We return to the Vector Festival to interface with the machine, dodge some lasers, and transform into our Sailor selves.
Game controllers are often a player's lifeline. A player's familiarity with a control scheme or a controller can determine the difference between success and defeat. Over time we've seen controllers become more standardized, from a simple joystick and a button to the four face buttons, four triggers, and two analogue sticks. We've had good controllers (Xbox 360), bad controllers (Nintendo 64), and plain ugly ones (Atari Jaguar), but eventually they all settled on the same thing. The Wii U's gamepad has screen in the middle, but it's fundamentally the same layout as the PlayStation 2, and its simplified controller makes that clear. These controllers then form a connected language, where a player can move between all modern consoles and not dramatically change the way the games control.
We travel to Gamercamp to walk on walls, battle in tent warfare, and defuse bombs.
The annual indie game festival Gamercamp came to Toronto back in October, and then after three days promptly left this earth entirely. This was Gamercamp's sixth year, and its last one, for now anyway. Meaning if you couldn't visit this one, tough luck. But we knew that you might have trouble making it out to Toronto's Chinatown, so we went instead to try and compete at several local multiplayer games. All of this happened to fit in with this month's theme, Friends and Enemies, so to make things a little more festive, we began the great competition to defeat each other at mostly cooperative games.
Our last episode had no news because this episode has all of the news. Join us as we talk about the fates, fortunes and foibles of the everyone from the province of Quebec to Nintendo's shareholders.
First up, Majesco did a reverse stock split, raising their stock price back to $2.56 from between 0.50-0.60 during the last few months. Masjeco is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange which requires a minimum of a $1 value per share, and so the company needed a maneuver that would raise the price before they became a penny stock.