Episode 71: Sexy Pauline City

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.

https://www.vg247.com/2017/07/31/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-overtakes-fallout-4-holds-highest-peak-player-count-of-any-non-valve-game-on-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?

http://blog.dota2.com/2017/07/welcoming-new-players/

 

Nintendo says that the SNES Classic Preorders will start this month

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/snes-classic-pre-orders-available-this-month-ninte/1100-6452173/

 

Nintendo is doing pretty well so far this year

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-sales-soar-thanks-to-switch-consoles-and-/1100-6452014/

 

Metroid Samus Returns has some content locked behind amiibos

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/metroid-amiibo-figures-unlock-fusion-suit-more-in-/1100-6452003/

 

Death Stranding still isn’t a game, but it does have clouds!

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/death-stranding-has-a-pretty-incredible-fog-system/1100-6452256/

 

Episode 70: Musical journey

Kaz continues her labor on Hogger and William binges on Nier while Kyle is off in wine country.  In the news we talk about the SNES Classic preorders, the awful pokemon Fest and new Dragon Ball FighterZ characters.  At the end, William takes us through his Top five examples of Storytelling through Music.  Come pause with us!
-News-

Kaz-Garrosh HellScream announced for Heroes of the storm https://twitter.com/BlizzHeroes/status/888051090494595072

SNES classic preorders have started rolling out! http://www.techtimes.com/articles/211970/20170724/super-nes-classic-edition-preorders-to-be-available-via-target.htm

Walmart has already released some preorders, and then canceled some https://www.gamespot.com/articles/some-snes-classic-pre-orders-from-walmart-are-gett/1100-6451969/

First ever Pokemon Go Live event was … awful

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/07/24/pokemon-go-fest-represented-the-best-and-worst-of-a-bumpy-first-year

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/watch-the-most-awkward-moments-from-pokemon-gos-fi/1100-6451968/

We were right about the 2 new characters for DB FighterZ: Piccolo and Krillin

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/first-screenshots-of-dragon-ball-fighterzs-newest-/1100-6451884/

GTX is happening, also Plup wins a melee tourney with two gods.

https://smash.gg/tournament/gametyrant-expo-2017

 

William’s Top 5 Examples of Storytelling Through Music

5  The Zelda Series – Everything {8-music theory youtube}  Hyrule Castle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuN9Y7MNJW8 to Farewell Hyrule King:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmqf1Fztvr8

4  Chrono Trigger – Zeal     Battle With Magus: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKrAKxzAXsk and Zeal Palace Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Swsswovrlgw and Schala’s Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIJxrAHuk7Q (and Undersea Palace: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5PyG42VWvk)

3  Shovel Knight – Knight Leitmotifs Main Theme: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysCxbfg1VvY and Requiem of Shield Knight: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1tSmLj4_tc to The Betrayer (Enchantress Final Form): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txQwfMGw3Ss

2  Majora’s Mask – Clock Town Day 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1h_sSI0nHQc Day 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojPozIS5cPk Day 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPGpXCC6ybU&t=639s

HM- Anduin’s theme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvWH1KKOsoY&t=713s

1  Final Fantasy 6 – World of Ruin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fRIftyGh94 to Searching for Friends https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96wnpkcZIYw

Episode 69: High School Reunion

 Kingdom Hearts 3 got a new trailer! That game looks real good. Supposedly coming in 2018.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOoH7xTFhW0

Trunks was announced for dragonball fighterZ; Closed beta coming July 26th with 9 characters, they need to announce like 2 more! 

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/07/17/dragon-ball-fighterz-teases-closed-beta

 

Arc System Works announced a new crossover 2d fighter, with more tag mechanics?!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2Qw-ztFrK4

 Behold, the Ataribox, whatever that is. Think it stands a chance?

https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/17/15980990/atari-ataribox-specs-pictures

Blizzard beta launcher has changed, looks like it will be able to accommodate more than just the addition of destiny!

