Hour one and two: It’s the second Tuesday of the month and that means it’s time for our Gamer Tuesday Show! Joining us tonight is Grayson Hamilton. Gray is our Computer America Gamer Correspondent! Gray recently completed and received his Masters Degree of Journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, and is actively pursuing a career in video game journalism. Gray is an Editor-at-Large for Popzara Magazine! He’s an experienced game enthusiast and author who will give us his viewpoints when it come to computer and set top games!
Radio Show Topics (12.9.14)
1. Failing the Creed: Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed Unity Debacle
a. Leading up to release, reports of framerate issues, designers say making female characters are too difficult to create?
b. Immediate launch problems: game-crashing bugs, significant graphics errors and character models rendering incorrectly, hiding mechanics are bugged… How did all of these problems make it to launch?
c. Ubisoft offering free DLC as an APOLOGY?
d. By the way, how did Assassin’s Creed: Rogue do?
e. Leaked photos of NEXT YEAR’s Assassin’s Creed already out; has it official become a cash cow?
2. As the Dust Settles: Black Friday Results
a. Xbox One leads the pack by taking 53% of all bundle purchases! PS4 with 31%, Nintendo Wii U only 6%
b. Top sellers were Grand Theft Auto 5, Assassin’s Creed Unity bundle, Far Cry 4… I wonder how Destiny fared?
c. Super Smash Bros Wii U becomes fastest selling Nintendo game in history, but how will it do in the next few months?
d. Does this mean Xbox is on the road to comeback? Should Sony be worried?
3. A Sad Farewell: Ralph Baer Passes Away at 92
a. Ralph Baer, “the father of video games”; creator of the very first video game home console the Magnavox Odyssey in 1971
b. Also created the very first light-gun peripheral and game, Shooting Gallery
c. Co-inventor of Simon and Super Simon, home electronic pattern-memorizing games that spawned a new genre of electronic gaming in the 80s
d. Without Baer’s work, WE WOULDN’T BE TALKING ABOUT VIDEO GAMES TODAY.
4. Happy New year! CES 2015!
a. Sony, Toshiba, Apple, Microsoft, Mitsubishi, Major tech companies showing off their latest products
b. What’s the buzzword this year? Wearable Tech
c. What are we really excited about in this year’s conference?