"We do not 'push' people to spend in our games," EA said in a new statement, and we allllllmost believe them. This week, we're joined by Jeff, the other half of the New Dad Gaming Podcast, to discuss the intersection between loot boxes, kids, and EA's perennially bad reputation.
But first, game announcements are up (like the random new update to Super Mario Party and Neil Druckmann's confirmation that the outline for The Last of Us 3 is done). Next, it's headline time. We're talking about the video game industry's first ever Academy Award, the new report that says Gen Z prefers gaming over other forms of entertainment, the new international eBay shop for the famous Super Potato retro store, and how you can buy the Queen of England's infamous golden Wii -- IF you have $300,000, however.
Finally, we wrap up the show with a look back at Super Bomberman on the game's 28th anniversary.
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