Band of Gamers: Episode #87 - the BIG Publishers of E3 (Activision / EA)
Boohyah!!! We kick off our annual E3 coverage with a new approach this year. Rather than do 2 or 3 mega-shows where we try to fit everything in under the sun and then push what we can't get to into the next episode, we are deliberately chunking things up and trying to give each publisher their due. So this episode we are only talking Activision and EA. While both publishers have some collosal titles on the way, the total number of games we expect to see at E3 is fairly small. Could there be some surprises in store? DBq Hams, Osiris Prime, and Zeuxidamas step out of their Miis and enter the real world to host a discussion about video games and the industry that makes it go 'round. Thrills and spills are sure to occur.
0:00 - Intros and Activision: It's a thin portfolio
3:01 - Zeux asks what stage Destiny was announced on
4:00 - DBq speculates on what Activision might show; does Activision need to do anything?
7:39 - There's nothing but CoD: WWII and Destiny 2; does Activision need to do anything other than a mic drop?
12:15 - There's so much about Destiny that is cosmetic; could Bungie change that (ships and speeder bikes)
17:29 - Osiris tells us to shut up so we can shift over to talk about EA
22:53 - DBq talks through Battlefront DLC and what it means we should see from EA; has Andromeda damaged the brand ?
25:09 - Zeux wants to know where are Medal of Honor and Bad Company?
29:34 - we talk what FIFA could mean for the Switch and sports franchises
34:20 - We're into our playlists and Zeux talks going back to Burnout Paradise and it feeling like Paradise Lost
38:41 - We go through Prime's playlist, and he's playing Elite Dangerous
41:30 - DBq does his playlist and he's playing Disney Infinity
47:26 - DBq wraps up with some talk of NBA PlayGrounds
48:00 - Outros and Zeux plugs a few op-eds and know how's over on GearWERKZ.com
Intro and outro music, The Santa Ana Instrumental, by airtone, used via Creative Commons License (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/legalcode)
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