Podcast – Sept 12th: Next Generation Consoles

This week on the Gaming Trend Podcast, Mike & Ron chat about the next generation of consoles- what are the big three planning and how are they going to top the current generation? Also, Ron talks about what he’s playing right now, we go over the week’s major releases, and go on a total tangent about MMOs.

Hosts: Mike Dunn & Ron Burke
Producer: Mike Dunn
Music: Strange Motorcycle

01:00 – What we’re playing (God of War Origins Collection)
06:06 – Coming out this week
12:49 – Suddenly we’re talking about MMOs
21:44 – Next Gen Gaming- the Wii U
28:02 – Handhelds leading the way
31:22 – iOS and Android- the new competition
34:58 – Extending the current gen with motion controls
40:32 – Diminishing returns and skyrocketing costs in triple A titles
48:26 – Signs of activity from Microsoft and Sony
50:22 – How will they differentiate themselves?
52:54 – The Cloud and bandwidth/ Storage
57:06 – PC’s influence on the coming generation
58:15 – The potential of the Wii U
1:04:12 – Online services

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Mike Dunn is the old man of Gaming Trend, having cut his teeth on Atari consoles and First Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons back in the day. His involvement with Gaming Trend dates back to 2003, and he’s done everything from design and code to writing and managing. Now he has come full circle, with a rekindled passion for tabletop gaming and a recent debut as Dungeon Master (nearly forty years after he purchased the original DMG).

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