Matt Chat 100: Scott Miller will Live Forever

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It's episode 100! Yup, I've finally strolled into 3-digit land. To celebrate, I'm re-releasing Matt Chat #6, the Dungeon Master episode that was deleted from YouTube. It's only available here and on iTunes, so grab it while you can. And, by the way, if you haven't bought our books by now, how lame is that???

Anyway, back to this episode. Scott talks about Max Payne, Prey (which looks awesome, by the way!!), the future of games publishing, and immortality. In a nutshell, he thinks services like OnLive are the future, and retail will wither away and die in a few generations. Companies like EA will exist only to help market and fund big projects. Finally, there will be a universal platform. I've got some comments on this below.

Download the mp4 of Matt Chat 100.
Download the mp4 of Matt Chat 6 (Dungeon Master) here.

I was thinking about what Scott said here about the lack of distinct platforms (esp. regarding Nintendo). I think that what will happen is that the concept of a platform will remain with us, but be strictly a legal entity, not a hardware matter. I can see it working something like HBO or Showtime--they will have exclusive content that is only available on their "channel," but you can get that channel on any TV as long as you pay them. What I'm wondering about, though, is whether they'll let themselves be bundled like Showtime and HBO into cable packages, or insist that they be dealt with separately.

Another possibility is that Nintendo and the rest will be streamed over TV, but you'll need proprietary controllers to play the games. They could build some sort of chip into the controllers so that only subscribers could play the games, etc. That'd be a pretty easy way around the cloud computing/TV thing.

It could be that Nintendo is already ahead of the game by working so hard on their controllers! If the best games in your library require some type of special controller setup, that'd pretty much ensure your existence once the computational part goes into the cloud.

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MazokuRanma
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Episode 6

Whoops, I just posted a YouTube comment asking about Episode 6 and whether or not you'd post it on Armchair Arcade, and here it is! Disregard the YouTube posting!

MazokuRanma
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Episode 6

I just finished watching Episode 6, and your on-air persona has grown considerably Matt. You seem slightly uncomfortable and uncertain of exactly what you're looking to do back then; comparing it to now, it's an amazing transition. You've really grown quite a bit as a performer, it's kind of neat looking back and seeing how your style has altered. These days you really let your enthusiasm for the subject drive things, and that's one of the reasons I really enjoy Matt Chat.

Carmine
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I wonder if in a world where

I wonder if in a world where you simply choose when you die you'll have to be a certain age to make that decision. People could be complaining about it saying things like, "I can drink when I'm 21! Why do I have to wait till 24 till kill myself? I can make my own decisions! I'm an adult!"

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