Round 45 - Switched On

Date aired: 

12 May 2017

Show Length: 


Around the World:  00:09:10

  • Twitch opening up lower-tiered partner status ("Affiliates"), with lesser requirements; offers use af "bits", eventually will allow subscriptions and ads; also opens up new $10 and $25 / month subscription tiers
  • Valve starts requiring legitimate phone numbers for DOTA 2 accounts to combat smurfing
  • Massive free N++ update - 2000+ more levels, hardcore mode
  • Increasing number of collegiate programs for eSports
  • Some professional NBA teams are recruiting for eSports teams for NBA 2k17
  • Thumper to be released on Switch 18 May
  • Alan Wake will no longer be for sale (digitally) thanks to expiring music licenses - 90% off on Steam this weekend
  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age allows two job classes per character; to be released 11 Jul
  • PS4 Slim to release in North America for $299 (OG PS4 has sold 60M units)
  • OG Game Boy is 28 years old (as of 28 Apr)
  • Rumors of a SNES Mini for 2017 holiday season
  • Night Trap to receive a 25th anniversary re-release (not remaster)
  • Resident Evil 7 thus far has $3.5M in sales across all platforms
  • Nintendo confirms no live E3 presentation this year; announces "New 2DS XL" for $150, releasing 28 Jul
  • Kickstarted Winds of Change releases demo
  • nVidia release new compute-focuse Volta architecture
  • Strafe released; the best 90s game of 2017
  • Prey released w/ heavy DRM; already very fast speedruns (~12 minutes)
  • Quake Champions continues closed-beta weekends

Bonus Level 1:  01:23:41

Personal Gaming:  01:36:05

Bonus Level 2:  02:04:06

Ad-hoc Design: 02:18:51

  • City block-based enemy avoidance
  • Rhythm-based JRPG
  • Sword-focused JRPG

Full date: 

Fri, 12 May 2017 19:00:00 CDT