Escapist Podcast
Is Photorealism Needed for Gaming to Advance?

The Escapist Staff | 3 Aug 2012 21:45
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This week, we discuss 2K Games' comments about gaming needing photorealism to mature. We also discuss game localization and the announced third Hobbit film.

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The cast this week: Susan Arendt, Justin Clouse, Mike Kayatta and Steve Butts.

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00:00 - Sound Check: The Surrogates
04:35 - Introductions, Serial Killer Neighbors and Scout Pets
17:31 - 2K Games Photorealism and Other Non-visual Gaming Disconnects
50:50 - Visual and Audio Cues and How They Differ for Cultural Localization
1:04:53 - The Third Hobbit Film
1:23:14 - Recommendations for When to Buy Consoles.

Running Time: 1 hours, 32 minutes

Music This Week:

Super Metroid 'Ashes to Ashes' by Zircon courtesy of OCRemix.


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