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Somehow we talk about Bloody Mary’s at the end of this link.

We remind you in the show, but I’ll do it again here: there’s no NEW show next week. We will play an old show – a really, really old show – next week.

Before that though, I’ll talk about some of the games I’m scheduled to see while in Seattle next weekend as well as some of the other things I’ll be doing there. Which, I think, is how we kind of got off topic there at the end of the show.

Also, RJ has started building his PC.

Time for me to fly, miss out on the first day of the new Destiny expansion, and arrive back only to split my time between Destiny and Spider-Man.

 

We’re listening to the echoes of dead MMO’s at the following link.

When I had a Nintendo Gamecube the only games I really got for the system were Nintendo exclusives. Any kind of multi-platform title would just be bought on one of the more powerful systems and, usually, where everyone else was also playing the game. Same thing happened when I had a Wii for all of a few months, maybe – that console never caught on for me. Still, here I am with a Nintendo Switch and the library is mainly exclusives. But I don’t see it staying that way.

It used to be that any multi-platform title would be purchased on the more powerful system or where all my friends would be playing it. And it really still is that way, honestly. But the Switch throws a wrench into that plan the makes the idea of double-dipping almost worthwhile.

Portability. We’ve talked about it before, but the handheld aspect of the Switch doesn’t give it an edge over anything else. I mean, all things being equal (mostly) it’s very likely I still wouldn’t get a game for just the Switch if it were available on other consoles, but the portability almost makes a game with picking up a second time just to be able to carry it around with me on trips.

Diablo 3 looks to be the game that proves the point and starts the trend.

And yes, I know for a lot of you that already started with Skyrim.

 

We want you off our lawn at the following link.

I feel like I may have approached this subject before and at the risk of sounding old-manny and out of touch, I can’t understand the appeal of YouTube gaming people. Well, I guess I can when I see it in a broad spectrum – the entertainment aspect, but I can’t go much further from there. And I suppose I don’t have to, actually.

And I’m not talking about walkthroughs or the kind that show you a different strategy to a game or help you find a path when you’re stuck. I understand why that’s there and why people watch it. I’m talking about the big YouTube gaming people who just play random nonsense and provide absolutely no educational value to whatever they are playing. Entertainment value, sure, but nothing there beyond that. And I guess there doesn’t need to be. To each their own, right?

And I say this in the show and I’ll say it here…I’m not saying someone is wrong for what they like in this regard. It’s more a sense of me trying to understand it. And yeah, I know about the South Park episode. When I walk by the massive line at conventions to meet one of these people, I realize what they do isn’t for me – it’s for them. The ones in line.

And I just keep walking.

 

We’re pretty sure Matt loves his voice packs at the following link.

Not sure how I was able to squeeze in more pinball talk, but here we are.

Destiny 2 is back on the topic of discussion, at least a little bit. It’s dominating my game time and maybe not in the best way. It’s a grind-fest at the moment. A whole lot of things to do before the whole event is over with at the end of the month. And don’t underestimate what I mean by a whole lot of things. It’s the end of the first year of the game and I actually have a spreadsheet of things to do in it before the month is out. I’ve never been involved in something like this before. Destiny has done stuff like this before but never on the level it’s on right now. It’s tedious and time consuming and demanding, and…lucky too, probably. There’s certain requirements that took me weeks to knock out way back when and if you didn’t do those things, you’ve got a hell of a hill to climb.

I’m the kind of person who doesn’t like extra things on his plate to do and all of this they’ve added for me just feels like something I need to knock out so I can get back to what I was doing. I know that doesn’t REALLY make much sense, but understand that I’m not complaining about any of what they’ve offered me to do. I accept the challenge and push through it. And sometimes I have fun when I do.