The Inner Gamer,

225: Wargroove, Auto Chess and “Surprise Mechanics” from EA

June 25, 2019

Brett and Austin give a new indie game a try called Wargroove. It’s inspired by a game from the Gameboy Advance days called Advance Wars. This one takes a different spin by adding a medieval/fantasy theme to the gameplay. Austin also plays Planet Alpha. It’s a side-scrolling game with gorgeous graphics and surviving and solving puzzles in a foreign world.

In our news, auto-chess is all the rage these days. Last week, Valve dropped Dota Underlords and Riot dropped Teamfight Tactics. Both are taking on the auto chess craze started by some modders in the game DOTA. EA says they’re still committed to Anthem and Assassin’s Creed has a story creator that has spawned several farming quests.

In our discussion, naturally EA is back in the news with their legal briefing in Europe where they were being questioned about loot boxes and gambling. Their representative said loot boxes are actually “surprise mechanics” and people find them to be fun and enjoyable. She said they are doing nothing unethical. It’s funny to see such a large company changing their story so often.

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Show Notes
  • 3:27


  • 15:11

    Planet Alpha

  • 22:50

    Gaming News

  • 45:35

    EA’s Surprise Mechanics Instead of Loot Boxes

  • 1:18:43

    Upcoming Video Game Releases

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