Episode 112: Boiled Gaming Tastes

Kaz returns this week with epic tales of cornfields and Battlechasers, but she’s a little bummed to be missing raid already! Willam played more Portrait of Ruin and Fire Emblem Heroes. Please forgive Kyles poor internet for dropping every once in a while, but he did manage to play a ton of games with week, most notably Spider-man and Mega Man 11.  In the New we were excited to go over the happenings of the Nintendo Direct, we also dig into the issue with backending in cloud saves.  For the rest of the discussion we dive into the legal issues EA continues to have with loot boxes in Belgium.  For something fun we talk about the 5 games that would best embody the types of games we like.  Come Pause with us!

 

HYPE TRAIN *toot toot*

    • Nintendo Direct

 

  • Luigi’s Mansion 3

 

    • 3ds ports: Kirby’s Extra Epic Yarn, Bowser’s Inside story
    • Switch ports: SMBU, Katamari, Civ 6, Cities Skylines (out now!)
    • Capcom Beat ‘em up bundle
    • Switch online details. It’s basically what we already knew, but you can also spend even more money on NES controllers for $60. Hooray, I guess.
    • Town is a new RPG from Gamefreak that seems kind of interesting
    • Yoshi’s Crafted World!
    • Board games! Carcassonne, Pandemic, LotR LCG, Catan, Munchkin. Really interesting concept, it’s cool to see Asmodee have a digital division.
    • Starlink looks great. I love Wolf’s new voice actor/model
    • FFVII, XI, X/X-2 HD Remaster, XIIZA, XV Pocket, WoFF, CD
    • I need the Smash dock. I hope they release it separately.
    • Also, we got more dad Bowser, which is adorable
    • Isabelle in Smash https://78.media.tumblr.com/e6392ce863f5b02b7e5816b1c82dc874/tumblr_ozf1h3GiCa1tpri36o1_400.gif
    • Animal Crossing 2019!

 

SMASH BROS RUMOR OF THE WEEK

  • No Codex calls this time, according to David Hayter

 

Discussion:

EA is taking loot boxes to Belgian court.

Think they’ll win? Seems like they’re trying to control the situation before it spreads across the rest of the EU.

https://hexus.net/gaming/news/industry/122051-belgian-govt-opens-criminal-investigation-ea/

 

Some Switch games won’t support cloud saves.

Seems like it’s due to backend design, since the feature wasn’t built in to the system from day one. It’ll supposedly stop people from cheating.

https://www.gameinformer.com/2018/09/07/multiple-switch-games-including-pokemon-splatoon-and-dark-souls-do-not-support-cloud

 

Podcast THING OF THE WEEK

If you had to recommend someone play 5 games to really get a feel for you/your tastes, what five would you pick?

Kaz 

  1. Warcraft 3
  2. Bloodborne
  3. Zoo Tycoon
  4. Skyrim
  5. Heroes of the Storm

Kyle

  1. Parappa the Rapper
  2. Mega Man 5/6/10
  3. Dark Souls
  4. Earthbound
  5. DJ Hero 2

 

William (yes he cheated)

Without Me

  1. FF6
  2. LttP
  3. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow
  4. Muramasa: The Demon Blade
  5. Metroid Zero Mission

With Me

  1. Skyward Sword
  2. Fire Emblem 7
  3. Majora’s Mask
  4. Xenoblade Chronicles
  5. Tales of Vesperia

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