Round 76 - Find Your Center

Date aired: 

07 Feb 2020

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:09:32

  • $10 million patent infringement judgement formerly levied against Nintendo's Wii (and Wii U) motion controllers reversed; patent invalidated as "too abstract"
  • Rocket League (formerly developed by Psyonix, since bought out by Epic Games) drops multiplayer support on Mac OS, Linux; cites low player count, DirectX version transitions
  • Atari still exists as a brand and corporate entity; will be opening 8 video game themed hotels (?) around the US
  • Long-revered title Spelunky sees first completion of "Haunted Max Low No Gold Hell" run by Kinnijup in 19:45
  • nVidia launched its own cloud gaming service, GeForce NOW, out of beta on 04 Feb; allows playing certain games you already own from other conventional stores/libraries (like Steam)
  • Arbitrary code execution discovered in Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time; any% run now below 10 minutes
  • New Somaria block clip discovered in Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • Switch console sales overtake Nintendo's previous best-selling console, the SNES; 52+ million sold
  • AMD releases top-line third-generation Threadripper 3990X - 64 cores, 128 threads (...$4,000)
  • Blizzard releases Warcraft 3: Reforged remaster; promptly and rightly criticized for huge performance issues, missed commitments, and reneged promises; alternate refund policy implemented (aka, refunds given on request)
  • MicroProse - once (and still) a widely-known developer of simulation games - releases teasers of their next project

Bonus Level 1:  00:49:11

Personal Gaming:  01:01:42

  • RONIN (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • MOTHERGUNSHIP (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, in progress)
  • Sky Adventure (Shmup Book Club, Jan 2020)
  • Blazing Star (Shmup Book Club, Feb 2020)
  • ZeroRanger (Shmup Book Club, Jan-Mar 2020)
  • Assault Android Cactus+ (PC; Campaign w/ Mega Weapons)
  • Tetris: The Grand Master (Arcade)
  • Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)
  • Pump It Up XX (Arcade)
  • World of Warcraft: Classic (PC)
  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 (PC)
  • Forsaken (PC)
  • Extreme-G 2 (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  01:19:21

Ad-hoc design: 01:31:16

  • "Perfect" stealth action-puzzler
  • Twin-stick puzzle-platformer
  • Neo-retro skate-punk

Full date: 

Fri, 07 Feb 2020 19:00:00 CST