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Super Joystiq Podcast 003: The Last Of Us, Diablo 3, Torchlight 2 Beta, E3 Judge's Week


The Super Joystiq Podcast goes to hell and back in another packed episode.

In the Previews segment, Xav and Ludwig discuss E3 Judge's Week, new details on The Last of Us, Max Payne 3 single-player, Infinity Blade: Dungeons, and more; Mike and Richard discuss their experiences with Diablo 3 and the Torchlight 2 beta in a new segment of Debate Club; Jess, Jordan, and Dave play Offspring Fling in a new approach to the Joystiq Research Institute (We've added Science!); and Alexander, JC, and Ben discuss this week's biggest news, including the 38 Studios debacle, Activision's legal issues, and THQ's financial woes.

Stay tuned to the end of the show to find out how you can win a copy of the Diablo 3: Collector's Edition! (Some rules and conditions apply, see after the break for details.) Also, make sure to follow the new @JoystiqPodcast Twitter feed for your shot at Torchlight 2 beta codes!

We told you this show would be Super.

Listen to the Super Joystiq Podcast:A stream of the show and details about each segment is available after the break.

Show Breakdown
  • 00:00:00 - 00:01:07 // Pre-Show and Intro Music
  • 00:01:08 - 00:34:02 // Xav & Ludwig discuss E3 Judge's Week, The Last of Us and more
  • 00:34:03 - 01:04:32 // Mike and Richard talk Diablo 3 and Torchlight 2
  • 01:04:33 - 01:24:30 // Jess, Jordan & Dave play Offspring Fling
  • 01:24:31 - 02:01:34 // Alex, JC, & Ben discuss the latest industry news
  • 02:01:35 - 02:04:49 // Enter to win a Collector's Edition of Diablo 3 & Outro
Theme Music: Satsuma Audio and Whitaker Blackall - "A Basstastic Undertaking"
Segment Bumpers: Jordan Mallory
JRI Music: Offspring Fling Soundtrack - Alec Holowka

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Xav de Matos and Jonathan Downin

About the Joystiq Research Institute
Each week, a mix of editors from Joystiq will be tasked with playing one game, which they will discuss on the next episode of the podcast. The JRI's pick of the week is Offspring Fling, now available on Steam. This week we've added a new element: Can Jess and Jordan coax Dave, this experiment's control, to say the music in Offspring Fling is stuck in his head.

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To enter our Diablo 3 Collector's Edition giveaway:
  • Listen to the podcast. Leave a comment on this post telling us what you think about the Super Joystiq Podcast. We want your suggestions, questions, and comments!
  • You must be 17 years or older and a resident of the US or Canada (excluding Quebec and Puerto Rico).
  • Only one entry per person.
  • This entry period ends at 12:00PM ET, Friday, May 25, 2012.
  • At that time, we'll randomly select one grand prize winner to receive one Diablo 3: Collector's Edition set. The winner will be named on the next episode of the Super Joystiq Podcast.
  • For a list of complete rules, click here.

What is Joyswag? Since we don't keep the games and merchandise we receive for review or promotional purposes, it becomes "Joyswag," which is passed along to our readers. Please note that Joyswag may be in "used" condition.

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