• James Stephanie Sterling

Podquisition 328: Scratch ‘n Self-Improvement

Smell your way to a better life.

Games we played this week include: UnderMine (9:30) Outriders (15:15) Cooking Mama: Cookstar PS4 (21:20) Gato Roboto (28:00) Disco Elysium: Final Cut (34:30) Monster Hunter Rise (36:50) Narita Boy (43:10) Oddworld: Soulstorm (47:00)

News things talked about in this episode:

Pokémon Go's Flower Happinny event more evidence the game is 100% lootboxes (50:00)

Pac-Man 99 continues trend of Battle Royaling legacy properties (54:00) www.polygon.com/22371536/pac-man-…sive-release-date

Yet another study links loot boxes and gambling (57:00) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04…obustly-verified

Brazil is looking to ban lootboxes in video games as harmful gambling (1:04:50) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04…igate-loot-boxes