Extra Credits Season 4, Episode 7: "TransGaming"
This week, we try (and fail) to contain our excitement about connected gaming experiences.
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This isn't at all a new concept and has been done in the gaming world for years. Anyone remember Streets of Sim City? You could create a city in Sim City 2000 and then race/destroy is in Streets of Sim City.
Thing is, when you make multiple games an integral part of a gaming universe it requires all those games to be.. good. You might find your FPS game good, but the politic sim or RTS game connected to it might suck.
mindblowing that last part
Hey Extra Credits! You guys are so awesome, that I actually recreated my account with ScrewAttack, just so I could comment on your videos from now on. I loved this episode and I really hope this idea catches on.
You're absolutely right; this could strengthen the gaming community by closing gaps between groups of players and broaden the demographics for fans who want to share the medium.
Oh yeah, one more thing: Dyslexia fail, haha! It's "Dust Five ONE FOUR" not four one.
One word: AWESOME
I agree with this completely
if it works, this could be the greatest thing to happen to games since the pause button.
that is an interesting way of looking at the games now.
YES. I WANT IT. So many possibilities could arise from this, more ways for separate gaming companies to join forces and have one game affect the other. Like if most FPS fans could participate as units in a RTS game.
I'd like my sister's Farmvilling to help my Samurai Warrioring. :D
Well I would like to have something like that happen. Could you imaging what would happen if you could be playing an RTS and a spy was working for you on the other side of another game? That would be awesome. Make it happen. I'll be your spy.
Love extra credits. TBH I actually thought this episode was going to be about players who enjoy playing as the opposite sex in games.