129 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/10/2018

129 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/10/2018

Epic Games makes a big play with a new storefront as it tries to upset Steam’s monopoly. Bethesda leaks customer data, Counter-Strike gets a battle royale, and Fortnite gets sued over stealing dance moves. Plus, we chat about the highlights from this year’s Game Awards!

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Find David’s work and the Monday Mobile Podcast here: https://dsmilne.com/

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128 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/03/2018

128 - Shelved Games Podcast 12/03/2018

It’s the episode we recorded at 2:30 a.m. during our Extra Life marathon! Bethesda suffers a customer service blunder, Sony decides to skip E3, and the FTC decides to investigate loot boxes. Plus, what games are we playing these days and why do we subject ourselves to a 24-hour gaming marathon. (Apologies for the rough audio quality on this one.)

Haven’t donated to our Extra Life fundraising efforts? There’s still time! Donate here: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames

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Extra Life & Artifact Update 11/19/2018

Extra Life & Artifact Update 11/19/2018

A quick update on our Extra Life charity marathon along with what we’re planning for the Artifact Beta!

We’ll be live-streaming our 24-hour charity marathon on our Twitch page https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames starting December 1st at 10am Pacific Time! Check out all the details on our donation page here: https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames and find a list of the current prize pool here.

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127 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/12/2018

127 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/12/2018

K-pop has come to video games and now we want more. The League of Legends World Championships kick off with an augmented reality K-pop performance while Riot Games faces litigation over gender discrimination. Plus we chat No Man’s Sky, the Diablo: Immortal backlash, and we dig into problematic behaviours that are normalized in “gamer culture.”

Help us raise money for the BC Children’s Hospital through Extra Life! https://www.extra-life.org/participant/shelvedgames Join us for our 24-hour marathon starting December 1st streamed live at https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

Find K/DA - POP/STARS (ft Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns) here: https://youtu.be/UOxkGD8qRB4

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126 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/05/2018

126 - Shelved Games Podcast 11/05/2018

It’s a rowdy kitchen table version of the Shelved Games Podcast! The reveal of Diablo Immortal leads to Blizzard fans lashing out at the developer. Nintendo drops a ton of Super Smash Bros Ultimate news, Fortnite takes on Times Square, and new cheating controversies in esports. Plus, we lament our time with Rainbow Six and dig into a listener question on video game literacy.

Check out the Monday Mobile Podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/mondaymobilepodcast

Find Ted’s videography work here: https://www.instagram.com/railcarcreative/

Find Jason Schreier’s investigative piece on Rockstar here: https://kotaku.com/inside-rockstar-games-culture-of-crunch-1829936466

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125 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/29/2018

125 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/29/2018

Today we interview SpicySpaceMuffin on the ups and downs of content creation! We discuss Twitch as a platform for empathy and interaction, the importance of mental health, and parenting in the age of Fortnite. Plus, how is the Call of Duty community reacting to Black Ops 4 and what does the future hold for the battle royale genre?

Find Todd’s live-streams and the rest of his links on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/spicyspacemuffin

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Find Todd’s live-streams and the rest of his links on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/spicyspacemuffin

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124 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/22/2018

124 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/22/2018

The one about Hollow Knight! It’s a short solo-hosted show, so we keep things simple. Rockstar Games is under the microscope as discussions of crunch and labour practices loom over this week’s release of Red Dead Redemption 2. Plus, Sony encounters a bug that is hard crashing PS4s and Fornite is hoping to find its next Ninja with community tournaments.

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123 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/15/2018

123 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/15/2018

It looks like the future of gaming might be streaming, but is there still a need for console hardware? Sony confirms it’s working on the next PlayStation, Microsoft reveals xCloud, and Telltale’s The Walking Dead gets picked up by Skybound. Plus, you’ll finally be able to change your terrible PSN name from 12 years ago.

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Find our livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

If you want a cool standing desk like Ted, check out the frame he got: https://www.primecables.ca/p-355830-cab-et101-wh-primecables-electric-sit-to-stand-adjustable-desk-riser-frame-table-top-not-included-white#sku363439

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122 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/08/2018

122 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/08/2018

A new Fortnite event doubles down on getting creators paid and getting players to spend more money. Google announces the ambitious Project Stream, Nintendo is planning a Switch upgrade, and a new Harry Potter RPG leaks. Plus, what if Mega Man had a gritty live-action movie?

Have questions or topic suggestions for the show? Jump into the Discord server and be a part of the conversation! https://discord.gg/0cnPsuJSU8De134Z 

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121 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/01/2018

121 - Shelved Games Podcast 10/01/2018

The fallout from TellTale’s closure continues this week with rumours, horror stories, lawsuits and more. Sony buckles to pressure and enables cross-play for Fortnite and Nintendo Switch cloud saves are more complicated than they need to be. Plus, we want our Jeopardy money.

