Play This! Podcast: An Animal Crossing intervention

This week on the podcast, Carlos, Alex and Jason dig deep into Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Really, really deep. Also, what's the significance of Microsoft's complete 180 on its Xbox One policies? Bottom line is, it's a lot more desirable now, but the PlayStation 4 is still $100 cheaper.

Links from this episode:

  • Last week Microsoft flipped its policy on used games and DRM. Now the crew kind of, maybe wants one?
  • Jason spent an hour sitting in the train station just trying to connect to a server and make fictional money. Learn about how Animal Crossing: New Leaf—or, as Alex calls it, "Addiction: The Game"—is ruining the TechHive office.
  • If you're already hooked on Animal Crossing, point your 3DS browser to to share the in-game pictures you've taken.
  • Jason wants you to go play A Dark Room. He can't tell you why, because spoilers, but be adventurous! Light a fire!
  • Alex explores his darker side with Prison Architect.
  • Carlos has another show, Stuck in the Walls, where he intentionally finds bugs in videogames. Next up on his list? Deadpool.

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