Total Control Ep 73: So Berserk, Nintendo and Sony Walk Into a Bar…

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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Welcome to episode 73 of Total Control, oprainfall’s official podcast. Recorded on May 13, join Azario Lopez, Joe Sigidal, Vanille O’Neal, Tom Tolios as they talk about Nintendo’s approach to E3 this year, as well as, Sony possibly unveiling the PlayStation 4k. Also discussed, Lunar, Uncharted 4, visual novels, some anime, and lots of other stuff.

Joe’s Game of the Week:

Final Fantasy X/X-2

The intro to Total Control was made by Anime Chris.

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  • Mr0303

    I too was a fan of Berserk until I realised that it will never end. The story became way too bloated and the manga is coming out at a snails pace.

    If the PS4K is real and Sony announces it at E3 they’ll introduce a whole bunch of problems. They’ll segregate the community, leaving early adopters in the dust. The developers will now have to adapt to one more platform and this may leave one version of the game unoptimised like we saw with Hyrule Warriors Legends – the N3DS version worked OK, but there was visible lag on the 3DS version. The retailers will now have to explain the compatibility of games for the Neo and will have a harder time selling the original model. If they release it this holiday it will also compete with Sony’s own hardware – PSVR – and thus damage its sales.

    • azariosays

      I didn’t even think about how hard it will be for those GS employees explaining to moms and dads what the difference is lol

  • ShinMegamiSensei

    The only dlc I bought was the extra characters in smash 4.

    • azariosays

      Ooo that’s a good game. Actually, Mario kart 8 had some pretty good dlc too

  • Panpopo

    If it’s not too late, but could you ask Bandai Namco at E3 if they plan on bringing over Idolmaster Platinum Stars (or maybe as an Asian English release)? If not, I will just import.

    In my opinion, the main reason consoles are still popular is not because they are the strongest machines, but because of convenience. People will pay for simplicity and convenience – you just plug in and play, and everyone that owns a console gets the same experience. As long as the new version of Playstation 4 is not something like the 32x or the New 3DS (separating the “haves” and “have nots”), they should be fine. If the difference is too drastic where you are forced to buy a new version of the same console that will be a problem.

    PCs are great, but not all people are willing to spend the time and effort researching new parts to build a PC.

    • azariosays

      Yes, I will 🙂 I wanna see that series here too.

    • Panpopo

      Awesome! Thanks so much!!

    • Mr0303

      Not only that, but the uniform architecture allows developers to better optimise their games, which is why some console games like Arkham Knight run much better on consoles despite the lower specs. If the leaked parameters of the PS4K are to be believed it will be about 50% more powerful, which in turn will lead to 3DS/N3DS situations.

  • XrosJun

    Maybe I’m not seeing it, but is there no option to download the podcast? I can’t even get it from right-clicking the player.

    • azariosays

      Hm, I could embed a new player. It’s also available on android and iTunes podcast services, but I’ll get a new player to download in screen sorry about that!

    • Wolfe

      Thanks, II prefer to listen to mine off a download as well.

    • azariosays

      new player added wolfe 🙂

    • Wolfe

      Thank you good sir!

    • azariosays

      Okay new player added 🙂 thanks for the feedback

  • Mr0303

    The only swimsuit DLC I bought was for the Senran Kagura games. I did so to support them and the way they implement it is very convenient, especially the cross use DLC between Shinovi Versus and Bon Apetit. I can’t remember buying swimsuit DLC for any other games, but 2-3$ should be a limit to what they ask for.