Digital Fiasco Episode 26: The Effectiveness of Exclusive Content

Hosts Dandr0id and Jack McBastard discuss Mass Effect: Andromeda and the illusion of choice in games, and the effectiveness of exclusive content.

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LordMaim2608d ago

Time codes for the discussions:

(3:31) Dandr0id plays Moon Hunters
(4:37) Dandr0id finishes Lumo
(11:03) Jack McBastard finshes Mass Effect: Andromeda, and talks about plot with consequences.
(28:54) Mass Effect: Andromeda animation rumors and Bioware statement
(31:48) Discs, Downloads and DLC
(45:35) Switch Disappointments
(46:18) "8-Bit Bayonetta" conceals some secrets
(50:48) You're fired. No, April Fools is tomorrow. You're really fired.
(51:55) Yusuf Medhi states the obvious about the Xbox One
(57:14) Final Fantasy XV fixes Chapter 13 by... avoiding it?
(1:01:03) Call of Duty goes back to WWII?
(1:06:34) Star Wars Battlefront II is in production already?!
(1:09:30) Destiny 2 reveal
(1:12:47) Destiny 2 DLC details
(1:16:18) Destiny 2 exclusive content for PlayStation 4
(1:18:38) The effectiveness of exclusive content and irritating gamers
(1:32:29) Kicking dirt on Mad Catz's grave
(1:33:40) The Options Menu - Near Misses and Second Chances
(1:35:13) Near Misses and Second Chances - Twisted Metal
(1:38:52) Off topic: Mishearing dialogue in Rogue Trip
(1:48:51) Near Misses and Second Chances - The Order: 1886
(2:02:44) Indie Shoutouts are now Indie Loop

quent2608d ago

Thanks for the annotations, wish more articles would add them

LordMaim2608d ago

Well we talk a lot, and some people find our runtime daunting, so why not let them skip to the parts that they want to hear? :)


Neil Druckmann clarifies true intent of new Naughty Dog game comments

Following a recent interview with Sony, Naughty Dog head Neil Druckmann claims the original intent was “unfortunately lost” in the process.

just_looken6h ago

He can take dog shit put it in a oven with seasoning then call it waistland cookies the sony fans will pay $40 a cookie give them a medal of cooking.

No mater what trash this sobs puts out/talks about it will sell.

The true fact in the 8 years sense uncharted 4 his first time in the main seat to a point all this "amazing" team did was get 2 dudes to fuck in a van then destroy a franchise they never created.

But being a port studio they are decent at they should keep in there lane at being just that a glorified port studio.

fr0sty5h ago

Salty Bots... gotta love it.

just_looken4h ago


Over what? naught dog under his command is a glorified port team tlou2 was mostly tlou 1 asset's with the same game play loop but forced a trans down your throat.

I would gladly help pay for this blight and his team to get removed from gaming in general.

fr0sty1h ago

Seeing a LGBT person exist in a work of fiction isn't "forcing them down your throat". Nobody is forcing you to play it. Nobody is forcing you to agree with it. If you think that just seeing a LGBT person exist is "force", it sounds like they make you very uncomfortable, and maybe you need to be doing some serious reflecting on exactly why... looks to me like you're suppressing something with all that fear.

just_looken1h ago


When i think of the last of us i think of a group of survivors crossing the apocalypse wasteland with a growing bond between 2 people that end up with Joel making ellie his new daughter.

Then you fire up the 2nd one bang joel is dead oh that comic series? bang dead

Oh you want to continue all that we grew in the first one? na f that toss it in the trash

Now here is a trans woman so strong superboy would blush go out there kill all what made tlou1 then halfway get a forced sex scene that you can not skip between 2 dudes.

The gameplay? just like the first game the combat/backpack system crafting sytem? 0 changes/improvements.

I could go on but lets face it they copy pasted that tlou 1 assets bin a shit ton of times.

There is nothing on the box or the ads or anything before the game that said you would going to spend most of the game controlling a new trans character that has no ties to anything of the first game the only existence was to kill what the first game made.

Oh but hey there is a mp mode coming out before 2022 wait what is that? oh we made it its own game then cancelled it now go but the game again as we port it a few times.


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Rangerman120813h ago

Glad he clarified it but i'm still somewhat skeptical. Plus, his comments about how Ai will revolutionize storytelling were still pretty iffy.

anast13h ago

No need to bow down, Stan your ground. The AI comments were gross though.

S2Killinit13h ago

Pretty excited as I read these. I just cant wait to see what ND is up to.

Export11h ago

put a chick in it and make her gay !

shadowknight2039h ago

Next they need a diverse couple, and perhaps some climate activists


Naughty Dog Boss Neil Druckmann Says AI Will 'Revolutionize' Development

Druckmann claims the tech could 'push the boundaries of storytelling in games.'

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Jin_Sakai2d ago

I’m more interested in what else he said.

“Neil Druckmann says new Naughty Dog title could ‘redefine mainstream perceptions of gaming’

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H92d ago

It will be something like "we erased gameplay all together it's just a movie now"

purple1011d 23h ago

every time naughty dog make a game, you play it and get the feeling "this is not possible'

from the boulder running towards you in crash, on ps1,
to the massive open world of jak and daxter, on ps2,
to the QuickTime events sequences of uncharted on ps3/4

and now we will see what they do with ps5,

H91d 22h ago

Press X for doubt at "PS5"

-Foxtrot1d 20h ago (Edited 1d 20h ago )

Arrogant asshole who sniffs his own farts bigs up next game…sounds like typical PR to me

You know what I find interesting? Almost every site reporting this as the main title where the REAL interesting bit of the interview is Neil praising AI and saying it will be used to help push story, characters, dialogue and more.

It’s super shitty to big up AI especially when it comes to story telling and other creative elements.

senorfartcushion1d 19h ago

Just because someone says this type of stuff, it doesn't mean that it's guaranteed to be good news.

You can say this about microtransactions. MXTs revolutionised the gaming industry.

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Levii_921d 20h ago

Geez how full of themselves are these guys.

Einhander19721d 20h ago

He also said it has "ethical issues we need to address" but of course that doesn't get the clicks.

CrimsonWing691d 20h ago

I’m all for it. Cuts the time to make a game. Look, Hellblade 2 took 5 years to make, if AI can do that in half the time, as a consumer, I support it.

CrimsonWing691d 14h ago

And there isn’t slop now?

Chard1d 9h ago

Things will get far sloppier brother