This blaming video games for real life violence is the same trick you pull with something jangly or shiny to distract a child or pet from the thing you don’t want them to see. No one should take the bait; instead, call the politicians on their bullshit and corruption! And if that doesn’t work, we buy them ourselves.
I think we talked about games going exclusive to the Epic store but what a snoozefest that whole debate is. Get over it, losers. You don’t know how good you have it. Why, there used to not even be digital distribution. Have you ever heard of GameStop? Of course you fucking haven’t, that place went out of business decades ago, but at one point we had to actually go and interact with idiot employees to get our games. Trust me, you wouldn’t have liked it.
Did we even talk about games? I don’t fucking know, it’s been over a week since we recorded this and I had to edit out half the discussion because my mic was being a piece of shit.
We’re back for a Pre-3 check-in. I guess they’re doing E3 again this year? Esteban’s gotten braces. I’ve been watching HBO shows. No Warhammer talk this time, sadly.
Games Pass for PC
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Die-hardman (release date for Death Stranding)
Ten Cent vs Riot (idgaf who wins)
E3 thoughts/ does anyone even care
English Country Tune
Crypt of the Necrodancer
Gran Blue Fantasy VS
Apologies if we are a bit ‘low energy’ this episode, as we were either tired or harried or both. We’re both a little 40K obsessed lately, so also excuse the sudden blast of tabletop minatures talk. It’s just not polite to talk about analog games on a video games podcast.
impromptu Warhammer yammer
Valve’s handling of Rape Day
Resident Evil 5
Dota Auto Chess
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon
We’re back this Groundhog’s Day to ring in the new year, now that we’re safely past its January overture. There is plenty of big, and strange, news to discuss since the last show. From Bungie leaving Activision to the mis-fire of Valve’s Artifact, to the Coen Brothers-esque farce of Gearbox’s Randy Pitchford forgetting an incriminating USB drive at a Medieval Times, it’s enough to assure us we have not seen any of this play out quite the same way before.
I’m comparing and contrasting three games separated at birth; Destiny, Warframe, and Anthem, and Esteban has blacked out on the new Call of Duty’s battle royale mode. Join us!
You want it all, but you can’t have it. Our last show of the year. Have a happy holiday by the fire (or in the sun) with Lonesteban and Dale discussing Epic’s new game store, the Game Awards, Hitman 2, Diablo 3’s continued greatness, and much, much more!
Crunch, unless it is combined with peanut butter, or perhaps a berry, sucks. Can you enjoy something if you know the human toll that it cost? Should you even try? Is there a solution to this madness? Dale talks about some old shit and then rambles about movies, too. Then it just kind of…ends.
We are returned. Catch up on blow-ons and blow-offs. Hear what we’ve been playing. What’s changed in a year? It’s a bit scatterbrained but we’ll get it right sooner or later. It’s good to be back, friends.