Doddcast 262: Rich Records a Save in His Return by Pete Dodd


Believed to be murdered in the great recording catastrophe of 2015, Rich, days later, is able to recover all of the audio. We discuss E3 and games. It's a freakin Doddcast with Rich Grisham. Indeed. 

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Comments:

#1
Alex840
This show is The Last Guardian of podcasts.
#2Ford74
Great show! Pete you seem to be in a great state of mind. Keep up the outstanding work gentlemen.
#3
Rain City Gamer
Enjoyed the podcast! And Pete I am also struggling with the same exact problem in regards to Witcher 3. I keep fighting the urge to stop playing it but I keep hoping the next time I play I will get hooked...I hope it happens soon.
#4
Dewin
Great show! But Xbox One can catch up in western Europe? Stop sniffing glue at work Pete. ;)
#5
Alex840
Dewin wrote:
Great show! But Xbox One can catch up in western Europe? Stop sniffing glue at work Pete. ;)
I never know what people mean by 'Western Europe'. If you're including Spain, France and Germany, then no, Xbox will never catch up in those countries, as PS4 is winning by around 5:1 in those territories. If you just mean the UK, then there's a small, outside chance, as the ratio is similar to the US (around 60:40 in favour of Playstation).
#6
Pete Dodd
I said there was a chance, not that it was gonna happen. If I had to money on it, I would bet on it not catching up in the US or UK, though I think it will make up a bit of ground during the holiday, and then lose it for the following 9 months (kinda like this year).
#7
Dewin
A very slight chance. “Well, we have market leadership in every country in Europe, and have very significant market leadership in continental Europe. Extremely significant. I don’t think market share’s any less than 70%, and frequently greater than 90% in continental Europe.” http://www.vg247.com/2015/06/30/playsta ... le-market/
#8
Alex840
Dewin wrote:
A very slight chance. “Well, we have market leadership in every country in Europe, and have very significant market leadership in continental Europe. Extremely significant. I don’t think market share’s any less than 70%, and frequently greater than 90% in continental Europe.” http://www.vg247.com/2015/06/30/playsta ... le-market/
People saying that Xbox can make a comeback are delusional. the US press makes it seem like there is a chance in the long run, like with the PS3 did last gen, but the race is over. Xbox One can make up ground in the US and the UK, but Worldwide it's a lost cause. Europe and Japan are 'Sony land' and nothing in the near future can change that. I think the 360 has actually mis-shaped people's view on how big the PlayStation brand is. The PS1 and PS2 were sales juggernaughts and slaughtered every opposing platform. Yes it's surprising how well the PS4 is selling, but the fact that it's in the lead should be no real surprise. The PS3 was a blip for them, nothing more.
#9
D1NO
Good podcast - Good to hear Rich again. Agree that it's Good to be an Xbox One owner right now. So happy with it and its lineup for the rest of the year will keep me happy.
#10
Pete Dodd
Alex840 wrote:
I think the 360 has actually mis-shaped people's view on how big the PlayStation brand is. The PS1 and PS2 were sales juggernaughts and slaughtered every opposing platform. Yes it's surprising how well the PS4 is selling, but the fact that it's in the lead should be no real surprise. The PS3 was a blip for them, nothing more.
Certainly a possibility. The Playstation has performed well since inception. Even the shitshow that was the PS3 (my favorite playstation system, mind you, but that thing is garbage can of bad ideas... that just happened to have great games). Another way to look at it, however, is to not rest on your laurels and remain consumer friendly. Sony forgot that for the first few years of the PS3 and shit looked dire, even world-wide. They righted the ship. Microsoft did everything right with the 360 at first, but then got all Kinect-y and used the same poor design choices with the xbox one. But they have since righted the ship and are doing well by their customers. Is it too late? To win, yeah. But it can still have a decent lifespan. And it's worth noting that in Japan sales are down like crazy for everyone... and the parts of Europe Sony is winning by 70% aren't as big of markets as the UK.... which isn't as big of a market as North America. Microsoft is doing well enough where it needs to. It's not going to win but who really cares? I mean who won last gen? Last I heard it was Wii>PS3>360 with the ps3 and 360 really tight. Does it matter if one edges out the other? Both consoles sold well. The industry was healthy. A lot of pundits predicted the first two years of this gen were going to be big because last gen wore on too long, but this gen's sales would fizzle after the hardcore all made their choices. I don't necessarily believe that, but I find that more interesting to watch than who is beating who.
#11
Alex840
The PS3 was ahead of its time, tech wise, with built in WiFi, built in BluRay player, ect. Sony were selling at a massive loss even at the price point they launched at. Was never a deal breaker for me though, aas over the period of the consoles lifetime, it actually worked out cheaper than the 360 as you didn't have to pay for online. I hope the PS4's success doesn't hinder it in terms of 1st party output. The 360's reliance on 3rd parties was really disappointing, especially after 2009/10. I hop Sony don't make that same mistake.
#12
Pete Dodd
Sony's first party output, or lack thereof, has been one of the few disappointments for me this gen (for all the complaining people do... I think this gen has had a crazy amount of great games). But their first party output on the PS3 was the same way. A few games the first two years that are looked back on as classics (Resistance 1, Motorstorm 1) and some niche goodies (Folklore, Heavenly Sword). But it wasn't until about year three that the PS3 went nuts with first party games. Looks like the PS4 is following that trend because we still have a number of studios who haven't even announced games yet.

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