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A Vita for all seasons - Office Chat

Sep 13 // Conrad Zimmerman
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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest Office Chat, I hang out with Jordan and Jim, discussing the recent expansion of the PlayStation Vita platform into some interesting (and questionable) directions. Plus, Steam's family share plan stinks of Obama's socialist reform America and we're here to tell you why it's impossible, right before realizing how well it could work for us.

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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Time for another delightful conversation from our virtual office. This time, Jim Sterling joins Jordan and myself to celebrate the positive news from both Microsoft and Sony at this year's gamescom event. Why, it's only a little bit tinged with doubt and anxiety! That's worth celebrating. Plus, I play Devil's Advocate against a one-console future and we celebrate the man, the legend, Mark Cerny.

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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest installment of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore to commiserate over Valve's seeming decision to prioritize Left 4 Dead 3 ahead of Half-Life 3. Plus, John Carmack has joined the team developing the Oculus Rift VR headset, but is anybody going to care anymore once the thing is actually in consumer hands?

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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this installment of Office Chat, Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore, and I discuss our impressions of where Grand Theft Auto is headed, based upon the latest gameplay trailer. Digital pricing discrepancies discovered during a be...

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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this very special, extra-long installment of Office Chat, I'm joined by Dale North, Jim Sterling, and Jordan Devore to discuss what the Electronic Entertainment Expo is expected to bring (and how much longer E3 might be e...

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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this special, singularly-focused edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore as we discuss our reactions to the Xbox One reveal. From the frustrations of having to figure out what to now call the ...

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Office Chat

There is Durango grease in the rumor mill


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
May 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
In this discussion from the Dtoid news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Brett Zeidler to bandy about some of the latest rumors surrounding the next Xbox console. Plus talk on alternative post-launch content in the form of games such as Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, which we think is a super-cool approach.

Maybe we only need PCs and handhelds

Apr 15 // Conrad Zimmerman
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Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
In this latest edition of Office Chat, Dale North, Jordan Devore, and I discuss a waning interest in console gaming, but still want Nintendo to try. Plus, brief thoughts on newly announced Batman titles and Electronic Arts is the worst company in America, but only if the most important thing to you is how convenient and easy it is to play games.

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Office Chat

April Fools (and Assassin's Creed) only comes once a year


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Apr 03
// Conrad Zimmerman
In the latest recorded conversation from Destructoid's virtual news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Allistair Pinsof to discuss the annual ritual of April Fool's jokes, and the latest affirmation of Assassin's Creed's similar frequency. Plus, marvel at how small and powerful your electronic entertainment devices continue to become!
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Office Chat

Exclusivity, female exclusion, and a farewell to John


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Mar 20
// Conrad Zimmerman
This week on Office Chat, I was joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore and we explain why we don't participate in exclusive review shenanigans. Plus, we are stymied by the vicious cycle of business that keeps female characters from the forefront of games. And we offer a farewell to former EA CEO John Riccitiello, while giddy at the prospect of who might take over.
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Office Chat

Bros of War, BioShock movie raptured and CoD dominance


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Mar 13
// Conrad Zimmerman
In another casual discussion from Dtoid's news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Alasdair Duncan to discuss the controversy surrounding God of War's "Bros before Hos" trophy. We also kibitz around the canning of the BioS...
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Office Chat

Dead Space needs a break, SimCity launch woes and Thief!


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Mar 06
// Conrad Zimmerman
In another casual discussion from Dtoid's virtual news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Spencer Hayes to discuss the deflated rumor of a Dead Space development hiatus (one we kind of wish were true). Plus, SimCity's rocky launch demonstrates once again that you can't count on anybody to successfully launch an online-only game and the gang discusses the recently announced Thief reboot.
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Office Chat

Assassin's Creed pirates and the safety of used games


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 27
// Conrad Zimmerman
In this latest installment of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jim Sterling and Jordan Devore to discuss rumors that Assassin's Creed IV will center around piracy on the high seas and express hope for the continued existence of a used games market. Plus, we have a lovely discussion on variable pricing models for games, which pretty much boils down thinking there probably ought to be some of that.
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Office Chat

Previewing a Crysis on Infinite Universes


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 21
// Conrad Zimmerman
Had your fill of all the Sony news? If so, awesome, because we recorded this episode of Office Chat before any of that could happen! In this conversation from Destructoid's news room, Jim Sterling, Jordan Devore and I someho...
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Office Chat

Hope for Fallout, doubt for Batman and sadness for Aliens


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
In another casual conversation from Destructoid's news room, Jordan Devore, Daniel Starkey and and I discuss the possible futures of Batman and Fallout. Plus, we marvel at how spectacularly wrong Aliens: Colonial Marines went.
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Office Chat

Reconsidered Evil, from OUYA to open box & new Witchery!


