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Episode 55 - Ori Director Calls Out Gaming Industry For ‘Lies And Deception’, Scalpers Target McDonald's Pokemon Happy Meals, PlayStation 5 Sells 4.5 Million Consoles, Final Fantasy VIII

February 12, 2021 Little Fella Media
Story Mode: Gaming News
Episode 55 - Ori Director Calls Out Gaming Industry For ‘Lies And Deception’, Scalpers Target McDonald's Pokemon Happy Meals, PlayStation 5 Sells 4.5 Million Consoles, Final Fantasy VIII
Show Notes

This week, Moon Studios' CEO and Ori game director Thomas Malher took to the gaming forum Resetera to call out the gaming industry on the practice of hyping up features that don't exist or misleading what games will offer on day one. We discuss the complications of this issue and whether a solution might exist.

But before that, as always, we've got game announcements (like the just-confirmed 2021 Call of Duty and new retro titles headed to Nintendo's Switch Online service). Then we turn to some super-sized headlines as scalpers target Pokémon 25th Anniversary McDonald's Happy Meals in order to resell the cards for 10x the price. In addition, we chat about Terraria developer Andrew Spinks confronting Google after his company's YouTube account is banned, the PlayStation 5's surprising 2020 sales numbers, and the five-part Nintendo docuseries that will premiere on the streaming service Crackle.

Finally, we wrap up the show with a look back at Final Fantasy VIII on the game's 22nd anniversary.

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