The weather in Bup’s area has been unseasonably warm for this time of year. This week Bup brings us a crappy platforming-puzzle game, a crappy Minecraft clone, and a crappy zombie game!
Game directors are usually less famous than their creations, and this week Mel examines if this has a negative effect on the gaming medium. Should developers have more notoriety? Do they already? Read and discuss!
Ethos loves video games as an art form and starts to explore the relationship between a single creator’s vision and a game’s quality. Is the big machine or a single mind better suited to create video games?
Grapefruit, grapefruit, and grapefruit, as far as the eye can see (and the tongue report) makes up the bulk of this podcast, in which the accomplishments of James Anderson, England’s new record holder for Test Wickets, are detailed. Also: video games.
Mel shares some ruminations on his second pass through the world of Bloodborne. From discussion of character builds and the mysterious use of Insight, to the prospects of paid story DLC, Mel looks at what works and what kind of works.
In the wake of a truly great exclusive, Mel looks at the practice as it has changed throughout this generation. Sony and Nintendo have very different relationships with exclusivity, but without question an exclusive can still be a valuable thing.
Obsidian removes backer reward after SocJus outcry, Gameranx interview shelved because of views of developer, and a helpful Bloodborne FAQ for the PC beggar race in the news of the week!
Ever behind the times, Java feels the pressure that comes with being a self-proclaimed patient gamer. Will he shirk his adult fiscal responsibilities in favor of becoming the owner of a fresh new system with games he barely has time to play? Find out now!
Once in a while a game that demonstrates how to compose a full product comes down the line, and these titles often set the bar for the rest of the generation. Bloodborne is such a title. Read Mel’s review on how it achieves this feat.
Bup forces Mel to compose a review for blind people. Mel tries his best to accomodate. Does Mel pull it off? Is Bup insane? Deadline, dollar sign?