Round 73 - Cold White Disaster

Date aired: 

15 Nov 2019

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:10:37

  • 1,000s more old DOS games added to Internet Archive
  • Microsoft brings back Xbox All Access program - Live Gold, Game Pass, and actual hardware on a monthly subscription basis; may include option for noxt-generation hardware late 2020
  • Ninja Theory (developers of Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice) to continue working with University of Cambridge professor Paul Fletcher in studying game design, technology, and neurosciene impact on mental health
  • Everspace 2 kickstarter makes and exceeds initial goal; early access Apr 2020, full release Sep 2020
  • Anecdote: Steam Remote Play Together works reasonably well
  • Google Stadia to launch 18 Nov, absent most of previously-announced launch-day features
  • Zero Hour Productions (hey, we know them!) - Super Stigma Slam marathon listed as a supporter on Take This' website
  • Long-awaited release of Death Stranding met with polarizing reception; will see PC release summer 2020
  • Pokemon Sword/Shield released for Switch today (15 Nov); developer Game Freak under intense (and often ill-informed) scrutiny for failing to meet (likely) mistaken fan expectations
  • Toby Fox (developer of Undertale and Delta Rune) credited with a track on the new Pokemon games' OST
  • AMD releases Threadripper 3950X; beats initial thermal and computational multi-thread expectations, competitve w/ Intel offerings on single-thread workloads; 3960X and 3970X to be released later in the month
  • Following recent backlash, Blizzard offers an "apology", reveals Diablo 4 and Overwatch 2 at Blizzcon
  • World of Warcraft Classic phase 2 - PvP rankings (and all the consequencies thereof)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 gets PC release
  • Outer Worlds released; critical and commercial success

Bonus Level 1:  01:04:25

Personal Gaming:  01:15:56

  • Fight'N Rage (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • Deathstate (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • StarCrawlers (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, in progress)
  • Hellsinker (Shmup Book Club, Oct - Dec 2019)
  • DoDonPachi DaiOuJou (Shmup Book Club, Oct 2019)
  • Bio Hazard Battle (Shmup Book Club, Nov 2019)
  • Everspace (PC)
  • Assault Android Cactus+ (PC; Campaign+ S+)
  • Pathfinder (tabletop)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
  • Untitled Goose Game (Switch)
  • Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)
  • Pump It Up XX (Arcade)
  • World of Warcraft: Classic (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  01:47:39

Ad-hoc design: 01:59:28

  • Brawler set in (and predicated on) a standard office environment
  • Multiworld virtual pinball
  • Lasso physics

Full date: 

Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:00:00 CST