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Audio home of The Jimquisition, featuring its lovely little podcast, Podquisition - starring Jim Sterling, Laura Kate, and Gavin Dunne!

Jimquisition


    • Nov 26, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
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    Podquisition 361: Text of No Merit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 69:54

    Courtesy of Dwight J. Ingle Games we played this week include: Binding of Isaac: Repentance (10:35) Dead Estate (16:50) Death's Door (19:00) Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks (23:05) NERF Legends (26:25) Bloodrayne Revamped (27:05) --- News things talked about in this episode: Exiting Activision Blizzard boss Jen Oneal offered equal pay after resigning (31:45) https://www.ign.com/articles/blizzard-jen-oneal-mike-ybarra-equal-pay-after-resignation All three console manufacturers distance themselves from Activision Blizzard (35:20) https://www.fanbyte.com/news/nintendo-issues-internal-response-to-activision-blizzard-reports/ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-17/playstation-chief-criticizes-activision-response-to-allegations https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-18/xbox-chief-says-he-s-evaluating-relationship-with-activision Activision Blizzard employees petition for Kotick's removal and stage walkout (41:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-19-more-than-1300-activision-blizzard-staff-call-for-bobby-kotick-to-resign https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/11/16/activision-blizzard-kotick-walkout/ Activision Blizzard board backing Kotick, announces “Workplace Responsibility Committee” (44:50) https://www.gamedeveloper.com/culture/activision-blizzard-doubles-down-on-kotick-defense-in-all-hands-meeting https://investor.activision.com/news-releases/news-release-details/activision-blizzard-board-directors-continues-build-upon-its Kotick reported to be willing to step down if unable to quickly address discrimination and harrassment (47:45) https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-blizzard-ceo-bobby-kotick-tells-colleagues-he-would-consider-leaving-if-he-cant-quickly-fix-problems-11637533064 Former PlayStation employee alleges Sony fired them for raising discrimination issues (49:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-23-former-playstation-employee-files-lawsuit-alleging-gender-discrimination-and-wrongful-termination Avengers Spider-Man DLC is just Spider-Man and that's it (54:55) https://www.ign.com/articles/avengers-spider-man-dlc-no-story-missions Chris Pratt's got a special accent for Mario (58:05) https://toofab.com/2021/11/22/mario-producer-chris-meledandri-defends-casting-non-italian-chris-pratt/ Microsoft's Phil Spencer encouraging legal emulation for game preservation (1:01:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-18-emulation-should-be-used-to-preserve-older-games-xbox-chief-phil-spencer-suggests --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 360: Face the Music

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 82:22

    On the Third Day, A New World Record, Out of the Blue. Games we played this week include: Grand Theft Auto Trilogy Definitive Edition (13:30) Halo Infinite (27:15) Kill It With Fire (33:20) Skyrim (40:15) Shin Megami Tensei V (44:20) Binding of Isaac: Repentance (48:40) Dead Estate (49:30) Pokémon Brilliant Diamond (55:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bobby Kotick knew about sexual assault years ago (1:00:20) https://www.wsj.com/articles/activision-videogames-bobby-kotick-sexual-misconduct-allegations-11637075680 Elder Scrolls V confirmed launching exclusively on Xbox/PC (1:12:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-15-xbox-boss-discusses-the-elder-scrolls-6-console-exclusivity Nintendo acknowledges JoyCon drift (1:12:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-15-doug-bowser-says-nintendo-are-making-continuous-improvements-to-joy-con-controllers Chip shortages delay Steam Deck (1:14:10) https://www.pcmag.com/news/valve-delays-steam-deck-launch-by-2-months-due-to-component-shortages Spider-Man finally coming to Avengers (1:15:45) https://www.polygon.com/22532264/spider-man-marvels-avengers-dlc-release-date-ps5-ps4 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 359: Obvious Comedy Discourse

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 67:59

    Have we said something to offend you? Games we played this week include: Lost in Random (8:25) Inscryption (14:15) Forza Horizon 5 (22:50) Popeye (31:50) Animal Crossing: New Horizons (38:15) Dying Light (39:15) Resident Evil Revelations 1&2 (39:55) Dorfromantik (41:15) Binding of Isaac: Repentance (43:00) --- News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft staff seek public support for better working conditions with petition (45:30) https://t.co/dqmQV96FOm EA wants to make NFT games too (48:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-04-ea-says-nfts-will-be-an-important-part-about-the-future-of-our-industry Nintendo can't stop leaking games (58:05) https://kotaku.com/pokemon-brilliant-diamond-and-shining-pearl-leak-early-1848012271 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 358: Moral High Ground

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 75:45

    The time has come. Games we played this week include: Happy Game (14:05) Unpacking (18:25) What the Golf (22:20) Lady in a Leotard with a Gun (26:00) Netflix Games on Android (33:50) Inscryption (38:10) MARS (41:10) Head Over Heels (47:50) Moon (49:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Actiblizz commits to some changes that ABK were pushing for (54:00) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/technology/activision-blizzard-diversity-workplace.html Bobby Kotick takes a PR pay cut (56:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-28-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-asks-for-huge-pay-cut-until-company-woes-sorted Valve isn't allowing NFTs on Steam (59:15) https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/steam-is-removing-nft-games-from-the-platform-3071694 Ubisoft commits to contribute to global ruin with blockchain games (1:00:20) https://www.gameinformer.com/2021/11/01/ubisoft-reveals-plans-to-develop-blockchain-games-and-nfts Facebook rolling back account login requirement for their headsets (1:01:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-28-facebook-ditching-oculus-branding-as-part-of-company-name-change-to-meta Paid Twitch Boosts are now in the wild (1:04:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-29-twitch-tests-paid-boost-feature-despite-negative-feedback-from-streamers Seth Rogan allegedly to star in Donkey Kong spin-off film (1:07:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-03-seth-rogen-donkey-kong-solo-movie-reportedly-in-development Jen Oneal stepping down from co-lead position at Blizzard after only three months (1:10:30) https://kotaku.com/blizzard-is-already-losing-its-first-female-studio-co-h-1847985147 Blizzard games are bleeding players (1:11:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-11-03-as-blizzards-internal-troubles-continue-the-companys-games-continue-to-shed-players --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 357: Spook Central

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 57:09

    The horror is real (and somewhat itchy). Games we played this week include: Nuclear Blaze (3:15) Inscryption (7:30) Guardians of the Galaxy (13:20) Zombies Ate My Neighbors! (22:30) The Wine (26:30) Legend of the Mystical Ninja (29:30) Hentai vs Evil (31:00) Crysis 2 (32:30) --- News things talked about in this episode: Resident Evil VR doesn't account for people with boobs (34:00) https://www.reddit.com/r/OculusQuest/comments/qd8zbf/chest_items_a_practice_in_boob_punch/ Judge in sexual harassment lawsuit against Activision Blizzard denies move to pause proceedings (37:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-25-judge-rejects-activision-blizzards-attempt-to-pause-california-sexual-harassment-lawsuit Activision Blizzard skipping Blizzconline, conveniently avoiding uncomfortable questions (39.15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-26-next-years-blizzconline-on-pause-as-activision-blizzard-looks-to-reimagine-event Warner Bros reportedly working on crossover fighter(40:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-25-smash-bros-style-warner-bros-crossover-platform-fighter-reportedly-in-the-works Overwatch's McCree no longer named after serial abuser (41:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-22-overwatchs-mccree-will-be-renamed-cole-cassidy-next-week Sony patents function allowing stream viewers to boot players from games (44:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-21-sony-granted-patent-for-spectators-to-pay-to-remove-players-from-games Notorious Games, new studio formed by former Blizzard staff announced (45:30) https://venturebeat.com/2021/10/25/notorious-studios-breaks-free-from-world-of-warcraft-to-build-its-own-worlds/ Eidos properly credits former trans employee for their contribution (52:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-26-trans-dev-has-new-name-credited-in-guardians-of-the-galaxy --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 357: The Moon Goddess Strikes Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 93:48

