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PB & Jason Issue 123: PixlBite Engine 3

EA didn't port FrostBite Engine 3 to the Wii U, so the 15 (and counting) games in development that use the engine won't make it to Nintendo's console.

That's right, this week's PB & Jason is mostly about people NOT developing things for the Wii U. It isn't a big surprise, since that seems to have taken up most of this week's headlines. It's also about hopes that EA's Star Wars exclusivity license is more limited than we believe it is. Interspersed throughout the discussion of games that aren't for the Wii U are a few thoughts about the trouble ahead for the PS4 and the next XBox, as well. Follow all of this with some discussion about the relationship between US gun violence and video games, and we've got ourselves a delicious PB & Jason.

A reminder: If listeners submit TV shows, movies, books, or virtually anything else, I will likely brainstorm a way to turn said subject into a video game in the next PB & Jason. Leave suggestions in the comments, private message me on PixlBit, or email to make sure I get them!



Travis Hawks Senior Editor

05/09/2013 at 09:53 PM

Submission: Cuisinart TOB-195 Exact Heat Toaster Oven Broiler (Stainless)

Jason Ross Senior Editor

05/09/2013 at 11:50 PM


Kathrine Theidy Staff Alumnus

05/09/2013 at 11:55 PM

Submission: After-hours janitor.

Nick DiMola Director

05/10/2013 at 06:15 AM


05/13/2013 at 09:09 AM

I feel as though the comic book transmetropolitan could make quite an interesting game.

Chris Yarger Community Manager

05/13/2013 at 02:38 PM

Here's a cool thought;

making a new Horror IP on the basis of something such as Cloverfield or Godzilla, but not exactly like them.

But could you imagine walking around in a town with 3-4 BIG monsters roaming around a sandbox-styled city in a survival horror fashion? All buildings (That aren't destroyed of course) are completely destructible, surivivor NPC's offering assistance or perhaps trading goods (Food, water, etc.. This IS a survival horror game afterall). Some NPC's are helpful, some just murder and loot.

I've actually thought this over quite a bit and I have a great pitch for a gaming company, but no way to get to them.. Bummer right? I literally have a 4-5 page document stating everything I'd like to do, but I have no idea on how to go about setting up a meeting with a company to pitch my idea.

Oh well.

Jason Ross Senior Editor

05/15/2013 at 11:05 PM

Hey everyone! Are there any more submissions for the podcast?

It looks like the next PB & Jason will be a day late (that means tomorrow,) because I spent more time than I intended with family today. It's also possible that PB & Jason might be moved to Thursday due to some reoccuring plans that might begin soon. We'll see. Would anyone object to the switch?

Anyway, the most important thing remains that you give some great ideas. I haven't looking into transmet2033's suggestion yet, but as far as the rest of the suggestions go, I've got some brilliant thoughts already. Keep 'em coming!


05/16/2013 at 10:02 AM

I have been trying to figure out how I would want to make transmetropolitan into a game...  All I know is that it needs to have a bowel disruptor.

Our Take

Jason Ross Senior Editor

05/16/2013 at 09:27 PM

Naturally, I have bad news. I was intending to record tonight, while doing some house-sitting. Except I forgot to bring the mic. Which means no recording. However, next week's PB & Jason will be packed. It will have coverage of the Nintendo Direct that happens tomorrow, the Xbox unveil that's coming up, and the massive crazy game idea stuff.

I'm sorry for the delay, everyone. It's my mistake, and the worst part is I think I forgot the mic the last time I house-sat, too. Funny stuff, albeit sad.

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