Episode 44: Grinding Through

Kaz grinds for eyeballs in WoW and meets her nemesis head on in Bloodborne, William grind out sidequests in Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Kyle… well, Kyle doesn’t do any grinding. He does play Final Fantasy XV, and Far Cry Primal, though.

In news, we talk Dota 2 7.00, Super Mario Run, Pokemon Go, and South Korean esports laws. Then, Kyle share his list of the Top 5 Run Based Games. Come pause with us!

Nintendo Switch Rumor of the week:

Gamecube Virtual Console with Melee HD? Eurogamer was right before! Also, they showed up on Jimmy Fallon, and it appears to have analog triggers, which lends support to the rumor. The hardware looks real nice, appears to charge off of USB-C.

Also also, latest rumors suggest a Dark Souls Trilogy with all the DLC will be coming to the Switch. My body is ready.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-12-07-sources-nintendo-switch-will-have-gamecube-virtual-console-support

The Switch on Jimmy Fallon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TJ7IUNWGl4

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Super Mario Run will require an always-on data connection to prevent piracy. Weren’t we supposed to be out of the dark ages of DRM by now http://mashable.com/2016/12/08/super-mario-run-shigeru-miyamoto-interview/#8vYQBotZYiqx

Evil Geniuses and Alliance become player-owned organizations, splitting out from under the Twitch umbrella. PPD is going to be EG’s CEO! https://pvplive.net/c/evil-geniuses-and-alliance-are-splitting-from-good

Chinese and South Korean laws being made that effect game: http://www.pcgamer.com/chinese-law-will-force-game-makers-to-reveal-loot-box-drop-rates/  http://www.pcgamer.com/south-korea-makes-cheating-in-online-games-an-actual-crime/

 Pokemon Go is getting new pokemon https://www.gamnesia.com/news/pokemon-go-is-adding-more-pokemon-today-including-togepi-pichu-and-a-limite

 

Top 5 Run-Based Games – Kyle 

5 – Robotron 2084

4 – Geometry Wars 2

3 – The Binding of Isaac

2 – Pac-Man Championship Edition DX

1 – Super Hexagon

Honorable Mention: Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters (hey, I’m gonna count it), Devil Daggers, Dig Dug, Rogue Legacy, Game and Watch Gallery 4’s modern version of Chef

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