This week Mel looks at competitive games and Nintendo’s design philosophies as they relate to a small internet hullabaloo. Within, he discusses why wanting more challenge and more control from games is a good thing, not to be shunned.
When Lusipurr changes around the audio capabilities of the podcast, he forgets to rebalance the recording. The result is an ear-shattering trip through the news only made bearable after heavy application of Dynamic Range Compression. Technology ahoy!
Crytek ist sehr kaput, Nintendo has had a break with reality, and EA have started charging for demos in the news of the week!
Mel takes a long hard look at the game controllers on offer this generation and weighs them against each other as well as their previous iterations. Which of the current options did he like best and why? Click through for the thrilling conclusion!
Lusipurr, Ethos, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis buckle in for an exciting ride through the Cricket and Video Game news, stopping off for a moment to peruse long-forgotten elements of Lusipurr’s childhood, spent ruling with an iron fist over the local park.
Phil Spencer tells consumers that they love the Kinect, EA has been wrongfully banning players from Battlefield, and Satoru Iwata goes bananas in the news of the week!
Lusipurr and Iliya settle down for a delightful evening discussing the Cricket, the litigiousness of the video game industry, the necessity of justice in fair game design, and the likelihood of a long and successful life for Nintendo’s beleaguered Wii U.
For good or ill, Nintendo’s presence in the video game industry is vital for its survival. For all the mistakes the company has made throughout the years, they still represent a much needed core of how the industry progresses.
Ethos downloaded Game & Wario based on a specific recommendation and he is very happy about it. So happy, apparently, that he decided to rant for most of his Editorial Miscellany about it.
Freshly returned from E3, Lusipurr reunites with usual panelists SiliconNooB and Mel, and new panelist Iliya, for a retrospective look at the most important news to come out of the year’s biggest gaming covention–and, to finish Candide, of course!