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Band of Gamers Podcast

Episode 29, January 4th, 2016

In this episode of the “Band of Gamers” podcast DBQhams, Zeuxidamas, and Greylock3491 review the PlayStation and PC’s year including our thoughts on the biggest news stories, as well as what the best and worst games of 2016 were.

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PlayStation 4

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Biggest / Best News

DBQhams – PS VR; price cuts match X1; still selling 2:1 over X1

Zeux – Sales Numbers

Greylock3491 – Sony locks up more exclusive DLC, lack of fall line-up, awesome Playstation Holiday Bundles at $299

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Best / Worst Games

DBQhams – Destiny: TTK; Rocket League / UC Collection

Zeux – Just Cause 3; but the 2014 games have longer legs and so I’m still playing those

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Reflections/Opinions etc

DBQhams – 1080p makes a difference; few exclusive games to play

Zeux – Sony’s titles, exclusives included, seem to have longer shelf-life for me than some of the XB1 games (although I still play Forza ravenously). I think this generation is settling into one where the PS4 is my 3rd party platform, where if a game releases on both, I tend to buy it on PS4, but tend to buy XB1 exclusives more. In gen 6 and 7 it was the other way around for me

Greylock3491 – PS4 easy to develop for, seems to have more power than xbox one 1080p vs xbo 900p, No Man’s Sky was a coup – Why are Sony’s sales so strong with inferior game line-up and questionable controller? Pent up demand from PS3 issues, XBOX 360 owners not upgrading, or am I just out of touch/Does 1080p vs 900p matter?

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PC

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Biggest / Best News

DBQhams – VR for public consumption, Blizzard shuts down Titan, Overwatch lives

Zeux – Steam OS release and Steam Boxes launch
Greylock3491 – Steam/GOG/Origin sales! Steam Machine / OS flop? Windows 10 rocks (esp. with XBO integration)

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Best / Worst Games

DBQhams – Heroes of the Storm, FMV Indies like Her Story & Cieble

Zeux – DiRT Rally, Rebel Galaxy, Frozen Cortex [The Witcher 3, Pillars of Eternity, Homeworld Remastered Collection]

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Reflections/Opinions etc

DBQhams – Streaming, twitchTV; broken ports

Zeux – I’ve played so much on PC and that was not the plan, Streaming and Capturing – went huge and that was not the plan, still have so many 2015 games that are great that I have not gotten around to (those three in brackets above), peripherals – gaming on pc is personal – joysticks, wheel & pedals, mice, keyboards, gamepads, pc gaming is so cheap (capable gaming laptops for less than the price to build one – see Grey’s below) – Alienware Alpha where the HDD and RAM can be upgraded later, other hardware options abound (including SFF)

Greylock3491 – Building a new Gaming PC is a $1000 endeavor.

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– The Band of Gamers crew