Episode 154: Blato

September 29th, 2018 | 1:00 pm ET

The closings of Capcom Vancouver and Telltale make the case for an ever-increasing need for a union in games.

In a busy week in the games industry, we start off discussing the unfortunate closures of Capcom Vancouver and Telltale Games. We discuss the legacy these studios left behind, the mismanagement at Telltale that lead to its fate, and the ever increasing need for labor representation in games.

In other news, another Nintendo Direct passed us by, bringing with it new announcements and new questions. What does Peachette mean for the Mario canon? When’s Tom Nook coming to Smash? Who’s going to pay for Nintendo Switch Online?

The PlayStation Classic is here to feed on your childhood nostalgia, we squeeze in some last minute games before we close the gate on considerations for Best Games Played 2018.

Games include Mega Man 11, Super Mario Bros. 3, Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner M∀RS, WitchWay, Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate, Destiny 2, Marvel’s Spider-Man, and Donut County.

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