For their 50th episode, Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion welcome Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier to discuss the industry trends and revelations inside his new book (Blood, Sweat, and Pixels: The Triumphant, Turbulent Stories Behind How Video Games Are Made) and their early impressions of Destiny 2 (2:50). Then they bring on Sophia Park and Penelope Evans, the cocreators of Localhost and Arc Symphony, to talk about how they provoke emotional reactions in players, how they build games in Twine, and the economics of indie development (51:10).
First Impressions of ‘Destiny 2’
Plus: Kotaku’s Jason Schreier discusses the industry and his new book
Mike and Jesse preview the MLB Playoffs’ effect on card values and react to Week 3 NFL performances
CC and Ryan discuss the AL wild-card race and analyze the Blue Jays’ beef with the Rays over a dropped cheat-sheet index card
Logan and Raja break down how vaccination status will affect the coming season
A broken bone in his right foot could complicate Williamson’s return to action and New Orleans’s start to the 2021-22 season