I was gone at a business technology conference all week, but still have some gaming things to talk about that occurred there. A marketing firm has launched an IndieGoGo campaign to force Valve to release Half-Life 3. Entitled gamers or Valve marketing stunt? A new shock game called Hatred had a trailer released, and we had a caller talk all about it.
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Assassin's Creed: Unity was released, but a review embargo held reviews until 12 hours after the game had been on sale - which would have warned people about all of the glitches. Geoff Keighley is financing his own project - The Game Awards - which hopes to be the end of year gaming awards show that he hoped the VGA's (or VGX) could have become. Then we take calls about Mario Kart 8's DLC, and the Steam update to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
I'll be at the ATLvr Meetup for Virtual Reality enthusiasts (and curious people) in the Atlanta area on November 20th. Come say hi! I played The Crew closed beta, and while I really liked the ideas, I didn't like a certain aspect of their implementation. There are 14 holdouts (in Europe) of developers not allowing PS4 users to use the Share Play functionality of the new update. Rockstar updated the Steam version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas to remove music you already paid for. Then we take calls about The Evil G faking a Smash Bros tourney, Fantasy Life, Tales of Hearts R, and Blizzcon.
The Talos Principle is a first person puzzle game from Croteam that is coming out in December, and we have an early preview of it. Sony introduced Share Play in the latest PS4 firmware update, and it could be the death knell of couch multiplayer. There were issues with the firmware update, particularly about the PS4 Rest Play mode. Driveclub for PlayStation Plus has been delayed, and it's not about a lack of servers. Then we take calls about the Oculus Rift (see Act_Deft's video on the episode page at VOGNetwork.com) and Fantasy Life.
We have an interview with Doug and Jackie of Proton Studio about Time Rifters, a single-player co-op arcade shooter initially designed for the Oculus Rift, but can be played on a monitor. We have Steam keys to give away - listen to the interview to find out how to win one! We gave our first impressions of Civilization: Beyond Earth and Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved. Then we take calls about Bayonetta 2, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse, and the Final Fantasy XIV Fanfest.