Molehill Mountain Episode 59 – Bad Game Industry, Bad!

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This week we talk about the video game industry’s myriad shenanigans of late.  I’m sure we’ll find something positive to talk about!

31:53 – Lawbreakers dev says game not Switch-bound because not enough buttons

41:03 – Metroid: Samus Returns gates content behind amiibo

52:47 – ThinkGeek hoards NES Classic Editions and forces you to buy overpriced bundles to get them

59:50 – Nintendo’s obnoxious Voice Chat solution

If you missed Saturday’s live broadcast of Molehill Mountain, you can watch the video replay on YouTube. Alternatively, you can catch audio versions of the show on iTunes.

Molehill Mountain streams live at 7p PST every Saturday night on RandomTower!

Credits: Molehill Mountain is hosted by E. Zachary Knight and Andrew Eisen. The show is edited by Andrew Eisen. Music in the show includes “Albino” by Brian Boyko. It is in the public domain and free to use. Molehill Mountain logo by Scott Hepting.

Chat Transcript:
(I guess the YouTube chatbox has a limit because the first half hour of comments are gone.  Sorry about that.)

7:30 PMSNIPER dropperthat’s cool

7:30 PMAu8bsssBattlefield 1

7:30 PMBob DobbsNew battlefield?

7:30 PMBob DobbsAh.

7:30 PMSNIPER dropperlol

7:31 PMAu8bsssI like to crash the plane into enemies

7:31 PMSNIPER dropperLol boi

7:31 PMeathdemongdc vault is $600 for a year

7:31 PMSNIPER dropperThat’s fun as hell

7:31 PMAu8bsssAnd also the tank

7:31 PMBob Dobbshaven’t gotten far in it. lost interest, to be honest. maybe an hour in….

7:32 PMSNIPER dropperoh lol

7:32 PMeathdemonthis year will be my 4th pax west

7:32 PMAu8bsssIt’s actually my brothers playstation so I don’t play it often

7:32 PMBornDistractedlol

7:32 PMBob Dobbsday of the tentacle anybody?

7:32 PMSNIPER dropperGUYS GUESS WAT

7:33 PM13UcubeHe’s the Oh Dan Nintendo Take my money guy

7:33 PMAu8bsssWhat

7:33 PMBob Dobbswhat’s the game from e3 y’all are looking forward to most?

7:34 PMAu8bsssOh and also my second favorite game is The Sims 4

7:35 PMSNIPER dropperI got a Lamborghini and it’s hot pink

7:35 PMBob DobbsAu8bsss, are you a female? Not judging, just curious. I can’t tell gender from fish(?)heads.

7:35 PMSNIPER dropperfor my 17 birthday

7:35 PMAu8bsssYes, I am

7:35 PMBob Dobbswerd.

7:35 PMSNIPER dropperlol

7:36 PMBob Dobbsnever got into the Sims.

7:36 PMBob Dobbsagain, no judging.

7:36 PMAu8bsssSims is a good game you should really check it out

7:36 PMBornDistractedthe pro controller don’t count?

7:37 PMBob DobbsI tried it. I never fell into it. potatoes potatoes

7:37 PMeathdemonthe duke controler, I had one of those

7:37 PMSNIPER dropperI played it before but my friend broke it

7:37 PMAu8bsssWho is actually listening to them talk

7:37 PMBob Dobbsnot me.

7:37 PMSNIPER dropperI don’t play it no more

7:37 PMeathdemon360 controler was 5x better than the ps3 controler

7:38 PMSNIPER dropperkinda listening

7:38 PMAu8bsssI can’t anymore I lost the disk I used to play it on my computer

7:38 PMAu8bsssWhat happened to the video

7:38 PMSNIPER dropperHey wats better Xbox or playstation

7:38 PMBob Dobbswhich one?

7:39 PMBob Dobbsthey’re both good.

7:39 PMAu8bsssPlayStation

7:39 PMAu8bsssDid the video go wrong on your guys

7:39 PMBob Dobbsrefresh it. It’s still good here.

