Host Omaha Sternberg and co-host Rob Benson talk about the new iPad and its gaming potential, whether crowdfunding through Kickstarter is the new thing, and what’s up with the DOTA trademark dispute. Plus, much more!
What’s inside this episode:
- Host Omaha Sternberg and co-host Rob Benson talk about the week’s news in Mac and iOS gaming. Last week Apple revealed their new iPad to the world, an electronic device that did not break new ground but did explore further the previous ground broken. Omaha and Rob talk about whether the device will inspire new games to come out and if it really competes with those consoles. And what about that name thing?
- A whole lot of games have come out recently, and Omaha and Rob have played them all. Just kidding, but you’ll have to listen to find out which ones they’ve played, and which ones they liked.
- Kickstarter has been the source of a whole lot of game dev love as companies like Double Fine, Cipher Prime, and inXile seek to use the power of the Internet to fund their projects. Is this the future of Indie game development funding? What works and what doesn’t?
- Blizzard just recently filed an opposition paper to the Valve DOTA trademark filing, the latest blast in this confusing legal muddle. Omaha and Rob seek to navigate their way through the mess and explain why Valve thinks they had to file for the trademark, why Blizzard believes they have to get involved, and what everyone could have done to avoid it.