Gaming • Entertainment • Technology
* Netflix for FREE on XBoxes? Linky
* XBox One is NOW $400 (by dropping Kinect) to compete with PS4 Linky
* PS Now Closed Beta Link
* Steam Home Streaming
* PC Gaming is more profitable than Consoles (duh!) Linky
* Pre-E3 News
Photo by JD Hancock
* Cliffy B leaves Epic? Linky Irrational Games shuts down as Ken Levine leaves? Linky John Carmack leaves ID? Linky Where are we going to get our AAA titles now?
* PC gaming in the Living room in late 2014? Anyone ready / willing / wanting this? Linky Maybe use the nVidia Shield Linky
* Martin O’Donnell fired from Bungie Linky
* 2014 Gaming forecast, any winners you want to talk about?
* Borderlands 3, a sequel prequel. Link
* Captain America 2, perhaps recent movies in general. Captain America 3 to release the same day as Batman vs. Superman.
* Evolve, from Turtle Rock (L4D developer) Site Link
* What are you playing lately?
In our first podcast of 2014, we discuss:
* Steam active user base exceeds Xbox Live
* Sony launches bricks at user base and the state of the Wii U as it turns 2.
* EA launches BF4 in what can charitably be called an ‘Alpha state’
* The past Console generation that was called ‘next gen,’ the games it spawned in console-land and PC, our thoughts on it, retrospective.
* 2013 in gaming and tech retrospective, what mattered to us and why
* Valve Steam Machines announced at CES
* AGDQ & the world of speedrunning
* What we’re playing
Art based on a photo by Piero Sierra
The OTF staff fires up its warp engines and discusses:
* Apple news
* Batman Arkham City goes GFWL-less – GOTY free on Steam; GFWL shutting down
* Steam Universe/Machines/OS
* Fall / next-gen titles people are looking forward to and why?
* What we’re playing lately
* Post E3 / next gen impressions, hopes, dreams, etc.
* Valve’s Pipeline to teach HS students how to get into the video game industry
* Steam Summer Sale
* Windows 8 Failed to Boost PC Market Linky
* PC Market seeing a sharp decline in 2013 Linky Funny Linky
* Apple’s re-org suggest unification of iOS and OS X Linky
* Epic Games seeing an exodus of employees Linky, more than just Cliffy B Linky
* Ubisoft’s former creative director of Assassin’s Creed left in 2010, then joined THQ Montreal, which was later acquired by Ubisoft, at which time they fired him. Linky
* BioShock Infinite ‘over the top’ violent? Linky
* Gearbox ripped off the art style of Borderlands? Linky Proof: Linky
* Farcry 3 Blood Dragon DLC is 1980’s Action Sci-Fi Cartoon Come to Life! Linky
* MegaUpload tries to combat US government corruption (from Hollywood), will that get anywhere? Linky
* Lucasarts folds; Star Wars license handed over to EA, who announces no major SW releases in 2014. Linky
* J’nathus’s random topic