Round 84 - The Tiniest Lights

Date aired: 

13 Nov 2020

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:16:25

  • Epic v Apple continues - judge throws out both of Apple's initial counterclaims; trial (still) set for May 2021
  • Devolver Digital acquires Serious Sam, Talos Principle developer Croteam
  • Take Two buys Codemasters (known for racing series DiRT, F1), for $994M
  • Rumours abound that Microsoft is looking to acquire Japan-based game developers; weakly denies rumors, som uncertainty still present
  • Twitch becomes (even) worse at handling content licensing: massive wave of vague DMCA nnotices; not actually deleting content that creators delete; provides very littel ability to dispute, file counterclaim, or even see what triggers the notice - also, trying to detect ad blockers to throw up midrolls and lock playback quality - even for subscribers
  • AMD's Zen 3 release instantly sells out
  • AMD's RDNA 2 (Big Navi) compares favorably against nVidia 3000 series
  • Tetris Effect: Connected released for PC, (new) Xbox(es); other platforms to see Connected update Summer 2021
  • World of Warcraft Shadowlands delayed to 23 Nov; Classic Naxx to release 01 Dec
  • Huge banwave rolls through World of Warcraft; Blizzard cites "guild mechanics abuse", "abuse of game terrain"; inconsistent reports and handling of disputes, unsuspensions
  • Diablo III Season 22 to launch 20 Nov
  • "DOSBox Pure", a RetroArch-compatible DOS emulation setup, to release Winter 2020
  • Intel to sell its NAND division to Hynix for $9B

Bonus Level 1:  01:23:59

Personal Gaming:  01:36:08

  • Spelunky 2 (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now in progress)
  • 1943 (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Nov 2020)
  • Cho Ren Sha 68K (PC / freeware; Shmup Book Club, Oct - Dec 2020)
  • DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu (PC; Shmup Book Club, Nov 2020 - Jan 2021)
  • Hades (PC)
  • Noita (PC)
  • Overload (PC)
  • Tetris: The Grand Master (Arcade)
  • World of Warcraft: Classic (PC)
  • Heretic (PC)
  • Baba Yaga (tabletop)
  • Forsaken (PC)
  • Phantasie (C64)
  • Celeste (Switch)
  • Diablo III (PC)

Bonus Level 2:  02:19:09

Ad-hoc design: 02:36:21

  • Stealth-based office worker simulator
  • Stealth-based card game+bullet hell
  • Stealth-based infiltration

Full date: 

Fri, 13 Nov 2020 19:00:00 CST