Episode 84: Full Motion Video

We’re back, and for the first time, in video! Kaz plays a bit of Shadow of Mordor and revels in her newly found fame, Kyle finishes up the Crash Trilogy, gets sick, and finally gets around to Resident Evil VII, and William moves forward in Xenoblade 2.  We also discuss Nintendo’s newest crazy idea, Nintendo Labo, Dark Souls Remastered, and talk about our favorite runs of AGDQ 2018. To finish up, we talk the Overwatch League, the changes it’s making to e-sports, and what it could look like moving forward. Come pause with us!


We did a new thing! You can watch us live!

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Dark Souls Remastered

Going to be in 1080p 60fps on PS4 and Xbone, 1080p and 30fps on Switch. Seems like they’re not touching the level design or (probably) the engine; it’s mostly a straight port that they’re charging $40 for.



They raised $2.26 million this year, a new record by about $40k! It was a really great event yet again. Special shoutouts to the Resident Evil 7, Mega Man 1-3 relay, Cloudbuilt, Super Dram World 2, Ori and the Blind Forest race runs, F-Zero GX full speed, DKC reverse boss order, Yooka-Laylee, Hyper Light Drifter, and LttP Randomizer– best run they’ve had in years


Nintendo Labo

Nintendo’s heading back to the toy aisle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3Bd3HUMkyU


Overwatch League

Finally, esports gets the production values we deserve. Will you guys be watching? First person games are still so difficult to follow.

Episode 82: Life and Death by Loot Boxes

Kaz doesn’t know what to do with so much so much spare time on her hands, Kyle has a soft spot for odd little Gamecube-esque 3d platformers, and William gets lost in a book and isn’t excited for Xenoblade chronicles 2.  In the new we discuss the disaster that is Star Wars Battlefront 2-are loot boxes even fun anymore?- Gamestop’s rental system, Skyrim on the Switch and Dota 2.  We also announce a short hiatus where we are going to work on improving the show for you, see you again in 2018! Come pause with us!



Skyrim on the switch is actually really good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTAo0v8yFfk


Star Wars Battlefront 2 is absolutely horrifying

More than 10x the most down voted Reddit post of all time


In response, EA is temporarily turning off in game purchases



Gamestop’s rental system -PowerPass- is being delayed


Dota is dying? https://www.esportstales.com/dota-2/playerbase-declining-707-effect-and-source-2


Episode 81: Digital Orphans

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


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.



Episode 80: The Hype is Real

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!




The GCN USB adapter now works on the switch as of firmware 4.0, along with video capture and some other stuff



IGN buys Humble Bundle


Dragonball FighterZ will be coming out on January 26





Microsoft has stopped manufacturing the Kinect



SMTV is going to be on the Switch, which is hype




Episode 79: Here to Stay

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!


Aparently everyone loves Microtrasactions and loot boxes, reports show they have tripled the value of the industry video game http://www.pcgamer.com/mircrotransaction-and-dlc-have-tripled-the-value-of-the-game-industry/

Additionally, the ESRB has said that loot boxes are not gambling



Ubisoft is adding difficulty slider to AC:origins, here’s why: http://www.pcgamer.com/ubisoft-explains-why-assassins-creed-origins-has-adjustable-difficulty/


Episode 78: Post Legendary


 Charles Randall, a programmer who’s worked for Ubisoft, Bioware, and Digital Extremes, says that developers aren’t more transparent because gamers and gaming culture is so toxic. Thoughts?



 Is– is Valve doing some quality control of the store?



Follow up on Shadow of War DLC controvery: The DLC is now free, and refunds are going out to anyone who has already bought it.   https://finance.yahoo.com/news/middle-earth-shadow-war-dlc-143551416.html


SAG-AFTRA has reached a tentative end to the voice acting strike



Valve is allowing fans to make merch based on their game via shapeways partnership http://www.pcgamer.com/valve-will-allow-fans-to-create-and-sell-merchandise-based-on-its-games/




Episode 76 – Shirtless

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!


Happy Birthday Gamecube!

Okami HD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vekiiMbA-Zw

Nintendo Direct Megablock

Xenoblade 12-1

FEWarriors 10-20

Mario 10-27 shirtless mario broke the internet

Doom, Wolfenstein 2, Skyrim Release Date



NES Classic is coming back – https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendos-nes-classic-mini-edition-will-be-in-stoc/1100-6453270/

 Firewatch Dev abuses DMCA and encourages other games devs to do the same to ‘take down’ Pewdipie http://heavy.com/games/2017/09/pewdiepie-dmca-copyright-strike-firewatch-controversy-n-word-response/

But was his DMCA strike legal? And what does this mean for youtube Lets players http://www.pcgamer.com/lawyers-explain-why-campo-santos-takedown-of-pewdiepies-video-is-legal/



Episode 75: Toxic Slam

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!


Miiverse is shutting down on November 8th. 🙁


President of IOC says Violent Video games don’t belong in the Olympics https://www.gamespot.com/articles/violent-video-games-dont-belong-in-the-olympics-io/1100-6453014/

Dota 2 being slammed by negative reviews because there is no Half Life 3 http://www.pcgamer.com/dota-2-is-getting-negative-steam-reviews-because-theres-no-half-life-3/

Jeff Kaplan himself slams a toxic player on the overwatch community forum –http://www.pcgamer.com/overwatch-director-dunks-on-toxic-player-promises-changes-to-reporting-system/

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.



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



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



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



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



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.


Episode 73: Move Complete

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?



Update to the SNES classic preorder info is kinda there, it will be before the end of august https://www.gamespot.com/articles/how-to-pre-order-nintendos-snes-classic-edition/1100-6451207/


Player wins $10,000 For Honor Competition Prize, and proves the game is still a buggy mess http://www.pcgamer.com/for-honor-player-wins-10000-in-championship-by-abusing-an-exploit/


Blizzard renames Blizzard App back to Blizzard Battle.net.  Speaking of Battle.net, Destiny 2 and SC Remastered are now on the blizzard launcher


SWERY found a way to make a life sim interesting to me