TSM Episode 467: The Microsoft-EA Merger

The platforming is excellent, and offers a reasonable challenge.
Celeste is one of Lusipurr’s three (3!) gaming moments this week.

Download Link: Released 2018.02.05

Lusipurr and SiliconNooB bring the news, much of which is positive or optimistic in outlook. But amongst the gaiety-inducing journalism, one particular story earns special attention for having been caused by Lusipurr and Reetin: the merger of MS and EA.


  1. Good podcast this week, and thanks for the shout out!

    Also, good to know from Lusipurr that Tokyo RPG Factory changed things for the better with Lost Sphear. I feel more comfortable making a purchase knowing they’ve taken out the monotonous “drops for skills” system that was in I am Setsuna.

    I am also enjoying Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and I agree that it is a major improvement from the previous entries, mainly with the UI and battle systems. They’ve also simplified a lot of their systems, and abandoned the unnecessary aspects of the affinity systems that were in XC1 and XCX. My only minor complaints about the game are that in certain areas, the rich environments are occasionally too much for the Switch to handle so it will down rez, but that’s more of a mark against the underpowered Switch than the game.

    Celeste is a great platformer as well, and I agree that the nice tight controls are fun to play, however I will reccomend that anyone playing it on the Switch use the pro-controller. The joycon’s right stick is far too close to the buttons and it really gets in the way of the precisely timed button presses required for the challenging platformnig required. In retrospect, maybe I should’ve originally purchased the PS4 version, but the pro controller works great, if you’re willing to shell out the dough.

  2. I’m curious as to the fountain of perpetual disappointment 3ds version release?

  3. @Fumunshu: Luckily I bought it on PS4 and it is BRILLIANT there.

    I really don’t like the Switch controls when it is in ‘portable’ mode with the joycons attached. The buttons and sticks are not sensibly placed, and it feels like I have to cramp or stretch my hands to do certain tasks.

    The Switch Pro controller, on the other hand, is absolutely wonderful. A+ controller.

    @Drachonus: Originally Ethos was going to come visit in January so that we could work on it, but some changes to his schedule made that an impossibility. Hopefully he’ll still be interested in Spring, although if he visits then, I may have less time due to work-related things that I have to address. It’s still very much in our minds and one day we will make it happen in some form!

  4. This was a very informative *Podcast* and I appreciate all the work that went into making it.

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