Mar 31, 2017
Beating Mass Effect Andromeda and Buying Video Games in
In this episode:
OMG! BIG NEWS!
are incredibly excited to announce that we made a new friend! YAAAAAY! The Geektitude
podcast has joined the
Geek to Geek podcast network.
Geektitude is an
interview show, which our network has been looking to include for
quite a while. We just had to find the right one. And Joe is the
right guy for the job. We
couldn't be happier with the addition, and we certainly hope y'all
will give him the same kind of love and warm-fuzzies that you have
given the rest of us.
sure you head over to the Geektitude Facebook page
and give it a like, subscribe on
iTunes or your favorite podcast app, and give him a shout at
@epicgrays on Twitter. And you know what's best of all? He
has like 70ish episodes to listen to already, so what are you
waiting for? Get to streaming!
Mass Effect Andromeda
beat Mass Effect Andromeda very quickly. He reviews the game for
those of us who haven’t played it, and he discusses the game’s
strengths and weaknesses. Primarily, the open-worldedness wasn’t
interesting enough to make him explore, the new races were too
limited, and the story was pretty similar to the old
thing is, Void wanted to love this game, and instead he only liked
it. There is a lot to like here, and a lot of the internet’s
reactions have been overblown. The new dialogue options are really
great, and they work a lot better than the stark good/bad dichotomy
most Bioware games have.
premise of the game is still pretty amazing, and he has incredibly
high hopes for Mass Effect Andromeda 2 because this first game laid
a great foundation for a series, provided they make a series of
improvements he outlines in the episode.
Games as a Service
and more these days, games aren’t a buy-once/play-forever kind of
thing like they used to be. Between DLC and expansion packs and
passes and constant content updates, video games have to be treated
as a service to keep players interested.
discuss a number of these models--MMO subscriptions, the
one-game-I-play-forever-and-nothing-else system, microtransactions,
mobile updates, events, episodic releases (free and paid), and even
things like toys to life and shareware titles from a consumer
Geek Offer of the
Zelda: Breath of the Wild / American Crime Story / Mario Kart 8 /
10% Happier - Hannah Hart episode / Spider-man Homecoming Trailer
- Treadmill desk / Splatoon 2 “Testfire” / I Am
Setsuna / Mario sports Superstars / Card Thief
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