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Push Start to Continue Episode 8: The One Where Mike Gushes Over BioShock Infinite Edition

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This week’s episode of Push Start to Continue is all over the place.  Mike finally finishes a bunch of games over the weekend, Jesse succumbs and upgrades to the 3DS XL, they both share thoughts on the next Xbox, SquareEnix’s sales forecast folly, and that new Batman game.  Plus Mike gets all lovey on BioShock: Infinite (in a spoiler free fashion) and Jesse reveals his game of the generation.

All that and a bag of chips, just press that play button!

And at some point Jesse refers to an article he read about Spec Ops and Battlefield 4 on Kotaku.  Turns out he was completely wrong – it was on Destructoid.  Give it a gander, listen to Jesse’s thoughts and add your own in the comments section below!

Indie Megabooth: We Built a Booth 

Music courtesy of...

Intro: Densmore by Anamanaguchi

Outro: God Only Knows by the BioShock Infinite Barbershop Quartet

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04/12/2013 at 03:52 PM

Red Dead Redemption is a fantastic choice for game of a generation. Good call on that one,Jesse. I became just as engrossed in that one as I find myself now in Bioshock Infnite. Enjoyed hearing your thoughts on the next gen consoles. I will probably end up getting both as I am too curious and very OCD about such things. Will be interesting to find out everyone's pick for game of a generation.


04/12/2013 at 08:48 PM

In Jesse's PC gaming feature he did not too long ago I let you know that I planned on investing in PC gaming during this next generation so I can both play and build, but I was still going to get a console. On the console front, since Microsoft hasn't showed anything yet I don't know what I'll end up getting but based on everything I've seen I wouldn't have much of a problem going back to Playstation for the next generation. I really enjoyed most of what I saw at their press event, and I'm sure more nice things will follow come E3. During the PS2 generation I owned all three major consoles at one point but my PS2 was my most beloved. Then in the next generation I went over to Microsoft, invested my gaming money into the 360, and never got around to saving up for a PS3 or Wii.

The Wii U is a sad story for me because I actually like the tablet and I want to play ZombiU and then all the 1st party stuff pretty bad but like you guys said in this episode the Wii U is more like the extra console. For me it just won't fit in and I certainly won't even be able to think about buying one for years. I already have a PC to build, and a PS4 or nextbox to think about and all the investment and time that comes along with that. The Wii U just won't work into all of that even though I want the games. Unless I can land a pretty sweet job in the near future and have much more disposable income, the Wii U will get left out for a very long time and maybe even completely ignored. Hopefully not, I hope a day will come when having the extra console is something I can work out.

The PS4 made a pretty decent argument to me at that conference. I want to play those Last of Us and Beyond exclusives. The Witness will be a timed exclusive and that's a system seller for me personally, I want that as fast as possible, PS4 has it first. Bungie's Destiny is multiplatform so I don't have to rely on Microsoft to get the new game. Watchdogs is multiplatform. I like the new PS4 controller and the triggers it has, it's more like the 360 controller and that one is my favorite. Eventually like you guys said Minecraft will end up on Playstation at some point (Minecraft is one of my favorite games) so I shouldn't have to rely on Microsoft for that.

The biggest things that can keep me with Microsoft are Halo and Fable, those are the only two exclusives they have anymore that I care about (I stopped playing Gears after Gears 2). I really love Halo and Fable so they'll have to sell me hard with not only those but lots of other stuff if they don't want me going with Playstation. I really enjoyed my experience with 360 and the games library I've built up with it. 360 has great games and a great controller so I had a lot of fun. But I've never been in love with Microsoft or the Xbox division so they still have to actually convince me to stay instead of just expecting me to. It won't break my heart to take a PS4 instead if I have to, back in the day my PS2 was my favorite console I ever owned.

As far as the game of the generation conversation goes I really can't choose, it's hard for me to even look at games in that light. I can never rank games or make lists, I can kind of do that with music sometimes but even music is too complicated and diverse. There's a song for every mood and moods fluxtuate so favorites fluxuate as well. The most I could ever do is make a big list of games that meant the most to me over the generation and taught me things or allowed me to have great experiences whether it's narrative, action, puzzle ideas, tech, or anything else. Portal 2, Half Life 2 episodes 1 and 2, Halo 3 co-op, Halo Reach Forge, Minecraft, Oblivion and Skyrim, Civilization Revolution, FEAR, Condemned, Mass Effect 1, Team Fortress 2, Bioshock 1 and Infinite to name several. They're all pieces of a larger puzzle that made this generation really great. This generation that is ending was a really good one, it's the generation that made me want to make games and gave me all the hope I have for the future of design.

Mike Wall Staff Alumnus

04/15/2013 at 12:29 PM

Yeah I try to refrain from “going on and on” about the PC, but sometimes I can’t help it. In terms of the industry right now I truly think it’s the most exciting platform. Steam with Green Light and Indie Humble Bundle are offering tons of experiences that you don’t get anywhere else.

I’d highly recommend the platform to anyone aspiring to get into games (both writing and developing). For you personally Michael, you may want to look into getting involved with some developers on Green Light. Purchasing a lot of those games will give you direct access to the game forums and the developers themselves. They often use the early adopter community as a QA team, would be a great way to not only get in touch with people within the industry, but learn how to fine tune a game in the process.

Once you get your rig setup you’ll have to let me know. 

Julian Titus Senior Editor

04/13/2013 at 12:15 PM

I think this is an important episode for you guys. It's okay to love things! Let the sunshine in!

Angelo Grant Staff Writer

04/15/2013 at 05:50 PM

Worst enemies in Dishonored





04/16/2013 at 07:40 PM

I read this comment yesterday and I had no clue what you were talking about lol. I was thinking, "I don't remember any clams in Dishonored, Angelo." But today all the clammy memories came back to me and I remember them spitting on me in the sewers and all throughout the Flooded District, I hate those clams. In the Flooded District if you're on ground level you have to deal with clams and angry fish waters. If you go up high you have to deal with those magic ninjas on the rooftops. More like Magic Clammy Ninja Fish Waters District.

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