Round 70 - Iterative

Date aired: 

12 Jul 2019

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:13:59

  • Niantic sues "hacker" group Global++ over distributing modified binaries of their AR mobile titles - Pokemon Go, Ingress - citing copyright infringement, harm to business
  • G2A caught trying to buy "unsponsored" (and undisclosed) promotional posts on gaming sites, to be filled with their own self-written "unbiased" articles about how G2A isn't a steaming pile of garbage (spoiler alert - it is); when rightfully called out, blamed "rogue employee"
  • AMD on a tear with new Zen2 processors, Navi graphics cards, X70 mainboard chipsets
  • Cuphead to get an animated series on Netflix
  • Oops: Microsoft tweets that the FFVII Remake will be coming to Xbox; quickly retracted, with firm-ish statement from Square that PS4 will be the only target platform
  • nVidia, spooked by AMD (probably), releases 2060 and 2070 Super
  • EA defends loot boxes as "surprise mechanics" in front of a UK parliamentary panel investigating addictive and exploitative; also, EA is shady as heck, surprising no one
  • Steam to introduce machine learning, reduce reliance on tags, lists, review scores for recommending new games to players
  • Super Mario Maker 2 - it's good, and popular
  • SGDQ 2019

Bonus Level 1:  00:49:16

Personal Gaming:  01:00:21

  • Minit (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • BELOW (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • Hive Time (early access preview, w/ developer interaction)
  • Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, in progress)
  • Ryu Jin (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Jun 2019)
  • Kaikan (PC; Shmup Book Club, Jul 2019)
  • Armed Police Batrider (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Apr-Jun 2019)
  • Espgaluda (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Jul-Sep 2019)
  • osu! (PC)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • Assault Android Cactus+ (PC; Campaign+ speedruns)
  • Tetris: The Grandmaster (Arcade)
  • Octopath Traveler (Switch)
  • Pathfinder (tabletop)
  • World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth (PC)
  • Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)
  • Pump It Up (Arcade)
  • Final Fantasy IX (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  01:36:53

Ad-hoc Design: 01:48:26

  • Time and speed dilation shmup
  • Dexterity challenge game
  • Side-scrolling rhythm shmup

Full date: 

Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:00:00 CDT