The advent of the Xbonex sees all extant Xboné owners relegated to second-class status. Undeterred, Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, Imitanis, and Durga take up the cause of the oppressed and inveigh against unethical and exploitative business practises.
When the podcast recording falls on Lusipurr’s birthday, SiliconNooB gives him the gift of flight. Shortly thereafter, in a fluke accident, Adeki leaps high into the sky and over a cliff, before Imitanis follows him in a suicidal death plunge.
With the advent of Nomura’s long-awaited desire (turning Final Fantasy from a video game franchise into a fashion line), and Nintendo’s release of Miitomo (a content-free microtransaction-fuelled puerility zone), Lusipurr deploys scorn in great abundance.
Lusipurr, SiliconNooB, and Blitzmage fire up the cameras, prepare the music, and do it live, reporting on how Bethesda Softworks tries to keep reviews out of the hands of customers, and how the Halo series is becoming ever more like a freemium mobile app.
American actors vote for irrelevance, Konami creates a problem to sell the solution, Shovel Knight has been cancelled for Xbox, and Ritsuka Tachibana dances with devils in the news of the week!
This week’s topic is a look at the changing sentiments toward DLC and game delay announcements. Mel looks at how both of these old industry practices have changed over the years, for better and for worse.
Seventy dollars for a classic Ferrari?!?! Is this a dream come true or simply the next step towards a future overflowing with bullshit microtransactions?
When Imitanis and SiliconNooB try to end the podcast on a depressing note, Lusipurr steps in to save the listeners from lasting psychiatric damage. With a few buttons, Riddles is summoned and, with Eeyore-like complacency, he duly satisfies Lusi’s whims.
Bioware talk monetising the consumer, Bioware reveal a drop in interest toward Mass Effect 3, and the Hyrule Historia knocks Fifty Shades of Grey from the top of Amazon’s best sellers chart in this week’s out of touch news regressions.
Deimosion wonders why catching them all was–and is–so succesful, Slab Bulkhead is a trending topic, and Lusipurr is ubercharged! Also, EVE Online, Star Wars Galaxies, and City of Heroes round out an uncharacteristically MMO-centred news selection.