    Can we interest you in a chalice? Games we played this week include: The Good Life (12:45) Back 4 Blood (19:30) World War Z Aftermath (21:35) Lego City Underground (24:15) Tanuki Sunset (32:40) Dusk (43:20) Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Wishes (46:15) Nuclear Blaze (52:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitch addresses contents of their massive leak (58:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-07-twitch-confirms-data-exposed-in-major-leak Twitch also had a do not ban list (1:00:00) https://kotaku.com/report-yes-twitch-once-had-a-do-not-ban-list-1847884492 Mercury Steam not crediting former staff for work on Metroid Dread (1:03:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-14-mercurysteam-responds-to-complaints-some-metroid-dread-devs-were-left-out-of-credits FIFA 22 pitch line feature causing issues for visually impaired players (1:08:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-19-fifa-22s-customisable-pitch-lines-are-causing-an-accessibility-problem More than 20 Activision Blizzard staff have now "exited" company since sexual harassment lawsuit became public (1:09:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-20-more-than-20-activision-blizzard-staff-have-now-exited-company-since-sexual-harassment-lawsuit-became-public New Animal Crossing DLC causes confusion regarding Nintendo online subscription (1:13:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-13-animal-crossing-new-horizons-gets-final-big-free-update-in-november Valve working on a ratings system for Steam Deck so folks will know before purchase if a game will run okay or not (1:24:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-18-valve-reviewing-entire-steam-catalogue-for-new-steam-deck-compatibility-ratings-system --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 355: You're Toast!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 77:46

    Yes, you, specifically. Games we played this week include: Rallyallyally (5:45) Morse (8:05) Neuronet: Mendax Proxy (9:45) Back 4 Blood (11:50) Paper Trail (16:00) D*Fuzed (17:50) You Suck at Parking (19:55) Fantasian (23:45) Grindstone (26:40) Metroid Dread (31:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: EA exec confronted regarding loot boxes in FIFA interview, uses weasel words. (43:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2021-10-05-the-big-interview-ea-fifa-and-loot-boxes Twitch leak exposes years-long security flaws (46:45) https://www.theverge.com/2021/10/7/22714160/twitch-hack-security-data-breach-problems Microsoft investigating alternate approaches to “right to repair” (49:30) https://www.vg247.com/microsoft-xbox-right-to-repair-consoles Conflict over Activision EEOC settlement could destroy California labor lawsuit (54:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-latest-activision-blizzard-legal-twist-sees-californias-recent-usd18m-objection-questioned Ubisoft employees raise concerns “role model” evaluation will suppress dissent (1:02:00) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-10-12-ubisoft-employees-call-for-removal-of-role-model-evaluation-goal-over-concerns-of-misuse Epic cops to ripping off Among Us, imply future collaboration https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-epic-games-now-credits-among-us-innersloth-as-inspiration-for-fortnites-imposters-mode Paradox staff speak out about culture of silence protecting abusive executives (1:08:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-12-paradox-staff-slam-culture-of-silence-which-let-man-with-reputation-for-harassment-continue-in-role-for-years Eidos Montreal instituting a four-day work week (1:11:55) https://www.businessinsider.com/4-day-work-week-workweek-hours-salary-eidos-montreal-2021-10 --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 354: Leprechaun Lore

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 69:59

    Gold provides many powers. Games we played this week include: Flynn: Son of Crimson (6:45) Nightmare on Elm St (9:05) Nier Reincarnation (13:30) Unsighted (18:10) ZombieRollerz (27:45) Missing Orpheus (30:00) Monster Train (32:10) Mighty Goose (37:20) Alan Wake Remastered (39:45) Super Monkey Ball Banana Blitz (42:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Twitch testing paid boost feature (44:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-04-twitch-testing-new-paid-boost-feature Twitch source code leaked online (48:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-06-twitch-source-code-leaked-by-anonymous-hacker Sony adds game trials to PS5, starting when download begins (1:00:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-02-sony-adds-game-trials-feature-to-ps5 Sony buys Bluepoint, will shift studio focus to new products (1:01:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-30-sony-buys-demons-souls-remake-developer-bluepoint-games Bloomberg reports on 4K Switch dev kits, Nintendo denies, then a patent appears (1:02:30) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-09-29/nintendo-switch-4k-developers-make-games-for-nonexistent-console https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-30-nintendo-issues-denial-on-new-4k-nintendo-switch-report https://www.nme.com/news/gaming-news/nintendo-patent-details-an-ai-that-could-upscale-console-resolution-3060571 Xbox adding system-level accessibility options and clearer labeling for products (1:05:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-10-01-microsoft-unveils-host-of-new-accessibility-features-for-xbox --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 353: Lonely and Horny

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 86:24

    But what else is new? Games we played this week include: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (6:40) Flynn: Son of Crimson (8:40) Deltarune (10:00) Deathloop (20:00) Dandy Ace (24:00) Eastward (33:15) Skatebird (37:00) Toem (39:20) --- News things talked about in this episode: Activision quickly settles federal labor lawsuit, denies wrongdoing again (41:10) https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442635053469556745?s=20 https://twitter.com/Kellen_Browning/status/1442670747487408134?s=20 Netflix buys Oxenfree developer to make Netflix games (45:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-29-netflix-acquires-oxenfree-developer-night-school-studio Illumination's Mario Bros movie gets cast (48:40) https://variety.com/2021/film/news/super-mario-bros-movie-cast-chris-pratt-1235072946/ Twitch reportedly working on features to prevent hate raids (58:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-27-twitch-reporting-launching-new-security-tools-to-combat-hate-raiding Twitch partnering with Warner Music to bring acts to the platform (1:01:00) https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/warner-music-group-and-twitch-announce-first-of-its-kind-partnership-301385629.html PS4 now won't die completely when it's battery dies and stop playing games (1:04:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-23-sony-has-quietly-fixed-playstation-4s-dead-battery-issue --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 352: Fantacast

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 71:54

    What could these mystery flavors be? Games we played this week include: Kena: Bridge of Spirits (19:10) Flynn: Son of Crimson (23:55) Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls (26:20) Zen Pinball (31:00) Skatebird (34:00) Wasted (40:05) Deltarune (44:40) Croc (48:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Bugsnax / Octodad developer moves all staff to four day work week (49:20) https://www.axios.com/bugsnax-developer-four-day-workweeks-9dbea139-cda0-4c93-83ca-d921e3eecd7b.html Judgment delivered in Epic v Apple suit (51:20) https://www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2021/9/10/22662320/epic-apple-ruling-injunction-judge-court-app-store https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1437129077111074824 Twitch brings suit against hate raid coordinators despite knowing little about them (53:10) https://kotaku.com/twitch-sues-hate-raid-organizers-1847653161 Former Tripwire CEO does swift rebrand after resigning in disgrace (58:00) https://twitter.com/Gameonysus/status/1436805531633475584 Konami wants you to preorder a lootbox for £33 (1:02:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-16-konami-selling-a-gbp33-efootball-premium-player-pack-you-cant-use-until-november Bobby Kotick subpoenaed as part of SEC investigation into ActiBlizz (1:03:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-21-activision-boss-bobby-kotick-subpoenaed-as-multiple-agencies-seek-truth-on-harassment-allegations --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 351: Polyquisition

