I've never been so close to a pandemic before than this week at the G4 offices. See, some guy or gal thought it would be a great idea to come to PAX sick as a dog, roll around in some of the bean bag chairs strewn about in the convention center, wipe their nose with a Wii controller jacket and call it a day. Though a few of us (which I have dubbed "The Chosen") have managed to escape with no symptoms of "H1Nerd1," many on the X-Play and G4tv.com staff are down for the count. It's like The friggin' Stand here.
Billy and Morgan are among the casualties, but that didn't stop them from trying to infect Matt Keil and myself during this week's episode of Feedback, wherein between hacking and wheezing, we discussed the following:
- Final Fantasy XIII had its Premiere Party this week in Japan, and once again they failed to provide the real public with the new trailer. So we just yakked about the eventual U.S. release and our current feelings toward the franchise.
- Patrick interviewed Bungie's Brian Jarrard, who gave a little bit of insight at what the Bungie teams have been working on this year, outside of Halo 3: ODST. That includes Halo: Reach, and something that they're not quite ready to talk about yet.
- Ten years ago this week, Sega released the Dreamcast -- which many now consider to be one of the industry's great final stands. Matt and Morgan spent quite a bit of time with Crazy Taxi and Seaman, while I call for the re-release of Chu Chu Rocket.
- A reader asks why developers are so keen on including multiplayer modes when it's debateable if the game needs it in the first place. Our response? "Wait and see for BioShock 2."
- Muramasa: The Demon Blade is our Game of the Week, and while it looks gorgeous and the combat system is fast and fluid, it still left the panel a little empty. Read Matt's review for some background.
- Then Morgan and I develop G4's new mono-syllabic, grunt-based reviewing system. "Meh?" out of "Whee!!!"
M-O-O-N, that spells "Feedback."