The Best Podcast on the Citadel, Ep. 45

Greetings! The Best Podcast on the Citadel welcomes you, as we gather to break down the week’s biggest news stories in gaming and entertainment. Hosts Blake Anglin and Chris Mrkvicka are joined by GameNews writer Scot Lewandowski as they sort through the post-E3 rubble and break down this week’s news.

We begin by discussing GameStop’s decision to sell retro consoles, accessories and games directly through their website. We analyze this practice, compare prices of other retro games and consoles and decide whether or not GameStop can be competitive in this market.

We also discuss the upcoming clash between Rock Band 4 and Guitar Hero Live. Does the lack of online multiplayer in Rock Band 4 show a chink in the armor? Could this be an opportunity for Guitar Hero Live to make up some lost ground in this early stage of the race? We discuss the implications here.

We also take on Activision, Bungie and the debacle over the new Taken King expansion. The pricing structure, specifically in regards to the exclusive content from the Collector’s Edition, has come under fire, so we take a look at what exactly people are paying for, whether it is a unique case and finally cast our votes as to how bad, exactly, it is.

Coming down from the hype of E3 has proven difficult, but one particular reveal has stood out to many more than the rest. With news of the Final Fantasy VII Remake, we use this week’s top list to discuss five things each we want to see in long-awaited title. Perhaps some of you have some ideas for the remake as well? If so, we would love to hear them, so leave us a comment!

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