On this Halloween-themed edition of EBC we talk Titanfall, the second season of The Walking Dead and why Aliens are the new Zombies in COD. Plus, what scares us about the next-generation of gaming? It’s more treat than trick on this epic edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
TOPIC: THE FEAR FACTOR - On this spooktacular skirmish, team EBC celebrates Halloween by evaluating our inner-most fears regarding the next generation of console game. Will the cloud turn dark and drizzle DRM? Will hard drive capacity keep up with content? Will both Sony and Microsoft’s obsession with owning the living room produce a more fragmented experience for traditional gamers? We break out the broom to decide which next-gen concerns are worth caring about.
Member: Aussie Legend
Console launches are always a bit of an odd beast: typically thin on content, high on price and low on initial value. Whilst I certainly don't blame people for not getting excited over console launches with these things in mind and the majority of games being cross generational titles and (often rushed for launch) first party titles... that new console smell is just too tempting. As an avid techie just having that new shiny piece of tech is good enough for me as I'm more than confident that the library will fill itself out naturally over the course of the console's life cycle anyways... I just can't resist it.
As for launch games I'll be picking up myself, they would be: DICE's Battlefield 4, Guerilla Games' Killzone Shadow Fall and Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed 4 Black Flag at retail, as well as plenty of indie game offerings such as Super Stardust HD successor Resogun and PAX Prime darling Contrast. The games are only going to get more refined and more impressive heading into 2014 without the worry and pressure of preparing a game for a console launch (The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt and Tom Clancy's The Division to point to my two most anticipated games, but many many more heading into 2014 and beyond).
I personally can't wait for the next generation to start, my body is ready.