On this week’s live-recorded podcast, Eldon slings cards in Hearthstone, Kevin becomes cool for cats in Catlateral Damage, and Grant searches for waifu-induced bliss in Amagami. In news, we discuss Microsoft paying for viral advertising, a dip in Nintendo stock, and Steam Dev Days.
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00:35 – Davis is dead
2:50 – Eldon plays Hearthstone, we discuss physical TCGs, Warcraft, and eSports potential
17:05 – Kevin plays Catlateral Damage (playable here), we talk about feline friends, allergies, babies, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame
28:00 – Minesweeper and minesweeping
31:10 – Grant plays Ebikore+ Amagami and we talk about dating sims, the death of flash animation, and the perception of Japanese “porn games”
43:20 – Microsoft paying $3 per 1000 views on videos praising Xbox One and its games, we talk about sneaky viral advertising and Youtube money
49:20 – Nintendo stock crashes 18% overnight, turning a projected 55 billion yen to a 25 billion yen loss, we talk about “nogamez,” console woes, and the sins of Nintendo
58:50 – Steam Dev Days news, including Steam Machines/SteamOS, Steam controller developments, Oculus Rift VR support, and the success of hat-making
1:12:15 – Blizzard thinking of adding purchasable level 90 characters to World of Warcraft, we talk about purchasable power and the growing list of features since the game’s beginning
1:18:20 – We discuss upcoming games including Insurgency and Kickbeat