Mashcast #163: Dropping Gems
YouTube Red, Harmonix reviewing their own games, Konami in denial, Ubisoft on the defensive, and more on this episode....
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.
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 Combat games.
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.
Crashtag and Static are back with Skullgirls trailers, BB rollback, BAIKEN, DNF, and community question feedback.
Another day at the office for the cast of WCR, Crix joins us this week to give us a sneak peek at Phase 3.
The bois talk about some Apex troubleshooting, a few interesting news stories, and a tier list of our own!
We finish up Illium (for now) by finally meeting with Liara, and then its time to fight some Geth and reunite with Tali!
Mashcast: LEGACY is available on major podcast platforms. Search for it in your podcast platform of choice or use one of the links below.