Game Junk Podcast Episode #28: Quantum Break and The Witness

gamejunk_ep28

0:00 – Intro / Favourite Games of 2015
26:10 – Headlines: Sony Planning a 4K-compatible version of the PS4, Nintendo Rumoured to Be Ending Wii-U Production This Year, Microsoft Now Supporting Crossplatform Play, Microsoft Turns Every Xbox One Into a Dev Kit, Fable Legends Gets Cancelled
51:20 – Hot Button: The VR Revolution
1:11:45 – Top 5: Most Anticipated Games of 2016
1:22:05 – Other Games We Played: The Witness, Lara Croft Go, Hitman Go, Quantum Break, Xeodrifter, Axiom Verge, Firewatch, The Division, Undertale, Lego Dimensions, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, Kentucky Route Zero, Read Only Memories, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc, Far Cry Primal, Final Fantasy XV Demo, Unravel, The Room 1, 2 and 3, BoxBoy, The Beginner’s Guide, Miitomo
2:43:20 – Junk Mail: Street Fighter V and Unfinished Games, Cinematic to Gameplay Transitions, PS4K Rumours, No Man’s Sky + Console Exclusives, Dark Souls Series, Coleco Chameleon, E-Sports, Destiny Reconsidered, Watching Twitch.tv, Console Recommendations and Best Immersive / Open World Games
3:15:45 – Upcoming Releases / Outro

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  • Blake in Boston

    Yes, it only took 6 months! Also, here’s my 2015 list:

    Top 10 Games:

    1. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
    2. Rainbow Six: Siege
    3. The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
    4. Rocket League
    5. Star Wars Battlefront
    6. Fallout 4
    7. Batman: Arkham Knight
    8. Until Dawn
    9. The Order: 1886
    10. Life is Strange

    Bottom 5 Games:

    1. Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate
    2. Just Cause 3
    3. Need For Speed
    4. Destiny: The Taken King
    5. Bloodborne

  • Colin

    This is a good thing.

  • devolutionary

    Whew! Back to the normal 3+ hour level again.

  • Good luck on the other side Dwyer! I’m sure you’ll move forward seamlessly, I found the games industry to be for commited hardcore gamers, and as I was barely a casual gamer, the veil of grandeur was pretty thin for me. 7 years I battled creating realtime graphics, and after I moved away from it, I started really enjoying just playing games again :)
    So now I prerender…And it’s…Great.

  • Fo

    Thanks guys! Listening to it early tomorrow
    morning while hauling the US Mail to God knows where.. =)

  • tony

    If you haven’t played Her Story yet skip ahead about 10 minutes. This dipshit completely spoils it :(

  • HuckCity

    Sorry about that. I agree that I should had prefaced that section of the show with a spoiler warning. Sean is going to try to work some editing magic for people that haven’t yet downloaded the show

  • tony

    Ok sorry for calling you a dipshit. Somebody else spoiled that part of the game for me, so I was taking my anger for them out on you.

  • Gerry

    To the guy wanting to buy his first console since the megadrive, I’d go for a PS4 as it’s a little more powerful than the Xbone. Games that you’re into look better on PS4 because of this.

    Don’t cheap out on the hard drive, get a 1GB model. Patches are getting ridiculously big (The one for Witcher 3 was over 18 GB.) plus the OS takes up a big chunk of the hard drive to start with.

    If you’ve got the patience to wait for the new 4K PS4 launch in the autumn, the standard PS4 should come down in price at that time. Who knows, the new PS4 4K version may be at current pricing levels as Sony tries to kickstart virtual reality, so you could pick up one of those.

    If you decide to go for a current model choose one with a physical power and eject button as these are the quieter, more power efficient PS4’s introduced last Christmas.

    Buy The Witcher 3, which is great, and should keep you going for a long time, and check out Metacritic and Gamespot reviews for other such games.

  • Gerry

    I meant get a 1000GB / 1TB model. You’d get funny looks from the sales assistants if you asked for a 1GB model.

  • Sean

    Thanks Lucas. The excitement definitely wears off after a while… especially in the mobile industry. I will miss it, but hope to find more satisfaction dabbling on the side at my own pace. We shall see.

  • Lori Cerny

    Finally bought The Witness – so late to the party!

    Super simple premise, outrageously vivid, and addictive. However, I am not a fan of the graphic style as it feels too retro, too The Myst. Excited for their next title, though.