Round 79 - Biohazard

Date aired: 

08 May 2020

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:06:42

  • Riot Games, maker of unnecessarily invasive kernel-level (ring 0) anti-cheat driver named Vanguard, posts $100k bug bounty for any discovered flaws; multiple ongoing reports of silently disabling other drivers and system-level hardware (like sound, input, GPU fan controls)
  • Significant uptick in compromises of Nintendo accounts, most from legacy Nintendo Network ID links; Nintendo recommends 2FA, unlinking old accounts, then confirmed on 24 Apr 160k accounts were accessed
  • Epic Games Store now requires 2FA to access "free" games
  • Upcoming EA titles can be "upgraded" to run on next-gen consoles, free of charge
  • Switch console sales exceed 55 million units from quarantine-driven demand
  • Halo 2 added to the Master Chief Collection
  • MicroProse returns, under new ownership, alongside announcement of three new games
  • Amazon Games announces its free-to-play class-based shooter, Crucible, will launch on 20 May on Steam
  • Sony starts issuing DMCA takedowns over Last of Us 2 leaks
  • Valve ends SteamVR support on MacOS

Bonus Level 1:  00:42:52

Personal Gaming:  00:57:21

  • CrossCode (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now in progress)
  • Sonic WIngs Limited (Shmup Book Club, May 2020)
  • Guwange (Shmup Book Club, Apr-Jun 2020)
  • Gradius V (Shmup Book Club, Apr-Jun 2020)
  • Assault Android Cactus+ (PC)
  • World of WarCraft: Classic (PC)
  • Dance Dance Revolution (Arcade)
  • Duke NUkem 2 (PC)
  • Halloween Harry (PC)
  • Celeste (PC)
  • Transport Tycoon Deluxe (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  01:14:23

Ad-hoc design: 01:28:07

  • Reverse shmup
  • Choose-your-own-adventure branching noir narrative
  • Tamagotchi-like, with 20 simultaneus pet management

Full date: 

Fri, 08 May 2020 19:00:00 CDT