Episode 106: Lootbox Loophole

This week is a Kaz and Kyle show because William has caught the plague.  Kaz is diving deep into dark souls and has encountered her first Lord of Cinder.  Kyle tried really hard to beat Enter the Gungeon.  In the new, Kyle can’t help but mentioning Spyro’s awesome soundtrack options, and Kaz mentions there’s a Slenderman movie (remember that name?).  We discuss in depth the huge Copyright Hammer down on a couple popular ROM sites, Next Gen cloud Xbox possibilities, an unfortunate Loot box loophole in Denmark and more, come pause with us!

HYPE TRAIN *toot toot*

 

SMASH BROS RUMOR OF THE WEEK

  • Uh…. it comes out on December 7?

 

Discussion:

Nintendo is suing a couple of popular ROM sites, LoveROMS.com and LoveRETRO.co.

Both sites are now down. Wonder if this is Nintendo trying to make an example, or if they’re just bothered that they’re popular/making money off it.

https://torrentfreak.com/nintendo-sues-console-rom-sites-for-mass-copyright-infringement-180720/

 

The rumor mill says the next Xbox is going to have two tiers: a lean/cheap cloud streaming version and a more traditional console.

Interesting.

https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/163896/details-microsofts-xbox-scarlett-game-streaming-service

 

Dragon Ball Fighterzzzzzzzzzzzz has overtaken Street Fighter 5 to be the biggest event at EVO 2018.

Also, Smash 4 beat Melee by one person.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/90duyk/evo_2018_numbers_officially_released_dragonball/

 

Dutch players now have loot boxes in Dota 2 again, but without the direct randomization.

Instead, they can see what they’ll get if they buy another box. Buy one more, maybe you’ll get what you want next time!

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/91r77a/dutch_players_can_now_see_rewards_in_dota_2/

Related, Forza announced it will removing all prize crates a day after DotA’s announcement https://www.pcgamer.com/forzas-loot-boxes-and-paid-tokens-are-going-away/

 

The Culling 2 happened, and then unhappened.

http://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/07/23/the-culling-2-servers-shutting-down/

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