Play On! Podcast Episode 13: Backwards Compatability

by Pat B on February 17, 2013


The one where we talk about GameStop threats, Valve layoffs, lots of next-gen console rumors, Annie’s iOS exploration, Pat’s writing struggles, and more. Enjoy!

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Steve February 18, 2013 at 10:19 am

You probably don’t like Xbawks controllers because you all have little girl hands.
Screens should not be on controllers.


Pat B February 18, 2013 at 10:31 am

I don’t mind a screen as long as it’s not directly involved in game play but a fancy screen for menu options and what not, I’ll take that.


Anthony February 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm

“I’m a hand model, mama. A finger jockey. We think differently than the face and body boys… we’re a different breed.” -J.P. Prewitt, Zoolander


Steve February 18, 2013 at 11:06 am

It’s a slippery slope. Soon enough you’ll be having to mash your palm on the screen on your controller to make your mans move on the teevee!


Orlando the Technicoloured February 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I remember screens on controllers rom the Dreamcast, not my favorite idea.
But I guess it could be ok.
Having it act as a move however is a good idea if any games ever turn up or it that are not one shot gimicks (like the occasional use of the sixaxis)


Anthony February 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm

I honestly think it won’t be a screen, just a touch pad which will either add gimmicky actions to the gameplay, or give more flexibility with artificially adding buttons to the controller.


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