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BallaBla Podcast
#03 News Flash 19.09.'22 - Ubisoft hebt die Preise, Böhmermann und Mircotransactions

BallaBla Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 22:27


In dieser Folge geht es um den Beitrag von Jan Böhermann und die Microtransactions, die Preissteigerung bei Ubisoft, und den Host Modus auf Twitch. Hier geht's zum Beitrag von Jan Böhmermann: https://www.zdf.de/comedy/zdf-magazin-royale/zdf-magazin-royale-vom-16-september-2022-100.html Unterstütze den Podcast auf https://www.patreon.com/falballa

Some Patches Required
Thoughts on Games as a Service, a Trio of Intros, and Netflix as a Cereal Box

Some Patches Required

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 66:44


Just when you thought the fine individuals at SPR industries couldn't make a conversation about the games industry sound even more casual than usual, they strike back with an episode so off-the-cuff that even they aren't quite sure where it's going. This week, Zak and Aaron sit down to discuss the various nuances of the "games as a service model," as well as other oddities like Netflix canceling the "Resident Evil" show, the PS5 price hike, Aaron's enduring hatred of "Rogue One," and the very idea of hate. If that sounds like a lot to cover in a scant 66 minutes, you're right. But it's also a lot of fun.Please, enjoy.Listen to Beach Girl on SpotifyCheck out edouggieart on EtsyCheck out even more edouggieart on Instagram

Easy Mode
You Spent How Much? : Microtransactions in Video Games

Easy Mode

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 31:08


On this expensive episode we talk all about the types of microtransactions in gaming. Plus we review some of the most profitable and spend worthy games on the market! Hide your wallet cause we're talking skins, cosmetics, and dlc. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

The Chompcast
Episode 302 - Microtransactions in Full Price Games

The Chompcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 109:10


This week we discuss microtransactions in full price games. How much is too much? Can we escape them? Why am I asking you?After that we talk about what we've been playing this week: Rollerdrome, Cult of the Lamb, Tunic, and We Are OFK.Enjoy the show!

The History of Computing
The History of Zynga and founder Mark Pincus

The History of Computing

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 16:24


Mark Pincus was at the forefront of mobile technology when it was just being born. He is a recovering venture capitalist who co-founded his first company with Sunil Paul in 1995. FreeLoader was at the forefront of giving people the news through push technology, just as the IETF was in the process of ratifying HTTP2. He sold that for $38 million only to watch it get destroyed. But he did invest in a startup that one of the interns founded when he gave Sean Parker $100,000 to help found Napster.  Pincus then started Support.com, which went public in 2000. Then Tribe.net, which Cisco acquired. As a former user, it was fun while it lasted. Along the way, Pincus teamed up with Reid Hoffman, former PayPal executive and founder of LinkedIn and bought the Six Degrees patent that basically covered all social networking. Along the way, he invested in Friendster, Buddy Media, Brightmail, JD.com, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter.  Investing in all those social media properties gave him a pretty good insight into what trends were on the way. Web 2.0 was on the rise and social networks were spreading fast. As they spread, each attempted to become a platform by opening APIs for third-party developers. This led to an opening to create a new company that could build software that sat on top of these social media companies. Meanwhile, the gaming industry was in a transition from desktop and console games to hyper-casual games that are played on mobile devices. So Pincus recruited conspirators to start yet another company and with Michael Luxton, Andrew Trader, Eric Schiermeyer, Steve Schoettler, and Justin Waldron, Zinga was born in 2007. Actually Zinga is the dog. The company Zynga was born in 2007. Facebook was only three years old at the time, but was already at 14 million users to start 2007. That's when they opened up APIs for integration with third party products through FBML, or Facebook Markup Language. They would have 100 million within a year. Given his track record selling companies and picking winners, Zynga easily raised $29 million to start what amounts to a social game studio. They make games that people access through social networks. Luxton, Schiermeyer, and Waldron created the first game, Zynga Poker in 2007. It was a simple enough Texas hold 'em poker game but rose to include tens of millions of players at its height, raking in millions in revenue.  They'd proven the thesis. Social networks, especially Facebook, were growing.. The iPhone came out in 2007. That only hardened their resolve. They sold poker chips in 2008. Then came FarmVille. FarmVille was launched in 2009 and an instant hit. The game went viral and had a million daily users in a week. It was originally written in flash and later ported to iPhones and other mobile platforms. It's now been installed over 700 million times and ran until 2020, when Flash support was dropped by Facebook. FarmVille was free-to-play and simple. It had elements of a 4x game like Civilization, but was co-op, meaning players didn't exterminate one another but instead earned points and thus rankings. In fact, players could help speed up tasks for one another. Players began with a farm - an empty plot of land. They earned experience points by doing routine tasks. Things like growing crops, upgrading items, plowing more and more land. Players took their crops to the market and sold them for coins. Coins could also be bought. If a player didn't harvest their crops when they were mature, the crops would die. Thus, they had players coming back again and again. Push notifications helped remind people about the state of their farm. Or the news in FreeLoader-speak.   