2012 has come and (almost) gone. In this Mashcast we recap some of the bigger happenings in 2012.
Sensationalist headline is sensational. We discuss shoddy reporting, Zynga’s stock dropping it like it’s hot, EA Madden lawsuit, the (still) broken Fez patch, and more.
Zynga’s definition of innovation is a bit different from ours… And Websters. Additionally, no Blizzcon this year, THQ is in trouble, Nintendo may be doing some re-branding, no new XBox in 2012, and PSN NA loses it’s director. That, plus more, on this Mashcast.
The games media is so excited for the next XBox that they are reporting speculation as fact. Other than that Hackers are hacking PunkBuster, Zynga is copying other developers, DRM is a waste of money, and Microsoft may be giving MS points the axe.
A new co-host has arrived and his name sounds a little familiar. On todays episode we discuss Zynga struggling with it’s new titles, Square Enix is bucking the trend when it comes to mobile games pricing, Gaikai coming to Facebook, plus more.
Dissension among the ranks at Zynga could spell some tough times ahead.
Is that bubble ready to pop yet?
Who’s side are you on anyway? Publishers or retailers? Either way, the consumer may be losing. On this Mashcast we discuss the publishers reaction to the second hand sales market, Netflix/Qwickser entry into the game rentals market, social gaming “causing” decline in console gaming, crappy Xbox support, and more.