MAP Episode 38: Your First Giveaway

2009.11.09 -- Your first homosexual cosplayer image!

2009.11.09 -- Your first giveaway!

The Megaphones Ahoy! Podcast
Produced 2009.11.08 announces its first-ever game giveaway and the result of its first-ever plebiscite. Dragon Age: Origins, Final Fantasy XIII, Left 4 Dead 2, Trine, and Tales of Vesperia all make headlines–and so does Oliver Motok’s love for the ladyboys!


  1. Oyashiro
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 00:37 | Permalink

    Alrighty! I’m plugging the site on my Backloggery.

    Money is going to be tight for me for a while so hopefully I can win! :)

  2. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 00:46 | Permalink

    Look will you just stop with all the Oliver photos?

  3. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 00:54 | Permalink

    @SN: LOL!!

  4. Oyashiro
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 01:03 | Permalink

    With a bit of photoshoping I could be a hot chick.

  5. evilpaul
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 02:26 | Permalink

    Can you give 5 star reviews without giving iTunes a credit card #? I don’t want to buy anything from Apple, iTunes making my DVD drives disappear from Windows is payment enough, but I would like to say MAP is pretty rad.

  6. Underdog
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 02:31 | Permalink

    I want to point out who is going to win this contest, and that is me, THE UNDERDOG. Because Underdogs, always win.

  7. Underdog
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 02:33 | Permalink

    Oh and as a shameless bonus for siliconn00b, he refered me to the site via a catfancy sig thread, so there’s 1 vote for him.

  8. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 03:32 | Permalink

    Huzzah! I didn’t even have to work for that one!

  9. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 05:37 | Permalink

    SN sails to an early lead with one referral!

  10. Ethos
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 11:18 | Permalink

    Too bad I don’t qualify! My last Q&A at RPGamer had hundreds of referrals!

  11. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 11:46 | Permalink

    The sad part is I’ll likely never know how many people I’ve referred to the site, I just have the link in my CatFancy sig.

  12. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 11:47 | Permalink

    I think I can rule out Flamethrower though!

  13. kenjujuu
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 13:02 | Permalink

    May I tentatively say that I have referred my friend very recently to the site, (as in yesterday) despite myself being fairly new also?

  14. Underdog
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 14:42 | Permalink

    Julian may be in the lead, but we all know I am going to win.

  15. breaka666
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 16:42 | Permalink

    @Lusi – will this really work? I don’t mean to be a downer but it seems really easy to cheat.

  16. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 16:53 | Permalink

    @Breaka: Did you not listen to the podcast carefully?
    I can see your IP address and I can get details on any official wordpress account, which all referrals have to be from.
    If you cheat, I will almost certainly know. Even if you try to redirect your IP all around the world, I’ll still have information I can use to identify you.

  17. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 18:26 | Permalink

    @EvilPaul: You just need an account with Apple in order to leave reviews. You do not need your credit card on file with them to create said account.

    The reason for this is that you need an account to download anything from the iTunes store, including free iPhone apps, &c.

  18. DarthGibblet
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 19:16 | Permalink

    @Ethos: I propose you donate all your referrals to me! You can win through me via proxy :D

  19. breaka666
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 19:56 | Permalink

    @lusi – ah, OK. my bad.

  20. darthgibblet
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 20:36 | Permalink

    – I’d LOVE to see a game company announce a huge game would be out tomorrow.

    – I like Impulse, they occasionally have some really great sales. For the most part, though, if I’m going to get a digital game, and the prices are all equal, I’m going to get it through Steam. That being said, I’m always in favor of more competition in any given field, so I hope some of these other services start to get a little bit more traction. Just not Direct2Drive. That service needs to evolve or die.

  21. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 21:35 | Permalink

    @Darth: I agree about the game company announcement. It’s just about never been done, and it would be the height of hilarity to see it happen and the ensuing mad rush.

