Episode Fifteen

OTF15

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

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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

OTF13

  • 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

Episode Twelve

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  • Windows 8 Failed to Boost PC Market Linky
  • PC Market seeing a sharp decline in 2013 Linky Funny Linky
  • Apple’s re-org suggest unification of iOS and OS X Linky
  • Epic Games seeing an exodus of employees Linky, more than just Cliffy B Linky
  • Ubisoft’s former creative director of Assassin’s Creed left in 2010, then joined THQ Montreal, which was later acquired by Ubisoft, at which time they fired him. Linky
  • BioShock Infinite ‘over the top’ violent? Linky
  • Gearbox ripped off the art style of Borderlands? Linky Proof: Linky
  • Farcry 3 Blood Dragon DLC is 1980′s Action Sci-Fi Cartoon Come to Life! Linky
  • MegaUpload tries to combat US government corruption (from Hollywood), will that get anywhere? Linky
  • Lucasarts folds; Star Wars license handed over to EA, who announces no major SW releases in 2014. Linky
  • J’nathus’s random topic

 

Episode Eleven

  • iPad Mini – Too Mini, or just Mini enough for the 7″ crowd?
  • Windows 8 is out… What ELSE has ‘Surfaced’???
  • Steven Sinovsky leaves Microsoft
  • The Wii-U came out this ‘Wii-kend’
  • Hostess is out of business… anybody missing the twinkies?
  • J’nathus’ random topic

Artwork based on a photo by Joe Hagan