Round 14 - Pre-Pre-Pre-Alpha

Date aired: 

22 Aug 2014

Show Length: 


Around the World:  00:13:56

  • Harassment toward game industry professionals, independent developers outside the perceived 'normal demographic' in particular, is awful and increasing
  • Ninja Theory to release content of game that failed to secure a publisher
  • Ubisoft to stop making M-rated games for the Wii U, blames low sales
  • Minecraft may happen, officially, some time (rumor)
  • FEZ developer Polytron hacked (Twitter account and company site), internal documentation and personal information released; Phil Fish selling FEZ IP and Polytron company
  • World of Warcraft active subscribership down to 6.8M from 12M peak; Blizzard no longer sees future growth
  • PS4 glitch when pre-ordering then canceling game causes account issues; locked out of Netflix, PSN, other online features
  • Those with Xbox Live Gold membership could get Max: The Curse of Brotherhood free (accidentally) if they have XBL beta firmware; supposedly fixed now
  • Witcher Arena beta now open

Bonus Level 1:  00:36:36

Personal Gaming:  00:49:14

  • Nuclear Throne (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory)
  • Pathfinder (tabletop RPG)
  • Final Fantasy V (SNES)
  • Final Fantasy VII (PSX)
  • Puzzle and Dragons (mobile)
  • Nethack (...everything?)

Bonus Level 2:  01:05:08

Ad-hoc Design: 01:17:36

  • Abstract turn-based path-finding roguelike
  • Collection of developer-introspective games a-la Depression Quest
  • Third-person ambulance driver simulator

Full date: 

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:00:00 CDT