Blue Light Special
0:15 – Introductions
16:30 – Mighty No. 9
22:50 – Curiosity, Godus, and Peter Molyneux
28:55 – General Discussion of Crowdfunding
31:20 – Ouya
36:40 – Takedown: Red Sabre
40:55 – HEX: Shards of Fate and the Veronica Mars movie
46:20 – More General Discussion of Crowdfunding
58:10 – Shenmue III
1:02:30 – Even More General Discussion of Crowdfunding
1:08:05 – Steam Early Access
1:19:50 – Overwatch, Battleborn, and Gearbox
1:22:30 – Bugs and Glitches
1:35:45 – Exploits and Speedruns
1:49:50 – Bethesda Games
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Linkdump after the jump
- Compilation of death scenes in Rise of the Tomb Raider (Source: Somewhat Awesome Games)
- Shovel Knight trailer
- List of games in the Mega Man series
- Stardew Valley trailer
- Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos Let’s Play (Source: Husky Plays)
- Merve was actually talking about Red Alert 2. He couldn’t beat this mission. (Source: moltarlover) To be fair, he only tried once before giving up.
- Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor was a multiplayer game released by Westwood back in 1997, and it was arguably the first MOBA. Here’s some more information about it.
- Rocket League GIFs
- Overwatch GIFs
- Beating a level in Superhot (Source: ManlyBadassHero)
- The very confusing Nintendo Creators Program
Mighty No. 9 (16:30)
- Unreal Engine visualization test for Mighty No. 9. Most of the top YouTube comments say that this looks better than the actual game, despite being made in only seven days.
- The Jimquisition on Mighty No. 9’s development
- The infamous “anime fan on prom night” trailer. (Please, make it stop.)
- The A.V. Club’s review of the game
Curiosity, Godus, and Peter Molyneux (22:50)
- The Wikipedia article about Curiosity
- Gameplay video of Thomas Was Alone (Source: ZackScottGames)
- Eurogamer interview with Bryan Henderson, the winner of Curiosity
- Polygon editorial about Godus
General Discussion of Crowdfunding (28:55)
- A Hat in Time Kickstarter campaign
- Psychonauts 2 Fig campaign
- Consortium: The Tower Fig campaign
- PGS – Portable Console for PC Games: Kickstarter campaign
- Ouya Kickstarter campaign
- There are actually over 80 games released or announced for the Ouya, but many of the listed games have failed to meet their release windows. The official Ouya website claims 1213 games, but they don’t explain how they arrived at that number. (Probably sorcery.)
- Game Grumps play The Amazing Frog?
- Goat Simulator was released on Android, but not on the Ouya (which runs a version of Android) specifically.
- Xbox One’s original online requirements
- The 2011 PSN outage
- Ouya.com takes you to the Tumblr page of someone named Jason S.C. Fung. It has nothing to do with the console.
Takedown: Red Sabre (36:40)
- Takedown Kickstarter campaign
- Penny Arcade Expo
- “Yakety Sax,” commonly known as the theme of The Benny Hill Show
HEX: Shards of Fate and the Veronica Mars movie (40:55)
- Kickstarter campaign for HEX
- Announcement of Gameforge as publisher
- Kickstarter update about account deletion. To clarify, what seems to have happened was that because of German privacy laws, backers had to re-enter their information by a certain deadline when Gameforge got involved. Unfortunately, the dev team didn’t do their due diligence in informing all backers of this. More information here. (Source: Massively Overpowered)
- Announcement of lawsuit from Wizards of the Coast. The lawsuit was settled in 2015.
- Trailer for the Veronica Mars movie
- Steam page for the game
More General Discussion of Crowdfunding (46:20)
- Project Eternity Kickstarter campaign (later became Pillars of Eternity)
- Wasteland 2 Kickstarter campaign
- Kickstarter campaigns for Shadowrun Returns and Shadowrun: Hong Kong
- Kickstarter campaign for Double Fine Adventure (later became Broken Age)
- The infamous Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 boycott meme (Source: Kotaku)
- Bear Simulator Kickstarter campaign
- Complaints on Reddit about a lack of social media activity from Farjay Studios, the
makers of Bear Simulator. This is one of a few such threads.
