The Lobby - Street Fighter 5, Fallout 4 Expansions, Zelda 30th Anniversary!

The Lobby is LIVE 2PM Pacific where we talk about the highs & blows of Street Fighter 5, Fallout 4's expansion packs, three decades of Zelda games and the return of The Divison's beta.

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Mcclamp

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RetributionKing

Definitely noticing the lighting improvement from previous episode, kudos on that. Still dunno about that table

Wasn't there a plan for a Friday show where it's more gaming/gameplay oriented? Or am I not remembering that correctly...

I got my Fallout season pass last year before anything was even announced, the fact they're not only adding extras but not charging more for owners like myself is a real standout to me. And they did mention more free updates, but whether that means content or not is up to debate. Whether or not a mod could take the place of DLC is a nonstarter for me. Going back to Skyrim as an example, even with mods, the DLC itself added a lot more and mods (generally) were just building on what was there.

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Vinnyhandsome

Man, I could listen to you guys talk about literally anything for hours. The new set looks great and sounds even better. I slightly miss the trailers during set changes and the couch for when you have more than a few guests come on the show. I mainly just miss Chris Watters' face but what can you do..

Microsoft releasing Gears of War on PC but not on Steam makes perfect sense to me at a business perspective but is also the only reason I'm not going to purchase it. I've purchased games that I've played on a different platform on Steam to relive the experience but also add the game to my "collection" which is almost entirely on Steam. The few games that I do own on my PC that are not on Steam, I find myself forgetting I even own because it is as if the box is in another room.

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Phelaidar

Hey guys, just some personal observations about "The Lobby".

Missing the talk-show vibe "The Lobby" had.

The content is still there, but the format change made it less interesting to watch, in the end I just listen.

Even though the content is the same, the "couch" format made me want to watch the show and see you guys talking about stuff. Now, I usually just listen and surf the web at the same time, because watching is less interesting, a small table and giant mics blocking your faces.

Just another suggestion, I miss the trailers when discussion changes... It was nice to see trailers of games I might have missed, but also made the show cleaner, by hiding people getting in and out of the set.

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PearsonPark

@dannyodwyer: Wow, I wish I'd phrased that less obnoxiously. Thanks, Danny for the reply. Creating a podcast and video content at the same time must be tricky.

I do miss the old format, however. The Lobby felt like the only "real" video game talk show - genuine but still professional. I think the way it looked helped create that feeling.

The show's content hasn't changed of course, but sometimes it can seem more like a documentary about a podcast than a show intended for video. Perhaps it will grow on me.

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PearsonPark

@dannyodwyer: Wow, I wish I'd phrased that less obnoxiously. Thanks, Danny for the reply. Creating a podcast and video content at the same time must be tricky.

I do miss the old format, however. The Lobby felt like the only "real" video game talk show - genuine but still professional. I think the way it looked helped create that feeling.

The show's content hasn't changed of course, but sometimes it can seem more like a documentary about a podcast than a show intended for video. Perhaps it will grow on me.

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PearsonPark

@dannyodwyer: Wow, I wish I'd phrased that less obnoxiously. Thanks, Danny for the reply. Creating a podcast and video content at the same time must be tricky.

I do miss the old format, however. The Lobby felt like the only "real" video game talk show - genuine but still professional. I think the way it looked helped create that feeling.

The show's content hasn't changed of course, but sometimes it can seem more like a documentary about a podcast than a show intended for video. Perhaps it will grow on me.

[I tried to post this as a reply but kept getting an error message]

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PearsonPark

The microphones need to go. It's like they're having a normal conversation around a table, except that each person has a robo-phallus pointed at their mouth the whole time.

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dannyodwyer

@pearsonpark: We use the mics so that podcast version doesn't sound like hell (as it would it we went with lav mics). We do need to get better at volume discipline though. Poor Justin's mic wasn't set right at the top of this show so apologies for that!

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Hondje89

Is this the new location they're going to present The Lobby? Or are they still busy finishing up the room? Cause this looks very 'cheap' compared to the first set.

