Molehill Mountain Episode 103 – When Nintendo Loses E3, No One Wins


EZK and Andrew spend a few hours talking E3 2018! (We talked about EA’s conference on last week’s show.)

  • 4:53 – Microsoft
  • 53:28 – Bethesda
  • 1:20:30 – Square-Enix
  • 1:42:11 – Ubisoft
  • 2:17:06 – PC
  • 2:47:32 – Devolver Digital
  • 2:54:12 – Sony
  • 3:30:19 – Nintendo

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:

5:50 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone.

6:00 PMDED_SEC GamingGonna get ready to watch stranger things after this

6:00 PMaddictedtochaosHello

6:02 PMDED_SEC GamingAndrew have you watched stranger things on Netflix

6:02 PMAndrew EisenI have. Did a Debut Review. Have since seen both seasons.

6:02 PMDED_SEC GamingGetting prepped for season 3

6:07 PMA LeafSmash and Deamon x Machina look really good

6:08 PMA Leafbut overall what an underwhelming E3 from Nintendo

6:08 PMA LeafMicrosoft wiped the floor with Sony

6:08 PMaddictedtochaosMissed Microsoft was at work at the time.

6:11 PMaddictedtochaosOri and the blind forest

6:12 PManthonee414fire emblem , super mario party and daemon x machina were pretty cool for me and yeah as a smash fan i enjoyed it but too each their own. That being said i wish there was more. Ninjala looks cool tho.

6:14 PMaddictedtochaosReally want to be excited for this since it is set in my home. But the online only kills it for me

6:15 PMaddictedtochaosFallout 76 that is

6:16 PMaddictedtochaosCrackdown is the whole reason I bought my Xbox

6:18 PMaddictedtochaosNomura is the problem with Kingdom Hearts he is incapable of making a game on time.

6:20 PMaddictedtochaosCorrect

6:22 PMaddictedtochaosForza is just Car porn

6:25 PMaddictedtochaosMost of these studios that Microsoft acquired will likely be closed in the next 5-7 years.

6:26 PManthonee414i think people are just excited that they think it’ll adda lot of new games for the new console or maybe even xbone

6:26 PMA LeafAt least it’s Microsoft, not EA

6:27 PMA Leafif it was EA then they’d better get their tombstone ready

6:29 PMA LeafLOL pubg will be dead before those new modes release

6:30 PMA LeafTheir poop-flinging lawsuits are sad

6:32 PMaddictedtochaosGetting Tales of on all 3 systems

6:32 PMaddictedtochaosWas exclusive to 360 sold horribly because it was on 360.

6:33 PMaddictedtochaosFrostbite

6:36 PMaddictedtochaosAll I want from Xbox is a reason to turn my Xbox on.

6:37 PMaddictedtochaosI have plenty of reasons for Switch and PS4

6:38 PMDED_SEC GamingAndrew have you played Scarface the world is yours

6:38 PMAndrew EisenOn Wii, yes.

6:42 PMaddictedtochaosNero had the prosthetic hand

6:43 PMaddictedtochaosDmC was actually the 5th.

6:43 PMmatthew wilsonseems like game of show is cyberpunk 2077. by acounts of everyone who saw the demo

6:43 PMmatthew wilson2077

6:44 PMDiGitAlGaMerxDhi

6:44 PMmatthew wilsonI think I missed is but I think ms is a good fit for ninja theory

6:46 PMmatthew wilsonthey were gunna be bought, better than EA

6:47 PMmatthew wilsonwhich would have been the most likely other

6:48 PMBornDistractedstage fright

6:49 PMaddictedtochaosWe’re all like “yay battletoads! Oh wait, those games are stupid hard”

6:50 PMmatthew wilsonalso gears tatics

6:50 PMmatthew wilsonI am ok with a gears xcom game

6:53 PMmatthew wilsonits pre apha build it has bugs and framy. gamers dont understant the concept of pre apha

6:53 PMaddictedtochaosNo, fanboys are jerks.

