It's a Ramblin' Rohr! Sean and Jon are jet-setting around the planet, so its just Nathan alone in a basement talking to himself. But hey, that's its own kind of weird fun, right? RIGHT? Anyway, topics this week range from Metro 2033 to the sudden change in policy towards Let's Players Nintendo just unleashed. That topic is way too big for one man, but I rattle off some thoughts, along with another news update or two and a brief appraisal of the latest Star Trek film. Oh, and moving is weird, huh? Some thoughts on that and more (a bit more, I promise its not too long) on this week's Top Down Perspective.
It's the last episode before Jon and Sean take off traveling for a bit. Nathan and Jon have been playing the browser game Candy Box while Sean finishes up DmC and Fire Emblem Awakening, he also discovers Doritos Crash Course 2.
As for the news: EA secures exclusive rights to any future Star Wars games, Penny Arcade puts out a controversial kickstarter, weird happenings with Ubisoft employees and Burnout Paradise is on sale on Steam and Sean now owns every version of that game.
The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo was this last week and Jon and Nathan discuss their time there. Jon's been playing Double Dragon while Nathan revisits Super Mario Land 2 and Sean plays through Poker Night 2 and Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.
We also discuss the new video game themed Story Bundle, legal trouble for 5th Cell and Call of Duty: Ghost is announced.
Jon and Sean played their way through Injustice: Gods Among Us so they spend a good deal of time talking about that. Nathan has been playing the old Yoshi's Island.
As for news, Nintendo won't be having a major press conference this year at E3, Microsoft announced the date of their next-xbox announcement presentation and Phoenix Wright HD gets delayed again.
This week Nathan finishes up Bioshock Infinite and checks out 2010's Vanquish. Jon plays the new Injustice and gets us talking a whole lot about DC comics. Sean beats Metal Gear Rising and Guacamelee.
The main news is that Nintendo had a major Nintendo Direct conference this week and we discuss all the information that came out of that. Team Bondi isn't looking the best, Skyrim is getting no more DLC and The Evil Within gets shown.
It's not the length of the show but it's how you use it? I dunno. The three of us are back and discussing Bioshock Infinite, Guacamelee, Puzzle Agent 2 and something Jon played.
As for news, Batman Arkham Origins is announced, more talk on Durango rumors and another studio shuts down.
This week Sean and Jon get more in depth with Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon as well as Sean's time with Bioshock Infinite. Nathan looks to Telltale and plays some Jurassic Park and Puzzle Agent.
We also discuss LucasArts being closed down and the loss of Star Wars 1313 along with Roger Ebert passing away.
Jon returns from PAX East to tell us about his time there, the games he played, and the fun he got up to. Sean talks about The Cave and Gears of War Judgement while Nathan discusses Papers, Please.
We also bring up the announcement of MGSV, Ducktales and the XCOM being ported to iOS.
Nathan is away sick but Sean grabs hold of Jon for a bit before he heads off to PAX East. Jon plays through all of Lords of Shadow this week as well as gives us an idea of what he'll be playing on his plane rides to and from Boston. Sean plays through all of Lego City Undercover and the new Citadel DLC for Mass Effect 3.
News has a huge list of release date, new game and platform announcements that we run through, the list of free EA games that Sim City owners have access to and a new Steam Early Access program.
When we're not discussing vikings we talk about how Tomb Raider is out while Nathan finishes Skyward Sword and tells us about Ridiculous Fishing.
News is short: we bring up more info on the SimCity issues this last week, Ron Gilbert leaving Double Fine and some tension between Xi3 and Valve.