CheckPoint 331 - Cowboy Economics

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Stories on: Playstation Classic, Artifact, Steam, and Red Dead Online

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Date: December 3, 2018

Written and Performed by: Graham Stark, Kathleen De Vere, Paul Saunders

Story Graphics: Paul Saunders

CheckPoint Graphics: Graham Stark

Music: Bradley Rains

Produced by: Graham Stark, Paul Saunders


If you want to buy anything in Red Dead Online, you will need to carry literal tonnes of gold. Hope you know a good horse chiropractor.


  • According to basically everyone who's reviewed it, the Playstation Classic's emulation suffers from some pretty annoying problems that make the games look muddy and the music sound weird. Worse yet, almost half the games are the European PAL version, Meaning they refresh at 50Hz, which makes them run slower and look jittery, because the system itself is running at 60Hz.
  • Valve's new digital card game, Artifact, has been taking criticism and praise in seemingly equal measure for it's monetisation and trading system, which features a radical new concept by which you can pay to buy cards.
  • It's now easier to make money selling your game on Steam, especially if you're already making lots and lots of money. Last week Valve revealed a new revenue share scheme for the service that drops Valves take to 25% on any revenue a game and it's DLC generates beyond $10 million.
  • Red Dead Redemption's online mode launched last week and while players seem to be having fun traipsing across the wild west with their friends and enemies, the big issue is of course: money. In Red Dead Online you do missions and complete objectives to earn gold nuggets and 100 nuggets gets you a gold bar. According to some math by the users of the game's subreddit, it takes about 8 hours to get 1 gold bar, after which you can get a haircut.

Coming Up

An orphaned Australian brushtail possum named Pikachu has gone viral on social media because of it's lovely golden fur.

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