Chair Entertainment creative director Donald Mustard stops by The HotSpot to talk iPhone 4S poster child Infinity Blade II; claims no knowledge of Professor Plum whereabouts.
Infinity Blade II is no Angry Birds. Yeah, I said it. Shaun McInnis, Kevin VanOrd, Giancarlo Varanini, and Tom Magrino take a seat with Chair Entertainment's Donald Mustard, who politely informs us that comparing a game like Infinity Blade II to Angry Birds is kind of dumb. That seems fair. We also talk about the importance of creating a game that suits its platform, and Chair's plans to make use of the PlayStation Vita's ability to run Unreal Engine 3 (Hint: they currently aren't). Shadow Complex 2 questions are asked, promptly evaded.
Note: The video doesn't kick in until about the 9-minute mark. Apparently, if you want the video to record, you need to hit the record button pretty much when you're ready to start, and no later than that.
I would appreciate it if some effort was made to refrain from swearing, especially derogatory religious swear words... It's so unnecessary, and the only person using them is the host of the show, which is not an admirable trait in my opinion.
How much did Epic pay for this hour-long advertisement of Infinity Blade 2? I joke, but seriously, it sounded like a paid advertisement.
No only the total numbers count to make the developers attracted to a certain console(s), but it is also the engine that the developers use to make a game. For example, if the engine the developers use (any engine, not just Unreal engine) is not compatible with specific devices, or does not work for specific devices (for a any reasons such as hardware, interest, etc), then the games will not be release for those devices. The game developers will only release as many versions of the game possible as the engine allows them.
@chicknfeet We had to move the camera around a bit to accommodate everyone in the studio, and I'm guessing a cord wasn't fully plugged in. That, or the camera just sucks. I'm it's the former. I'm also hoping you were, in fact, tripping on shrooms or something.
Congratulations to Giancarlo and Kevin for the bump up in the company. I do have a question though for @TomM_GScom...what was up with the technicolor camera on Kevin? I thought i was tripping on shrooms or something.
@thedarklinglord I don't know if we ever had plans for a Dark Souls spoilercast, or at least I didn't. They Skyrim show was originally supposed to air today, but it got bumped back a week. Expect it on Dec. 9.
@TomM_GScom Oh, so I won. Wow, that's a very good way to finish up an extraordinarily crappy day at uni. Anyway, seeing as I live almost half the world away from you, shipping whatever it is I won will probably be a bit costly. If I were to be greedy, I'd say steam gifts would be a reasonable alternative to the console games handed out in the last two weeks (although I don't know that you can do that, since you probably don't have the expense account for that). However, since I don't want to be a douche, I hereby proclaim that whatever you gift me with, be it digital or physical, I'll donate the cost of the prize to Child's Play. Yeah, so I'm a worse person than our fabled Guelphite.
To be brutally honest, Angry Birds is nothing more than a glorified ColecoVision game. It's a good game but it's praised as if it's never been done before...
I've probably suffered mild hearing loss on account of Magrino's intros, as I listen with headphones and often forget to adjust my settings before listening, but even so, I really do appreciate the energy level he brings to each and every show. His enthusiasm is a perfect complement to my own excitement for each new installment of The HotSpot. Plus, hearing really is the most useless of the five senses; so long as I retain my sense of smell, it's all good. @TomM_GScom - I noticed there's a To The Moon spoilercast coming up tomorrow. Whatever happened to the Dark Souls and Skyrim spoilercasts? Are they still in the works, or have those games been so thoroughly discussed around the office that now nobody cares to share their thoughts, praises, curses and funny stories in podcast format?
Tom, do you see whats happening here? The hotspot is trying to return to its natural audio only state. Why must you fight what is meant to be. I dont think you actually "forgot" to press record I think you sub consciously knew it was futile to fight the tide of nature.
@daub11 -- It's a podcast. It's where people talk about stuff that interests them, and invite you to watch and listen. That's--pretty much what podcasts do.
Great Show Magrino and everyone.....Dont worry about the technical glitch - it happens. We can just imagine that you tried to do something "artsy" with the video intro for added emotionally depth.....or something like that. btw...I love those little descriptions of who you guys are on that "Name-Pop-Up-Tab" thing at the bottom left of the video: Magrino....is "a moron, essentially" :-))
I still remember my Step Dad working crunch when he was at Factor 5. I hardly ever saw him and he was always super tired.
Not bad, kinda like a Meg episode of Family Guy though, not that its bad I just don't have an i-phone/i-pad... but kudos to Chair!
Really good show today, It's nice to put a personality to Donald Mustard, awesome guy he is.......:)
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