The Inner Gamer Podcast

135: Fortnite, Tacoma and Microtransactions in Games

Episode Summary

The highly anticipated title from Epic Games has finally arrived. Fortnite is a "co-op sandbox survival game" where you build bases, fight off zombies and work together to collect massive amounts of loot. It was one of the first games announced for Unreal Engine 4 and is finally here. We break down the good and the bad. We also played through Tacoma and share our thoughts on that highly anticipated follow up to 2013's smash hit Gone Home, what many call the first "walking simulator." It's a sci-fi walking simulator where you land on a space station to discover what happened on the months leading up to today. In our news segment, we talk about a lot of new card games ironically such as one in the works from Gearbox and Valve's first game in years called Artifact. A lot of story details have emerged from Call of Duty WWII and we may actually be excited about this one! Finally, our discussion this week is all about microtransactions and loot boxes. Brett first wrote about this last week on his article titled "Put the Loot Box to Rest." We expand on this conversation with the group on the history of loot boxes and microtransactions, explore the good, the bad and what could make it work better. Show Notes: 3:30 - Fortnite 17:24 - Tacoma 23:42 - Rime 26:23 - Gaming News 44:04 - Microtransactions and Loot Boxes 1:14:25 - Upcoming Video Game Releases The Inner Gamer is a podcast built for the casual gamer. Your weekly dose of video game news, reviews, opinions and discussions every Tuesday. Like what you hear? Share our podcast with your friends! Also be sure and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and leave us a review! You can find all of our social channels at www.theinnergamer.net. If you have any questions or suggestions please reach out to us at hello@theinnergamer.net. CREDITS "Blue Groove Deluxe" by BlueFoxMusic on audiojungle.net Woman Announcer - Arie Guerra; Actress

Episode Notes

The highly anticipated title from Epic Games has finally arrived. Fortnite is a "co-op sandbox survival game" where you build bases, fight off zombies and work together to collect massive amounts of loot. It was one of the first games announced for Unreal Engine 4 and is finally here. We break down the good and the bad. We also played through Tacoma and share our thoughts on that highly anticipated follow up to 2013's smash hit Gone Home, what many call the first "walking simulator." It's a sci-fi walking simulator where you land on a space station to discover what happened on the months leading up to today. In our news segment, we talk about a lot of new card games ironically such as one in the works from Gearbox and Valve's first game in years called Artifact. A lot of story details have emerged from Call of Duty WWII and we may actually be excited about this one! Finally, our discussion this week is all about microtransactions and loot boxes. Brett first wrote about this last week on his article titled "Put the Loot Box to Rest." We expand on this conversation with the group on the history of loot boxes and microtransactions, explore the good, the bad and what could make it work better. Show Notes: 3:30 - Fortnite 17:24 - Tacoma 23:42 - Rime 26:23 - Gaming News 44:04 - Microtransactions and Loot Boxes 1:14:25 - Upcoming Video Game Releases The Inner Gamer is a podcast built for the casual gamer. Your weekly dose of video game news, reviews, opinions and discussions every Tuesday. Like what you hear? Share our podcast with your friends! Also be sure and subscribe to our podcast on iTunes and leave us a review! You can find all of our social channels at www.theinnergamer.net. If you have any questions or suggestions please reach out to us at hello@theinnergamer.net. CREDITS "Blue Groove Deluxe" by BlueFoxMusic on audiojungle.net Woman Announcer - Arie Guerra; Actress