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  • Ninjalane Podcast - Diablo 3 and Game Demos What is Kickstarter and Prepping for MOA
  • Ninjalane Podcast - Diablo 3 and Game Demos What is Kickstarter and Prepping for MOA

    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren Mccain
    Time: 37:03

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    Originally recorded April 2012 

    Show Notes

    Diablo 3 and the Game Demo
    In this segment Darren talks about his experiences playing the new Diablo 3 Beta and ponders if he will actually buy it.  This of course gets both Dennis and Darren discussing the golden age of PC games where shareware demos actually worked and were a popular way to try a game before deciding if you wanted to buy it.

    What is Kickstarter?
    Kickstarter is a virtual fundraiser that helps designers and developers fund their projects using community donations.  The project owner determines how much money they need to raise and what sorts of perks they will give to people who backed their project. 

    For Darren he sees this as a great way to get inexpensive games and also a way to actually influence how a game is developed. 

    Related Links:
    Grim Dawn - Backing (At 97%, closes on May 18th)
    The Antler Boy and Other Stories - Backing (already Funded for May 16th)
    Ogre Designer's Edition - Watching

    Prepping for MOA (MSI Master Overclocking Arena)
    For the past few years MSI has sponsored an overclocking competition called MOA, or the Master Overclocking Arena.  The competition is designed to find the best overclockers in the world place them in head to head competition with real cash prizes going to the winners.  The process starts with a series of regional qualifiers with the top point leaders getting a free trip to Taipei Taiwan to compete in the finals.

    The American qualifier starts April 13th 2012 and runs until May 11th 2012 with the top three point leaders getting a shot at the finals.  Dennis is participating this year and talks about what he did to prepare for the competition.

    Related Links:
    MSI MOA Americas 2012

    Episode 17 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)
    30[eks] - Its a Good Idea If You Can Pull It Off (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/30eks/)