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
Plus, talk of Topps Series 1 missing the "first card" designation, mailbag questions, and more
Will Ilia Topuria’s Meteoric Rise Lead to a Stadium Show? Plus, Anthony Joshua Vs. Francis Ngannou Preview.
The guys talk about next weekend’s Anthony Joshua vs. Francis Ngannou boxing fight, interest in seeing Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz in the ring, this weekend’s MASSIVE UFC Apex event, and more
Jamie and Brian also look at some Red Sox futures bets and preview the Celtics-Mavericks game on Friday night
The Eagles have quite a few questions heading into the draft and free agency, with key players returning, leaving, or heading into free agency
The guys also chat about how the Denver Nuggets are ramping up
Wemby DPOY, LeBron’s Contract, Trae Trades, and Ranking the 2021 NBA Draft Class. Plus, Andre Iguodala.
Former NBA All-Star Andre Iguodala comes on to talk Allen Iverson, Steph Curry, the Warriors, and the young talent in the NBA