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Episode 94 – Questionable Performance

Why Mr Box?

720p, 900p, 30fps… Why is new gen so last gen? James gets his MMO on with Final Fantasy XIV, Paul gets his Action on with Strider and Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 while Ben actually gets some F2P on with Loadout. Also included is The Order 1886, Thief, the end of Irrational Games, lots of news and some solid crowdfunding.

Crowd Funding Picks
Ben: Heart&Slash
James: Super Chibi Knight
Paul: Demolition lander

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The Bizarre and Brilliant Video Game World of Goichi Suda

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When people discuss Japanese video game designer and director Goichi Suda, the subject of film directors who could be considered auteurs often arises in connection, with Suda being compared to David Lynch (Blue Velvet) and Alfred Hitchcock (Psycho), amongst others – inventive and creative directors unafraid to take risks, and whose bodies of work exhibit signature characteristics and elements which clearly identify a particular director’s work as his own. This despite the fact that filmmaking is a traditionally – and almost fundamentally – collaborative effort, as is the case with video games, to a certain extent.

It’s not just the medium of film that’s often brought up but music as well. Suda is a huge and lifelong fan of music, and he and development studio Grasshopper Manufacture, of which he is CEO, proudly proclaim their own “punk attitude” when it comes to video game creation, the company slogan being “Punk’s Not Dead.”

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Episode 37 – The Speculation Nation

What will be discussed?

What will Sony and Microsoft be doing this coming generation?  Well we’ve got hearsay you could want on the topic. Also some exciting and controversial kickstarters along with all the regular high quality rubbish you’ve come to expect from the team.

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