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Episode 329: Back Again

October 23rd, 2013 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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Gaming Podcast is back after being off for a week. This time out, there’s a Gaming Flashback as Jordan and Jonah discuss The 7th Guest, which was coincidentally just released on Steam.

This week’s news includes:

  • Xbox One and PlayStation 4 headsets compatibility issues
  • Dark Matter abrupt ending blamed on failed Kickstarter drive
  • Rockstar New England working on “next version of famous IP”
  • Fassbender on Assassin’s Creed film: it’s “definitely happening”
  • Struggling Scrolls may go free-to-play

This week’s Question of the Week, “What was your favorite adventure game?”

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  • 1 AlphashardNo Gravatar // Oct 24, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    I’m rather puzzled by the hardware failures already at PS4/Xbone, seems like a lack of foresight to make sure their peripherals to work.

    Jordan the Prince of Persia games are Platformers, not adventure.

    QotW: My favorite Adventure game has to be Gabriel Knight, each game in the series was a dark thrilling mystery and the main characters were great to follow.

    Speaking of which Activision is licensing out the GK IP to Jane Jensen for a remake. Thanks in part to the Kickstart project Moebius that Jane got funded. Along with other Adventure game projects inspired someone at Activision who had a passion for the GK series to convince the company to license out the series to Jane. What has me excited is seeing Adventure games get more notice as a viable product again by game companies, especially Activision.

  • 2 Arthur VNo Gravatar // Oct 27, 2013 at 11:53 am

    @Xbox and PS headsets

    Personally I don’t see this as a problem. As long as they provide a pack-in headset so that I can discuss my numerous relationships with my oponents mothers on Battlefield I will be fine. I can see how it is a problem for rich folk who blasted loads of cash on some shelled reptilian headset. But I am indifferent to the opinions if others. I fully support Democracy and believe that the opinions of few should be overlooked and they should all be quietly shot.

    @Oh can you hear what the Rockstar is cooking?

    As long as it’s not ONI 2 I will be glad to play anything Rockstar makes. To me they proved their development ability time and time again. I am curious what it will be. I am guessing it’s Bully 2 but it could be Red Dead as well. Redemption was voted as the best game of last decade so I would expect Rockstar to indulge us with as sequel.


    Across my gaming life I played quite a few adventure games. But I don’t remember most of them. Broken Sword 3 was good. Recently I played Anna but had to quit because of lighting issues on my laptop. But my highlight was Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. I know that the prequel was better (never played it) but I quite enjoyed it. Another highlight was Beavis and Buthead game on Mega Drive. It was funny because the Beavis and Buthead IP was aimed at retarded adolescent teens but the game itself was hard as nails. It had puzzles so difficult that you would need a degree in critucal thinking to get to the end.

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