As always, we bring our listeners the hottest takes on the newest, freshest video games, which is why we just finished “The Witcher 3.”
Chris Plante, the culture editor of The Verge and a founder of Polygon, tells us why he liked “Horizon Zero Dawn.” Like Michael Jordan with the flu, JJ shows up despite his pneumonia.
Kotaku reporter Patrick Klepek talks with Chris and JJ about his reporting on Alison Rapp, a Nintendo employee who was fired for moonlighting, according to the company. Rapp also was the target of a sustained campaign of online harassment. Was she a victim of the video-game culture wars?
Then (at 28:51), we have a spoiler-y discussion of Episode 3 of “Life Is Strange,” followed by a toe-dip (at 39:26) into our progress in “The Witcher 3.”
We continue our serial review of “The Witcher 3,” and then answer a batch of listener mail. Topics include: Why it might be unwise to play the Bloody Baron quest right after “That Dragon, Cancer”; what Geralt of Rivia has in common with Beyoncé; and why we have yet to review a Nintendo game.
Happy New Year! It’s time to clear out your 2015 backlog before Jonathan Blow’s “The Witness” arrives near the end of the month. We’re tackling “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.” Then, Chris talks to New York magazine editor and former Gawker editor-in-chief Max Read about “Hearthstone.”