- Keiji Inafune accepts responsibility for Mighty No. 9’s failures. (Source: Kotaku)
- Mighty No. 9’s release-day troubles (Source: VentureBeat)
- Oculus Rift shipping to retail stores before fulfilling pre-orders (Source: ExtremeTech)
- A compendium of Palmer Luckey’s flip-flopping (Source: Popular Science)
- HEX’s baseline campaign goal was $300,000 (US).
- John Romero and Adrian Carmack pulled their Kickstarter campaign for Blackroom. (Source: Polygon)
Shenmue III (58:10)
- Shenmue III Kickstarter campaign
- Sony was funding the development, and the Kickstarter’s main purpose was to gauge fan interest. (Source: Siliconera)
- Shenmue III announcement during Sony’s 2015 E3 presser (Source: Eurogamer)
- Shenmue III accepting additional crowdfunding through Alipay (Source: Business Wire)
- Eisley’s failed Kickstarter campaign for their Currents tour
Even More General Discussion of Crowdfunding (1:02:30)
- Suspended Kickstarter campaign for Skarp
- Indiegogo campaign for Skarp
- Zack Brown’s Kickstarter campaign for potato salad. He is now working on a potato salad cookbook.
- A Gawker article on PotatoStock 2014, the potato salad festival Zack Brown organized with his Kickstarter funding. A small point of clarification: because of Kickstarter rules, none of the funding was directly donated to charity; instead Brown amassed $20,000 of additional funding to donate to the Columbus Foundation, along with proceeds from PotatoStock.
Steam Early Access (1:08:05)
- RWBY: Grimm Eclipse launch trailer
- Kerbal Space Progam launch trailer
- The original DayZ mod dates all the way back to 2012. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Kotaku article about Aussie writer Adam Ruch being kidnapped in DayZ
- Prison Architect launch trailer
- The original gameplay trailer for RollerCoaster Tycoon World has been taken down, but here’s Destructoid complaining about it.
- Steam Early Access page for RollerCoaster Tycoon World. The reviews are mostly negative.
- Planet Coaster dev diary
Overwatch, Battleborn, and Gearbox (1:19:50)
- An article from HardcoreGamer comparing Battleborn and Overwatch. There are dozens of such articles on various websites.
- Battleborn’s “Every Kind of Badass” trailer from E3 2015
- The Jimquisition slamming Randy Pitchford for being a liar
Bugs and Glitches (1:22:30)
- Fallout: New Vegas head spin (Source: rade xito)
- 2K forums post about XCOM: Enemy Unknown save reordering bug
- Telltale Community post about The Walking Dead save bugs
- A compilation of Assassin’s Creed Unity glitches from Kotaku Australia, including the infamous “no face” glitch
- Merve’s screenshot of a soldier casually on fire in Dragon Age: Origins
- A Facebook group devoted to Geralt from The Witcher in a towel
- Watch Dogs flying bike glitch (Source: Luis Besteiro Calvo)
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution ragdoll glitch (Source: 19HighVoltage97)
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain ragdoll glitch (Source: Fredchuckdave)
- Merve’s screenshot of the inexplicable “tSassy the Merciless” (sic) glitch from Pillars of Eternity
- The “death blossom” scene from The Last Starfighter (Source: Movieclips)
- Merve’s screenshot of a now-fixed glitch in Parallax, followed by the announcement of a patch from the developer.
Exploits and Speedruns (1:35:45)
- A compilation of Destiny cheese (Source: GamesRadar+)
- The Division Incursion glitch – old method and new method (Source: Daryus P)
- What you’re likely to catch in Amazon Trail if you don’t use any exploits (Source: Mobygames)
- Different types of super jumping in Halo (Source: Halo Nation Wiki)
- An Imgur compilation of Halo grenade tricks
- Summer Games Done Quick official website
- An example of a Half-Life 2 jumping exploit from SGDQ 2014 (Source: SpeedMarathonArchive)
Bethesda Games (1:49:50)