Author: Dan Hartnack

Dan Hartnack is an old school gamer since the early 90s. He has been writing and doing reviews as a games journalist for three years.

Content Crash #7: Evo 2017 and Everything Esports

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack. As always, I’m joined by Keno Eastmond.

We’ve got some cool stuff to talk about today. We’re going to focus on everything esports. And what better time to discuss esports than in the aftermath of Evo 2017.

Fight!


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Content Crash #6: Net Neutrality and Video Games

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I am your host, Dan Hartnack, and joining me as always is my co-host Keno Eastmond.

Today’s topic… though I admit we’re a bit late on the whole issue at hand… is Net Neutrality. It’s an issue that’s really big, and it’s been making a big dent in the news cycle recently. A lot of websites recently held Net Neutrality “protests” and put up banners explaining the issue, but I want to focus on how Net Neutrality affects gamers like us…


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Content Crash #5: Violence In Games

Welcome everyone, once again, to the Content Crash podcast. My name’s Dan Hartnack, and I’m joined, as always, by my co-host Keno Eastmond.

I think I have a pretty hard-hitting topic today. It’s something I’m very passionate about. I’ve written about it in the past multiple times, and it’s violence in video games and how it affects kids or young adults.

Like I said, I’m super-passionate about this. It’s something that really hits me whenever I hear about the media going after video games, or when tragedies happen they always point to this and that about video games. It also comes up with how people are raising their children, and what these developers are “getting away with,” if you will.

So let’s talk about it.


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Content Crash #4: Indie Studios Versus AAA Games

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack, and as always, joining me is Keno Eastmond.

Today, I’d like to talk about indie studios versus AAA studios. What do indie studios bring to gaming that’s different from AAA? What defines the AAA space? And what indie studios are doing to push the industry to new levels?

Let’s go!


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Content Crash #3: Will New Games Always Cost $60?

Welcome everyone to the Content Crash podcast. I’m your host, Dan Hartnack, and with as always, Keno Eastmond.

Today’s topic… we’d like to talk about the pricing of games. The standard has forever been that a brand new AAA release comes out and it is $60. That happened way back in the 90s with Nintendo and the Super NES. And all the way to today, that number has not changed, for the most part.

But why is that? And will it ever change?


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Content Crash #2: The E3 2017 Recap

Welcome to the second episode of the Content Crash podcast. I am your host, Dan Hartnack, and I am here this time with my friend, Keno Eastmond.

We just had a huge week wrapping up, [Thursday] was the last day of E3 2017 and there was a lot to get to. We had the conferences starting all the way back on Saturday with EA, and then Microsoft Sunday, Bethesda Sunday, and then a whole bunch on Monday including Sony, the PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, and wrap it all up with Nintendo on Tuesday. And then, you know, little things in-between.

I think it was a pretty packed show for the most part. There was a lot of things I liked. But anyway, we’re just going to get into it, and go down the line to discuss what we saw at each conference. We’ve got a lot of games… it was all about the games this year… as it should be every year…

Quick Rundown

  • 2:00 – Electronic Arts
  • 8:45 – Microsoft
  • 26:38 – Bethesda
  • 38:20 – Devolver Digital
  • 40:54 – PC Gaming Show
  • 51:42 – Ubisoft
  • 1:00:55 – Sony
  • 1:14:50 – Nintendo
  • 1:20:25 – The Rest of E3

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Content Crash #1: The Eve of E3 2017

What better way to start a new podcast than the eve of E3? I mean, it’s in a couple of days. I’m recording this on Thursday, and I’ll probably put this up for your consumption on Friday, but the actual convention begin on Monday. Well, the conferences start on Sunday, but Monday will be the start of the whole event. But I’m so looking forward to it. It’s… It’s something I always take the time to watch all the conferences that I can… or as many conferences as I can and this year I finally have time to watch almost all of them barring Microsoft and possibly Nintendo.

Microsoft starts on Sunday at 5:00 PM, Eastern Standard Time, and they really have to set off this show right…

Other press conferences I’ll preview include Bethesda Softworks, the PC Gaming Show, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo, as well as a brief roundup about what we can expect from the rest of the show.


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Mr. Shifty Review: Not Ready to Shift Into the Spotlight

Mr. Shifty is a top-down brawler from Team Shifty, a new development studio out of Brisbane, Australia. As Mr. Shifty, you are able to shift/teleport your way through walls and bullets, taking down your enemies at lightning speed while trying to break into the world’s most secure facility. There are 18 levels to shift your way across, all with varying difficulty. New enemies help keep the gameplay fresh and exciting, but the replayability of the title is lacking a bit.

So, you’re a teleporting thief who has embarked on his biggest heist yet. What could possibly go wrong? Well, if you are Mr. Shifty, the answer to that is everything. (more…)

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