This one ran long but there's some good conversation in there. I also talk about CCAG.
Reading Console Wars
- Seth Rogan forward sucks ass
- Pretty good, learned some new shit, Sega Star Kids challenge, Game Gear promoting
Went to Classic Console and Arcade Game show in Cleveland
Won game on /vr/ Probably going to get bad dragon dongs
Microsoft shutting down Xbox Entertainment Studios
I am writing in this way since I was reminded of the e-mail address in the last show and the fact that I didn't want to test if links would show up in the comments. I forget if they do. I know that links don't show up in the chat. I may have gotten them confused.
I felt the last show had a ton of discussion on Shintai's anime and movie preferences. Maybe it was a slow week but I thought some news stories could better the show.
-Sony lays out reasons why PS4 isn't selling as hot and developers are not making games for it in Japan
-Amazon loses trial for billing parents for in-game purchases made by kids. Parents should lock-out purchases with passwords, duh!
-You probably had plans to discuss this already. Nintendo of America offers digital only rewards for getting gold or platinum status in their rewards club. It's fine that they offer something for free, but some of these games are already offered in their shop to buy with your points. If you accumulated points buying these games new, you spent $600 in one year.
-Nintendo allows you to sync account data between Wii U consoles now. The problem is they don't just allow you to sync your account through the web but instead require you to hook the consoles up at the same time. Universal account my ass!
-I was reading about the differences between Donkey Returns on the Wii vs 3DS. It turns out Nintendo made it easier. This jives well with your story on the GameCube days of Nintendo where they decided to make games easier to increase sales by allowing kids to beat games faster and get bored of them. Many reviews said DK Returns had some difficult stages--whether it was praised or not. Kids these days are trained to be pussy players.
Funny / Interesting stories
-Fox News uses blatant rip off of Bioshock Infinite logo
-Knife fight breaks out between kid and his uncle over videogames
-Man hits girlfriend in face after she bitch-slaps and scratches him
-Chinese parents sell kids to fund videogame addiction
-Sony forgot to pay bill on websites and they are taken down
Sony QA / Community head discusses paid alphas, beta / early access.
I believe the console audience expects games they find for sale in the store (online / offline) to be complete in their best form. I believe that audience would get a negative impression paying for a broken game. The PC crowd is just more informed. They have to do a lot more to get their games up and running at their best performance. Thus, I believe they would know that they are buying a work in progress and should hold judgment and be more willing to contribute to the design process if allowed.
End of Mecha Menace show notes.
You guys mentioned towards the end of the podcast that the next generation of consoles was rushed and should wait a couple of years. I said the same thing late last year and you guys told me I was wrong.
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