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Target Demographic – Episode 085: Olympic Boner

Show Summary:
The crew is a man down but in full spirits (Wayne sat this show out to avoid being made fun of for watching Love Happens AND Valentine’s Day). Our main topic deals with the trend of game publishers combating the used game business by includeing one time use download codes with games. Also, Jonathan bought a composter… which is awesome.

Around the Pool Table:
Matt:
– Beat Mass Effect 2
– Beat Darksiders
– Playing White Knight Chronicles
– Watching US Olympic Hockey

Bryan:
– Watched Adventureland, Season 1 of Everest: Beyond the Limit
– Wanting to watch more Olympics but haven’t been able because I don’t have cable.
– Went to LA
– Playing Plants vs. Zombies on iPhone
– Rylee talking about the TD

Jonathan:
– Played through BioShock 2
– Played through Dante’s Inferno
– Watched Priceless and The Big Lebowski on Netflix HD Streaming

Mr Matt’s Album of the Week:
– Ocean Colour Scene – Marchin’ Already

TD Newscast (all sources are links):
– Facebook Version of Madden coming soon (via 1up.come)
– The new SOCOM for PSP requires a $20 activiation code for those that buy it used. (via Kotaku)

Main Topic: One Time Use Codes in New Retail Games:
– The practice of including a voucher with new retail games is on the rise.
– Publishers believe this will cut down on used game sales and piracy.
– What do we think about it personally?
– Where do we see this trend going?

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