Podcast game – Video games in one line: can you guess them?

Rap your way through embarrassment and failure while trying to impress your crush

Space man breeds plant people to help him escape the planet

Barely a teenager, you’re ready to travel across the continent to document the local fauna

After spending a few weeks dead, you learn how to trust others

Mutant marsupial kills dozens of animals in order to punish reckless scientist for harming animals.

Animal cult conspires to keep local human as wage slave.

An ambitious prince crushes hordes of humans into a writhing, nightmare ball in order to impress his father

Child kills fundamental Christian mother with his tears, in self defense.

Dinosaurs help to carry a missing twin baby to his brother

Give vegetables to strangers until they fall in love with you.

A Gorilla fights with other animals to get his food storage back

Use your Gardening skills to stop the undead

Dragons are back! Only you can learn their language and stop them

A Boy, a nerd, a and princess Travel back and forth through time to make allies and save the future

Learn to think a new way while escaping an evil computer

Become a drug addict and save possessed little girls.

You’re tasked with tracking down your wanna be daughter before evil magic knights find her.  

You’re brought back to life to travel the solar system to stop the threats to your civilization

An army of green demons is threatening your planet, rally fellow adventurers to fight them back.

Travel different planets, fight different bosses as well carry your best friend around like a backpack with his ability to propel you.

 

 

Episode 68: Re:Discovery

Kyle begins settling into his new place, while William buys a bunch of PS games, and Kaz reinforces her desire to be the best in Legion. In news, we discuss SGDQ, whatever Scott Cawthon is up to now, and a couple of Nintendo announcements.  Kyle finishes up by sharing with us the games Nintendo Power convinced him were awesome, whether they were or not, and we talk about losing our childlike wonder.  Come pause with us!

SGDQ raised $1.76 million this year! 

For the first time, they killed the animals in the Super Metroid run. They got over $250,000 for this segment alone, $128,152 voted to kill them  vs $126,711 to save them

 

FNaF 6 was announced and cancelled in a Steam community post by Scott Cawthon this past week..

http://steamcommunity.com/games/506610/announcements/detail/1343611811951288957

 

 No lives/game overs in Mario Odyssey!

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2017/07/05/nintendo-says-there-are-no-game-overs-ever-in-upcoming-super-mario-odyssey/

 

17 seconds of footage(?) from BotW’s second DLC pack.

https://twitter.com/NintendoEurope/status/883283238793482241

 

New trailer focusing on Awakening characters in FE: Warriors

https://serenesforest.net/2017/07/05/warriors-new-awakening-themed-trailer/

 

Top 5 Games I Love Because of Nintendo Power – Kyle

  1. Spider-Man
  2. The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
  3. Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga
  4. The Lost Vikings 2
  5. Killer 7

 

 

Episode 67: Snes Classic Mania

The plot thickens for Kaz in Uncharted, Kyle gushes over Paper Mario: Color Splash and William get a brand “new” console.  In news we get excited over the SNES classic and more Blizzcon tickets announcements, we talk about the SAG_AFTRA stirke and about the switch’s firmware update.  Then William finishes off by loading his save point on Final Fantasy V, the most overlooked game in the series. Come pause with us!

 

The SNES classic is real! IS YOUR BODY READY

http://kotaku.com/nintendo-announces-snes-classic-1796418700

 

More Blizzcon tickets going on sale July 5th! https://blizzcon.com/en-us/news/20855979/another-chance-at-tickets-for-blizzcon-2017-on-sale-july-5

http://www.pcgamer.com/more-blizzcon-tickets-are-going-on-sale-in-july/

 

Resident Evil 2 remake has replaced voice actors for Leon and Claire thanks to the SAG-AFTRA strike. Strikes are hard when your union only covers ~30% of workers.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/resident-evil-2/claire-redfield-voice-actress

 

Rocket League Tournament will be televised on NBC Sports https://www.gamespot.com/articles/rocket-league-tournament-will-be-televised-on-nbc-/1100-6451090/

