No Prisoners, No Mercy
There comes a time, friends, when your favorite MMO ceases to sparkle, when even new videogames lose their luster, and the computer room becomes a prison; and all that is left are two gamers (who happen to be nuns) with a very large axe to grind. Come join Julie Whitefeather and Frances Kosac as they go to War - and along the way discuss the events of the week in the MMO industry.

Welcome to No Prisoners, No Mercy Show 210! This time the team talks about the following subjects:

1. Steam now allows anything online  except what is illegal or "straight up trolling" 

 
2. Fallout 76, the next fallout game will not allow external player mods
 
3. Ark Mobile - will "mobile make a difference"
 
4. While Epic is suing Fortnite cheaters as young as 14, the Fortnite developer is in turn being sued by PUBG corp.  Battlefield V has a "battleroyal mode" (with women characters).
 
5. The passing of two greats.
Direct download: 210-NPNM-7-1-2018.mp3
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Welcome to Show 209 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show.

The gangs all here. This time out we talk about the following subjects.

1. The death of immersion through storytelling in videogames
2. GDPR - If you aren't paying for something, you are the product
3. Privacy and APPS from the developers point of view
4. What are we all playing


Sites Cited:

http://www.gamasutra.com/blogs/JoshBycer/20170526/298785/The_Divide_Between_Consumers_and_Game_Designers.php
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-17-what-does-gdpr-do

Direct download: 209-NPNM-6-18-2018.mp3
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1. Tribute to Total Biscuit
2. Avengers Affinity War - Spoiler Warning!!
3. Middle Shelf Games
4.Players that have been cultivated like a crop
5.Waiting for a market correction in video games
6.Daybreak Games


Sites Cited:

http://www.thejimquisition.com/why-we-need-middle-shelf-games-the-jimquisition/

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/04/after-sanctions-daybreak-games-changes-its-tune-on-its-russian-affiliation/

Direct download: 208-NPNM-5-25-2018.mp3
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Welcome to No Prisoners, No Mercy - Show 207.

This time our the No Prisoners, No Mercy team talks about the following subjects - see you online.

1. Facebook and corporate overreach
2. What does privacy mean to us?
3. Biting the hand that entertained you - when does constructive criticism end and damaging the game or community begin?
4. Do gamers become vitriolic they hurt the industry?
5. Robotech and Harmony Gold


Cites Cited:
https://biobreak.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/biting-the-mmo-hand-that-entertained-you/

Direct download: 207-NPNM-5-3-2018.mp3
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Welcome to Show 206 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show!

This time out the No Prisoners, No Mercy Team talks about the following subjects.

See you online!


1. Why does your game still cost sixty dollars? Shouldn't digital distribution and microtransactions together mean it can be free? - an industry insiders view of the true cost of development and publishing videogames.

2. Why is permadeath is alive and well in video games?
https://www.gamesradar.com/why-permadeath-just-wont-die-video-games/

There was even a couple of games where permadeath meant you couldn't
play again. https://kotaku.com/one-year-later-those-two-perma-permadeath-games-arent-1788301072


3. Eco the game.

Steve Griffing's Youtube Channel
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYbD2uXlaFwnLmfwqpXtXag

Direct download: 206-NPNM-3-31-2018.mp3
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Welcome to Show 205 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show. This time out the No Prisoners, No Mercy team talks about the following subjects.

See you online.

1. Buzzwords and Bandwagons - Can videogames influnce for the better or worse? What about betting games, casino games, or movies?
2.When is it time for a game series or mmo to call it a day? Is World of Warcraft "too long in the tooth"?
3. What game mechanics can revive interest in a game?
3. What would you ideal game be like?

Direct download: 205-NPNM-3-20-2018.mp3
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This time out we take some time to address a serous issue.

Articles Cited:

https://kotaku.com/kentucky-governor-blames-violent-video-games-for-shooti-1823075688

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/no-mass-shootings-australia-20-years-how-did-they-do-n597091

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/15/us/nikolas-cruz-fbi-warned/index.html

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/18/us/florida-school-shooting-updates/index.html

http://noprisonersnomercy.com/2018/02/the-sad-truth/

Direct download: 204-NPNM-2-21-2018.mp3
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Welcome to show 203!

This time out the No Prisoners, No Mercy Team talks about the following subjects

1. A primer for pvp games - the good, the bad and the frustrating

2. Whether or not realistic combat games translate to real world skills (I have read more than one article about gamers with "mad skills" that became drone pilots)

Article
https://www.wired.com/story/even-realistic-videogames-like-call-of-duty-wont-help-us-win-wars/

3.  Do we really need professional reviewers of movies and games. More than once I have read reviews saying movies (like the latest Star Wars movie) are terrible - only to go on
to make incredible amounts of money (Star Wars the Last Jedi has now made more than one billion dollars world wide). Many times I find myself saying as I read a reviewer that
hated a fun movie "if you want heavy handed drama go watch an Ingmar Bergman movie". With so many streaming services is the service of a "professional reviewer" about as
useful as a buggy whip? Do they still have an affect on the movie and gaming industry.

Direct download: 203-NPNM-2-15-2018.mp3
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Welcome to Show 201 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Podcast,

This time out we talk about "best" versus "best selling" games and why the two don't always coincide.. What do they have in common? We spend some time talking about success versus profit and then move on to "Internet Tribalism" and perception.

See you online.

Sites Cited:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2017/01/23/the-top-video-games-of-2017/#1a44bae81475

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/12/2017s-best-selling-video-games--so-far-nintendo-microsoft-sony.html

https://www.tomsguide.com/us/pictures-story/892-best-pc-games.html#s8

Direct download: 202-NPNM-1-31-2018.mp3
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Welcome to Show 201 of the No Prisoners, No Mercy Show. This time out Julie and Chris sit down to talk about an issue that is important to all of us...call it internet freedom, call it internet without boarders or net neutrality, it's important.

Direct download: 201-NPNM-1-24-2019.mp3
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