Rob celebrated a landmark birthday by taking off from work and playing A LOT of games (and then going off to a fancy dinner). We talk about GOT: Ep. 1, Hotline Miami 2, Valiant Hearts, Theatrhythm: Curtain Call, Helldivers, Infamous: First Light, and early impressions of Final Fantasy Type-0. We also dive into the Uncharted 4 delay, Steam’s streaming box, Remember Me 2, the making of GTA, Final Fantasy XV’s product placement, Nintendo for smartphones, and Anna and Rob’s Playstation Vue impressions. Then Katie freaks out about the Kojima/Konami drama.
It’s a new year, and let us start off by pointing out that we were all very tired when we recorded this episode, so it may not all be coherent, logical, or accurate. We talk about Tales of Graces f, romance in Dragon Age Inquisition, Nintendo gaming on New Year’s Eve, and the overwhelming urge to weep when planning how to tackle your backlog. We also talk about the recently announced PS Now subscription pricing, IGN people quitting to do podcasts/videos full time, Monument Valley’s piracy rate, and a few key 2014 gaming stats.
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This week we chat about Transistor, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Alien: Isolation, A Dark Room, Monument Valley paid DLC (“Forgotten Shores”), the burning train-wreck of a not-ready-for-release game Assassin’s Creed Unity seems to be, and Anna teaches Rob that inquisitions don’t have boardmembers. We also touch on Destiny’s 10-year contract and discuss whether Katie’s friend should buy a Wii U for Smash Bros.
…and the xkcd comic that inspired it.
And some required reading on Assassin’s Creed Unity:
- 8 Concerning Things I Experienced in Assassin’s Creed Unity (IGN blog)
- Assassin’s Creed Unity: The Kotaku Review
- Assassin’s Creed Unity is an amazing glitch factory (Polygon)
- These Glitches Turn Assassin’s Creed Unity into a Grotesque Worthy of Picaso and Goya (Kill Screen Daily)
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