 

Switch firmware 3.0 is out, which will finally stop your TV from auto-switching to your Switch all the time.

http://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/22525/~/nintendo-switch-system-updates-and-change-history

 

Save Point

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_V

 

Episode 66: The E3pisode

Kaz starts Uncharted and gears up for a new raid, Kyle gets into Devil’s Third for some reason, and William descends further into madness. In news, we talk the death of Project Rap Rabbit, the death of Valve’s game development, and the death of GTAV. But from those ashes come new beginnings, as we discuss the highs and lows of this year’s E3. Mario possesses dinosaurs, for goodness’ sake. Come pause with us!

Project Rap Rabbit is dead as of today. RIP https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460689844/project-rap-rabbit-working-title/

 

8Bitdo is producing a range of retro controllers that are compatible with the switch https://www.gamespot.com/articles/snes-style-controller-for-nintendo-switch-coming-t/1100-6451034/?ftag=GSS-05-10aab8e&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_content=59482d43b8a9fe0007ef1414&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=twitter

 

 IO Interactive is now indie, still owns the Hitman IP http://www.ioi.dk/the-future-of-ioi/

 

Jay Pinkerton also leaves Valve. So much for story-based games coming out of them any time soon. RIP Half-Life. https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/6fpz7b/jay_pinkerton_writer_for_portal_2_team_fortress_2/

 

GTAV is getting destroyed in Steam reviews ever since they shut down modding (cease and desist sent to Open IV, the technical backbone of the modding scene). RIP GTAV. http://store.steampowered.com/app/271590/Grand_Theft_Auto_V/

https://www.destructoid.com/the-saga-of-take-two-versus-grand-theft-auto-modders-continues-443609.phtml  

 

What were your thoughts and opinions on E3?

Episode 65: Preying for E3

Kaz gets naked for raiding once again, Kyle gets his game hipster on, and William is somehow not embarrassed by Fire Emblem Heroes. In news, we talk Malthael, many things Nintendo, Pokemon, and Bethesda. We round this week out with our hopes and dream for next week’s E3 reveals. Come pause with us!

 

 Nintendo revealed the Switch’s online service, it’s delayed until 2018. It seems real neat! http://www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

 

 Nintendo unveiled how voice chat is gonna work on the Switch for Splatoon 2. It isn’t pretty. https://mynintendonews.com/2017/06/01/heres-a-look-at-horis-official-splatoon-2-headset-and-how-voice-chat-works/

 

Pokemon Nintendo Direct tomorrow early in the morning. They’ve been teasing a “Legendary” Summer in Pokemon GO https://twitter.com/NinSwitchNews/status/871734894052823040

 

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 announced! But not for Switch. And it’s just 7-10. But I’ll still buy it again.

 

 Playstation 3 production has ended in Japan http://gematsu.com/2017/05/playstation-3-production-ended-japan

 

Discussion: Let’s talk about Prey. Remember Bethesda’s review policy? Prey came out without advance reviews, and it seems like hype never actually built up for it despite getting solid reviews across the board.

http://kotaku.com/prey-shows-that-bethesdas-review-policy-is-even-bad-for-1795064470

 

Top 5 – E3 Hopes and Dreams Special Edition

Kyle

Pie in the sky: Bloodborne 2

  1. Kingdom Hearts 3 release date
  2. A Rayman Legends followup
  3. Something from Platinum. Bayonetta 3? Vanquish 2?
  4. Super Mario Odyssey
  5. Smash for Switch Deluxe

Kaz

Pie in the sky: Trauma center VR or switch

  1. Death Stranding shown off as a game and not weird trailers
  2. Possible PS Vita sequel
  3. Holo lens re hype (lets see some cool table top games with it)
  4. Skyrim switch release date / skyrim2(elders scrolls 6)
  5. Bloodborne 2

