Tag Archives: Gaming

TCGP 65 – Nintenditis

On this extremely intriguing episode of The College Gamers Podcast: This is the week of weeks ladies and gents. Switch. Red Dead Redemption 2 got a “trailer” this week! Switch. Ark is getting procedurally generated maps. Switch. I see a Skyrim but no Skyrim is confirmed. Switch. I like me some rainy Zelda games. Switch. What games are we playing? Your emails! And more on this episode of The College Gamers Podcast!

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TCGP 64 – Dead In A Desert.

On this highly anticipated episode of The College Gamers Podcast: Let’s talk about video games people! You won’t believe what trailer this is. Holloween is in the air and Elder Scrolls Online and Overwatch are celebrating this month! Friday the 13th is coming in Spring? Strange. Lord of the Rings is finally getting Mordor? WHAT!? This Witcher 3 mod changes the art style of Witcher and it surprisingly looks amazing! Call of Duty is shaking things up with a crafting system! Civ 6 has more then one leader per civilization. Taft gets his bday present. What games are we playing? Why do I spend so much time writing these when no one reads them? Is the answer truely 42? And MORE on this episode of, you guessed it, The College Gamers Podcast!

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TCGP 63 – Analogies Are Strong With This One

On this ridiculously tasty episode of The College Gamers Podcast: Taft is off this weekend so Adam joins Mike this week! This next Call of Duty episode is going to be YUGE! Washington State does not like skin gambling. Mike has a crazy prediction about the future of VR headsets. What video game would you like to see moviefied? A LOT of talk about what games we are playing! And more of this, yes, THIS episode of The College Gamers Podcast!

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TCGP 62 – Gamers Can’t Rap

On this extra ordinary episode of The College Gamers Podcast: Non-Lethal is boring to watch but fun to play. Who is that time stop dude? Let’s break into a serial killers house over and over. We Kingdom Come meet Dead Island. No one told me that concert was happening. Hey, doesn’t that look like Thralls hammer? I would love a giant mech stealth game. We got a huge meta shakeup in Hearthstone this week. What dump games are these buffoons playing this week. YOUR emails. And more on this awesome episode of The College Gamers Podcast!

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TCGP 61 – S**t Fu

On this extremely sleep deprived episode of The College Gamers Podcast: Guys, this is probably the craziest episode of The College Gamers Podcast we have ever recorded. Enjoy. We have a lot of titanfall 2 talk. Let’s go kill a Gwent server. Dishonored 2 shows off some super cool new powers. Link can apparently cook pretty well. Symmetra is getting some love. Dayz is putting 99% of their chickens in PC gaming. Battlefield 2142 is coming back from the dead. Mike is sleep deprived from game jam. Taft has played For Honor. What are we playing? Will Mike get sleep? Why is this show titled the way it is? Found out in this AWESOME episode of The College Gamers Podcast!

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TCGP 60 – Obama The Playa

On this supremely secretive episode of The College Gamers Podcast: Chris Metzen is retiring and Mike needs a moment. Poland is getting a really cool stamp. Assassins Creed is getting a collection around one of it’s best characters. Hearthstone is getting a bundle to help new players. Zelda amiibos might leak the release date of Breath of the Wild which in turn leaks the release of something else. We are not super impressed by Metal Gear Survival. Taft and Mike want a game that combined Hearthstone, Assassins Creed, and Titanfall and we might have the game to get that (very odd) fix. Mike found a super creepy platformer. What game are we playing? And MORE! I tell you! On this awesome episode of The College Gamers Podcast!

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Would You Buy a Game Remake?

I am writing this on the same day 2K released BioShock: The Collection, which is a remastering of the BioShock games. Also, on episode 59 of The College Gamers Podcast my co-host and I had a great conversation about the announcement of an Arkham Batman remake that looked amazing. Skyrim is getting a remake that I am pumped for. It seems that the video game market is flooded with remakes of older games. Not to mention Nintendo bringing their older titles to new devices.

It is obvious that remakes are aimed towards the more hardcore fans of a game. Being honest with myself, I am 100 percent going to buy the Skyrim remake at full price. It does not make sense, there is no new gameplay or story, I already have over 300 hours logged on steam but that is because I LOVE that world and lore. At full price, the average gamer would most likely not buy a game they already have just  because of a graphical upgrade.

Remakes are not a bad thing. I would make an argument that remakes are good for the video game industry. It gives fans of a series something to do between releases of new games. Remakes also make extra revenue that can fund projects while not hurting productivity because remakes can be contracted out to other studios.

The original Arkham Batman games are not on the current generation consoles. So making a remake that takes advantage of modern day console power makes since but should not be sold at full price. Because a remake gives no new content but does take time and work to remake the game, it shouldn’t be sold too cheap. Finding a balance will be important for game developers who want to sell remakes. As long as remakes are bought, remakes will be sold.

Have you bought a remake or planning to buy a remake? Tell me why at bluecowradio@gmail.com

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