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120 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/24/2018

120 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/24/2018

Why would the world ruin Toad like this? Massive layoffs hit Capcom Vancouver and TellTale as both studios close their doors. Sony gets on the nostalgia train and Nintendo Switch Online doesn’t care about your cloud saves. Plus, Spider-Man is a snitch.

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119 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/17/2018

119 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/17/2018

How do games keep getting microtransactions wrong? We bring back our favourite local game developer to chat about monetization, NBA 2K19, and how to make players feel good about spending money. Nintendo shares more details about its online service, Alan Wake is getting a TV show, and what happens when fandom turns violent. Plus, a Spider-Man proposal gone wrong!

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Find our livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/shelvedgames

Check out the Monday Mobile Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/mondaymobilepodcast

Check out the P.V.P: Pitch Circuit if you’re in Vancouver! https://www.picatic.com/PVP03-SummerFall2018

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118 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/10/2018

118 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/10/2018

Getting back to a regular show, we recap all the major news from August and chat about the games we've been playing! Riot Games suffers controversy, the Olympics snub esports, and apparently everyone needs their own game launcher. Plus, Spider-Man is very good and PUBG is very bad! All this and more.

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Ted's recommendation: Soundly

John's recommendation: "One of Counter-Strike’s Leading Analysts Wants You to Know Alex Jones Rules"

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117 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/03/2018

117 - Shelved Games Podcast 09/03/2018

For our annual wrap up of the Dota 2 International, we sit down with Ursinity, co-host of the Fourth Spirit podcast! We discuss the event, podcasting and community building, and share tips on getting into Dota and how to get better. Plus, we learn about the mysterious world of K-Pop! 

Find the Fourth Spirit podcast here: https://fourthspirit.com/

Find Fourth Spirit on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/fourthspirit

Check out their Discord: http://discord.gg/Fourth

Follow Fourth Spirit on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FourthSpirit

Follow Sam on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ursinity

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116 - Shelved Games Podcast 08/20/2018

116 - Shelved Games Podcast 08/20/2018

In another one-on-one interview, we sit down with Skxnky, Twitch streamer and co-host of the Shenantics Podcast! We discuss the messy science of getting into podcasting and do a deep dive on the current state of Twitch as a platform. Plus, building a community is one thing, but how do you maintain it when things get tough? 

Find Nick's livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/skxnky

Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iSkanky

Find the Shenantics Podcast here: https://shenantics.rocks/

Check out John's guide to Vancouver for the Dota International: https://steelseries.com/blog/ti8-vancouver-travel-guide-68

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115 - Shelved Games Podcast 08/13/2018

115 - Shelved Games Podcast 08/13/2018

What the heck is going on with World of Warcraft and why is everyone upset with Blizzard? Today we sit down for a one-on-one chat with Twitch streamer, voice actor, and Dungeon Master Galestrom! We discuss trying to make it on Twitch, how to grow communities, and how to avoid burnout. Plus, what makes pen and paper RPGs so much fun and how to approach collaborative storytelling. All this and more!

Find Chris' livestreams on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/galestrom

Follow him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Galestrom

Check out John's guide to Vancouver for the Dota International: https://steelseries.com/blog/ti8-vancouver-travel-guide-68

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114 - Shelved Games Podcast 08/06/2018

114 - Shelved Games Podcast 08/06/2018

The latest Madden game snubs Colin Kaepernick in an odd fashion & EA quickly dials it back. Moral panic comes from parents buying coaching lessons for Fortnite, Epic won't share 30% with Google, and Valve bans a game from Steam because it's secretly mining cryptocurrency. Plus, our hosts finally become ensnared in the greatest video game of all time: DOTA 2!

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113 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/30/2018

113 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/30/2018

Plans for the next Xbox generation leak as Microsoft shifts to a cloud-based future. EA is betting big on subscription game passes, Dutch Dota players get a peak inside their loot boxes, and even the adult entertainment industry is dunking on microtransactions.

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112 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/23/2018

112 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/23/2018

Today we discuss games-as-service and how this has led to both constructive and toxic relationships between studios and fans. A typo in Aliens: Colonial Marines causes havoc, The Culling 2 gets shutdown after a week, and Shadow of War ditches loot boxes. Plus, criminals are laundering money through your favourite mobile games!

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111 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/16/2018

111 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/16/2018

We carry forward some pretty heavy debates from last week's show.... and even get into some heated disagreements! Toxic fandom, harassment campaigns, how we use language, and more. Plus, Epic sets a new revenue sharing precedent, Tencent challenges Steam, and charitable microtransactions are making waves.

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Discussed on this week's show:

"ArenaNet Firings Cast a Chilling Shadow Across the Game Industry"

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