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 74:13

    Love is in the air (and on all the surfaces) --- Go check out Laura's wife Jane at twitch.tv/janeiac or support her at patreon.com/StonedMonkeyRadio The links to her Twitter and Facebook, as well as all her work, including Podcasts, Livestreams, YouTube, Soundcloud, Spotify, Blog posts, T shirts with a spookkake ghost and more can be found at streamerlinks.com/Janeiac Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 350: Dolla Dolla Bills

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 77:16

    Chase that paper. Games we played this week include: Totally legal games (9:00) Encased (21:25) House of Ashes Demo (24:10) Apocalypse (31:15) Wasteland Golf Club (36:45) Life is Strange: True Colours (43:10) The Medium (48:20) No More Heroes 3 (49:45) --- News things talked about in this episode: Tripwire CEO steps down after expressing support for Texas abortion ban (51:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-06-developers-distance-themselves-from-publisher-tripwire-after-boss-says-hes-proud-draconian-texas-anti-abortion-law-allowed-to-stand https://www.tripwireinteractive.com/#/news/tripwire-appoints-new-interim-ceo-alan-wilson Paradox Interactive employees allege mistreatment in survey (59:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-09-06-employee-survey-at-paradox-interactive-alleges-gender-discrimination-and-mistreatment Sony backpedals on PS5 upgrade fee for Horizon Forbidden West, but such fees are the future (1:01:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-05-sony-u-turns-on-controversial-horizon-forbidden-west-ps4-to-ps5-upgrade-policy-following-backlash Cloud Imperium warned by UK regulators to clarify to customers that in-game ships don't exist yet. (1:03:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-08-advertising-standards-tells-star-citizen-dev-to-make-it-clear-for-sale-concept-ships-dont-exist-in-game-yet Ubisoft's replacement CCO is another white french dude (1:08:55) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-08-ubisoft-finally-names-replacement-for-disgraced-chief-creative-officer New Pokémon Oreo cookies come at a time when Nabisco workers are on strike (1:11:30) https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/24/business/nabisco-workers-strike.html --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 349: Well-Rested and Refreshed

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2021 67:31


    Oh, you've got a new podcast to listen to? Must be fucking nice. Games we played this week include: Psychonauts 2 (6:00) Rustler (15:00) No More Heroes 3 (22:10) Aliens: Fireteam Elite (30:45) Lake (32:25) --- News things talked about in this episode: Unity employees are concerned about the company's defense department contract work (34.15) https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3d4jy/unity-workers-question-company-ethics-as-it-expands-from-video-games-to-war EA exec claims toxic environments are ‘inevitable' in large publishers (44:15) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ea-exec-says-toxic-environments-are-inevitable-inside-large-publishers-but-you-have-to-take-action/ CD Projekt Red hires CyberPunk 2077 modders (47:55) https://kotaku.com/kickass-cyberpunk-2077-modders-become-cd-projekt-red-de-1847590961 Apple will now let alternate payment systems be offered, but not through the App Store (49:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-27-apple-settles-lawsuit-to-let-developers-email-users-about-alternative-payment-options Steam refunds system abuse is hurting developers of short indie games (53:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-27-steams-two-hour-refund-policy-leads-to-indie-developer-quitting-game-development Epic hosts Martin Luther King Jr. experience in Fortnite, predictably unprepared for users (56:45) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-08-31-fortnite-disables-emotes-in-martin-luther-king-jr-tribute Activision responds to shredding claims, says they kept the important stuff, honest (59:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-25-state-of-california-alleges-activision-blizzard-hr-shredded-documents Wata co-founder accused of selling graded games online from personal collection (1:00:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-09-01-wata-co-founder-accused-of-breaking-companys-rules-on-selling-graded-stock --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.


    Podquisition 348: Educated in the Arts

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 74:02

    We are cultured, worldly sophisticates. Games we played this week include: Road 96 (9:30) The Ascent (14:30) Aliens: Fireteam Elite (17:20) Twelve Minutes (23:55) Psychonauts 2 (29:25) Train Simulator (37:50) --- News things talked about in this episode: Roblox exploits child labor for profit (39:15) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_gXlauRB1EQ State of California expands suit, claims Activision may have destroyed evidence of abuse (44:30) https://www.axios.com/activision-blizzard-lawsuit-temporary-workers-4a8fa284-a003-4c56-819c-43c7c2d3f3ca.html Electronic Arts is releasing patents on accessibility features (49:20) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-08-23-ea-shares-five-innovations-via-accessibility-patent-pledge-wants-other-devs-to-do-the-same The market for retro games might be as full of fraud as every speculative market that came before. (53:25) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/report-alleges-auction-and-grading-fraud-is-behind-recent-surge-in-retro-game-prices/ Twitch's tags are being used to engage in coordinated hate raids on minority streamers. (59:20) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/08/25/twitch-hate-raids-streamers-discord-cybersecurity/ --- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 347: Shrimp Are Perfect

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 63:00

    But disrespect the Moon Goddess at your peril. Games we played this week include: Road 96 (6:20) The Ascent (12:15) Boyfriend Dungeon (19:40) Back 4 Blood beta (26:15) Button City (30:25) Dodgeball Academia (33:00) Vampyr (36:15) Garden Story (37:10) Fortnite: Impostors (42:10) --- News things talked about in this episode: Among Us devs speak out about Fortnite's controversial Impostors mode (45:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-18-among-us-devs-speak-out-about-fortnites-controversial-impostors-mode Riot misled staff about their right to speak out on harassment and discrimination, California says (49:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-17-riot-misled-staff-about-their-right-to-speak-out-about-harassment-and-discrimination-state-of-california-says Activision Blizzard accused of routinely deadnaming trans staff (43:05) https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/08/13/activision-blizzard-trans-deadnamed/ Watchdog launches investigation into Ubisoft Singapore over alleged unfairness and sexual harassment (56:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-08-17-watchdog-launches-investigation-into-skull-and-bones-dev-ubisoft-singapore-over-alleged-unfairness-and-sexual-harassment -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 346: You've Got Questions

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 66:55

    A week of listener questions because we love you. -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 345: Give Us A Boost, Would Ya?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 66:51

    But for God's sake, wash your filthy hands. Games we played this week include: The Great Ragtime Show (8:35) Cooking Mama Cookstar (16:45) The Evil Within 2 (23:30) Train Simulator (30:10) Castle Crashers (32:50) Samurai Warriors 5 (34:55) Neo: The World Ends With You (41:30) News things talked about in this episode: More Activision/Blizzard, More Problems (37:30) https://www.vice.com/amp/en/article/7kvm8g/activision-it-worker-secretly-filmed-colleagues-in-office-bathroom https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-31-more-activision-blizzard-allegations-emerge-as-former-dev-calls-for-industry-unionisation https://kotaku.com/activistion-blizzard-faces-second-lawsuit-over-first-la-1847415904 https://kotaku.com/blizzard-president-j-allen-brack-is-stepping-down-1847412696 https://kotaku.com/what-really-happened-at-that-blizzcon-panel-according-1847408469 But we haven't forgotten about Ubisoft (53:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-28-ubisoft-employees-sign-open-letter-slamming-managements-empty-promises-following-last-years-toxic-work-culture-allegations Maybe unions are a good idea? (56:25) https://www.wowhead.com/news/employees-form-abk-workers-alliance-send-new-letter-to-kotick-and-activision-323658 -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 344: We Demand Applause

