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
Brandon Royval Outlasts Old Foe, Does UFC 301 Await? Plus, Brian Ortega Messes Up Yair Rodriguez’s Title Plans and Recapping the First PFL vs. Bellator Show.
Petesy, Chuck, and TST gather to break down all the action from UFC Mexico City and the first PFL vs. Bellator event in Saudi Arabia
Meg and Juliet Litman discuss early observations and share highlights from Episodes 1-5 of the new season of ‘Drive to Survive’
The Midnight Boys discuss the new live-action adaptation of this beloved cartoon gets right and mostly wrong, what could make a good adaptation, and the struggles of bad adaptations
Plus, favorite hoop shoes, top story lines for both the Eastern and Western Conferences, and more
Is this the best Mavs team that Luka Doncic has had? Are the Warriors starting to figure things out? Is Russell Westbrook going to hold the Clippers back? The guys discuss all this, and more.
Rachel, Callie, and Jodi dissect the idiotic comments made by Sandoval in his recent ‘NYT’ interview