Round 78 - Prepared For

Date aired: 

17 Apr 2020

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:06:40

  • Cooking Mama Cookstars pulled from Nintendo eShop after causing Switches to overheat and shut down (popular but ultimately false rumor attributed to crytpocurrency mining); developer Office Create sues publisher Planet Entertainment over unauthorized release
  • Riot Games' class-based shooter Valorant discovered to use kernel-level anti-cheat driver called Vanguard; roundly (and rightly) criticized as an unnecessarily invasive measure
  • Sony reduces PS5 production, citing cost and promotion issues
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake releasd; immediate critical success
  • Retailers' console inventories fall off sharply as COVID-19 pandemic continues to ramp up
  • Sales of Switch and Animal Crossing: New Horizons rocket Nintendo's stock to new year-long high
  • China bans new sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, allegedly to quell use of pattern system to promote Hong Kong's efforts to secure liberation
  • Beta of Minecraft with RTX released 16 Apr
  • Rumors surface of a new dual-screen Switch, from examining current Switch firmware release

Bonus Level 1:  00:41:09

Personal Gaming:  00:50:59

Bonus Level 2:  01:01:57

Ad-hoc design: 01:15:45

  • Spy Hunter-esque endless runner
  • Puzzle-platformer dungeon crawler

Full date: 

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 19:00:00 CDT