What a news week! On this episode of Hardline, Hamza Aziz and Steven Hansen joined me in getting all excited for Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight, wondering what caused Uncharted creative director and writer Amy Hennig to ...
On this week's Hardline, I strapped in with Hamza Aziz and Steven "Hatesen" Hansen for a candid discussion about the challenges of writing effective game previews and why these articles aren't always as in-depth as everyone would like them to be.
We were also treated to a surprise visit from Dale North, who was thought to be too sick to appear on the podcast but hopped on anyway out of nowhere. Love you!
From there, the conversation turned to all of the Persona franchise release announcements, composing game music, whether Naughty Dog should do a Last of Us sequel or a new IP, the PS4's Japanese launch, and the only debate worth having: Aladdin SNES vs. Genesis.
Technical issues be damned! Hardline is back and this week I spoke with Hamza Aziz, Steven Hansen, and Dale North about the closure of Irrational Games and forming of co-founder Ken Levine's new, significantly smaller studio; the Doom beta; Harmonix's musical first-person shooter Chroma; the Twitch Plays Pokémon phenomenon; and The Order: 1886.
And then we started pitching game ideas to one another, including a Metroidvania bowling game and a stealth dancing title. It got real stupid, real fast.
This week on Podtoid, Max Scoville, Conrad Zimmerman, and Andy Dixon warn about the dangers of consuming prescription drugs intended for your parents. Plus, talk about the reaction to King's unsavory trademark actions, Double Fine's Amnesia Fortnight jam, and Jazzpunk.
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This week on Podtoid, Jonathan Holmes, Conrad Zimmerman, Andy Dixon, and Caitlin Cooke discuss their latest gaming experiences, including Conrad playing Awesomenauts, Caitlin's obsession with The Price Is Right, Andy Dixon's daughter's shocking rudeness, and Jonathan Holmes' landlord's dying cat, and of course, dog maulings. Unfortunately, Max Scoville is MIA after heading south of the border to flee overdue child support payments.
On this week's Hardline, Steven and Conrad joined me for what turned out to be a lengthy discussion about the future of Nintendo. It's been suggested that the company make games for mobile, but is that really such a good idea? And is there any salvaging the Wii U?
We covered those questions and more, as well as Conception II, Microsoft buying Gears of War, and we kept talking about Grand Theft Auto for reasons I can no longer remember.
This week on Podtoid, Jonathan Holmes is once again dead in a chemical fire, so it's just Conrad Zimmerman, Andy Dixon, and Max Scoville. The gang discusses forklift missions, sex, babies, Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends, and The Fugees' breakthrough 1996 hip-hop album "The Score."
Max Scoville and Conrad Zimmerman appeared on this week's Hardline to share their thoughts about the controversy surrounding Microsoft's media buy in which Machinima partners were paid to make videos promoting the Xbox One without disclosing the partnership, and the trademarking of the word "Candy" by Candy Crush Saga maker King.
Then there was the whole "Nintendo has to rethink its business structure" thing after the company substantially lowered its sales forecast for the Wii U this year. Not a very uplifting week in game news, all things considered. On a brighter note, there was a fair amount of chatter about Max hiding a Game Boy Micro in his body (use your imagination) and we came up with a borderline believable scenario explaining why he'd need to do that.
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An outbreak of evil fungus resulted in the untimely deaths (and scheduling conflicts) of Jonathan Holmes and Andy Dixon, so this week's gritty post-apocalyptic Podtoid is only Max Scoville, Conrad Zimmerman, and Caitlin Cooke...
On this week's episode of Hardline, the regular crew is back in full force as Dale joins us after marathoning Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. We had a lengthy discussion about the Wii U and PS Vita perpetually needing "just one more game" to make them worth purchasing, or so some commenters say, and what it takes to be able to keep up with games professionally. (Basically: Not getting sucked into any one title, especially not MMOs, for too long.)
This week, Caitlin Cooke joins us via Jonathan Holmes' pet dog "Air-Bud" to discuss the cultural importance of Battletoads, Oxycontin use in the 90s, Senran Kagura lore and subtlety, anus chocolates, and probably some other stuff that vaguely pertains to video games. Podtoid is Andy Dixon, Jonathan Holmes, Max Scoville, and Conrad Zimmerman.
Refreshed from a lovely holiday break, we're back with another episode of Destructoid's news discussion podcast, Hardline. With the Consumer Electronics Show giving us something to chat about in an otherwise dry month, we couldn't have returned at a better time.
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Did you know that you can fit four episodes of a podcast between the numbers 24 and 27? It's true! And that's ...
Hamza got back from vacation just in time to chat about a bunch of Nintendo announcements on this week's Hardline, including a Dynasty Warriors-style Zelda game and NES Remix. The gang also shared its thoughts on Steam Early Access titles like the DayZ standalone alpha blowing up the charts, PAX's so-called Diversity Lounge, and this messy YouTube Content ID situation everyone is on about. Also, smoothies.
Due to some technical issues with the recording, the audio-only episode isn't up on the usual feeds yet -- but you can still subscribe on iTunes and RSS. With Christmas falling on Wednesday, we won't be doing a new episode this week. Happy holidays!
If you were one of the people to ask about timestamps, we do have those now thanks to our gracious producer Bill Zoeker. Find those in the YouTube description.
This week on Hardline, Conrad once again fills in for Hamza, who is off petting tigers on vacation. The gang chats about Spike's VGX awards show and how it can be improved going forward, the crazy-ambitious space exploration game No Man's Sky, the worst games of the year as well as our favorite moments of 2013, and Destructoid's game of the year nominations process.
On this week's installment of Hardline, Destructoid's new podcast about the week's gaming news and whatever else happens to be on our minds (in this case, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's sweaty body), I'm once again joined by Steven Hansen and we also got Conrad Zimmerman to fill in for Dale and Hamza. There wasn't a whole lot of captivating "news," but no matter -- this is more of an informal discussion show than an outlet with which to deliver timely facts.
That said, we chatted about a few topics, including: the PlayStation 4's far-off backwards compatibility via Gaikai cloud streaming, what we would want in a possible Fallout 4, that list of developers who will be self-publishing on Xbox One, and the best / worst characters of the year.
For the audio-only episode, you can subscribe on iTunes and RSS, or download directly. We also stream Hardline live via Twitch on Wednesdays at 11:00am Pacific, so be sure to stop by if you'd like to participate in chat while we record!