On this episode of the Anivision Podcast we talk about shady GameStop practices, we discuss the latest games we are playing, and we finally dig into the full Nintendo Switch reveal.

News

  • GameStop’s “Circle of Life” program ends up making employees feel the need to lie about new items not being in stock to push pre-owned sales (GameStop)
    • Employees asked to reach a COL score of at least 75% between new games, pre-owned, etc.
    • Big game release weeks could screw over employees if they sell too many new games
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake News
    • Yoshinori Kitase says that they are still working on the stuff in the trailer
    • Also states that there could be significant gaps between episodic content and not all of the game might be develop
  • Overwatch bans thousands of Korean hackers (Polygon)
  • PS4 update 4.50 includes external HDD support, custom wallpapers and more (PS Blog)
  • My Hero Academia 2’s first episode (airing March 25th) will be a recap of S1
  • Beer commercial animated by Trigger pulled from airing (ANN)

Discussion

  • Nintendo Switch
    • Must use a Smartphone app to party up and communicate online
    • Will also give away monthly free games
    • 1-2-Switch – March 3
      The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – March 3
      Skylanders Imaginators – March 3
      Just Dance 2017 – March 3
      Super Bomberman R – March 3
      Binding of Isaac Afterbirth+ – March 3
      I Am Setsuna – March 3
      World of Goo – March 3
      Little Inferno – March 3
      Human Resource Machine – March 3
    • $299 coming out 3/3/17
    • Overpriced accessories
    • 3-6 hours depending on what game you’re playing
    • Motion sensors in joycons
    • 32gb internal storage & micro SD expansion
    • Nintendo will have an online subscription service for $30 a year
    • Nintendo only has a few launch titles, but promises to have steady release of games instead of a lot at launch
    • After Breath of the Wild no more games for Wii U
  • What have we been playing?

Music

  • Ending: “Itteki no Eikyou” by UVERworld (Blue Exorcist 2)
  • BGM: Alderamin of the Sky OST 2

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