Once again, I tried to make a show that wasn’t going to mention The Plague. But right now all the news is about The Plague, and it’s impacting everything, so leaving it out means talking around it. That’s awkward, so instead we get this.
Hosts: Paul, Shamus. Episode edited by Issac.
00:00 DOOM Eternal
I was pretty negative on the show, but things are a little smoother now that I’ve figured a few things out. I still maintain that the bigger foes have WAY too much health. It’s possible to expend your entire stock of shotgun ammo on a Baron and STILL not kill himDepending on how you allocate upgrades, I suppose. You can invest in ammo, health, or armor.. On normal difficulty. That feels wrong.
08:23 Bethesda’s Denuvo Folly
Read it for yourself: Bethesda apparently broke its own Denuvo protection for Doom Eternal. Fun fact: This isn’t the first time this happened.
15:32 A Short Hike
23:56 Youtube is using Covid-19 as an excuse to do less human checks.
27:41 Gamestop thinks it’s an “essential service”.
(Gamestop is wrong.)
41:08 Mailbag: Standing Stone Games
You probably know by now that I’m a big fan of Dungeons and Dragons Online, and Standing Stone Games did something really cool, I think: they made all of the adventure content in BOTH of their MMO’s (Dungeons and Dragons Online and Lord of the Rings Online) available FREE until April 30th. https://www.ddo.com/en/friends
I thought this was really cool, and I’m wondering if you or the other Diecast folks might stop by at some point? It doesn’t seem to be a marketing ploy, but just something they wanted to do so people going through tough times could have access to a fun game.
 Depending on how you allocate upgrades, I suppose. You can invest in ammo, health, or armor.
Diablo III Retrospective
We were so upset by the server problems and real money auction that we overlooked just how terrible everything else is.
MMO Population Problems
Computers keep getting more powerful. So why do the population caps for massively multiplayer games stay about the same?
Why The Christmas Shopping Season is Worse Every Year
Everyone hates Black Friday sales. Even retailers! So why does it exist?
What was the problem with the Playstation 3 hardware and why did Sony build it that way?
Crysis 2 has basically the same plot as Half-Life 2. So why is one a classic and the other simply obnoxious and tiresome?