The Ringer’s Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion briefly discuss the latest trailer for The Last of Us Part II (1:00) then bring on Kotaku news editor and Blood, Sweat, and Pixels author Jason Schreier for a wide-ranging discussion about Super Mario Odyssey and Nintendo’s stellar 2017 (9:00); the fall of Visceral Games and the cancellation of another high-profile Star Wars game (27:00); the proliferation of loot boxes and microtransactions; whether loot boxes constitute gambling and the cyclical nature of the video game industry (41:25); and the crowded release calendar and South Park: The Fractured but Whole (54:00).
More ‘Mario,’ Visceral, Gambling on Loot Boxes, and ‘South Park’
Jason Schreier of Kotaku joins to discuss ‘Super Mario Odyssey’ and Nintendo’s stellar year
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