The Week of July 1st, 2013
- Podcast #322 is live and you should go have yourselves a listen. This week the guys discuss their favourite games so far, rave about Rogue Legacy and share their thoughts on Don Mattrick's decision on leaving Microsoft to lead Zynga.
- Last week our broadcaster and writer Chris Davis wrote a helpful guide for upcoming releases in Q3 2013. What are you looking forward to in the upcoming months? I'm mostly excited for Saints Row IV. Mostly.
- Here is a great preview on Jazzpunk, a retro-cyberpunk comedy adventure by Necrophone Games' Luis Hernandez. I got to play this title at Toronto's Bit Bazaar and it was like sex in my eyes and ears at the same time. I highly recommend picking this title up on your PC or MAC as soon as it's available.
- Remember when that father hacked Donkey Kong for his daughter to make Pauline turn into a heroine instead of a damsel in distress? Here is a great article on games that have done a similar hack, and some thoughts on the damsel in distress trope.
- Tracey Lien of Polygon wrote a piece on Middle Eastern game development studios and how they've been overcoming challenges. I hope to see some art games merge from Middle Eastern countries in the future, as they are filled with talented artists, writers and filmmakers.
- Since E3 and Microsoft's decision to reverse DRM regulations, rumours have spread that perhaps Sony had made a deal with Microsoft to follow through with blocking used games and changed their minds last minute to win the console war. Sony's president Andrew House denies those allegations.
- This isn't exactly news, but I have to share with you the hilarious Tumblr "The Citizen Kane of Video Games." The game industry's obsession with Citizen Kane is quite telling on its own - a story of a white rich man made by a white rich man. We definitely need those! (/eyeroll)
- Community member Adan shared another international news article from Polygon, this time about Indian PC gamers protesting on Twitter against EA's price increases.
- Did you pick up The Walking Dead: 400 Days, or play any other titles to celebrate Canada Day or The 4th of July? Share in the comments below!