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Van Hemlock Episode 12

We return with more misreporting news, playing too many computer games and another glance into the strange world view that are our opinions.

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Van Hemlock Episode 11

Despite all the odds we have a new show, although it’s recorded on wax cylinder and the studio needs rebuilding.

Lots of  news, and what those of us with working computers have been playing.

We shall be here on the 9th of August. Pipe up if you’re going too. Yes, it has nothing to do with games and we don’t expect anybody to turn up. It’s just where we’re going to be next, OK?


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Van Hemlock Episode 10

Episode 10, in which our heroes show they can’t learn from past mistakes so are still playing far too many games and that the Internet is wrong and Jon is right.

End music is a treat for Crackdown fans because I’m feeling positive about All Points Bulletin. Bonus points if you recognise where the other piece comes from, but it is MMO related.

PS3 added trophies this month so we’re talking about achievements in games.

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Van Hemlock Episode 9

In which our heroes have played far too many games since last time, chip in on the download caps discussion and then one of us finally snaps and goes all Emo. Listen to find out which one!


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Van Hemlock Episode 8

In which our heroes prepare for war, have played a shockingly high number of games since the last show and then go off on a big ramble about games using existing IPs.

Eve Online Concurrency Numbers
Clear Skies, for the one person who managed to miss it.

Tabula Rasa, Guild Wars, Everquest, Everquest 2, Guildwars, Oblivion’s The Shivering Isles, Eve Online, Lord of the Rings Online, Age of Conan, Rockband.

Horror games:
Thief: Deadly Shadows, AvP 2, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth, World of Darkness Online, Doom 3

MMOs with well known IPS.

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Van Hemlock Episode 7

Episode 7, in which our heroes infiltrate the Virginworlds Collective, discuss Console MMOs, and give dubious recommendations for events that have already happened.

This week the games we’ve been talking about are Planetside, Tabula Rasa, Eve Online, and The Shivering Isle expansion for Oblivion.

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Van Hemlock Episode 6

In which our heroes ramble lots, talk about Tabula Rasa, Planetside, Last Chaos, Shaiya, Eve Online, getting a lifetime sub in Lord of the Rings Online and Grand Theft Auto IV.

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Van Hemlock Episode 5

In the news this week: Second Life protecting their name, Detecting people logging into local in Eve Online, Tabula Rasa getting a 6 months veteran reward, Eve Online deleted all NPC produced shuttles to help unlock the value of Tritanium, Ewe Boll not being allowed to make a World of Warcraft film (maybe). Bet they never make a film of that.

Age of Conan had a massive beta key giveaway so we’re talking about beta testing games. Eve had a good one for the Mac client, Pirates of the Burning Sea blamed it for overestimating the popularity and what are they actually for?

Lord of the Rings online has added Fishing. Why does every game add that, and why do we do it?

For the record this is the first appearance of the ice cream van. Wow those mics can pick up the outside well.

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Van Hemlock Episode 3

Episode number 3, more rambling and discussion that gets very close to being on topic in places. Topics covered this time:
Eve – who let the players be in control? Is that wise?
Warhammer online. Delayed?
Blizzard taking legal action against Glider
What happens if you delete every character in your game. Shadowbane?

Then we chat about what we’ve been playing:
Eve Online
Lord of the Rings Online
Burnout Paradise
Gran Turismo Prologue
The Orange Box
Guild Wars
Tabula Rasa

Next we have a couple of topics:
e-Sports. A brave presenter actually watches a TV show and survives to tell the tale!
Can RPGs still teach MMOs a lesson?

Finally, some more excellent music to end on. At least this one is from a game, right?

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Van Hemlock Episode 1

The first episode of the Van Hemlock Podcast. We start with the news and then move on to talk about Tabula Rasa and Audiosurf.

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