Molehill Mountain Episode 134 – Better Than Chex

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EZK has the night off so Andrew is all yours…

No timestamps this week but I talk about Activision firing a bunch of its workers after bragging about its best financials in its history, Jump Force’s bad trailers, a Twitch streamer who has maybe decided to stop using slurs, a Chucky VS Annabelle video, and the latest Nintendo Direct.

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:

6:59 PMmatthew wilson​hi

6:59 PMSusanne Christ​Hi!!! ^·^
7:00 PMmatthew wilson​nintendo clearly has the best line up for the year, the direct didnt even include their 2 biggest 2019 games
7:00 PMaddictedtochaos​Hello
7:00 PMmatthew wilson​yup
7:01 PMmatthew wilson​animal crossing isnt my thing, but pokemon is
7:01 PMmatthew wilson​also astral chain hype
7:02 PMmatthew wilson​aparently its good
7:03 PMmatthew wilson​aparently it sticks prity close to the menga
7:03 PMjack cayman​hello i am here
7:03 PMjack cayman​I miss anything?
7:04 PMjordan thompson​with current events this is as good as time as any to say this, I dont always make it to streams but molehill mountain and the channel shows the brighter side of the world making everthing better
7:04 PMjack cayman​apex legends
7:04 PMjack cayman​it now surpasses fortnite by 157 million
7:04 PMjack cayman​are we seeing a fortnite killer?
7:05 PMSusanne Christ​keep looking!!! ull find something better ^·^
7:05 PMmatthew wilson​respawn
7:05 PMaddictedtochaos​Respawn
7:05 PMmatthew wilson​old cod devs
7:05 PMjack cayman​publisher is EA
7:05 PMaddictedtochaos​Yes
7:05 PMmatthew wilson​yes titanfall devs
7:06 PMjack cayman​and from the context clues, I’m guessing you’re looking for a new job andrew?
7:06 PMjack cayman​man I work some shitty security job
7:06 PMjordan thompson​did you watch the new Nintendo direct
7:07 PMjack cayman​I’m paid $8.10 to watch over drunks
7:07 PMmatthew wilson​I mean BR is the hot genre right now. hell nintendo made a tetris BR, and somehow its good
7:08 PMjack cayman​whatever your current job is, its alot safer than having to work security at a EDM festival
7:08 PMSusanne Christ​that game is so awesome!!!
7:09 PMjack cayman​its just the usual PvP Tetris stuff but on a massive scale
7:09 PMmatthew wilson​its 98 other people, and the more you ko, the more blocks your drop
7:09 PMjordan thompson​the idea of a tetris movie has been floating around for a while, the only decent idea I could come up with was a legal drama based on the copyright lawsuits that happened in the 80s
7:10 PMmatthew wilson​you drop
7:10 PMotritzu​It’s Battle Royal Tetris. The only Battle Royal type game I’m going to paly.
7:10 PMjack cayman​yeah that job seems alot safer, your manager doesn’t tell you to go watch for a guy high on PCP
7:10 PMjack cayman​that night SUCKED
7:11 PMSusanne Christ​haha sounds like how my job handles stuff
7:12 PMjack cayman​PFFFT
7:12 PMjack cayman​didn’t they lay off a ton of people not long after they said that
7:12 PMSusanne Christ​800
7:12 PMjack cayman​”haha WE ROLLIN IN THE CASH”
7:13 PMjack cayman​”hey kid you’re fired”
7:13 PMaddictedtochaos​Translation: we didn’t make ALL the money.
7:13 PMjordan thompson​is brand loyalty, human decency and integrity dead
7:13 PMSusanne Christ​not…”fired”…”let go” lol
7:13 PMotritzu​They looked at their payrolls and said “Holy crap we’re paying these jokers too much.”
7:14 PMaddictedtochaos​Agreed
7:14 PMaddictedtochaos​Bobby Kotick is a cancer on the industry
7:15 PMaddictedtochaos​Some of them will undoubtedly land on their feet at another developer.
7:15 PMjack cayman​I want a viva pinata BR game
7:15 PMjordan thompson​doesnt the term “letting” in letting go insinuate that your getting permission to not work there as if the comany owns you
7:17 PMaddictedtochaos​More like Dragon Ball Xenoverse, with more than just Dragon Ball characters.
