Destiny and the Smash Bros 3DS demo were released this week, and there are impressions of both which may surprise you. At the time of recording, Microsoft was rumored to be purchasing Mojang for $2.5 billion. Then we take calls about Minecraft, Smash Bros 3DS, and stolen lanyards.
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J. Kyle Pittman of Minor Key Games joins us to talk about his recently released retro-style platformer Super Win The Game. This includes talking a little bit about his past working for a large AAA studio and his beginnings asking a future podcast host to write music for his Unreal mod.
This week is a non-live show featuring an interview with James Simpson of Cellbloc Studios talking about the point-and-click adventure game SnarfQuest Tales - based on the SnarfQuest comic strip by Larry Elmore. Forza Horizon 2 is out, and you really should join the VOG Car Club on the Xbox One version. SIEGE was this past weekend, and it included a surreal experience to watch a controversial keynote speaker give an excellent talk about game design.
I'll be at SIEGE next weekend in Atlanta to talk about Virtual Reality vs. Augmented Reality. If you're there, come say hi! We had some comments about Destiny, which is a game that's really showing it's age right about now. Sony announced that PlayStation Home will be going offline in the US and Europe in March of 2015. Word came out that Blizzard's next MMO, Titan, was cancelled, even though it was never officially announced. It happens a lot more often than you think. Then we take calls about Hyrule Warriors and Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call.
I will be at SIEGE in Atlanta on October 3-5, doing another panel about virtual reality. Come say hi! Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy: Curtain Call was released for the 3DS, and it is awesome if you like Final Fantasy and music games - but it does negate needing the first game. At Oculus Connect, a new VR prototype was unveiled - the Crescent Bay prototype - which joins the HD Prototype and Crystal Cove as stepping stones to another publicly available HMD. Unity announced that the Oculus Rift will become an official deployment target in Unity 4 and 5, which means that you no longer need to purchase a Unity Pro license to create VR experiences. The sale of Mojang to Microsoft was finalized, and Notch is indeed leaving Mojang - because of people like me. Then we take calls about Crazy Chocobos and if there were game-breaking bugs in cartridge-based games that couldn't be patched.