TC GameCast Episode four: Bargains, Free-To-Play, And Tendencies In AAA

TC GameCast Episode 4: Bargains, Free-To-Play, And Trends In AAA

After taking a break for the vacations and CES, the TC GameCast returns with an episode about getting your cash’s value in gaming.

We mentioned Batman: Arkham Origins and Deadpool, two video games that didn’t get the perfect reception once they first launched. We lately picked them up at closely discounted costs on Steam and Amazon and have been pleasantly stunned by what we received.

We additionally debated the state of iOS gaming. Ed Zitron says free-to-play gaming has introduced the App Retailer to a low level, whereas Darrell Etherington and myself argue excessive-high quality indie video games and ports of video games from different platforms make the iPhone nice for players prepared to truly pay for video games.

Wanting again at 2014 (and to 2013, to a lesser extent), we agreed that it’s been a tough couple of years for mainstream players. Whereas some small- to mid-price range developer proceed to innovate, the most important franchises are cranking out generic worlds with forgettable multiplayer.