Published on November 21st, 2017 | by Brandon

KBMOD Podcast – Episode 301

With Scott out this week, the lovable Hardballer joins us as we discuss Thanksgiving preparation, Diablo III addiction, and a whole lot about microtransactions. EA dominates the news this week for all the wrong reasons: Need for Speed Payback makes changes after getting “community feedback,” and juicy scandal surrounds the launch of Star Wars Battlefront II. This story has all the makings of a classic: the most downvoted Reddit post in history, a massive reduction of unlock costs across the board, the temporary removal of all microtransactions, and rumors that Disney forced EA’s hand. If all of that still isn’t juicy enough for you, we’ve also got the Belgian Gaming Commission investigating whether loot boxes are gambling, Marvel shutting down Marvel Heroes, and Minecraft getting new aquatic features.

We have just one viewer question this week, but it’s an interesting dive into our thoughts on the future of automation and advancing technology as it pertains to the games industry.

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Brandon started his PC gaming days playing Doom II (IDDQD/IDKFA for life) and has been hooked on online gaming since the original Starsiege: Tribes. The way to his heart is through proper grammar, corn dogs, and cookie cake.

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