Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion soundtrack your holiday travel with their first mailbag episode, answering listener questions about the best and worst trends and games of 2017, the games they most regret missing, open-world design vs. linear levels and single-player vs. multiplayer, how Triple-A games can cut costs, the balance between new IP and sequels, the latest esports and streaming developments, how to introduce kids to video games, the greatest gaming eras, fallen franchises and genres that are due for revivals, trophy hunting, Switch ports, and much more.
We Finally Did a Mailbag Episode
From fallen franchises to the best and worst game trends of 2017, Jason Concepcion and Ben Lindbergh answer fan questions
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