Unboxings don’t really work so well on the radio at the following link.
I want to point out a specific caller we’ve had rather regularly on the show. Wmatthew calls in and either brings up something we’ve completely missed during the week or adds exceptionally to the conversation of whatever we’re talking about. His call this week was to address the PS4.5. His speculation of going the way of Apple’s iPhone releases is an interesting one and it’s going to take some time to see how this plays out. I can’t figure out if I would like a release schedule like that or not. Skipping every other generation, be it the new number or the point 5 version of it. I also can’t tell if it’s a smart move or not. Again, time will decide on this whole thing, but I imagine with how fast PC’s are outpacing consoles, they’ve got to have something in plan just to keep up.
Console generations are about to get a lot shorter.
The honeymoon didn’t last very long at the following link.
I had The Division for 3 days. And then I didn’t. It’s a pretty good bet that when you buy a game at full price and leave it unopened on a table for 3 days, you’re probably not going to play it. Or, at the very least, SOMETHING is keeping you from playing it. But that’s not what I want to talk about here.
Sony finally got their VR out in the wild and luckily for us they changed the name to simply, Playstation VR – PSVR – anything was better than Morpheus. Well, it isn’t out in the wild, but it’s now up for pre-order and I honestly think it’ll do very well. I don’t see it being on par with what the other two options will provide but if it gets people interested in the format…well, a rising tide and all that. Out of all of them, this is the one that needs to succeed. It doesn’t need to be better than Oculus or Vive, it just needs to win the vote of public opinion on VR. That’s all. No pressure.
We’re kind of divided on The Division at the following link.
It’s been a week and while I said I would wait on playing The Division until the community had spoken, I broke down and redbox’d the thing on Friday night. My will is weak, folks. However, I’m still not certain on how I feel about the game. Is it the lack of anything new to play? Is it the 8 or 10 other people on my friends list playing the game any time I log in? I can’t put my finger on it, but I keep finding myself playing this game that I can’t walk away with a straight opinion on. It doesn’t feel like a good game, but I keep going back in. I don’t like the shooting, but I keep going back in. There are some good aspects of the game and what it’s doing, but it doesn’t feel like it would be enough to make me purchase any other game doing that and ONLY getting that part right. It’s very strange and I’m completely torn on it, but I went and bought it anyway. If anything it’ll hold me over until Quantum Break and Uncharted 4.
We also talk about E3 again, too. I need to write about that at some point. Maybe if I can awkwardly pull myself away from a game that doesn’t feel great but I keep playing it – I can get around to that. This is weird.
We’re remembering fondly things we’d like to forget at the following link.
I’m not sold on The Division. I want to be. I seriously hope it does well because I’d like to play it and enjoy it. But I can’t put my faith there right now. The demo/beta really didn’t help to get a handle on that game and given how wrapped up I was in Destiny’s alpha, this doesn’t bode well. But whatever, I’m fully prepared to pass judgement on the full title and not a small slice of whatever Ubisoft wanted us to experience. Except I’ll need that faith to come from others playing the game, since Ubisoft decided to withhold copies from reviewers. I don’t really place a whole lot of weight in my decision on a game because of what a reviewer said, but other releases that have done this haven’t turned out all that well. Besides, as community driven as this title is likely to be…I’d like to see what the community has to say about it.
We’re moving slowly and dying often at the following link.
So this is an interview episode. We’ve had others but this one goes a bit long. The first hour is all about VR and SUPERHOT. With Matt gone we get to meet Amber, who’s been a lifelong gamer and even works at a local gaming bar.
The second hour right to the end of the episode is a wonderful interview with Barry Meade from Fireproof Games. Talking to the people who create these games will NEVER get old for me. And that goes even further when it is the creators of the games I personally love. The Room series of games are exactly that. You can also hear the giddy-ness in my voice…it just so happens the team of Fireproof Games were once members of another studio I so dearly love.