This week has been an interesting one in gaming, and RDGH is back once again to give you the details! Join host Glenn Gordon (who apologizes for his strange audio this week), Garri Bagdasarov, and Ben Shillabeer-Hall for episode 43 of the Racial Diversity Gaming Hour.
One of our Twitter friends brought up Wander, the combat-free MMO (yes, combat-free MMO) coming soon to PlayStation 4. It sounds interesting, despite a scarcity of information, but can it succeed? Feel free to tweet with us as well! Just follow @TheRDGH.
PlayStation could be preparing to become a bit more involved in its sales. The company recently added a field for a discount code in the PS4 PlayStation Store, but how does Sony intend to use it? Also, Guerrilla Games is hiring for a media producer—could it be getting ready to promote its mysterious new game?
We don’t tend to hear much about South Korea when it comes to console-based video games, but PlayStation 4 is apparently doing well there—so well, in fact, that more Korea-focused games are on the horizon.
Also, find out just what free eye candy will be coming to DRIVECLUB after the game’s dreadful launch issues.
Xbox One is doing quite well for the holidays. An EA exec stated that global Xbox sales are “catching up quickly” to those of the PlayStation 4, but the crew thinks that PS4 may not have much to worry about going into 2015.
Gamers have apparently been upset with Xbox after Microsoft offered early adopters a free copy of LIMBO. An article on gimmegimmegames.com posits that the $10 indie is not enough to reward gamers for being the first to purchase the Xbox One, and that early adopters of the console have been “shafted” in favor of those getting great Xbox One bundles this year. It doesn’t stop there—some gamers have been outraged at Gamespot.com for bringing up concerns with the Xbox One in a recent video, accusing it of subtly promoting the PS4 and being “biased” against Microsoft’s console. Yeah, Glenn’s not too happy with gamers on this one.
Finally, the crew takes a look at a great article by an epidemiologist named Georgie Catto from powerupgaming.co.uk, who discusses the plausibility of a pandemic-based apocalypse like that in The Last of Us. The article is a great read and definitely worth checking out.
Our intro music this week is from Overclocked Remix. It’s a remix from Sonic CD, the background music for the Lava Reef Zone in act 1, as well as a couple other songs from the game thrown in here and there. The remix is called “Chips out of Water,” and it’s by Rexy, from OCremix. Our outro is called Trinity. Kingdom Hearts fans, you’ll recognize it quickly—it’s a remix of Dearly Beloved, from the Kingdom Hearts menus. It’s an excellent remix by Tspeiro. This are amazing remixes that you can have in full, for free! To get them and many more, head straight to OCremix.org.
That's it for episode 43! Next week will bring episode 44 and a host of new stories (and better audio from Glenn)! Until then, remember to avoid discrimination against video game platforms based on color or logo. In other words, don't be a racist.