Episode 74 – Half-Lived

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.

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/6vvymy/former_half_life_writer_mark_laidlaw_releases/

 

Microsoft confirms they’re in talks with Sony about implementing crossplay

https://www.gamereactor.eu/news/585493/Microsoft+confirm+theyre+in+talks+with+Sony+about+crossplay/

 

 Fire Emblem Warriors got a new (terrible) trailer and a European release date, October 20, dual audio might be in question.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/fire-emblem-warriors-reveals-four-new-characters-a/1100-6452795/

 

Blizzard at Gamescom wrap up:

Hearthstone- New short, first of many add new, fun characters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPguoeYTvMI

Starcraft – New co-op commander: Dehaka https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2-PzLUzam8

 

Warcraft- Patch 7.3 coming next week, lots of new lore and story bits coming out, so excited! Can’t wait for xpac announcement at blizzcon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyfqfjXAGbY

 

Overwatch- 2 new shorts, and a new map coming! Mei is so cute and happy! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=36&v=8tjcm_kI0n0

 

THQ Nordic announced a new IP called Biomutant at Gamescom. Seems to be based on a Swedish tabletop RPG. It looks really neat, even despite being open world

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oDgoL4eezE

 

The Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta signups are open, also new characters, footage, special edition, and broad release goal.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/you-can-now-sign-up-for-dragon-ball-fighterzs-clos/1100-6452747/

 

Gamestop finally has a profitable quarter! Thanks to the switch  https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-sales-help-lift-gamestop-to-positi/1100-6452844/

 

The SNES Classic pre-orders were horrifyingly bad. What a dumpster fire.

 

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