NicheCast Episode 80

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. Some Scenes in Deadly Premonition 2 to be Rewritten After being “Sanity Checked by a Team that Included Diversity
  2. Hololive Commander Voice Pack Bundles Available For World of Warships
  3. Elon Musk and Many Other High Profile Twitter Accounts Hacked, used in Bitcoin Scam making nearly $60,000
  4. PlayStation 5 Production Reportedly Doubled to 10 Million Due to Coronavirus Increasing Demand for Gaming
  5. Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition Will Not Support Local Multiplayer Due to “Development Reasons

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

Topics of the Week

We discussed the slew of announcements, releases, and drama over the month of June! This included Total War: Troy being free for 24-hours on launch via the Epic Games Store; all while Tim Sweeny says he attributes the Epic Games Store giveaways to increased sales… On other platforms.

We then moved onto a certain outlet struggling with Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated, and EA bringing many Origin PC-exclusive games onto Steam [1, 2] while also putting the extended Mass Effect 3 ending with a paid DLC bundle.

We talked about Min Min from ARMS becoming the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character, which lead into the technical side of consoles both old and new. We also discussed the Lite version of Final Fantasy: Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition.

Finally, we discussed Hitman 3‘s announcementCyberpunk 2077‘s delay, the growing demand of game engines, Microsoft closing Mixer, YouTube adverts, and how the platform had changed.

And much more!

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