On this wunderbar weekly webcast, we discuss Sony and Microsoft’s showing at Gamescom 2013. Plus, GTA heads online, COD modifies multiplayer, BF4 goes premium and Thief gets a release date. All of that plus the new XCOM expansion, Elder Scrolls Online, and much more on this schnitzel-sized edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
TOPIC: LET THE GAMES(COM) BEGIN! - We break down the biggest moments of Gamescom 2013 while discussing how both Sony and Microsoft used the show to advance their respective causes. Is the PS4’s release timed right? Did Microsoft win over European gamers? We pour out opinions like they were pints of Pilsner on this gamescom edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
MEMBER: David Peters
Hello all. I've been listening to Epic Battle Axe for the past two years but never made an account until last night ONLY because of the latest member Battle Cry that you all discussed that was over MMOs. You all agreed that you were waiting for an MMO that had more "intimacy" and you hit on all the points that we all share (I don't care for the hundreds of people in the town shouting to sell things and the lack of interactivity in the world.) Well I just wanted to say that such a game that battles those issues IS in developments, and being developed by none other than the grand daddy of MMOs and RPGs Richard "Lord British" Garriott. The game, Shroud of the Avatar, brings back interactivity to the world while adding a more intimate multiplayer experience, or at least that's what they're pitch is. Fixing the issues of overpopulation in the world but being able to connect to everybody, they re-added the idea of dual scale maps (kind of like the old RPGs), where every time you load in and out of a city, you'll be recycled back into another instance with another group of people. They've got some servers running in the background that'll help pair people up with people they know, but either way, THIS specific game, which is technically not a full MMO but neither a single player RPG, hopes to bring RPG back into MMORPG.
PS: This game is supposed to be completely playable offline if you wanted which hopefully hints at the depth of the single player experience it may hold.