Tyler, Omri, and T.J. discuss Steam Greenlight's first ten approvals, the most exciting new ideas in indie gaming, and Medal of Honor: Warfighter's decision to allude to the real world of war. Tangents include the plural of octopus, how best to backup vacationing editors, and a great deal of bread-related discussion.
Hear it all in PC Gamer US Podcast 329: A Toast to Indies!
There's a bit of an argument going on behind the scenes at the moment between myself and Martin over whether The Stanley Parable is 'a tediously sophomoric and wholly unsubtle satire of player agency' or whether he, Martin, has 'no soul'. As the boss, officially he wins. But as I'm writing this, I choose to cheer whole-heartedly that one of my favourite mods in years looks set for bigger things. Sure, it's only on 2% right now, but you aregoing to click the thumbs up. You only think you might not...
Steam Greenlight will redefine how games end up on Valve's digital distribution platform. Greenlight will allow indie devs to foster a community and judge the popularity of their games easily. For more, read Tom "Wonderbrain Behind Upcoming Cerebral Yet Punchy Indie Gunpoint" Francis' piece on how Steam's role is about to change.
But even though Greenlight's voting system will be open to all Steam users, Valve’s director of business management, Jason Holtman, has told PC Gamer that “expert voices” might get highlighted later down the line.