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Audio home of The Jimquisition, featuring its lovely little podcast, Podquisition - starring Jim Sterling, Laura Kate, and Conrad Zimmerman!

    Podquisition 332: Moldy Singlets

    Podquisition 332: Moldy Singlets

    Not to be confused with Microsoft and their exceptional line of products.

    Games we played this week include:
    Before I Forget (07:40)
    Cadillacs & Dinosaurs (19:45)
    Pokémon Snap (21:45)
    Undermine (28:25)
    Returnal (33:45)
    Disc Creatures (45:20)
    Tin Star (48:40)

    News things talked about in this episode:
    Epic v Apple court proceedings begin (50:30)
    https://twitter.com/thedextriarchy/status/1389595740519940101

    Epic data on user-acquisition costs related to “free” game distribution leaked (1:02:20)
    https://www.pcgamer.com/epic-spent-more-than-dollar11m-on-free-games-in-the-first-nine-months-of-giveaways/

    Info on quite how huge financially Fortnite has been (1:06:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-fortnite-earned-usd9bn-in-two-years

    How much Epic paid for six months of Borderlands 3 exclusivity (1:07:05)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-epics-fully-loaded-borderlands-3-deal-cost-usd146m-for-six-months-of-pc-exclusivity

    Sony agreed to cross-play when it could get its beak wet (1:10:25)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-epic-boss-says-sony-charges-publishers-a-cross-play-fee-in-certain-circumstances

    Microsoft to cut publisher fee to 12% on Windows Game Store (1:14:00)
    https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/29/22409285/microsoft-store-cut-windows-pc-games-12-percent

    Xbox is improving the framerate of many backward compatible titles (1:16:40)
    https://majornelson.com/fpsboost/

    Witcher 3 Director resigns and apologizes after investigation finds no wrongdoing (1:17:20)
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-05-04/top-director-leaves-embattled-game-developer-cd-projekt

    Sony makes a financial investment in Discord, securing it on PS5. (1:21:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-05-04-discord-playstation-integration

    New details emerge about last year’s Ubisoft hostage hoax (1:23:15)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-30-last-years-ubisoft-hostage-hoax-reportedly-the-work-of-notorious-rainbow-six-cheater

    5 CDPR bosses take home nearly $30m in bonuses. (1:28:05)
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/newsletters/2021-04-30/cyberpunk-managers-still-win-big-bonuses-after-shoddy-game-launch

    Bobby Kotick takes a meaningless 50% pay cut. (1:28:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-30-activision-blizzard-boss-bobby-kotick-takes-a-50-percent-pay-cut-but-could-still-earn-millions-in-bonuses

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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Podquisition 331: Babygirl Boots

    Podquisition 331: Babygirl Boots

    On the march and looking fab.

    Games we played this week include:
    PHOGS! (10:55)
    Ballistic Ecks vs Sever (18:35)
    Congo The Movie: Secret of Zinj (20:25)
    The Longing (24:20)
    Pathway (29:20)
    Steven Seagal is the Final Option (31:50)
    Road Runner Death Valley Rally (35:50)
    Train Simulator (39:00)
    Hypnospace Outlaw (42:00)
    The Nightmare Before Christmas: The Pumpkin King (46:00)
    Judgment (49:55)
    Miitopia (53:15)


    News things talked about in this episode:
    Humble Bundle is significantly changing its revenue split system (1:01:10)
    https://blog.humblebundle.com/2021/04/23/a-note-about-sliders-and-our-bundle-pages/

    Pokémon Go introduces sponsored branding balloons (1:08:10)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-27-pokemon-go-will-now-occasionally-float-sponsored-gifts-in-hot-air-balloons-around-your-screen

    First Monster Hunter Rise update adds price tag to character cosmetic changes (1:10:50)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-27-monster-hunter-rises-first-big-update-lands-tomorrow-heres-whats-coming

    Leaked FIFA marketing documents illustrate EA’s funneling of players into loot boxes (1:14:05)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-26-ea-denies-its-pushing-fifa-players-to-spend-on-loot-boxes-after-insider-leaks-marketing-documents

    Nier Replicant includes a gross achievement for staring at genitals (1:22:00)
    https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/04/22/nier-replicant-transphobia-trophy-daredevil-achievement-kaine-intersex/

    CD Projekt Red had no financial consequence for abysmal CyberPunk launch (1:23:40)
    https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/04/cyberpunk-2077-refunds-barely-dented-cd-projekt-reds-bottom-line/

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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Podquisition 330: Anterior Logic

    Podquisition 330: Anterior Logic

    Assess advantages afforded our arthropod associates

    Games we played this week include:
    Portal Reloaded (5:30)
    Disco Elysium: The Final Cut (13:30)
    Later Alligator (18:15)
    PS3 Emulation (22:35)
    Princess Farmer (30:10)
    Narita Boy (36:00)
    Resident Evil Village Demo (38:55)
    The Longing (41:35)

    News things talked about in this episode:
    LEGO Luigi teased in emotionally manipulative manner (49:40)
    https://www.ign.com/articles/lego-mario-firmware-update-makes-him-start-calling-for-luigi

