Total Control Ep 74: We Don’t Talk About Overwatch

Friday, May 27th, 2016

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Welcome to episode 74 of Total Control, oprainfall’s official podcast. Recorded on May 26, join Azario Lopez, Joe Sigidal, Steve Baltimore, and Anime Chris as they talk about the future of consoles and whether upgradeable hardware is a good thing or not. Also, the cast talks about Western developers admitting to creating their game through the eyes of a feminist. Games we talk about, Uncharted 4, Mind=0, Demon Gaze, and Valkyrie Chronicles Remaster.

Joe’s Game of the Week:


The intro to Total Control was made by Anime Chris.

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  • KissDisqus

    I’m not going to purchase the game but this video gave me some laughs.
    Conan perving out as usual

  • Wolfe

    I’m glad the pandering to Sarkeesian-followers was brought up in regards to Uncharted 4. I was not aware. I had been on the fence about the game, now I’m just going to sidestep it. I will not support developers who compromise their vision in the face of social-political pressure.

    • Mr0303

      Neil Druckmann said he was inspired by Anita’s work. What he doesn’t realise is that being inspired by today’s version of Jack Thompson is not good for business.

      They even gave her an early review copy of Uncharted 4. What Feminist Frequency did is broke the embargo and still shat on the game for being sexists, despite the pandering.

    • Wolfe

      If they chose to continuously chase the endorsement of pseudo-celebrities rather than their consumers, they’re eventually going to see diminishing returns. Even if it’s not immediate, it will happen.

    • Mr0303

      Plenty of people were displeased with the agenda pushing in the Last of Us DLC, so it may eventually reflect on their sales.

    • Wolfe

      I was holding out for the PS4 version of the Last of Us. By the time I had a PS4, the DLC had come along and killed my interest. I am looking for entertainment, not agendas. Either these companies will learn from this and gain our trust, or they will see less sales.

  • Panpopo

    E3 predictions: Gameplay for the Resident Evil 2 remake, Kingdom Hearts 3 trailer, something Shenmue related, and a worldwide demo announcement for the new Zelda Wii U game! The last one probably won’t happen but it would be neat.

    • Mr0303

      The last one is pretty much guaranteed, I think. This is the only thing Nintendo is bringing there.

  • Mr0303

    E3 predictions:

    God of War 4 trailer, possibly just a teaser with no gameplay. The Last Guardian release date. PSVR release date. I’m really worried that this whole thing about PS4K will turn out to be true. It will be pretty horrible and will mess up the console market.

    If I had to play the Senran Kagura choice game I’ll marry Yumi, fuck Homura and kill Asuka.

    • catazxy

      the PS4K rumors say its gonna be a bit of an upgrade, while the xbox scorpion rumors are crazy as hell, they say its gonna be 4 times more powerful then the normal version-if that is true then, yeah, the console market is fucked (but man, 4 times? that sounds too unrealistic)

    • Mr0303

      There were different specs floating around, but any change to the processing power will cause problems with the development in terms of optimisation. Introducing these new versions will segregate the player base.

  • Solbasa

    E3 2016 predictions, if I’m allowed:
    1) Persona 5 English-voiced trailer and release date
    2) Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone localization announcement
    3) It’s a long shot, but Caligula English localization announcement

    • azariosays

      haha, you’re not allowed to enter the contest 😛

    • Solbasa

      Aww, what a shame

    • Mr0303

      Number 2 seems very unlikely to be at the E3 stage but I suppose Miku is big enough to actually make this happen.