Published on October 31st, 2017 | by Brandon

KBMOD Podcast – Episode 298 (Featuring Ben Basic)

This week, we’re joined by our good friend Ben Basic, talented animator and video game developer working on the upcoming game Neon Town! To start off, we talk about Halloween festivities, our TwitchCon experiences, and a whole lot of Destiny 2. With Ben joining us this week, we ask him some questions to gain some knowledge about the challenges of developing a game, his game design philosophy, and trends like the increasing presence of microtransactions in games.

In the news, EA closes Visceral Games, an Activison patent for matchmaking that encourages micro-transactions gets approved, and GameStop announces a new rental service for used games. In the quick hits, Sonic Forces gets a really short demo, and Traveller’s Tales founder Jon Burton is planning to make big improvements to Sonic 3D Blast nearly 21 years after its release.

In the viewer questions, we discuss the most embarrassing things our children might discover about us on the internet, and we are all treated to another incredible excerpt from the continuation of the KBMOD screenplay.

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Brandon started his PC gaming days playing Doom II (IDDQD/IDKFA for life) and has been hooked on online gaming since the original Starsiege: Tribes. The way to his heart is through proper grammar, corn dogs, and cookie cake.

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