7:18 PMjack cayman​jump force is that fighting game that has characters from tons of other shows n anime
7:18 PMjordan thompson​do any of the JUMP games do 3rd party anime guest characters
7:18 PMjack cayman​if I’m correctly ruby rose is in it and so is some of the p5 cast
7:18 PMaddictedtochaos​Had the game preordered, then saw footage from the game that gave me pause. I’ll buy it eventually once it drops in price.
7:19 PMjack cayman​that’s why you don’t preorder games
7:20 PMjack cayman​well that’s why I don’t preorder them, in always afraid the game will come out shitty or was waaaay below the hype that was built up
7:20 PMaddictedtochaos​I always preorder games I want, just canceled it and moved it to Mario Maker 2.
7:22 PMjack cayman​sounds like a ninja meltdown
7:22 PMSusanne Christ​if you cant twitch nice, u cant twitch at all xD
7:22 PMjack cayman​you can indeed get very creative
7:22 PMmatthew wilson​did you see what atlus did with remake of cathrine?
7:22 PMjordan thompson​yeah I mean theres always the N word
7:22 PMjack cayman​hey Andrew, YOURE A SNOODLING TOE LICKER
7:23 PMaddictedtochaos​George Carlin was my professor of swearing.
7:23 PMmatthew wilson​they doubuled down on homophobic themes
7:23 PMmatthew wilson​in a new ending
7:23 PMjack cayman​doesn’t the new Catherine have a trap in it?
7:23 PMjack cayman​but the most important question is, can we date the trap?
7:24 PMmatthew wilson​sory not homopbic theme anti trans theme
7:24 PMjordan thompson​theres an old art form of social standards called CONTEXT that now a dead aspect of life we need to bring it back
7:26 PMjack cayman​context is bad
7:26 PMjack cayman​according to SJW’s
7:26 PMmatthew wilson​yup
7:27 PMjack cayman​they’re heavily hinting that the third character is a trap
7:27 PMjack cayman​why cant game companies make good LGBT characters?
7:27 PMjack cayman​like look at VA-11 HALL-A
7:27 PMjack cayman​it has LGBT characters in it and they’re all well written, I want more of that
7:29 PMjordan thompson​Andrew Andrew think think real hard name another creepy killer doll than those two its slim pickins im that category
7:29 PMSusanne Christ​the one front twilight series ^·^
7:30 PMaddictedtochaos​The killer Krusty doll from The Simpsons Halloween
7:30 PMjack cayman​actually IMO arcade ganon is probably the best portrayal of a gay character in a video game
7:30 PMjack cayman​but that’s just me
7:32 PMjack cayman​did I just get ddos’d…?
7:32 PMjack cayman​I just missed most of what Andrew said because my internet went out
7:32 PMjordan thompson​I always wanted to see freddy vs pennywise they are similar in nature they both use fear to kill one does it in real life the other does it in dreams
7:33 PMaddictedtochaos​May also be a cultural thing.
7:33 PMjack cayman​yeah that mostly ends up with a LGBT character that doesn’t have a personality besides “he’s a gay character”
7:33 PMjordan thompson​then you also get people that cant help but write stereotypical gay people
7:34 PMjack cayman​like arcade ganon is just a really well written character and it shows
7:34 PMaddictedtochaos​Who is arcade Ganon?
