EZK had technical problems so it’s another Andrew solo show. He talks a bit about IT (which he still hasn’t seen) and the recent Nintendo Direct but he spends most of the time complaining about amiibo. Fun stuff!
I don’t know. You wanna talk about games?
Let’s talk about games.
- 0:55 – Andrew explains why he gets so much adult-oriented spam
- 7:11 – We officially start the show and discuss party dynamics in RPGs
- 20:05 – Mario + Rabbids is looking pretty good and not just because it has a singing boss enemy
- 32:40 – Two Senran Kagura games are coming to the Switch in all their… uh, glory?
- 43:55 – We discuss the pricing models of Hamster’s Arcade Classics and Nintendo’s Virtual Console
- 1:00:03 – Tabletop games are doing better than video games on Kickstarter
- 1:24:35 – Nintendo clarifies how amiibo are used with Metroid: Samus Returns
This week we talk about the video game industry’s myriad shenanigans of late. I’m sure we’ll find something positive to talk about!
31:53 – Lawbreakers dev says game not Switch-bound because not enough buttons
41:03 – Metroid: Samus Returns gates content behind amiibo
52:47 – ThinkGeek hoards NES Classic Editions and forces you to buy overpriced bundles to get them
59:50 – Nintendo’s obnoxious Voice Chat solution
If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Super Podcast Action Committee (Episode 122), you can watch the video replay on YouTube or download it below.
On this week’s show hosts Andrew Eisen and E. Zachary Knight discuss the latest GamePolitics poll (“When someone criticizes an aspect of a game you like, do you take it personally?” – 24:56 mark), the developer who threatened Gabe Newell who quit his job as penance returning to his old job (36:52), Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed: Unity review embargo shenanigans (46:48), Intel is running ads on Gamasutra again (59:55), and Amiibo only being able to store data for one game at a time (1:07:21). You can grab an audio version of the show on iTunes or at the link below:
SuperPAC Episode 122 (1 hour, 26 minutes) 108 MB (the show was live so it is made available in its raw, unedited format).
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Credits: The Super Podcast Action Committee is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen, and produced by James Fudge. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko and “Barroom Ballet” by Kevin MacLeod. Both are in the public domain and free to use. ECA bumper created by Andrew Eisen.