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We’re aiming for the THOR HOLE at the following link.

So, Valve did something to piss off the internet. Of course they did. Anytime you start charging people for something they got for free for a very long time is going to have some people angry with you. The debate isn’t about if people should be angry at what Valve did, it’s more about the question of if Valve should have ever done it in the first place. We seem to be split on the issue. Or maybe I’m the only one split on it. The waters feel untested and on the surface this seems like shaky ground to be applying a price tag. I’m all for creators getting paid for their creations if they want to get paid for it, but something still seems to be missing in the transactions here. The other guys on the show bring up very valid points that could cause a lot of headaches once money is thrown into the mix. Might be easier to understand now why we’ve never outright asked for money from our listeners. That’ll change soon, by the way, but that’s a post (and maybe a show) for another time.

That paragraph above was written yesterday before Noon. That’s about the time I usually get around to writing some draft of these (sort-of) show descriptions. Except, all that has changed now, hasn’t it? Valve has removed the whole idea of paying for mods. It pleases some and upsets others. Although, it clearly looks like the louder voices and possibly the majority were of those who wanted to see Valve do exactly what they have done. Except, I don’t think Valve is done with this. I think they will try again. Skyrim might not have been the best testing bed for this thing, but I think we’re well on the way to paying for mods at some point. And I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all, but I also don’t think I can sum it all up in one of these. It needs a bigger space for the discussion, one we’d like to have your input on for next week’s episode. So write us or even call in next week. We want to know what YOU think.

 

We’re home at the following link.

We don’t normally touch on things outside of gaming during the show proper. Something we used to do on our MUCH longer episodes or some kind of extra content (we should look into doing those again, huh?). Still, when you’ve had the week we’ve had as movie fans, it’s hard not to talk about both Star Wars and Batman/Superman.

Outside of that, however, we still cover games and ArJay gives us his thoughts on Mortal Kombat X, my thoughts on the new Avengers: Age Of Ultron table for Pinball FX2, and James’ thoughts on Final Fantasy 14. Plus, we still find time to get in some talk about stealth games since it’s been on our plates for the last few weeks.

 

We’re doing some fuzzy math at the following link.

Lately I’ve been having a lot of fun playing Splinter Cell: Blacklist. It’s a game I got a little ways through when it released and then got distracted or bored or something that kept me from going back to it for ever how long. Now that I’m back playing it and enjoying it, I’m almost done with it. So it was nice last week to get the news that another sneaky-sneak game I’m a fan of was currently in the works. Deus Ex: Human Revolution was a game I played all the way through without taking a year long or more (or less) break. Outside of the boss fights, I loved it. And while finishing up Splinter Cell, I was really hoping we’d be hearing something new for Sam Fisher, but I’ll totally take Adam Jensen in the interim.

 

We finally got everyone in the room at the following link.

I think part of this episode is a great example of part of what this show does. That part being where we pretty much sell you on a game (or keep you from making a mistake). We give our experiences and make you want to share in those. The discussion James had about Elite Dangerous pretty much convinced Matt to buy it right on the spot. It almost caused a few others to pull the trigger as well. It’s a good conversation and one to listen to if you are also on the fence about picking it up.

I’m also surprised at my lack of remembering that The Order just came out not very long ago as we discuss the plight of NOTHING to play on our consoles. Exclusively, anyway. As an owner of a PS4, Xbox One, and a PC, I can’t really think of anything coming out in the next 6 months or more that I’ll be playing on those first two systems. I can imagine the comments and emails we’ll get for leaving out the Wii U. I can also go ahead and tell you I agree with all of them.