Episode 16: More Baffling Switch Decisions and The Third Party Problem

This Week on Digital Fiasco we talk about 2017’s first big releases, Phantom Dust may be closer than you think, Randy Pitchford changes his Battleborn marketing strategy, Review embargos: Threat or menace. We also talk about some new problems with the launch of the Nintendo Switch. But first, there’s actually some good news about the Switch too, just not much.

 

 

 

Episode 16: More Baffling Switch Decisions and The Third Party Problem

  • (2:14) Jack McBastard finishes Rise of the Tomb Raider (Theory of Platinums)
  • (6:52) Jack McBastard plays Stardew Valley
  • (9:27) Jack McBastard plays Darksiders Warmastered Edition
  • (12:42) Jack McBastard counts down to Yakuza 0 (and Horizon)
  • (16:03) Dandr0id pays Just Cause 3
  • (21:02) Dandr0id talks about Raft (and Itch.io)
  • (27:07) DDD: Discs, Downloads and DLC
  • (39:11) Silver lining on the Switch launch
  • (43:33) More bad Switch news for the dogpile
  • (44:34) Reggie Fils-Aime explains Nintendo’s baffling chat solution
  • (46:31) Games tied to Nintendo Account not physical console
  • (47:36) Nintendo Switch supply problems already a concern
  • (50:03) Switch gets Third Party vote of no confidence
  • (51:16) Nintendo home consoles have been trending downward since 1996
  • (57:13) Other Switch game announcements
  • (58:02) How close did Jack come to the 1,2,Switch minigame titles?
  • (1:01:19) Bait and Switch (Charging) Grip (Confirmed that this is a thing. Greasy)
  • (1:03:29) Randy Pitchford’s scraping the bottom of the Battleborn barrel
  • (1:05:55) Phil Spencer teases Phantom Dust release is sooner than later (Scorpio tangent)
  • (1:12:46) RIGS DLC cancelled
  • (1:14:36) MAKO break for No Man’s Sky
  • (1:15:58) BadFly caught out in left field
  • (1:29:17) The Options Menu: Steal This Idea!
  • (1:30:52) Steal This Idea: Open World Vanquish Core
  • (1:35:00) Steal This Idea: Dead Space Rising
  • (1:43:58) Indie Shoutout: Raft and Itch.io (https://raft.itch.io/raft)
  • (1:46:16) Outtro (and Damnation love)

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Hailing from parts unknown, Jack McBastard is more machine than man, twisted and evil. He doesn't agree with the other four dentists, and always stays crispy in milk.
Favorite games include Bioshock, Metal Gear Solid, Uncharted, XCOM.