6:53 PMBornDistractedi think death stranding is losing its steam…

6:53 PMmatthew wilsonalso its not comming til 2020

6:54 PMA Leafdeath stranding looks like a walking simulator

6:54 PMBornDistractedgoodpoint chaos\

6:54 PMA Leafthat was not a good E3 for Kojima

6:54 PMaddictedtochaosAnd most of which are also coming to ps4

6:55 PMmatthew wilsontyhats the theme of e3, most 3rd party reveals were 2019 til

6:55 PMLakster37Microsoft is looking toward Xbox One-2

6:55 PMmatthew wilsonas well

6:55 PMBornDistractedlol at his background

6:56 PMmatthew wilsonalso we have the glorious return of ps3 era sony /s lol

6:56 PMaddictedtochaosXbox One.5

6:57 PMmatthew wilsonthey did that last year too

6:57 PMmatthew wilsonwe saw a hiring pich video

6:57 PMBornDistractedE3 shows alot of fluff…

7:00 PMmatthew wilsonits jumping a bit, but safe to say ms had the best show

7:00 PMBornDistractedbad song

7:01 PMaddictedtochaosRage 1 had a much better song

7:01 PMmatthew wilsonwrong group of people for him. gamers dont care about a old school musician

7:01 PMBornDistractedhe didnt even look like like a musician. and that song was NOT hair metal

7:02 PMmatthew wilsonAndrew W.K is not the guy to do a show to gamers

7:02 PMBornDistractedit was like a Kareoke Air band…

7:03 PMaddictedtochaosOn memorable thing about the first Rage was the song in the trailer

7:07 PMBornDistractedeaster egg hunting…

7:08 PMmatthew wilsonits stand alone

7:08 PMaddictedtochaosIt is standalone

7:08 PMmatthew wilsonif I had to bet the story ends with time travel

7:08 PMmatthew wilsonof some kind

7:09 PMaddictedtochaosApparently coming to Switch as well.

7:09 PMmatthew wilsonI mean they killed ragan in latest one

7:09 PMaddictedtochaosYes

7:10 PMmatthew wilsonaparently its a real thing………

7:12 PMLakster37can you stop saying Alexa…

7:12 PMLakster37yes

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonhow much did amazon pay for that lol

7:12 PMLakster37a song from Skyrim started playing

7:13 PMmatthew wilsonthe first vault to open in fallout lore, and a control vault

7:14 PMmatthew wilsonaka no crazy experiments

7:14 PMaddictedtochaosSeeing a devastated Morgantown has a certain appeal.

7:14 PMaddictedtochaosIt is online only.

7:15 PMaddictedtochaosApparently private lobbies are coming post launch.

7:15 PMmatthew wilson“few”

7:16 PMLakster37I thought they said that you could play it as single player (though I think it still needed online connection?)

7:16 PMaddictedtochaosI’ll try it since I’m from WV.

7:20 PMaddictedtochaosIt takes place in WV. My hometown is in the game

7:26 PMBornDistractedindiana jones\

7:26 PMaddictedtochaosThey don’t know what they’re doing either.

7:30 PMaddictedtochaosLost legacy

7:31 PMaddictedtochaosThank you

7:33 PMaddictedtochaosThey say that it is still coming

7:38 PMLakster37how would Navi communicate to Link?

7:39 PMLakster37yeah that’s the point – does Navi have hands?

7:39 PMLakster37I didn’t really picture Navi as Tinkerbell

7:41 PMBornDistractednot as a Fire fly?…

7:42 PMBornDistractedgotcha

7:43 PMFreaKillJust like fireflies are often drawn/rendered as little balls of light.

7:44 PMBornDistractedmakes sense Freak

7:44 PMLakster37Wow, I never even realized ALttP sprite Link had pink hair… the things you learn

7:44 PMBornDistractedmaybe Square needs to show their still alive?…

7:45 PMA LeafLink only had pink hair in ALttP due to hardware limitations

7:53 PMFreaKillLet me guess the key words are “pay them pittance”

7:54 PMLakster37You gonna submit anything EZKnight?

7:55 PMLakster37for the Shantae Kickstarter, did they actually do the design of the characters, or did they just tell the devs what they wanted it to look like, and the devs actually did it?