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Feb 06
// Conrad Zimmerman
In this casual discussion from Dtoid's news room, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Allistair Pinsof and we respond to big announcements for The Witcher 3 and OUYA's retail availability. Plus, we share some views on Capcom's recent change-of-heart toward Resident Evil's direction.
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Office Chat

Doorbusting the Dead Island tourism board on PC standards


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 30
// Conrad Zimmerman
In this latest installment of Office Chat, Jordan Devore, Brett Zeidler, and I consider whether Dead Island's cinematic trailers are misleading and if PC gamers should expect ports of games that utilize the superior power of their hardware. Plus, Nintendo's Virtual Console promotion might be a bit confusing, but represents a pretty good value.
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Office Chat: Atari Force X Electronic Child Molestor Zone


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 24
// Conrad Zimmerman
In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Kyle MacGregor, as we express our enthusiasm for Namco's announcement that Project X Zone will see western release, our hope that Atari may actually rise from the ashes and our dismay at politicians making dramatic crack shots.
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Office Chat

Office Chat: Infinite horizons and limited vision


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 16
// Conrad Zimmerman
Now arriving with an alarming consistency, I bring you the latest installment of Office Chat. In this episode, I'm joined again by Jordan Devore and Brett Zeidler as we address the controversy surrounding Star Wars: The...
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Office Chat

Office Chat: Paupers, Pistons and Pokemanz


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Jan 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
We have a new Office Chat for your visual amusement. This time, I'm joined by Jordan Devore and Jim Sterling to converse a bit about the possibility of THQ's assets being broken apart to resolve their bankruptcy situation. We also give some thoughts on the news out of CES regarding Valve's plans for dedicated Steam consoles and the announcement of Pokémon X and Y.
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Office Chat: Dark Souls II dreams and award nightmares


Another casual discussion from the Dtoid news room
Dec 12
// Conrad Zimmerman
Even though 2012 is careening toward its conclusion and we should be starting to wind down, it seems like we're busier than ever with our awards and year-end activities. But then we noticed a sudden spike in folk asking, "wh...
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Office Chat: Twin surprises in Black Ops and Guild Wars


May 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
We're all pretty floored about the new direction Treyarch is taking the Call of Duty series for Black Ops 2, as it sounds like they're making the biggest effort to evolve the franchise since Modern Warfare. I talked a b...
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Office Chat: Turning the Apple Valve and finding sleep


Apr 18
// Conrad Zimmerman
Time once again for another conversation from within Destructoid's virtual office. In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Dale North and Daniel Starkey for a lovely discussion of the rumors swirling about a clandestine meeting between Apple and Valve. Meanwhile, Starkey has a novel method for falling asleep at night, but at the cost of his enjoyment of motion-controlled games.
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Office Chat: Reavers of Dark Souls and social games


Mar 22
// Conrad Zimmerman
Office Chat is back! Seemingly, Soul Reaver is coming back as well and the gang talks a little bit about their memories of the Legacy of Kain series. Zynga's acquisition of Draw Something developer OMGPop leads Conrad to beg for more board game adaptations. And a discussion of a Dark Souls tease is interrupted by the invasion of a black phantom.
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Office Chat: Matters of Vita or death


Feb 14
// Conrad Zimmerman
With the Vita looming on the horizon, it seems like it's all anybody is talking about right now. That includes the intrepid writing staff at Destructoid, as conversation about the handheld was so dominant in our virtual offi...
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Office Chat: Tara wanted to drink margaritas at BlizzCon


Jan 26
// Conrad Zimmerman
I predict that this will be our most popular episode of Office Chat to date. There's just something about this one which really grabs your attention. I think it's probably Dale's eyes. They're like oceans I could get lost in...
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Office Chat: Anarchy in the R.C. (Raccoon City)


Jan 25
// Conrad Zimmerman
Destructoid's editorial staff are at it again with another casual conversation from within their virtual office. In this episode, Jonathan Holmes has a friend with some ethical standards we find questionable. And Resident Ev...
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Office Chat: Final Fantasy panties, limited time Evil


Jan 23
// Conrad Zimmerman
Time for another chat from Destructoid's virtual office. In this edition of Office Chat, I'm joined by Dale North and Jordan Devore for a conversation on fantasy vs. reality using women's underwear (a subject we clearly know...
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Office Chat: Long cutscenes, light bribery and blackouts


Jan 20
// Conrad Zimmerman
It's time for another casual conversation from within Destructoid's virtual office. Dale is trapped in a particularly lengthy cutscene that he can't tear himself away from. Meanwhile, Square Enix keeps sending weird crap and a brief word on how the internet blackout went for us.
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Office Chat: We fear contagion, miss Gex and love YouTube


Jan 05
// Conrad Zimmerman
We're chatting it up in Destructoid's virtual office yet again. Dale North and Jordan Devore return with a little playful ribbing towards resident sports gamer Samit Sarkar and his propensity for illness. We also muse on Crystal Dynamics' plans to reveal a new IP this year. And we love the wild and wonderful world of YouTube (and its comments). 

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