So Many Holes It Makes Swiss Cheese Look Solid

Feb. 15, 2017

Podcast regulars Rishi Alwani and Mikhail Madnani join host Pranay Parab to talk about Steam Greenlight and why it had to be done away with. We compare it with Steam Direct, the system that's going to replace Greenlight. We also talk about For Honor, an upcoming third-person game, an awesome Humble Bundle, and the woeful state of PS4 game pre-orders in India.

Steam Greenlight being shut down

  • Reasons for shut down
  • Steam Direct
  • Increase in developer fees
  • Valve’s hands off approach
  • Rigging concerns
  • Valve against walled garden approach in consoles
  • Impact on independent game developers
  • Our favourite games from Steam Greenlight

For Honor

  • Always online single player
  • Ubisoft’s reason for this decision
  • Previous rollbacks of similar decisions
  • Diablo 3 and Error 37
  • Games as a service
  • The Titanfall approach

Humble Freedom Bundle (expires February 20)

Sony’s pre-order woes in India

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