This was a bit of an odd week for us. Not a lot of playing games and not a lot of news. (That interested us.) But the show must go on. And really, “I have to talk about videogames but I’m not completely prepared” is about the most awesome problem you can have in this life. I mean, it’s a pretty mild affliction compared to hunger, ticks, migraines, or stubbing your toe.
Additional note: I mentioned before that the new season of Spoiler Warning would begin this week. Various technology problems have pushed that back. We’re basically throwing out our entire production pipeline for Spoiler Warning and starting over. We’ll try again next week.
01:50 What’s everyone playing?
Chris is playing DJ Hero.
Rutskarn is playing Spec Ops: The Line.
Josh played some more Stardrive and Civilization V. He also saw Star Trek: Into Darkness.
13:30 We regret to inform you there is no bad SimCity news this week.
26:15 Valve is currently developing and testing a trading card game.
39:00 You want to LP a Nintendo game? Nintendo wants all your YouTube money.
Top 64 Videogames
Lists of 'best games ever' are dumb and annoying. But like a self-loathing hipster I made one anyway.
The Best of 2018
I called 2018 "The Year of Good News". Here is a list of the games I thought were interesting or worth talking about that year.
Juvenile and Proud
Yes, this game is loud, crude, childish, and stupid. But it it knows what it wants to be and nails it. And that's admirable.
What is Piracy?
It seems like a simple question, but it turns out everyone has a different idea of right and wrong in the digital world.
The Gameplay is the Story
Some advice to game developers on how to stop ruining good stories with bad cutscenes.