Fresh off the reveal of the reveal of the ambitious iOS game Republique which will be the debut title for his newly formed Camoflaj studio, Ryan Payton joins Garnett and the two Jeffs this week. They discuss the mix of stealth, exploration, and some voyeurism going into the design and the aspirations for it in advance of a Kickstarter campaign that begins Monday. With the Mass Effect "Extended Cut" announced the subject of bringing big games to a conclusion also comes up. There are new games to talk about as well with Jeff sharing some impressions from four and a half hours of playing Borderlands 2, Garnett giving a quick take on Ridge Racer Unbounded (don't think you know how that goes), and, yes, Yakuza 4 talk. All that and Finishing Moves tops things off.
Weekend Confirmed Ep. 107: 04/06/2012
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Garnett Lee posted a new article, Weekend Confirmed 107 - Borderlands 2, Republique, Ridge Racer Unbounded.
The Weekend Confirmed crew returns with Ryan Payton from Camoflaj studio who teases his upcoming Kickstarter campaign for the iOS stealth game Republique. Garnett, Jeff, and Jeff also discuss Borderlands 2, Ridge Racer Unbounded, and Yakuza 4.
It amazes me how many people are completely incapable of holding a handheld system WITH TWO HANDS!
I finished the game earlier today, never touched the stand even once. I have no idea where the difficulties people are having come from.
Some of us were having an interesting discussion about the possible/probable/improbable digital future of the industry. While some people are rooting for things to go all digital, I'm afraid that the current state of digital sales on the consoles show us that digital will be used to fleece gamers, rather than pass any of the savings of removing the expense of producing a physical good. I think the lower reach of audience and push back from retail would be blamed at first, but once the prices are set, I don't see companies taking a hit just to be magnanimous.
This might all be moot, however, since I dont ever see Nintendo going all-in on digital sales. I also don't think Sony or Microsoft would hand a large market completely over to Nintendo just to eliminate used sales.
So, what do you think will happen in the 'digital' future?