BRB UK 25: Tim’s Olympic RRoD

Well, hello there you scamps! Dan, Jon and Tim have spent the week being pleasantly surprised that Great Britain appears to be good at sport once again – but, thankfully, this hasn’t got in the way of them burbling about video games.

This week, we ramble about:

  • Andrew Lloyd-Webber is making a game – god knows why
  • Metal Gear Solid 4‘s Trophy patch (PS3)
  • Ouya watch – special editions, Final Fantasy and more
  • Transformers: Fall of Cybertron demo impressions (360/PS3)
  • Tim’s played with a 3DS XL, feels obliged to talk about it again
  • Dan’s pile of shame – Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning (360)
  • Some Android and iOS games
  • The Great British Debate: Is there a right way to do micro-transactions?

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Comments

  1. How can you have immature sex?

  2. steroidtulip

    A great show and a massive shout out to me ; always a Bobby bonus !

  3. Tudor said

    How can you have immature sex?

    Good point. Well made. happy

  4. Badhaggis

    The 3dixle sounds like something Frawlz owns…

  5. d1x1e

    Gents,

    How long before video games become accepted (if ever) as a proper art form

    And does the raison d’être of user input mean that having a high profile install base of freaks, halfwits, mysogynists and homophobes mean that vidya gamez will never be taken seriously

  6. i think they already are dude, game’s make more dough than movies and you only have to look at the size of E3 and the VGA’s to see how widely accepted games are now as an art form and leader of the entertainment market

     

    Great pod again guys been on my holybags past 2 weeks but im caught up and ready for the next one ;)  

  7. thixty said
    i think they already are dude, game’s make more dough than movies and you only have to look at the size of E3 and the VGA’s to see how widely accepted games are now as an art form and leader of the entertainment market

     

    Great pod again guys been on my holybags past 2 weeks but im caught up and ready for the next one ;)  

    I think you are making the argument that video games are now seen as a major entertainment genre. As an art form though, it still has a long ways to go before its accepted as such. Obviously, games like Journey and Limbo help it but those who believe video games are an art form are still in the minority IMO.

  8. Diarmuid said

    thixty said
    i think they already are dude, game’s make more dough than movies and you only have to look at the size of E3 and the VGA’s to see how widely accepted games are now as an art form and leader of the entertainment market

     

    Great pod again guys been on my holybags past 2 weeks but im caught up and ready for the next one ;)  

    I think you are making the argument that video games are now seen as a major entertainment genre. As an art form though, it still has a long ways to go before its accepted as such. Obviously, games like Journey and Limbo help it but those who believe video games are an art form are still in the minority IMO.

    yeah i suppose your right to be fair i am not in the slightest interested if its considered an art form or not, to me a video game is a video game if i like it i like it and if i dont i dont, everything else is a useless distraction lol

  9. thixty said

    yeah i suppose your right to be fair i am not in the slightest interested if its considered an art form or not, to me a video game is a video game if i like it i like it and if i dont i dont, everything else is a useless distraction lol

    For me, the ‘Are video games art?’ debate isn’t to validate my interest in them as worthwhile, but rather so that the creators of these games get the wider recognition they deserve for the works they create. We have no issue calling Martin Scorsese or Wes Anderson artists – the same should be said of Jenova Chen and Arnt Jensen [to use the examples I gave earlier].

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