GF Podcast 26: Unreal Tournament, Nintendo, Destiny’s Marketing Budget

Some big news dropped this week just before we recorded the latest GameFront Podcast, and it has Managing Editor Ron Whitaker all twitterpated: Epic Games is working on a new, crowdsourced, free Unreal Tournament game.

So we dive into that in today’s podcast, talking about Epic’s plans and their interesting approach to making money on the game — by creating a market for mods, more or less.

We also dive into Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life controversy after the company dismissed the inclusion of same-sex relationships in its upcoming 3DS game as “social commentary,” and look into Activision’s reported $500 million marketing investment in Bungie’s upcoming MMO shooter, Destiny.

There’s a whole lot more on offer in this latest podcast. Listen below, and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments about the show’s topics and what you’d like to hear us talk about next week.

Our GameFront team on this podcast is:

Janelle Bonanno, Editor-in-Chief Follow her on Twitter!
Ron Whitaker, Managing Editor Follow him on Twitter!
Phil Hornshaw, Senior Editor Follow him on Twitter!
Mitchell Saltzman, Video Producer Follow him on Twitter!

Here are all the relevant links you should be up on this week:

Epic Unveils the Future of Unreal Tournament: Crowdsourced and Free
‘Not Sending a Message’ Is Not an Acceptable Defense for Games
Nintendo’s ‘whimsical’ simulation erases an entire population of players, and that’s intolerable,” by Samantha Allen (Polygon)
Nintendo Apologizes For Excluding Gays In Tomodachi Life
Activision to Spend $500 Million Promoting Destiny
Console Versions of The Elder Scrolls Online Delayed (UPDATE)
Sunset Overdrive Will Push Players to ‘Interact With Everything’
The Mitchlist: Top 5 Most Intense Interrogations (VIDEO)

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3 Comments on GF Podcast 26: Unreal Tournament, Nintendo, Destiny’s Marketing Budget

big jugs

On May 9, 2014 at 4:12 pm

wow an hour and 10 minutes of this? rambling snooze fest i lasted 5 minutes

T. Jetfuel

On May 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm

Well, that’s podcasts for ya.

I listened to the Nintendo part, since it seems to be a big talking point. Have to say I’m a little taken aback by hearing the Samantha Allen piece on Polygon linked to described as “great”. Seems a little inquisitorial to me, with all the rampant accusations of “pure hate”. And judging by the commentary, probably didn’t do much to win converts for the cause. Phil Hornshaw’s take on the matter at least identified their PR as a cop-out, instead of a literal hate crime. And copping out is what our corporate fellow persons do.

Phil Hornshaw

On May 11, 2014 at 10:52 am

@T. Jetfuel

Admittedly there’s a lot of anger in the piece (although I honestly don’t begrudge people for getting angry at this kinda thing anymore), but there’s a lot of solid reference to studies and other information I didn’t really tap in my own opinion piece.