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Built to Play 17: Leave Luck to Heaven

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Built to Play 17: Leave Luck to Heaven

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This week ex-Nintendo president Hiroshi Yamauchi died after more than 50 years at the company (1949-2002), helping the company transition from a card game company to a video game giant. Ouya Free the Games decides that scammers probably don't deserve ,  Sega bought the failing Index Holdings, which means they now own Atlus Japan and Atlus USA, EA has a new CEO, Andrew Wilson, found in the depths in the Origin division. GTA V made more than a billion dollars, but who cares because Ace Attorney V has a release date and we are psyched.

Plus we have an interview with Shadowrun designer, and the CEO of Harebrained Schemes Studios, Jordan Weisman . We talk about the future of his his new video game, Shadowrun Returns and the Berlin Campaign.

Leigh Alexander's fantastic review of GTA V can be found on her website and on soundcloud.

For the music we used in this week's episode, check out Persona 4, Epsilon Not, and the Shadowrun Returns soundtrack. 

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Built to Play 16: Sharing is Caring

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Built to Play 16: Sharing is Caring

In this Toronto International Film Festival delayed episode, we have more news than you could possibly imagine. Valve announced their new sharing plan for Steam that's eerily similar to the Xbox One. At a pre-TGS press conference, Sony remembered that the Vita exists, announced a new model, the Vita TV and the Japan PS4 release date. Ouya's funding scheme remains terrible. Apple surprised no one one by announcing the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Plus we have an interview with Matt Gilgenbach on his kickstarter, Neverending Nightmares and how the game reflects his experiences with obsessive-compulsive disorder and depression

Music used in this weeks episode is Money Talks by Luca La Morgia.

For more about Neverending Nightmares, check out the Kickstarter page

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Built to Play 15: The Mighty No. Dragon

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Built to Play 15: The Mighty No. Dragon

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On this weeks show Arman and Daniel discuss new Kickstarter projects based on older games with Mighty No. 9 and Shantae. The Free the Games controversy rears its ugly head as Ouya Kickstarter games are being spammed.  As for the big companies, we talk about the Nintendo 2DS, the Xbox One release date, and the iPhone 5C. Then there's the BONUS ROUND, where we can't help but groan at Metal Gear Solid designer, Hideo Kojima and laugh at the newest Square Enix hit, Bravely Default: Flying Fairy.

Plus we have an interview with the lead designer of Divinity: Dragon Commander, Farhang Namdar. He talks about the challenges of developing a game in Belgium and how they built a game that is simultaneously a role playing game, a turn-based strategy and a real-time strategy game.

Our transition song for this week is Hands of Time by Kirill Pokrovsky from the Dragon Commander soundtrack.

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Built to Play 8: Homophobia and Werewolves

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Built to Play 8: Homophobia and Werewolves

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Kickstarter moves to Canada! Google wants its own game console, despite the tepid success of the Ouya. Microsoft talks about the always-on Kinect and its new partnership with Unity. Armikrog designer Doug TenNapel has been spouting homophobic comments during his Kickstarter campaign.  Plus an interview with Artifice Studio on Sang Froid: Tale of Werewolves - and Daniel visits Nintendo to play Pikmin 3, Link to the Past 2, and his top pick, the Wonderful 101. 

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