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 67:31

    Because apparently that's a thing that just works. Games we played this week include: Pure Maiden Captures Uncle (0:30) Pokémon Unite (10:45) Mini Motorways (16:30) Microsoft Flight Sim (19:20) Samurai Warriors 5 (21:50) Spelunky 2 (31:30) Cooking Mama Cookstar (32:05) Silent Hill (35:30) News things talked about in this episode: California files suit against Activision for discrimination (37:30) https://news.bloomberglaw.com/daily-labor-report/activision-blizzard-sued-by-california-over-frat-boy-culture https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-26/activision-blizzard-staff-sign-petition-supporting-labor-lawsuit https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-28-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-tells-staff-companys-initial-response-to-discrimination-lawsuit-was-tone-deaf -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 343: Checking In

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 61:04

    We never just ask how you're doing. Games we played this week include: SNKRX (3:20) Pokémon Unite (6:05) Scarlet Nexus (20:00) Offworld Trading Company (23:40) Pairanormal (26:10) Greedfall (30:20) Geometry Arena (32:30) The Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword HD (38:20) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft sued by French game workers union for institutional sexual harassment (42:15) https://www.pcgamer.com/french-game-workers-union-sues-ubisoft-for-institutional-sexual-harassment/ Ukranian warehouse full of PS4s used to farm FIFA game currency (46:15) https://www.engadget.com/ps4-farm-fifa-ultimate-team-accounts-cryptocurrency-182654013.html Valve announces handheld Steam Deck gaming devices (48:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2021-valve-steam-deck-spec-analysis Prototype designs for Wii remotes dredged from last year's Nintendo leak (53:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-21-nintendo-leak-reveals-early-wii-remote-ideas Hackers allege they've stolen data from EA, ransom it. (54:55) https://twitter.com/UnderTheBreach/status/1417875645611249665 -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 342: The Gays Can Do Whatever They Want

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 65:22

    Rules are rules. Games we played this week include: Mundaun (12:30) SNKRX (17:20) Myst: VR Edition (21:40) Scarlet Nexus (25:00) Rising Hell (33:30) There is No Game: Wrong Dimension (37:50) News things talked about in this episode: Resident Evil Village PC port performance issues linked to DRM (8:10) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXZGCwAJpbM Ubisoft is concerned they might have problems hiring and keeping talent (38:55) https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/384905/Ubisoft_worried_inappropriate_behavior_could_hurt_staff_hiring_and_retention.php Tencent gets patent on digital goods inheritance (45:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-14-tencent-obtains-patent-for-digital-asset-inheritance Microsoft adds spending limit controls for child accounts (51:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-14-xbox-app-now-lets-you-set-spending-limits-for-child-accounts Kojima doesn't like the “Director's Cut” subtitle for Death Stranding (54:25) https://twitter.com/HIDEO_KOJIMA_EN/status/1414442497401524224 Bloober Team dances around Silent Hill rumors (57:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-07-11-bloober-team-says-silent-hill-leak-is-based-on-outdated-or-incomplete-information -- Buy official Jimquisition merchandise from the Jimporium at thejimporium.com Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 341: Professional Unwrappers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 68:02

    If we go missing, check under the piles of Skeleton Warriors cards. Games we played this week include: Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (11:20) Fury Unleashed (19:40) Rising Hell (22:15) Scarlet Nexus (25:20) Terminator Resistance (34:20) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft making live service Assassin's Creed, installs alleged abusers to run project (38:55) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-07/assassin-s-creed-infinity-to-offer-live-online-game-service Switch revision announced without rumored 4K upscaling (47:35) https://www.thegamer.com/switch-oled-model-dock/ More reports from indie developers on challenges of working with Sony (56:05) https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/07/report_how_playstation_is_failing_indie_developers Tencent deploying facial recognition to limit unsupervised children's game time in China (59:45) https://uk.pcmag.com/games/134366/tencent-will-use-facial-recognition-in-china-to-prevent-late-night-gaming-sessions -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 340: Let's Get Physical

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 73:54

    Yes, the pinball thing is still very much a thing. Games we played this week include: Doki Doki Literature Club Plus (6:10) Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance (12:50) Chicory (16:00) Fury Unleashed (21:40) FF7 Remake (27:20) Neo: The World Ends With You (33:20) Skul: The Hero Slayer (38:00) Mario Golf Super Rush (45:40) Going Under (48:55) Monster Hunter Stories 2 (51:40) Sky: Children of the Light (52:35) Life in the Crow House with Jonathan (1:08:00) (https://dtersegno.itch.io/life-in-the-crow-house) News things talked about in this episode: Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 military simulation event did a bit of a racism (57:00) https://www.thegamer.com/sniper-ghost-warrior-contracts-2-press-event-military-training-experience-arab-middle-east/ https://twitter.com/CIGamesOfficial/status/1408023427664027653 Indie publisher bemoans fees and process allegedly imposed by PS Store (1:01:35) https://www.thegamer.com/sony-charging-devs-200k-placement-PlayStation-store/ Chris Avellone suing 100+ people who claimed knowledge of his misconduct (1:04:25) https://www.thegamer.com/chris-avellone-slapp-lawsuit-sexual-misconduct/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    The Spin-Off Doctors: Mortal Kombat (2021)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2021 68:11

    Get over here and listen to this nonsense!

    Podquisition 339: Dangers of Vending Machine Proximity

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 83:38

    This podcast is not brought to you by Snapple (yet; call us). Games we played this week include: EDF World Brothers (17:00) FF7 Remake Intergrade (32:15) Flower (39:40) Infamous: Second Son (41:50) News things talked about in this episode: Marvel's Avengers bug displayed users' IP addresses on screen while playing. (47:30) https://www.polygon.com/22545442/marvels-avengers-bug-ip-address-cosmic-cube-update Developer of Abandoned pleads with people to believe he's not Hideo Kojima. (51:35) https://www.pushsquare.com/news/2021/06/abandoned_dev_appears_on_camera_to_denounce_silent_hill_hideo_kojima_speculation Bobby Kotick gets $155m pay package approved by shareholders.(1:04:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-22-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-koticks-usd155m-pay-package-approved-by-shareholders Among Us devs talk about the consequences of their surprise success. (1:07:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-20-among-us-devs-admit-they-felt-burnt-out-and-overwhelmed-following-the-indie-games-success First dev to announce in-game Facebook ads backpedals after consumer response. (1:08:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-17-facebook-is-testing-in-headset-vr-ads-for-oculus CyberPunk returns to Sony with fewer assets to make it run. (1:14:45) https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2021/06/21/cyberpunk-2077-playstation-store/ Pokémon Go rolls back more accessibility options introduced during the pandemic. (1:15:30) https://www.thegamer.com/pokemon-go-post-pandemic-roadmap/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 338: A Town Called Voorhees

