GameSpot GamePlay Podcast Episode #67
Kevin VanOrd and the GameSpot crew are joined by Edmund McMillen from Team Meat to talk about all things in the gaming industry this week.
Gamespot Gameplay Podcast Episode #67 - "Meat N' Greet"
It's bring your dog to work day. Tom conforms. Danny brings his own loyal companion: his only shirt. Edmund McMillen gets a little catty. Justin Haywald wears a green sweater and disparages Oakland. Kevin's left hand does its best supervillain impression. Yahweh comes across as a real asshole. Benito pushes buttons and stuff. gg, Benito. gg.
I'm all about developers having their creative freedom but if it wasn't for the "mob" we would now be living in a world where always online and no used games would be acceptable.And that's a dark world.
"Facebook does not yet have a business model for Oculus, but revenues won’t center around selling Oculus Rift headsets. Zuckerberg said he could envision people visiting virtual worlds where they can buy goods and are served advertisements."
How is that okay ? How is that anything like what oculus rift backers were promised ?
it`s like a known person saying: 'why all those people following me?. I want to do whatever I want, don`t judge me'. should`t he\she do what they want in private then?.
is it acceptable in general to depict people in a wrong way. or make fun of people`s faith or believes just because you don`t share or have them?.
is it ok for someone
to have the freedom to make fun of people`s faiths just because he\she
thinks they find it "funny'?. and then thinks there is something wrong
with people if they don`t share his\her sense of humor about their
makes no sense to create public
games for the people and then call them 'mob' and you don`t care what
they say. or am I wrong here?.
I liked the guests discussion about people on the internet. It's so true. Obviously some of the stuff was more geared towards people in the business, but it's still true for everyone on the internet. The Bible talk after was kind of funny too. I think it's funny, though cool that Kevin gets all that set up for the quizzes.
I like both dogs and cats, though I'd rather get a dog if I ever get one since I believe more dogs are more sociable than cats. Cats like to do their own thing. If I ever did get a cat though, I'd name it either Jonesy or... Spot. Jonesy because of Alien, Spot because of Data's cat in Star Trek.
Best episode in weeks and the first time I've watched it live coincidentally. Edmund is a great guest, I love his brutal honesty that is so unusual in media in general. It made me ponder about how great artists have this tendency to be egomaniacs, but it might simply be a necessary trait to be successful and content. He sounds like he's just a nice dude with great talent that is not well armed for the level of fame he got =)
I wouldn't really know what it's like but I guess no matter how much you're willing to be in touch with your community, I agree with the view that there's probably more disadvantages in listening to a lot of feedback in any artistic endeavour. As mentioned in the podcast big companies have a tendency to do that now, but I also I think Kickstarter made this kind of things more sensible, and while Oculus was more in the big companies realm to start with, I pity the developpers that actually just try to be in touch with their communities like Double Fine (who already got backlash over Broken Age) or smaller developpers like Red Thread Games (if they happen to get some). Strong vision is not compatible with strong "hearing".
Goodness, it feels like the weeks go by super fast. It felt like it was only two days ago that the last GameSpot GamePlay went up.
@kitmeep The majority of our reviews are freelanced. Danny and Synthia both played it, we did video content, and I even put together a video review, which meant additional resources being used so that we could write a script and record video, precisely because the review WAS freelanced, and I felt it deserved the extra nudge.
Nevertheless, we're people. All people cannot play all games. That doesn't mean we ignored Don't Starve. It means that if we gave every game the attention people wanted us to give them, we'd be thousands of people working nonstop. I have access to information that tells me how interested GameSpot users are in certain games in uncertain terms, and we have to make decision as to how to use our time. Don't Starve is really neat, but there comes a point where I can't justify telling people to use their time providing Don't Starve coverage, when that coverage will have relatively few eyeballs on it. I am not sure what more you would have expected, but two reviews, a video review, an entire episode of Random Encounter, an episode of Indie Hour, an inclusion in an episode of The Gist about five awesome games of 2013 that people didn't play, and an inclusion in Danny's personal top 10 games list sounds like pretty good coverage to me.
@Kevin-V "The majority of our reviews are freelanced." This is why you guys stopped doing the GameSpot/Giant Bomb live show thing... That was cool.