After a week of post-convention illness and work woes, we are back with another helping of video-game-related anecdotes and news. Kicking it off, the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo was last week, so Sean, Jon and Nathan summarize their highlights from Western Canada’s BIGGEST nerd-friendly expo (so…many…bronies). Then they go over the pros and cons of “Indie Game: The Movie” before it is revealed that Nathan has a great dislike of Space Viking Wizards and, by proxy, the films in which they are prominently featured.
Then it’s on to games, including the indie darlings Fez (oft-discussed but still beloved) and Lone Survivor, along with the first episode of the excellent (thus far) “Walking Dead” series. Jon finally finished Kid Icarus Uprising alongside some of that hot new title Mario Kart 7. Sean polished of Suda 51’s critical hit Shadows of the Damned (ahem…boners) and then spent some time with Asura in an effort to sort out his rage issues. More on that situation as it develops.
On the news front, Sony decided it liked Nintendo’s Smash Bros. series so much they wanted to make a tribute to it using their characters, so we speculate about who should and shouldn’t be included (bit late to that party I know but it is a conversation that had to be…had). Some whispers of eagerly anticipated sequels are in the air, but that is all tempered by some odd decisions the majors are making in regards to E3. First off, no price will be announced for the Wii-U. Second, Valve we be in attendance but…who knows why as they don’t wish to announce anything. At all. Not even the hotly anticipated Richochet 2. Oh yes, and you know those Call of Duty games? They are going to make another one this year and it is scheduled to come out in November. There’s a twist with this one though. ROBOTS! So Nathan is all the way onboard.
All that and another pile of your questions on this week’s episode of, the Top Down Perspective.
- As summarized by Nathaniel Rohr