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This week we discuss interesting iOS games to play, particularly Year Walk. The strengths and weaknesses of Defiance, what the hell is Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and according to Crytek "graphics are 60% of a game", which we all have a strong (negative) reaction to.
This week we fully jump into Bioshock Infinite, discussing its narrative themes (race, religion, patriotism) as well as the good, bad, and annoying about its gameplay, and our interpretations on its very weird ending. We also speculate on where the franchise can go from here when it comes to DLC and sequels. Obviously, full spoilers ahead.
We cover quite a bit this week. We're joined by Marquice who's at GDC and Donna just got back from PAX East somewhat disappointed. We also discuss Gears of War: Judgement, the early parts of Bioshock Infinite (no spoilers are given), and a few big trailers from last week (Battlefield 4 and MGS5).
- 0:00-44:00 = GDC & PAX East (Oculus Rift, AC5, and other topics)
- 44:00-55:00 = Gears of War Judgement Discussion
- 55:00-1:11:00 = Bioshock Infinite Discussion
- 1:11:00-1:36:00 = Gaming News
This week we're joined by special guest Zach Cooper, who's the Community Developer for Splinter Cell Blacklist. We discuss the new features of the game, changes in the voice actor for Sam Fisher, and other new additions to the campaign as well as a little on co-op and spies vs. mercs.
This week we discuss the good, the bad, and the creepy (thanks a lot Sucker Punch developer) of Sony's big press conference. All the games shown are talked about here, as well as our hopes about the price, controller, launch title games, and how Microsoft might counter them.
Shocker, JJ. Abrams is picking up more projects. Probably because his schedule is so empty right now, but this time it's gaming related. For some reason Hitman is being made into a movie again and Vincent has a surprisingly good take on DmC.
With Joe Biden talking to video game publishers and the Dead Island developers taking a lot of heat for mixing two of our biggest pastimes, blood and boobs, we delve into what's being overblown, what deserves blame, and what's really the cause for some of these "issues".
The heavier talks begin about 26 minutes in, before that we discuss Dead Space 3 and (for some reason) Leisure Suit Larry. This episode is a little a late due to fixing some minor audio issues.
We give our opinion on where we'd hypothetically like THQ's different properties to go to... Darksiders III by Platinum Games anyone? Chris gives his thoughts on Sleeping Dogs and we go over some gaming news such as PS3 outselling 360, goodbye to the PS2, and Cyberpunk 2077 looks awesome but fingers crossed on a name change.
The hosts take a brief look back at 2012; Donna finally gets her feet wet in Black Ops 2 multiplayer. Vincent is impressed by Telltale's The Walking Dead game then quickly irritated by Activision's FPS take on the TV series. The hosts also give their opinion on other 2013 games as well as possible new hardware.
In our final podcast of 2012, we look back at the year and give out our personal GOTY awards. Some of the categories include favorite character, best multiplayer, most overrated, and of course the highly coveted... biggest disappointment. A couple surprise winners for certain awards were The Darkness 2 and Binary Domain; listen to find out which ones. No major spoilers are given for any game.
In our second to last episode of 2012 we take a month by month look at the releases of this year. Covering the good, bad, and overall mediocrity of 2012, since several big titles disappointed, which gave light to some smaller ones.
Even though both hosts are having fun with Far Cry 3, they both go over their few gripes with the game including world breaking glitches, repetitive mission design, and level design that occasionally doesn't work with the gameplay. Last week's news is also covered including the recent developments on Valve's new "console" and who is it aimed at.
In this special episode of Digital High, Donna sits with Charlie Jackson, Founder of The Critterverse and Creator of "The Adventures of Rubberkid", a video game for kids to help them learn about bullyng. We talk about the pervasiveness of bullying and the sometimes very tragic consequences resulting from it. If you would like to help Charlie get Rubberkid's message to kids nationwide, you can donate to his Kickstarter account. To donate, please visit www.thecritterverse.com
Donna and Vincent talk about their experiences with some newly released games; Far Cry 3 and Battlefield 3 Aftermath. With the recent "leak" of Bungie's next game retreading the same alien invasion theme, the hosts discuss new and possibly better themes for shooters rather than just sci-fi or military all the time.
As you could guess from the title, this week we're tackling Halo 4. We go over the pros and cons of its campaign, versus multiplayer, and the ridiculous replacement to Firefight... Spartan Ops. We also talk about the differences in tone between Bungie's Halo and 343's version. Also, what should they change and keep for Halo 5? Full spoilers ahead.