Round 85 - The Worst Santa

Date aired: 

11 Dec 2020

Show Length: 


Multimedia version - YouTube

Around the World:  00:13:19

  • Ransomware attack on Capcom from early Nov: initial claims that no data leaked, but now admitted that personal info of 350k people stolen - names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses; also passport info and signatures of employees possibly leaked
  • Apple lowers App Store fee for developers beneath $1M revenue to 15%
  • Nicalis attempts to DMCA Github repo of Cave Story Engine 2 (an open-source reverse-engineered engine based purely on Daisuke Amaya's original freeware Cave Story); ultimately fails
  • Nintendo sends C&D to The Big House, large and well-known Super Smash Bros Melee tournament due to use of Slippi, an open-source project  incorporating full rollback netcode designed to be used for online Smash matches
  • In response, a large Splatoon 2 tournament is canceled, then renamed / reformed by participants (not organizers) in support of The Big House; donations supported a prize pool of $25k, $3k excess was donated to charity
  • AMD's 6000-series GPUs release...w/ significantly underwhelming stock available; as is tradition, release drivers are subpar
  • Highly anticipated Cyberpunk 2077 finally released; 8 million pre-ordered copies, but...has major issues on both console and PC, including a scene deliberately made to mimic epileptic seizure-inducing conditions
  • New Microsoft game studio The Initiative releases a trailer for a reboot of Perfect Dark
  • 2.2 million yuan-worth of RTX 3090 GPUs stolen from MSI-owned factory in China; inside job suspected

Bonus Level 1:  00:55:39

Personal Gaming:  01:05:04

  • Spelunky 2 (PC; Quest for Semi-Glory, now in progress)
  • Super R-Type (Arcade; Shmup Book Club, Dec 2020)
  • DoDonPachi DaiFukkatsu (PC; Shmup Book Club, Oct - Dec 2020)
  • Overload (PC)
  • Darkest Dungeon (PC)
  • Risk of Rain 2 (PC)
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Switch)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)

Bonus Level 2:  01:23:14

Ad-hoc design: 01:34:02

  • Zombie apocalypes survival horror, with most tropes removed or reversed
  • Run-and-gun puzzle

Full date: 

Fri, 11 Dec 2020 19:00:00 CST