Sunday, May 21, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #49 - A sonic OC hell of steamy polygonal boners

                   

Behold!! The Live Episode!



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This week -  Sonic Forces allows players to create their own OCs to help the Sonics take down the badguys,  Black Panther and the crew gets cancelled two issues into heavy handed pandering about black issues, and Polygon decides to put out an opinion piece on Steam that sounds like complete hipster grandstanding garbage.

- I'll see you next bossfight!

Why ARMS is getting free DLC..

                       

The ARMS Nintendo Direct aired, last week, and during the video it had been revealed that DLC will be free well into the life cycle of this new game. Now, this doesn't surprise me at all for one particular reason, and It's something I have formerly stated on a previous response video I did about Splatoon and Breath of the Wild's DLC.



                      


In the video, I had stated that The Zelda series is a tried and tested brand and beloved series that has been around for decades. This is the main reason why it's easier for Nintendo to push a paid DLC business model around the game, for better or for worse.  Splatoon, on the other hand is still a new IP which, at the time, had yet to be tested and find a fanbase. It seems like a no-brainer to release a untested IP with incentives such as a free DLC to both extend the life of the game and to attract new players.

Needless to say, both Splatoon 2 and ARMS will be released this summer, which is usually a down time for game releases, (Most of the major releases happen in Fall to gear up for the Holiday Season) and a boom time for youth and teenagers on summer break who have more free time to spend playing games. Of course us old gaming fogies will enjoy the game regardless,

This seems to be the strategy going forward for games like these, However, It's hard to say that this free model will be used on games like Super Smash Bros, due to it's established nature.  There are a lot of people who spent money on the character and stage bundles for Smash as well as the Amiibos of each of the characters featured in the game. That seems to be easy money that Nintendo may not want to do away with, altogether.

I guess only time will tell..

- I'll see you next bossfight! 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

BSPC#48 - Comicgate Rising III: Trash Pandas Everywhere

                          





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This Week - Marvel is on track to ditch 30 Titles due to lackluster sales, Stan Lee is being blamed for creating Nazi analogues in fictional media, and SJWs are burning free comics in an attempt to appear edgy and hip.. Welcome to Comicgate Rising III

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #47 - Call of Duty: Modern whining warfare

                     




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May the 4th be with you, and also with you.


This week -  We talk about the amazing Star Wars Steam bundle, Steam's statistics and refund data,  The vanishing of Roger Jr from Tekken 7 , and the big stink that happened over Destructoid virtue signaling over COD's female characters in it's multiplayer mode featuring a Guest appearance by Polygon and their counter virtue signaling as well.


- I'll see you next Bossfight!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

BSPC#46 - Samurai Jack vs Special Snowflakes

                     




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This week - Articles about the proper way of recording the history of gaming, Night Trap gets a limited run release for PS4 and XBONE, and Samurai Jack is on the attack from the   Yale herald for cultural appropriation, and transphobic characters... you know...stuff that doesn't exist.

- I'll see you next bossfight!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saturday Bosscade - Samurai Shodown IV Amakusa's Revenge

                       

I present to you one of the games I spent a large time playing in college; Samurai Shodown IV.



Clearly, the skill shown in how we played games,  back then is nothing compared to the level of dedication and skill shown today by high level players, and this is clearly shown in the way I had my ass handed to me in battle in this video. Needless to say, I want to go back for more, because the person I was playing brought the best out of me.

-I'll see you next bossfight!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Boss Syndrome Podcast #45 - Everyone's got opinions

                         




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This Week - Bayonetta gets released on Steam, does gangbusters, and now the question is what will Platinum bring to Steam next? The FTC is cracking down on Switch Scams, and Forbes's contributers are debating each other over the NES classic edition being discontinued.

- I'll see you next Bossfight!