Episode 32: The Anatomy of a Scary Game

The Digital Fiasco Podcast Episode 32 - The Anatomy of Scary GamesThis week on Digital Fiasco: EA has full confidence in Bioware (wink), Phil Spencer steals Home, The sun sets on Bright Falls, Square Enix puts a hit on IO interactive. We’ll also talk about the mechanics behind a Scary game, and our love/hate relationship with them, but first we’ll talk about this week’s E3 Rumor Round up.






Episode 32: The Anatomy of a Scary Game

(0:23) There’s always time for joke intros and Mother’s Day
(2:14) Dandr0id plays Metro Last Light
(4:47) Jack McBastard plays Shock Tactics
(8:28) Jack McBastard plays Prey
(15:33) Doing Stuff is Fun! – debrief on Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
(20:13) Discs, Downloads and DLC
(26:38) Anti-releases
(31:37) E3 Rumor Roundup
(33:05) Rumor #1: Assassin’s Creed Origins
(38:04) Rumor #2: Batman: Arkham Insurgency
(41:33) Rumor #3: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
(44:51) Rumor #4: Star Wars Battlefront II PlayStation VR support
(47:24) Rumor #5: Halo 6 will not be at E3
(47:48) Rumor #6: Halo 5 DLC? Halo spin-off? Scorpio strategy for Halo
(50:50) Rumor #7: Why is everyone thinking about Far Cry 5 instead of Ubisoft’s other Wild West franchise
(1:03:30) Phil Spencer steals Home (IT’S A PUN!)
(1:08:48) Beam as a streaming service on the Xbox Live platform
(1:12:19) Alan Wake leaving Steam and other services May 15th, 2017 (potentially forever)
(1:14:17) Google actually hires Job Simulator developers
(1:15:48) Square-Enix wants to sell IO Interactive and Hitman may come with them
(1:19:51) The Options Menu – Checkpoint: The Anatomy of a Scary Game

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Editor in Chief and Co-Super President at Digital Fiasco

Hailing from parts unknown, Jack McBastard is more machine than man, twisted and evil. He doesn’t agree with the other four dentists, and always stays crispy in milk.

Favorite games include Bioshock, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, XCOM.