On this ultra realistic edition of EBC we talk about the controversial acquisition of Oculus by Facebook and how it impact the Kickstarter community. Plus, what the lack of a Watch Dogs demo really means, Square Enix rethinks its strategy, Alien: Isolation gets dated and much, much more on this edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
TOPIC: CAUSING A RIFT - After the dust has settled and we’ve had time to comprehend the sale of Oculus to Facebook, Team EBC evaluates how the transaction was handled while discussing the good, the bad and the ugly outcomes we can expect. What does this mean for gaming? What does this mean for the future of VR? What questions or concerns are most relevant at this time? We strap on our high-tech goggles and glance into the future!
I don't know how EA can take an 'Arkham' approach with Star Wars. If they just mean making a series of high quality games, I'm obviously down with that but with the Star Wars franchise it is a little more complicated. The Star Wars franchise is one that can support multiple genres. For my part, I've always been a big fan of the Rogue Squadron series but others love the KotOR series, Battlefront and the Jedi Knight series. All share a direct relationship with the universe but are distinct gaming genres.
As DK said, the strength of the Arkham games has been their success in making the player feel like Batman. With Star Wars, it depends totally on what aspect of Star Wars the player is interested in. A smuggling scoundrel? A rebel fighter pilot? An imperial officer? A Sith lord? A Jedi? There is a lot to go with but I'm confident we'll get a few good games if EA spreads the license around to plenty of studios and lets the ideas fly.
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Great shows as always guys!