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 95:25

    Unlike E3, these people know how to set appropriate expectations. Games we played this week include: Skatebird (15:30) Final Fantasy Origin (19:15) Tunic (26:00) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (29:40) Earth Defense Force: World Brothers (37:15) Umarangi Generation (49:00) Going Under (51:05) Button City (54:10) Unbeatable (54:40) News things talked about in this episode: Cyberpunk returning to PSN, Sony suggests not buying the base PS4 version (1:10:25) https://www.gamesradar.com/cyberpunk-2077-returning-to-playstation-store-next-week-but-sony-says-ps4-problems-persist/ Ubisoft continues to be shit, but didn't show Beyond Good & Evil for once. (1:11:45) Debate sparked by announcements of physical-only game releases (1:17:55) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/opinion/new-limited-physical-release-announcements-set-a-worrying-precedent/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 337: Pinball Justice

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 79:19

    Not the ball draining we signed up for. Games we played this week include: KeyWe (13:00) Crue Ball (20:25) Demon's Tilt (24:00) Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart (26:40) Virtual Pinball (39:25) Yoku's Island Express (41:00) World's End Club (42:30) Kung-Fu Kickball (43:05) Backbone (44:40) News things talked about in this episode: David Cage reportedly throws tantrum in court (49:30) https://twitter.com/BobToasters/status/1400478443326816263 Injustice 2 Mobile rewarded beating up bi-sexual character for Pride Month (57:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-04-injustice-2-mobile-dev-apologises-for-pride-event-that-challenged-players-to-beat-up-a-queer-woman The E3 Media Portal set up by ESA assumes everyone is male (1:01:30) https://twitter.com/KonaYMA6/status/1402294951816404999 Ubisoft to offer remote work options for some positions (1:07:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-06-09-ubisoft-moving-to-hybrid-approach-to-working-from-home Playdate portable gaming console with a crank available to pre-order in July (1:10:30) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/06/playdate-the-console-with-a-crank-gets-july-preorder-for-179-game-details/ Palworld looks like an edgelord Pokémon (1:12:20) https://www.polygon.com/22522497/palworld-trailer-release-date-steam -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 336: Moon Goddess

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 80:19

    Bask in the glow of her power. Games we played this week include: Necromunda: Hired Gun (17:20) Knockout City (32:10) BioMutant (36:50) Ghosts n Goblins Resurrection (44:10) The Wild at Heart (51:15) Fortnite (54:10) Maneater (58:10) Mass Effect 3 (59:25) West of Dead (1:03:10) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft actually acknowledges political themes exist in Far Cry 6 (1:08:40) https://news.ubisoft.com/en-us/article/jzZzBMLk8k4XAWgNpXfju/the-politics-of-far-cry-6 Borderlands 3 crossplay will not include PlayStation (1:11:40) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-27-randy-pitchford-blames-playstation-after-borderlands-3-crossplay-blocked EA made $1.62bn from Ultimate Team in its last financial year (1:15:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-27-ea-made-usd1-62bn-from-ultimate-team-in-its-last-financial-year Women now own more than 40% of PlayStation consoles (1:14:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-27-theres-loads-of-interesting-playstation-info-in-sonys-playstation-investor-relations-document -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 335: Epilatastic

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 71:24

    Oh, you thought we were done with skin care? Games we played this week include: Psychonauts (6:15) BioMutant (8:00) Mass Effect 2 (28:10) Dark Pictures Anthology - House of Ashes (35:30) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft makes wild claims regarding improvements to company culture (41:40) https://news.ubisoft.com/en-gb/article/6eNE6mnqcXT2qWS2vFWpZV/a-year-of-change-at-ubisoft Hackers get transphobic error messages into Little Big Planet (50:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-22-sony-disables-littlebigplanet-servers-due-to-the-severity-of-the-recent-attacks Twitch introducing additional identity tags (53:00) https://blog.twitch.tv/en/2021/05/26/celebrate-yourself-and-your-community-with-350-new-tags/ Derided Gucci branded content for Roblox nonetheless explodes in resale value (59:20) https://www.polygon.com/22446454/gucci-garden-experience-roblox-purses-ugc-price-marketplace Roblox rebrands as “not a game” in wake of Epic v. Apple lawsuit https://devforum.roblox.com/t/re-rename-the-new-discover-tab/1225357 https://www.theverge.com/2021/5/14/22436014/apple-roblox-epic-fortnite-trial-what-is-game-name-change Skyward Sword HD locks fast travel behind a sold out $25 amiibo. (1:04:10) https://twitter.com/HeyHeyItMaymay/status/1396142724718411778 Sony pushing to bring their franchises to phones (1:06:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-26-sony-exploring-the-mobile-market-with-some-wonderful-playstation-franchises Valve rumored to be releasing a handheld gaming pc (1:07:10) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/05/exclusive-valve-is-making-a-switch-like-portable-gaming-pc/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    The Spin-Off Doctors: In The Name Of The King 3: The Last Mission

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 49:16

    The last Uwe Boll film left to do before we can move onto some hopefully better flicks, In the Name of the King 3: The Last Mission is aptly named. It's also fittingly horrid.

    Podquisition 334: Covered in Gamer Goo

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 68:12

    Do not attempt the stunts performed on this show in your own home. Games we played this week include: Resident Evil Village (13:45) Mass Effect Legendary Edition (22:20) Monster Sanctuary (32:00) Dragon Quest Builders 2 (34:00) The Outer Worlds (35:30) Pine (41:15) News things talked about in this episode: Ubisoft still hasn’t addressed the system of abuse at their studios (45:15) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-05-18-ubisoft-has-reportedly-made-minimal-changes-following-abuse-allegations Ubisoft also has a bad art contest you shouldn’t enter (52:20) https://www.thegamer.com/assassins-creed-valhalla-tattoo-competition-ubisoft-spec-work/ Unused Lady Dimitrescu voice file found to be very hot (56:25) https://www.thegamer.com/cut-lady-dimitrescu-voice-line-good-girl/ Epic v Apple devolves to porno finger-pointing (57:45) https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1394701570080743427 Redacted testimony points to Xbox Game Pass coming to Switch (1:01:45) https://twitter.com/stephentotilo/status/1394618302475931649 -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 333: Ask Not For Whom the Bell Dongs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 79:27

    It dongs for thee. Games we played this week include: Resident Evil Village (05:15) Dragon Quest Builders 2 (19:00) Train Simulator (31:10) Bunny Bunny Dig Dig (33:30) Wind Waker HD (36:50) World’s End Club (43:00) Dex (48:00) Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion (51:45) News things talked about in this episode: Is it porn for this banana to be naked? (56:00) https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1391782615909273600 Returnal update corrupted saves, people who downloaded asked not to play (1:01:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-07-returnal-reinstating-pre-rollback-fixes-in-new-patch-tomorrow Humble Bundle brings back charity sliders... for now (1:03:50) https://blog.humblebundle.com/2021/05/05/an-update-on-bundle-sliders/ Ubisoft pivoting towards more free to play titles (1:06:15) https://www.vg247.com/2021/05/12/ubisoft-free-to-play-strategy/ Epic pushed for Microsoft to drop Xbox live requirement for F2P games (1:10:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-05-epic-games-and-xbox-discussed-dropping-xbox-live-gold-requirement-for-f2p-games-last-year-emails-reveal -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 332: Moldy Singlets

