The Long Wait for Episodic Games - The Patch #127

The Patch: The Long Wait for Episodic Games - The Patch #127

Join Gus Sorola, Meg Turney and Ryan Haywood as they discuss inconsistent release schedules for episodic games on this week's The Patch! This episode originally aired on October 21, 2015.

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  • Reacher_One IW1911

    1 year ago

    I don't want to go digital for games because when I'm done with a game, I sell it. That and the price of a digital game is fucking insane compared to disk.

    • EnderofGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      ...The price of a digital game is insane compared to a disk? Example, please?

    • Hatchling001 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I wouldn't say insane, but usually its the same price and that I don't like. It should be a tiny bit cheaper cause no physical copies were made or printed and shipped for me. Instead by paying the same price, some of my money going to make other physical copies for other people cause that price includes cost for production, and shipping. Or give me some added digital bonus stuff for free like a skin or something :)

      And this isn't an argument for Digital only, I still get some media (usually collectors editions) in physical form, I just mostly buy digital (movies, music, games, TV shows) cause it saves space on my wall. And all those things are approximately the same price too. A couple bucks cheaper would be nice, so I can buy even more things my family says I shouldn't be wasting my time on.

    • Reacher_One IW1911

      1 year ago

      Here in the UK PSN Store, MGS:V is £59.99. I can go into town and pick up a new physical copy for between £35 and £40, . Why would I pay near £20 more? If it was like Kindle, where a book can be near £5 cheaper then I'm all for it, but I just can't justify £20 for nothing.

  • AbstractSpaces FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Bah, forget streaming. I just bought a 15m HDMI cable lol.

    • EnderofGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      I feel the same way; I figured I would buy a Steam link when it comes out (came out), but not that long ago I ended up getting a school laptop and an HDMI cable for it. Now all of the games I figure I would have split screened, and the videos I want to watch on the couch, all through this laptop. If I buy the $80 Steam Link, I don't know that I would ever do anything with it. I might hook it up to the computer across the house, but I'll probably never use it.

  • IronChefKevin FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Occasionally cool

    1 year ago

    As far as the Fatal Frame thing goes, that isn't censorship. Censorship is when Official outside forces make you withhold or remove a material from your work against your will. If a studio just chooses not to do something then that is up to them, it is likely they are doing this because they feel pressured to suit more Western ideals of modestly and serialization to promote sales, but that is entirely up to them.

    The Patch gang wasn't getting indignat over the idea, but just by using the term "censorship" I feel like that might validade a few people's misconsceptions of the situation.

  • GYK001

    1 year ago

    cant wait to see that animated adventure, all aboard next stop Fu vill

  • Takeda Not Kojima

    1 year ago

    Gonna go out on a limb with this one.

    Play Killer IS Dead

  • wilsonj246 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The "Legit" dongle has worked far better than the ACTUAL legit one. It would never let me connect and stay connected for extended periods of time. The fake one has had no issues.

  • TrevorD FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Please keep telling us how the rest of the world should be forced to go to digital when the .001% of people in the world that play video games at work want it to be easier for them. Sometimes you guys are so far out of touch with the everyday gamer that you perceive your opinions to be that of all gamers. Guess what, Xbox crashed and burned year one trying to force digital and you all kept talking about how great it was and the world disagreed. The Playstation has both the sales of WiiU and Xbox One combined and regardless of whether you prefer Xbox because I know that is the larger preference here, let’s not deny the stats. Can we think from a logical stance and see the world statistically prefers Playstation and physical games and just accept it? That will change in the future but it’s still the facts based on numbers, sales, feedback and requests. The day we all are fortunate enough to have gigabit internet we will see a large acceptance of digital games.

  • TristanW007 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    movies came out on dvds at video shops here in canda on tuesdays as well before they got rid of videoshops

  • crovvv FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The All-Father

    1 year ago

    You keep saying how buying physical copies is stupid but If you're willing to wait a bit you can pick up a physical copy of the game SUBSTANTIALLY cheaper than you'll ever find digitally. Also, in a lot of non-American countries the internet is so crap that it's actually quicker to go pick up a physical copy of the game haha.

  • TubaNess FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Meg, honey, I'm 90% sure the problem with your phone is actually your Apple Watch. There's interference with the microphone whenever your watch is close to the microphone, even with your phone in your pocket/on your lap. I think it's the communication between it and your phone that's causing your problems. Try un-linking it and keeping it away from the set; you didn't have the problem with phone interference until you started wearing the watch.

