Sean is away on vacation so Nathan and Jon talk about the games they played for an EXCEEDINGLY long time. New record, its gotta be. So, hear exhaustive breakdowns of the best desert island game around, Miasmata, the critical darling Gone Home, the fourth in a long-running series of quirky RPGs, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, the stylish follow-up to The Dishwasher, Charlie Murder, the perhaps unfortunate remake of Flashback, Brad Shoemaker's favorite game,Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Dave Lang's Divekick, Wayforward's Mighty Switch Force 2 and, finally, 7 Grand Steps: What Ancients Begat, Nathan's Game of Show from E3 2013.
After all of that, we still find a bit of time for some news. Steve Ballmer is planning to leave Microsoft about a year from now, right after shutting down Games for Windows Live. Launch lineups for the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 have been revealed, so we run down those along with some tid-bits from Sony's conference at Gamescom this past week. We talk about Notch's cancelled sci-fi game, the PS3 exclusive Dark Souls II beta, and an exciting opportunity for indie developers over at GOG.com
All that and a few dalliances here and there on the Top Down Perspective!