Rundown (1/29/2023) Dragalia Lives

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This Week’s Topics:

  • Dragalia Lost’s reverse engineered private server is live!
  • Wizard game discourse
  • More discussions regarding media that sexualizes children
  • The depowering and replacement of an abuser
  • Proletariat’s CEO forcing workers to cancel unionization plans
  • A game Natalie wants to love… but can’t!
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Rundown (1/22/2023) DRM Has Ruined Books

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This Week’s Topics:

  • Why the digital age makes Natalie hate books
  • Analyzing a AAA game budget using BOOTLEG MATH!
  • Why The Last of Us (2013) is bad, actually
  • Translation purists (the worst kind of anime fan)
  • Forspoken‘s awful first 20 minutes
  • A remaster of the greatest friendship killer
  • The end of Halo as the world knows it
  • AVENGERS_EOS
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Rundown (12/18/2022) Natalie’s Going In For Bottom Surgery!

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This Week’s Topics:

  • Tencent bought 20% of that anime booty game.
  • The continued purging of HBO Max to avoid residuals
  • A ‘remaster’ of 2005’s Ys: The Oath in Felghana
  • The next retroactive adventure of Adol Christin
  • Amazon’s next Tomb Raider game
  • The END of the Pokémon anime (as we know it)
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Rundown (11/20-11/26) Student Transfer Version 7.0 is Out!!!

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Wherein I discuss: The release of another massive TSF visual novel update. A remaster with a 99% chance of being real. Why the Switch is a tablet! The English release of a long forgotten Japan-only shooter. The re;birth of the queen of TG Captions. Why Natalie does not do video stuff. And the end of Dragalia for the umpteenth time.

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Rundown (10/02-10/08) Little Ado About Horror

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Wherein I discuss: My mundane thoughts on the most popular genre of autumn. An absolutely awful acquisition. The eternal mixing up of re;makers and re;masters. The fifth Super Mario movie. CDPR Expansion. A game that thinks it should be more invasive than a game. One Last Scarlet and Violet splurge sesh. And the surprise Steam release of Chaos;Head Noah

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Rundown (9/25-10/01) Dope Skinsuit Comic. BIG Inspiration. Inferior Official Distribution.

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Wherein I discuss: A sick skinsuit TSF comic. The end of ownership. Saudi Arabia’s continued influence over Gamindustri. Atlus trying to double-kill their own games. The re;birth of E3. The racist tendencies of one of the most lucrative games of the modern era. A peashy PC port. And the end of a non-subscription streaming service.

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Rundown (8/28-9/03) Cute Oppressed Lady Of Uniquely Remedial Styles

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Wherein I discuss: The next maiden in the DOPE TSF canon. The (partial) acquisition of Souls. The resurgence of an investment laid in the sand 3.5 years ago. Further Payments and Quibbles. A glorious gacha gutting. The Date of Death of Dragalia. And some pedantic Pokémon prattle.

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Rundown (6/13-6/18) Segmented Summer Showcases (S3) 2022: Oops! I Wrote a 30,000 Word Novella Again!

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Wherein I discuss the progress of OPPAI 3, the Persona port puzzlement, Capcom’s subpar S3 showings, the continued Re;Birth of Final Fantasy VII, two HOT SPRG leaks, a possible niche revival, and a decompiled classic.

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Rundown (6/05-6/11) Segmented Summer Showcases (S3) 2022: Finding Frustrations

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Wherein I discuss my quest for dope Dutch beatz, the worrisome MENA acquisitions, the posthumous return of Gattz and the Griff, the return of a leaked remaster, Nintendo’s next disaster, rudimentary game compilations, a ‘bad’ game getting re-re-mastered, and the diet E3 alternative that’s sweeping the nation of Earth!

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Rundown (5/22-5/28) Here’s to Ten More Years!

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I recorded a video of me reading this, with EXTRA CONTENT! Also, it’s subtitled, because otherwise it would be MOSTLY unintelligible! It was bad and I invested over 3 hours into it in total! Mostly because of closed captioning.

Wherein I discuss how happy I am that Nigma Box has lasted for a full decade, the North American game industry’s first union, topical politics, and insights into my hometown.

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