7:39 PMSNIPER dropperIkr I think both are good

7:40 PMAu8bsssIt’s not working

7:40 PM13Ucubefamily translation A LOT of buttons

7:40 PMBob DobbsI was a ps guy, but whatever.

7:40 PMSNIPER dropperBob I subscribed to u

7:40 PMAu8bsssWhy are the comment still working but not the video

7:40 PMBob Dobbsau8bsss, refresh page. It’s fine for me.

7:40 PMeathdemonor “we cant do it for hw reasons” lol

7:41 PMeathdemonjust say it

7:41 PMAu8bsssOh on it’s working now thanks

7:41 PMBob Dobbssniper – waste of time prolly. but thanks.

7:42 PMBob Dobbsau8, sweet.

7:42 PMBornDistractedAtari box will invigorate the video game industry! lol…

7:42 PMSNIPER dropperur welcome

7:42 PMAu8bsssSo…….where is everyone from

7:42 PMSNIPER dropperWho is listening to this

7:42 PMAu8bsssI’m from Yuma Arizona

7:42 PMBob DobbsI’ll make something just for you sniper.

7:42 PMSNIPER dropperI’m from ohio

7:42 PMBob DobbsNew orleans.

7:42 PMSNIPER dropperok

7:43 PMAu8bsssI subbed too bob

7:43 PMBob Dobbsau8, well…. now I have to make you both things…

7:43 PMSNIPER dropperdamn New Orleans is a nice place

7:43 PMSNIPER dropperok

7:43 PMAu8bsssUgh…….the video stopped again

7:44 PMBob Dobbsmurder capital of the country. So yes?

7:44 PMBob Dobbsau8, I don’t envy your internet.

7:44 PMSNIPER dropperoh

7:44 PMAu8bsssI have data

7:44 PMSNIPER droppernvm

7:45 PMSNIPER dropperI forgot want i was going to say

7:45 PMBob Dobbsno worries sniper. it is home.

7:45 PMAu8bsssEh, I wasn’t listening to it anyway

7:45 PMSNIPER dropperok

7:45 PMBob Dobbsau8, it isn’t that interesting. they aren’t talking about pokemon.

7:46 PMAu8bsssYeah, it was kinda boring

7:46 PMSNIPER dropperI don’t play Pokemon I ain’t judging tho

7:46 PMAu8bsssI think he’d be a good handing person not a taking person

7:46 PMBornDistractedwhen will Metroid become a movie? lol

7:46 PMBob Dobbsjust kidding. Pokemon sucks (covering head from the repercussion)

7:47 PMAu8bsssGaming i meant

7:47 PMSNIPER dropperyea my brother talks about it and I all ways tell at him and tell him to shut the fuck uo

7:48 PMBob DobbsI’m sure it’s fine. I don’t judge.

7:48 PM13Ucubethen try ACTUALLY finding these friggin amiibo.

7:48 PMSNIPER dropperok

7:48 PMSNIPER dropperway an amiibo jc

7:48 PMSNIPER dropperwats

7:48 PMSNIPER dropperan amiibo

7:49 PM13UcubeYeah they’re on walmart dot com for like 60 bucks each from a 3rd party vender

7:49 PMBob Dobbsfavorite console, anybody?

7:49 PMBornDistractedlol cube

7:49 PMAu8bsssOk guys I gotta go bye

7:49 PMSNIPER dropperps3

7:49 PMBob Dobbslater au8

7:49 PMSNIPER dropperbye

7:50 PMBob DobbsZelda 1 is still the shit.

7:50 PM13UcubeNintendo Creates Scaplers by their limiting supply

7:50 PMScottyJayManIt’s interesting that Australia you can easily get Amiibo and Switches. Never used to be the case

7:51 PMAu8bsssI’m back because I have nothing better to do

7:51 PMBob Dobbsof course they do, 13Ucube. that’s their hustle now.

7:51 PMSNIPER dropperLol ok au8

7:51 PMBob Dobbswelcome back au8!

7:51 PMSNIPER dropperdamn are u that bored

7:51 PMSNIPER dropperlol

7:51 PMAu8bsssYep

7:51 PMBob DobbsI know, huh?

