Prepare for a real load as team EBC discusses the future of digital content distribution and the associated risks and rewards for gamers. Plus, Xbox Originals announced, Nintendo’s E3 plans, Mad Max moves to 2015 and so much more on this digitally-distributed episode of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
TOPIC: THE DIGITAL DIVIDE - With more and more games being acquired via digital download and retail outlets like GameStop shifting their focus away from physical discs, we discuss what will happen to gamers who build up more and more of a virtual library. Is there cause for concern regarding content access as Sony and Microsoft release new platforms? What types of services are in place to ensure access to purchased content? We discuss the digital divide on this downloadable edition of gaming’s most brutal video podcast!
I wonder about the future of video games...while each past generation was marked by graphical leaps. We can all remember walking passed an EB Games (Gamestop) or Best Buy and seeing a PS1, Dreamcast, or 360 and staring in awe. The PS4and XBOX1 have not had a great graphical leap as compared to the past generations; worse yet, the marketplace and market buzz stir around games currently available on last gen systems, are remakes/re-enhancements games available on last gen systems, or are prequels or arguably derivative of other game experiences. And, sadly, poor AI, awkward game mechanics, and mediocre games still abound. Perhaps my expectations are too high or the new console incubation period of creativity will last a lot longer than usual. But I ask the question....what if it never gets better than this my brothers?... I am hopeful a hero will emerge to inspire us all beneath these wretched stars.