We actually had a bunch of topics planned but we ended up spending the entire podcast chatting about movies, books, and comics instead.
There was a Nintendo Direct this week. What else is there to talk about?
0:00 – Andrew talks about the various problems he had with his first two hours with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
36:36 – We discuss the recent Nintendo Direct
1:31:58 – Yep, time to talk Smash Bros.!
Andrew has caught the flu so it’s an EZK solo show this week!
On the agenda, Trump is meeting with the games industry next week, but no one told the games industry and the ESRB has added “In-Game Purchases” to the list of non-content descriptors.
It’s like they’re trying to piss us off.
0:00 – Monster Hunter World’s DLC is grossly overpriced.
10:18 – YouTube’s recommendations algorithm sucks.
28:38 – Game developer uses malware as DRM. It goes about as well as you’d expect.
41:34 – ESA doesn’t want you to enjoy anything it can’t make money off of, bemoans it sees no revenue from admission fees of museums displaying video games that have long since been end-of-life’d.
56:28 – Konami is monetizing extra save slots. Seriously.
1:02:38 – Assassin’s Creed: Origins’ educational spin off saddled with unnecessary censorship.
1:09:26 – Politicians are being dumb about video games. Again.
Everyone but the video game industry saw this coming.
20:30 – Loot Boxes and potential legislation
59:56 – Publisher banned from Steam for strong-arming employees to review their own game
1:07:20 – What do we think about the upcoming Five Nights At Freddy’s movie?
Germany’s rating board fails gamers once again.
16:54 – Gal*Gun 2 denied classification in Germany
32:29 – Harley Quinn animated series character breakdowns
47:58 – Child’s Play TV series
Flesh-eating monsters roaming the streets and stalking the living are no reason you can’t still find love!
19:08 – Kaz Harai steps down as Sony CEO and Andrew floats a silly conspiracy theory!
27:40 – Yakuza 6 is delayed but gets a demo!
44:52 – Song of Memories is a dating sim with a setting so unexpected, I’m almost tempted to play it!
EZK is out sick so Andrew rambles about Monster Hunter World, the end of Miitomo, video game pricing and more Monster Hunter World.
Even if the games suck, the DIY cardboard stuff is neat!
25:35 – We think wannabe Steam competitor Robot Cache is DOA
39:13 – Nintendo Labo: super cool. Super overpriced.
Why pay full price for a video game when you can pay full price for HALF a video game?
0:02 – Emergency system accidentally sends out a false alarm that a missile is on its way to Hawaii
8:54 – We start the show! I played the Dragon Quest Builders demo and EZK watched The Punisher on Netflix
40:29 – Half of the new BlazBlue game’s characters will be paid DLC
49:40 – Sony postpones shutting down Gravity Rush 2’s servers until July
59:15 – Swatter who got Kansas man killed charged with manslaughter
1:05:53 – Western localization of Detective Pikachu announced
1:10:10 – We discuss everything announced during Nintendo’s recent Direct