Sometimes an hour (or an hour and ten minutes) isn't enough time to dig into your favorite topics. Here's more goodness on all of the topics in Episode 3!
Microtransactions – Here's a horror story along the lines of our freemium game model discussion. They're not hard to find but $8,000 on the FIFA series stands out among the rest.
Hearthstone – We mentioned Hearthstone's latest expansion as a surprising example of add-on purchases piling up. It might take you up to 437 purchases to collect the new cards.
Harpan's Solitaire – This is the two-man studio that just sold their ad-supported Solitaire game to Zynga for 42.5 million dollars.
Amazon Underground – If you have an Android device, the Amazon Underground program is a great way to avoid most of the surprise bills we discuss above. Fire tablets are very affordable!
Battlefront 2 Reveal Trailer
The Mandela Effect – This is mentioned only briefly by Jamie and John, but it's a popular topic right now because most people still think they saw a Sinbad film called Shazam. This is the article I find most interesting about The Mandela Effect, because I absolutely recall learning in grade school that Eli Whitney was black, now that they bring it up.
Don't look now, here's the Sega Activator!
Not to mention the Krock boys and their Family Fun Fitness Mat!
For Honor – Pay to Win? – John brings up some pay-to-win controversy in For Honor recently which is a point of contention for the moment. Like all points of contention, I like to let Reddit try to sort it out without my help.
Star Citizen – If you're interested in more about the Star Citizen controversy, look not only at this great explanation at Rock Paper Shotgun, but check out the number of comments going back and forth. For most of us, it's another huge “wait and see.”
Kickstarter – We're hard on crowdfunding and we stand by that. Here's one great article (of many) explaining just some of the most common ways crowdfunding projects fail.
Thor: Ragnarok Trailer – We didn't say anything about it, past its existence, but we may have said everything we're going to say at this point.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer
Is More Knights of the Old Republic On the Way? – No. But more Star Wars + BioWare is coming.
Skyrim Santa – Not only is the Skyrim Christmas project real, it's very well documented.
That's all. Let us know what you want to hear more about next week!