What is a GameCube? Xbox Turns 20. ExtraLife Streaming. And Oregon Trail vs Civilzation 6.

Chris played Civilization, Nick played a bunch of games for ExtraLife, and we talk about Xbox turning 20, kids not knowing what a Gamecube is, and ponder if reality is broken.
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  • Castlevania: Grimoire of Souls
    • Small amounts of action platformer trapped in character/item upgrade menu system
    • Auto attack makes game more accessible
    • This was an IAP powered Android game launched in 2019
    • Worked well with controller
  • The Oregon Trail
    • Getting back into it. Many game updates (about 20 onboarding screens!): new trails (California, Mormon), fishing mini game, more story quests (eg bring nitroglycerin to mine without blowing up), more challenges ("contracts" to complete a trail segment with added difficulty)
    • Menus work with controller okay, but definitely touch first
  • Galaga Wars+
    • Never played previous release
    • Weird hold to unpause mechanic, bad RSI scenario
    • Fun progression, pretty high difficulty
  • Netflix Games
    • First on Android, now on iOS
    • One app per game to follow App Store guidelines
    • not streaming like Luna or xCloud
  • Listener Andrew
    • "You and Chris were great entertainment on my way to and from getting cat supplies."
    • Tiny Wings developer wanted to transfer achievements
  • 🍋 HomePod mini
  • Fraggle Rock TV+ show
  • Marathon series / Marathon emulator
    • Friend of the show Angela
    • Gabe wants multiplayer

Tabletop Corner

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What is a GameCube? Xbox Turns 20. ExtraLife Streaming. And Oregon Trail vs Civilzation 6.
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