The Ringer's Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier about why developers divulge details about troubled projects to reporters (2:55), Schreier's exposé of the problems plaguing Bioware's development of the disappointing Mass Effect: Andromeda (8:28), the downsides of the gaming industry's reliance on Metacritic (29:25), how game engines such as EA's Frostbite can both help and hinder development (40:29), the potential for (and obstacles blocking) a fully fledged "Netflix for games" (44:15), the dubious appeal of backward compatibility (47:44), and what to look forward to (and how to stay sane) during E3 (51:10).
How a Good Game Goes Bad
Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion talk to 'Kotaku' news editor Jason Schreier about why some video game projects fail, including critical reception, game engines, and profitability
KOC and Logan reflect on the draft and look ahead to the start of free agency
Rachel Lindsay welcomes on Callie Curry and Juliet Litman to discuss the first three episodes of ‘The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ Season 2
Kendall Jenner and Devin Booker Split, Jason Derulo Sings Opera, and Ben Affleck Has a Pepsi Machine
Plus, this week’s Cringe Mode is ‘Showgirls’