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Cat Context 28: E3 Postmortem, Console Premortem, and Free-to-Play with Syl

This week on Cat Context, we declare that consoles are dead! No wait, that’s just what crazy Liore says. They’re probably not dead at all.

E3 was last week and we talk about our favorite moments, favorite consoles, and what games caught our eye, including The Division, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, and of course Final Fantasy XV. Elly tries to explain why someone would still buy an Xbox right now, but Aro is not buying it.

And later, Ellyndrial and Liore sit down with Syl from MMO Gypsy to talk about free-to-play and why it might not be so bad. Do game companies have an obligation to protect players from their own worst instincts? Does the free-to-play model encourage migratory player populations?

Also, a defense of Sega Dreamcast! Debating which console controller is the best! Talking plush Angry Birds!

As always Liore is joined by the most excellent Arolaide and Ellyndrial.

It would be downright awesome if you gave us a vote on iTunes. :)

* Liore’s E3 rundown
* Syl’s site at MMOGypsy.com
* Free Music Archive page for our theme, in THE crowd by The Years

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    Syl
    June 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Again, it was great fun guys and thanks! :) expect a follow-up on our gambling discussion soon!
    Syl´s last post: What can the MMO “console trend” do for us PC players?

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    Shintar
    June 21, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Fun episode, I quite enjoyed the F2P discussion with Syl. :)

    I do think we all have to be careful with making blanket judgements about what does and doesn’t work in F2P, because we have incredible little actual information about most games’ financials. It’s easy to say “oh, you can make lots of money by just selling [blah]” but truth is, we don’t actually know what makes these shops the most profit…
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