Coming to you from a continuous lack of air conditioning, it’s the thirty-sixth episode of the Ready Players Podcast.

This week, Tristan, Tom, Brady, and newcomer, Korey talk about Middle Earth: Shadow of War, Star Wars Battlefront 2 and microtransactions controversy, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, and the Justice League movie.

The guys also take a look at some of the gaming news from the last week, including Marvel Heroes closing down early and laying off its staff without benefits, Destiny 2’s sketchy approach to XP scaling, EA using the “it’s not canon” excuse for Star Wars Battlefront 2’s lack of cosmetics, Take-Two’s president saying he’s totally cool with loot boxes, and a new report finds microtransactions revenue has doubled since 2012.

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Intro/Outro: ‘Golden Flowers’ by Level 99, OA and Overclocked University. OverClocked ReMix (ocremix.org) – ocremix.org/remix/OCR03267.

Break Music: ‘Be Kind, Rewind’ by YoshiBlade. OverClocked ReMix (ocremix.org) – ocremix.org/remix/OCR03635.

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