Joystiq Podcast 082 - Ultrastiq edition

So ... you should actually listen to this one. There are a lot of big, sweeping changes coming to the 'stiq (all good!) and if you want the inside line, you need to put this show in your ear holes.

The masochists among you will find that all the usual stupid stuff is also there. And thanks to Carlos Segura for our striking podcast art.

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Hosts: Chris Grant, Ludwig Kietzmann and Justin McElroy

Music: "Get Ready for Love" by Nick Cave, "Red Eye" by Ben Kweller

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See all of this week's links after the jump.

Pachter: $299 PS3 would outsell 360, put Sony back in the game

Sad stuff:

Some of Microsoft's Gamerscore Blog crew let go
Mass layoffs hit Skate, Need for Speed dev Black Box
Sony games division expects increased loss of $337 million

Happy stuff:

Assassin's Creed 2, Red Steel 2, Splinter Cell Conviction, Ghost Recon coming by March 2010
Four new Spore titles on Wii, DS and PC this year


3. Forbes on Bobby Kotick, Rock Band
2. The real top 5 of 2008
1. Conduit: Then and Now

This article was originally published on Joystiq.