This week’s podcast is trying something a bit different. With Peter busily importing Thanksgiving to Northern Ireland, Kev contending with a leaking roof and Lewis just generally overworked, it was looking like you’d be listening to me singing mournful songs for an hour. Fortunately I’d had to the foresight to arrange for Teflon to come on this week’s episode, and what followed was an experiment.
As it’s December it seems like an appropriate time to look back over the year, and that’s just what I asked Teflon to do. Instead of following the podcast’s usual format, we had a much more free-form conversation, looking back over his highlights of the year – both personally and in terms of games.
He picked out two games that really defined 2014 for him, Destiny and DriveClub, and talked about both in depth, contextualising them into what he sees as broader trends in the industry. Destiny, for him, represents the shift towards shared experiences and the growth of co-op, while DriveClub serves as somewhat of a whipping boy for the online issues that are regularly plaguing game launches now.
Beyond the games that have defined his 2014 he talks about what he’s been up to broadly. This ranges from having chest pains in LA during E3, to the best bars near Gamescom, and onto his utter disdain for Pizza Hut. To say we drift off topic is a bit of an understatement, but hopefully it’s all entertaining.
Don’t worry, the podcast should return to normal with its next episode, but if you liked this different approach to the episode then do let us know in the comments below or via Twitter.
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