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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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!
It's been an embarrassingly long time coming, but we finally managed to pull ourselves together for a news-focused podcast. We're calling it Hardline. (That sounds vaguely newsy, right?) To be clear, this is not a replacement for Podtoid -- expect news on its return in the near future.
Instead, Hardline is a casual hour-long discussion of the week's gaming news, recorded live on Wednesdays at 11:00am Pacific via Twitch and released after the fact on YouTube and on iTunes in an audio-only version. If you were a fan of Office Chat on YouTube, it's like that, only longer, and we'll be chatting with Destructoid Huge members. The regular cast is going to be Hamza Aziz, Dale North, Steven Hansen, and myself, though travel and otherwise busy schedules will have us rotating in other familiar faces. Special thanks also goes out to Bill Zoeker, our producer.
Thanksgiving threw off our production schedule, so please note that this debut episode covers last week's stuff. But there's plenty of weird tangents as well as discussion of our Game of the Year deliberations in there too. We also have a bonus pilot episode in the feeds below.
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