Play On! Podcast Episode 13: Backwards Compatability

by Anthony on February 17, 2013

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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.

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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.

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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

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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!

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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)

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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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