Welcome to another new episode of The Iron Lords Podcast. On today’s show, the Lords are joined by industry veteran and NPD analyst, Mat Piscatella! After discussing Lord Piscatella’s gaming history and industry background, the Lords break from the normal format to have an in-depth Q&A session with The Lord of the NPD. Some of the topics discussed include: fanboyism, sales vs. engagement, digital vs. physical and “fudged” numbers. After the interrogation of Lord Piscatella, the Lords tackle a few choice topics to round out the show. Lord Cognito discusses the departure of Anthem’s lead writer and the speculation surrounding the health of the game. Lord Sovereign follows with a breakdown of the March 8th Nintendo Direct. And finally, the Lords talk about the inaugural episode of the rebooted Inside Xbox show and the meme inducing “white glove” scandal. ILP 54 is in the books!
0:30 – Mat Piscatella intro
4:01 – Lord King Combat Sports Segment
9:43 – Mat Piscatella video game system history
13:09 – NHLPA 93 vs NHL 94 (Greatest Hockey game of all time) #TheBillStillWell Challenge LOL
15:04 – Mat Piscatella Activision and Warner Bros memories
18:12 – Gamers vs “EVIL Corporations” …..muah haha
19:05 – Journey to The NPD group
20:56 – Mat Piscatella Top 5 Video Game Franchises of All Time
22:37 – What are the Lords Playing?
27:08 – My name is Lord Cognito & im an addict. (Xcom 2: War Of The Chosen)
28:54 – Last Week ILP Poll Results!
32:23 – New Q/A Segment (#AskYourLord)
39:32 – Lord King QUESTION OF THE DAY! (#illumanitLordSegment) LOL
44:42 -Game Pass, Digital\Physical Tracking & Accesories Revenue
1:02:45 – A Raven has been sent to ILP! Anthem Lead Writer leaves BioWare #BreakingNews
1:08:15 – Nintendo Direct breakdown & impressions
1:11:28 – The Nintendo 3DS not dying, continued title support & double dipping with Switch.
1:32:20 – Inside Xbox debut and impressions
1:46:40 – New ILP Poll
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