7:51 PMAu8bsssJust call me , baby

7:52 PMAu8bsssJust kidding

7:52 PMSNIPER dropperLol don’t worry I’m bored as well

7:52 PMBornDistractedI hear electronics in Australia are expensive

7:52 PMBob Dobbsto be fair, we’re all here too.

7:52 PMSNIPER dropperwtf lol

7:52 PMSNIPER dropperLol ikr

7:52 PMBob Dobbsare we still talking about amibos?

7:53 PMSNIPER dropperI’m mot

7:53 PMSNIPER droppernot

7:53 PMSNIPER dropperGod damn it

7:53 PMSNIPER dropperI can’t fucking spell for shit

7:53 PMBob Dobbsborndistracted, it is Australia, after all.

7:53 PM13UcubeAndrew Moderators

7:53 PMBob Dobbsyes. we are. hi

7:54 PMBornDistractedlol

7:54 PMAu8bsssOh bob I just realized your profile pic was a cat and I like it

7:54 PMSNIPER dropperfuck guys guess wat

7:54 PMeathdemonit sat on them

7:54 PMBob DobbsThanks, au8

7:55 PMAu8bsssYour welcome

7:55 PMBob Dobbsit took me til now to realise what yours was.

7:55 PMBob DobbsIt’s a chick, right?

7:55 PMSNIPER dropperguess way guys

7:55 PMAu8bsssYeah I just zoomed in on my chicken drinking water

7:55 PMeathdemonif I were nintendo, ?I would send gamestop less after this stunt

7:55 PMSNIPER dropperGUESS what

7:55 PM13Ucubethat’s ridiculous. that sounds like straight up price gouge

7:56 PMBob DobbsWHAT???!!!

7:56 PMBornDistractedgamestop can get away with hat stuff because they have no “physical” competition…

7:56 PMBob Dobbsthe cost of nostalgia. buy it up, suckers.

7:56 PMBornDistractedoops typo

7:56 PMGasKanOnFireThey need to change their name to ThinkStupid, because that is what they think of their customers.

7:56 PMSNIPER dropperI can’t spell for shit and I scared the piss out of my friend

7:56 PM13UcubeBorn We are trying to contribute

7:57 PMeathdemonwalmart ant target

7:57 PM13Ucubeand Matt

7:57 PMBob Dobbsau8, that’s cool.

7:57 PMSNIPER droppersrry

7:57 PMSNIPER dropperbob

7:57 PMBob Dobbssniper, you should scare your friend.

7:58 PM13UcubeIts the circle of PRICE GOUGE

7:58 PMSNIPER dropperI just did I think she shot her self

7:58 PMSeakkennedIt’s still better than buying one on eBay for $300 or $400

7:58 PMBornDistractedWalmart not allowed to build where I live

7:58 PMkratos3821Nintendo fans “damage controlling since 1996”

7:58 PMBob Dobbsouch.

7:58 PMSNIPER droppershit not shot

7:58 PMeathdemonmy guess yes

7:58 PMBob DobbsI miss the nes.

7:59 PMBob Dobbsha!

7:59 PMSNIPER droppershe fucking shit her pants for real

7:59 PMAu8bsssCoo

7:59 PM13UcubeBoot boot

8:00 PMBob Dobbsmight I recommend moist wipes?

8:00 PMSNIPER dropperLol

8:00 PMSNIPER dropperMaybe more than that

8:00 PMSNIPER dropperbleach that shit

8:00 PMSeakkennedPronounced shockened

8:00 PMSNIPER dropperlol

8:01 PMBob Dobbswait, y’all are reading the chat? shit, I feel ignored now. my unanswered questions….

8:01 PMSeakkennedAgreed

8:01 PM13UcubeOooh what a closer

8:01 PMTrey Ahzzefor a while the price on Ebay dropped months back on the NES Classic for $90 to $100 but then went up again

8:01 PMSNIPER droppersame here like WTF

8:02 PM13Ucubetrey u just getting here? they are wrapping up

8:02 PMBornDistractedi don’t care for voice chat. i have a nasal voice anyway lol…

8:02 PMeathdemonthe phone app is worse than anyone could have thought. to use voice chat, you have to keep the app active, and screen on…………..