7:34 PMjack cayman​also I’m like 30 seconds behind because i think my ISP is throttling me atm
7:34 PMjack cayman​arcade ganon is a character from fallout new vegas
7:35 PMjack cayman​he’s a enclave scientist that joins the followers of the apocalypse and he has a pretty deep back story and has amazing character development
7:35 PMjordan thompson​just waiting for the day everyone is a genderless grey faced and dressed in all grey dystopian future
7:36 PMjack cayman​that’s what SJW’s want
7:37 PMSusanne Christ​unless they are expressly straight…how do u know they arent gay o.o
7:38 PMjordan thompson​just wait till we see a lesbian trans muslem woman in a wheelchair, now thats divercity
7:38 PMjack cayman​well the main focus of a character shouldn’t be that their gay, I feel like their sexuality just comes second,
7:38 PMjack cayman​theyre*
7:39 PMjack cayman​*cough* sonicfox *cough*
7:39 PMjordan thompson​heres how I see it, as long as you dont stuck it in something underage or not your species we have no problem
7:40 PMjack cayman​hey Andrew look up arcade ganon, he’s a really well written character
7:42 PMjack cayman​Andrew cry of fear KINDA does that
7:42 PMmatthew wilson​ok so nintendo direct opinions lets get off this land mine of a topic, should never have brought it up
7:42 PMaddictedtochaos​It’s part 2
7:42 PMjack cayman​you’re only in a wheel chair at the end though
7:42 PMaddictedtochaos​Agreed
7:43 PMmatthew wilson​the quite man was a awful game though
7:44 PMjordan thompson​now I wanna see someone attempt to make a POV video game of a blind person
7:44 PMjack cayman​@Jordan an indie game is doing that
7:44 PMjack cayman​you move around by making sound, the sound waves bounce off objects and that’s how you ‘see’
7:45 PMaddictedtochaos​There was an indie game that did that. For the life of me I can’t remember the name.
7:46 PMmatthew wilson​mario maker 2, alstral chain (new platnuim game), fire emblem, and link’s awakening remake hype
7:46 PMjack cayman​people are mad that the links awakening game isn’t being remade into a gritty reboot
7:48 PMmatthew wilson​give me ability to make world (colection of lvls) in mario maker 2
7:48 PMmatthew wilson​words
7:48 PMmatthew wilson​worlds
7:48 PMjordan thompson​everyone : we want legend of zelda maker or metroid maker /Nintendo : ok how about just a massive update on the last game
7:49 PMjordan thompson​do you think framers play “office job simulator”
7:50 PMmatthew wilson​I doubt building coop will happen, but would be very cool
7:50 PMmatthew wilson​stanley parable
7:51 PMjordan thompson​how did you not address gaymers in the last subject
7:52 PMjordan thompson​well andrew the alternitve is a box with tits andrew a bow seems more family friend in the grand sceme of things
7:52 PMjack cayman​JOKER IS IN SMASH BABEEEEEEE
7:53 PMjack cayman​WEEGEE DRONES BTFO LOL
7:53 PMmatthew wilson​just a callout til smash players saying more news is coming
7:54 PMScottyJayMan​Box boy should have a package
7:55 PMjordan thompson​an X rated game disigner you perv
7:57 PMjordan thompson​when is Nintendo gonna deny the existance of the Wii u like they do with the virtual boy
8:00 PMjordan thompson​how did Nintendo expect people to think of the falic nature of the Wii the thing even came with a condom
8:01 PMaddictedtochaos​Dragon Quest looked fine to me.
8:01 PMaddictedtochaos​Came with
8:01 PMmatthew wilson​astral chain (new platinum game) by most of the neir anamata people
8:01 PMjordan thompson​I’m pretty sure mine did I could remember wrong
8:02 PMjordan thompson​no andrew it cam with 😉
8:03 PMjack cayman​Andrew I wanna 1v1 u in roblox
8:03 PMaddictedtochaos​Lost Sphear
8:03 PMjordan thompson​jack where you going with this
8:04 PMjack cayman​I just wanna 1v1 Andrew in roblox
8:04 PMjack cayman​is that so bad?
8:05 PMmatthew wilson​tbf awakening was a 3ds game
8:05 PMmatthew wilson​memory budget guess
8:05 PMaddictedtochaos​Yeah but Fates characters had feet
8:07 PMScottyJayMan​All fire emblem games are 3DS
8:07 PMjack cayman​ive yet to spend money on mobile games
8:07 PMaddictedtochaos​Nope hasn’t been a console Fire Emblem since Wii.
8:08 PMotritzu​Yes it does.
8:08 PMjordan thompson​whats funny id belive that it may actually be the 99th tetris game made
8:08 PMotritzu​’s not like Tetris 99 takes much space, anyway.
