Round 65 - Smush It Down

Date aired: 

15 Feb 2019

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:13:32

  • Xbox Live access coming to...Switch(?) an app
  • Activision starts paying out refunds after Guitar Hero Live loses 90% of its music due to Dec 2018 server shutdown (licensing issues); console versions still have pack-in songs; iOS / Apple TV versions completely inoperable
  • Valve updates VR tracking resolution after skilled Beat Saber players move, demonstrably, too fast to track accurately
  • Silksong - originally intended as a content update to Hollow Knight - to become standalone game
  • Many first- and third-party Nintendo title updates: Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Super Mario Maker 2, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (remaster), Tetris 99
  • Activision Blizzard lays off ~800 employees; mostly non-development staff
  • Apex Legends overtakes most popular Twitch spots from Fortnite, Overwatch, and League of Legends
  • Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil II remake released
  • Fortnite used to host a livestreamed concert by EDM superstar Marshmello - 10M "attendees"
  • Epic Games takes Metro Exodus as an exclusive, 18 days before its Steam launch

Bonus Level 1:  00:57:53

Personal Gaming:  01:09:13

  • Darkest Dungeon (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • Distance (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now in progress)
  • DonPachi (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Jan 2019)
  • R-Type III: The Third Lightning (SNES; Shmup Book Club, Feb 2019)
  • Crimzon Clover WORLD IGNITION (PC; Shmup Book Club, Jan-Mar 2019)
  • Wii Sports Resort (Wii)
  • Nova Drift (PC)
  • Super Smash Brothers Ultimate (Switch)
  • Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past (SNES; weekly randomizers)
  • Assault Android Cactus (PC; only Infinity Drive w/ Shiitake)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
  • Tetris: The Grandmaster (Arcade)
  • Octopath Traveler (Switch)
  • Team Sonic PC)
  • Uno (card)
  • Cargo (board)
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (PC)
  • Final Fantasy IX (PC)
  • Celeste (Switch)
  • Unreal Tournament III (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  01:29:12

Ad-hoc design: 01:41:32

  • Particle positioning / balancing puzzler
  • Puzzle RPG
  • Single-room level-based puzzler

Full date: 

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 19:00:00 CST