Episode 256: The Centroid of the Mechanism

Episode 256: The Centroid of the Mechanism

May 3rd, 2021 | 12:00 pm ET

We get to the center of things as we discuss recent releases, Amnesia Fortnight, and more!

On this episode, we chart a course through all things games:

We start our journey from Recent Release Bay, where games that have recently entered the hype cycle slosh against the waves, including Returnal, Ratchet and Clank, and New Pokémon Snap.

We then enter the icy and tumultuous Activisea, where blistering gales carry the news of Activision Blizzard slowly transforming into the Call of Duty Corporation, with Toys for Bob forced to become a Warzone support studio. These harsh winds are only slightly buffeted by our quiet reflections on Hearthstone and World of Warcraft.

Once the squall ends, we sail straight towards the Game Dev Archipelago, using the Double Fine’s recently released Amnesia Fortnight 2019 documentary as a guide. By this point, it’s all calm waters, as we discuss individual authorship on massive game projects as well as anti-adventure games with Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor.

Games include Teardown, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor.

Wardcast Episode 256, Go! 0:00:00
Medi-Sins 0:03:44
Games We're Looking Forward To 0:14:20
'Teardown' Discussion 0:32:31
The World and Heroes of 'Warcraft,' Revisited 0:42:02
Shake-ups at Activision Blizzard 1:02:10
It Takes a Village to Make a Game 1:27:04
'Diaries of a Spaceport Janitor' Discussion 1:34:26
Wardcast Episode 256, Out! 1:49:41

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