How much crunch is too much? – What’s Good Games (Ep. 75)
This week Andrea and Steimer are missing Britt as she enjoys the spooky festivities at Universal Studios. They chat about Rockstar Games “100-hour work week,” Discord’s new game store beta, and will Rocket League be next for PS4 cross-play? Andrea spent some time with Bad North on Nintendo Switch, Steimer attempted another run at Celeste, and both are heavily invested in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
2:30 TwitchCon Update
5:10 Happy Hour Q&A Update
8:50 Why does Britt use giant suitcases all the time?
12:28 NEWS begins
12:45 Ninja is hanging with Ellen
14:30 Rockstar Games “100-hour weeks” fiasco
20:55 Crazy hours are common in game development
25:15 Normalizing crunch
35:08 Discord launches their Game Store Beta
38:00 Can Discord challenge GOG or Steam?
41:14 Steimer loves a good vamp
42:21 Psyonix Rocket League up next for cross-play?
49:10 Are you going to change your PSN ID?
52:15 New mobile game let’s you hang with “Saved by the Bell’ and “Breakfast Club” characters…and…”Law and Order”?
56:42 – Segment 2 begins
58:33 Steimer tries to play Celeste again
1:06:40 – Andrea started Bad North on her Switch
1:11:15 – Andrea loves her Cayde-6 Destiny t-shirt
1:11:50 – Destiny 2 Festival of the Lost is happening
1:16:40 – Kassandra is bae
1:18:40 – Open world balance in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
1:23:50 – Steimer’s got people to bang in Greece
1:36:30 – Andrea spent real money on microtransactions
1:46:25 – Resident Evil 2 demo impressions coming next week
1:48:00 – We love you guys