Episode 122: The Joy Artifact Has Brought Us

Welcome to a new year with Pause Screen! This week, Kaz talks Yoku’s Island Express, finally saving Jaina in WoW, and playing some Smash Ultimate. Kyle’s also been Smashing, as well as playing some PSVR, Salt and Sanctuary, and Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom. William has done a quick playthrough of Undertale, and bought himself the old Xenosaga trilogy. For the Hype Train, we discuss the multitude of potential (but unannounced) games from From Software, the Megaman 11 team, Square’s Business Division 11, and whatever Persona 5 R is. We also touch on the sudden firing of Blizzard’s CFO, and start discussions about Artifacts poor performance and licencing issues surrounding tattoos in games. Come pause with us!

HYPE TRAIN *toot toot*

Discussion:

Artifact ended 2018 outside of Steam’s top 100 played games.

Can you really design esports? Are card games dead?

https://www.githyp.com/valves-artifact-ended-2018-outside-steams-top-100-most-played-games/

Tattoos in video games

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/style/tattoos-video-games.html

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