Constantly Calibrating Podcast (Gaming & Geek Culture)

This week, the guys pondered the depths of human depravity.

Or in other words, Black Friday.

 

The concept of Black Friday in a digital and connected age is seeming more and more unneeded as we are able to search and parse for our consoles and games online. Is there any merit to Black Friday shopping, or are we just feeding into the machine of corporate america?

 

We discuss this and actual ethics in game journalism on this week’s episode of Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: ConCal172_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm PDT

Sometimes games work as they were intended. All the textures load, NPCs are working properly, and the game mechanics aren't broken.

That is the glittering utopia that not even Lara Croft can come across.

 

This week we covered game glitches and bugs, and why we are more tolerant of their presence depending on the game/publisher. Everyone but Brian had something to say on Fallout 4 and its own highs and lows, because he was too busy playing Rise of the Tomb Raider, which he had a bit to say on.

 

What do you think is an acceptable amount of glitches in a game? Are there any publishers you give an automatic pass to?


Let us know as you listen to this week's Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: ConCal171.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:38pm PDT

This week, we talk about the transition from videogames to movies, and what makes or breaks video game films.

 

Is it staying to close to the source material, or careening way far away from anything resembling the original concept (we are looking at you Mario Bros.)?

Is it possible to stay true to the heart of a game once it makes the transfer to film?


We ask and answer those questions, as well as geek out over Fallout 4 and Sony announcements. Tune in to get an earful of Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: ConCal170_-_FULL.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 1:12pm PDT

This week, they guys have gotten their hands on the newest title from 343 Studios, and are giving it the onceover. 

 

They talk over the improvements since the last game, some new mechanics that have helped the gameplay, and how there is still room for improvement. And Brian is still an old man for not getting with the microtransactions program.

 

What are your thoughts on Halo 5? Did it live up to the hype?

Let us know after you listen to this week's Constantly Calibrating!

Direct download: ConCal169_-_FULL.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

Do you ever find yourself tempted to tell the parents of a random child that their baby might have a medical problem they weren’t aware of?

Do you find that your retail experiences are less than stellar?

 

Then perhaps this week’s podcast is for you!

Direct download: ConCal168_-_FULL.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:17pm PDT

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