Some players became what we called dolphins, or players that spent about what they would on a usual game. Maybe $10 to $30. Others spent thousands, which we referred to as whales. They became the top game on Facebook and the top earner. They launched sequels as well, with FarmVille 2 and FarmVille 3.  They bought Challenge Games in 2010, which was founded by Andrew Busy to develop casual games a well. They bought 14 more companies. They grew to 750 employees. They opened offices in Bangalore, India and Ireland. They experimented with other platforms, like Microsoft's MSN gaming environment and Google TV. They released CastleVille. And they went public towards the end of 2011. It was a whirlwind ride, and just really getting started. They released cute FarmVille toys.  They also released Project Z, Mafia Wars, Hanging with Friends, Adventure World, and Hidden Chronicles. And along the way they became a considerable advertising customer for Facebook, with ads showing up for Mafia Wars and Project Z constantly. Not only that, but their ads flooded other mobile ad networks, as The Sims Social and other games caught on and stole eyeballs. And players were rewarded for spamming the walls of other players, which helped to increase the viral nature of the early Facebook games. Pincus and the team built a successful, vibrant company. They brought in Jeff Karp and launched Pioneer Trail. Then another smash hit, Words with Friends. They bought Newtoy for $53.3 million to get it, after Paul and David Bettner who wrote a game called Chess with Friends a few years earlier. But revenues dropped as the Facebook ride they'd been on began to transition from people gaming in a web browser to mobile devices. All this growth and the company was ready for the next phase. In 2013, Zynga hired Donald Mattrick to be the CEO and Pincus moved to the role of Chief Product Officer. The brought in Alex Garden, the General Manager for Xbox Music , Video, and Reading, who had founded the Homeward creator Relic Entertainment back in the 1990s. The new management didn't fix the decline. The old games continued to lose market share and Pincus came back to run the company as CEO and cut the staff by 18 percent. In 2015 they brought in Frank Gibeau to the board and by 2016 moved him to  CEO of the company. One challenge with the move to mobile was who got the processing payments. Microtransactions had gone through Facebook for years. They moved to Stripe in 2020. They acquired Gram Games, to get Merge Dragons! They bought Small Giant Games to get Empires & Puzzles. They bought Peak Games to get Toon Blast and Toy Blast. They picked up Rollic to get a boatload of actions and puzzle games. They bought Golf Rival by acquiring StarLark. And as of the time of this writing they have nearly 200 million players actively logging into their games. There are a few things to take from the story of Zynga. One is that a free game doesn't put $2.8 billion in revenues on the board, which is what they made in 2021. Advertising amounts for just north of a half billion, but the rest comes from in app purchases. The next is that the transition from owner-operators is hard. Pincus and the founding team had a great vision. They executed and were rewarded by taking the company to a gangbuster IPO. The market changed and it took a couple of pivots to get there. That led to a couple of management shakeups and a transition to more of a portfolio mindset with the fleet of games they own. Another lesson is that larger development organizations don't necessarily get more done. That's why Zynga has had to acquire companies to get hits since around the time that they bought Words with Friends.  Finally, when a company goes public the team gets distracted. Not only is going through an IPO expensive and the ensuing financial reporting requirements a hassle to deal with, but it's distracting. Employees look at stock prices during the day. Higher ranking employees have to hire a team of accountants to shuffle their money around in order to take advantage of tax loopholes. Growth leads to political infighting and power grabbing. There are also regulatory requirements with how we manage our code and technology that slow down innovation. But it all makes us better run and a safer partner eventually. All companies go through this. Those who navigate towards a steady state fastest have the best chance of surviving one more lesson: when the first movers prove a monetization thesis the ocean will get red fast. Zynga became the top mobile development company again after weathering the storm and making a few solid acquisitions. But as Bill Gates pointed out in the 1980s, gaming is a fickle business. So Zynga agreed to be acquired for $12.7 billion in 2022 by Take-Two Interactive, who now owns the Civilization, Grand Theft Auto, Borderlands, WWE, Red Dead, Max Payne, NBA 2K, PGA 2K, Bioshock, Duke Nukem, Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear, Battleship, Centipede, and the list goes on and on. They've been running a portfolio for a long time. Pincus took away nearly $200 million in the deal and about $350 million in Take-Two equity. Ads and loot boxes can be big business. Meanwhile, Pincus and Hoffman from LinkedIn work well together, apparently. They built Reinvent Capital, an investment firm that shows that venture capital has quite a high recidivism rate. They had a number of successful investments and SPACs.  Zynga was much more. They exploited Facebook to shoot up to hundreds of millions in revenue. That was revenue Facebook then decided they should have a piece of in 2011, which cut those Zynga revenues in half over time. This is an important lesson any time a huge percentage of revenue is dependent on another party who can change the game (no pun intended) at any time. Diversify. 

