Gonna keep the show notes light this week, so we don’t delay the podcast any more than necessary.
Our short news is actually short this week as we discuss a lawsuit directed at Ubisoft regarding infringement of the Animus idea.
Games were light this this week, so much so that we talk about non-game stuff for a bit. Sam’s into the new Doctor Who, Alex has found anime and manga for his iPod, and Jonathan’s exploring further ways to play board games online with Game Table Online. In actual games, Sam’s got his hands on Magna Carta 2, Alex has started up Castlevania: Lords of Shadow fresh again, and Jonathan has played the demo of Fez and an iOS word game called Dabble.
Wrapping up the show, we have a headline-inspired topic. A study finds that a significant chunk of the recent games industry downturn can be attributed to weak sales from Nintendo. Is our hobby reliant on Nintendo for survival, or can Sony and Microsoft fill in the gaps should Nintendo go south?