Round 74 - Why Don't You Try Hard

Date aired: 

13 Dec 2019

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:13:24

  • Logitech releases $99 accessibility-focused control set - 12 buttons of various sizes, 2 variable-pull triggers (all with 3.5mm connectors), 2 hook-and-loop mounting surfaces
  • Beat Games (developer of Beat Saber) acquired by Facebook
  • Jamestown+ released on PC 12 Dec
  • Hive Time (a bee hive simulator game by Cheeseness and Mimness) released on PC 12 Dec
  • Modder working to bring Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) to PC
  • Microsoft announces next iteration af Xbox as...the Xbox Series X
  • Untitled Goose Game to release on PS4 and Xbox One, 17 Dec
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake confirmed to be PS4 timed exclusive for one year
  • 2K Games announces new studio Cloud Chamber will work on future title in Bioshock series
  • US Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA) pled guilty to misusing compaign funds to purchase $1,302 of Steam games (among other things)
  • Bravely Default II (the third game in the series) announced for 2020 Switch release
  • World of Warcraft Classic battlegrounds (and keyring, elemental invasions) launched 10 Dec
  • The Wolf Among Us 2 (to be developed by "Telltale Games" - or rather, the empty shell of what Telltale Games used to be) announced at The Game Awards
  • Reports that AMD captured 93% of CPU market in 2019
  • Intel releases i9-10980XE for review; recent AMD offerings (for much lower cost) already compare favorably or vastly exceed it

Bonus Level 1:  00:49:22

Personal Gaming:  01:02:04

  • StarCrawlers (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • Hellsinker (Shmup Book Club, Oct - Dec 2019)
  • Bio Hazard Battle (Shmup Book Club, Nov 2019)
  • Vasara 2 (Shmup Book Club, Dec 2019)
  • Hive Time (PC)
  • Assault Android Cactus+ (PC; Campaign+ S+, Campaign w/ Mega Weapons)
  • Pathfinder (tabletop)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
  • Tetris: The Grand Master (Arcade)
  • Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)
  • Pump It Up XX (Arcade)
  • World of Warcraft: Classic (PC)
  • Uridium (C64)
  • Realm of Impossibility (C64)
  • Legend of Blacksilver (C64)

Bonus Level 2:  01:42:23

Ad-hoc design: 01:53:12

  • Incredible Machine-esque puzzle platformer
  • RPG where active player is exclusively a support to the rest of the party
  • Arena shooter w/ constantly shifting physical balance of the arena

Full date: 

Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:00:00 CST