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Staring at Screens episode 20: This Episode is Non-Refundable

How do you like your game content? Chunky or puréed?

This week, the SAS crew attempt to answer this age-old question and more as they delve deep into the topic of DLC, all while bravely fending off the effects of a hangover in a cafe in Manila! It's time to tune in to the most adventurous Staring at Screens episode yet.

From their show notes:

On this week’s episode, Dave gets his JRPGame on in the form of more Ni No Kuni and Persona 4 Golden, Vick discovers her latent ability for racing games in Real Racing 3, Joel finds a use for horse armor in DLC Quest, and we all get creeped out by Swedish folklore in Simogo’s masterpiece Year Walk.

We also discuss the bygone age of Expansion Packs, the maturing of the DLC era, and hint at the advent of the In-App-Purchase dynasty. Along the way we point fingers at The Sims, Warcraft 2, World of Warcraft, Dragon Age, The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, the Mass Effect games, Red Dead Redemption, Borderlands 2, the Professor Layton games, and Batman: Arkham City. Name drops abound in this segment.

There's also a good bit of talk about the next generation of consoles and the utterly interesting topic of fragmentation as all these odd game-playing devices in every shape and size invade the market. I am a PC gamer writing on a PC gaming community website, but hey. It pays to know what's going on outside our little circle of the gaming industry.

Afterwards, come take a look at our discussion thread for the episode and share your thoughts!

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