On my recent podcast with Nicholas from Samurai Punk, we got on the subject of Steam and more specifically about the challenges of competing against it. For years now industry experts have talked about the market control of Steam over the PC industry and many people don’t like how Steam has become a monopoly and would like a competitor to appear. But thinking about it more, it’s not just creating a digital platform and the problems with finding a true competitor is an almost impossible task.
This weekend with help from some friends I started up a twitch channel for Game-Wisdom and ran my first live stream of Nuclear Throne. Here is the Game-Wisdom Twitch channel which I’ll be using for full episodes at least once a week usually around 9 EST on Saturday and I may play other games in the meantime.
And if you miss any live plays, you can catch them from the Game-Wisdom Youtube page which I’ll be making more use of from this point on.
This week on the cast, I spoke with Nicholas McDonnell from the studio Samurai Punk about his thoughts on multiplayer design and how they figured into his studio’s online shooter — Screencheat.
While I’m finishing editing the Perceptive Podcast, I want to let everyone know that I did appear on the Quarter To Three Podcast last night. We talked about some of the games we’ve been playing, Amiibo and some of the interesting early access games that are out like Project Zomboid and Salt.