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 94:47

    Not to be confused with Microsoft and their exceptional line of products. Games we played this week include: Before I Forget (07:40) Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (19:45) Pokémon Snap (21:45) Undermine (28:25) Returnal (33:45) Disc Creatures (45:20) Tin Star (48:40) News things talked about in this episode: Epic v Apple court proceedings begin (50:30) https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1389595740519940101 Epic data on user-acquisition costs related to “free” game distribution leaked (1:02:20) https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-spent-more-than-dollar11m-on-free-games-in-the-first-nine-months-of-giveaways/ Info on quite how huge financially Fortnite has been (1:06:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-fortnite-earned-usd9bn-in-two-years How much Epic paid for six months of Borderlands 3 exclusivity (1:07:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-epics-fully-loaded-borderlands-3-deal-cost-usd146m-for-six-months-of-pc-exclusivity Sony agreed to cross-play when it could get its beak wet (1:10:25) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-epic-boss-says-sony-charges-publishers-a-cross-play-fee-in-certain-circumstances Microsoft to cut publisher fee to 12% on Windows Game Store (1:14:00) https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/29/22409285/microsoft-store-cut-windows-pc-games-12-percent Xbox is improving the framerate of many backward compatible titles (1:16:40) https://majornelson.com/fpsboost/ Witcher 3 Director resigns and apologizes after investigation finds no wrongdoing (1:17:20) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-04/top-director-leaves-embattled-game-developer-cd-projekt Sony makes a financial investment in Discord, securing it on PS5. (1:21:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-discord-playstation-integration New details emerge about last year’s Ubisoft hostage hoax (1:23:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-30-last-years-ubisoft-hostage-hoax-reportedly-the-work-of-notorious-rainbow-six-cheater 5 CDPR bosses take home nearly $30m in bonuses. (1:28:05) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2021-04-30/cyberpunk-managers-still-win-big-bonuses-after-shoddy-game-launch Bobby Kotick takes a meaningless 50% pay cut. (1:28:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-30-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-takes-a-50-percent-pay-cut-but-could-still-earn-millions-in-bonuses -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 331: Babygirl Boots

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 88:26

    On the march and looking fab. Games we played this week include: PHOGS! (10:55) Ballistic Ecks vs Sever (18:35) Congo The Movie: Secret of Zinj (20:25) The Longing (24:20) Pathway (29:20) Steven Seagal is the Final Option (31:50) Road Runner Death Valley Rally (35:50) Train Simulator (39:00) Hypnospace Outlaw (42:00) The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (46:00) Judgment (49:55) Miitopia (53:15) News things talked about in this episode: Humble Bundle is significantly changing its revenue split system (1:01:10) https://blog.humblebundle.com/2021/04/23/a-note-about-sliders-and-our-bundle-pages/ Pokémon Go introduces sponsored branding balloons (1:08:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-27-pokemon-go-will-now-occasionally-float-sponsored-gifts-in-hot-air-balloons-around-your-screen First Monster Hunter Rise update adds price tag to character cosmetic changes (1:10:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-27-monster-hunter-rises-first-big-update-lands-tomorrow-heres-whats-coming Leaked FIFA marketing documents illustrate EA’s funneling of players into loot boxes (1:14:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-26-ea-denies-its-pushing-fifa-players-to-spend-on-loot-boxes-after-insider-leaks-marketing-documents Nier Replicant includes a gross achievement for staring at genitals (1:22:00) https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/04/22/nier-replicant-transphobia-trophy-daredevil-achievement-kaine-intersex/ CD Projekt Red had no financial consequence for abysmal CyberPunk launch (1:23:40) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/04/cyberpunk-2077-refunds-barely-dented-cd-projekt-reds-bottom-line/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 330: Anterior Logic

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 78:19

    Assess advantages afforded our arthropod associates Games we played this week include: Portal Reloaded (5:30) Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (13:30) Later Alligator (18:15) PS3 Emulation (22:35) Princess Farmer (30:10) Narita Boy (36:00) Resident Evil Village Demo (38:55) The Longing (41:35) News things talked about in this episode: LEGO Luigi teased in emotionally manipulative manner (49:40) https://www.ign.com/articles/lego-mario-firmware-update-makes-him-start-calling-for-luigi Nintendo suing a modder coincidentally named Bowser. (54:45) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-17-nintendo-suing-switch-hacker-gary-bowser Sony does a U-Turn on closing down the PS3 and Vita stores (56:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-19-playstation-u-turns-on-playstation-3-and-vita-store-shutdowns Troll fabricates story about Path of Exile ban, claims it was an academic demonstration (1:00:40) https://www.pcgamer.com/how-a-reckless-lie-caused-huge-internet-drama-for-path-of-exiles-developer/ Witcher 3 mod uses software to generate new dialogue for Geralt from existing recordings. (1:07:00) https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aq8gn/this-witcher-3-mod-got-geralt-to-read-new-lines-without-the-voice-actor Sony seems to be adding streaming video content to PlayStation Plus (1:10:15) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-looks-set-to-announce-playstation-plus-video-pass/ Sony files patent for AI system which learns and recreates your play for you (1:11:55) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-has-patented-an-ai-that-will-play-your-games-for-you/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 329: The Legend of F*ck*ss Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 87:20

    Push your way into the depths of our bottomless lore Games we played this week include: Say No! More (9:15) Outriders (26:30) Adios (31:20) It Takes Two (35:20) Monster Hunter Rise (40:00) Balan Wonderworld (41:45) Narita Boy (51:15) Rain on Your Parade (52:55) Pac-Man 99 (58:45) Helltakers (1:00:55) Twerk Hero (1:02:30) Train Simulator (1:05:00) News things talked about in this episode: Nintendo doesn't want you to see unlicensed Bowser Dong (1:16:00) https://www.dailydot.com/irl/bowser-penis-patreon-nintendo/ Sony reportedly putting all its eggs in its biggest baskets (1:16:50) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/sony-s-obsession-with-blockbusters-is-stirring-unrest-within-playstation-empire Meanwhile, Nintendo emphasizes an increased focus on new properties (1:17:40) https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/nintendo-to-focus-on-creating-original-games-according-to-its-president/ Bigotry sliders are the future (1:19:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-08-intels-ai-powered-bleep-tech-lets-you-choose-exactly-how-much-hate-speech-you-hear -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 328: Scratch ‘n Self-Improvement

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 73:30

    Smell your way to a better life. Games we played this week include: UnderMine (9:30) Outriders (15:15) Cooking Mama: Cookstar PS4 (21:20) Gato Roboto (28:00) Disco Elysium: Final Cut (34:30) Monster Hunter Rise (36:50) Narita Boy (43:10) Oddworld: Soulstorm (47:00) News things talked about in this episode: Pokémon Go's Flower Happinny event more evidence the game is 100% lootboxes (50:00) Pac-Man 99 continues trend of Battle Royaling legacy properties (54:00) https://www.polygon.com/22371536/pac-man-99-battle-royale-nintendo-switch-online-exclusive-release-date Yet another study links loot boxes and gambling (57:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-03-link-between-loot-boxes-and-problem-gambling-robustly-verified Brazil is looking to ban lootboxes in video games as harmful gambling (1:04:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-07-brazilian-authorities-to-investigate-loot-boxes -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 327: On the Bleeding Edge

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 56:38

    No, we haven’t lost touch with the culture and are now desperately scrabbling for relevance. Why do you ask? Games we played this week include: Loop Hero (7:00) Nova Drift (15:15) Monster Hunter Rise (20:00) The Creature in the Well (34:15) UnderMine (34:45) News things talked about in this episode: Cooking Mama Cookstar comes to PS4 despite license issues (40:35) CDPR doing parallel AAA development, promises things (49:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-30-cyberpunk-2077-developer-cd-projekt-red-moving-to-develop-multiple-aaa-projects-at-same-time Balan Wonderworld unpatched version contains epilepsy trigger bug (52:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-26-square-enix-warns-players-to-patch-balan-wonderworld-to-avoid-epilepsy-trigger -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 326: Much Mince

