Molehill Mountain Episode 111 – Now With Less Value!


This is why we can’t have nice things.

  • 28:22 – Amazon decreases the value of its subscription service’s video game pre-order perk
  • 42:09 – Valve makes Windows games playable on Linux
  • 52:56 – Miyamoto opines on flat-fee vs free-to-play mobile games

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:

6:44 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone

6:51 PMmatthew wilsonezk I know your a linux person, did you see valve now has, in public testing, a directx to valcun translation layer for windows games to run on linux?

6:59 PMMorello 456Hav u played guitar hero 3

7:00 PMWarren Lewisheyo!

7:00 PMaddictedtochaoshello

7:00 PMmatthew wilsonsure your happy about steam adding the linux support for windows games

7:00 PMmatthew wilsonfor ezk

7:03 PMmatthew wilsonI can wait a few hw cycles, for it not to be a massive performance hit, but dam that real time ray tracing stuff is dam impressive

7:04 PMaddictedtochaosdid you use a wii remote or classic controller?

7:06 PMMorello 456Who do u think would win Tom morello or slash

7:07 PMaddictedtochaosSlash easy

7:08 PMaddictedtochaosHave that coming on Switch from Limited Run.

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonbest thing to come froom infinity war was the subredit that banned 1/2 the subs

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonlol

7:12 PMScottyJayManI can’t watch the movies anymore knowing Jonny drop is a domestic violence bastard and Geoffrey rush is a sexual predator

7:12 PMAndrew EisenI hear ya.

7:13 PMaddictedtochaosHe’s scared of Thanos

7:15 PMDizzy Phantom?

7:15 PMaddictedtochaosI have a feeling when he does Hulk out in the next one it will be epic.

7:16 PMmatthew wilsonwell the next gardain’s movie is on hold

7:16 PMaddictedtochaosRocket and war machine

7:18 PMScottyJayManHere’s the big question, does Iron Fist survive.

7:21 PMaddictedtochaosWould be nice if they referenced the movies a little more.

7:22 PMmatthew wilsonlong been done with the marval stuff, all action, no world. its hard to care

7:25 PMmatthew wilsonstill stand by earth’s mighty’s heros was the best version of the avengers, but person taste

7:26 PMaddictedtochaosApparently the why is gammora (sp?) was ad-libbed.

7:27 PMmatthew wilsonapparently disney has a 50 ep rule, so regardless of how popular a show gets, they keep actors ect from demanding too much

7:31 PMmatthew wilsondont blame amazon, thats most of their cut gone

7:32 PMaddictedtochaosWas either cutting into their bottom line too much or they were being pressured by the publishers.

7:33 PMScottyJayManIf they pass on the added cost to their employees, I’d be cool with that

7:33 PMmatthew wilsonjust dont buy prime than. the 2 day shipping alone is worth it+ video service ant bad

7:34 PMmatthew wilsonalso if you watch alot of twitch a free $2,5 to a twitch streamer you watch is good

7:34 PMmatthew wilsoneven with the ads being re enstated

7:35 PMaddictedtochaosI just preorder from GameStop. I can drive 6 min. and get the game or wait for the mail to arrive.

7:35 PMmatthew wilsonnot on prime video, twitch

7:37 PMaddictedtochaosThey did recently to ?120

7:37 PMaddictedtochaos$120

7:37 PMmatthew wilsonthey increassed month to month

7:38 PMmatthew wilsonpartnered streamers can run ads

7:39 PMRotten TanukiSup Guys

7:42 PMmatthew wilsonI sub to vrv instead. $10 a month cr, funamation/rusterteeth first shutter and a few others are included

7:42 PMRotten TanukiI pre-ordered Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice here

7:43 PMmatthew wilsonworth it for the crunchyroll/funamation sub alone

7:43 PMaddictedtochaosThe struggle is real. My PS2 shelves are completely full.

7:44 PMmatthew wilsonvrv is the video service run by their parent company

7:44 PMScottyJayManAnd English dub

7:44 PMaddictedtochaosMy Wii, Wii U and GameCube shelves are full as well.

7:45 PMmatthew wilsonthey want to decuple themselve from windows, not replace it

7:46 PMmatthew wilsoncool idea, have to wait and see what the performce hit that translation layer ads

7:46 PMmatthew wilsonadds

7:46 PMScottyJayManLinux is the Wii U of OS’s for gaming

7:46 PMmatthew wilsonits a directx to vulcan translation layer

7:48 PMmatthew wilsonif you buy it on pc, dl far mod, it fixes so much stuff

7:48 PMmatthew wilsonfor neir on pc

7:50 PMmatthew wilsonagain have to see the performance hit on it.

7:57 PMmatthew wilsonwell that shipped has sailed gamesapass, psn+, games with gold, f2p ect are killing full priced games

7:58 PMmatthew wilsonlook at data its 2% paying the vast mojority of it

8:02 PMmatthew wilsonmoble players just dont like paying outright for the gamew

8:03 PMaddictedtochaosI didn’t buy Fatal Frame because it never got a US physical release.

8:05 PMaddictedtochaosOr $700 or so in DOA 5 for all the costumes.

8:06 PMmatthew wilsonbattlefeild 5 has bad preorders down 85%, cod is on a downord trend. the era of $60 fps is over overwatch ($40) pubg (30) fortnite (free) killed it

8:06 PMaddictedtochaosThere are about 6 or 7 season passes of costume dlc

8:12 PMmatthew wilsonthey gave him a ton of tools to get around though. jump on a rock

8:12 PMmatthew wilsonand use the status tool

8:15 PMmatthew wilsongental tsu road a tree

8:15 PMmatthew wilsonby throwing it

8:15 PMmatthew wilsontow

8:15 PMaddictedtochaosTao

8:15 PMmatthew wilsonyour talking about genral tow ezk

8:15 PMmatthew wilsontao

8:17 PMmatthew wilsonz is just perfensonal wrestling lol

8:18 PMmatthew wilsonfighterz is good, it brocke vieqwership record for evo

8:19 PMmatthew wilsonviewership

8:19 PMmatthew wilsonover 250k for the finals of dbfz

8:20 PMWarren LewisAll My Children, here.

8:21 PMmatthew wilsontime dilation j/k lol

8:22 PMScottyJayManHave you seen the naughty puppet movie?

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