Band of Gamers: Episode #84 - Switch to Scorpio -!
What's up everybody? The band is back together and better than ever! We've been kicking around ideas about growing the show and starting our own content network, so keep your eyes peeled. In the meantime...
It's episode #84, and fast approaching the all-important number 100! (Maybe). In this episode we talk the recent reveals concerning the XBox Scorpio. Are we not amazed? Maybe not. There's still a lot more to the discussion than just the tale of the tape and we go at it tooth and nail breaking that egg wide open. And then it's time for some healthy tension about what the Switch's chances are and whether or not we should be impressed or cautiously negative about Nintendo's recent "Direct" conference. It's a barn burner from some of the nicest folks in gaming. Treats and enjoy!
(This time index is for the audio version of the show, located at the bottom of the post)
0:00 - Intros, Welcome Back, and how’s everybody doing, Zeux has built a new PC
7:22 - A new format, talking Scorpio and Switch news and analysis
10:09 - Is Scorpio that much more powerful than PS4? What do the numbers really say
15:09 - Devs couldn’t figure out how to get to 1080p on the XB1; will there be a 4k shortfall on Scorpio
20:22 - What about XB1, 1S, and Scorpio brand confusion
24:11 - Sidebar: Windows 10, OS X, and why don’t people get it?
30:00 - Does Microsoft stick with the XB1 branding for follow-on variants?
34:56 - DB feels like Microsoft has to give us a name at E3, and until then who cares about all the speculation?
39:53 - Is this an effort to out-spend Sony and push them to the brink, going where they can’t follow?
43:22 - Predictions on price and what Sony MUST do
48:42 - Breaking down the Nintendo Switch at Nintendo Direct
53:50 - DB and Zeux duke it out about old games in the Switch’s new release lineup
1:00:15 - Which side does Prime take?
1:02:17 - DB weighs in on predictions for the Switch’s potential successes
1:10:00 - Pricing the Holiday Season, and what the initial Switch sales figures tell us
1:16:03 - Outros and what to look for next
Intro and Outro music, "My Name is Bond" by Martijn de Boer, used via Commercial Commons license (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode)