Next Gen News - Episode #117

June 27th, 2012

As the Wii U and Unreal Engine 4 loom on the horizon of gaming, writers, fans and creators have found themselves talking more consistently about the importance of graphics. Or, on the flip side, the unimportance.

This week's episode of Next Gen News focuses solely on that topic. Mike, Erik and Joey sit down and talk up the nature of graphics as they apply to gaming. Does the crew believe looks are everything, or are they the type that love art design and narrative above all else?

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Next Gen News - Episode #116

June 20th, 2012

Now that E3 2012 is in the rearview mirror, it’s time to move on. Or is it? Unfortunately, some ridiculous controversy has spun out of the Electronic Entertainment Expo centered on Tomb Raider and the use of sexual assault as a narrative device.

On this week’s show, Mike White, Joey Davidson and myself tackle the issue head on, while also looping in the recently released Lollipop Chainsaw. What is up with the industry’s obsession with sex, and why can’t we grow up to address it in a sophisticated manner? Yea, this is one of those types of episodes. So tune in for a healthy dose of levelheaded debate.

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Next Gen News - Episode #115

June 14th, 2012

With E3 officially wrapped up, the gaming crew has elected to get together and discuss the highs, lows and in-betweens of the week. We talk our favorite titles, and then we talk about the stuff that downright disappoints.

We're a cranky, surly bunch, and that will never change.

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