The Jump Chat Roll Podcast - Episode 5 - Microtransactions

November 12, 2019
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Jump Chat Roll is the comedy gaming podcast where Rob and Shaun take a weekly irreverent look at some of the bigger topics in gaming, waving their opinions about and hopefully entertaining you as much as they entertain themselves.

In the fifth episode of Jump Chat Roll, we take a look at microtransactions. As a seemingly pervasive phenomenon in gaming, we look at whether microtransactions are becoming more cynical as more developers move toward free-to-play and freemium models. We also ask whether anyone would care if Dhalsim was sponsored by McDonald's, muse about the parallels between loot boxes and shopping for trousers, and scratch our heads about picking a discussion topic that Rob is patently unable to pronounce correctly.

As always, there's feisty language, dark humour and maybe even some serious points about gaming. Maybe.

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Rob Kershaw

I've been gaming since the days of the Amstrad. Huge RPG fan. Planescape: Torment tops my list, but if a game tells a good story, I'm interested. Absolutely not a fanboy of any specific console or PC - the proof is in the gaming pudding. Also, I like cake.