Episode 2: The One About FAIL

Overall topics this week are lots of FAIL in the news, and the transition from last to current gen consoles. (Recorded on July 12th, 2015)

Panel:
- Alex Reis: twitter.com/alexmreis
- Eric Hartin: twitter.com/fraeon
- Jim Myhrberg: twitter.com/jimeh

Topics:

- Episode 1 Corrections
- What we’ve been playing

News:
- Final Fantasy XIV for Mac recalled due to performance issues.
- Batman: Arkham Knight for PC recalled due to performance issues.
- Destiny: The Taken King exclusive content fiasco.

From last to current gen consoles:
- No mention of last gen games at E3 2015.
- Larger, more detailed and more alive open worlds.
- Improved AI, and new systems like Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis System.
- 900 vs 1080p, 30 vs 60 FPS.
- Games best showcasing the new technology of current gen consoles.
- What are current gen games doing that was not possible on last gen?
- Realistic vs cartoon-ish 3D art styles.
- Social features of current gen consoles.
- Consoles vs PCs?
- Will last gen consoles hold any retro and/or collectors value in the future?
- The evils of digital-only releases which are no longer available for purchase.


Links:
- Driveclub vs Project Cars on PS4: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZggnfolreA&t=2m33s
- Jim's Witcher 3 Playthough playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzK3IINzkz2Zu6Zx20OwHjETc2uCamy2n


P.S. Our original recording for this episode was just under 2 hours long. So in an effort spare our listeners from extended brain damage, a lot of rambling (mostly by Jim) was cut short, or cut out completely to get a more concise and on-topic episode. And in the spirit of embracing FAIL, we've left remarks about recording length that don't make sense as a lot of rambling was cut out.


Music Attribution:
- Milkshake by Aaron Spencer (machinimasound.com/music/milkshake/), Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
- Neuro Rhythm by Aaron Spencer (machinimasound.com/music/neuro-rhythm/), Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
- Shadows of the Mind by Per Kiilstofte (machinimasound.com/music/shadows-of-the-mind/), Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
- Ephemeral Reign by Per Kiilstofte (machinimasound.com/music/ephemeral-reign/), Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
- Gold Coast by Jens Kiilstofte (machinimasound.com/music/gold-coast/), Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
- Electroids by Jens Kiilstofte (machinimasound.com/music/electroids/), Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)