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BTL Radio Podcast: Steam Customer Support

Hello Enthusiacs! Valve has been making some tweaks to how they present their Steam Customer Support information, so we brought Blake back to discuss the new information Steam is sharing and to put it in context for everyone else. The discussion

BTL Radio Podcast: QA Tools

Hello Enthusiacs! This week I finally decided to rant on the tools used on testing, including one particular pain in my backside… Fortunately Baron Fang helped to keep the conversation from devolving into frothing madness…  But that’s not all.  Baron

BTL Radio Podcast: Sunsetting Games

Hello Enthusiacs! This week we have Damon back to join Baron Fang and myself to discuss the topic we touched on last time Damon was here, what goes into sunsetting a game. For those not in the know, sunsetting is

Behind the Line: Kickstarter games turn 10,000

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Last week Kickstarter announced that they have hit a milestone of 10,000 video game projects funded. Nevermind that there’s also 1500 mobile video game projects, promoting a false dichotomy where mobile games are not presented as video games, even though

BTL Radio Podcast: Managing Personality as a Product, and JonTron

Hello Everyone. Recently some Youtube drama came alongside video games when game youtuber JonTron had a politcally charged debate with fellow youtuber Destiny. This week on BTL Radio, we aren’t discussing the politics at play here, but rather how to

Behind the Line: Localizing Controls, why is the back button different on the Switch?

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It’s a short shot this week. Yours truly has been crazy busy with work, but in the hazy blur of activity I noticed this.   And it reminded me of a topic I’ve spoken of before. Yes, here we have

The PS4 Needs Backwards Compatibility

Before we get started, let me be clear that I like my Playstation 4.  The controller is a marked improvement over the previous three iterations of the Dualshock design, it’s compact and quiet compared to the Xbox One, and while

BTL Radio Podcast: Managing Personality as a Product, and JonTron

Hello Everyone. Recently some Youtube drama came alongside video games when game youtuber JonTron had a politcally charged debate with fellow youtuber Destiny. This week on BTL Radio, we aren’t discussing the politics at play here, but rather how to

Behind the Line: Berserk, and the challenge of adaptation

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If you hadn’t noticed, I’m a fan of Berserk. The game Berserk: The Band of the Hawk is finally out to overwhelming reviews of “… yeah, it’s OK”. This is not the first, or even the second Berserk game, though. 

BTL Radio Podcast: GDC Awards and Steam News

Hello Enthusiacs! GDC is around the corner, and with it perhaps the most prestigious game awards show. That’s a low bar, but that’s how I see it. Baron Fang joins us to discuss the Game Developers Choice awards and the