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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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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110 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/09/2018

110 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/09/2018

Our favourite local game dev is back! We sit down for a one on one chat with David to debunk all the myths about game development and to discuss the news of the week. Studios are putting pressure on Sony to allow cross-play, Twitch cracks down on the behaviour of popular streamers, and the company behind Guild Wars 2 fires two of its employees over mounting harassment from its community.

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Discussed on this week's show:

"Popular Twitch streamers receive lengthy bans for using homophobic language, offensive jokes" 

"How Dark Patterns Trick You Online"

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109 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/02/2018

109 - Shelved Games Podcast 07/02/2018

Crossplay conundrum! Sony takes flack for not allowing Fortnite accounts to be cross-compatible. As games as service become the new norm, everyone is taking a page out of Dota 2's book and begins introducing Battle Passes. The World Health Organization wants to officially create a gaming disorder classification, Valve decides that anything goes on their platform, and EA keeps having Star Wars trouble. Plus, Google looks to get into the video games business!

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Articles discussed on this week's show:

"Steam's Irresponsible Hands-Off Policy Is Proof That Valve Still Hasn't Learned Its Lesson"

"‘Gaming disorder’ classified as a mental health condition, but is the move premature?"

"How Warframe built an ethical free-to-play economy"

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Shelved Flicks - Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Shelved Flicks - Super Mario Bros. (1993)

Shelved Flicks is back! This series dissects the foulest selections of video game movie adaptations. What happens when you take Nintendo's beloved franchise and instead of recreating it, turn it into a cyberpunk dystopia? You get Super Mario Bros!

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108 - Shelved Games Podcast 06/18/2018

108 - Shelved Games Podcast 06/18/2018

We recount the biggest news from E3 2018! What left an impression and what flopped? What leaves us skeptical and what are we looking forward to? From EA to Sony to Ubisoft, find out what the industry has in store for the coming years. (This is mostly just marketing BS, so don't pre-order anything. Plus, most of these games won't actually come out.)

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107 - Shelved Games Podcast 06/04/2018

107 - Shelved Games Podcast 06/04/2018

The Pokémon Company is coming for your wallets! The latest games in the franchise revisit the nostalgia of the original games while paving the way for what's to come. The PUBG Corporation is suing Epic over Fortnite's alleged infringement and EA hopes you forget how much they loved loot boxes last year. Plus, it's leak season! Find out all the latest game announcements before they happen at E3!

Find Jason Schreier's article mentioned on todays episode here: Battlefield V Shows How The Video Game Industry Is Turning On Loot Boxes.

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106 - Shelved Games Podcast 05/28/2018

106 - Shelved Games Podcast 05/28/2018

With the announcement of Battlefield V, fans are outraged that a game that loosely borrows the trappings of WWII isn’t “historically accurate.” Absurd weapons and action scenes are fine, but women and people of colour are apparently a bridge too far. Boss Key studio folds after its recent troubles, Epic puts up $100 million for Fortnite’s tournaments, and No Man’s Sky is getting multiplayer 2 years later. Plus, Microsoft doubles down on accessibility with a new adaptive controller.

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105 - Shelved Games Podcast 05/14/2018

105 - Shelved Games Podcast 05/14/2018

Splinter Cell is back, baby! Thanks to a retail listing mistake, we have news on a bunch of unannounced games. Epic and Marvel team up to add Thanos to Fortnite, Nintendo is adding cloud saves for a price, and an NRA mouthpiece keeps bringing up old arguments about the dangers of gaming. Plus, the disastrous Pokémon Go Fest is coming back this summer.

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104 - Shelved Games Podcast 05/07/2018

104 - Shelved Games Podcast 05/07/2018

Fortnite scams are running rampant on YouTube! China throws a bunch of PUBG hackers in jail, MOBA's can't resist the lure of Battle Royale, and multiplayer finally comes to Stardew. The FTC tells console manufacturers that customers have the right to repair their hardware and we share our thoughts on the hotly anticipated Red Dead Redemption 2. Plus, getting Harry Potter lore wrong is a recipe for disaster!

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103 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/30/2018

103 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/30/2018

Players are fed up with the latest chapter in the Harry Potter saga: Microtransactions and Magic! The Nintendo Switch has had a stellar year, Quantic Dream sues the media, and a harassment awareness campaign stumbles before it even starts. Plus, Belgium sets an incredible precedent with its decision that lootboxes are illegal!

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102 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/23/2018

102 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/23/2018

Call of Duty decides its tentpole games don't need a story campaign anymore. But what will players think when Black Ops 4 launches this fall? Fortnite is making boatloads of money on mobile, esports are coming to a high school near you, and PUBG is getting a massive overhaul. Plus, we're getting a movie version of The Division. Because video game movies always work. Always.

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101 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/16/2018

101 - Shelved Games Podcast 04/16/2018

The oldest esport of all, highscore chasing in arcades, is rocked by a decades long cheating scandal. With the King of Kong dethroned, what happens next? Also, where do we see esports heading in the next 10 years? Radical Heights enters the battle royale arena, SteamSpy gets shutdown, and esports stars won't stop behaving badly. Plus, Drake is handling all of Fortnite's PR moving forward. 

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