NicheCast Episode 77

Niche Gamer Mika

So you’re a regular visitor at Niche Gamer? The unique games, the niche games, the weird games, whatever you want to call them—we love them and we know you love them as well. We only cover these games on our regular feed, and we only cover them on our podcast, too.

Niche News of the Week

  1. Rumor: Did a Disgruntled Naughty Dog Employee Leak The Last of Us Part II Cutscenes? and The Last of Us Part II Goes Gold
  2. Cyberpunk 2077 to Feature Sex Scenes, Customize “Various Sizes and Combinations of Genitals”
  3. Story of Seasons: Friends of Mineral Town Gay Marriages Only Added to North American and European Versions
  4. MangaGamer The House In Fata Morgana Localization Sparks Fan Criticism
  5. Report: ADL Condemns Steam for “Harboring Extremists,” ADL Condemned for Flawed Claims and Recommendations
  6. Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Expansion Announced, Launches May 26 Alongside Free Update

You can find the recording (and download link) of our podcast below:

Topics of the Week

We talk about the leaks of The Last of Us Part II (but not the content of the leaks themselves), the negative effect of hype, Animal Crossing: New Horizons strong sales, War of Ashird‘s Kickstarter campaign being cancelled for a later relaunch, and when developers do (and don’t) admit they need to do more work.

We discuss the Xbox Live Conference [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13], if it’s OK to stagger the announcements of platforms a game is on [1, 2], a little bit of Lovecraft, and Cyberpunk 2077 letting gamers customize various sizes and combinations of genitalsof their characters.

We also talk about the ADL’s accusations of harboring extremists against Steam, Chinese moderators for Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord asking players to report those who violate China’s laws, and Mortal Kombat 11‘s recently announced Aftermath expansion.

Finally, we cover Billy Mitchell suing Twin Galaxies for defamation (over his disqualified Donkey Kong record), the drama around Doom Eternal‘s soundtrack and Mick Gordon.

And much more!

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