  • bluepanda5

    1 year ago

    I can't believe I'm going to say this, but Gavin is right about the length of time for spoikers.

  • farson135 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Personally, I respect the fact that Kojima has made a fun game series that addresses serious topics (as I write this I remember that MGS features a 7 game running diarrhea joke in the form of Johnny Sasaki). Video games are an art form and it is nice when a AAA developer is willing to put money into a game series that discusses nuclear proliferation, torture, rise of PMCs, governmental surveillance, and many other topics. Raiden was introduced in part because MGS2 (released 2001) needed a naive kid to be led around by the nose to emphasize what the Patriots were talking about. Specifically, humans believe what they want to believe. So instead of humans controlling the world, humans can read crap on the internet and the Patriots will control the world in a “rational” way. And today, given how personalized the internet has become, you could go your entire life without seeing information that significantly deviates from your opinions.

  • Rikk_the_Sergal FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Northern Sergal

    1 year ago

    They need to talk about Undertale sometime.

  • Vhoxz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    i thought games released on Tuesdays because of sega and their sonic game

  • DamnedEyez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sam Hall

    1 year ago

    Theory: Kojima's contract is up soon, so he's officially 'on vacation' until said end date.

    Also...people send to share pictures of events with each other, at least from my experience.


    Spoilers: You should always give warning, common courtesy. Also, no point in sticking them in at random...at least make it relevant.



    Episodic games: Hate them...was done with them with the Half-Life 2 episodes (didn't like them when theyh were announced, to be honest.) If they're going to be made, one a month... no longer.

  • LNCUppercut FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Meg in rare insufferable form this episode.

  • Titchy260

    1 year ago

    Seems like meg is deliberately pulling her phone out at every opportunity, as if refusing to accept that she isn't supposed to use it. You could make a montage with the amount of times she has done it and been told to stop.

  • CamRulZ444 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Game Dev Tycoon for Game Club maybe?

  • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Animated pedophilia is legal* in Japan. They actually recently tightened the law governing underage pornographic materials and intentionally carved out loopholes for animated content.

    As for the EA thing, it could be a Phishing scam in which case, it's absolutely not an intrusion. Not saying that's what happened, but with numbers in the hundreds of accounts, the number just sounds really small for a proper data breach

    *I accept no responsibility for whatever laws you get arrested for because I am not reading the fine print on it.

  • Matt317 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold the guy

    1 year ago

    I don't understand where Ryan keeps getting the idea that everyone hates Raiden.

    • RagArk

      1 year ago

      You must be one of those people who liked Raiden. smh.

    • LoopKat

      1 year ago

      Raiden in MGS2: ignorant, hotheaded, whiny and unlikable

      Raiden in MGS4: still ignorant (not entirely his fault) and hotheaded, more recklessly stubborn than anything, gains points for actually killing shit and being badass

      Raiden in Revengeance: a bit quirky, but finally has his shit together and a purpose, badass final form achieved

    • Matt317 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold the guy

      1 year ago

      Yeah I do. Is that a bad thing? I happened to like his story arc. I even got to meet his voice actor, Quinton Flynn, who is a really cool guy.

      No need to shake your head at that, thank you.

    • Matt317 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold the guy

      1 year ago

      So I got downvoted not only because I said I liked Raiden, but also because I said I liked his voice actor after personally meeting him.

      Alright.

  • AlphaHex FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    The miracle berries you're supposed to keep going round your mouth, not bite into them. You didn't get a bad batch you just didn't know what you were doing xD

    • DamnedEyez FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Sam Hall

      1 year ago

      That seems to be a common theme on Free Play

  • FiachraB FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Courier 6

    1 year ago

    In Ireland games come out on Tuesday too so.....but I agree with Gus about the Tuesday thing. It's stupid because if you're in school it's such a pain that Fallout 4 is out on a Tuesday, and I won't be able to even get past the tutorial part until the weekend.

  • thyeggman FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I'm disappointed that there continues to be no Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns coverage.... I mean, it comes out tomorrow, for heaven's sake...

  • OliveCarnivore FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Meg, "Water poisoning is real!"

    Proceeds to chug water.

  • Elzee98 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wizerd

    1 year ago

    Ryan got shit on HARD!

  • sec11

    1 year ago

    Yes