on Mar 26, 2013
Yes, we’re putting up a Diecast on Tuesday. Not sure if this is a permanent move or not, we’ll see. We record on Sundays. Given the transient nature of news and the fact that we’re already discussing things that have aged a few days, I figure the less time between recording and posting the better. Also: The browser-specific auto-play issue should now be fixed. Let me know if it isn’t.
00:30 What’s everyone playing?
Rutskarn is playing Jet Set Radio
Josh is playing Shogun: Total War. He’s even dropping hints that there might be another entry in his long-dormant but still-popular series. It’s even possible that such a thing might appear tomorrow. He’s also playing Natural Selection.
We have an email. Squint at the banner up at the top of this post. If you’re bad at squinting or you forget how to scroll: diecast – -at – shamusyoung dot com.
Also, the forums exist and I give the address. I just want to stress that the forums are very much an experiment and could be nuked at any time if they negatively impact 1) The performance of my site 2) My productivity 3) The blog comment threads. We’re just testing the waters. The goal is to create a space for people to do something different, not to move the community from here to there.
19:15 IGN BioShock Infinite 4 Day exclusive!
IGN got permission to publish their review 4 days before everyone else, and it was a fluffy, puffy, sophomoric gush piece with no analysis and little context. These two facts look very bad when juxtaposed.
29:00 IGN Bro-verload
Here is the Bro-verload marketing page.
40:50 Prospective Publishers Wanted a Male-Centric Remember Me.
Can you imagine looking at this game and going, “Meh. Replace the protagonist with a man or it’ll never sell.”
52:00 John Rocketeer leaves EA
This entire discussion intersects with my column that went up today about EA’s ongoing problems.