Break out your crystal balls cause we're going nuts on this 2013-themed edition of EpicBattleCry! When will Sony & Microsoft's new consoles be revealed? What are our most highly-anticipated games? How will Kickstarter and digital distribution impact the next 12 months? Plus, why PlayStation doesn't feel used, why touching other people's Wiis can be a good thing, a shockingly-good Rapture, and Demons going digital! All of that and more on this forward-thinking edition of gaming's most brutal video podcast!
I think for us gamers, box art does not matter. most of the time, when we go into a store we already have a pretty good idea about what we want. We have seen trailers, reviews, gameplay for almost every game out there, so we generally know which games are worthy of our money and which are not . However, that is not the case for the average consumer. If I'm a nongamer parent, for example, and I'm buying a game for my kid, I would argue that the single most important factor that would influence my purchasing decision is the cover art. Does my kid like shooting games? I'll go with Bioshock Infinite because it has a dude holding a shotgun on the cover. I would definitely not get Bioshock 1 or 2 because I can't even tell what that thing on the cover is. what? a big daddy? what the hell is that? People tend to pay more attention to things they can associate with other things.Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, everybody! and thank you, Axelords, for cleaving the fat from the gaming industry for yet another year.