    Nintendo suing a modder coincidentally named Bowser. (54:45)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-17-nintendo-suing-switch-hacker-gary-bowser

    Sony does a U-Turn on closing down the PS3 and Vita stores (56:15)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-19-playstation-u-turns-on-playstation-3-and-vita-store-shutdowns

    Troll fabricates story about Path of Exile ban, claims it was an academic demonstration (1:00:40)
    https://www.pcgamer.com/how-a-reckless-lie-caused-huge-internet-drama-for-path-of-exiles-developer/

    Witcher 3 mod uses software to generate new dialogue for Geralt from existing recordings. (1:07:00)
    https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aq8gn/this-witcher-3-mod-got-geralt-to-read-new-lines-without-the-voice-actor

    Sony seems to be adding streaming video content to PlayStation Plus (1:10:15)
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-looks-set-to-announce-playstation-plus-video-pass/

    Sony files patent for AI system which learns and recreates your play for you (1:11:55)
    https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/sony-has-patented-an-ai-that-will-play-your-games-for-you/

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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Podquisition 329: The Legend of F*ck*ss Jones

    Podquisition 329: The Legend of F*ck*ss Jones

    Push your way into the depths of our bottomless lore

    Games we played this week include:
    Say No! More (9:15)
    Outriders (26:30)
    Adios (31:20)
    It Takes Two (35:20)
    Monster Hunter Rise (40:00)
    Balan Wonderworld (41:45)
    Narita Boy (51:15)
    Rain on Your Parade (52:55)
    Pac-Man 99 (58:45)
    Helltakers (1:00:55)
    Twerk Hero (1:02:30)
    Train Simulator (1:05:00)

    News things talked about in this episode:
    Nintendo doesn't want you to see unlicensed Bowser Dong (1:16:00) https://www.dailydot.com/irl/bowser-penis-patreon-nintendo/

    Sony reportedly putting all its eggs in its biggest baskets (1:16:50)
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-04-09/sony-s-obsession-with-blockbusters-is-stirring-unrest-within-playstation-empire

    Meanwhile, Nintendo emphasizes an increased focus on new properties (1:17:40) https://www.gamesradar.com/uk/nintendo-to-focus-on-creating-original-games-according-to-its-president/

    Bigotry sliders are the future (1:19:35) https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-08-intels-ai-powered-bleep-tech-lets-you-choose-exactly-how-much-hate-speech-you-hear

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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Podquisition 328: Scratch ‘n Self-Improvement

    Podquisition 328: Scratch ‘n Self-Improvement

    Smell your way to a better life.

    Games we played this week include:
    UnderMine (9:30)
    Outriders (15:15)
    Cooking Mama: Cookstar PS4 (21:20)
    Gato Roboto (28:00)
    Disco Elysium: Final Cut (34:30)
    Monster Hunter Rise (36:50)
    Narita Boy (43:10)
    Oddworld: Soulstorm (47:00)

    News things talked about in this episode:
    Pokémon Go's Flower Happinny event more evidence the game is 100% lootboxes (50:00)

    Pac-Man 99 continues trend of Battle Royaling legacy properties (54:00)
    https://www.polygon.com/22371536/pac-man-99-battle-royale-nintendo-switch-online-exclusive-release-date

    Yet another study links loot boxes and gambling (57:00)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-03-link-between-loot-boxes-and-problem-gambling-robustly-verified

    Brazil is looking to ban lootboxes in video games as harmful gambling (1:04:50)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-04-07-brazilian-authorities-to-investigate-loot-boxes
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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Podquisition 327: On the Bleeding Edge

    Podquisition 327: On the Bleeding Edge

    No, we haven’t lost touch with the culture and are now desperately scrabbling for relevance. Why do you ask?

    Games we played this week include:
    Loop Hero (7:00)
    Nova Drift (15:15)
    Monster Hunter Rise (20:00)
    The Creature in the Well (34:15)
    UnderMine (34:45)

    News things talked about in this episode:
    Cooking Mama Cookstar comes to PS4 despite license issues (40:35)

    CDPR doing parallel AAA development, promises things (49:30)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-30-cyberpunk-2077-developer-cd-projekt-red-moving-to-develop-multiple-aaa-projects-at-same-time

    Balan Wonderworld unpatched version contains epilepsy trigger bug (52:15)
    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2021-03-26-square-enix-warns-players-to-patch-balan-wonderworld-to-avoid-epilepsy-trigger
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    Find Laura at LauraKBuzz on Twitter, Twitch, YouTube, and Patreon. All her content goes on LauraKBuzz.com, and you can catch Access-Ability on YouTube every Friday.

    Follow Conrad at ConradZimmerman on Twitter and check out his Patreon (patreon.com/fistshark). You can also peruse his anti-capitalist propaganda at pinfultruth.com.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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Thank God

Thank God Jim Sterling is in this podcast.

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Brilliant

I love this podcast and look forward to it every week. Such great chemistry between the hosts.

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