Claims of the Normal #44: 2011-08-04

1 hour 4 mins - Published Thu, Aug 4, 2011 by Arkenor Oakshadow, Breki Tomasson and Petter Mårtensson

It’s Wednesday, and Petter and Arkenor sit down with me for another episode of Claims of the Normal.

First off, we talked about Mists of Pandaria, a phrase newly trademarked by Blizzard Entertainment. Is it the next expansion? Is it an iPhone game? Is it something completely different? Inquire within and listen to our speculations, in which I reveal what an enormous World of Warcraft lore nerd I am. Next up, without leaving Blizzard Entertainment, we move over to Diablo 3, where we’ve just learned that the game will have a real-money auction house and will require an uninterrupted online connection in order to play – even in single mode.

Next up, Deathmatch of Death and More Death! This week, Petter’s champion is Mega Man. Arkenor’s is He-Man. It’s the battle of the men! Vote on csicon.org and make your voice heard!

Recommendations this week were:

  • Arkenor: Being a Member of Parliament!
  • Petter: The upcoming Rodney Orpheus book.
  • Breki: Instacast, an iPhone app.


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 and Petter Mårtensson.