Molehill Mountain Episode 147 – Nintendo Fears Perfection

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Nintendo fears perfection.  That’s my theory for why it inexplicably saddles its otherwise genius games with at least one unnecessary and objectively bad design decision.

  • 13:03 – Nintendo restricts online play in Super Mario Maker 2 to random players
  • 22:52 – Gaming Disorder is now a recognized illness
  • 38:18 – Anti-loot box and microtransaction bill proposed

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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:

6:53 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone

6:58 PMaddictedtochaosHi all

6:58 PMaddictedtochaosJust for the record downloading stuff on Xbox One takes forever.

6:58 PMmatthew wilsonso you want to play everything backwords than lol

7:00 PMaddictedtochaosUnopened that is probably worth quite a bit.

7:00 PMmatthew wilsonmajara’s mask, the black sheep of zelda games

7:01 PMaddictedtochaosWith it being pennied out buying it would be a fireable offense.

7:01 PMaddictedtochaosOne of them was a Kmart promotional item.

7:01 PMotritzu‘Cause it’s the one not led by Miyamoto.

7:02 PMmatthew wilsonagreed it is, but very very difrent than oot

7:02 PMmatthew wilsonyup

7:02 PMotritzuTermina

7:02 PMmatthew wilsonits also very imersive sim-y

7:03 PMotritzuSkittles I can see, but M&M’s don’t really have multiple flavors.

7:05 PMotritzuI own something like eight hundred sixty games across my platforms. I’ve played roughly three hundred forty of them.

7:05 PMaddictedtochaosI’ve pushed past 2,000 games.

7:06 PMotritzuI’ve got 501 games on Steam and well over a hundred Switch games and a dresser drawer full of 3DS games plus another two or three dozen downloaded games.

7:07 PMotritzuAnd that’s just current gen.

7:07 PMmatthew wilsonwtf is with all those wii games lol

7:08 PMaddictedtochaosYou can buy replacement cases for PSP games to make them playable

7:09 PMaddictedtochaosI have over 100 for Wii. Lots of great games on that system, just have to sort through the shovelware.

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonjust came across something fumy, yet genius, idea on twitter a Godzilla mockumentary I would legit go see that

7:12 PMmatthew wilsonin the style of planet earth

7:14 PM100% JimmyHey do you play fortnite

7:15 PM100% JimmyOh ok

7:15 PMlugiaeHoy. Long time, no see.

7:18 PMotritzuOf course there are. You need the online subscription thing and there’s no way to play with friends directly that way.

7:18 PMotritzuThey ran out of ‘space’ for the online lobby thing.

7:19 PMaddictedtochaosTheoretically you could get paired with a friend randomly.

7:20 PMmatthew wilsonit bugs me so much b/c they have the best devs bar none, but managment…………

7:20 PMotritzuHonestly the friends stuff should be done in local networking mode in Nintendo’s minds.

7:23 PMotritzuIt is one I’ve already gotten. Does look like a lot of fun.

7:24 PMaddictedtochaosWell you could still play levels by people watching just need the level code.

7:25 PMotritzuNintendo’s having trouble getting stuff through customs into the US and Canada, apparently. Not to mention the crap going on in Mexico.

7:25 PMmatthew wilsonsome suspect its to hide bad netcode

7:26 PMmatthew wilsonI mean smash ultamete is better than wiiu/3ds, but not great netcode wise

7:30 PMotritzuFairly large hunting all throughout the midwest.

7:31 PMotritzuNot surprising, that. Hazardous gaming is likely people who just can’t put it down. To the point of not taking care of themselves.

7:38 PMotritzuIf it’s on a list of Symptoms then it’s not really a problem or stigmatic thing.

7:43 PMotritzuI’d say intended.

7:44 PMaddictedtochaosI’d say that is covered by publishers not being able to

7:44 PMotritzuIf this is a lockdown on digital games with certain things, ala Lootboxes, They might be stomping pretty hard on Lootboxes.

7:49 PMotritzuSo many loopholes.

7:50 PMotritzuYou don’t pay money for the eggs do you?

7:50 PMaddictedtochaosThe industry brought this on themselves. They had years to get this under control and failed miserably to do so. So now unfortunately the government may do so for them.

7:53 PMaddictedtochaosSome gray area for that one.

7:56 PMotritzuThey’d solve that by making it low rank.

7:57 PMotritzuOh god.

7:57 PMotritzuMe too, but that’s more in the interpretations.

8:00 PMaddictedtochaosWhich fighting games no longer provide.

8:03 PMaddictedtochaosDevs and publishers need to wrap their heads around the fact that not every game needs to make ALL THE MONEY!

8:08 PMaddictedtochaosFew things in politics are brought up in good faith.

8:09 PMotritzu“Good faith” in Politics is an oxymoron.

8:10 PMaddictedtochaosWish those would just get outlawed outright. Vaping is very popular with high school students.

8:16 PMaddictedtochaosIntelligence and politics never go hand in hand.

8:20 PMaddictedtochaosThink more like NBA 2K

8:22 PMaddictedtochaos80 points = $1.00

8:24 PMaddictedtochaosSadly there are people that are defending loot boxes.

8:25 PMaddictedtochaosNever underestimate the stupidity of people.

8:29 PMotritzuIt’s a culture thing, they’re not allowed to take more than a handful of bits and have to turn the rest into the commission.

8:31 PMaddictedtochaosI’ve never been so not hyped for E3.

8:31 PMAndrew EisenNot surprising. Even a bunch of the publishers don’t seem to care.

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