While regular host Steve Watts is still discovering the joys of fatherhood, substitute host Ozzie Mejia has flown back from this year's Game Developers Conference in time for another week of gaming discussion with Steven Wong, Daniel Perez, and Josh Hawkins. This week, the panel breaks down the pivotal announcements to emerge this week from GDC and PAX East in this week's opening before diving into the topics of the week from the Shacknews Chatty community. This week, the topics go from virtual reality, to Cities: Skylines (along with some discussion about this week's closure of Maxis Emeryville), to video game movies that should have been amazing, but were definitely not.
Thanks as always to those who provided our topic suggestions this week: ColoradoCNC, winterface, and Korban. If you want see your name in lights, keep an eye on Chatty to suggest topics! And, special thanks to Chatty user dael for contributing music to the show, and to Bryan "Doctor Games" Carr for production assistance.
Off-Topic: Veering more "on-topic" by recapping the big announcements from GDC and PAX East, including the Nvidia Shield, Source 2, Rock Band 4, and Hearthstone: Blackrock Mountain.
Segment 1: Do you think the multiple VR headsets are going to cause problems for gamers in the way that various video card manufacturer standards did in the 90s?
Segment 2: Talk about Cities: Skylines!
Segment 3: Video Game Movies That Should Have Been Amazing But Failed Miserably
Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Chattycast 036: Nuclear Guitar Option
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