Ep. 3: The Few, the Proud, the Marginalized

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Theme: Archangel & Stand Strong, Stand Together


Revelations: Assassin’s Creed III

  • Will we see any more spin-offs from this setting?
  • Is this title being rushed to meet the in-game deadline?
  • How do you feel about this paradigm shift from cities to forest?
  • Would you be lost if you went straight from AC2 gameplay to AC3?
  • Is there going to be more Desmond and present day story in this one?
  • Would you get rid of Den Defense, Mediterranean Defense, or block stacking?
  • Could Ubisoft pull off episodic AC content?

Hardcore Gamers: The Few, the Proud, the Marginalized?

  • Is time against us in hardcore v. casual gaming?
  • Will the companies cater to the lowest common denominator in our economically troubled times and simply aim to make a cheap box, rather than a powerful console for us?
  • Do we still need traditional gaming conferences, or can Twitter and blog releases cover adequately?
  • Will developers, publishers, and OEMs mark this next-gen transition with a huge paradigm shift?
  • Do you agree or disagree with Simon’s argument?

Better with Kinect?

Rumor: Kinect-Controlled Web-Browsing Coming to the Xbox 360 with Internet Explorer

Is Xbox Still Gaming To The Core?

  • Has the Kinect been a big part of the shift away from hardcore gaming, or a small reason?
  • Were promises kept with all the functionality promised to us?
  • Is the hardcore tie-in “Better with Kinect” initiative actually compelling enough to make you get one?
  • How does it fit in to MSFT’s whole home entertainment push, and how will newer versions help that along?
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