Chattycast 129: When Franchises Fizzle

March 23, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda drops this week, and it's fair to say the reviews haven't been as glowing as its predecessors. Whether by age or quality or just design paradigms moving on, this won't be the first time a series slips and loses some of its critical and fan reputation.

This week, the Chattycast talks about what becomes of big franchises when they start to lose their way. Some go quietly into that good night, others find a way to stay relevant, and some meander along for a while longer. What series have made a successful bounce-back after starting to falter? What lessons can the team at BioWare learn from the successes and failures of others?

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Chattycast 128: Say It Ain’t Snow

March 16, 2017

The weather outside is unusually frightful for mid-March. A big snowstorm hit the northeast this week, creating hazardous conditions and trapping many a Shacker inside. What to do when stuck in your house? Why, play video games, naturally.

This week the Chattycast bids farewell to winter by talking about the games best suited for a cold day inside. We wrap ourselves in blankets, make some soup and hot cocoa, and talk about which games we'd play while trapped inside with our storm provisions. What are your favorite snowed-in games, either from this latest weather system or fond memories from past blizzards?

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Chattycast 127: Switch Taste Test

March 9, 2017

Console launches only come around so often, and so we at Shacknews are all still familiarizing ourselves with the Nintendo Switch. Since it's very much on our minds this week, we're devoting a whole show to it! We'll be talking about the Switch, Zelda, and some of the other games getting a little less attention like Snipperclips.

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