The HotSpot - Episode 361
With the launch of new consoles upon us we take a look back at the good, the bad, and the bizarre decisions.
The gang's all back from PAX and unnervingly battered and bruised, but even wrestling injuries can't stand in the way of talk about the best of the show, Housemarque's latest, the end of the Xbox 360, the uncertain whereabouts of Frog Fractions 2, and, um, another generation of Monster Hunter.
It's time to chat about that PlayStation 4 news, which means a lot of Matrix talk. We also talk about Ken Levine's new gig, that big Kerbal update, GameStop's GameTrust, and more.
Hot topics this week include airsoft, stuff in Jeff's garage, the new Bloodborne DLC, PlayStation 4 PlayStation 2 emulation, messing with the Steam Link and Controller, Xbox 360 memories, and more emails about synthetic weed than you ever thought possible.
Techland Cancels Dying Light on 360, PS3
Instead, the developer's explicitly focused on the current generation and PC.
Here Are Your Games With Gold Options for September
Super Time Force might have just been released, but hey, why not?
Capcom's Remaking Resident Evil Again
The survival horror classic is being tweaked for early 2015.
Forza Horizon 2 Is Coming
Somewhat curiously, it's also being released on Xbox 360.
Kinect Died in the Uncanny Valley
It's not over for Kinect on Xbox One, but how we reached this moment might have been signaled a long, long time ago.
Titanfall Will Be Released on March 11
Respawn Entertainment's hotly anticipated mech 'n soldier shooter has a release date.
A Tale of One Game
The creative director of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons explains why he stopped directing films to help create one of this year's most powerful stories.
Xbox 360 Owners, Don’t Install Grand Theft Auto V’s Play Disc
Some performance issues if you go beyond the mandatory install.
Microsoft Points Are Dead
Xbox Live moves towards real-world currency after many long years.
Microsoft Confirms Self-Publishing on Xbox One
Plus, an interview with Xbox corporate VP Marc Whitten about the changes.
Xbox Live’s Next “Free” Game? Defense Grid
This is what we call a "soft launch" of a new service.
Resident Evil: Revelations Coming to Almost Every Other Platform
The former 3DS exclusive is branching out. Just be prepared to pay full price.
Skyrim’s Dragonborn DLC on 360 Tuesday, Elsewhere Early 2013
It appears progress is being made on Skyrim's tech issues on PS3.
GTA V to Feature Three Different Main Characters
Perhaps taking a cue from its own DLC, GTA V will have three protagonists.
Grand Theft Auto V Scheduled for Spring 2013
No mention of a PC release, despite pattern of recent Rockstar PC ports.
Giant Bomb Gaming Minute 10/25/2012 - "Old" Hardware & Price Cuts
Jeff Gerstmann lays out a couple of the deals you might find on console hardware this holiday season.
The Long Road From Ninja to Mark of the Ninja
Lead designer Nels Anderson walks us through Mark of the Ninja's pitch video, some early prototypes, and the frustrating path to a finished game.
Xbox 360, Wii Receive Holiday Price Cuts
Nothing expected from Sony on the PS3 or Vita front, however.
Mass Effect Trilogy in a Single Package This Fall
Plus, PS3 owners to eventually have access to the original game.
Ads, Games, and the Growing Complexity of Xbox Live
The lack of advertising for Mark of the Ninja upon its release really bothered me, and here's a few reasons why.
Capcom Confirms Resident Evil 6 Leaked Out
Company alleges "small quantity of stolen copies" weeks ahead of release.
The Walking Dead's Faces of Death: Part 1
Telltale Games breaks down the reasoning behind the most harrowing decisions in the first episode of The Walking Dead. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Microsoft Drops Kinect Price to $109.99
A $40 shift for Microsoft's accessory, which puts it just over $100.
Konami Not Patching Silent Hill HD on Xbox 360 Because, Well, It's Hard
Technical complications blamed on why only the PS3's getting patched.
More Details on Dawnguard's PC, PS3 Release Soon
Details on the expansion coming to PS3 and PC probably aren't far off.
Want to Beta Test the Next Xbox 360 Dashboard?
Sign-ups available for the annual interface update to Microsoft's console.
Gears of War Judgment Joins the March 2013 Crowd
Yet another game becomes part of the increasingly busy early 2013.
You Can Now Buy the $99 Xbox 360 In Places Other Than Microsoft's Barely Existent Stores
The cheaper console requires a two-year, $14.99 a month subscription, in case you've forgotten.
Netflix ToS Tweaks Don’t Mean Any Xbox Live Changes
The streaming video service will remain an exclusive for Gold members.
Minecraft for Xbox Live Arcade Sells 1 Million Copies
Trials Evolution's day-one records didn't last very long.
Microsoft Is Going Ahead With the $99 Xbox 360/Two-Year Subscription Plan
Rumored promotion through Microsoft's retail stores comes to fruition, includes Xbox Live Gold Membership and Kinect.
Microsoft May Be Preparing $99 Subsidized Xbox 360
Two-year commitment would net an Xbox 360, Kinect, XBL Gold, and more.
Xbox Live Cloud Saves Briefly Down Today, Now Fixed
Part of the problem of relying on online services is they might go down.
Xbox Live Director of Policy Stephen Toulouse Leaving Microsoft
The man known as "Stepto" departing the company he's been with for 18 years.
Mass Effect 3 Demo Provides Temp XBL Gold Access
Bump into Gold territory will last until the game launches in early March.
Extensive Changes, Fixes Detailed for Skyrim 1.4 Patch
PS3 performance tweaks incoming, alongside fixes for quest problems.
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