Power Button Presents Kombo Breaker - Episode 53: Dan "Shoe" Hsu Clears the Electronic Gaming Air; Saboteur Non-Demure?
In this classic episode of the Kombo Breaker podcast we cover two of our favorite topics: insightful analysis on the print side of the gaming journalism industry and female nudity! Originally airing on December 7, 2009, first Dan Johnson, Brad Hilderbrand, and I speak with Dan "Shoe" Hsu, once and future Electronic Gaming Monthly guru, about his return to the revived publication as part of Bitmob which was a new development at the time. Then we switch gears to discuss Electronic Arts and the "Midnight Show" downloadable content that adds topless women to the then-new The Saboteur. The catch? The DLC was free with purchase of a new copy of the game, whereas the used and rental markets had to pay $3 in order to see the adult content. What does this mean for the future of the DLC market? Moreover, what does this kind of offering say about gamers in general? We hash it all out and come to a tentative conclusion. Listen for the throwaway joke about how "this Kombo Breaker thing is only temporary". Two months later, it would be gone. Download this week's episode directly from PTB, listen with the player below, or subscribe via iTunes, and be sure to catch up on past episodes if you're joining us late. Remember that you can reach all three of us via , you can leave a message on the Power Button hotline by calling (720) 722-2781, and you can even follow all of us on Twitter at @PressTheButtons, @aubradley84, and @JoeyDavidson or for just podcast updates, @ThePowerButton.