Next Gen News #183

January 31st, 2014

Early Access games, buying games in beta, committing to things in Kickstarter form and playing stuff that probably shouldn't even be available to the public. All of that is on tap these days thanks to the likes of Steam and the gaming community at large.

But, is it good for gamers and companies to embark on this journey. Yes and no. We discuss.

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Next Gen News #182

January 23rd, 2014

This week's show covers two big topics in all sorts of odd ways. First, we hit on King.com's recent tirade of trademarking the word "Crush" and "Saga" as they go after copycats. That translates into talking about The Banner Saga and the resurgence of the tactical RPG genre.

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Next Gen News - Episode #181

January 17th, 2014

EA and Maxis have done what they said was impossible to do. Nearly a full year after the city builder was released, the studio and publisher have elected to offer an offline mode. 

Too little, too late? We discuss.
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Next Gen News - Episode #180

January 9th, 2014

Sony's putting their Gaikai acquisition to work with PlayStation Now. PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Bravia TV and mobile device owners will be able to stream PlayStation 3 games to their platforms for play.

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Next Gen News - Episode #179

December 20th, 2013

This week's show is all about gaming over the holidays and the scenarios it creates. Joey and Mike ditch the world of "core" gaming in favor of party efforts and stuff their non-gaming friends and family can play. We also talk about the near-death of couch gaming. We miss that stuff...

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Next Gen News - Episode #178

December 13th, 2013

Today's episode of Next Gen News is dedicated to the games of 2013 that blew our minds. Titles that we didn't see coming, weren't mentally prepared for and wound up enjoying a lot. Mike and Joey are your hosts.

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Next Gen News - Episode #177

November 27th, 2013

The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are now both officially in our collective possession. We've had tons of time with both machines, and today we're sitting down to compare and contrast them. Get your venn diagrams ready.

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Next Gen News - Episode #176

November 22nd, 2013

Now that the Xbox One is out, part of the Crave Gaming crew has gathered round to discuss whether or not you should buy it.

We did the same thing for the PlayStation 4 last week. We'll talk merits of the system, launch software, hardware specs and a whole lot more as we tell you our personal opinions as consumers first.

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Next Gen News - Episode #175

November 14th, 2013

With the PlayStation 4's launch almost completely upon us, the Crave Gaming team has come together to talk about whether or not they're buying the console.

Stellar hardware meets a mediocre and typical launch library this week. What do you think?

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Next Gen News - Episode #174

November 6th, 2013

Could Ghosts be the end of Call of Duty as we know it? The Crave Gaming team weighs in.

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