Claims of the Normal #24: 2011-05-19

1 hour 17 mins - Published Thu, May 19, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson, Mat Westhorpe and Petter Mårtensson

The Rapture is coming, the rapture is coming! Quivering in abject fear, we decided to try our hand at another podcast and were joined by the lovely Seismic Stan and his dulcet tones.

After much pestering and annoyance, Petter finally managed to talk Stan into appearing on the show; something we understand that he did simply to put an end to the constant messages coming from Petter. We were all very happy.

The Rapture is upon us, so we did our best to enjoy this episode as much as possible. Here’s what we talked about:

For the fifth episode in a row, we talk about Sony, as their Password Reset Page turns out to have a fatal flaw that allows people to change your password if they just know your e-mail address and birth date. Hardly the most difficult pieces of information to obtain about a person.This may be why Japan didn’t allow PSN to turn on their servers in the country, claiming that there was still the possibility that the servers aren’t secure yet.

Also, Petter thought it was hilarious to read a list of small bug fixes in EVE; going so far as to say that it’s a list that should be the basis for all patch notes in the future.

We also talked about how Cryptic Studios is now a “discontinued operation”, though support for existing games, and development of Neverwinter will continue. Everything continuing as normal, for now, but we can’t be sure how long that’ll last.

Also, here are a couple of random links brought up during the show:


Claims of the Normal

Claims of the Normal was the first show to launch on the CSICON Network. Originally intended as the only show to run on the website csicon.org (the 'con' in CSICON stands for Claims of the Normal, after all), it quickly became the launch vehicle for so much more. Breki and Petter started the show, and got Arkenor on board, and it all just went from there.

The show, over time, was replaced by The MMOsketeers, starring Petter, Arkenor and Teppo, as well as Instanews, starring Breki and Jack. None of these shows exist in their original form, but the legacy created by Claims of the Normal lives on.

If you want to get in touch with the people behind the episode or talk to others who like it, feel free to join the CSICONauts chat room. Alternatively, you can find some of this episode's hosts and/or guests on Twitter: Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson, Mat Westhorpe and Petter Mårtensson.