#30 Pt 2 - Publishers Are Ruining Video Games: Pay-To-Win, Creative Control, Violence & Boob-Physics With Rhys Willis & Josh Murray

This week brings part 2 of Mike’s chat with Rhys & Josh regarding video games and this part is primarily about the current state of the industry and the politics involved.

This chat continues on why Star Wars Battlefront 2 was such a disgrace to the gaming industry/community and how loot boxes, pre-orders, season passes & micro-transactions are so dangerous for the industry as a whole.
After discussing this and including names such as EA & Ubisoft, they discuss the various “special editions” of games that come out, they then speak about Visceral’s death as a company & the Dead Space trilogy, followed by how game publishers treat the creative teams behind such games, before finishing off by speaking about the James Gunn controversy (Guardians Of The Galaxy director), how political correctness effects games including “self-aware” games like Doki Doki Literature Club, “boob-physics” and women in the gaming industry (including a discussion about Bayonetta & the sexuality of her character).

If you haven’t already checked out part 1 and enjoyed this episode, be sure to go back & check it out!
In part 1 of their chat, they discuss a few random topics for the first few minutes before having a trip down memory lane, reminiscing about games such as Crash Bandicoot, Halo, Jak & Daxter, Devil May Cry & more – they then discuss cheat codes & Easter eggs and how they used to come in books with gaming magazines, rather than just online like nowadays.
Following this, they delve into the world of Steam’s game curation, which steadily turns into a discussion surrounding loot boxes & micro-transactions, they also *briefly*discuss Bitcoin & mining for cryptocurrencies, before delving into why Mike is such a let-down for pre-ordering Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Last week Mike spoke with Steve, a homosexual friend of his about his coming out story, what it was like growing up gay in the 1980s, Polari the “secret gay language”, transgender people in sports, the LGBTQ+ community as a whole, the “gay agenda” and so much more, so be sure to check that out too!

The guests Josh & Rhys have been in a few other podcasts, they were both in a discussion about transgender identity in politics (episode 14 “Just Don’t Be A Dick”), Rhys featured in the first ever episode too, about if it’s ever okay to “punch a nazi” and Josh has featured in several others, including being the co-host of the “Science, But Simple” mini-series on GCC too!

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