The Tech Ranch
The crazy worlds of microtransactions and notifications

The Tech Ranch

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 69:52


Upgrading your car in the weirdest way The modern world of gaming has seen its fair share of microtransactions. As the Internet and digital life becomes more fully ingrained into the world, video games have started to stray away from its innocent and easygoing plug-and-play nature. Nowadays, whether it's making a character look good cosmetically […] The post The crazy worlds of microtransactions and notifications appeared first on The Tech Ranch.

Today with Claire Byrne
What are microtransactions?

Today with Claire Byrne

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 11:27


Adam Maguire, RTÉ Business Journalist

The Friendly Bear
217: Joe DePinto - Cofounder of Haste Arcade on Web3, Future of Microtransactions

The Friendly Bear

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 29:36


Episode 217: Joe DePinto, Co-Founder of Haste Arcade joins the podcast to talk about the gaming platform he has co-founded along with topics surrounding web3 and BSV. Social MediaHaste ArcadeTwitter: hastearcade www.hastearcade.com

Lamer Gamers Podcast
Microtransactions Are Taking Over the World!

Lamer Gamers Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 92:16


Helllloooo Lamer Gamers this is LamerTravis and Rowdy5000 for the Lamer Gamers Podcast! (Portage Park links below!)In today's episode we're going to break down the latest gaming news from the last couple weeks from Nintendo, Playstation, and Xbox. Our Nintendo section will have a fun new sponsor from HGTV's upcoming totally real and definitely not fake show Animal Crossing Happy Home Hunter! We've also heard rumblings about a new acquisition blob monster species in town by the name of Sony! Find out who they ate later in the show, you might be surprised. Rowdy : OOOH OOOH! We should give them a clue like if Sony were pushed off a bridge and survived because someone tied a BUNGIE cord around their ankle when they weren't looking…Travis : Shhhh, don't give them good clues. We have to make sure they listen past the first part of the show. It's like clickbait or a Kotaku headline but we'll actually tell them later instead of scamming them.Rowdy : Oh yeah, good point. Travis : Towards the end of the news roundup we're going to make a cup of angry coffee to get ready for discussing the microtransaction hellscape we are now turning this world in to. If you haven't heard about the latest Diablo Immortals and BMW news then buckle up sunshine because it's going to be a bumpy, extremely overpriced ride!  Rowdy : BMW, I thought we were a gaming podcast? Travis : Yeah well I thought cars couldn't have Microtransactions or subscriptions for software based services but I was wrong!Rowdy : After we get all angsty I will be declaring that I am no longer a console peasant and have joined the glorious PC Royalty because I bought a Steam Deck! I'll give my impressions of the Switch-like Pc known as the Gabe Newell box that our Lord and Savior Gabe Newell has delivered to us. ALL BLESS THE STEAM DECK! Travis : Does everyone have to recite their love for the Steam Deck and pledge to Gabe Newell of Steam when they buy one of these? Rowdy: Yes. Yes they do….peasant. Travis : You are starting to sound like Lord Kromdore The God King of Gaming PCs. I don't like it…We'll end the show with a special BONUS POINTS where we asked a bunch of Lamers on Twitter and Discord : “The Real World is Now A Game – What DLC or Microtransactions does or should it have?”All this and more on the Lamer Gamers PodcastTravis : Rowdy, cue the music!    Our sponsor this week (ok…so we normally do joke commercials but we do have a real one this week…) is the Portage Park Development Project - a thriving community in the Upland metaverse.If you are from Chicago, Portage Park might sound familiar. That's because the Upland metaverse is based on real world cities and properties, and Portage Park is an actual neighbourhood in Chicago.The metaverse version of Portage Park is the most developed neighbourhood in Upland with over 700 supportive members and property owners, enjoying competitions, community initiatives and local shops with monthly town hall meetings to connect with fellow Uplanders.And now Racing is coming to Upland! Portage Park are developing a racing team ready to fight for the top step of the podium. We have a training academy for drivers and race tracks in development making the most of our shops and local attractions. We want to show the best Portage Park has to offer.Come join us!Discord - https://discord.gg/portagepark Website - http://portagepark.me Twitter - https://twitter.com/PortageParkDP Shops:Parkview Memorabilia - https://play.upland.me/nft-shop/nflpa-shop/48/48… Tarrins - https://play.upland.me/nft-shop/nflpa-shop/49/49… BE Academy - https://play.upland.me/nft-shop/block-explorer-shop/65/65… Track Maps:GP Circuit - https://felt.com/map/Portage-Park-Chicago-GP-Circuit-Upland-lCCMGS5FR76ZXlHipazaXD… 1/4 Mile Drag - https://felt.com/map/Portage-Park-Chicago-1-4-Mile-Upland-v2lQxHNbS6Sk19CbnjKXxnC

GETL
Why are micro-transactions, DLC and subscriptions a terrible idea for tangible goods?

GETL

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 38:34


TIMESTAMPS Some useful timestamps:[Links not showing? Please visit: https://getlpodcast.com]00:00 - Intro - Welcome to Episode 93!02:15 - Understanding MTX & DLC04:30 - Historical first experiences09:00 - Late stage capitalism14:00 - Tangible Subscriptions16:30.- BMW's subscription faux pas21:00 - Some trends should not be followed26:00 - Past predicts future29:00 - Dangerous precedents34:30 - Outro - Thanks for listening!If you enjoyed, please give us a good rating.

Multiplayer Gaming Podcast
Single Player Apex Legends, ASMR Game Sounds Amazing, New Aliens Game - Gaming Podcast

Multiplayer Gaming Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 31:53


Gaming hosts Josh, Paul and Michael are back with This Week in Gaming. This week we chat lots of games on the far horizon as we learn about Apex Legends single player being developed, A new Aliens game announced and perhaps one of the best gaming entries for an incredible sounding ASMR experience. Plus BMW enters the world of Microtransactions and more in this weeks video game news episode. Thanks to Manscaped.com for sponsoring today's episode. Head over to Manscaped.com to check out their awesome lineup of high quality men's care products. Make sure to use code: Multiplayer at checkout for 20% off your ENTIRE order and FREE shipping!   Thanks to our LEGENDARY supporters: Dr. Catatonic, Blackstar (DQ), Glapsuidir, Phelps, Michele B, Redletter, Nevo, Waynerman, TFolls, AceofShame, Jake, RangerMiller, and Ad   Connect with the show: Support us on Patreon: patreon.com/multiplayerpodcast Join our Gaming Discord: https://discord.gg/Dsx2rgEEbz Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/multiplayerpod/ Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/MultiplayerPod Subscribe to us on YouTube: youtube.com/channel/UCU12YOMnAQwqFZEdfXv9c3Q Visit us on the web: multiplayerpodcast.com/

9 to 5 Gamers
Let's Talk About Microtransactions In Gaming

9 to 5 Gamers

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 45:31


Join our Discord here: https://discord.gg/2Sp7x7KujD  

The NPCs - Video Game Commentary, Video Game News, And More!
The NPCs Discuss - Microtransactions

The NPCs - Video Game Commentary, Video Game News, And More!

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 59:32


On today's episode: The allure of cosmetics, boosts, and customizations have always been a way to hold onto a gamers attention hoping for that one drop. That one rare skin that makes you look like Darth Vader, or maybe the butterfly knife that displays the logo of your favorite eSports team - there's always a hook to keep you playing those games. But the C-suite executives in these gaming companies knew that gamers were eager for faster progression, or for the quick fix of a particular drop, so they capitalized on it and embraced the microtransaction model. Games that you wouldn't expect to take advantage of this path are now shifting gears, and popular franchises have moved into the profitable, and sometimes predatory, space. What does the actual industry look like with this model, and how does it affect your time playing games? Let's talk about it in this week's episode - Microtransactions. Intro & Outro: Run by J+1 Pick up his tracks on Bandcamp today @ https://jplusone.bandcamp.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-npcs-podcast/support

Blue Shell Gamer Podcast
No Microtransactions for the James Webb Telescope

Blue Shell Gamer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022 48:26


Welcome to another episode of the Blue Shell Gamer Podcast! In this podcast, Jordan talks about World of Warcraft, Hunter talks about Halo co-op, and Matt talks about microtransactions for your car. Enjoy!

Greezyknuckles
Mouthful of marbles, microtransactions, macrotransgressions, AND Police reactions! Say that!

Greezyknuckles

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 59:42


Onnnnnn this episode, we gone talk about BMdubbyas plan to make you subscribe to heated seats, 1st amendment audit-tards, and why 5-0 ack da way day ack. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/ewing-house-studios/support

Do You Speak Geek?
Episode 122 (Marvel Emmy Nominations, Skate, BMW, and more) #DoYouSpeakGeek #DYSG

Do You Speak Geek?