8:08 PMjack cayman​deltarune was okay
8:09 PMjack cayman​its nothing TOO special
8:10 PMaddictedtochaos​They should have called the demo “Demo X Machina”
8:10 PMjordan thompson​do you think the switch would offer anything that would warrent a decent Mario paint sequal
8:11 PMScottyJayMan​Mario Maker is Mario Paint 2
8:12 PMjordan thompson​do we need a non existant blood code for the mortal kombat switch edition
8:12 PMjack cayman​I want Nintendo to make visual novels
8:12 PMjack cayman​imagine the smut
8:13 PMaddictedtochaos​Ridiculous they are charging $20.99 for FF IX.
8:13 PMmatthew wilson​yup by the neir people
8:14 PMScottyJayMan​Nintendo do own a porno
8:14 PMaddictedtochaos​Rule 34
8:15 PMjordan thompson​do you think Nintendo could make a original I.P. that is strictly adult
8:15 PMjack cayman​Mario! peach yells as Mario sticks his 1-up mushroom into peaches pipe
8:15 PMmatthew wilson​and extra buttons
8:15 PMjack cayman​all while Luigi watched in horror, after all it was his mansion they were defiling
8:15 PMmatthew wilson​the gameboy only had 2 buttons
8:15 PMScottyJayMan​There’s a porno called “super horino bros” with Ron jemery. Nintendo sued and got the rights to stop distribution
8:16 PMotritzu​Almost like Metroid: Samus Returns.
8:17 PMaddictedtochaos​Never played the original Link’s Awakening so I’m definitely getting the remake.
8:17 PMjack cayman​ron Jeremy as mario?
8:17 PMjack cayman​what a lovely visual
8:17 PMotritzu​I’m interested in what they changed when they upscaled it.
8:18 PMmatthew wilson​nintendo has a killer year. my fall release prodiction is animal crossing oct, pokemon nov, links awakening dec
8:18 PMmatthew wilson​pokemon is always nevember
8:18 PMaddictedtochaos​I imagine Luigi, Animal Crossing, Pokemon will be at E3.
8:19 PMmatthew wilson​November
8:19 PMjack cayman​but that’s me being a pessimist
8:20 PMjordan thompson​how much you wanna bet Nintendo makes a new F Zero game 50 years from now when that core audience is either dead, has deminshai or arthritis
8:21 PMmatthew wilson​yup EA
8:21 PMmatthew wilson​and ms does there stuff off theE3 floor
8:22 PMjack cayman​I want a game that lets me go crazy with character customization
8:22 PMmatthew wilson​there is a intreasting thread on resetare, so I will ask it here. should nintendo buy platnuim games?
8:22 PMjack cayman​like c’mon game devs, I don’t wanna play a handsome chad, I wanna make a deformed fat goblin
8:23 PMaddictedtochaos​Yes, Nintendo should.
8:24 PMjordan thompson​I wanna make a game that had an extensive character creator that takes a good while to design your character then in the first cutsence that character dies
8:24 PMmatthew wilson​at this point platnuim is a second party at this point
8:24 PMaddictedtochaos​Nintendo needs a few more devs in their Stable and Kamiya said he would like to be a Nintendo 2nd party.
8:24 PMmatthew wilson​though neir did save platnuim games
8:24 PMmatthew wilson​outright
8:26 PMjordan thompson​its bound to happen when we gonna see Mario vs mickey, Disney vs Nintendo
8:27 PMmatthew wilson​they said as such, neir doing as well as it did saved them
8:30 PMotritzu​Go get some sleep. If you’ve got the bags under your eyes stop and sleep.
8:30 PMjordan thompson​I’m playing through the time eater series know as kingdom hearts currently half way through kingdom hearts 2
8:31 PMjack cayman​Andrew unleash the inner gamer in you
8:31 PMjack cayman​don’t sleep, drink mountain dew and rage
8:32 PMaddictedtochaos​Working on Crackdown 3 myself. Loving it so far.
8:32 PMjordan thompson​no andrew you are my dancing monkey do more podcast and make the masses laugh jk youre awsome
8:32 PMaddictedtochaos​Yes we did.
8:33 PMaddictedtochaos​That game is the reason I bought my Xbox One.
8:33 PMjordan thompson​what do we pay you for
8:34 PMjack cayman​fallout 4 is the only game I know where i can fly via generator
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