The Nitpixels Podcast Episode 38: Playing with fire


The Nitpixels Podcast returns this week with your hosts Matthew Rossi, Alex Ziebart and Mathew McCurley. This week’s discussion topics include:

  • The Penny Arcade Report
  • The age of the XBox 360
  • Borderlands 2
  • The Diablo 3 beta
  • … and whatever else happens to fall out of our mouths!

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  • http://taufmonster.blogspot.com Henry Phillips

    (I’m so happy)

    Personally, I’ve really enjoyed the Starcraft tie in novels. Some of them seem to really focus on telling a story from a different perspective. In particular the Starcraft Ghost books are good for letting you know who Nova is and why she is who she is. The Dark Templar Saga is also really very good for getting great Protoss lore. 

    In general, I love the fiction and I think much of it is wonderful. I recommend stuff that stays away from the main characters and let you get a feel for the surrounding world (universe) of Starcraft. 

  • http://twitter.com/paulghillier Paul Hillier

    A quick response, yeah I love it personally when you go off track, I find it really interesting.  I have learned so much from you guys especially when you go off track, so thank you for that.  Also I am checking out Infinite Jest, I am always looking for a good book to read.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t really have much of a problem with Knaak.  I have not read alot of his stuff tho.  I did read Day of the Dragon back near when it came out, way before WoW came out.  I didn’t like the War of the Ancients books very much.   

    I like some of the Forgotten Realms fiction from way back in the day, stuff like The Crystal Shard, and Spellfire, plus some Dragonlance stuff.  

    Honestly, I think that most media tie ins, whether it be games/movies/tv shows are not really good examples of good writing, but most of its very solid and usually at least somewhat enjoyable.  Some of the most enjoyable tie ins I have read have been some Babylon 5 books, the centauri trilogy by Peter David is quote good.  Some ST books are also quite good, but the most is “meh”. 

    My personal opinion of Christie Golden is most of her warcraft stuff is not really that good. She seems to shine in areas where she does team writing.  The Fate of Jedi Star Wars series is a whole ton better than her WoW work.  I honestly doubt I will buy her WoW books straight out anymore, I will just wait til I can get them from an elibrary. 

    I have not read the ME books, but right now I have been trying to cut my book buying down, and just get things from e-libraries.