Episode 86: A Little Bit of SaaS

Kaz finally gets to play the Darkening of Tristram event in Diablo 3, and has some fun with Monster Hunter World, though not as much fun as Kyle, who struggles to hold himself back from gushing too much, while William makes excuses for why he still hasn’t finished Xenoblade 2. In our news section, William disparages the idea of the Mario movie, we talk about the Switch doing so much better than the Wii U, and we finish up with a discussion about lifestyle games, and why they seem to be struggling to keep hold of people. Come pause with us!

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Game Announcements and Upcoming Stuff

 

The Switch has outsold lifetime sales of the Wii U in 10 months.

Wow. https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/index.html

 

Paragon, Epic’s foray into MOBAs, is closing on April 26th.

They’re giving out full refunds, though, so that’s nice. I guess we’re finally done with the age of MOBAs? https://www.epicgames.com/paragon/en-US/news/paragon-to-close-on-april-26

 

Dota’s going agile.

Speaking of MOBAs, Dota is going to try a biweekly update system for 6 months, is it enough to save the game from its decline? https://www.pcgamer.com/dota-2-is-moving-to-a-bi-weekly-update-schedule/

 

Podcast THING OF THE WEEK

Discussion about the lifespan of games  

Hype trains, microtransactions, multiplayer. Companies are trying to extend the life of their games as much as they can. Do gamers just have a short attention span, or are there too many games trying to hold our attention for too long?

 

Related: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhWGQCzAtl8

Games you wish people were still super hype about?

 

 

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