Racial Diversity Gaming Hour 42: October NPD: PS4’s streak continues… for now

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Once again, RDGH is back after a particularly interesting week in the world of video games. This week, join host Glenn Gordon, Garri Bagdasarov, Ben Shillabeeer-Hall, and (eventually) Fraser Miller as they discuss what has been going on:

Week-to-week sales for the Xbox One have tripled in the United States since the console’s holiday price drop, and according to Microsoft, Xbox One has been ahead of PlayStation 4 for the past couple of weeks. How might Sony fight back, and will the ten-month streak finally be broken?

Meanwhile, the Uncharted movie continues its turbulent gestation. Producers sought Chris Pratt, who played Star Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy, to play Uncharted’s Nathan Drake, but the actor declined the role. The crew thinks that the movie’s producers may be going in the wrong direction altogether with their casting goals.

Sony has been visibly working to increase the hype for its PlayStation Experience event next month. Could that help or hurt the end result?

DRIVECLUB has received yet another update on its Facebook page. Evolution Studios is still hard at work, but is offering gamers some freebies to help win some good graces. That’s nice, but is their focus in the wrong place? Also, find out when the update with the weather effects should finally hit the PS4.

Finally, NPD results are in for October, and Xbox One is in a better position than it has ever been in. If Microsoft's data is true, PlayStation 4's now ten-month winning streak could be in danger. The crew discusses PlayStation 4's prospects for the holidays, and why a win for Xbox on November might not be so consequential.

Our intro music this week is called Breaking the Ice, a remix by DigiE of Overclocked Remix. It comes from the Ice Cap Zone of Sonic the Hedgehog 3. To download this and many other great video game remixes in full, for free, head straight to OCremix.org.  

Our ending music is a song you heard part of before way back at the end of episode 19. It’s a remix of the background music from the Sunny Glade level of the Super Adventure Box dungeon. The background music itself is a remix of “Logan’s Journey,” part of the soundtrack from Guild Wars 2. This is by a talented artist named DusK. You can find him and many more incredible metal video game remixes on his YouTube channel, ItStartsatDusk, and also at Bandcamp, where he is selling his entire six-track album of Super Adventure Box remixes for literally any price you want to pay. To see and download the album, go to itstartsatdusk.bandcamp.com.

All this and more comprises another great episode of RDGH. Come back next week for episode 43. Until then, remember to shun all notions of discrimination of platforms for their color or logo. Don’t be a racist.