E3: Quality and Value

by Brian Fife

Recorded on July 16th with Brian Fife, James Fingal, and Thomas Westberg.

Tom, Brian and Jim talk about the Steam Summer Sale, and how the Hunger games is similar to Special Ops: The Line.

Jim drove the main topic for discussion - Quality and Value in games. Is cost per hour of attention a valid way to talk about entertainment value? This doesn't seem to be a factor with printed material, but it often comes up with video or video games.

Games as Art are great, but junk games and junk food both have their place (just ask the deep fried Twinkie guy at the county fair).

Tribes: Ascend, World of Tanks, Majesty, Evil Genius, Steam Summer Sale, Harvest: Massive Encounter, Serious Sam, Starcraft, S.P.A.Z, Eve Online, The Ur-Quan Masters, Skyrim, The Witcher 2, From Dust, Splice, Scoregasm, Dear Esther, Offspring Fling, Wine, Cider, Borderlands 2, Special Ops 2: The Line, White Phosphorus, NHS - The Line, Heart of Darkness, Binding of Isaac, Procedural Generation, Zelda, Max Payne 3, Gladiator, Hunger Games, Fake: Sponsor: Tanooki Tailors, Journey, Ars - Diablo is a game that ends, Hurricane Irene, The Sopranos, Starsky and Hutch, Murphy Brown, The Sims, Halo, Angry Birds: Seasons, Harry Potter, Words with Friends, Twilight, Marauder Map, The Wire, Road Rules, Jersey Shore, Saved by the Bell, Modern Warfare, Madden NFL, Crytek, M*A*S*H*, Kindoms of Amalur: Reckoning, Planescape: Torment, Darklands, X-Com: UFO Defense, Super Meat Boy, Nintendo Hard, Bioshock