Podquisition 413: Fappy Holiday

May all your issues be joyful.

Games we played this week include:
Gingrave G.O.R.E. (14:40)
Pokémon Scarlet and Violet (27:15)
The Evil Dead: The Game (1:06:10)
Ghost Lore (1:09:15)
God of War Ragnarök (1:11:05)

News things talked about in this episode:
Microsoft offered to let Sony have Call of Duty for a decade after acquisition (1:15:25)…y-on-playstation

Activision loosens multiplayer requirements, allowing non-contract phone plans for online gaming (1:17:45)…ty-and-overwatch

Cooking Mama Cookstar publisher gets judgment in suit against developer (1:19:50)…-mama-cookstar

Yuji Naka arrested on charges of insider trading (1:23:45)…p2a/00m/0na/042000c

Riot and Ubisoft coordinating their chat logs with AI to fight online harassment (1:29:40)…s-as-training-data

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2 replies »

  1. Sony really have been embarrassing themselves whining about Microsoft haven’t they? Jim’s criticisms of Scarlet/Violet have convinced me that it’s not the game for me.

  2. With Gungrave i’ll stick with easy for sure.

    So once again a game comes out poorly because it’s rushed for the competitive scene, honestly I feel like devs obsession with catering to a minority of hardcore fans has hurt game development more then helped it, Street Fighter 5 being a prime example, being rushed out early for EVO and getting finished later seriously hurt sales of it as everyone who wasn’t a hardcore competitor didn’t bother buying it until the game was actually finished months later. Jim is right that blaming the Switch does let Gamefreak and their laziness off the hook.

    I hate it when games punish you for daring to want to play by yourself, that godawful Metroid Prime 3DS game was a major offender in that department.