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Episode 465: No Frills

April 26th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode is raw and unedited, since Jonah’s laptop got fried. However, despite the audio issues and being posted via cell phone, the gang got off a pretty good show.

This week’s news includes:

  • Overwatch pro ends career with stream of racial slurs
  • Don’t expect Kingdom Hearts 3, Final Fantasy 7 remake until at least 2018
  • DOTA 2 will soon require competitors to cough up their phone number
  • Report: PlayStation VR bundle will come with required camera and one Move controller

The Question of the Week: “What kind of VR game would you want to play?”

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Episode 464: EA’s Star Wars Battlefront II plans

April 17th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Since the podcast recording last Wednesday had audio issues and the news was, frankly, boring, the crew decided to record a new 464th episode on Easter Sunday, after some more interesting stuff was announced near the end of the week. That, and Scott expresses his enthusiasm for Thimbleweed Park, the spiritual successor to Maniac Mansion and Day of the Tentacle, using a SCUMM-like interface.

This week’s news items include:

  • Diving into Project Scorpio’s backwards compatibility, 4K, VR, and 1080p support
  • Nintendo discontinues the NES Classic Edition
  • It looks like Star Wars: Battlefront II will ditch the Season Pass

All that and some Listener Feedback.

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Episode 463: Not an April Fool’s Episode

April 8th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · 3 Comments

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This week’s episode has nothing to do with April Fool’s Day, since that was a week ago. There’s nothing surprising about the crew this time around, though Jonah does finally give his final (?) thoughts on Mass Effect: Andromeda, and Zelda keeps getting heavy praise. The Persona 5 news item alone spurred a ton of debate.

This week’s episode includes the following news:

  • Twitch and YouTube streamers slam Persona 5‘s video policy
  • Total War: Warhammer 2 announced with a new trailer
  • Valve only wants to sell you good games
  • Nintendo might have accidentally revealed that Pokemon is coming to the Switch

Let us know what you think of the heated discussions in the episode.

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Episode 462: Nerd Rage

March 31st, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah discusses his renewed views of Mass Effect: Andromeda after his long, long rant last week. It fits in with the theme of nerd rage in the news items, as well as some new games coming out. TJ and Scott talk about the games they’ve been enjoying in the past week as well, as the latter is burning through Pillars of Eternity so he can play Torment: Tides of Numenera and the eventual Pillars of Eternity II.

This week’s news includes:

  • Planescape: Torment 4K remaster comes out April 11
  • First Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer dated for April
  • World of Warcraft has changed how enemies scale, and players are very angry
  • Destiny 2 officially announced, teasing the fall of The Last City

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 461: Messy Effect: Andromeda

March 27th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode, which has been posted a little late due to life interruptions, has Jonah ranting about Mass Effect Andromeda, which T.J. and Scott pine for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind.

This week’s news includes:

  • Report: JoyCon wireless issues caused by “manufacturing variation”
  • There is a way to transfer Switch save data, Nintendo just doesn’t want you to know
  • Alexander the Great will lead Macedon in Civilization 6

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 460: PAX East 2017 Recap

March 19th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah Falcon is finally back from PAX East 2017, and related his experiences at the convention. Somehow, T.J.’s musings on Dune and the origins of Mini-Me come up during the discussion. Among the games discussed are Snake Pass, Earthfall, Dauntless, and Yonder.

There’s also some news discussed:

  • Payday owner Starbreeze to publish System Shock 3
  • Switch stock and sellouts could be a problem for Nintendo

Let us know what you think and post in the comments!

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Episode 459: This Week and Last

March 8th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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So, thanks to an untimely computer breakdown, last week’s episode could not be run in a timely manner. So, this double-length episode features an off-the-cuff discussion of videogames with no notes, with last week’s episode tacked on. There’s not much editing in the episode, due to the fact Jonah has to rush off to Boston to attend PAX East over the weekend.

Last week’s “news” includes:

  • Middle Earth: Shadow of War leaked then announced
  • Microsoft announces Netflix-style gaming for the Xbox One
  • Videogame industry lobbying to maintain “repair monopoly”
  • Microsoft plans to bring mixed reality to the Xbox in 2018

All this and some Listener Feedback

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Episode 458: Dark Souls the Board Game

February 26th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s episode features a report by Jonah Falcon from Toy Fair NY, raving about the co-op board gane version of Dark Souls. T.J. continues to rave about Nioh and Scott texted while the podcast was going on, but you’ll have to wait for an outtakes episode to hear that story.

This week’s news includes:

  • Square Enix may have accidentally announced NieR: Automata‘s PC release date
  • Ed Boon would entertain the possibility of Street Fighter/Mortal Kombat crossover
  • Dragon Quest Heroes I and II too big for Switch drive

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 457: For Honor

February 20th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode has T.J. raving about the new hotness, the multi-cultural action-MOBA game For Honor, while Jonah complains about the lack of attention paid to Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2. Scott, meanwhile, is playing Pillars of Eternity in preparation for the sequel.

This week’s news includes:

  • Nintendo announces DLC Pass for Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Bard’s Tale remastered trilogy will be finished, promises developer
  • Sony axes PS Now for PS3, Vita
  • Microsoft teases Project Scorpio in E3 2017 press event

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 456: What’s Coming in 2017

February 12th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week, the gang ponder about the games that are coming in 2017, thinking about what they’re really interested in. The games range from Mass Effect: Andromeda to Injustice 2, among other titles. It’s a long rambling conversation, but at least it’s hope. The Gaming History focuses on the folly that was The Capcom 5.

The news items this week include:

  • Fallout 4 surpasses Skyrim to become Bethesda’s most successful game ever
  • Rainbow Six Siege year two: free loot, better matchmaking, subversive operators
  • E3 2017 will be open to the public

The Question of the Week is “What game are you looking forward to in 2017?”

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