Masters of Unlocking Episode 31

The Pinkertons vs. The First Amendment – Episode 031

The wild west’s Pinkertons are still alive and are setting their sights on Take-Two, Rockstar, and Red Dead Redemption 2.  But could the suit have implications for the entire concept of “Fair Use” and have wide-spread impact on YouTube and game streaming?

Epic Set List

  • Discussion of what video games we’ve been playing recently & give our spoiler-free thoughts:
    • God of War
    • Donut County
    • Ripto’s Rage
    • L.A. Noire
    • Florence
    • Among the Sleep

Video Game Pickups

  • Limited Run Games
  • Super Rare Games
  • Intellivision
  • Fang Controller Tower

What’s News

  • Business & Law: Bungie leaves another partner at the alter.  Parting ways with Activision Blizzard prompts a shareholder lawsuit.
  • Trademark vs. First Amendment: The real-life Pinkertons sue over Red Dead Redemption 2, but could the suit have implications for YouTubers & streamers?
  • Psychology: The ESA is in talks with WHO about “Gaming Disorder.”
  • Copyright: Another fan-developed remake of Konami’s infamous P.T.
  • Hacks: Nintendo’s online subscription to add SNES games?
  • Sales: Could the Playstation 4 break the Wii’s console sales record?

Main Event

  • We look ahead to 2019 and discuss our most anticipated games, The games we are most intrigued by, and then reveal our 2019 gaming goals.