William

Pie in the sky: Metroid–by Fromsoftware

  1. Another FF7 trailer (this is actually more unlikely than FromMetroid)
  2. Metroid collection with all the 2d games (this is actually the least likely)
  3. New FE Warriors trailer and release date
  4. Smash 4 Switch, with GC controller support
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 2 holiday release

 

 

Episode 64:  The ARMS of Destiny   

Kaz goes streaking, Kyle rebuys Mario Kart, and William goes full anime. We also talk through the greatest Kickstarter of our time (Project Rap Rabbit), ARMS, E3, and question GabeN’s goodness. Finally, we play a podcast game guessing the top 100 RPGs of all time. Come pause with us!

 

Destiny 2 was unveiled! It looks like more of the same, but slightly better, which I am more on board for than I should be. Also, it’ll be on PC through battle.net or the Blizzard app or whatever we’re supposed to call it now

 

 Devolver Digital is hosting an E3 press conference this year: https://twitter.com/devolverdigital/status/864601666221420545

 

PROJECT RAP RABBIT https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/460689844/project-rap-rabbit-working-title

 

 ARMS Direct  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hY2_Xu3f8Bc

Global Testpunch – http://arms.nintendo.com/#global-testpunch

 

 Red Dead Redemption 2 delayed to Spring 2018  https://www.gamespot.com/articles/red-dead-redemption-2-delayed-until-2018/1100-6450238/

 

Discussion: Opinion article: Valve is not your friend, and Steam is not healthy for gaming https://www.polygon.com/2017/5/16/15622366/valve-gabe-newell-sales-origin-destructive

 

Game Informer’s Top 100 RPGs of all time:  http://www.gameinformer.com/themes/blogs/generic/post.aspx?WeblogApp=news&y=2017&m=05&d=02&WeblogPostName=june-cover-revealed-top-100-rpgs-of-all-time&GroupKeys= 

 

Episode 63: The Future Has Arrived

This week Kaz joins the wonderful world of Mario Kart 8, Kyle can’t shut up about Guardians of the Galaxy, and William continues his descent into madness and bunny ears with Fire Emblem Heroes. In news, we talk the future of VR, the future of MMOs, and the future of the Switch. Then, we talk how franchises based in the future would fare in culinary combat. Future future future. Come pause with us!

Kyle – Darksiders 3 is a thing!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-QgJ-EFq7A

 

Chet Faliszek leaves Valve

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2017-05-02-chet-faliszek-leaves-valve

 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is selling like crazy

http://nintendotoday.com/analyst-says-mario-kart-8-deluxe-is-a-mega-hit/

 

 Bethesda claiming a trademark on the name of a game by a child company https://www.gamespot.com/articles/game-changes-its-name-to-avoid-legal-battle-with-b/1100-6449781/

 

 New MMORPG on kickstarter promising some interesting things https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1791529601/ashes-of-creation-new-mmorpg-by-intrepid-studios

http://www.pcgamer.com/mmo-ashes-of-creation-goes-to-kickstarter-and-smashes-its-target-in-a-day/

 

Episode 62: BotW Spoilercast

Kaz can’t escape the terrible mobile gaming world, Kyle beats the thoroughly okay Steamworld Heist and Steamworld Dig and William actually loves his new found mobile game love. The crew then dives deep into their thoughts about Zelda: Breath of the Wild. This  show is filled to the brim with spoilers! come pause with us if you dare!

Nintendo won’t be holding a live press conference at E3.

https://twitter.com/wario64/status/857777001599352833

 

Continuing the line of handhelds with absurd names, Nintendo is releasing a ‘New Nintendo 2DS XL’ in July for $150.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lxNHhgMuTg

 

Mario Kart 8 sold really well, 45% attach rate already. Also, first Nintendo game since 2011 to top the UK sales charts, which be cray cray

 

Breath of the wild DLC pack 1 revealed http://zelda.com/breath-of-the-wild/news/expansion-pass-dlc-pack-1-detailed/

 

What did you think of Breath of the Wild?