Here is a Diecast with 50% extra diecasting! You’re welcome! All this time, and we STILL somehow didn’t manage to answer any listener questions. I just want to make it clear that we’re not aloof, we’re incompetent. Big difference.
I’ve spent another day with Control since recording this podcast. I’ve finished the game and here are a couple of non-spoilery thoughts:
- I still dislike the combat, although I found switching from survivability to DPS helped make it much less of a chore. I guess I’d upgrade my appraisal of the gameplay from “Tedious” to “Tolerable”.
- I really dug the story, all the way through. Satisfying ending with a tone that matched the rest of the work.
I’ll be writing more about this game in the coming weeks.
29:02 Why is Fortnite so BIG?
I mean, it’s HUGE!
35:09 Kerbal Space Program 2
47:56 This Dumb Credit Sequence
The story of how I used Unity to make a program to generate a credit sequence rather than doing it by hand in a video editor.
55:23 Mindhunter Season 2
The previous post where I talked about how my hometown was turned into another town through the magic of editing can be found here.
1:00:46 NBA 2K20
You might argue that the story where NBA 2K20 Trailer Promotes Gambling In Game Rated For 3 Year Olds And Above is actually a problem with the ratings board more than the publisher. But we don’t need to fight! There’s more than enough blame to go around. And can I maybe throw a little bit of blame at the gamers who buy these games? I know that seems mean, but publishers only do this because it makes money.
Dear loot boxers: You’re giving the publishers more money than fans of traditionally structured games, which is why they’re pivoting to you. Can’t you folks got to Vegas or throw your money in a fire or something? I don’t want to see all my favorite game mechanics replaced with slot machines and pay-to-win bullshit.
Also, please don’t confuse this story with the NBA2k game from last year that had unskippable in-game advertisements. Please try to keep up.
1:10:33 Classic WoW
Just like the old days. Both good and bad.
I’m not playing, but I’d love to hear from anyone who is. How is it? Is this the return of a classic, or a return to a frustrating janky past? If you had to choose between Class WoW and Nu-WoW, which would you pick?
This Game is Too Videogame-y
What's wrong with a game being "too videogameish"?
Games and the Fear of Death
Why killing you might be the least scary thing a game can do.
Zenimax vs. Facebook
This series explores the troubled history of VR and the strange lawsuit between Zenimax publishing and Facebook.
Stop Asking Me to Play Dark Souls!
An unhinged rant where I maybe slightly over-reacted to the water torture of Souls evangelism.
I Was Wrong About Borderlands 3
I really thought one thing, but then something else. There's a bunch more to it, but you'll have to read the article.