Kaz is back! She brings stories of her Blizzcon adventures (and huge win in the costume contest), Kyle can’t shut up about Odyssey, and William continues to be disappointed by Fire Emblem Fates. In news, we talk all the Blizzcon announcements, Telltale’s realignment, and Gamestop’s attempt to stay relevant with a hot new rental service. Come pause with us!
StarCraft 2 is going free to play
2 New Heroes in HotS: Alexstraza and Hanzo (awesome cinematic)
A bunch of new features and tweaks to heroes gameplay
Hearthstone Kobolds and Catacombs, love letter to the classic dungeon crawler
New overwatch Cinematic: Honor and Glory
Overwatch getting a new map called blizzardworld (super inside joke)
New support hero moira
World of Warcraft classic servers
BATTLE FOR AZEROTH
Awesome battle for lordaeron diorama, Kaz was in it!
Telltale laid off 90 people, is going to be working on their tech and scaling back operations
Gamestop announces game rental program, play as many pre-owned games as you want for 6 months, then choose one to keep, all for $60.
With Kaz out at Cosplay America, Kyle makes his triumphant return to gush about Cuphead, and William gives his early impressions of Fire Emblem Warriors. In news, one of us gets very excited about Super Mario Odyssey (three guesses who!), we both get excited for Dragonball FighterZ, everyone is hyped abuot Gamecube controller support on the Switch, and no one gets excited about the Kinect. Come pause with us!
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The GCN USB adapter now works on the switch as of firmware 4.0, along with video capture and some other stuff
With Kyle otherwise occupied, Kaz and William talk about the games we played, or didn’t, over the last few weeks. We talk some more about microtransactions and loot crates, as well as implementing difficulty options in video games. To finish up, we talk about some of the games about to come out that we’re looking forward to, and run through a list of Game Informer’s top 10 SNES games. Come pause with us!
Kaz manages to put some time into WoW and Starcraft II, Kyle wraps up Mario and Rabbids to start up Destiny 2, and William updates his switch and finally finishes (and spoils) Nier. In the News we talk about the recent Nintendo Direct, Mario’s nipples (or shirtless model, if you’d rather), and Nintendo’s recent positive buzz. We finish up with a discussion about PewDiePie, Fair Use, and the future of let’s plays. Come pause with us!
Kaz finally conquers the Tomb of Sargeras, Kyle gives a brief review of Mario Rabbids Kingdom Battle, and William had an emergency and couldn’t join us. In the News we mourn the coming loss of MiiVerse, Discuss Esports and the Olympics, and Bitter Half Life fans taking their rage our on Dota. Then Kaz goes over the Top Ten most interesting Moba heroes!
Join us this week for a face to face cast! Kaz is still busy with Hogger, Kyle is still gushing about Sonic Mania, and William is still finishing up Nier. We also talk about terrible SNES Classic preorders, Blizzard at Gamescom, Biomutant, the Dragon Ball FighterZ Beta, and the sudden ending of the Half-Life saga. To finish, we choose which influential games we would rather sacrifice to the timestream and why. Come pause with us!
The Half Life saga ends. Marc Laidlaw, the writer for the HL series who recently left Valve, posted a summary of what Episode 3 would’ve been to his blog. It’s so good, and makes me really sad that we never got (or will get) to play it.
Kaz is done moving and Internet is probably fixed, but will she ever have time for games again as Hogger takes over her life? Kyle shows his true colors as a Sonic Fanboy and William keeps playing the games he always is playing. In the new we discuss cheating vs exploits in fighting games, Blizzards backtrack on naming things, and turning into cats to solve mysteries
Crackdown 3 got delayed until 2018. What does Microsoft have for this holiday season?
Kaz is out again with moving/internet problems, so it’s time for William and Kyle to go off the rails yet again. Kyle gets hooked on Splatoon 2, while William continues Nier and falling into the depths of Fire Emblem Heroes. In news, we talk Nintendo World Championships, microtransactions, Valve’s new game announcement, and Square Enix’s future. We wrap up with the best Top 5 we’ve had to date. Come pause with us!
WB decided to add a bunch of microtransactions to Middle-Earth: Shadow of War for some reason. This trend is awful.
Kaz may be out this week, but that doesn’t stop William and Kyle from having good video game times. This week, Kyle falls head-over-heels for Has Been Heroes, and William gets into the weird parts of Nier. In news, we talk a lot of Dota 2, yet more SNES Classic, Death Stranding, and Nintendo. Come pause with us!
Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds has overtaken Fallout 4 and is now the game with the highest player count not made by Valve on all of Steam.
Dota 2 will now match new players with people who get commended for good behavior regularly, and will also limit them to 25 easy-to-learn characters. They’re trying to make it user-friendly, is it working?