Fri, 19 June 2015
Week in Geek: Andrew addresses the Steam Sale as well as a horrible Dragonlance animated film. Dan shares his continuing Rogue Legacy woes.
Final Fantasy VII Advent Children Prequel: A big gaming announcement at this week's E3 conference was that Square-Enix will be releasing Final Fantasy VII remake. Fans around the world collectively melted. What about the remake do Dan and Andrew expect and look forward to?
The Cost of Gaming: From DLC to Freemium pay-walls to retail prices, the cost of gaming is a variable notion today. Andrew and Dan examine this idea from a variety of angles to try and figure out why it's so open to interpretation and exploitation.
Shenmue III: Another big announcement at E3 this year was the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue III, the long suffering Sega franchise that could have possibly sunk the Dreamcast. The announcement broke Kickstarter, broke records for funding, and revealed possibly shady backroom dealings that make this a much more complicated topic than it seems.
Question of the Geek:
What has been your favorite DLC to date? Why?
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For all intents and purposes, that was an episode recap.
-"Stayin' in Black" by Wax Audio
-"Red XIII's Theme" by Nobuo Uematsu (from Final Fantasy VII)
-"Starving in the Belly of a Whale" by Tom Waits
-"Surprise Hotel" by Fool's Gold
-"A Cerebus Plot" by Sam Hulick (from Mass Effect 3)