It's all fun and games until someone calls out anime fans. This time on Minus World, we talk about game distributors' increasing control over "what is and isn't a game", the mundane activities we'd like to see become games and why it's okay to walk away from the challenge of Dark Souls.
The real Podcast Souls starts here as Mello's microphone perishes, Matt Conn travels to faraway and expensive lands and JJ speaks only in the occasional ominous laugh.
We talk about Rust gender locking, the Powerpuff Girls reboot falling flat on its face and the GTA-like Rockstar legal battle about to pop off. Video games are still happening at an alarming rate, and we're here to discuss what we can do about that.
0:00 Intro, all lies
5:00 News - unearthed Neo-Geo prototype, game archiving convo
13:20 - Punch-Out! Easter egg
15:15 - Possible new Xbox One model outed by NeoGAF
18:44 - Rust randomly assigns players a gender based on SteamID
27:05 - Rockstar legal battle
32:13 - Dark Souls 3 PC crashes and the hilarious ways to "fix" them
38:25 - Yo-Kai Watch 3 coming in Sushi and Tempura versions to Japan in July
48:09 - Powerpuff Girls reboot has transphobic new episode
59:07 - Animal Crossing's 15th anniversary!
1:04:04 - Dark Souls 3 mistakenly listed on Mexican Steam for less than a dollar
1:05:46 - Link to the Past and Super Metroid available on New 3DS eShop today
1:14:58 - Week's Topic: First multiplayer game you remember playing?
1:28:08 - What have we played this week?
Yet another expensive VR headset is out, and it's difficult for any of us to see why we would purchase it at this point. We also discuss some difficult community firestorm regarding a trans character in the world of Baldur's Gate, and finally, our opinions on game difficulty.Should people be told to "git gud"? Is "gamer cred" a useful currency? Find out, on Minus World.
Also, the GaymerX Year Four Kickstarter only has four days left!
It's a full house as Connie Sims and Sergio Kossio from Midboss join your usual cast of Mello, Matt, Toni and JJ. We discuss the best boss battles, the worst Street Fighter character designs and, everyone, please stop playing Miitomo during the podcast, please?
Editor's note: Bloodborne plot spoilers appear around 51:15 and all Bloodborne talk is over by 58:20.
Matt Conn's back from Australia with plenty of really weird Australian slang and facts about the most dangerous area of life's RPG world. You have to grind in Europe before you go to Australia.
0:00 - Intro, X-Files and TV show talk
14:15 - The Smooth Sounds of Matt Conn
19:00 - GX Australia and general Australia
41:20 - News - Legends of the Hidden Temple TV Movie
48:00 - Ghostbusters Trailer
53:25 - Zootopia
59:50 - Harmonix crowdfunding Rock Band 4 PC port
1:02:54 - No Man's Sky coming June 21, is $60
1:05:10 - Nintendo funding Beyond Good and Evil 2 as NX exclusive?
1:10:26 - Coleco Chameleon craziness
1:21:00 - Kanye's "TurboGrafx 16"
1:27:30 - What are we playing? SUPERHOT
1:38:18 - Street Fighter V
1:42:00 - Yo-Kai Watch Minute
1:44:11 - the beginning and end of the Dragon Quest Heroes Sale Watch
1:46:00 - GaymerX4!!
Minus World Episode 9 Timestamps
0:00 Netflix shows and Adventure Time
8:00 Matt Conn arrives
9:30 - Discussing localizing gender pronouns to the Japanese version of Read Only Memories
20:40 - News theme, Kanye's meltdown
23:45 - Jetsetradio.live
27:00 - Sonic 3 Michael Jackson collab confirmed
29:25 - Sammus' "1080p" single release and video
32:20 - Mighty No. 9 delayed again
38:00 - Mello discusses playing The Witness
44:08 - Tony The Tiger Twitter blocks furries, everyone. Tons of cereal and food mascot talk
57:00 - Detective Pikachu looks cool
1:00:55 - Police calculating each person's threat scores--your talking about things (including games) on social media can affect that
1:07:06 - Hanna-Barbera titles rebooted with weird new art styles
1:10:50 - We heard live that Peter Molyneux retired and then realized it was a hack right after that
1:14:16 - Gamestop is publishing the next Insomniac game
1:18:53 - Matt Conn's Yo-kai Watch Minute
1:23:08 - JJ finished Contradiction, Toni played more Diablo and Matt played Black Ops 3's Zombies mode, which is surprisingly good
Then, our first listener questions!
The crew gets together on Christmas Eve to talk holiday games and memories, old console names making a comeback, why Steam sales might not be as exciting now, and somehow, again, Yo-Kai Watch.
We are exhausted after two big conventions in a row, one we showed a game at and one we actually ran! But, video game news is still happening, so we're here to talk about it!
0:45 - Intro and Smash character reveals
2:30 - Genre naming talk
4:25 - PSX convo!
11:15 - GaymerX talk!
17:20 - Kojima left Konami and KojiPro is back!
24:20 - You can now redownload P.T. if you originally got it + What do we want Kojima to do next?
30:10 - JJ played a lot of Badge Arcade and more Smash talk
36:10 - Yo-kai Watch and its trouble catching on in America
45:30 - Kojima Productions is also hiring
51:15 - What video games have we been playing? (Not too many!!!)
59:30 - ROM will be on the Steam sale!
1:00:30 - Martin Shkreli is a joke
1:03:30 - Trump is a joke
1:08:00 - What do you want Minus World to be? What guests do you want? Tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
New producer 2 Mello joins us on the 4th episode of Minus World's third season. News from Sony, Namco and MGSV, games from Yoshi's Wooly World to Crypt of the Necrodancer, and one wild hotel room microphone situation. Hey, 2 Mello will fix it.
Intro and 2 Mello introduced 0:20
Thanksgiving/Black Friday talk 3:52
MGSV nuclear disarmament metagame 8:12
PS4's 7th processing core unlocked 14:38
Namco's patent on loading screen minigames expired 18:25
Dragon dating sim "Angels with Scaly Wings 23:05
PS4 streaming to PC soon 26:57
What games have we been playing?:
Nintendo Badge Arcade and Yoshi's Wooly World with JJ 30:10
Flywrench with 2 Mello 40:04
Crypt of the Necrodancer with Matt 42:54
Heroes of the Storm with Toni 45:05
Read Only Memories at Playstation Experience, GaymerX3 coming up and goodbyes at 49:28