Jared is out this week, and we decided to invite our new staff writer Becky Campbell onto the podcast to join the discussion. You’ll see her articles popping up on the site soon, but in the meantime she has a lot to say about Minecraft violence and a new game called Ori and the Blind Forest.
Nintendo just announced plans to bring their IPs to smartphones, so the team combs through the press conference to figure out what this news actually means. Later on we take a dive into a Gamestop dumpster, then talk to Becky about her initial impressions of Sid Meier’s Starships.
Episode 9: Cut The Disc
Here are the relevant links from today’s podcast:
- Xbox One Sales are picking up: http://m.ign.com/articles/2015/03/12/xbox-one-hardware-sales-see-84-percent-increase-month-over-month-in-february-2015
- Nintendo announces partnership with DeNA: http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/03/nintendo-partners-with-dena-to-develop-mobile-phone-games/
- Turkey may ban Minecraft: http://www.ign.com/articles/2015/03/10/is-turkey-about-to-ban-minecraft – and this isn’t the first time Minecraft has been called “violent”: http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/128298-Boy-Brings-Gun-To-School-Father-Blames-Minecraft
- GameStop dumpster diving douchebag: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/gamestop-responds-to-dumpster-video/1100-6425933/ and the direct link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeXoOPcYHqo
- Sid Meier’s Starships on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/282210/
- Ori and the Blind Forest on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/261570/
Jared will be back next Thursday as we present a special “story time” edition of the GMD Podcast…