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Microsoft announced on Monday that it has acquired Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion.
That's a lot of money.
Do you think Microsoft overpaid or does two and a half billion dollars sound about right to you for the developer of one released but insanely popular game?
Vote in the poll and let us know! Or don't and leave us wondering...
Earlier this week, Bungie community manager David "Deej" Dague mentioned that the recently-released online FPS Destiny, "really begins at Level 20."
A Final Fantasy-fanatic friend of mine who enthusiastically exclaims that Final Fantasy XIII gets good around the 30-hour mark.
I've been known to tell people that Monster Hunter is THE MOST AWESOME THING EVER!!! (...after you slog through the first five hours of gathering mushrooms and mining rocks.)
If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 113), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below.
This week's poll asked if the New Nintendo 3DS would be region free. Nintendo answered that for us this morning when it confirmed that it would indeed continue the archaic practice of region locking its gaming hardware.
I guess we need a new poll but it's a bit late in the week so how about something goofy?
If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 112), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below.
Many were positive that Google would be the one to buy Twitch but nope! Amazon picked up the video-streaming service for a cool billion dollars.
For its part, Amazon says that "Twitch is absolutely doing a great job and we don't want to change that at all."
If you missed Saturday's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 111), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.
If you missed last week's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 110), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below. On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E.
On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talked about suspended California Senator Leland Yee's case, all the changes over at Twitch, the father who took his young sons to a war zone because they wanted to play the new Call of Duty game, Verizon throttling unlimited data plan customers, and a whole lot more. You can watch the video to your left right now.
Super Podcast Action Committee records live every Saturday at 6p PST on GamePolitics.com.
Leland Yee, best known to GP readers as the California state senator who wasted over 1.3 million tax payer dollars in a failed bid to introduce a law that would criminalize the sale of particularly violent video games to minors, was arrested earlier this year and brought up on federal racketeering charges.
Yee is accused of a bunch of unsavory deeds ranging from soliciting bribes in exchange for political favors to attempting to broker an arms deal.
If you missed last week's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 108), you can watch the video replay on YouTube, download it below (in audio format), or find it on iTunes. In episode 108 hosts Andrew Eisen and E.
I use Time Warner Cable for my broadband internet service. Why? Because I have no choice. TWC is the only provider available in my area. It's either TWC or no wired internet.
You may have noticed that when it comes to broadband internet service in America, you almost certainly have only one option for a service provider - if you have an option at all, that is. There are plenty of rural areas that have no service, period.
If you missed last week's live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee Episode 107, you can watch the video replay on YouTube in video format) or download it below. In episode 107 hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discussed last week's GamePolitics poll (18:58 mark), whether the heft of virtual items should be treated the same as the theft of physical items (27:03), the UK's new education approach to piracy (44:31), The Witcher and sex in video games (56:40), and the San Diego Comic Con (1:04:30).
He said, she said.
If you're a Verizon customer, you might have experienced less than optimal performance when trying to stream movies from Netflix. If you're not a Verizon customer, well, word on the street is that Netflix doesn't perform so hot for Verizon customers.
Netflix says it's Verizon's fault. Verizon says it's Netflix's fault?
Who do you think is to blame? Netflix? Verizon? One of those intermediaries like Level 3 or Cogent? Gremlins? The Illuminati perhaps?
Some of our listeners have asked us to make audio versions of the live episodes of our podcast, Super Podcast Action Committee.
Since we're people pleasers (according to what our therapist tells us) we have made the last two episodes available via iTunes and at the links below:
Watch a random video on YouTube and it's probably some person playing a video game. Or talking about a video game.
Or it's a cat.
Point is, a lot of people record videos of themselves playing video games. Some of them (26% of producers with over 5000 subscribers according to Gamasutra's small survey) received money from the game's publisher/developer to make the video.
There will be a live chat running so it will be a lot easier to chat with EZK, myself and other viewers while we discuss super important topics like:
Video games are fun but boy howdy can they be frustrating at times. Failing over and over at the same task can sometimes be enough to make even Ms. Manners herself cut loose with the colorful language.
Why, sometimes we can get so fed up with a game that we have to stop playing right this bloody second and hit the console's power button without even saving the game first.
But have you ever raged hard enough at a video game that you broke the controller?
In an interview with Polygon earlier this week, "Orcs Must Die! Unchained" designer Jerome K. Jones opined that toxic players, gamers who don't conduct themselves in a polite or civil manner and serve to make the game a miserable experience for many others, are good for games.
On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talk about Nintendo president Satoru Iwata's health and being reelected by the company's board, a bunch of topics related to Electronic Arts, and whether Microsoft should bother selling the Kinect separately from the Xbox One. All this and more awaits in the latest episode of the Super PAC. Download Episode 104 now: SuperPAC Episode 104 (1 hour, 13 minutes) 84.1 MB.
On this week's show host E. Zachary Knight is joined by guest host Jeremy Powers to talk about Ubisoft's ongoing controversy about including female characters and its response to the Watch Dogs PC mod, Playstation Now pricing, and some stuff on YouTubers. Download Episode 103 now: SuperPAC Episode 103 (1 hour, 12 minutes) 66.4 MB.
It's E3 week and Microsoft, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo are doing their damnedest to convince us to buy their stuff.
Earlier this week, Nintendo had a digital event announcing it's upcoming games while the other four hosted full press conferences. Who had the best show?
If you need a refresher, you can read our recaps here:
Last week we asked our readers, Who Will Have the Biggest Gaffe During Its E3 Presentation? A slight majority of those who voted believed that Microsoft would have the most mistakes during its Xbox E3 press event that took place on Monday.
On this week's show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight talk about who the GamePolitics community thinks will make the biggest E3 gaffe this year, President Obama name-dropping The Witcher, the new GOG.com DRM-free and platform-agnostic multiplayer client (Galaxy) and Verizon threatening to sue Netflix for talking about its service performance (This show was recorded prior to all of this week's E3 press conferences and announcements).
The Electronics Entertainment Expo is next week and kicking it off is a round of press conferences where the biggest publishers will try and dazzle you with game announcements and spectacle in an attempt to win your dollars.
Of course, these presentations rarely go off without a hitch. Everything from technical failures such as Nintendo's Skyward Sword demo from 2011 or EA's Battlefield 4 false start last year to horrible hosts such as "Mr. Caffeine" from Ubisoft's 2011 presser and Jamie Kennedy who MC'd Activision's show in 2007.