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Thursday Night Hangout 02/23/2017

Charlie and Zealeus are at it again to give you the latest and greatest of the week. Here are some of the topics they covered

Con Nooga
Dog Opera
Shift Happens
Battle & Brew Special Broadcast
Axiom Verge
Upcoming Interviews
Distraint 2



ConNooga 2017 in Review

Charlie takes some time to talk about this year's experience at ConNooga. Stay awhile and have a watch/listen



Nintendo Switch, After Being in the Wild


I'd like to first state that we at Altered Confusion have unfortunately join the very large group of gamers stuck on the outside looking in. As Nintendo continues to go about their odd way of importing consoles into the US, which is to say that the supply is always MUCH less than the demands. I'm sure it is to cause more people to try to get the device, but I feel like this results in loss of potential revenue as many of those early purchasers are turning around and selling them for 2x or more the price. So I'm not sure as to what they hope to accomplish with their scarcity tactic.

Then there is the North American COO on Nintendo, Reggie Fils-Aime, who has come out and stated the reason why people should choose the Switch over the other consoles is because you can't play Nintendo's first-party titles on any other platform. Well Duh? Also what if people haven't played the first-party titles before? What then? 

Let's be honest I understand what he's going for here, he's going for nostalgia, but that's only going to affect a certain demographic. There are so many other gamers and demographics that they are missing if this is their business strategy. Speaking of strategies he has stated that there has been talks with media providers (Netflix, Hulu, etc), however Nintendo is determined to show the world that the Switch is a gaming device first. Once again this plays in the favor of that nostalgic crowd, but sadly the vast majority of the world wants to have a media-centric device, which no one knows when (or potentially if) the Switch will actually become that.

So what does everyone think about the Switch, their strategy, and what the future will hold?



IndieBox Unboxing: Wasteland 2 Director's Cut

You and your squad of Desert Rangers must traverse the remains of a land laid to waste by nuclear war. The Wasteland’s hellish landscape is waiting for you, so arm your team to the teeth with the most devastating weaponry this side of the fallout zone. Test the limits of your strategy skills, confront tribes both feared and unknown, and bring justice to the wasteland… if you can.

IndieBox and inXile have teamed up to bring you the exclusive Collector’s Edition for Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut. Set in a dangerous, post-apocalyptic world, you and your team must make hard decisions that drastically affect the deep story that unfolds. No two game-play experiences are the same, allowing for maximum replayability with a labyrinth of possibility within this epic and gorgeous turn-based RPG.





PSA: Make Conventions Better/Safer

Charlie takes a minute to share with you his thoughts about conventions and the going-ons that happen within the confines of said conventions.

NEVER be afraid to speak up, if something looks wrong, or questionable, SAY SOMETHING to convention staff/security let’s make sure that everyone can have a great and safe time at any and all conventions they attend.