IncGamers Podcast #173

17 Jul 2014  by   Peter Parrish
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This week, the IncGamers Podcast re-expands to a hearty threesome as we explore the popular topic of the week: murky and undeclared publisher payments to YouTube channels. Not a new topic of course, but one that’s popped up again in light of a couple of online articles.

Our podcast team discusses the ins and outs of this, along with the problems of “older” online and print media pointing fingers when they themselves don’t have the cleanest of records. It’s an important issue, as it’ll probably end up defining a certain type of games coverage for the next few years. Surely there’s room for all of us – print, online and video – in this big videogame world of ours?

We’ll also have another look at the not very convincing Dishonored 2: Darkness of Tyvia leaks that have, for some reason, shown up again after already being debunked the first time around.

Elsewhere, DOTA 2’s mega-tourney The International 4 is about to reach its final stage. Let’s see if I can impress Tim with my Newcomer Stream-acquired knowledge. There’s also an upcoming Dark Souls 2 patch, more hot hot Naruto news and a foolish attempt to Kickstart Half-Life 3 to talk about.

This week, I’ve been playing ACE Team’s Abyss Odyssey (as has Tim, a bit.) Paul’s been delving into the Early Access Meridian: New World, and between making Sims look like freaks in The Sims 4‘s creation center, Tim’s been playing more Divinity: Original Sin.

You can listen to the podcast below, or download it and save it for later aural consumption if you wish. More podcast episodes exist in our archives if you want to hear things from the past, and iTunes has some as well.

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