It’s a four man show this week as Damon Fillman and John Drawdy join myself and Perry. It’s a longer than usual episode too, we also ran into some technical issues so apologies if there are any audio oddities.
In this episode we discuss why it matters that Crysis isn’t coming to XBLA, or rather whether there needs to be more distinction on the different parts of the marketplace. We also hit on the Indie Game Summer Uprising as well as the recent public argument between Team Meat and Zen Studios.
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A few days back Zen Studios sought to defend Microsoft from the consistent attacks by naysayers. In a press statement they not only detailed their own positive experience, but …
It seems like everyone likes to gang up on Microsoft, but I’m not sure why. Maybe it’s for attention, maybe it’s from bitterness, maybe they’re ignorant to the goings on behind the scenes, and maybe, just maybe, their beef with MS is justified. But honestly I’m tired of what I largely consider to be whining. I just want to break out the world’s smallest violin and play a sad song for them. I realize that sometimes the process developers must follow complying with Xbox Live is tough, but that’s why we don’t get several patches for a game, why we have the most secure network, and why we as consumers are happy with our service.
What’s coming next may seem a little sharp to some. Please remember that this is an editorial, so it’s my opinion, and mine only.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but is this truly the case when it comes to video games? Many of you know about the Splosion Man rip off MaXplosion for iOS, which Twisted Pixel took in stride and in return had their own fun. Now there is a Super Meat Boy rip off called Tobar which appears on iOS as well. This is in no way, shape or form a coincidence as you can see for yourself; square main character, check, buzz saws everywhere, check, wall jumping and sliding, check. Read what Edmund McMillen, the co-creator of Super Meat Boy, said to Destructoid on the issue after the break.
Fairwood Studios who create songs for the Rock Band Network went to Twitter to announce their final Super Meat Boy remix. The remix is of World 3’s Salt Factory …
Super Meat Boy took 18 months to develop, and through out that year and a half many changes were made to this meaty game. Nothing was set in stone until the very end of this journey. Everything went through close examination to decide if it was the best it could be, including unlockable characters, the levels, menus, and even Meat Boy himself. Find out why some of these things where changed and why others were axed all together.