137 - Video Game Legislation & Sony's State of Play Recap

This week on the show, we bring up a tough, but relevent converstaion: video game legislation from governing bodies. After recent news of impending bills being submitted to the US government on regulating loot boxes, Will and Cameron discuss if legislation is needed in the gaming industry, especially with some loot boxes and other microtransaction implementation becoming increasingly predatory, and also what rippling effects that could have if they go through. Plus, the team recaps Sony's recent State of Play video and guesses when we will see some of the bigger titles in Sony's camp. All this, plus discussions on the Riot walkouts, the fighting around Borderlands 3, and more.


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NEWS:
Sony caves; adds EA Access to PS4: https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-05-07-ea-access-launches-on-playstation-4-july
Riot Games Walkout: https://kotaku.com/riot-employees-prepare-for-walkout-today-1834553458
Detective Pikachu items coming to Pokemon GO: https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/6/18531239/pokemon-go-detective-pikachu-event-cosmetics
Spats flying with Pitchford and Claptrap: https://www.kotaku.co.uk/2019/05/07/randy-pitchford-and-claptraps-original-voice-actor-are-flinging-allegations-at-each-other
Pokemon Mobile game in the works with DENA: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/a-new-pokemon-mobile-game-is-in-development/1100-6466797/
John Wick is making his video game debut: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/john-wick-hex-revealed-as-new-game-pc-edition-excl/1100-6466727/
State of Play Recap: https://blog.us.playstation.com/2019/05/09/state-of-play-may-2019-the-complete-recap/
Video Game Legislation: https://kotaku.com/u-s-senator-introduces-bill-to-ban-loot-boxes-and-pay-1834612226

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