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 64:10

    How do you solve the problem? Games we played this week include: Fall Guys Season 4 (7:30) UnderMine (13:40) Taishogun Rise Of Emperor (20:30) Loop Hero (30:30) Apocalypse (37:00) Skeleton Warriors (41:40) Genshin Impact (47:00) News things talked about in this episode: Bobby Kotick getting $200m bonus while laying off hundreds again (50:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-20-as-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-is-poised-to-earn-a-bonus-worth-millions-of-dollars-staff-brace-themselves-for-layoffs-across-europe Spider-Man content for Marvel’s Avengers still months away (55:00) https://www.ign.com/articles/marvels-avengers-spider-man-ps5-ps4-exclusive-not-before-summer -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 325: This Episode Is Not an NFT

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 67:21

    But we’ll tell you where you can stick your token. Games we played this week include: Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood (13:25) UnderMine (21:00) War Tortoise - Idle Shooter (28:45) Prey (33:50) Persona 5 (37:30) News things talked about in this episode: Yes, Pokémon Go eggs are loot boxes, even if you think they’re fun (40:00) https://kotaku.com/pokemon-gos-eggs-arent-lootboxes-theyre-fun-presents Halo art found its way into the Snyder Cut of Justice League (56:35) https://www.pcgamesn.com/justice-league-halo Devotion returns to sale digitally two years after delisted for Winnie the Pooh joke (58:30) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-15-devotion-returns-to-sale-digitally-two-years-after-it-was-delisted Microsoft clarifies exclusivity plans for future Bethesda games (59:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-11-phil-spencer-says-future-bethesda-games-will-be-exclusive-to-platforms-where-game-pass-exists -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 324: Oh My God We’re Back Again

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 85:31

    We’re gonna bring the flavor. Games we played this week include: Outriders (13:20) Anthem (27:15) Absolute Drift: Zen Edition (37:30) Curse of the Dead Gods (42:20) Pokérom (52:10) Werewolf: The Apocalypse Earthblood (58.30) God's Trigger (1:03:30) Blood Roots (1:06:20) Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (1:07:20) News things talked about in this episode: Six Days in Fallujah publisher now says project is "inseparable from politics" (8:00) https://twitter.com/VicturaGG/status/1368924485676527623 Marvel's Avengers developer tries to explain away increased grind (1:09:30) https://www.reddit.com/r/PlayAvengers/comments/ly2ld5/more_clarification_and_details_on_the_recently/ Microsoft confirms "some" Bethesda games will be full Xbox and PC exclusive (1:17:45) https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/03/09/officially-welcoming-bethesda-to-the-xbox-family/ Denuvo anti-cheat coming to PS5 https://www.siliconera.com/ps5-denuvo-is-now-part-of-the-ps5-tools-and-middleware-program/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 323: The James Le Gros Appreciation Corner (w/ Mari of GeekRemix)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 75:27

    We don’t have time to really get into it, but he’s thoroughly underappreciated. Games we played this week include: Littlewood (4:30) Calico (12:10) World of Warcraft (14:40) Outer Wilds (16:45) Touhou Luna Nights (25:30) The Medium (31:15) Little Nightmares 2 (35:35) Bowser’s Fury (36:50) Persona 5 Strikers (37:55) News things talked about in this episode: BioWare stopped work on Anthem overhaul (39:35) https://blog.bioware.com/2021/02/24/anthem-update/ Epic acquires Fall Guys developer Mediatonic (46:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-02-epic-acquires-fall-guys-developer-mediatonic Hogwarts Legacy is getting a "trans character creator" (53.40) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-03-02/harry-potter-video-game-will-allow-for-transgender-characters The Sinking City dev accuses publisher Nacon of cracking the game to re-release it on Steam (58:50) https://frogwares.com/how-nacon-cracked-and-pirated-the-sinking-city/ Post Malone and Pokémon: It was just about the sex. (1:06:20) https://twitter.com/GenePark/status/1365825158146064388 -- Check out more of Mari at GeekRemix on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube and TikTok! Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 322: Painting Corner (w/ Casey Explosion)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 84:08

    A steady hand and an even stroke can handle even the tiniest brush. Games we played this week include: Nioh 2 (5:50) Curse of the Dead Gods (10:55) Persona 5 Strikers (16:50) Factorio (22:55) Per Aspera (26:05) Control (28:45) Dinosaur Planet (36:00) News things talked about in this episode: Stadia can’t fix bug in Journey to the Savage Planet because they fired the developers (44:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-23-stadia-struggling-to-fix-journey-to-the-savage-planet-bug-after-firing-developer Paradox dropped Hardsuit Labs as the developer of Bloodlines 2 (45:55) https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/23/22296919/vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines-2-delayed-hardsuit-labs-fired-paradox-interactive Hogwarts Legacy gets attention for designer’s old YouTube channel (55:00) https://www.pcgamer.com/hogwarts-legacy-lead-designer-criticised-for-reactionary-youtube-videos/ Dying Light 2 developer struggling under CEO management style (59.55) https://www.thegamer.com/techland-report-bleeding-talent-autocratic-management-bad-feedback/ Sony brings Days Gone to PC, announces more ports coming (1:07:30) https://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/culture/article/playstation-vr-jim-ryan-interview-2021 Valve bans developer who sneakily named his company Very Positive on Steam (1:16:35) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-02-18-developer-banned-from-steam-for-naming-studio-very-positive -- Check out Casey Explosion’s stream at twitch.tv/caseyexplosion! Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 321: Lies Our Teachers Told Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 18, 2021 61:24

    Turns out none of the things they taught are true. Games we played this week include: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury (18:00) 1001 Spikes (24:00) Lizard Lady vs. the Cats (28:20) Deep Rock Galactic (33:30) Steel Sword Story (37:15) Wilmott's Warehouse (40:00) SSX [2012] (40:55) Persona 5 (45:00) Sunset Overdrive (48:30) News things talked about in this episode: Six Days in Fallujah back from the dead (9:30) https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2021/2/15/22279600/six-days-in-fallujah-interview-iraq-war-politics https://twitter.com/tha_rami/status/1361409118146334720 Stadia studios praised by leadership just before being shut down (52:10) https://kotaku.com/stadia-leadership-praised-development-studios-for-great-1846281384 Microsoft offers to help devs make games more accessible (56:25) https://www.trustedreviews.com/news/gaming/microsoft-announces-game-accessibility-testing-program-for-pc-and-xbox-4123269 -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 320: More Than Meets the Brown Eye

