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
Jill Is Queen of the Jungle, One-Touch Kate Rides Again, and There’s Only One England-USA That We Care About
Flo and the gang also discuss the UEFA Women’s Champions League and ask if anyone can stop Barcelona
Plus, Brian reacts to the Celtics’ comfortable win over the Wizards and where this team ranks among recent memorable Celtics teams
Ben and Sheil break down the monstrous Eagles rushing attack, why the defense appeared to struggle, and a disappointing outing from the special teams unit
Week 12 Recap: Eagles Run All Over the Packers, Bengals Win a Tight Road Game, and Raiders Win a Shootout
The Bengals won and the Ravens lost, which means there’s a tie atop the AFC North. Steven and Nora discuss that with Ben Solak, and then pick winners and losers from the Week 12 slate.
The guys also break down Josh Jacobs’s legendary day and RB1 campaign, discuss the Russell Wilson disaster, and figure out the most fraudulent team in the AFC