Molehill Mountain Episode 151 – Steam Sale Shenanigans

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How could anyone have seen this coming?

  • 12:25 – Google doesn’t think gamers want a subscription service so Stadia will charge a subscription AND per game! …what?
  • 32:44 – Lazy Valve made obvious boo-boos with its Steam Summer Sale. Because it’s lazy, you see.
  • 44:42 – Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft stand arm-in-arm against tariffs
  • 53-16 – DMCA-happy Nintendo gets DMCA-happy with IP-infringing indie game

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:

6:51 PME. Zachary KnightHello Everyone

6:58 PMaddictedtochaosHello

6:59 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!Hey Andrew!

6:59 PMAndrew EisenHi!

7:00 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!I reacted to the first video I saw by you,which was The bugs and glitches of The Lego Movie videogame!

7:01 PMpsychadelic snakelook I’m here for once

7:01 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!Oh geez,I know that feeling…Sitting on grass in the middle of a packed venue full of sweaty music lovers.

7:02 PMSusanne Christsteel!!!

7:02 PMSusanne Christlol actually its pronounced steel xD

7:02 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!I figure the Stadias gonna flop.

7:03 PMAndrew EisenOh, we’re going to talk Stadia.

7:03 PMaddictedtochaosMy handwriting used to be very neat. Not anymore.

7:04 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!I mean…It sounds very VERY similar to those old school systems that were trying WAY too hard to be the next big thing…Kinda like the 3DO or the Pippin computer-console-thingamajigger.

7:06 PMaddictedtochaosAt least you last name doesn’t have 11 letters.

7:06 PMSusanne Christat least they think urs is real xD

7:08 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!I mean,if you look at the ads for the Stadia,it sounds VERY similar to the Jaguar or the 3DO or even the Pippin computer thingamabobble-that similarity does NOT bode well for the Stadia.

7:09 PMSusanne Christchrist-mas lol

7:10 PMد. عبد العزيزstadia will be a fail because 2/3 in world are suffering the weakness if internet

7:12 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!I’ve seen the ad campaign for the Google Stadia…and I think it’s gonna flop,just being honest.It looks like the Genesis,the ads promote it to be the next NEO-GEO,yadayadayada-this Stadia’s a mess.

7:13 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!Anyone else agree with me?

7:14 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!I can’t even get a Steam account because I’m on mobile…Gee,thanks Steam-leave out your mobile users why don’tcha?!

7:14 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!Yeaah.

7:17 PMaddictedtochaosGames with gold

7:17 PMIcyLady58- Gamer Extraordinare!I didn’t ven know that the Stadia was a subscription only platform.

7:17 PMmatthew wilsongames pass

7:17 PMmatthew wilsonwhich btw, atlest on pc is a shockingly goods deal

7:18 PMpsychadelic snakeyeah let me just pay a monthly subscription AND also pay full price for video games

7:22 PMWarren Lewishey guys!

7:23 PMaddictedtochaosIt is absolutely a choice, we can choose not to get Stadia at all.

7:26 PMpsychadelic snakepeople still play those games Because of mods

7:26 PMAndrew EisenThey’re also good.

7:28 PMaddictedtochaosSony owns Ghostbusters not Paramount

7:56 PMaddictedtochaosThat’s the key it’s their stuff. People should have to know that ripping off someone’s IP is going to lead to a cease and desist.

8:00 PMaddictedtochaosYes

8:03 PMaddictedtochaosA lead balloon will actually fly.

8:03 PMaddictedtochaosMythbusters made one

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