Big Red Barrelcast 34: Wet Star Trek

The Big Red Barrelcast returns to tickle your ear drums with their ramblings! On this week’s episode, Dave, Pacman and Kev ramble on about buggy Battlefield 4, Kev’s PS4, and meat. Don’t forget to visit our sponsor Insert Coin Clothing and cover up your nakedness by using discount code BIGREDSAVINGS15 for 15% off your order!

This time, they pontificate about:

  • Why should Kev keep his PS4 preorder?
  • Preorder Madness
  • COD: Ghosts
  • Assassin’s Creed: Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Canada’s super deal
  • WOW gets an update
  • There’s a new Mass Effect in the works
  • GTAV players get the money, dolla, dolla bill y’all
  • Killzone: Shadow Fall footage is too good for Youtube
  • 60FPS at 1080p
  • Xbones breaking street date
  • Shout outs
  • Some lovely bonus content for BRB podcast app owners.

We’d love to give you all some sort of incredible hug immediately followed by a polite conversation about how cool you are, but frankly we can’t afford the travel expenses. So, while we save our pennies, cents, and whatever the heck Canadians use, we’ll offer you some download links to help bide the time. Subscribe here. Here’s the RSS feed.  Leave an iTunes review here. Download the mp3 here.

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  1. Mauders

    Hey Guys, Love the show, I think it’s so awsm that you guys take time out of your week to deliver gaming news and goodness to us. Cheers me up when I’m a bit bummed out and gets me excited about new gaming stuff. Pacman has such a vast knowledge on gaming and news. Kev really knows his stuff about tech and the way games handle. Dave really enthuses me about gaming and we have quite similar views about the games. Just a great trio in general, you all bring something different and it really works! Could I please ask a question ,no doubt, you’ve been asked this loads. I’m really excited about the Xbox One now and might cancel my PS4 preorder as I can’t get both. Titanfall just looks sweet but I’m concerned about the PS4 being more powerful, outputting at higher resolution etc. Should I be worried, does titanfall overall that problem? What do you guys think? I would be very grateful for any views on that. Thanks! Keep up the good work! x

    • I think a lot of people *think* they care about playing games in 1080 over 720, but ultimately they just want to play a game that runs smoothly. Does 1080 rendering look better than 1080 upscaled? Yes, absolutely, but it’s still the same game. If you’ve spent the last several years complaining that games don’t look sharp enough then maybe it’s a concern, but I don’t think most people are like that, they just use it as a reason to jump on the PS4’s side at this point.

      Ultimately, it’s a pointless argument anyway, since both systems will likely be running games at 1080 within a couple of years. Maybe not at 60fps with a bunch of anti-aliasing– that remains to be seen — but developers are only going to get better at designing their games around these architectures. Consider the leap on PS3 in performance between its launch titles and Uncharted 2, or 3, and then again what that machine was pulling off this year with Beyond. Both consoles will go through this again.

      So to be honest I guess I’d just say go with whichever system you want specific games for? If Titanfall really is going to be your jam then that won’t be on PS4 ever, so that should really make the decision simple. Just don’t worry about which is the more powerful system. It’s not worth it. The PS4 *is* more powerful on paper, but who knows what tricks developers are going to come up with over the years? Will they even spec their games higher on that platform when they don’t really have to? Who knows? Just do what everyone else *should* be doing: Go where the games you like are.

  2. Mauders

    Thank you Kev, that’s really cleared it up for me. Ye you’re right, it doesn’t matter that much to me, so I think I’ll take your advice and go with the games. Which happens to be titanfall! I agree with you that developers will hopefully all have 1080p in a couple of years, I hadnt really thought about that. Thanks again Kev!

  3. That’s true, I just meant the first game. PS4 is probably still an option for a Titanfall game if you’re willing to a) wait for another two years and b) believe that Respawn will make a second Titanfall game immediately after the first.

  4. DJ

    Started at episode one, all caught. Fucking love it 1

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