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We’re surprised we killed two hours at the following link.

It’s mid-September. Must mean we’re going to talk about Destiny. I actually never thought that was going to be a thing but…that’s going to be a thing now. I can’t put it down. Seriously, the day after we did this show I was in front of Destiny for 90% of it. And it didn’t feel grindy. I was doing grindy things to be sure, but they packaged it so well that I was too distracted to notice, or maybe I did and just didn’t care.

The record book is an evil plague upon the player. Constantly teasing you with a new bag of loot and constantly tormenting you with just a few more of doing this or a few more of doing that and you’ll move the ball further down the field. The new public space is familiar but new and the new public arena, when the stars align, is a magical place filled with colorful loot you can’t pick up because you’re already overflowing with it.

The guys at Bungie have gotten it wrong before. They got it wrong out of the gate 2 years ago. They got it wrong with the first two expansions. They’ve gotten it wrong with an update here and an update there. But they got it right with The Taken King and they’ve been getting it right with the major updates since then and now again with Rise Of Iron. And your opinion may differ from mine on the matter, but if they’re getting me to keep coming back again and again to play this game, then they are getting it right for me.

And I still have the new raid to look forward to.

 

We’re surprising each other with gifts at the following link.

I don’t know of many people looking to get a PS4 Pro. Of the people I know who got an Xbox One S it was usually due to being their first Xbox One or just getting it for the size or color. All of that is to say that most people don’t have a 4K display yet to enjoy what these new consoles are providing. But I’m not saying it’s a bad thing. I wasn’t someone back in the SDTV days who said it’ll never go all digital or complained about the push for HD stuff. I was all for it. And I’m all for 4K as well. It just hasn’t made the crossover yet, but it will and probably very soon. That “crossover” being when you can walk into a store and 4K sets will be the only choice you have on the resolution side.

By the way, if you ever wondered just how much of a DuckTales fan I was or how excited Sara gets over The Banner Saga – this is your episode!

 

We’re having technical difficulties at the following link.

I’ll start by telling you the show is a bit short. At least what you’re hearing (or watching) is a bit short. There was an issue with Twitch and we lost a few minutes there. Sorry about that.

I’m back from PAX West/Prime and while it shouldn’t have taken us as long as it did to talk about that, we sort of spent a long time talking about that. So long, in fact, that we didn’t get to the whole PS4 Pro situation. We touch on it just a little bit before the end of the show, but I’ve saved all our notes and moved them over to this weekend’s episode so we’ll be sure to spend a good chunk of time talking about this new console that sort of, kind of, really isn’t new.