I wanted to wait a little bit before I posted on this.
I can usually admit when I've done something wrong or obnoxious, and I do have a tendency to talk about how much I love Steam and PC gaming. I can see how that would get annoying and maybe I should talk less about framerate and performance. However, I, like Stephen, enjoy playing games that run smoothly and are properly optimized, which is what we get with a lot of console games on PC these days. I won't apologize for the fact that I love playing games on PC, though I will try to stop extolling the virtues so much.
Now, all that said, we spent a few episodes talking about some awesome indie titles that we've been playing because, well, there just weren't a whole lot of releases on consoles. This was an exciting year with Fire Emblem, Pokemon, The Wolf Among Us, and many other games that we talked about up and down on the show. The last two months were a little light on major RPG releases, so instead of talking about Dark Souls for another four or five episodes, we sought out some killer indie RPGs. Our next episode, which we plan on recording later this week, will feature Bravely Default, Lightning Returns, and that Da....Doggonnit.... okay, I can't pronounce it, but that really cool game that John recently reviewed.
I completely disagree that indie is a genre in and of itself. We have indie RPGs (Path of Exile), action RPGs (Rogue Legacy), horror games (Outlast), and so on. I think it's a bit narrow-minded to suddenly lump all of these titles together under the "genre" of indie. And one of the reasons we've been so enthralled with these types of experiences is because many call back to the old-school days of gaming that we all hold so dear. Hell, I talked about how much I want a traditional Phantasy Star game on our last show and Stephen gave his thoughts on Unsung Story.
I'm all for constructive criticism and can certainly cut back on the PC-elitist talk, but I can't help it if there weren't any major releases up until Episode 75 and we spent some time talking about really exciting games that you have no interest in, Lard. I mean, I usually zone out listening to 8-4 Play when they talk about Monster Hunter, but I don't attack them for getting excited about something. Fact is that we all have different interests. I will say that I think your'e missing out on some truly excellent gaming experiences by avoiding the indie scene (or at least that's what it sounds like). I don't look down on any major releases from big publishers, either (okay, maybe Call of Duty just a smidge). I'm super excited for Thief, Dark Souls II (duh!) and South Park over the next few weeks, and those are all pretty large releases.
Sorry that you aren't interested in the indie talk and, believe me, I'm kind of tired of the hipster response from some people ("Oh man, Fez is SO much deeper than everything else out there" *swigs Starbucks Coffee*), but that's why we put show descriptions out there so you can skip ahead of you aren't interested in the subject. Hopefully all of us arguing about Lightning Returns will make things better!