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 26:36


Nix shouts out to everyone at DreamCon before giving the news on Marvel's Emmy Nominations, the retitling of Skate 4, BMW's "DLC", the end of WWE's PG Era, and much more!

Oscar Mike
112. Bad Day to be a Hot Dog

Oscar Mike

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 67:07


The boys discuss the GOAT of competitive eating, Bobby Bonilla Day, and a conspiracy theory which has the Test Kitchen filling up with cats.

Black Seinfeld
Episode 265: Cosmic Cliff

Black Seinfeld

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 118:32


Welcome Back to another episode of Black Seinfeld. In this episode Bash and Gio talk about the new James Webb Space Telescope, a scope that can look into the past? Luxury cars are starting to provide MICROTRANSACTIONS... thats bullshit. New music from Lupe, Brent, Giveon, and more! Enjoy!

The Rise Guys
CAR MICRO TRANSACTIONS

The Rise Guys

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 1:01


Would you pay these fees to use features already on your car?

TechTimeRadio
On TechTime with Nathan Mumm, Micro-transactions for your car? Recent images from NASA reveal previously unseen regions of space. Amazon Prime Day review. Interview with the CTO of VidOvation, Jim Jachetta, on bonded cellular | Air Date 7/10 - 7/16/2022

TechTimeRadio

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 55:54


Join us on TechTime Radio with Nathan Mumm, the show that makes you go "Hummmm" Technology news of the week for July 10th – July 16th, 2022. Today on TechTime Radio with Nathan Mumm, Microtransactions for your car? The James Web Telescope shows amazing pictures released from NASA, and how does Nathan feel about Amazon Prime Day? Next, we have an interview with the CTO of VidOvation, Jim Jachetta, as he explains the technology around "Bonded Cellular" and a look back at "Skylab's" Reentry. In addition, we have our standard features, including This Week in Technology, Mike's Mesmerizing Moment, and, of course, our "Pick of the Day" whiskey tastingEpisode 109: Starts at 1:38--- [Now on Today's Show]: Starts at 4:00--- [Top Stories in The First Five Minutes]: Starts at 7:53 Twitter shares fall as Elon Musk backs out of the deal - https://tinyurl.com/yr9drryuNASA reveals more stunning images from James Webb telescope - https://tinyurl.com/3atmaywr  This remote keyfob hack may leave the past decade of Hondas vulnerable - Despite the automaker's attempts at security - https://tinyurl.com/95jw9444  Microtransactions for your car? - BMW Starts Selling Heated Seat Subscriptions for $18 a Month - https://tinyurl.com/yc7rk8rp --- [Pick of the Day - Whiskey Tasting Review]: Starts at 18:40Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof | 134.4 Proof | $69.95 --- [Ask the Expert]: Starts at 21:45Interview with CTO of VidOvation, Jim Jachetta --- [This Week in Technology]: Starts at 40:00July 11, 1979, Skylab Reentry The first American space station, Skylab, reenters the Earth's atmosphere and burns up after plans for keeping it in orbit fail to materialize. Fragments of Skylab fell around Perth, Australia, killing one cow. Skylab was the only space station operated exclusively by the United States. A permanent station was planned to start in 1988, but funding was canceled and replaced with United States' participation in an International Space Station in 1993. --- [Marc's Mumbles Whiskey Details]: Starts at 44:37--- [Nugget of the Week]: Start at 46:18Why does Nathan dislike Amazon Prime Day? He explains this and more --- [Mike's Mesmerizing Moment brought to us by StoriCoffee®]: Starts at 48:48--- [Pick of the Day]: Starts at 53:30Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Barrel Proof | 134.4 Proof | $69.95 Mike: Thumbs Up Nathan: Thumbs Up

The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier
In-Showroom Interview with Patrick Abad, GM of Beaver Toyota, Car Repos, Subscription Seats

The Automotive Troublemaker w/ Paul J Daly and Kyle Mountsier

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 22:22


We're waking up Wednesday morning fresh off a trip to Atlanta and yes, we brought you something back. We talk to Beaver Toyota GM Patrick Abad about popular recession rhetoric, and how he is taking it in stride. We also talk about car repossessions on the rise and subscription heated seats. BMW offering subscription heated seatsOne small step for OEMs, one giant leap for testing what consumers will go along with. BMW is officially selling heated seat subscriptions for $18 a month. The monthly sub-model is not the only option. Customers can pay for a year ($180), 3 years ($300), or even lifetime access for $415.Microtransactions. BMW has been putting features behind subscriptions since 2020, along with Audi, Cadillac, Porsche, and Tesla. The heated seat option has not been added to the US digital store. We can only wait and see if - or when - that changes.Take away:Building cars with features that may never be turned on during a chip shortage seems like a really strange plan. What do you think?Car repossessions on the rise"Lucky Lopez is a car dealer who has been in the business for about 20 years. In recent meetings with bankers, where he bids on repossessed vehicles before they go to auction, he has noticed some common characteristics of the defaulted loans. Most of the loans on recently repossessed cars originated during 2020 and 2021, whereas origination dates are normally scattered because people fall on hard times at different times; loan-to-value ratios, or the amount financed relative to the value of the vehicle, are around 140%, versus a more normal 80%; and many of the loans were extended to buyers who had temporary pops in income during the pandemic. Those monthly incomes fell—sometimes by half—as pandemic stimulus programs stopped, and now they look even worse on an inflation-adjusted basis and as the prices of basics in particular are climbing.Part of the problem is that some consumers' incomes were temporarily high as the pandemic brought about debt forbearance, pandemic stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment benefits, and, in some cases, forgiven loans from the Paycheck Protection Program.Pamela Foohey, law professor at Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University, warned in 2021 of an auto-loan crisis. She wrote then that heading into the pandemic, auto loans outstanding were at record levels and auto-loan delinquencies were hitting new highs almost every quarter. The bubble was about to burst, it seemed, but government pandemic responses meant the bottom didn't fall out of the auto-loan market. The measures were temporary, she warned then, and the bubble has since only grown."Interview with Patrick AbadApproaching market forces with your teamBrick and mortar with a retail hospitality mindsetGet the Daily Push Back email at https://www.asotu.com/Rock with us LIVE at ASOTU CON! Tickets: https://www.asotucon.comJOIN the conversation on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/company/asotu/Read our most recent email at: https://www.asotu.com/media/push-back-emailShare your positive dealer stories: https://www.asotu.com/positivityASOTU Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/automotivestateoftheunion/

Old Guys Playing Games
Call of Duty Burnout is Real!

