Gaming Trend Podcast 08//13//2013– Neverwinter musings

This week on the Gaming Trend Podcast, we discuss Microsoft’s decision to make the Kinect optional on the Xbox One, share in some misery with Nintendo as Wii U consoles sell at a loss, and marvel at the existence of a Kickstarter for a Starcraft-themed MMO. Speaking of MMOs, we’re joined this week by our special guest – from Cryptic Studios, Andy Velasquez, lead producer of Neverwinter. Listen as he hearkens back to the best and worst of its user-created content courtesy of the Foundry. Hit us up at [email protected] with any thoughts of your own, or leave a comment below!

[00:00]:     What We’re Playing
[09:10]:     The Kinect is no longer required for the Xbox One
[14:15]:     Sony says that people like them
[16:40]:     Wii U selling at a loss, and people aren’t buying anyway
[21:00]:     Starcraft MMO mod appears on Kickstarter
[24:25]:     Neverwinter discussion with lead producer Andy Velasquez


Podcast produced by Atlas Burke.  Music from Mega Man 2.

Addie grew up near Detroit. After studying Cell Biology at the University of Michigan and spending a year looking into microscopes, Addie decided to volunteer--playing video games. hobbies run from gaming to music (voice, bass, guitar) to rugby. Addie is a strong supporter of indie and low-cost gaming, an area she thinks is underserved by the media.

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