Imitanis brings a collection of collections in this edition of impressions. Has the quality of the games risen in this weeks selection? Probably not, but have look, they might surprise you!
Mel looks at specific qualities that make a game addictive and fun. They involve many familiar mechanics, such as grinding, but what else? Games need more than just a grind to keep the player in that loop. Curious? Reach level twenty to get the answer!
Japanese developers show support for console gaming in the wake of PS4 success, Gearbox attempt to scuttle Sega settlement out of self-interest, and Indy Developers take their turn to shame gamers in the news of the week.
Lusipurr is joined by SiliconNooB and Mel in an evaluation of England’s continuing poor form with the bat and bad luck with the ball. A rambling trip through the week’s news, and the games of yesteryear, rounds out an extended-length, pre-holiday podcast.
Randy Pitchford is a PR nightmare, the PS4 gets away to a flying start, and Turn 10 go into damage control in the news of the week!
England battle it out in London at The Oval, despite the weather, Australian Captain Clarke, and the laments of SiliconNooB (all-rounder-at-large). Imitanis dozes quietly whilst Lusipurr recites the most stirring piece of verse in his sizeable repertoire.
England follow up retaining the Ashes by winning the Ashes, much to the delight of Lusipurr and the chagrin of SiliconNooB. However, sports rivalries are eventually set aside in favour of a discussion about intellectual pursuits and Hamburger Helper.
The Ashes continues at Chester-le-Street. Even though Lusipurr and SiliconNooB back opposing teams, they are united–along with Mel and TsubakiSamurai–in their dismay at Nintendo’s continued faffing about with the overpriced, under-supported, Wii U.
After destroying Aliens: Colonial Marines and designing a Borderlands 2 class that absolutely did not fit the game, Gyme was prepared for the new Borderlands 2 DLC to suck. Much to Gyme’s surprise, that assessment was not even close.
Ethos totally wrote an excerpt this week. Look at this amazing excerpt. It is succinct and informative about what is in the article, but it is humourous as well. How un-naughty of Ethos!