7:55 PMLakster37I was assuming the latter, but maybe not

7:57 PMFreaKillQuote from their kickstarter “ENEMY DESIGNER: Create the overall look and behavior of a Sequin Land Monster! You describe it and we’ll draw it up, animate it, and code it based on your idea!”

8:07 PMaddictedtochaosIt almost certainly is online only

8:10 PMaddictedtochaosSwitch version requires a 15 GB download.

8:11 PMaddictedtochaosGuaranteed way to get me to not want to buy a game

8:14 PMaddictedtochaosSyndicate was england

8:15 PMaddictedtochaosThat was unity

8:18 PMLakster37if it keeps going, I’m sure they’ll get there eventually

8:19 PMaddictedtochaosThe trailers for Beyond good and evil 2 seems like a major tome shift from the first game too.

8:20 PMLakster37you know what Ubisoft should do next… BG&E and Starfox crossover!

8:41 PMGolgo 13I remember you from the early Wii U days man. Your humor was hilarious

8:52 PMjordan thompsonthree hour mole mountain…..who died???

8:53 PMLakster37hard G

8:53 PMjordan thompsondid I need to bring a diaper to the stream knowing how long it could go

8:55 PMjordan thompsonoctopath traveler was mentioned weren’t you looking forward to that andrew

8:59 PMjordan thompsonI swear if sora sings let it go

9:02 PMaddictedtochaosI’ll skip this one, didn’t care for the first one.

9:02 PMjordan thompsonI haven’t played any of the last of us stuff but is the whole Elle being gay just done for being diverse for diversity sake or is it justified, either way it doesn’t matter the game is more important

9:03 PMaddictedtochaosIt was established she was gay in the DLC for the first game

9:03 PMAndrew EisenElle just is gay. It’s not something that needs to be justified any more than being straight needs to be.

9:03 PMBrett CummingsI dont care about smash bros so I thought nintendo’s presentation was bad.

9:07 PMBrett Cummingsthey havent said ellie is gay. she could be bisexual.

9:09 PMLakster37i think it’ll be in Fantastic Beasts, though!

9:10 PMjordan thompsongaming has become such a cinematic creature that it rivals the movie industry do you think we could ever see a cinema setting catered to letting people play newer video games on a big screen

9:14 PMjordan thompsonare you talking about the Japanese dark souls

9:15 PMLakster37that’s one’s Sekiro, @jordan thompson (at least, it’s the one that’s by FromSoftware) that one’s about a Ninja, but it’s more stealth

9:17 PMLakster37it’s by the Quantum Break devs, seems like a spiritual successor

9:19 PMjordan thompsonI’ve found the only good idea I could come up with when it comes to a tetris movie was it being based around the tetris copyright lawsuites that took place in the late 70s and early 80s

9:24 PMjordan thompsonpirate of the Caribbean was in kingdom hearts 2

9:26 PMLakster37I assumed he was just being a surrogate mother

9:26 PMjordan thompsonfor a second I thought I was watching a 4k verison of breath of the wild when he was climbing that mountain

9:27 PMjordan thompsonhas kojima ever made since is a better question

9:29 PMaddictedtochaosThe 6th wasn’t revealed in the trailer

9:30 PMaddictedtochaosMaybe mysterio

9:31 PMjordan thompsonjake gylihnhal is gonna be mysterio in homecoming 2, at first I was like wtf then I remembered mysterio has a fish bowl for a head so anyone can play him

9:34 PMLakster37yeah that arcade cab is very cool. wonder if a tate mode version would work too

9:35 PMaddictedtochaosNintendo wasn’t bad, but a little lacking. With the Direct being around 43 minutes and half of that being Smash, 2 or 3 more announcements/trailers would have gone a long way.

9:38 PMLakster37it’s $50 I think

9:38 PMLakster37apparently the “button” on the pokeball is a joystick (with push in button)

9:39 PMaddictedtochaosPanic Button the devs behind Doom and Rocket League for Switch said they have another game for Switch that will be announced in the next few weeks.

9:48 PMaddictedtochaosPronounced like fighters

9:49 PMLakster37how much of a difference in release dates does a game have to be to still be considered a “new” release in your opinion?

