Cat Context 44: SOE Closures and Hints of a New Star Wars Galaxies?

cat context vertical Cat Context 44: SOE Closures and Hints of a New Star Wars Galaxies?

Sony Online Entertainment is in the news this week with the announcement of 4 MMO closures and hints of a new game that will appeal to old Star Wars Galaxies players. Liore, Arolaide, and Ellyndrial sort of talk about all this news in between taunting each other about football, zombies, and terrible topic transitions.

What are the rights of digital property “owners” and do we have any say over what happens to our Sparkle Ponies and fancy hats when servers shut down? Also, which elements of SWG are worth saving, and is there any room for an old school game now with a new school of players?

Also, Elly talks smack about Serious Sam! Arolaide is still in love with Broken Age! Liore tries yet again to defend the powers of chaos and evil in games!

Please note that Liore is super not drunk at all in this episode.

This podcast was also livestreamed as a hangout on air:

It would be downright awesome if you gave us a vote on iTunes. :)

* Destructoid on Digital Property in the Third Age
* Free Music Archive page for our theme, in THE crowd by The Years

Author: Jessica Cook

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  1. If Ellyndrial didn’t play GemStone on GEnie where it was $6/hour at one point, he doesn’t know true MUD habit expense pain. I was paying that much to be in their freakin’ beta. Landmark has nothing on that.

    You guys kind of moved past the virtual goods thing on sort of a “Yup, it sucks, let’s talk about something else” moment. Not that I expected soul-searching insight, but I was wondering how far into FreeRealms, which was all virtual goods driven from day one, you would go. That and the whole “No more kids games” line from Smed. Kids don’t have money and are mean to each other.
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    • I started playing GemStone whenever it became available on AOL. Slightly before AOL went unlimited, although I luckily never had to explain to my parents why the internet cost $500 that month. I did play in Platinum for a bunch of years, though, and at one point I think I even had two Plat accounts for something silly like $150 a month. Plus festivals, obviously, because how else can you sit in the basement of a broken haunted house for 6 hours with three other people? I’M NOT SURE.

      I do think we shortchanged the virtual goods issue a little bit. I’m hoping to follow up with some more thoughts whenever I get a couple hours to really think it through.
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