@Jaffe has an eyepatch now.
My absolute least favorite word in game development is “gameplay”, an unhelpful and vague term that usually hides a lack of personal investment in correctly figuring out and properly communicating the specific design issue you wish to address.
esper What food do you associate with your best gaming memory? (07:16)
Not my best memory per say but my strongest games+food association is probably Chinese food with Super Mario Bros. 3.
Any “usual” big European city variation of Chinese food, mostly Southern, some sort of Fujian / Guangzhou / Vietnamese mix. But especially cantonese rice.
My best friend in middle school got Super Mario Bros. 3 and soon after he brought it to my home, on a Friday evening, so that we could play it together until Saturday evening. We made the tactical mistake of starting playing as soon as we arrived from school, and my mother surprised us by taking us out to a great Chinese restaurant for dinner, pretty far away from home.
There is no save on the NES version of Super Mario Bros. 3, so we decided to leave the game on, and left either Mario or Luigi (I am pretty sure it was Mario) on standby somewhere on the 2nd World map. The whole night out lasted something like two and a half hours. This was back when there were tons of stories and second hand accounts and rumors of standby games messing up TVs, or blowing up consoles, and we both spent the entire dinner stressing out whether we had just ruined our weekend by taking a chance on our ongoing gaming session instead of restarting the game from scratch after dinner.
Nothing went wrong in the end but the stress scarred me for life and I often randomly think about that evening when I eat cantonese rice.
esper Why is everybody so mad about Dungeons & Dragons? (15:22)
I think the panel misunderstood the crux of the issue. With the current license, any other Tabletop game developer can reuse the current ruleset of D&D (or even previous rulesets) for their own game.
This has been a win/win situation because it helped D&D regain its status as the standard for the hobby, and made sure everyone was familiar with D&D even if they came to TTRPGs through another mean.
With the new (leaked) license, other game devs using the ruleset in a new RPG or unlicensed expansion would need to share a report of their earnings with Wizards of the Coast, and pay a 25% royalty to Wizards of the Coast passed a certain revenue threshold.
This new license also allows Wizards of the Coast to block the sale of contents they think is contrary to the spirit of their brand, such as (I am giving their examples) racist, homophobic or misogynistic contents, or anything related to NFTs.
If you are more cynical, this would also theoretically allow Wizards of the Coast to stop the selling of any tabletop game or video game using the (formerly open) ruleset, such as the Pathfinder series which gained popularity by re-using the rules D&D 3rd edition when the real D&D moved on to the controversial 4th edition.
Answering the initial question, the closest analogy to this story in the video game world is probably how Bethesda tried to get a tighter grip on mods a few years ago.
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rejj whenever a new IC episode turns up I always hit “play next” instead of “add to queue”. It’s the only show that queue-jumps.
Mine is Matthew Belloni’s The Town, at the moment.