Podcast Episode 3: HD Gaming

We still haven’t established a real posting pattern. So surprisingly, here is yet another exciting Game Design Reviews Podcast Show episode.

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Join us on this episode as we geek out about the advantages and troubles of HD Gaming. We discuss our gaming setups and the experience we had putting them together. We also discuss quality issues and the style of the HD games.

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:02:10 General Gaming Setup
  • 0:22:51 XBOX 360 versus Playstation 3
  • 0:36:32 The quest for quality
  • 1:07:32 Entering HD: The User Experience
  • 1:18:02 Conclusion and wrapup: How HD-Gaming Improved our lives
  • 1:23:80 Games That Nobody Played: This time the Polish über-underground super-retro Strategy game Kolony (Google translation from Polish)

Music as always by Dualton / Patrick Keuthen

Feel free to leave a comment. We are very eager to hear your opinion.

Krystian Majewski

Krystian Majewski was born in Warsaw and studied design at Köln International School of Design. Before, he was working on a mid-size console project for NEON Studios in Frankfurt. He helped establish a Master course in Game Design and Research at the Cologne Game Lab. Today he teaches Game Design at various institutions and develops independent games.

2 responses to “Podcast Episode 3: HD Gaming”

  1. Patrik Schulze

    Hey guys,

    I enjoy your podcasts, especially this one talking about all the connect trouble you have when going to HD.
    I found your page actually by searching for podcasts with this topic-area in google.
    Coincidentally I’m german too, not that it matters.

    Also here is a suggestion for a future podcast: Linear games(gameplay) vs. Open world / sandbox games

    Keep up your awesome work.

    Best Regards.

    1. Krystian Majewski

      Hey awesome! Our first commenter, so somebody is listening after all. Great topic suggestion as well, I know just the game to bring into this discussion. Stay tuned! :)


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