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PSTS Episode 77 – The VGX, Project M 3.0, and, Well, Joel McHale

The big event over the weekend was the monster that the Video Game Awards has turned into: VGX, a small studio, and two hosts who probably do not want to be there. But before Jeff and J.D. can break that event down for you, first there needs to be some talk about Xenoblade, the console version of Diablo III, and the latest release of the famous Smash Bros mod.

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3 comments on “PSTS Episode 77 – The VGX, Project M 3.0, and, Well, Joel McHale

  1. rick
    December 12, 2013

    Hey, thanks for the shout out!
    It’s not really a question, but just for the sake of it I wonder what are your thoughts on the way people perceive Nintendo’s position in the market.
    All this talk about Wii U’s low sales got me thinking. People focus a lot on numbers and stuff and that’s the way everything works I guess (and of course, it’s not looking good right now, although it’s too soon to tell whether it will tank or not), but the way I see it Nintendo don’t really need to outsell Sony or Microsoft – they just need to sell well enough to profit and stay relevant and that’s all that matters. What do you think?

    • shickj
      December 12, 2013

      That’s a good discussion topic! We can go deeper into discussion about this in next week’s podcast, but my initial thoughts are that, like you said, Nintendo doesn’t need to sell like gangbusters to stay profitable and they have proved that in the past. A question I’ve seen tossed around lately is, “Is Nintendo still relevant today?” Of course I answer that yes of course they are still relevant and titles like Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds (while seemingly typical Nintendo fare) display that relevancy to me. Anyways, Jeff and I can probably go over this further next week so stay tuned! Thanks for the topic!

  2. rick
    December 13, 2013

    Cool! Yeah, I think it’s a pretty interesting discussion indeed. Everyone’s aware of how different Nintendo is from the competition, and yet most people seem to judge it the same way they judge Sony and Microsoft. I think that’s wrong in several levels, especially when you consider how both of them are not only a videogame company and that Nintendo makes a completely different product anyway. And you’re totally right – for as long as they are making the games they do, they will always be relevant.

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