For #8 this year, we have a game that just managed to get out before the end of December.
For #9 of my list, we have the debut game from an Indie studio that was one of the strongest entries from a new company.
A special video series today. The Games of Ill Repute is a series dedicated to looking at controversial games to see if they were worthy of being scorned, or if there were some good elements there. For this one, I took a look at Simcity 2013: A great idea that was mashed into the ground thanks to EA’s insistence on multiplayer in a city builder. If you would like to see more of these series, we can make them an ongoing goal over on http://patreon.com/gwbycer and patrons can vote on what game for me to look at next.
For this week’s cast, I spoke with noted Game Economist Ramin Shokrizade on the growth of monetization in the game industry, and how it impacted MMOs, free to play games, games as a service, and a lot more.