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  • Games for the Holiday Season with an In-Depth Look at Battlefield 2042
  • Games for the Holiday Season with an In-Depth Look at Battlefield 2042


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 38:37

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    Originally recorded November 2021

    Show Notes

    With the holidays here it is time to look at some of the latest game titles and dive into their troubled past.  Many of these issues have started to tarnish the reputation of these game developers and transforming their triple A titles into obviously rushed projects that are plagued with bugs and converting their publicized release into nothing more than a glorified beta.

    Of course, this new direction is largely economy driven.  Games cost more to build and unless they have something to sell, they are operating with 100% overhead.  As a result, we get things like micro transactions and large-scale beta releases that not only get games out faster but, helps drive the direction the game takes by reacting to user feedback.  In the software world this is following the “Agile Development Methodology” that not only saves QA dollars but shaves development dollars by only building parts of the game that really matter.

    The drawback comes with the type of release.  For Battlefield 2042 you can clearly see that the game is only half baked, there are large parts of core functionality missing proving that the MVP bar was set a little too low. 

    In this episode the duo discusses some of the latest game titles along with their conflicted scores on Metacritic and then take a deep dive into Battlefield 2042 including a long list of issues and complaints as published on reddit.

    After that we jump into Battlefield 2042 to see first hand if the game is worth the hype or something you should skip.  Be sure to check out the video above.

    Related Links
    A list of issues with Battlefield 2042 and what needs to be changed / fixed.

    Episode 130 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)