Podquisition 407: Seize the Means of Malarky

The only thing you have to lose is your dignity.

Games we played this week include:
Hazelnut Hex (10:30)
Condemned: Criminal Origins (14:20)
A Way Out (27:40)
NieR:Automata The End of YoRHa Edition (34:10)
NeuroDeck (35:50)
Fallout: New Vegas (40:20)
Fallout 4 (46:35)
Too Human (55:30)
Red Faction: Armageddon (1:00:00)

News things talked about in this episode:
Chris Pratt’s incredible voice in The Super Mario Bros. Movie finally revealed (1:04:25)

Scant additional details about ZA/UM Studio departures emerge (1:07:45)…-zaum-l/z04ad7

Activision/Blizzard implementing verification process requiring players to have contract phones (1:11:10)…mber-verification/

Bug in Overwatch 2 causes accidental purchases, Activision/Blizzard refuses to refund (1:18:15)…nt-issue-refunds

Yet another sexual abuse claim filed against Activision/Blizzard (1:19:35)…al-assault.html

Cyberpunk 2077 QA contractor allegedly misrepresented themselves to CD Projekt Red (1:20:45)

Antitrust investigation reveals information on Microsoft’s Game Pass revenues (1:25:30)…makes/index.html

Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier shutting down after a year in service (1:29:45)…n-pc-ps4-1849647758

Categories: Gaming, Podcasts

6 replies »

  1. I think Too Human is underrated and didn’t really deserve the hate it got(which was mostly due to the years of hype and Dennis Dyack saying dumb crap a lot)TotalBiscuit did a really good in-depth review of that game on his old podcast TB’s Show About Videogames which I would highly recommend people check out.

    I share Jim’s love for Armageddon and I hope we get a new RF game one of these days, same deal for Condemned.

  2. I actually don’t think there would be much discourse if Condemned was remade these days as drug addiction to harder drugs isn’t something you see many people demonizing films or tv shows for.

  3. I personally don’t find Condemned troubling at all, more interesting than anything else. Though it was far from the only game to have murderous drug addicts as the first Max Payne game had those v-junkies which would go berserk and shoot all over the places if you bumped into them.

  4. Biden’s comments were taken way out of context, so tired of the media constantly misreporting on what he actually said.

  5. I dunno if i would call Battlefield Hardline “copaganda”(god i’m getting tired of that term already)considering it paints the police force as blatantly corrupt and the main character gets framed by them halfway through and spends the rest of the game getting revenge on them.

  6. Activision has since come out and clarified that only PC players will need contract phones to access Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer, console players will not be required to have contract phones.