullshit “documentaries”), and I’d rather own my stuff not pay to borrow. Much like you don’t actually own your iTunes music.

  6. Zombellic

    teppischfresser said
    Wow, Yoshifett’s comments on the non-Blu Ray Xbox One are ridiculous. I don’t have cable, Netflix doesn’t have many movies (just leftist Bulls\*\*t “documentaries”), and I’d rather own my stuff not pay to borrow. Much like you don’t actually own your iTunes music.

    I’d say the opposite, I have stuff on DVD that I’ve I’m never going to get around to watching then I see it on Netflixs and I watch it. Plus living in the UK our much smaller Netflicks is great because it has great US shows that don’t air over here. (I’m watching Archer on Netflixs whilst typing this)

     

  7. Pepe Thunder

    Im the polite guy no one remembers. shout me out proper damn it!… there goes my nice guy rep lol

  8. ^ Don’t worry we made sure to give you a real shout out on the upcoming show.

  9. MrLovePump

    Hi all, love the casts but frustration listening to the disc drive debate this week made me join bigsmile

     

    Not being able to play films is a negative of a disc drive-less Xbox One for sure but I cant help but feel the real issue was missed.

    The apologists will argue that a disc-less Xbox One is just like Steam and who doesn’t love Steam right? However its not. Firstly with Steam you still always have the option to buy most games on disc at retail. Sure you will still end up doing the gigs of downloads one way or the other with non-stop patches but there is freedom of purchasing choice and with and with it healthy competition is there. On top of that with the PC you are paying £20-30 for a new release. On Xbox One we are talking £50. Lets say you trade in after a few months with the console trade in price they are about evens in terms of the lifetime cost of ownership for the game. 

    If MS went this way I suspect they would subsidise the cost of the console to hook people in, then (excuse the term) rape the hell out of them once they are tied into their ecosystem. It doesn’t take a genius to work out that MS’s cut of a retail title is way smaller than one sold through their download store. 

    I can handle putting down £20 on a Steam game that turns out to be not for me and effectively loosing that cash. I don’t think I can handle putting £50 down on a duff game and not being able to get some of that cash back. The only thing that would make me do is become very risk adverse and only buy super safe bets.

  10. stingo

    Can’t say that I can agree with Yoshi’s comments on physical media. While it certainly is giving way to streaming, there are some benefits which at this point streaming hasn’t/cannot confer. Ownership being at the top of the list. When I purchase a disc, I can view it any time I like, without being tied to a particular streaming service. I’m reminded of the Criterion Collection moving from Netflix to Hulu, which means if I want to stream those movies, I need to be on another service. I can also watch the disc despite rights issues/the content going “out of print”/license expiry that would prevent me from doing so on a service. This is apart from pride of ownership of films, music etc that I’ve collected through the years.

    Currently, (as far as I know) streaming services only have the movie itself, not the bonus features I’d want if I really got into the film. One of the attractions of owning a set like Battlestar Galactica or Breaking Bad is having all that extra content available at my fingertips, like commentaries, making-of documentaries, score only soundtracks etc.

    Streaming quality is dependent on my internet connection. I don’t have the fastest of the fast but it gets the job done most of the time. With blu-ray, my viewing is always in Hi-Def and immune to the randomness of internet service.  

    At any rate, my point is that I think there will be a market for physical media, even though it is likely to be (much) smaller than it is now.

    Keep the great episodes coming.

  11. wilson3387

    i just listend to this podcast and had to comment straight away as seen as i got a shout out! big up the uk kev!

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