  22. Blitzmage
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 21:37 | Permalink

    I have u guys in my blogroll at my site

  23. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 22:13 | Permalink

    @Lusi-I think it may be possible to circumvent your ISP safeguard if an individual has access to the many computer labs located on a University campus …

  24. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 22:13 | Permalink

    @SN: I’ll still know where it is coming from, and I am generally capable of putting two and two together.

  25. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 22:30 | Permalink

    I just want to make it clear that though I am almost always joking around, I wasn’t joking when I said that if I catch anyone cheating I would permanently ban them and publicly shame them.

  26. darthgibblet
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 22:33 | Permalink

    I’m all in favor of public floggings for any convicted cheaters. Or just anybody in general, really. Flogging really needs to make a comeback.

  27. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 22:55 | Permalink

    LOL, what about all your other Adelaide readers?

    -No, I’m far too lazy to start setting up alt accounts, Underdog’s referral will likely be my first and only.

  28. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.09 at 23:59 | Permalink

    -Next LoZ starring CatLink confirmed!

    -I’m pretty sure everyone bought their Wii for Wii Fit.

    -I think Mario will outsell MW2.

    -Every time I hear Ginia say Mario I die a little bit inside …

    -Talking about arbitrary player deaths, I had a ton of them during the Cat and Mouse level of Uncharted 2; if you start running in a direction that the game doesn’t want you to go in Nate will just drop dead.

    -Every time Ginia says Trine I die a little bit also …

  29. Ethos
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 00:33 | Permalink

    Lusipurr should be happy to know that I definitely say “Mario” now and not “mare-ee-oh”. I have been switched.

  30. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 00:34 | Permalink

    And now my play-by-play response to SN’s play-by-play response!

    If Zelda Train Conductor also includes CatLink, I’m done with the series.

    If you own a WiiFit, it is legal for passers-by to hit you with cudgels.

    Mario will outsell MW2.

    Bloody Canadians!

    Wait, there’s a way to make Nate drop dead? Tell me more.


  31. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 00:35 | Permalink

    Then there’s hope for all Canadian’s!

  32. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 00:37 | Permalink

    Nate Drake, not NATE LILES!

  33. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 00:39 | Permalink


  34. breaka666
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 08:11 | Permalink

    @SN – thank you for pointing that out before I got a bunch of my friends to come to this site during class. now I know I need to get them to come here from their houses.

    aaah, this is gonna be a pain in the ass. but Dragon Age will be mine!

  35. Squalldane
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 10:13 | Permalink

    I must admit that SiliconNoob’s sig on catfancy referred me to the site. Now with that said, time to get my recruit on. Let the games begin

  36. JKT667
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 13:43 | Permalink

    My friend Kenjujuu referred me two days ago! This site is amazing, and so is NATE LILES! Please let her win the Dragon Age Origins! She understands there IS exploration in Metroid!

  37. Ginia
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 14:41 | Permalink

    SN and Lusi need to stfu. I have been MUCH better about saying Mario correctly. :(

    Hate you guys more than I hate NATE LILES now.

  38. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 15:59 | Permalink

    -Yay two points for me.

    -@Ginia-Better is gooder, but I have a zero tolerence policy. XD

  39. Bup
    Posted 2009.11.10 at 23:12 | Permalink


    If you’re a girl, hit me up.

  40. Underdog
    Posted 2009.11.11 at 02:18 | Permalink

    @bup they may hit you but not in a way that turns you on.

  41. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.11 at 03:24 | Permalink

    Maybe not, But I’ll wager any girl that lays a hand on NATE LILES will be driven mad by lust, and that afterall is the ultimate revenge …

  42. Lusipurr
    Posted 2009.11.11 at 12:56 | Permalink

    Just noticed that I said in the podcast that there would be a rules post up on Tuesday. That post will actually come on Saturday, as is typical for features.

    Sorry for any confusion!

  43. kenjujuu
    Posted 2009.11.13 at 11:19 | Permalink

    …I’m a girl. I’m hitting up Nate Liles. About the head.

  44. SiliconNooB
    Posted 2009.11.13 at 18:21 | Permalink

    Nate wants you to hit him up in the pants.