We put the "short" back in the Short-Takes this week with a complete redesign! This week, the team tackles 343's generous apology for the Master Chief Collection's problems, Telltale's take on Minecraft, GTA finally getting online heists, and Nintendo's next console in the works.
This week, as the Short-Takes returns from its brief break, Simon, Alex, Jonathan, and Max all assess the resurrection of the Tony Hawk franchise, the shocking announcement of Blizzard's new IP Overwatch, BioWare's reveal of new Mass Effect staff, and Call of Duty defying death with Advanced Warfare.
Simon and Alex disagree on this week's Short-Takes about the value of shorter games and the absolute need for 1080p/60fps in all games, but agree in the wake of the Master Chief Collection's 20 GB Day One patch that the Xbox One's hard drive is too small, and that Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare brings very little to the table.
In this Mindshare, Max looks into the benefits of video games on the human psyche, as well as games that elicit a psychological response from the audience, ranging from depression and anxiety, to fear and anger.