8:02 PMBob Dobbsouch.

8:02 PMeathdemonnintendo ever heard of multi tasking lol

8:03 PMAu8bsssBornDistracted well done well done

8:03 PMSNIPER dropperfuck I’m bored as hell

8:03 PMBob DobbsNintendo is becoming very behind the times.

8:03 PMeathdemonI wounder if they are making games on dos michines, and even dos could multi tasking lol

8:03 PMScottyJayManI’ve been using Discord for Splatoon 2 and Mario Kart.

8:03 PM13Ucubeyou can bounce any time you want

8:03 PMeathdemonbtw discord is voip of choice right now

8:04 PMAu8bsssWell imma go for real bueeee everybody’s

8:04 PMScottyJayManYou don’t need the app to play private matches

8:04 PMSNIPER dropperbye au8

8:04 PMeathdemonns has been doing it since 2001

8:04 PMBob DobbsI wouldn’t mind Nintendo being behind this, if the games were great.

8:04 PMeathdemonms

8:04 PM13UcubeNintendo’s Online Strategy =The path of MOST resistance

8:04 PMBob Dobbslater au8

8:05 PMSNIPER dropperoml

8:05 PMSNIPER dropperI’m bored

8:05 PMBob Dobbssniper, are you add? Not judging, just curious.

8:06 PMScottyJayManYou can pick maos in Splatoon, just not in public play

8:06 PM13Ucubefull judgement

8:06 PMSNIPER dropperwat does that mean

8:06 PM13UcubeZero Doubt

8:06 PMSNIPER dropperbob

8:06 PMeathdemonyou cake, or ice cream?

8:06 PMScottyJayManMaps

8:07 PMeathdemonj/k that was a splat fest thing

8:07 PMeathdemonit was 95% ice cream

8:08 PMScottyJayManIt’s playing with random that you have limits. Private you can customize anything

8:08 PMSeakkennedIce cream

8:08 PMBornDistractedhagen dasz! lol…

8:08 PMBob Dobbsnah, no worries sniper. you we’re voicing your boredom. my response is always ” are you ADD?”

8:08 PMeathdemonwe all know cake is a lie anyways

8:08 PMBob Dobbsthe cake, is indeed a lie.

8:08 PMScottyJayManBut that 95% was because everyone hates Pearl.

8:09 PMBob Dobbse3 thoughts?

8:09 PMSNIPER dropperBob jc way the he’ll does add me

8:09 PMSNIPER droppermean

8:09 PMBob Dobbswerd.

8:09 PMBob Dobbsin what?

8:09 PMSNIPER dropperohhh yea I’m weird as fuck

8:09 PMeathdemonI dont own a switch

8:09 PMBob Dobbsswine?

8:10 PMDr. 20XXMarina

8:10 PMDr. 20XX^_-

8:10 PMBob Dobbsnext time, gamergate.

8:10 PMSeakkennedAnymore debut review coming soon?

8:11 PMBob Dobbssorry to hear that.

8:12 PMSNIPER dropperhear wat

8:12 PMBob Dobbsanime sucks.

8:12 PMSNIPER dropperohhhh

8:13 PMBob Dobbsnot really, anime is pretty good.

8:13 PMSNIPER dropperBob do u have any vids

8:13 PMBob DobbsI do. not public though.

8:13 PM13UcubeHave great discussions in Twitter too

8:13 PMBob DobbsI’m gonna make you one. and au8.

8:13 PMSeakkennedI’m from Oklahoma

8:13 PMSNIPER dropperohh ok

8:14 PMSNIPER droppersorry for asking

8:14 PMBob Dobbshi from New Orleans

8:14 PMBob Dobbscheers

8:14 PMSNIPER droppercheers

8:15 PMBob Dobbssniper, like I said, I’m gonna make one for you as a new sub.

8:15 PMBob Dobbslater errybody.

8:15 PMSNIPER dropperreally ??

8:16 PMSNIPER dropperok bye bob