Episode #13: Year in Review

In this marathon of an episode, we look back on the year that was in gaming. We also talk about our favourite games of the year. [Recorded December 16th, 2016]

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Featuring:
Merve
Science is Bad
Ben
The Kappa

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
1:50 – Crytek’s Woes
10:40 – Hello Games and No Man’s Sky
23:45 – Bethesda’s Review Policy
37:05 – The CS:GO Betting Scandal and Steam Issues
57:40 – Street Fighter V and Other Fighting Games
1:05:50 – Virtual Reality
1:16:45 – The Warcraft Movie and Other Video Game Movies
1:30:05 – The Closure of United Front Games
1:39:30 – Ben’s Favourite Games of the Year
1:51:20 – Science is Bad’s Favourite Games of the Year
2:16:15 – The Kappa’s Favourite Games of the Year
2:40:10 – Merve’s Favourite Games of the Year
3:00:10 – Games that Surprised Us
3:07:50 – The Worst and/or Most Disappointing Games of the Year
3:38:10 – Games We Haven’t Yet Finished

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep13

Linkdump after the jump.

Introductions (0:15)

Nothing link-worthy here.

Crytek’s Woes (1:50)

Hello Games and No Man’s Sky (10:40)

Bethesda’s Review Policies (23:45)

  • Bethesda now sends out review copies only a day before release. (Source: Polygon)
  • Gameological’s Game In Progress feature on Final Fantasy XV.
  • Correction: Ben was referring to the Joystiq (now Engadget) “review” of Nier by Justin McElroy.
  • Clarification: Eidos – an advertiser on GameSpot back in 2007 – didn’t pay GameSpot for higher review scores, but Jeff Gerstmann’s negative review for Kane and Lynch
    was possibly a factor in his termination from the site. (Source: Wikipedia)

The CS:GO Betting Scandal and Steam Issues (37:05)

  • A summary of the scandal. (Source: Kotaku)
  • Tmartn’s apology video. (Source: Larry Johnson on YouTube)
  • An explanation of the G2A scam. (Source: Kotaku)
  • Official website for EA Access.
  • Hacker Ruby Nealon uploaded a fake game to Steam through a security vulnerability in order to draw Valve’s attention to the bug. (Source: Medium)
  • We couldn’t find the game that was released without all the files necessary to run it. Sorry. (If you know the game in question, please let us know.)

Street Fighter V and Other Fighting Games (57:40)

  • Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’ “Hot Coffee” mod. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Keijo!!!!!!!! is… well, it has to be experienced to be understood. (Source: Funimation)

Virtual Reality (1:05:50)

The Warcraft Movie and Other Video Game Movies (1:16:45)

The Closure of United Front Games (1:30:05)

Ben’s Favourite Games of the Year (1:39:30)

  • Launch trailer for Killer Instinct, season 3. (Source: Xbox on YouTube)
  • Correction: Iron Galaxy has 130 employees, not 12.
    (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Launch trailer for Ronin. (Source: GameSpot Trailers on YouTube)
  • Launch trailer for Inside. (Source: IGN on YouTube)

Science is Bad’s Favourite Games of the Year (1:51:20)

  • Launch trailer for Doom. (Source: Bethesda Softworks on YouTube)
  • Vulkan
    is a 3D graphics API that is considered the successor to OpenGL. (Source:
    Wikipedia)
  • Release date trailer for The Witness. (Source: PlayStation on YouTube)
  • Launch trailer for Picross 3D: Round 2. (Source: Nintendo on YouTube)

The Kappa’s Favourite Games of the Year (2:16:15)

MILD SPOILERS FOR TITANFALL 2.

Merve’s Favourite Games of the Year (2:40:10)

MILD SPOILERS FOR SEASON 1 OF MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Games that Surprised Us (3:00:10)

The Worst and/or Most Disappointing Games of the Year (3:07:50)

Games We Haven’t Yet Finished (3:38:10)

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