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
After a five-year hiatus, the Toronto indie-pop outfit returns this week with ‘Blue Rev,’ another dreamy collection of excellent anthems. Frontperson Molly Rankin talks about the new record—and more importantly, her fantasy basketball team.
Dave, Neil, and Joanna discuss the lighting controversy and the TV settings you should use to have the best viewing experience
In the chaos of the MLB playoffs, every team has a chance—however small—to win it all. Here are the reasons both the favorites and the underdogs can advance, and why all but one will ultimately fall.
Austin, Raheem, and Rodger preview the ‘Thursday Night Football’ matchup between the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts before going through this week’s college football schedule and giving their favorite picks, spreads, and totals for Week 6 of the season