Cat Context 33: WildStar has a payment model, FFXIV launches, Saints Row blows everything up
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Or watch the LIVE Cat Context from PAX, Sunday September 1st at 5pm PST on Twitch. We’ve got stuff to give away, and you should come get it!
WildStar announced their payment model last week, joining the unexpected movement back towards subscription MMOs. This episode we’re talking about whether subscriptions are a good idea for WildStar, if the $60 box price is in fact a little steep, and overall if the announcement affected our excitement for the game. (And really, do we have unrealistic value expectations from our game dollars?)
It’s also been a good time for new games with the arrivals of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn and Saints Row IV. Liore has been playing the former, and reports on catgirls and catastrophic launch server failures. Meanwhile special guest Mangle has joined the Saints Row franchise by jumping into IV, and he is understandably a little confused.
Also, Liore whines about not being in the Hearthstone beta! Mangle gets berated into buying Gone Home! Elly tries to become the Magic: The Gathering King of Oakland!
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* Jimquisition talks about Saints Row IV and inclusion.
* Jesse Cox plays Hearthstone.
* Forbes on what Gone Home could do better.
* Free Music Archive page for our theme, in THE crowd by The Years