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
Jason also talks Bears preseason success before opening the voicemail line
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Sheil and Ryen also discuss Deshaun Watson’s 11-game suspension
After a settlement between the league and union, the Cleveland Browns quarterback will serve an 11-game suspension this season. But given Watson’s continued defiance and the Browns’ lack of accountability, it’s still inadequate.
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