Episode 116: Remaking A Classic

This week on Pause Screen Kyle continues playing through platformers old and new, William inches further in Torna: The Golden Country, and Kaz is still stuck in the progression loop of WoW minutia. In our news, we talk about custom Soul Calibur VI characters, the Kingdom Hearts package on PSN, PSN username changes, Mel’Ganis coming to HoTS, wireless Gamecube controllers, and the future of Telltale’s final season of the Walking Dead. In our discussion section, we tackle Microsoft’s new streaming project, and their soon-to-be acquisition of Obsidian. After that, we talk a bit about remaking games, the pluses and minuses. Come pause with us!

HYPE TRAIN *toot toot*

 

SMASH BROS RUMOR OF THE WEEK

  • There might be brothers that you can smash. Unconfirmed, though.

 

MELANCHOLY, YET HOPEFUL TRAIN

 

Discussion:

Microsoft is making an initial push into cloud streaming with a project called ‘xCloud’, with the goal of being able to ‘play Halo anywhere’.

Is it the future, or a one-off curiosity? https://www.destructoid.com/microsoft-announces-huge-cloud-gaming-initiative-project-xcloud-so-people-can-play-halo-anywhere–526237.phtml

 

Microsoft is also reportedly buying Obsidian.

Makes sense, given their recent studio acquisitions and Obsidian’s financial troubles in the past. I think with a bit more of a guiding hand, Obsidian will be able to make some really compelling console RPGs.

https://kotaku.com/sources-microsoft-is-close-to-buying-obsidian-1829614135

 

Podcast THING OF THE WEEK

 

The current trend in disney movies is to ‘remake’ their animated classics in live action, current trend in games is to remaster. Do you think that any game could be a successful ‘remake’

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