Feedback -- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword And Kinect 2 Rumors

Posted: November 30, 2011
Feedback -- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword And Kinect 2 Rumors
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is the topic of discussion on this episode of Feedback.

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  • SirCitadel

    first of all, anyone who hasnt seen the wizard shouldnt be in this business. second, the worst game commercial? have we forget CODs little "fight against grenade spam" spot?

    Posted: November 30, 2011 1:08 PM
  • CareyGrant

    A bit of a one-sided argument on piracy; sure people will pirate out of protest, but I also know, personally, people who do nothing but pirate (and not because they can't pay--they have money, it just goes to things they can't pirate like food, rent, gas, clothes, etc). I also know people who will use any reason to justify why they pirate, like not liking box art.

    As for Ubisoft's position, I see the argument differently. Tech savvy people know that DRM will get cracked PDQ once a game has been launched, and that not every pirated game is a sale lost. But you have to think like the non-savvy Investor or Shareholder who sees EVERY pirated copy as money lost, or a sale lost. And for publicly traded companies, making yourselves and your shareholders money is job one. It's the ONLY job: a reasonably rate of return for your investors, making video games is how they make that money. They could just as easily sell clock radios, it's the same thing, only their product is video games.

    So when I see Ubisoft making this claim (along with their history on the matter, especially with DRM and the like) that they don't want to make a PC port, I hear the very loud voices of Shareholders and Investors who are demanding these things. They see figures about how many millions of times a game is torrented or pirated and then THEY light the fire under the publisher and developer to do something, anything about it.

    For example, look at Witcher II. To date it's sold on the PC, what, around or over 1 million with physical and digital sales? That's great. But what's a shareholder or investor to think when they see estimates online that the game, which shipped without DRM, was torrented some 4.5 million times? Sure not every torrent is a lost sale, but for people who live and die by numbers and money, that's too big of a number to ignore.

    So while we're quick to blame publisher and developers for these things, take a second and think about who it is that THEY answer to, and what they have to do to pacify shareholders and investors, or to attract more shareholders and investors.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 1:07 PM
  • crocodilius

    i wonder if it's within Blair's powers to bring
    back my girl from South Korea..

    Posted: November 30, 2011 1:04 PM
  • carlos0981

    Great episode guys, I really loved all the 80s references Blair, keep them coming bro. Also, was it just me or did there seem to be a little tension between Ms. Chobot and Ms. Zivalich?! Specially during that name your child segment, I thought I sensed a little hostility and tension between the two, did anyone else catch that? Maybe it was just me.

    Also, it is nice to see Nikole Zivalich opening up a little more. Every time she was on feedback on episodes past, she seem so reserved and quiet, now she seems to have lost her shyness, and that is a good thing Ms. Zivalich, a good thing indeed.

    On a sad note, Leah has a boyfriend!!!!! This is a sad day for me, I've always had a little crush on Ms. Jackson. She's so cute and nerdy and geeky, she is awesome, but alas my heart broke when she uttered those words.

    On topic though, I got a Wii just for this Zelda game, and I got to say that While I'm not as big a fan as the two lovely and obviously young ladies in the show (by the way, how freaking old are they that they didn't even get a the wizard reference?), but I do fancy myself a fan of the franchise. As so, I did not find this game lacking or disappointing, it wasn't as good as it could have been if it was on a more powerful Nintendo console, but it was still a great game.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 1:01 PM
  • TwinShivs

    It has become fairly obvious that someone at UbiSoft has paranoia issues but that problem aside does anyone have any information on how possible it is to steal a game off of Steam? I'd imagine its somewhere between very hard and functionally impossible. Could someone reach out to Ubi and ask them what they have against Steam and why nobody has considered distributing the game through that service, please?

    Posted: November 30, 2011 1:00 PM

    Three hot girls on feedback, nice. Next time, I want a all girl podcast.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:57 PM
  • brokendrumset

    Am I watching the View?

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:54 PM
  • brokendrumset

    Am I watching the View?

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:52 PM
  • Ultremaine

    lol Blair your jokes, great feedback

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:49 PM
  • TheJester

    I think you may be underestimating the amount of piracy that actually goes on. I think Ubisoft s concerns are legitimate. However, I also do think it's pretty messed up that they are just not going to release those games at all for PC. Why not try and find a solution

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:48 PM
  • jungan

    +1 for Chobot for having read Neuromancer.

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:47 PM
  • TrainerBrandon

    FINALLY! Nikole and Leah get some facetime!! Also, 2 things:
    1) Why does it look like Leah never has a chair?
    2) Nikoles gripes about pokemon are legit man! We want Mew!!!

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:41 PM
  • mryams

    It was Jeff Fahey, not Jeff Goldblum in Lawnmower man

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:25 PM
  • PockyKing

    I'm not even ashamed that I was able to keep up with the entire Pokemon conversation. I miss being a kid...

    Posted: November 30, 2011 12:08 PM
  • COMMando693

    i wish blair said goodbye for good

    Posted: November 30, 2011 11:48 AM