The TBoD Podcast – 51 – TBoD Bingo

Howdy chaps and chapesses,

TBoD return the normal schedule this week with more news from the gamesphere from the past 7 days or so.

We firstly bash Xbox for erroneous reasons; the Game with Gold this month is indeed Hitman: Absolution. Apologies to Microsoft…

We touch on our thoughts around the more broad points from Gagnon30’s recent post.

Phil Spencer promoted;

Disney buys Maker Studios; and

Amazon Fire TV, among others

The indie game this week is the truly excellent Gang Beasts

As ever, get your lugs (English for ‘ears’) around our dulcet tones, and give us your thoughts on Twitter, Facebook, or the comments section below.

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4 thoughts on “The TBoD Podcast – 51 – TBoD Bingo

  1. Hi guys!
    Thanks for the shout outs on this week’s show!

    Question for you regarding Microsoft’s potential change in direction now that Spencer is in charge of the entire Xbox division.

    Like you all, I was put off by the “media-heavy” sales pitch during the Xbox One reveal. I also agree that hearing Spencer say that they need to bring the focus back towards games is reassuring. But when I think about it a little more, I find myself asking “what exactly needs to change?”

    I purchased an Xbox One at launch, despite my reservations (don’t have a PS4 yet, but I’m hoping to grab one this year). Since November, I’ve spent a great deal of time using my Xbox One the way I’ve used any other console I’ve owned in the past: to play games. Other than a few wrinkles, the new dashboard and UI is much nicer to use (for gaming) than the 360. It’s quick and easy to get in and out of games, and I’ve really grown to love some of the new features (such as “Xbox record that” or instant resume). The overall gaming experience is indeed a step up from the previous generation. Every now and then I’ll turn on my 360 to play Blacklist, and I’m reminded of just how long it takes for me to get in to the game and start playing. Beyond the system itself, there’s been a decent launch lineup, and now a genuine killer app with Titanfall.

    So again; what exactly needs to change? Microsoft’s sales pitch aside, how is the Xbox One not working as a dedicated gaming platform? I wish they’d packed a little more horsepower under the hood, but that’s not something they can change at this point. I wonder if perhaps we’re reacting to corporate boasting and smoke screens. Sony’s “Games First” motto is very nice to hear, but is there actually much of a difference between the 2 consoles at this point? I’m starting to think: not so much.

    Love to hear your thoughts on this. Keep up the great work!

    • your input is always welcome good sir, we would love to have you on the show again sometime. Maybe we’ll even get through our TBoDisection of TWD at some point.

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