Mar 31, 2017
Beating Mass Effect Andromeda and Buying Video Games in
In this episode:
OMG! BIG NEWS!
- We 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.
- Make sure you head over to the
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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
- Void 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 one.
- The 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
- The 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
Games as a Service
- More 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
- We 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
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