1:30 Chris talks about Wolfenstein: The New Order
Here are the Polygon articles Chris mentioned:
16:00 Shamus had a fight with Google.
The post is down until I get this sorted out, although you can see the original text here. You can decide for yourself if that qualifies as outrageous adult content. For contrast, here is the Call of Roma ad that was repeatedly deemed okay by Google under the same standards. Which means Google was regularly putting stuff on my site that was – by any reasonable measure – far more offensive than what they banned me for. And in both cases I was denied any way to tell them their system was malfunctioning.
Running a Patreon campaign is a big deal for me. It’s going to take me a little while to set it up. I’ll talk more about this once I figure out what I’m doing.
28:00 A digression on various obnoxious / annoying / “evil” internet companies, from Google to Amazon.
This is what made me dislike Amazon, and question if our patent system does objectively more damage than good in the world.
39:00 Mumbles talks about Bombshell and female characters created by female designers.
49:00 Shamus and Mumble hijack things and talk comics for a bit.
We talk about Punisher, Dr. Strange, and The Superior Foes of Spider-Man. Tragically, TSFoSM isn’t yet available on Marvel Unlimited. At least, I think it isn’t. Their search functionality and catalog indexing is atrocious.
EDIT: I found it. Their own search engine was useless. Google took me right to it.
54:00 Chris and Josh talk about Transistor.
Here is what SuperBunnyHop said about it:
Why Batman Can't Kill
His problem isn't that he's dumb, the problem is that he bends the world he inhabits.
The plot of this game isn't just dumb, it's actively hostile to the player. This game hates you and thinks you are stupid.
The Best of 2019
I called 2019 "The Year of corporate Dystopia". Here is a list of the games I thought were interesting or worth talking about that year.
Zenimax vs. Facebook
This series explores the troubled history of VR and the strange lawsuit between Zenimax publishing and Facebook.
Crash Dot Com
Back in 1999, I rode the dot-com bubble. Got rich. Worked hard. Went crazy. Turned poor. It was fun.