02/10/2015 Show Notes

Both Hours: 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 (2.10.15)

  1. Two Hours is Too Long: EA Thinks Games are Too Hard?!
  2. EA CCO Richard Hilleman during the DICE awards: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-exec-our-games-are-too-hard-to-learn/1100-6425141/
  3. In context, what EXACTLY is a player learning in the beginning two hours?
  4. Have games become too hard in the past decade? Too easy? Relatively the same?
  5. With new game peripherals and technologies coming every year, how will this affect the learning curve of new games designed for new mechanics (Oculus rift, Project Morpheus, etc)?


  1. Microsoft Goes Holographic: The Microsoft Holographic Headset
  2. Check out this announcement video: http://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-hololens/en-us
  3. A supposed seemless blend of AR with standard reality to create a whole new dimension of interaction
  4. on Reddit, Bill Gates says HoloLens is “absolutely amazing, but still a few years off”
  5. What does HoloLens have in store for gaming?
  1. A Piece of the Digital Pie: Nintendo Announces New Youtube Revenue Program
  2. The Nintendo Creators Program” to share Youtube advertising revenue with people who create video content with their games: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-changes-youtube-ad-revenue-policy/1100-6424970/
  3. Immediately met with backlash from the Internet, including famous user PewDiePie, calling it a “slap in the face” because of their terms of agreement list
  4. videos must be sent to Nintendo for approval, and users only receive 40% of revenue share…
  5. but 0% from videos they do not approve of.
  6. Smash Bros franchise and Bayonetta are also excluded from list of games you can make receive revenue from!
  7. In the world of digital advertising, is Nintendo setting too strict a standard for free-market on Youtube, or establishing new ground rules for how people profit from others’ products?
  1. News Round-Up!
  2. Nintendo in early talks with Netflix to create live-action Legend of Zelda series: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/legend-of-zelda-live-action-series-coming-to-netfl/1100-6425161/
  3. Valve Economist becomes Finance Minister for Greece: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/valve-economist-becomes-finance-minister-for-greec/1100-6424905/
  4. Ex-Nintendo employee Dan Adelman says Nintendo’s traditional culture is too inefficient and safe: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-s-decision-making-process-too-slow-too-sa/1100-6424780/
  5. Hatred gets an AO rating, banning it from console sales, but still plans to release on Steam: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/hatred-rated-adults-only-in-north-america/1100-6424713/
  6. Samsung Smart TVs can actually record living room chatter and send data to interested parties: http://www.gamespot.com/articles/be-warned-samsung-smart-tvs-can-listen-to-your-liv/1100-6425187/