9:49 PMaddictedtochaosOld game it was on 360 too

9:50 PMBrett Cummingsyer around 2 weeks. a month at the latest.

9:52 PMBrett Cummingsand if you dont care about smash? thanks nintendo.

9:52 PMLakster37they did confirm that Yoshi was moved to 2019 🙁

9:54 PMBrett Cummingsif I had a switch I’d only be buying octopath traveller this year.

9:55 PMaddictedtochaosShould’ve been saved for a dedicated Smash Direct.

9:57 PMBrett Cummingsit makes you wonder, the wii u had a drought in its last 2 years. what have been doing doing?

9:58 PMBrett Cummingshave they*

9:58 PMaddictedtochaosWorking on Switch first year titles.

9:59 PMaddictedtochaosAnother E3 passed and we still haven’t seen what Retro is working on.

9:59 PMLakster37probably Starfox Racing, though

9:59 PMaddictedtochaosRumored but we still haven’t seen it.

9:59 PMBrett Cummingsthey had arms, mario odyssey and xenoblade 2. to me splatoon wasnt much different to splatoon 2.

10:00 PMBrett Cummingssplatoon 2 wasnt much different to splatoon 1*

10:00 PMLakster37and Zelda…

10:01 PMBrett Cummingszelda was finished months ago. the could of released it on the wii u a year earlier.

10:01 PMBrett Cummingsthey*

10:01 PMLakster37Cappy is in some of the moves, but not permanent

10:01 PMaddictedtochaosCappy is there

10:01 PMLakster37I do not believe that at all, they probably could have released holiday before, but not a year

10:02 PMaddictedtochaosJust 3 links

10:02 PMBrett Cummingsthey delayed zelda so they coud launch it with the switch.

10:03 PMLakster37yes, but I don’t believe they delayed it a year

10:03 PMBrett Cummingsdunno, wouldnt surprise me. the wii u was dead for a while.

10:03 PMLakster37maybe he’ll be less uptight

10:04 PMLakster37yeah they Dark Pit an echo character

10:04 PMLakster37they could add some new Fire Emblems as echoes

10:05 PMLakster37echo characters* (not referring to the game)

10:05 PMaddictedtochaosWould like to see a Fire Emblem fighting game like Soul Calibur

10:05 PMLakster37I was hoping Bomberman would come in, at least he’s an assist

10:06 PMLakster37and the 3DS remake

10:07 PMLakster37I’m thinking they’ll do Balloon Kid for the retro character this time

10:09 PMLakster37it wasn’t released outside of Japan

10:09 PMaddictedtochaosCouple more announcements or trailers would have helped

10:10 PMLakster37Pikmin 4… Mother 3… 😢

10:11 PMaddictedtochaosHave a feeling Pikimin 4 was Hey, Pikimin

10:11 PMCodeNameZhi guys

10:11 PMLakster37nah, Miyamoto said for Wii U. That was definitely never a Wii U game

10:11 PMCodeNameZWhat about Xenoblade 2?

10:12 PMCodeNameZIts 7:11am here

10:12 PMLakster37are you interested in Monster Hunter Generations? or has World spoiled you?

10:13 PMCodeNameZMy Switch is at the repair because the micro sd card slot stop working

10:14 PMCodeNameZDid not watch Sony, but is it true that they show more music than gameplay?

10:15 PMaddictedtochaosBy next month I’ll have 50 Switch games

10:17 PMCodeNameZAlso I notice Nintendo show more Final Fantasy 7 than Square

10:17 PMLakster37hope Switch gets that remake after that… lol

10:18 PMaddictedtochaosFF7 won’t come out for another 8 years at best

10:19 PMCodeNameZSo guys you care for Pokemon? Wanna hear your opinnion on Lets Go games

10:22 PMCodeNameZOh yea I started to play Go now because they say it will have some things with lets go games. I cannot believe that the game have some big conection issues 2 years later

10:22 PMaddictedtochaosApparently Labo sold over 300,000 copies in first week

10:23 PMCodeNameZBut I just wake up

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