Molehill Mountain Episode 209 – Bad On Purpose

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I don’t have to talk about Ubisoft. But I’m gonna.

  • 4:01 – Ubisoft tweets AC sizzle reel without any of the female assassins, Michel Ancel retires right before abuse allegations hit
  • 31:32 – Dark Crystal wins Emmy, gets cancelled
  • 38:44 – Microsoft advertises new share button and Xbox Series X preorders with multiplatform games
  • 48:00 – Microsoft purchases Zenimax for $7.5 billion
  • 57:24 – Storage Expansion card for the new Xbox consoles is $220

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 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:

7:01 PMLyricallyCHello all

7:01 PMLyricallyCDoing good

7:01 PMaddictedtochaosHello

7:01 PMLyricallyCenjoyed the Jojo Debut Review

7:03 PMLyricallyCWhen you were walking around before you sat down had me laughing

7:03 PMLyricallyCIs it the “so bad its good”

7:04 PMLyricallyCfor the Jurassic Park?

7:04 PMCallan Fox[message retracted]

7:04 PMLyricallyCSO Ubisoft

7:06 PMLyricallyCof course

7:06 PMLyricallyCyves

7:08 PMLyricallyCThe post show could’ve been the apology

7:08 PMmatthew wilsonthey should just say the true, most people havent heard about it, and we wont tel them

7:09 PMLyricallyCat this point, I given up on him

7:09 PMLyricallyCwe’ll never get a sincere apology

7:12 PMLyricallyCAt this point BY&G is pretty much in the air

7:12 PMaddictedtochaosYeah, it is a huge tone shift from BG&E 1.

7:13 PMmatthew wilsonits fair given thew context of everything else going on at ubisoft

7:14 PMLyricallyCoh no

7:14 PMmatthew wilsonuse google translate, its shockingly not bad

7:15 PMLyricallyCThe Libertarion I think is the name of the french paper. I think Eurogamer just released the story. It’s wild

7:16 PMCollin AsmusHi Andrew, have you heard about Postal Redux coming to the Nintendo Switch on October 16th?

7:17 PMLyricallyCI don’t believe its fake news. Your game should’ve been out or shown more in magazines or E3 before this.

7:21 PMCollin AsmusI hate flies just like you dude.

7:22 PMaddictedtochaosAny bugs get near me they must simply die.

7:24 PMLyricallyCWomen are hard to animate but we’ll use a lot of them doing a lot of movement in the latest trailer of Watchdog Legion

7:24 PMLyricallyCyes

7:26 PMLyricallyCAC Liberation had a female on the box art

7:27 PMLyricallyCIsn’t the main series AC 1-3, Black Flag, Origins, and then Odysessy

7:29 PMaddictedtochaosNot necessarily, stupid people can screw up the same thing all the time.

7:29 PMCollin AsmusI need to hit the hay. Have a great night Andrew

7:30 PMLyricallyCI thought those were side games

7:30 PMaddictedtochaosStupid people tend to fail upwards.

7:31 PMLyricallyCoh well, its Ubisoft and they’ll be a confusing mess for a long time

7:33 PMmatthew wilsonnetflix has a policy if it doesnt bring in new viewers they cancal it

7:34 PMaddictedtochaosNot enough people watched it or binged it.

7:34 PMmatthew wilsonnormaly after 2 seasons

7:34 PMmatthew wilsonand covid

7:34 PMmatthew wilsonthose people doing the pupets have to be close to each other

7:35 PMLyricallyCthat was harsh for them to do that

7:36 PMJared Kniselydont want to support disney tho

7:36 PMLyricallyCCould it be animated like Castlevania?

7:36 PMJared Kniselyor Netflix

7:37 PMmatthew wilsonand the third question did people watch it

7:38 PMmatthew wilsonand if people didnt, good reason to cancal

7:39 PMLyricallyCI agree with it being expensive

7:39 PMJared KniselyYoutube or twitch is always option

7:40 PMmatthew wilson299= mainstream 499= core prity straight foword

7:42 PMJared Kniselyshare option is not knew/the option is knew on the controller

7:43 PMLyricallyCYou can do it on the One but it takes extra steps

7:43 PMJared Kniselyjust easier

7:43 PMaddictedtochaosYeah, the Xbox One could already do this. The controller just didn’t have a dedicated button.

7:44 PMLyricallyCno its all good

7:44 PMJared Knisely[message retracted]

7:44 PMLyricallyCA lot of us wasn’t fooled. We all screamed that PS4 had this

7:45 PMaddictedtochaosSo does Switch

7:46 PMmatthew wilsongood luck, cyberpunk is gujnna run like crap on xb1/ps4

7:46 PMLyricallyCI don’t know if they even have a Series X/S game ready to go just for the system

7:46 PMJared Kniselypc is the new xbxo

7:46 PMJared Kniselyxbox

7:47 PMaddictedtochaosYeah, but Halo Infinite is also going to be on Xbox One.

7:47 PMLyricallyClol

7:47 PMJared Kniselythats why i went pc

7:47 PMJared KniselyBethesda/gamepass

7:49 PMLyricallyCThe Medium I assume may be the only one?

