August 16, 2017
Welcome to episode 13 of Slow Day Radio!
Today, on The Patch Notes (gaming news)
- Sonic Mania delayed for PC
- Xbox One X definitive price and release date
- Major No Man's Sky patch
- Riot loses in skin-related lawsuit
- New DOTA 2 heroes incoming
- Valve announces new video game
This week’s 5-Minute-Review game is Destiny, by Bungie. Destiny is an online-only massive multiplayer first-person-shooter in a science fiction setting. Years in the making, this ambitious project didn't measure up to the expectations of most of it's playerbase, but still managed to be a very enjoyable experience. In the distant future, humanity (and allied races) are fighting dark forces converging on our galaxy. Hostile alien species seek to destroy humanity as it's been blessed by an entity known as "The Traveler." The game features several explorable planets with open-world maps that offer various quests, strikes and raids to earn loot. Storytelling is very light, which is one of the major complaints. Some balance changers, diversity of classes and bullet-sponge enemy bosses are a few of Destiny's more glaring issues, but solid gunplay and an intriguing galaxy to explore still makes this an enjoyable title.
This week's Main Quest, for better or worse, delves into the underbelly of gaming culture and subcultures. Language, communities, and social interaction have all been influenced by gaming culture. What causes these changes? What subcultures have we seen emerge from gaming communities? Does gaming perpetuate or discourage individualism found in American culture? What are YOUR thoughts on the culture of gaming?
In our Community Shout-Out this week:
- Adam's Apple, opening in Mansfield, PA
- EA Access new games
- Team USA in the Overwatch World Cup
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