Hart & Usagi #68: EVO2015 is Curtis

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It’s time for another scintillating Hart & Usagi Podcast episode. In this corner it’s USGamer’s 10 best PlayStation 4 games and in the opposite corner it’s two guys who played almost none of them. A captivating match-up! Other showdowns include Ant-Man vs. Pixels, UK businesses vs. personal use, and EVO vs. Jamie Lee Curtis.

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NEWS/TOPICS:
* PlayStation Mobile Officially Closes Today
* The 10 Best PlayStation 4 Games
* UK High Court Kills ‘personal use’ ripping of copyrighted material
* Jamie Lee Curtis Attended EVO Disguised As Vega From Street Fighter
* Don’t Celebrate A Tournament Win Until You’ve Actually Won
* Acclaimed RPG Odin Sphere Getting HD Remake in North America
* Xbox One Backwards Compatibility an “Enormous Engineering Challenge”
* What are the Hardest Video Games?
* Adam Sandler’s Video Game Movie Pixels Wins Friday With $9.2 Million
* Pixels Has Slow Start at Box Office
* China’s Console Ban Is Now Totally Over
* Google+ and YouTube are finally splitting up

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New Releases 2013: Aug. 18-Sept. 7

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WEEK of 8/18
Disney Infinity (PS3, X360, PC, WII, WU, 3DS)
Divekick (PS3, PSV)
Saints Row IV (PS3, X360, PC)
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist (PS3, X360, PC, WU)

WEEK of 8/25
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition (PC)
Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn (PS3, PC)
Killer Is Dead (PS3, X360)
Lost Planet 3 (PS3, X360, PC)
Madden NFL 25 (PS3, X360)
PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate (PC)
Pokemon Rumble U (WU)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (X360)

WEEK of 9/1
Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland (PSV)
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (PS3, PC)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (PS3, X360)
Diablo III (PS3, X360)
Rayman Legends (PS3,X360, PC, WU, PSV)
Total War: Rome II (PC)

Hart & Usagi Podcast #27: PlayStation 4 Special

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Sony’s press conference happened and as expected it was the announcement of the PlayStation 4. Shortly after the event ended I put a call out for guests and was able to rope in four. This makes for the largest panel ever on the show. The returning champions are da_bluewolfy, SonicHomeboy, madtyger, and ebbderelict. We talk about all of the information Sony delivered and what we thought about it. Usagi is missing in action this time around, but have no fear because he’ll return next time.

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Hart & Usagi Podcast #14

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Episode 14 of the Hart & Usagi podcast is upon you with just about an hour of conversation on gaming news and a few other topics of interest.

TOPICS:
* Street Fighter X Tekken sales fall short of Capcom expectations, ‘cannibalism’ blamed
* Redesigned Wii U tablet shown off by TT Games QA guy
* Diablo III & anti-consumerism + online pass
* American Gladiators (Zap)
* Recent game shopping
* Shoot-’em-up reviews
* Journalism (aka Garme Jurnalizm)

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Oh It’s Different!

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Adam Sessler takes on the fanboys of the Diablo series in the most recent edition of Sessler’s Soapbox. Check it out and then come on back.

I found myself agreeing with everything that Sessler said. There is one point, though, that I’d like to look at.

He noted about the attitude that some fans of a game series have where they act like the developer must listen to them otherwise the new installment in the series is going to suck. Obviously that’s not exactly true. Is it good to at least listen to what the fans have to say? Sure. Feedback is always a great way to see what needs to be improved.

Now with that said does the developer have to listen to the fans? Of course not, but it’s probably better to than not. Basically what I’m trying to say is that the developer has the right to ignore the fans’ ideas if they wish. Sometimes, like with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, it’s for the best.