Old Guys Playing Games

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 47:42


On this latest episode the guys get into it.. that's right, a full on debate, dare I say it a "fight" about branching out from CoD because it's getting boring... the guys are burning out and its affecting their desire to play more games together.... really? Are they really at risk of breaking up the squad because the game is wearing on them? But are ALL of the guys of the same mind on this? Tune into find out Some more detailed show notes: Call of Duty is boring us Battlepass ruining gaming? Microtransactions ruining gaming? Halo co-op coming soon! Overcooked 2 Fall Guys Far Cry 5 Matchpoint --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

AggroChat: Tales of the Aggronaut Podcast
AggroChat #395 - Friends of Einhar

AggroChat: Tales of the Aggronaut Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 73:05


Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Tamrielo, and Thalen   Tonight we have a show where we are mostly discovering games that have been out for a very long time.  We start off with Rimworld and Tam's adventures in this story generation engine.  From there we talk about Wolfstride and how it is a very 90s anime representation of a video game.  From there Tam talks a bit about the Star Citizen Guide program that links someone needing help with a live person to help them, and how recent changes have made that system work strangely.  Finally, we dive into Path of Exile and how the rabbit hole has widened and captured most of us.  We talk about confronting the passive tree and the weird edge case builds it can support along with some early multiplayer experiences.  We also talk a bit about how important it is for games to support a controller and a mouse and keyboard to meet the players where they are most comfortable.  Finally, we dive a bit into the microtransactions within Path of Exile and their general acceptance. Topics Discussed Rimworld Adventures Wolfstride Very 90s Anime Game Star Citizen's Guide System Echos of Everquest Guide System Path of Exile The rabbit hole widens Multiplayer experiences Controller Support in ARPGs Acceptance of MTX

WhatCulture Gaming
NEWS - Blizzard DEFENDS Game-Breaking Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

WhatCulture Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2022 14:29


With revenue through the roof, Blizzard are standing firm. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

PARENTS vs GAMING
Hey Parents! Watch out for Loot Boxes! - PvG 44

PARENTS vs GAMING

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 40:35


We talk about Loot Boxes and Micro Transactions and what Parents should look out for. Watch us live on Sundays on twitch.tv/the3Jgamer at 9 pm CST. Hosts - Find Killa at https://www.twitch.tv/killakane0801 Find James at https://www.twitch.tv/the3Jgamer Special Guest - twitch.tv/TheeHolyMan Check out his podcast on Spotify. Nonsense and Deep Thoughts: https://open.spotify.com/show/7f9D9GXjm4KdHGz2pmRCxw?si=AAruO8t8SyGeDjaVEJoLwQ Holy's Confessionals" https://open.spotify.com/show/7f9D9GXjm4KdHGz2pmRCxw?si=AAruO8t8SyGeDjaVEJoLwQ twitch.tv/WildishMama Thanks for joining us this week! Join our Discord and help us start a brand new community: https://discord.gg/zT3Fggr7 Follow us on YOUTUBE @ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOD0LjOXnXSensOILv7lXpQ Follow us on Twitch at https://www.twitch.tv/the3Jgamer // CONTACT US Want to get in touch with us to share a story? Have a business inquiry? Want to be apart of our team at Last Choice Network? Email us at: Lastchoicenetwork@gmail.com or parentsvsgaming@gmail.com // ABOUT US Parents vs Gaming is our Weekly podcast show where we try to keep parents in the know and give our advice and how to be involved in gaming. Or we help out those relationship gamers and how to balance life and gaming.

L8ist Sh9y Podcast
Microtransactions With DLT

L8ist Sh9y Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 48:12


Can we use DLT and cryptocurrencies for microtransactions? Today we break this down into component parts like what is a microtransaction? How does crypto help us? Does crypto help us? In Cloud2030 discussions, we break things down. We explore how it helps, what it helps, what problems it does or doesn't solve, and what problems does it create? In this conversation we find some intriguing questions, and a few answers too towards the end. It's a very enlightening conversation about microtransactions, DLT and crypto. Image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/miniature-car-and-a-human-figurine-10215975/ Transcript: https://otter.ai/u/z-osMhCB8Qe0bf040WRzJAjuDCM

Spitting in the Stream of Consciousness
SitSoC Episode 342: VirtSoc: Diablo Immortal

Spitting in the Stream of Consciousness

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2022 27:20


Kendric kinda freaks out about a button for some reason, then everyone reigns it in.

Triple Click
What If You Could Just Turn Off The Microtransactions?

Triple Click

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 63:13 Very Popular


This week, the Triple Click gang opens up the mailbag and takes some of YOUR questions about all sorts of fun things.  Wouldn't it be nice if games let you turn off all the microtransactions? What's it like revisiting old games with a modern eye? And what are our favorite board games (aside from Candyland)???One More Thing: Kirk: Players Maddy: Neon WhiteJason: CrapsLinks:BitCulture's remix of Maddy's song “Bad Feeling” (feat. Kirk on sax) - https://maddymyers.bandcamp.com/track/bad-feeling-bitculture-remix-feat-kirk-hamiltonSupport Triple Click: http://maximumfun.org/joinBuy a Triple Click t-shirt: https://topatoco.com/collections/maximum-fun/products/maxf-tc-tclogo-shJoin the Triple Click Discord: http://discord.gg/tripleclickpodTriple Click Ethics Policy: https://maximumfun.org/triple-click-ethics-policy/

Stevivor's Friendly Fire Show
PlayStation Plus in Australia, unpaid work, microtransactions and more

Stevivor's Friendly Fire Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 39:56


