Episode Seventeen


  • Netflix for FREE on XBoxes? Linky
  • XBox One is NOW $400 (by dropping Kinect) to compete with PS4 Linky
  • PS Now Closed Beta Link
  • Steam Home Streaming
  • PC Gaming is more profitable than Consoles (duh!) Linky
  • Pre-E3 News

Photo by JD Hancock

Episode Sixteen


  • Cliffy B leaves Epic? Linky Irrational Games shuts down as Ken Levine leaves? Linky John Carmack leaves ID? Linky Where are we going to get our AAA titles now?
  • PC gaming in the Living room in late 2014? Anyone ready / willing / wanting this? Linky Maybe use the nVidia Shield Linky
  • Martin O’Donnell fired from Bungie Linky
  • 2014 Gaming forecast, any winners you want to talk about?
  • Borderlands 3, a sequel prequel. Link
  • Captain America 2, perhaps recent movies in general. Captain America 3 to release the same day as Batman vs. Superman.
  • Evolve, from Turtle Rock (L4D developer) Site Link
  • What are you playing lately?


Episode Fifteen


In our first podcast of 2014, we discuss:

  • Steam active user base exceeds Xbox Live
  • Sony launches bricks at user base and the state of the Wii U as it turns 2.
  • EA launches BF4 in what can charitably be called an ‘Alpha state’
  • The past Console generation that was called ‘next gen,’ the games it spawned in console-land and PC, our thoughts on it, retrospective.
  • 2013 in gaming and tech retrospective, what mattered to us and why
  • Valve Steam Machines announced at CES
  • AGDQ & the world of speedrunning
  • What we’re playing

Art based on a photo by Piero Sierra


Episode Fourteen


The OTF staff fires up its warp engines and discusses:

  • Apple news
  • Batman Arkham City goes GFWL-less – GOTY free on Steam; GFWL shutting down
  • Steam Universe/Machines/OS
  • Fall / next-gen titles people are looking forward to and why?
  • What we’re playing lately

Episode Thirteen


  • Post E3 / next gen impressions, hopes, dreams, etc.
  • Valve’s Pipeline to teach HS students how to get into the video game industry
  • Steam Summer Sale