NicheCast Episode 81

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. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League Launches 2022 for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X
  2. Gotham Knights Announced, Launches 2021 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X
  3. Rocksteady Studios Addresses Claims of Sexism and Sexual Harassment, Denies No Action was Initially Taken in 2018
  4. Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War Announced, Full Reveal August 26
  5. Sega Reportedly Intending to “Aggressively Promote” PC Ports, Include PC in Multi-Platform Releases

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Topics of the Week

We discussed our upcoming Media Partners program, President Trump’s executive order that almost banned Tencent in the US, and the hackers behind the Twitter celebrity Bitcoin scam being arrested- including the 17 year old “mastermind.

We then moved onto virtual YouTubers suffering DMCA claims and community subtitles being retired, the return of G4, the Intellivision Amico Special Event, and how companies react to perceptions and outrage.

We also talked about Ghost of Tsushimaalong with the game’s successes, and high praise from Yakuza general director Toshihiro Nagoshi’s high praise. We also touched on the day one censorship patch on Fairy Tail, localization, and the Analogue Pocket.

Finally, we discussed Paper Mario: The Origami King, and comments made by the developers. Producer Kensuke Tanabe stated “it’s no longer possible to modify Mario characters or to create original characters that touch on the Mario universe” for Paper Mario games; later explainingit has become that much more important to convey their personalities simply through text.

And much more!

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