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Molehill Mountain Episode 87 – Publishers and Politicians

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.

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Molehill Mountain Episode 74 – Happy Birthday, Wii U!

It’s the long-dead Wii U’s fifth birthday!

0:10 – For the Wii U’s fifth birthday, we remember the 300 games that released on the PS3 and 360 (and often, a bunch of other platforms as well) but not the Wii U

26:42 – Universal’s Illumination may be handling an animated Super Mario Bros. movie

40:01 – Andrew is a Rampage fanboy and is annoyed by the trailer for the upcoming film adaptation

51:06 – EA removes microtransactions for Star Wars Battlefront 2 launch, will put them back in later

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Molehill Mountain Episode 73 – The Fault In Our Star Wars

Star Wars is going to make more Star Wars to go with our Star Wars!

22:07 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles added to Injustice 2 roster

31:13 – EA buys Respawn. Will probably kill it like all the others

41:34 – Star Wars announced even more Star Wars to go with all the Star Wars!

51:30 – Take-Two and Ubisoft have some very interesting pet names for microtranactions and DLC

57:45 – After a decade and a half, Humvee takes it to Activision for using its product in Call of Duty

1:16:42 – Gamestop opens games and sells them as new

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Molehill Mountain Episode 18 – We’re Good Because We’re Not Bad

EZK and I start out this week’s podcast talking about comic books, cause why not?  We then continue Kicking the Bucket List, revealing super interesting things about ourselves such as whether we’ve ever been in the back of a police car and which celebrities we’ve met (14:40) and finally discuss how Sega and Capcom earned internet cookies this week by, respectively, not DMCA-ing a fan game and announcing no microtransactions in Resident Evil VII (44:40).

Positive feedback is a wonderful thing but are our expectations of the AAA game industry really so low that we celebrate companies simply for not doing the things we hate?

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