Aug 26, 2016
Hype and Media Coverage
In this episode:
- In the wake of No Man's
Sky, we're talking about pre-release hype and gaming media in
- Hype generally makes us avoid
games because so much of the pre-release media is blown out of
proportion. Expectations can be raised that aren’t met very often.
But we do love being a part of the discussion after a game is
we were younger, however, we both used to get super excited and
consume all pre-release media as a kid. Gaming magazines were a
much different hype machine than the current state of the internet
and social media.
do we pay attention to pre release media and when do we go on media
blackout? Basically, if we are interested in a game, we will
consume all the pre-release media until we decide if we'll buy it.
Then totally tune out the rest. If there is a game we somehow miss
(such as Stardrew Valley), we listen to trusted friends and gauge
our purchases on their opinions.
also talk about what games lived up to the hype, as well as which
ones gloriously failed to. But you’ll have to listen to hear which
is which! (I know, mean, right?)
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