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Episode 500: Celebration Time!

April 23rd, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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After 11 years, VGRT Gaming Podcast, nee “Technical Diversions (TD) Gaming Podcast”, has hit the magic 500th episode, with not only former co-host Paul Nowak joining in on the celebration, but 2Old2Play’s Derek Nolan and former co-host Dan Quick sending their congrats as well. Paul’s presence is the go-ahead to give TJ and Scott permission to razz Jonah to no end, while Parker Brother board games are compared. This week’s Gaming Flashback is World of Goo.

The news for this magical 500th episode includes:

Question of the Week: “If you were a classic Parker Brothers board game, which would you be?”

[Song: “The Field Of Cormallen” by David Arkenstone.]

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Episode 499: A Long Delay

April 12th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Yeah, we recorded this on April 2 and are just releasing this on April 12 — because during this time Jonah went to PAX East, then visited his mother in NYC, and things have calmed down about now. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the overly cute LittleBigPlanet… and to think it was a major topic of conversation in the early days of the podcast. How time has passed.

This week’s news items include:

  • You can play de_dust2 in Far Cry Arcade
  • No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox One later this year

You’d think that wouldn’t be enough news for 90 minutes, but that’s ok. We go off on tangents all the time.

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Episode 498: Part Men, Part Games, All Podcast

April 2nd, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s podcast is a little late thanks to life interrupting, but better late than never. We discuss the Gaming Flashback, Robocop, and other weird tangeants that have nothing to do with videogames.

The news this week includes:

  • PUBG is “considering” region-locked servers
  • Rare cancels planned Sea of Thieves “death cost” after player complaints
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 leak teases Battle Royale Mode

All this and Listener Feedback.

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Episode 497: Only Three More Til 500

March 25th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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The podcast slowly inches towards the magic 500th episode of Gaming Podcast, representing over 11 years of yakking about video games. For a Gaming Flashback, the gang looks at arguably the last good Mario game, Super Mario Galaxy. They also discuss the phenomenon that is Fortnite.

As for the gaming news, this week includes:

  • Atari reveals Ataribox, renamed Atari VCS
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta will arrive on PC this summer
  • Fortnite is already the second highest grossing game on iOS
  • Top Fortnite streamer Ninja earns $500,000 per month

Do you play Fortnite? Let us know.

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Episode 496: Two Becomes Three

March 18th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week starts with two hosts and mysteriously turns into three without any warning. It’s scary. Otherwise, this week’s Gaming Flashback is the source of scorn from the hosts: Spore. Yes, SimEverything was SimDisappointing. Listen in and find out why.

The news for this week includes:

  • Xbox head tweets support of PS4/Xbox One crossplay on Fortnite
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has already sold 500,000 copies
  • Writer Drew Karpyshyn leaves BioWare for a second time

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 495: Monster Hunting Bros

March 12th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week, Scott and T.J. talk about playing Monster Hunter World on their PlayStation 4’s, while Jonah talks about how bad his experience with the console version of Prey was. Everyone talks about their impressions of the Gaming Flashback this week: Fallout 3.

This week’s news includes:

  • The state of Washington passes law to protect Net Neutrality
  • Rumor: a new XCOM 2 expansion may be coming soon
  • State of Decay 2 will be released in May
  • Fortnite is now the most watched game on Twitch, doubling PUBG‘s viewer count

Let us know what you think!

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Episode 494: Power Outage

March 4th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This episode’s release was delayed by Spectrum internet outage thanks to rain caused by El Niño, but that didn’t stop Jonah from enjoying the Turtles. The news was slow this week, so there’s a lot of banter about why Gaming Flashback title Grand Theft Auto IV was one of the best reviewed games of all-time, and how the crew thought it sucked. Maybe it was because of Roman constantly asking them if they’d like to go bowling or something.

This week’s news includes:

  • CD Projekt touts Cyberpunk 2077 as a “blockbuster franchise”
  • Minecraft Chemistry update goes live
  • Bandai Namco outlines plans to address Dragon Ball FighterZ online issues

Let us know what you thought of Grand Theft Auto IV.

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Episode 493: Finally, After Three Tries

February 25th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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So, two weeks ago, the audio was so corrupted, there was nothing that could be salvaged. A week later, the podcast only had one track working, so it was like Jonah speaking to imaginary people only he could hear. This podcast is finally perfect, with Rock Band being the Gaming Flashback.

This week’s news includes:

  • System Shock reboot that raised $1.3M on Kickstarter is now on “hiatus”
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ’s premium DLC characters revealed
  • Rumor: Diablo III is coming to Nintendo Switch

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 492: Dragon Ball Fighter TJ

February 4th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week, TJ talks about how much he’s loving Dragon Ball Fighter Z, and how he enjoys using one character’s OP exploit to take down opponents with breathtaking quickness. Jonah brings up doing a special podcast, like Paul, Jordan and Jennifer did with Doctor Who, except with Star Trek this time.

All this and this week’s news, which includes:

  • Sega teams up with Heavy Rain lead designer’s new studio to publish “narrative-driven” game
  • Rainbow Six: Siege tweet suggests upcoming PS4 Pro & Xbox One X support
  • Microsoft’s Mixer streaming service to get Twitch-style tipping
  • FIFA E-World Cup forced to switch to Xbox due to PSN outage

This week’s Question of the Week is “What game have you ended up playing til sunrise?”

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Episode 491: January Blues

January 26th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Aside from cardboard products by Nintendo, there wasn’t much to talk about this week, thanks to the January slog. However, the guys did play games and there was some news to talk about.

This week’s headlines include:

  • NIS America admits it has no idea when Ys VIII will launch on PC
  • New Fortnite: Battle Royale update available now
  • Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age releases in just a few weeks on PC

All this and Listener Feedback, too.

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