Chronicling strange and interesting stories in the world of video games.
Episode 79: Microtransactions 4
And we’re back to ring in the new year with a lost episode of Microtransactions! This week it’s all about scams, conspiracies, and miscommunications, as we venture into the weird world of 3 controversies that likely flew under your gaming radar.
Hot Button Game Awards 2020 Special Part 1
Another December, another awards season! Join in as the crew discusses Geoff Keighley’s big annual event dedicated to celebrating the best of all things gaming in 2020. We read through the list of categories, nominees, while then also giving our personal predictions, picks, snubs, and more! Be sure to check back in next episode to hear the results!
Episode 78: Hot Button Year-Two Edition
It’s our second anniversary so that means it's time for another recap! We cover not only the episodes from our second (and first) year, but also the insane 12 months that was 2020. Hear all about our switch to a bi-weekly schedule, the adjustment to remote recording, and our delayed plans for additional content. All this along our usual updates, fixes, jokes and discussion about past content. Also there may even be some hints at the future of Hot Button too! Join us, along with our producer Jason, in celebrating the past year as much as we could without getting too bleak!
Episode 77: We’ve Got A Console For You - The Launch and Times of the Xbox One
With the launch of the Xbox Series X and S on the horizon, it’s time we took a look back at the story surrounding Microsoft's previous generation machine, the Xbox One. The tumultuous reveal, it’s shaky launch, the new Kinect sensor, GamePass, the One X, and everything else in between. Listen in on the conclusion to our trilogy on the family of consoles that started all the way back at episode 6!
Note: This episode was recorded before major details were revealed, including price and release date. Tune in to our year-two anniversary to hear our thoughts on the Xbox Series X|S reveal as well as our first impressions on the console.
Episode 76: Porto And Her Beloved Ghast - Investigating Killswitch
As promised, we are back for a trip around the digital campfire with the tale of Killswitch. A supposed video game made in limited quantities by the Karvina Corporation in 1989, except now it’s time for us to take a crack at its many curious mysteries. Could the file actually delete itself upon death or completion? Was it indeed made by a cult? Did the 5,000 unites produced exist? And did copy of it really sell at auction for a staggering $733,000? All this and more as our Creepypasta investigation continues!
Episode 75: 40.24248, -121.4434 - Investigating Pale Luna
In the electronic age, urban legends like Polybius have fallen by the wayside, but that doesn't mean we can't find another spooky story to tell. Enter creepypastas! Join us around the digital campfire as we tell the tale of Pale Luna, an old text-based adventure game lost to time. Afterwards we go an internet investigation into the validity of the tale. Is it fact or is it fiction?