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I kind of feel guilty when I talk about Destiny. Mainly because I talk about it so much already on the show. Even in this episode I spend more time than I would have liked discussing the changes they’ve announced. But when you put all that time into a game and then start feeling like you’re done with it, you kinda wanna talk about why. Because this isn’t a “it’s not you, it’s me” situation. This is totally on Bungie and what they plan to do for the next season.

I mean look, I’ll still play it after the changes. Mainly to see if what they’ve done is something I could still play through. And if it is, then congrats to them for changing my mind. Because right now my mind is set on leaving this whole thing if these changes don’t work out.

I’m understanding now what others have said before about leaving the game because all the fun was drained from it. These changes look exactly like they saw people enjoying the game at a rate they weren’t comfortable with and over corrected.

If something is being used so much in the game (and have been for well on over a year now or close to it), it isn’t because it’s overpowered, especially not in the PvE aspect of the game. It’s being used so much because people are having fun using it.

Instead, Bungie the fun police want you to play the game THEIR way. Not your way.

 

It’s those slow weeks leading up to E3. News trickles. Or at the very least, things get announced or teased with the promise of more to be revealed at E3.

Ubisoft opened the doors on a new Ghost Recon. In my dreams they did this to save room for a Splinter Cell tease at E3, but…that’s why they call them “dreams”.

The schedule has been set for E3 press conferences and it seems a little less each year. No EA and no Sony, but yet, we’ve been promised gameplay and more for the new Star Wars title, and Sony has to push Last Of Us 2 and other things they’ve teased in their “Days Of Play”. When and how is up in the air, but this year will feel different. And I wonder if it will again change next year as more and more studios and publishers realize that E3 just doesn’t work anymore.

Gone are the days of video game magazines (yes, a select few still exist), and even other ways of getting our information since then. It’s immediate now. There’s no need for something like E3 anymore. Things like PAX, sure. But events like E3, where the public is, for the most part, blocked off from attending – that’s dying. And I’m speaking of the show floor. A lot of people relate E3 to the press conferences and those ARE NOT a part of E3. With the show floor itself you’re going through a third party to get your information to the public. You don’t have to do that anymore. You can get it DIRECTLY to the public and do it immediately.

You don’t need E3. We don’t need E3.

 

I’m just gonna apologize right now for the majority of this episode. Well, the second hour anyway. I think I went on a little long with my rant on the future of free to play and games as a service type of stuff. I looked way ahead into a future I’m pretty sure is coming eventually, but went on WAY too long about it. Still, it’s bleak AF.

Epic did another thing to really ruffle the feathers of gamers this week. If you are a PC player of Rocket League, I’m really curious as to your thoughts on the matter. We had no one call in about it and I’ve really spoken to no one I know who plays it on PC that has an opinion on this issue, but I’m extremely curious of how you feel about the situation. For me, having no dog in the fight, it’s a pretty big business move and it makes me wonder what other moves Epic has in store for…their store.

As someone in my 80’s once said on Monday night…everybody’s got a price. If you’re someone against the Epic store, what’s your price? What game exclusive do they buy that makes you eventually give in and use their store?