Episode #25: We Sold Out

The gang runs down the summer’s gaming news and chats about Sonic Mania, the Nintendo Switch, Valve’s problems, and the YouTube Adpocalypse. Not sponsored by Dollar Shave Club or Randy Pitchford. [Recorded August 27, 2017]

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Podcast 25 header

Featuring:
Merve
Doctuar
The Radio Cat
Science is Bad
The Kappa

Editor:
The Kappa

Timestamps:
0:15 – Introductions
2:00 – Project Sonic Watch 2017
13:15 – The YouTube Adpocalypse
27:15 – Steam’s Problems
33:55 – Valve’s New Game
40:00 – The Half-Life Story Leak and Valve’s Internal Problems
46:00 – Nostalgic Game Development
48:30 – Nintendo Switch Shortages
54:35 – The Super NES Classic Edition
1:00:25 – Nintendo Switch Growing Pains
1:02:25 – Final Fantasy XV
1:08:00 – Age of Empires IV
1:15:05 – The Good Life
1:20:25 – Death Stranding and Hideo Kojima
1:24:50 – Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Steam Early Access
1:39:40 – Games that Came Out This Summer
1:55:00 – LawBreakers and Multiplayer Shooters
2:02:15 – Gearbox and We Happy Few
2:04:00 – XCOM
2:05:30 – Conclusion

Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep25

Linkdump after the jump. Header image from Yakuza 0.

Introductions (0:15)
Project Sonic Watch 2017 (2:00)
The YouTube Adpocalypse (13:15)
Steam’s Problems (27:15)
Valve’s New Game (33:55)
  • Valve’s teaser for Artifact has 15 times as many dislikes as likes. (Source: PlayArtifact on YouTube)
  • Clarification: Kim Swift was previously at Amazon, but now she works for Electronic Arts at Motive Studios. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The Overwatch summer skins. (Source: PC Gamer)
The Half-Life Story Leak and Valve’s Internal Problems (40:00)
  • Marc Laidlaw’s story leak for Half-Life 2: Episode 3. Correction: Gordon and Alyx travel to a “research vessel,” not a space station.
  • Titanfall 2’s “Effects and Cause” level. (Source: GameSpot on YouTube)
Nostalgic Game Development (46:00)

No links here.

Nintendo Switch Shortages (48:30)
The Super NES Classic Edition (54:35)
Nintendo Switch Growing Pains (1:00:25)

No links here.

Final Fantasy XV (1:02:25)
Age of Empires IV (1:08:00)
The Good Life (1:15:05)

Fig campaign page for The Good Life.

The Yoko Taro/PlatinumGames collaboration Merve was referencing was NieR:Automata. (Source: Wikipedia)

Death Stranding and Hideo Kojima (1:20:25)
  • Wikipedia article on Death Stranding.
  • Metal Gear Wiki article on Quiet from Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain.
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds and Steam Early Access (1:24:50)
Games that Came Out This Summer (1:39:40)
LawBreakers and Multiplayer Shooters (1:55:00)
Gearbox and We Happy Few (2:02:15)
XCOM (2:04:00)
Conclusion (2:05:30)

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