This week on the Short-Takes, Valve finally announces a drop date for the Steam Machines, NVIDIA tries for console gaming with the Shield, Microsoft makes its biggest gamble yet, and Max drools over the new FFXIV expansion.
This week on the Short-Takes, a new Rock Band appears to be in the works for the current-gen consoles, the PS4 will wallop the Xbox One by 23 million units over the next few years, the PS TV is just being given away with PS4 purchases, and FFXV is only 60% done, to the chagrin of Max.
This week on the Short-Takes, we bid farewell to the venerable gaming blog Joystiq, welcome eSports as an Olympic sport, and shine a light on poor Xbox and Wii U sales.
Microsoft is the star of the show on this week's Short-Takes with its Hololens and major announcements on Xbox integration in Windows 10, but that still leaves room for DayZ sales and Elder Scrolls Online going free-to-play.
The Short-Takes are back for the first time in the New Year with discussion of legacy PS1 and PS2 games coming to Playstation Now, Intel's attempt to reverse course on Gamergate, and the curious case of an Amiibo scalper.
We put the "short" back in the Short-Takes this week with a complete redesign! This week, the team tackles 343's generous apology for the Master Chief Collection's problems, Telltale's take on Minecraft, GTA finally getting online heists, and Nintendo's next console in the works.