DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim turned 10 years old this week, celebrated with yet another re-release of the game across all gaming platforms. Andrew and D. Bethel talk about this milestone for a brief bit.
PLEASE STOP: NFTs continue to rear their ugly heads as major gaming publishers announce their interest in integrating blockchain weirdness into their games. After an explanation of the whole mess, D. Bethel and Andrew discuss NFTs’ possible impact on video games.
RIP DEAN STOCKWELL: After a long and storied career, actor and writer Dean Stockwell passed away this week. Nerds know him best as Al from Quantum Leap, but his strange choices and charismatic performances made him an actor everybody surely has a fond memory of in some way or another.
- A screenshot from Reddit outlining the hit cryptocurrency may take after the institution of the recently passed legislation (via the Twitter account @CoinersTakingLs):
- Tweets from @outstarwalker about how NFTs may not be the game changer some people think they are:
- McCaffry, Ryan. “Todd Howard on Skyrim‘s Legacy, Elder Scrolls 6, Starfield, and More!––IGN Unfiltered #61.” IGN, Ziff Davis, 09 Nov. 2021.
- Smith, Graham. “EA CEO Says FIFA Players want NFTs, Which Are ‘Part of the Future of Our Industry.’” Rock Paper Shotgun, Gamer Network Limited, 04 Nov. 2021.
- Valentine, Rebeka. “Ubisoft Plans to Create its Own Blockchain Games to ‘Enable More Play-to-Earn.’” IGN, Ziff Davis, 28 Oct. 2021 (Updated 01 Nov. 2021).
- “Milkbloods” (09 April 2021): Where D. Bethel and Andrew first discuss the cultural pandemic called NFTs.
- “Meat Pops” (22 Oct. 2021): Where Andrew discusses the different ways Steam and the Epic Games store are approaching NFTs.
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