on Jul 9, 2013
Some people like our random, unplanned discussions. Others prefer it when we follow a list of news items and keep the discussion nominally on track. This week we’re doing the latter.
00:30 Intro: Josh is playing Walking Dead 400 Days and Skyrim. Chris is playing Walking Dead 400 Days, Animal Crossing, and The Last of Us. Shamus is playing Borderlands 2: Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep. Rutskarn is reading nerd books for nerds.
07:00 The $10 Airship DLC for SimCity.
21:00 Here we discuss the whole Darkspore debacle.
27:30 We discuss the UPlay security leak.
34:00 CEO of Red 5 Studios Mark Kern believes that WoW killed the MMO genre by making MMOs “too accessible”.
52:30 Double Fine asked for $400k to make a game. They got $3 million on Kickstarter and arguably launched the whole Kickstarter craze by doing so. Now a year later they’re running out of money and they’re less than halfway done.
1:08:00 Tea Time! (Mailbag.) Related reading: Here are my thoughts on drinking coffee, how I started and why I stopped.