Stevivor's Ben Salter and Steve Wright are back, and since they're light on games, they're big on topics. Welcome to Friendly Fire Show 202! Here's what was discussed: (02:15) PlayStation Plus is now live in Australia!Read more: PlayStation Plus PAL vs NTSC stuff Read more: PlayStation Plus already has games leaving the service Read more: PlayStation Plus app on PC doesn't stream every game (19:50) Nintendo had a third-party DirectRead more: Return to Monkey Island is a Switch console exclusive (for now) Read more: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope has an October release date (27:20) The Day Before dev wants unpaid workers to do what should be paid work (yuck) (32:00) Is Halo MCC really going to get microtransactions?Read more: What's going on with Halo Infinite? Stuff you can go and read on the website Cult of the Lamb preview Overwatch 2 beta gameplay We're always keen for your feedback, so feel free to take to the comments area or social media #friendlyfireshow hashtag to let us know what you think of the show. You can also email podcast@stevivor.com with your direct feedback and questions. If you're not subscribing to the Friendly Fire Show yet, you've got a couple options to correct that: Simply search for "Stevivor" on your podcast player of choice! Apple Podcasts Google Podcasts Spotify Anchor.fm PocketCasts RSS feed YouTube Twitch Thanks for listening, and if you like the show, consider rating and reviewing our podcast on your platform of choice!

Capital Games
Nintendo Direct Mini! Master Chief Collection Microtransactions?

Capital Games

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 83:11


On this episode of the Capital Games podcast, Zero and Wiz discuss what was announced, and what happened before, the Nintendo Direct Mini this week. Plus, is 343 Industries really going to put microtransactions in the Master Chief Collection? And, Overwatch 2 will shut down Overwatch 1? All this, and our recommendations for the Steam Summer Sale, on this episode of the Capital Games podcast!

TXR Podcast
Xbox Series Consoles in Japan I AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution 2 I 343 MCC Microtransactions

TXR Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 110:42


Welcome to the show! We'll be discussing the continued strong sales of the Xbox Series consoles in Japan. Are Xbox systems capitalizing on PS5 shortages? As well AMD has announced new updated to their latest toolkit. How will this help Xbox Series Consoles and games? As well 343 Industries has stated an interested in adding microtransactions into the Master Chief Collection. Is this a potential misstep?

Podcast Unlocked
Hell Freezes Over: Xbox Outsells PS5 in Japan - Unlocked 550

Podcast Unlocked

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2022 77:43


0:00 - Intro1:25 - Xbox Outsells PlayStation in Japan22:57 - Halo Master Chief Collection Gets Microtransactions43:39 - Will Microsoft Change Blizzard's Microtransaction Tactics?51:38 - Overwatch 2 Replacing Original Game59:10 - July Xbox Games With Gold1:00:11 - DICE Doubling Down on Battlefield1:06:54 - Tony Hawk 3 and 4 Remasters Cancelled1:11:31 - Trivia and Outro 

Xbox Expansion Pass
Xbox Expansion Pass 137: Sniper Elite 5 Developer Interview | Microtransactions in Halo | Grounded Full Release

Xbox Expansion Pass

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 82:44


In episode 137 of the Xbox Expansion Pass  we're welcoming Sniper Elite 5's Lead Designer Ryan Baker on to discuss his work at Rebellion bringing Sniper Elite action to gamers. It's kill cams galore. Prior to that it's been a light news week so we dive deep into the XEP mailbag. Enjoy! The Xbox Expansion Pass (XEP) is a podcast dedicated to interpreting the goings on in the world of video games and analyzing how they impact the Xbox ecosystem. Luke Lohr, the InsipidGhost, plays host and discusses various topics throughout the industry. The guests on the show are meant to help gamers expand their knowledge of the gaming industry. Twitter: InsipidGhost Contact: InsipidGhost@gmail.com Please consider leaving a review on iTunes or Spotify. It is the best way to support the show. Thank you! 0:00 Opening 0:49 Welcome 1:22 Words of Kindness 2:48 Halo MCC Microtransactions 7:47 Headsets - Arctis Nova Pro 11:55 Fall Guys Xbox 13:11 2022 Indies 17:26 Grounded Full Release 20:46 Xbox Games on Playstation 23:53 Goldeneye on Xbox 26:11 Fall Xbox Games 28:55 Emotional Xbox Games 33:30 Sniper Elite 5 Interview 34:45 Watching Player Feedback 40:48 Difficulty & Accessibility 45:40 Sandbox Strategies 53:31 Kill Cams 56:19 Testicle Explosions 1:02:10 Zombie Army 1:07:16 Multiplayer 1:15:23 Xbox Game Pass 1:22:26 Closing  

The Business of Esports
247. Overwatch 2 Loot Boxes, Ted Cruz & Asmongold vs Microtransactions, Team Liquid Honda, Netflix Games Numbers, Razer Crypto Payments, Oculus Quest 2 Gaming Chair

The Business of Esports

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 67:49 Transcription Available


In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Overwatch 2 saying it will get rid of loot boxes, Asmongold wanting to talk about microtransactions and pay-to-win mechanics with senator Ted Cruz, Team Liquid rebranding its League of Legends team, Netflix Games hitting the 13 million download mark, Razer leading a $4 million investment round into crypto payments startup TripleA, Vaxis creating a gaming chair for the Oculus Quest 2 with a D-pad for your feet, and so much more!

