Star Wars Battlefront

Mashcast #162: Money Makes the Death Star Turn

Jeremy from WoW! Talk! joins us this episode to talk a bit about the Star Wars Battlefront beta. Other than that, money was a major theme this week. Allison Road, a horror title that was heavily influenced by P.T., decided to drop its Kickstarter after being picked up by Team17. We thought this was a good thing, but it looks like a lot of the Kickstarter backers aren’t happy they won’t be receiving their rewards. Payday 2 has introduced microtransactions into its ecosystem after saying they would never do that. Players are receiving safes in-game that can only be opened by purchasing an item for $2.49. The Payday 2 community is not very happy about this.

People also seem to be unhappy about the season pass price for Star Wars Battlefront. Some are calling the $50 price tag greedy, but let’s be real here – you brought it on yourselves. Bloodborne is also looking to cash in with its Game of the Year edition. Problem is Bloodborne hasn’t been crowned game of the year in any category; especially since no one is even talking about GOTY yet. In somewhat of a strange move, the GOTY edition that includes the DLC in a bundled price is coming out around the same time as said DLC… Finally, Nick has some thoughts on Kickstarters that hire top quality voice talent when they should be focusing on finishing the game.

We discuss all of these topics on this longer than normal Mashcast.

Hosts

Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

Host of WoW! Talk! and The Tauren & The Goblin. Sometimes known as the Video Games Public Defender. Wants to play more Destiny and Marvel Heroes but WoW is all-consuming. Decent F2P Hearthstone player. Sad that he lost the Wii that had Wrecking Crew on it. Would be happy if the only game ever made was M.U.L.E. Gragtharr on Skywall-US. Garresque on Ravencrest-US.

Jeremy handles assets for the writing team and co-hosts the WoW! Talk! Podcast. When he isn't busy reading up on things related to, or raiding as a rogue on WoW, he's busy playing Super Metroid and Castlevania: Symphony of the Night over and over. He currently looks forward to when Samus and Alucard both have a new 2D side-scrolling adventure to burn through. He may be waiting a while, though.

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