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 11, 2021 74:55

    Get your Rodimus primed, then Wheeljack until you Starscream. Games we played this week include: Goldeneye 007 XBLA (7:55) Grey Skies: A War of the Worlds Story (19:45) Pokémon Let’s Go (29:50) Monster Hunter World (33:55) News things talked about in this episode: Former Rare devs give insight into canceled Goldeneye 007 XBLA remake (12:00) https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/ex-rare-devs-open-up-about-the-canceled-goldeneye-007-remake-for-xbox-360/ Silent Hill composer silenced after teasing a new project (37:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-05-silent-hill-interview-pulled-after-composer-tease-set-tongues-wagging Mass Effect Legendary Edition cutting back on the butt (41:35) https://metro.co.uk/2021/02/02/mass-effect-remaster-interview-changing-femshep-but-not-the-ending-14008330/ Riot Games, CEO Nicholas Laurent sued for harassment by former assistant (50:15) https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2021/02/09/riot-games-laurent-lawsuit/ ESA reportedly looking at all-digital E3 event (56:40) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/e3-pushes-forward-with-plans-for-a-digital-2021-event/ Bloodborne modder releases 60fps patch for PS4 (1:01:10) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-09-bloodborne-modder-releases-60fps-patch CD Projekt targeted in cyber attack (1:02:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-09-cd-projekt-hit-by-targeted-cyber-attack Activision sued for copyright infringement over Call of Duty character (1:07:15) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-04-activision-faces-copyright-lawsuit-over-call-of-duty-character -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 319: No Erotic Implications

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 4, 2021 72:35

    There’s nothing sexual about this podcast. It’s educational. Games we played this week include: Cockhead (11:25) Hitman III (24:45) The Medium (32:25) Dom Rusalok (41:00) Destruction All Stars (45:15) Double-Kick Heroes (53:10) News things talked about in this episode: Blizzard says it’s “unworkable” to interview diverse candidates for every position (55:35) https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2021-01-27-activision-blizzard-says-interviewing-diverse-candidates-for-every-opening-unworkable Google is killing off its Stadia game development teams (1:00:40) https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/1/22260803/google-stadia-game-development-studio-shut-down-jade-raymond Resident Evil 8 devs lean into the thirst for their giant vampire lady (1:03:30) https://www.theverge.com/2021/2/1/22261405/resident-evil-village-tall-lady-dimitrescu-height Goldeneye 007 remake leaks (1:06:05) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-01-30-cancelled-goldeneye-007-xbla-remaster-revealed-in-full-with-2-hour-playthrough-video Nintendo reportedly canned live-action Zelda series after Netflix leaked plans (1:06:50) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-02-02-nintendo-reportedly-canned-live-action-zelda-series-after-netflix-leaked-plans -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 318: Sure Would Forest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2021 83:26

    A merry band are we. Games we played this week include: Deep Rock Galactic (23:35) Monster Hunter World (26:00) Cyber Shadow (38:35) Babysitting Mama (41:15) Unworthy (46:30) The Red Lantern (48:00) News things talked about in this episode: Redditors inflate Gamestop stock value to an outrageous degree (4:05) https://www.wired.com/story/gamestop-stock-wall-street-bets-short-squeeze/ Capcom includes weak statement against lootbox mechanics in annual report (35:35) https://wccftech.com/capcom-shares-anti-gacha-lootbox-statement-in-2020-annual-report/ Dead by Daylight 2 confirms accessibility options after designer has outburst on stream (53:20) https://www.polygon.com/2021/1/21/22243029/dead-by-daylight-colorblind-mode-announcement-controversy-ui Ninja, obviously, doesn’t feel it’s his responsibility to educate his audience (1:05:00) https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ninja-thinks-parents-should-parent-their-kids/1100-6486705/ Euro Truck Simulator 2 developer comes out against having an opinion on vaccines (1:13:10) https://www.thegamer.com/neither-for-or-against-vaccines-says-euro-truck-sim-2-dev/ Fox News scared BioWare into pulling back Mass Effect 2 LGBT romances (1:17:20) https://www.thegamer.com/mass-effect-2-jack-gay-pansexual-fox-news/ -- Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 317: Shots To The Face

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2021 68:22

    Get ready to be covered in the fluid of your choice. Games we played this week include: Double Kick Heroes (14:35) Deep Rock Galactic (18:05) Monster Hunter World (24:15) Sea Salt (37:20) The Red Lantern (42:35) Cooking Mama: Cookstar (50:05) News things talked about in this episode: Bloomberg report further examines Cyberpunk 2077 development woes (53:00) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-01-16-new-report-details-cyberpunk-2077s-development-troubles-almost-entirely-fake-e3-demo-and-cut-content Zelda 64 beta version unearthed and full of mysteries (1:01:00) https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/a-zelda-64-beta-version-has-been-discovered-and-fans-are-pulling-it-apart/ Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 316: A Righteous Claim of Nobility

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 83:13

    We’re joined by Sophie (aka TheymerSophie / CurioVids) to witness the coronation of Loardy Sterling. Games we played this week include: Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1+2 (6:40) Cooking Mama: Cookstar (9:50) Wrestling Empire (22:30) Dead Space (30:30) Curse of the Dead Gods (33:30) Only Cans: Thirst Date (38:00) Umurangi Generation (42:55) Monster Hunter: Rise (44:55) Pokemon Liquid Crystal (55:05) Observer (57:05) Ghostrunner (58:50) News things talked about in this episode: CDPR under investigation by Polish consumer protection agency (1:00:30) https://www.ign.com/articles/cyberpunk-2077s-launch-and-ongoing-fixes-investigated-by-consumer-protection-agency Lucasfilm announces game projects with Ubisoft and Bethesda (1:04:40) https://www.wired.com/story/lucasfilm-games-star-wars-ubisoft-indiana-jones-bethesda Razer is making ridiculous face masks (1:09:20) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-01-13-of-course-razers-face-mask-has-rgb-lighting-and-voice-amplification Twitch reworks Pogchamp emote to spotlight creators, leaves them to deal with the harassment (1:11:40) https://kotaku.com/twitchs-pogchamp-removal-was-never-enough-and-now-its-1846035307 Check out Sophie at TheymerSophie on Twitch and Twitter, watch their YouTube videos at youtube.com/CurioVids, and support them at patreon.com/CurioVids Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 315: Luck You

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2021 75:37

    A new year, a bold new direction for Podquisition. Games we played this week include: Pummel Party (12:30) Dead Space (20:45) Mass Effect: Andromeda (22:35) Cloudpunk (26:30) Yakuza: Like a Dragon (35:10) Carto (39:25) Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (42:45) Hades (49:45) Curse of the Dead Gods (51:30) Microsoft Flight Sim VR (58:40) News things talked about in this episode: MS tried to buy everyone at the start of Xbox (1:02:30) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 314: Smell Like You Drunkenly Boned A Bonfire

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2021 71:22

    Oh, don’t act like you haven’t considered it. Games we played this year include: Final Fantasy VII Remake (14:00) Deadly Premonition 2 (21:10) Ooblets (25:20) TemTem (27:20) The Last of Us Part 2 (29:05) Streets of Rage 4 (31:55) No Straight Roads (34:20) Call of Duty: Warzone (37:45) Resident Evil: Resistance (39:00) Extreme Meatpunks Forever (40:20) Tonight We Riot (42:00) Maneater (1:00:20) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    Podquisition 313: Hounded in the Village Square

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2020 62:14

    It’s hard to be this correct all the time. Games we played this week include: A Plague Tale: Innocence (16:55) Catherine: Full Body (20:10) If Found (23:20) Metal Gear Solid 4 (28:30) Mass Effect Andromeda (34:35) Wilmot’s Warehouse (37:35) Railway Empire (38:55) Microsoft Flight Sim (40:00) Noddy’s Playtime (41:30) News things talked about in this episode: Everybody is giving refunds for Cyberpunk (6:15) PS5 now helpfully warns you’re playing a PS4 game (48:25) Nintendo leak includes report of company actions against 3DS hacker (48:55) eSports takes child labor a step further (43:50) The KFConsole does exist (56:50) Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday. Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at Pinfultruth.com

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