Round 77 - Welcome, New Initiates

Date aired: 

20 Mar 2020

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:10:07

  • GeForce Now losing (more) games from major publishers, like Activision/Bizzard, Bethesda, 2K Games
  • Black Mesa, fan-made full conversion mod of original Half-Life in Source 2 engine, fully released on 06 Mar
  • Rediscovered SNES/Playstation prototype console sold for $360k at auction
  • Workers for Kickstarter vote to unionize
  • Assault Android Cactus+ gets physical release for Switch through Super Rare Games; sells out all 4,000+ available copies in less than one day
  • Bandcamp waives their portion of revenue share, will give 100% to artists today (20 Mar)
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal both release today (20 Mar); immediate critical and commercial success, both communities support each other
  • "DirectX 12 Ultimate" attempts to bridge Xbox console and PC graphics with unified API
  • Gamestop attempts to circumvent COVID-19 business restrictions; does not go well
  • Untitled Goose Game wins Game Developers' Choice awards Game of the Year
  • Super Animal Royale continues adding content in early access with emu mount, St. Patrick's Day event
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake demo released, playable through end of the first reactor
  • Hearthstone's next expansion "Ashes of Outland" announced
  • New area "Arathi Basin" for World of WarCraft Classic released 11 Mar

Bonus Level 1:  00:38:45

Personal Gaming:  00:53:32

  • MOTHERGUNSHIP (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now complete)
  • Noita (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now in progress)
  • Blazing Star (Shmup Book Club, Feb 2020)
  • Gley Lancer (Shmup Book Club, Mar 2020)
  • ZeroRanger (Shmup Book Club, Jan-Mar 2020)
  • Assault Android Cactus+ (PC; Campaign w/ Mega Weapons, Infinity Drive)
  • 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)
  • The Ultimate DOOM (PC)
  • Heretic (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  01:12:48

Ad-hoc design: 01:25:30

  • On-rails "on-rails" racer
  • First-person pandemic RPG
  • Precision target racer

Full date: 

Fri, 20 Mar 2020 19:00:00 CST