Podquisition 204: Honey, I Married The Anime

This is definitely a podcast about videogames, not anime.

Anyway, we talk about The Missing, Warriors Orochi, Switch NES ‘romhack’ fun, and of course that Red Dead Redemption 2 stuff.

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Also, check out Laura Kate at Kotaku UKand her book about butts!

Also also, check out Miracle of Sound’s channel and Patreon page!

Demolishing The Excuses Made For ‘AAA’ Publishers’ Exploitative Greed (The Jimquisition)

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The excuses people make for multibillion dollar publishers have to stop. They ignore so many ways in which the “AAA” game industry both makes money and takes shortcuts.

From tax havens to worker mistreatment, from the avoidance of royalties to the sheer amount executives make in compensation, the game industry actually has it EASY while pretending it’s got it hard. Let’s look at all this.

Article 13 And The ‘Meme Ban’ (The Jimquisition)

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Once again people with the money want to fiddle around with the Internet in a way that won’t end well for the people with less money.

The European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, specifically Article 13 and Article 11, is vague, overreaching, and looks ripe for abuse. In a world where ContentID and copyright protection is already an outdated mess, this won’t make anything better.

Not for us, anyway.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey – It’s Grindy, It’s Greedy, It’s Ubisoft! (Jimpressions)

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is one damn greedy game. In addition to its half dozen special editions, its Amazon Alexa tie-in, its Totino’s promotion, and its season pass, it’s filled to the brim with microtransactions. As well as all that, it’s been purposefully turned into a grindfest in order to sell XP boosters, like this is some free-to-play mobile game.

Fee-to-pay games are back in a major way. More like Assassin’s Greed!