Molehill Mountain Episode 71 – Dead Horse Beatings

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EA has closed one of its studios… again.

  • 32:38 – Capcom grossly overprices its costume DLC for Marvel vs Capcom Infinite
  • 37:10 – Disney finally revealed the official name of its upcoming Han Solo movie. It’s boring.
  • 39:12 – Bethesda goes overboard with Season Pass and Preorder shenanigans for Wolfenstein 2
  • 41:25 – Switch OS update allows you to capture up to 30 SECONDS of game footage! WOW!!!
  • 49:29 – Fire Emblem Warriors charges you extra for content Hyrule Warriors gave away for free
  • 52:38 – EA closes another of its acquired studios. Who’s next?
  • 1:06:30 – Icky Activision patent revealed

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:

2:13 PMTheRiverAnduinHey I just started playing Tera online.

5:34 PMAndreas ProtopapasIt’s time to go to bed in this part of the world. Enjoy the podcast! Just a thought on Mario Odyssey and DLC. The in-game costumes for Mario and some sort of in-game currency that I remember from…

5:36 PMAndreas Protopapas..playing the demo make me dread the possibility of in app purchases for different costumes and other cosmetic items. Let’s hope this does not happen.

6:27 PMAndrew EisenYou mean the purple coins that are specific to each area?

6:52 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone.

7:10 PMVlad Neacsuholy sh*t your voice is awesome

7:12 PMeathdemonmlp is weid. I watch the first 2 episodes, and it was a clear parody of sailor moon

7:13 PMeathdemonshow is not for me, but get why it has its fan base

7:17 PMScottyJayManHi everyone!

7:21 PMeathdemonkinda surprised bd fighters z isnt coming to switch, maybe the graphics take to much resources

7:22 PMeathdemondragon ball fighters z

7:23 PMeathdemonwhat software do you use?

7:25 PMeathdemongive davinci resolve a try its a fully built editing software for free, only thing you cant do is 4k editing in the free version

7:31 PMjoshua’s Blogs and stuff15 viewers

7:32 PMjoshua’s Blogs and stuff5 watching now

7:32 PMeathdemonI dont like current superhero stuff. the older western stuff is better, and while I understand mha isnt for you I vastly prefer it to the western stuff.

7:37 PMeathdemonI dont know about ps4, but mvci yanked on steam it only sold 32k acording to steamspy

7:39 PMeathdemonthey are trying to milk their tiny playerbase

7:40 PMeathdemonyeah its cringy, but not the worst movie title

7:41 PMScottyJayManIts a Australian soft drink

7:41 PMScottyJayManSolo

7:44 PMeathdemonties in to the ea stuff single player games at the AAA lvl are dying

7:44 PMeathdemon30 seconds come on, add streaming the hardware can do it

7:45 PMTartToothI’m disappointed and how Disney is handling the series. We don’t need a new Star Wars film every single damn year. Only two films in, and I’ve completely lost any enthusiasm due to over-exposure.

7:45 PMTartToothdisappointed in* how

7:46 PMeathdemonspoiler the x1 chip has a hardware encoder, no reason they cant add streaming

7:47 PMScottyJayManMario odyssey will have video recording

7:48 PMScottyJayManBut if you want move video with better quality, you can get a capture device

7:48 PMScottyJayManCause Switch dosent block footage like PS4

7:49 PMScottyJayManUSB headphones now work

7:49 PMeathdemonezk do you trust Nintendo with cloud saves, I dont

7:49 PMScottyJayManYU you can use the pS4 wireless headset with it now

7:51 PMScottyJayManQuality its about 5mbps video 720 30fps

7:52 PMScottyJayManOne good thing you can take the SD card out of the Switch and put it in the PC

7:54 PMeathdemonthat isnt awful

7:54 PMScottyJayManSorry Hyrule Warriors?

7:54 PMeathdemonalot of twitch streamers stream at a lower bit rate

7:56 PMeathdemonfrom what I have heard the ea star wars game fell in to dev hell. I am ok with ea canning it. also I am not that intreasted in a uncharted style game, but I get people were

7:57 PMeathdemoninterested

7:59 PMeathdemona dead space 2 dev, same studio, said it cost 60 mill to make, another 60 million to market, 4mil coppies was not enough to make its money back

7:59 PMDryBoneJonesDidn’t seem like the new Star Wars game was going anywhere

7:59 PMeathdemonmath is a B***** some times

8:00 PMeathdemonunlikely they are making antham

8:01 PMDejaVoodeuxis this the molehill mountain show with andrew eisen?

8:02 PMeathdemonezk they cant indies/mid teir is already doing that

8:05 PMeathdemonI mean the new neir was 16mil, and did very well selling a 1.5 mil coppies

8:06 PMeathdemonI mean cuphead sold over a mil copies

8:07 PMDejaVoodeux😃

8:08 PMfroilen13great I can watch a podcast live

8:09 PMthelastgogetaNew 3DS. Not vanilla 3DS.

8:10 PMeathdemonI guess I am not normal I have played over 100 hours of overwtch and never bought a lootbox

8:13 PMeathdemontrust me if they implament it people will figure it out if they do

8:13 PMeathdemonpeople will be every activision game going foword

8:15 PMeathdemonyes cod sales have dropped 50% yoy, so that its a real option

8:16 PMeathdemonjust spend the extra $100 for the switch ezk