Game Buoy Podcast Episode 2 – Kickstarter

Captain Spike and his first mate, Slagkick, are back with another episode of Game Buoy – the show about gaming news you haven’t heard, but probably should.

FOLLOWING UP

Mass Effect 3 Extended Cut was announced shortly after the first episode of Game Buoy was published. Revisiting the main topic from Episode 1, Captain Spike and Slagkick share their reactions, thoughts, and hopes.

OMG NEWS

Development is back on track for Dragon’s Crown, Vanillaware’s newest 2D spritework masterpiece. The Vita and (presumably still) PS3 title is now bearing a 2013 target release date, thanks to the intervention of Atlus, and will no longer be a budget priced title.

EA announces multiplatform interactivity initiative for all its franchises, similar to what we saw with Mass Effect 3. Captain Spike wonders why more gaming outlets have not picked up on what could be, by far, the biggest news of the moment in the industry.

DISCUSSION TOPIC

Captain Spike and Slagkick discuss an article from The PA Report entitled The ugly side of Kickstarter: the risks in backing game dev campaigns are greater than you think. The Podcast Pirates discuss the valid points of the article as well as its nature as a sensationalist piece of gaming journalism, sharing their personal experiences with Kickstarter as well as its potential impact on the gaming industry (particularly for niche titles).

LOLTAKU OF THE WEEK

Slagkick and Captain Spike have decided to slightly rename and refocus this segment so that it doesn’t always pick on Kotaku, but rather poor gaming journalism at large. Unfortunately, Kotaku was so bad this week that they picked two Loltakus.

First, the Podcast Pirates call out Stephen Totilo for using his article, In Defense of the Infinite Combo, Which Only Ruins Street Fighter Matches Sometimes, to complain about the price of the game and how he totally misses the point.

Then, Japan’s Crappiest Looking Game is Addicted to Delays is brought up because of Brian Ashcraft’s addiction to posting the same news story three times and using fecal terms to refer to Daisenryaku Perfect‘s antiquated graphics instead of making a legitimate critique.

FAREWELLS AND SHOUT-OUTS

Captain Spike and Slagkick invite you to e-mail them and join in the discussion on Facebook and Twitter, and once again give shout-outs to Orange Lounge Radio and Fabulous Flames.

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