WhatCulture Gaming
Confessing Our Worst Microtransactions

WhatCulture Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 49:26 Very Popular


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Pop Culture Crisis
EPISODE 144: Disney Stumbles Big Time As 'Lightyear' Flops Badly at The Box Office

Pop Culture Crisis

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2022 87:13


On today's episode the gang discusses: 1) Disney Stumbles Big Time As 'Lightyear' Flops Badly at The Box Office 2) Diablo Immortal Makes $24 Million in Microtransactions in Two Weeks 3) Ezra Miller Out of The DCEU After the Release of The Flash Movie

ohmTown
LEGO, Government Sugar Daddy, Lightyear, MetaAdverse, Saving Sewing, Diablo MicroTransactions.

ohmTown

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 20, 2022 61:01


Welcome to The ohmTown Daily News Show (ODNS). The show is held live on https://www.twitch.tv/ohmTown/ at 11AM Eastern where I merge business, technology, and society. LEGO, Sugar Daddy, Lightyear, MetaAdverse, Saving Sewing, Diablo MicroTransactions. ODNS for June 20th, 2022 (Episode 171) Articles Discussed: https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/thedailynewsshow/f/d/new-us-lego-factory-raises-concerns-about-north-american-hq/ (new-us-lego-factory-raises-concerns) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/warcrafters/f/d/five-new-steam-games-you-probably-missed-june-20-2022/ (five-new-steam-games-you-probably-missed) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/hatchideas/f/d/rep-lauren-boebert-called-bidens-infrastructure-bill-wasteful-and-garbage-now-she-wants-33-million-in-infrastructure-funding-for-a-new-bridge/ (boebert-wants-33-million) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/hatchideas/f/d/gaming-giant-netease-plunges-nearly-7-after-it-delays-release-of-diablo-immortal-in-china/ (gaming-giant-netease-plunges) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/band-to-bezel/f/d/introducing-elka-watches-a-new-brand-of-vintage-inspired-watches-launching-on-kickstarter/ (introducing-elka-watches) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/the-continuity-report/f/d/what-stopped-pixars-lightyear-from-going-to-infinity-and-beyond-at-the-box-office/ (what-stopped-pixars-lightyear) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/smacktalk/f/d/apple-home-versus-homekit-new-air-purifier-and-more-on-homekit-insider/ (apple-home-versus-homekit) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/the-continuity-report/f/d/how-we-can-use-technology-to-connect-with-the-world/ (how-we-can-use-technology) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/hatchideas/f/d/the-us-economy-will-grind-to-a-halt-in-the-second-half-of-2023-and-the-following-year-wont-be-much-better-bofa-says-as-it-slashes-its-growth-forecast/ (the-us-economy-will-grind-to-a-halt) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/hatchideas/f/d/i-visited-pizza-hut-in-the-metaverse-and-found-a-fundamental-misunderstanding-of-what-customers-want/ (i-visited-pizza-hut-in-the-metaverse) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/mobble/f/d/russia-becomes-chinas-biggest-crude-oil-supplier-as-europe-cuts-imports/ (russia-becomes-chinas-biggest-crude-oil-supplier) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/hatchideas/f/d/i-tried-meditating-with-a-virtual-reality-headset-that-put-me-on-the-beautiful-swedish-coast-heres-what-it-looked-like/ (i-tried-meditating-with-a-virtual-reality-headset) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/beadbaby/f/d/worlds-oldest-stone-bracelet-ever-found-is-40000-years-old-denisovan-jewelry/ (worlds-oldest-stone-bracelet-ever-found-is-40000) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/hatchideas/f/d/shipwreck-of-a-world-war-ii-barge-that-sank-in-1943-surfaces-after-italys-largest-river-reaches-low-levels-during-drought/ (shipwreck-of-a-world-war-ii-barge) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/ofthebrew/f/d/infographic-top-hops-going-into-2022/ (infographic-top-hops-going-into-2022) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/the-word-in-tech/f/d/the-archive-saving-home-sewing-history-from-the-trash/ (the-archive-saving-home-sewing-history-from-the-trash) https://www.ohmtown.com/groups/mobble/f/d/astronomers-discover-two-new-polars/ (astronomers-discover-two-new-polars) More ohmTown: Visit https://www.ohmTown.com (https://www.ohmTown.com) Visit https://www.twitch.tv/ohmtown (https://www.twitch.tv/ohmtown) Visit https://www.YouTube.com/ohmtown (https://www.YouTube.com/ohmtown) Visit https://discord.gg/vgUxz3X (https://discord.gg/vgUxz3X) Visit https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ohmtown/id1609446592 (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ohmtown/id1609446592)

Scrubs vs the World Podcast
Ep. 60 - Microtransactions Reactions

Scrubs vs the World Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 81:18


Do you like microtransactions, or do you hate them? No matter what microtransactions are here to stay. In this episode, Cy and Projali break down what this could potentially mean for the future of gaming and also how they personally feel about the methods of monitization companies are using to make money.   Come and join the discord! You can find the link here on the website: www.scrubsvstheworld.com Come follow the show on Twitter: @Scrubsvs Come follow the hosts on their Twitter: @Cyrub_KoC @TheProjali

Some Patches Required
Diablo Immortal's Predatory Practices, Unionization Updates, and State of Play Impressions

Some Patches Required

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 63:47


Everyone said they'd never make it, but Zak and Aaron finally made it to 40. Well, the podcast did, and the number refers to episodes rather than years, but why quibble over semantics?This time around, our intrepid hosts dip their proverbial toes into the depths of depravity by chatting about Blizzard's new mobile title "Diablo Immortal," look at the sunny side of life by shining a light on some new game workers' unions, and use the recent State of Play to evaluate the state of PlayStation.Please, enjoy.Listen to Beach Girl on SpotifyCheck out edouggieart on EtsyCheck out even more edouggieart on Instagram

The Testing Room
Ep.48 - Microtransactions Immortal

The Testing Room

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 147:28


Welcome to The Testing Room where three of the gaming industry's best consultants (to never consult on a game) bring fun new topics each week to talk, debate, and laugh about. This week inside The Testing Room we catch up on our week of gaming/entertainment and then talk about microtransactions in games and how a company, no surprise to us, has a new free to play game that's just oozing gross pay to play transactions (Diablo Immortal). Listen in and let us know your own opinion. Don't forget to send comments and questions to testingroompod@gmail.com.

The Gamers' Inn
TGI 519 – Microtransactions From Hell

The Gamers' Inn

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2022 91:14


We're a bit late this week as we adjusted our schedule for Summer Games Fest, but we've got thoughts to share on Diablo Immortal and Marvel Snap! Moving to the news, we couldn't resist diving into the recent reports about the Horizon TV show, we catch up on the latest State of Play from PlayStation, and go over all the goodies unveiled at the Summer Games Fest showcase. Finally, we close the show with some quick thoughts on the Netflix Geeked announcements, which include a Dragon Age anime.

