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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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The Games of July 2017

The cupboard looks pretty bare for the seventh month of 2017. Everyone’s talking about Splatoon 2 (don’t forget that one-day-only demo on July 15), but there’s not much else to get excited about. But we’re gamers at heart and we’re going to try… (more…)

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Warpback: What We Played in June 2017

The Warp Zoned staff paid close attention to this year’s E3 Expo, but there was also plenty of games to be played at home in between all the jaw-dropping trailers. If you want to read hear us gush some more about Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Injustice 2, and Friday the 13th: The Game, then please read on. But we played some other games last month too… (more…)

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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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Kickstart This! Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Space Odyssey

E3 2017 has come and gone, but there was actually very few indie titles on display at the big show this year. While the Nintendo Switch is gaining traction with indie developers for its ease of use, Sony showed no love for smaller games. Only Microsoft made a case for the indie scene, surprising given the volume of paperwork small developers have to sign before any agreement is sealed for the Xbox platform.

But there is a wealth of amazing video game ideas on Kickstarter. Though some are a little rough around the edges, and could use the input of a publisher or producer to guide them to greatness. This month I’ve chosen a project that not only speaks to topics close to my heart, but one that seeks to involve its backers at a more basic level, to create a community that will be part of every step of this odyssey. And it is presented by the one and only Neil deGrasse Tyson! (more…)

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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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