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dannyodwyer

@Hondje89: That's the new set! Yea it's not as wide or deep as the old one, but we've tried to do our best with what was built.

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Gamer_4_Fun

I'll grab the Fallout 4 season pass when its down to 15$ on a sale. No way I am gonna cough up for a game when the core game disappointed so much. Dark Souls 3 however...

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jedikv

I appreciate the adjusted positioning of the podcast, good to see everyone much clearer. Keep up the good work guys!

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simonbowden

You have ruined the lobby....... looks like any IGN podcast now. Dick move, dick move.

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dannyodwyer

@simonbowden: What about it don't you like exactly? Lack of couch? Microphones?

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simonbowden

@dannyodwyer: Sorry for being so nondescript, massively miss the couch :( it gave that homely feel and was kinda unique. It just feels a bit sterile now, before you had this vibrant room with all this cool stuff that would forever catch your eye. Whilst other sites were just people round a table with mics, Gamespot was different, now it feels like its gone from a show to a podcast. Content A1 as per normal.

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CleeverGreen

Joy Division shirt! Sick!

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nyran125tk

If I spent 70 hours on a game, I would not be bothered playing again with just a bit of DLC or a single expansion pack, I might aswell wait for the ultimate complete all DLC and Expansion included edition in 6 months or a year or something. I'm not playing any of Fallout 4 until the ultimate edition comes out. Same with The Witcher 3.

Street fighter 5 seems pretty barebones. No single player = hmmmm. Even on Sega Genesis in the early 90's ,there was an arcade mode. Graphically it's not that much of a step up from Street Fighter 4 for me, to warrant the purchase. Street Fighter 4 Ultra has heaps of content for single player.

As far as Xbox and PC unifying. I only play games on PC, so it would be a huge advantage to me. I could actually play all the Halo games and Gears Of War games and The Last Of Us and Red Dead Redemption etc on my gaming platform of choice.

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bbq_R0ADK1LL

I think IPs like Mario & Zelda rely solely on nostalgia. As a kid, I had a PC with a few games, mostly Shareware but didn't play much on console. In fact systems like the NES or SNES were never big in New Zealand so most people here don't have that history. These days I look at tired old properties like Mario that just keep churning out the same thing & I just don't get it.

I have great memories of old games like Commander Keen, Crystal Caves, Duke Nukem (back when it was 2D) & even God of Thunder but there's no way I'd buy up those games if they kept making them for 30 years like some Nintendo fans do. I've played Mario Kart, it's not that great.

I get nostalgia, old Fallout games are great. But the latest one seems like it doesn't have many of the things that made the first two games great so I'm in no rush to play it. Maybe when some more mods are out. What is it about these old Nintendo games? Do they still have the things that made you fall in love with games all those years ago or have they just brainwashed you somehow?

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hystavito

@bbq_R0ADK1LL: I don't know if I wanna say solely nostalgia but yeah it's a huge factor. So many games (or genres) get hammered for doing the same things over and over and I have to admit I am with those people that say Nintendo often gets a "pass" on stuff like that.

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jedikv

This sounds like it's is essentially a $60 early-access demo with the features to be added on later. Also the fight bucks stuff doesn't sound like it's going to be a fair payout and you'll have to grind you way to unlock content....or of course short-cut it with some real money. All of which is a shame because underneath all the s**t-show, looks like there is a great game mechanically underneath.

As an aside 'buy now get your content later' culture is kind of tiring from a consumer standpoint.

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cjimrun

I feel like Street Fighter is almost impossible to review in it's current form as Capcom haven't been shy about how unfinished it is. IGN gave it an 8 but I can only see that making sense as a middle of the road response just to get the review out there. In it's current form I think it's a 7 at best, but fully expect it to be a 9 when it's actually fleshed-out. As a big fan of the series I have no regrets about the money I've spent, but I do feel sorry for any potential new players who pay full price out of interest cuz what they're getting is a really poor introduction. Sad cuz Capcom touted this as an ideal jumping on point and that clearly isn't the direction they went at all.