Molehill Mountain Episode 67 – Podcast Bombing

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Podcast bombing.  It’s a thing.

Also a thing? Review bombing, DMCA abuse and the Tokyo Game Show.

  • 0:00 – Will technology advance to the point where we fear it will harm our children and turn them into bad apples?
  • 29:55 – Let’s talk DMCA abuse. At length…
  • 1:10:28 – Valve tries to address review bombing
  • 1:20:51 – Monster Hunter Worlds wasn’t the only game at Tokyo Game Show, but it may as well have been!

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:

11:14 AMAndreas Protopapas7PM => 5AM over here 

11:25 AMAndrew EisenOuch. Sorry the show doesn’t air live at a convenient time for you.

6:56 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone.

7:01 PMEnzo ZamudioSpeak in your deep

7:01 PMeathdemonnot true, R&D on transistors/ micro processors happened for years before they cam avalablr\e. nothing in tech happens over night

7:01 PMEnzo ZamudioSpeak in your deep voice please

7:04 PMeathdemonhow old is that pc?

7:06 PMScottyJayManIt’d probably be weirder if it had web cam but no microphone.

7:08 PMeathdemonits time 7 years

7:08 PMeathdemonps go the higher gpu over a better cpu

7:09 PMeathdemonandrew you will notice a massive render speed increase if you upgrade trust me

7:11 PMMixtape TroyWhoa how long is Molehill Mountain running this week?(just tuned in)

7:12 PMeathdemonI can do a 24 minute 1080p/60 in about 50ism minuts, and 1080p/30 in near real time

7:13 PMeathdemonthats gameplay btw

7:13 PMMixtape TroyOh right, Andrew is PST, so it’s 7 for him. <.<

7:14 PMeathdemonwell the next seasson is starting in 2 weeks

7:15 PMeathdemonall being said you know whare I stand in games I rather a worse looking game, with 60fps,than a better looking game at 30

7:21 PMeathdemon4

7:21 PMeathdemonspring,summer,fall,winter

7:25 PMeathdemonthey are being sold on gamestop switch + mario + case for 380\

7:27 PMeathdemonthere website is forcine switch+ 1st party game at retail price

7:27 PMeathdemonyou do

7:31 PMeathdemonthis isnt dmca abuse lawyers have said they are well within their rights to dmca the video

7:35 PMeathdemoncontract law is clear, unless a contract says its non revokable, its revokable at any time

7:40 PMeathdemonnothing

7:40 PMeathdemonreviews are fair use lps arent

7:42 PMScottyJayManThen what would be the right tool?

7:49 PMeathdemonwhat TB does if fair use, what PDP does isnt

7:59 PMeathdemonmostly only walking sims suffer from that

7:59 PMScottyJayManThat did happen with That Dragon, Cancer

8:01 PMeathdemonthat being said, I dont care about walking sims, so I dont care

8:01 PMeathdemonthe ps4 does,xb1 doesnt

8:07 PMScottyJayManProbably better to use a real person, like Micheal Vick streaming a Pokémon game

8:11 PMeathdemonsteam doesnt allow you to revew games you dont owm

8:11 PMWarren LewisJack Thompson and Cooper Lawrence were review bombed.

8:12 PMeathdemonalso there are good reassons to revew bomb. for example china famulsy does it if a game is released there without translations

8:13 PMWarren LewisBoth were lying about videogames .

8:13 PMAndrew EisenRight, but unlike Thompson, Lawrence’s book had nothing to do with video games.

8:17 PMeathdemonnah I think not having localization is good reason to revew bomb

8:17 PMWarren LewisYou can’t even find Thompson’s book anymore?

8:17 PMWarren LewisOut of Harm’s way?

8:19 PMWarren LewisFound it. Last time I looked I couldn’t find it.

8:20 PMeathdemonplayed mh world at pax

8:21 PMeathdemonyup the game has a system that straight up leads you to the monster

8:21 PMeathdemonso no more tracking foot prints

8:26 PMeathdemonit is, they confirmed they are using the newest engine

8:27 PMeathdemonthe game I cant wait for is dragon ball fighters z, played it at pax. I am not even a fighting game fan

8:36 PMeathdemonnah my guess dlc. they will treat it like a platform