7:49 PMaddictedtochaosArcane studios

7:49 PMLyricallyCArkane

7:50 PMLyricallyCI know they have a game play trailer before this one came out

7:50 PMmatthew wilson8

7:50 PMLyricallyCfor the Medium and one of it has commentary

7:51 PMLyricallyCthey have a separate one

7:51 PMLyricallyCI think

7:51 PMmatthew wilsonand context to why ms bought them is sony was going to 3rd parties offering them money not to release their games on xbox, not be excusive to ps5, just not on xbox

7:51 PMLyricallyCyes

7:51 PMJared Kniselyonly pc

7:52 PMmatthew wilsonxbox amnd pc

7:52 PMJared Kniselyalso pc

7:52 PMmatthew wilsonand

7:52 PMLyricallyCdepends on the contracts for the future

7:53 PMmatthew wilsonyes

7:53 PMmatthew wilsonbut not be excuse to ps5

7:53 PMLyricallyCthat’s giving them free money

7:53 PMmatthew wilsonsony was paying money to be on all, but xbox. sony was trying to route ms

7:54 PMaddictedtochaosKnack wasn’t a worthwhile expenditure but they made it anyway.

7:55 PMJared Kniselyi play good amount of games on controller on pc/ easy to work with

7:55 PMLyricallyCThat is the fear for some of Zenimax titles. If their average to bad, it’ll be a waste of money and if they become a support company, that’ll be interesting to see

7:55 PMLyricallyCoh they’ll be on Windows and Steam still

7:56 PMaddictedtochaosKnack 2 was much better

7:56 PMmatthew wilson7.5b is nothing for ms, ms has over 130b cash on hand

7:56 PMLyricallyCKnack 2 was good. Better than the first

7:56 PMKageNekoSamaxhello there, and yeah hopefully we get to some kind of timed exclusivity

7:57 PMLyricallyCI wonder what would’ve been better: Buying WB or Zenimax?

7:57 PMmatthew wilsonlets put is this way phil spencer (head of xbox) reports directly to the ceo

7:58 PMmatthew wilsonsonty only has 30b cash on hand

7:58 PMaddictedtochaos7.5 billion is just a little less than what Disney paid for Marvel and Star Wars combined.

7:59 PMJared Knisely200 or 300 dollars for a tb expansion

7:59 PMmatthew wilsonjust use a usb drive as cold storage

7:59 PMJared Kniselynot cheap

7:59 PMmatthew wilsonfast, try orders off magnatude faster over 25x

8:00 PMLyricallyCand its for preorder!

8:00 PMJared Kniselycan buy usb hardrive tb for 50

8:00 PMLyricallyCThat was the way to announce it?

8:01 PMmatthew wilsonnvmes arent cheap

8:02 PMKageNekoSamaxbtw did you see that the sales on the xbox one X increased probably due to people confusing it with the series X

8:02 PMmatthew wilsonuse a usb drive for cold storage of games

8:02 PMLyricallyCGood luck Microsoft this holiday and retailers

8:03 PMJared Kniselyprices will drop over the life of console

8:04 PMLyricallyCI don’t think it’ll drop at all but we’ll see

8:04 PMJared Kniselymust current prices of technology drop by halve in two to 3 years

8:04 PMaddictedtochaosAm I the only one who was okay with some loading in games?

8:04 PMJared Kniselyso if the console life is the same as the one prices should be fine

8:06 PMLyricallyCThe Series X preorders was a mess

8:06 PMLyricallyChow did people not read

8:06 PMmatthew wilsonnvme gen 4. it will driop but over like 3 years

8:07 PMaddictedtochaosI’m 38

8:07 PMKageNekoSamaxupdate times

8:07 PMJared Kniselydownload sizes

8:07 PMmatthew wilsonits not about loading, its asset retreval, thats why both are using nvmes

8:08 PMJared Kniselyalso the amount of load times is also annoying

8:08 PMJared Kniselygood old 64 days

8:09 PMKageNekoSamaxyep the good times, i need to check my saves again

8:10 PMLyricallyClol oh no

8:10 PMtwistedideasThat’s Twilight Princess

8:10 PMLyricallyCRIGHT

8:11 PMaddictedtochaosSkyward Sword had a similar problem

8:11 PMLyricallyCI know all about the cartridge and some of the CD games

8:11 PMmatthew wilsontechicly they did, they released more than 1 version of those games

8:11 PMmatthew wilsonmario 64 had sevral revesions

8:11 PMLyricallyCcause Mortal Kombat trilogy on PS1 had a bug where it always crashed

8:12 PMKageNekoSamaxyep like golden sun had the 1.1 and i think pokemon emerald as well

8:12 PMtwistedideasOcarina of Time on N64 has a few revisions

8:13 PMtwistedideasThe blood turned green and the symbol on the Mirror Shield changed

8:13 PMLyricallyCOoT is still a classic on the N64

8:13 PMtwistedideasthere are some bug fixes too

8:14 PMKageNekoSamaxcya around

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