2014 Fall Television Preview – Gotham and More

Our heroes Jerome Wetzel and Nick de la Nitro discuss comic books and the new Marvel Unlimited service. Also Jerome offers his unique spreadsheet layout for how to be soemone who has to read from the first chapter on! We also discuss the film The Amazing Spider-man 2 before discussing the new 2014 Fall Television Season! Hear Nitro and Wetzel discuss the new Batman-inspired FOX show GOTHAM, the ABC series HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, SELFIE and much, much more in this episode of…

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The Good The Bad and the Geeky Episode 245 - Podcasted (The Guardians of the Galaxy)
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Podcasted (The Guardians of the Galaxy)

Our heroes Nick Nitro, DJ Meat and Jerome Wetzel on the same show at the SAME TIME!? WHAT ARE THE ODDS! WHY ARE WE SAYING THIS TO YOU IN CAPS?! DOES THAT MEAN WE LIKE TO SCREAM? Perhaps. Or perhaps we want to talk to you about the new smash Marvel Film Guardians of the Galaxy! Or perhaps we talk to you about creepy car stalkers, bomb threats, and much more in this episode of…

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The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the DLC Trend in Gaming


There’s nothing innovative about this strategy.

Back in the day, gamers and geeks rejoiced at new game releases, and shelling out fifty bucks a pop on a game was justifiable, because it meant hours and hours of fun, and even more hours of replay value. Games like the Final Fantasy series raked in the profits for their developers because players gravitated towards games that they spent years making, with the promise of limitless possibilities in virtual worlds.

Today, games are less appreciated, and while shelling out fifty bucks a game has become expected, we hardly ever get the same value for the games we play. This is all due to a worrying trend that developers seem to have adopted: releasing DLCs. DLCs, or Downloadable Content, as many of you are aware of, are additional content that developers release after the game has been released. DLCs aren’t usually necessary for enjoying the game from start to finish, but they can add a lot to the gaming experience.

The only problem is, developers almost always start charging for DLCs too, effectively turning a single game into a limitless cash cow that they can keep milking, provided that their DLCs are marketed well enough to appear worth the extra cash.

When done correctly, DLCs and constant updates can prove to be glorious for games. The online casino industry is a perfect example of this. Seeing how congested the online casino industry has become, each website has tried to find ways to continue to innovate their services. Intercasino, the oldest of these online casinos, has found a solution to this problem in releasing a new game every week, at no additional cost to its subscribers. Slot and casino app developers who function in a much more congested industry have come up with themed slots, like Dragonplay Slots, which also come with mini-games to vary the gameplay.

When done poorly, you end up with games like Watch Dogs, which has been boycotted by some players because it has too many DLCs. Contrary to what seems to be the general line of thinking in the developer community, some games can seem quite incomplete when advertised to have so many DLCs. A game that has so many DLCs can appear to be half-baked, or unfinished, and gamers end up thinking, “Why am I paying so much for an incomplete game?”

On the one hand, DLCs help extend a game’s lifespan because they mean that games effectively never end. On the other, they make games never end, and sooner or later, you do get tired of playing the same games.

Are you for or against this DLC trend in gaming?

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BANGARANG! - Remembering Robin Williams
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BANGARANG! – Remembering Robin Williams

Our hero Nick Nitro takes a second to offer thoughts on this tragic loss of the man, the myth, the comedy genius, the actor and humanitarian Robin Williams. There are tears. Big Man Baby Tears. But sincere words from the heart on the man known as Robin Williams in this tragic episode of…

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The Good The Bad and the Geeky Episode 242 - Live & Un-Edited Not At Comic Con Comic Con 2014
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Live & Un-Edited Not At Comic Con Comic Con 2014

Our heroes invade Packrat Comics’ Not At Comic-Con-Comic-Con! HEAR Nick Nitro forget to introduce the show! HEAR the return of Jon via-a-vis JON 2.0 (aka Gary)! HEAR the ruling of JUDGE JIMMY! What do they talk about, if anything? Is there a very ‘big bang’? Also a special treat is an extra for all those who own our app! What is it? What secrets do we discuss, if any? Find out all that and MORE in this episode of…

THE GOOD, THE BAD and THE GEEKY LIVE and UN-EDITED from PACKRAT COMICS!

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