Ben Lindbergh and Jason Concepcion discuss the microtransaction controversy sweeping the industry and talk to the influential Reddit poster who helped start the backlash against Battlefront II (8:40). They then bring on ESPN esports reporter Jacob Wolf to preview the advent of the innovative Overwatch League and address the questions that Blizzard still has to answer about Overwatch as an esport and the big-buy-in league’s long-term viability (39:40).
EA’s Reddit-Driven Downfall and Overwatch League Unknowns
Ben and Jason discuss EA’s microtransaction controversy before bringing on ESPN esports reporter Jacob Wolf to preview ‘Overwatch’ as an esport
Plus, breaking down why Bill O’Brien was a bad hire for the Patriots and what to make of Kellen Moore joining the Chargers
The guys revisit the 1972 drama starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight
Juliet and Callie break down rapper Latto’s challenge for the girls and some ‘Bachelor’ nation news
Plus, Lauren Sánchez’s ‘Wall Street Journal’ interview, and more celebrity news
Matt and Lucas break down Peacock’s surprising success to start the new year