Next Gen News - Episode #84

October 26th, 2011

Welcome to a new episode of Next Gen News, CraveOnline's weekly gaming podcast with your hosts Alex Keen, Joey Davidson, Mike White and myself, Erik Norris.

This week we discuss the value of multiplayer over single player. It's become a recurring trend for publishers and developers to prioritize the multiplayer component of their titles over single player, and we're not entirely happy about it (at least most of us aren't). We also throw out a few examples where single player campaigns were hurt because developers put too much focus on unnecessary multiplayer components. *Cough*BioShock 2 *Cough*

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Next Gen News - Episode #83

October 19th, 2011

This week, upon our return from the New York Comic Con, Erik, Joey, Mike and Alex gather round to talk two topics: the Kinect and Star Wars: The Old Republic.

On the Kinect side of the coin, Erik asks whether or not this hardware is more gimmick than game. For Star Wars: The Old Republic, Mike gives us the rundown on major game statistics as well as whether or not thisMMORPG will be casual friendly.

Check the show, sub on iTunes and follow us on Twitter!

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NYCC ‘11 - Next Gen News Special #2

October 14th, 2011

Welcome to the first official day of New York Comic Con. This is Next Gen News, CraveOnline’s gaming podcast with your hosts Joey Davidson, Mike White and myself, Erik Norris.

After yesterday’s preview podcast, we saddle in to discuss our first day on the show floor amongst a sea of comic and gaming nerds, as well as cosplayers. Oh, there were a lot of cosplayers, something we definitely touch on during the show. We also talk Heroes of Ruin, Rayman Origins and Shoot Many Robots. Finally, Mike details the announcements from the Star Wars: The Old Republic and Rift panels.

Jump on in, the water's nice!

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NYCC ‘11- Next Gen News Special #1

October 13th, 2011

Erik Norris, Joey Davidson and Mike White have made the trek up north to cover the convention's video game offerings. This show gets bigger every year, so we figured it was high time we slather gaming love all over it.

This first podcast stands to whet your pallet for the rest of the weekend. We've done a quick tour of the show floor, checking out a few gaming offerings in the process. We spend our Day 0 podcast discussing those games and also talking about what we're excited to see over the course of the weekend. Best of all, this podcast only requires roughly ten minutes of your time.

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Next Gen News - Episode #82

October 12th, 2011

Welcome back to a new episode of Next Gen News, CraveOnline’s weekly gaming podcast with your hosts Joey Davidson, Alex Keen, Mike White and myself, Erik Norris.

This week’s show sees us cover the pros and cons of the mighty marketing machine. We use Batman: Arkham City as our platform, explaining why such a heavy marketing push can be both a blessing and a curse. We then take some time to talk about how frustrating retailer-specific pre-order DLC is. Why, oh why do we have to buy games from multiple outlets to get the full experience? Lastly, we discuss what Nathan Drake and $5 foot longs have in common. Yup, we cast a wide net this week.

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Next Gen News - Episode #81

October 5th, 2011

The Nintendo 64 was released in North America on September 29th, 1996.

This week's episode of Next Gen News features our gaming channel's highlights from one of the golden ages in gaming. We talk the N64, its hardware, its games, its achievements, its downfalls and growing up in the period.

We'll cover everything from Banjo-Kazooie to playing "Slappers Only." Shit gets real when we hit Quarterback Club...believe it.

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