TechStuff
Tech News: Twitter Refuses to Hand Over Data to US Government

TechStuff

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 29:25 Very Popular


The committee investigating the January 6th insurrection reportedly wants Twitter to hand over more internal communications about what folks in the company knew about the planned event. Tesla is facing some opposition for its required office attendance in Germany. And the James Webb Space Telescope gets hit by a micrometeoroid. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Nintendo Switch Craft
Nintendo Skips Summer Games Fest, Loot Box Regulation, Diablo Immortal Microtransactions

Nintendo Switch Craft

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 41:19


Scrollies
Free to Li$ten

Scrollies

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 32:38


To some a fun pasttime, to others a blight on modern gaming: Free-to-Play games. The microtransaction-infused grindfests that had humble beginnings in mobile games. Ratnado and SqatCobblr discuss the upsides and downsides they present. They share their experience with hit early 2010s app games. Covering some of the more egregious examples and proposing how to improve the model for those that wish to spend a few extra bucks. Check out Esquire's Robinhood referral link for free stonks

IGN Game and Entertainment News – Spoken Edition
Diablo: Immortal Players Are Upset Over the Game's Microtransactions

IGN Game and Entertainment News – Spoken Edition

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2022 3:38


Destiny Community Podcast
DCP Episode #290 - Microtransactions Suck

Destiny Community Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2022 112:53 Very Popular


This week the crew is back for episode 290!--------------------------------------------------------Find all of the DCP Members on Twitter: @teft | @TheBriarRabbit | @myelingames | @Mrs5oooWattsArt by Ash: @AR_McDSocial Media and Twitch Management by Mr_Ar3s: @Mr_Ar3s--------------------------------------------------------Join us on our DCP LIVE Twitch Channel! https://www.twitch.tv/dcp_live/ Our Patreon is now LIVE! https://www.patreon.com/dcp_live Join our DCP Discord Server! https://discord.gg/dcp--------------------------------------------------------We have a new merch store! Exclusive t-shirts and more incoming!https://store.streamelements.com/dcp_live  Save 5% on Scuf Gaming with code "DCP" https://scufgaming.com/--------------------------------------------------------

The Business of Esports
229. No New Consoles, PlayStation First-Party, VALORANT Roadmap, Turtle Beach Sale, Take-Two Microtransactions, Bungie Exclusive, Saudi Esports, Star Wars Chairs, Best-Selling Switch Games

The Business of Esports

Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 72:34 Transcription Available


In the latest weekly news and podcast after-show (sponsored by https://business.yougov.com/sectors/gaming-esports/boe (YouGov)), we discuss Nintendo's having big concerns about its next console, Sony investing $300 million into first-party games, Riot releasing a 2023 roadmap for VALORANT, Turtle Beach exploring a sale, Take-Two's CEO receiving a big bonus thanks to microtransactions, Sony claiming it won't make Bungie games PlayStation exclusives, the Saudi Esports Federation hosting an esports tournament series, Noblechairs celebrating Star Wars Day, Nintendo announcing a list of the ten best-selling games for the Switch, and so much more!

8-Bit Closed Fist
Why do yall still hate microtransactions?

8-Bit Closed Fist

Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 37:24


Today on The 8-Bit Closed Fist Podcast, Ronell and LJ dissect the good and bad about microtransactions in games. After LJ spontaneously shares his thing for gambling, the two discuss whether or not microtransactions really do affect games and at what length can it be considered ‘not that fair' for the casual player. In THE ROLLDOWN, they talk about the possible impacts of Netflix's crackdown on password sharing on its upcoming ‘Exploding Kittens' projects. Episode highlights:  LJ spent more or less $400 on APEX Legends  Microtransactions don't really affect the game that much  NBA 2K breaks the bank every year  In 2020, GameStop gave away free Fortnite skins  THE ROLLDOWN: Exploding Kittens mobile game and show, Netflix on password sharing, new games for Meta Quest  …and so much more! About The 8-Bit Closed Fist Podcast: The 8-Bit Closed Fist Podcast is a fun and refreshing look at video games, comics, anime, and other nerd interests. Throughout the show, your hosts, Ronell and LJ, bring on guests (everyone from local rappers to voice actors) from all walks of life to discuss their experiences with nerd culture; anything and everything about video games, comics, anime, cons, cosplay, movies, and more. Ronell and LJ discuss interesting stuff to inform and entertain everyone. Catch up with The 8-Bit Closed Fist Podcast: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/8bitclosedfist/ Twitter: Twitch: YouTube: https://twitter.com/8BitClosedfist https://www.twitch.tv/8bitclosedfist https://www.youtube.com/The8bitclosedfist

The Inner Gamer Podcast
346: Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga, Ready or Not and In-Game Ads

The Inner Gamer Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 117:03


In episode 346, Austin is out of town so we invite Travis from our streams onto the podcast.  We review Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The gameplay is vastly improved, graphics are great but the multiplayer has some issues. We also play Ready or Not, a spiritual successor to Swat 4. We had a blast streaming this game and share some of our adventures playing Swat.In the news, we talk about the upcoming battle royale mode for Halo Infinite, Fortnite's Coachella and the Meta Quest Showcase.Recently, Sony announced talk to include in-game ads in free-to-play games. It's not confirmed, but it could be in the form of in-game billboards, ads during load screens and more. We explore how this could become a slippery slope to more ads in even paid games. Show Notes:5:15 - Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga21:22 - Ready or Not46:47 - Halo Infinite Season 2, Coachella's Fortnite and the Meta Quest Showcase1:25:42 - Sony is Considering In-Game Ads for Games1:49:39 - Upcoming Video Game ReleasesBecome a part of the conversation! Join our Discord server today. If you donate $1 or more on Patreon you can get exclusive access to the Patreon-only chat and channels on the server.Visit our website to find our social channels, check past podcasts and donate to the show.Subscribe to our YouTube channel to see all of our latest videos as they drop.Credits:"Blue Groove Deluxe" by BlueFoxMusic on audiojungle.netWoman Announcer - Ariana Guerra; Actress"Wisdom" by Super Nostalgia 64

WhatCulture Gaming
Battlefield 2042's Solution Is... Microtransactions

WhatCulture Gaming

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 25, 2022 45:34 Very Popular


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