• James Stephanie Sterling

Podquisition 332: Moldy Singlets

Not to be confused with Microsoft and their exceptional line of products.

Games we played this week include: Before I Forget (07:40) (*CONTENT WARNING: DEMENTIA) Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (19:45) Pokémon Snap (21:45) Undermine (28:25) Returnal (33:45) Disc Creatures (45:20) Tin Star (48:40)

News things talked about in this episode:

Epic v Apple court proceedings begin (50:30) twitter.com/thedextriarchy/stat…1389595740519940101

Epic data on user-acquisition costs related to “free” game distribution leaked (1:02:20) www.pcgamer.com/epic-spent-more-t…ths-of-giveaways/

Info on quite how huge financially Fortnite has been (1:06:30) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05…9bn-in-two-years

How much Epic paid for six months of Borderlands 3 exclusivity (1:07:05) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05…f-pc-exclusivity

Sony agreed to cross-play when it could get its beak wet (1:10:25) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05…in-circumstances

Microsoft to cut publisher fee to 12% on Windows Game Store (1:14:00) www.theverge.com/2021/4/29/224092…games-12-percent

Xbox is improving the framerate of many backward compatible titles (1:16:40) majornelson.com/fpsboost/

Witcher 3 Director resigns and apologizes after investigation finds no wrongdoing (1:17:20) www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/20…loper-cd-projekt

Sony makes a financial investment in Discord, securing it on PS5. (1:21:00) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05…tion-integration

New details emerge about last year’s Ubisoft hostage hoax (1:23:15) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04…nbow-six-cheater

5 CDPR bosses take home nearly $30m in bonuses. (1:28:05) www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters…oddy-game-launch

Bobby Kotick takes a meaningless 50% pay cut. (1:28:30) www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04…lions-in-bonuses