Happy Easter, everyone! In this week’s episode, Lisa tells us a really bad joke inspired by Kami, Vick evaluates the story of Max Payne 3 and the mechanics of Disco Zoo, and Joel plays Guild Wars 2 and the sixth and final Layton game, Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. Also Dave sleeps through the entire recording. - Read More -
During the break Dave, Lisa and Jim shared their experiences with some experimental IRL interactive games. we’re not even sure what to call these collectively, but if they are playing near where you live you should definitely check them out. Except for Her Things they should still be playing.
- Escape From The Time Travel Lab and other Real Escape Games
- Her Things: An Interactive Real Estate Sale
- Sleep No More
This week we’re joined by the mercurial Jim Crawford aka Twinbeard of Frog Fractions fame, and he’s been playing Skyrim and Rockband and Hungry Cat Picross; during the recording Lisa plays Doge 2048, a clone of a Threes clone; Joel goes low-fi with the Blackwell series of point and click adventure games; and Dave tells us about the Experimental Games Workshop at GDC and Bounden (watch the video on their site and you’ll get it immediately). - Read More -
So during our last recording some of us (we’re not naming names) may have gotten a little carried away chatting with our friend Chin the bigshot AAA game developer about their latest game and what they’re working on next. The resulting conversation didn’t quite make it into the final cut of the episode, but we present it here for your edification. Let us know if you like what you hear.
This week we are joined by Chin from Respawn Entertainment (you may have heard of them) and he talks to us about Titanfall and Dota 2; Joel completes his first Legend of Zelda game: A Link Between Worlds and introduces the very forgiving Yoshi’s New Island; Lisa gets started on Autumn Dynasty Warlords (made in Singapore, baby!); and Vick beats down people and slugs in Only One.
In other news, we discuss games that disappointed us and try to figure out where they failed to meet our expectations. You know who you are. That’s right, we’re looking at you, Simcity (2013), Metal Gear Solid 2 & 4, Mirror’s Edge, Alphabets, Aliens: Colonial Marines, Fable: The Journey and others. Got a game that disappointed you? Tell us what and why by dropping us an email or a tweet.