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We seem to be in a lull here with gaming news. It’s there, but less frequent as we’ve become accustomed to. Outside of anything unexpected breaking between now and E3, this seems to be the norm.

What we do have this week is the very little info we got on a new Star Wars game along with the seemingly never-ending talk of the Epic Games Store. It isn’t much and it isn’t territory we haven’t already covered, but there was an aspect of it I hadn’t explored before. And that’s the two way street of a business deal. Blame is put on Epic for these exclusives, but that’s just one side. They only make the offer. Someone else has to accept, and I see very little outrage towards those signing the deals. And to be clear, we don’t see outrage needed for either party. We’re perfectly fine with what Epic is doing, in some ways, at least. It’s all explained, we hope, in this week’s episode.

 

It’s always a great thrill to have Rand Miller on the show from Cyan Worlds. He’s enthusiastic to talk about the games he’s working on and working on games in general. It’s also fun that he isn’t tied to any sort of PR where he has to stick to the script.

That’s why I was eager to ask him about the whole Epic Games Store stuff and get his take on it. And his take is what I imagine a lot of indie devs feel about it too. It also gave me a perspective I’d not yet taken into account. While I’d spent most of my time trying to figure out why consumers has issue with it, I’d completely overlooked the developer aspect of why they are so excited about it. Long story short, it makes them excited because they can continue to make games when offers like these come their way.

But Rand is much better at telling that than I am, because you can hear it in his voice when talking about it.

This was Rand’s fourth visit to our show and we hope to have him on many more times. He is an absolute joy to speak with and we can’t wait to talk to him again soon.