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Episode 502: Spring Flu

May 20th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah suffers from spring flu this episode, which you can probably here in his voice. There’s a long discussion about isometric roleplaying games, and for the first time in a while, there’s no Gaming Flashback.

This week’s news items include:

  • id Software partnering with Mad Max dev Avalanche Studios to develop Rage 2
  • Radical Heights developer Boss Key Games shuts down
  • Platinum claims it will “turn the action genre on its head”
  • Redditor leaks potential Star Fox racing spin-off from Retro Studios

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 501: The Official Levis Episode

May 13th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This episode follows the landmark 500th episode, and this next episode is dominated by Nintendo, both in the news and looking back at the Gaming Flashback for Wii Music and the infamous E3 performance starring Reggie Fils-Aime and Cammie Dunaway.

The news includes:

  • Nintendo Labo first week sales sluggish in Japan, UK
  • Atari announces Atari VCS pre-sale begins May 30th on IndieGogo
  • Eastfound looks to scratch that retro Zelda itch
  • Nintendo starts moving to a Wii-like “non-gamer” strategy for the Switch

All of this and Listener Feedback.

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Episode 500: Celebration Time!

April 23rd, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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After 11 years, VGRT Gaming Podcast, nee “Technical Diversions (TD) Gaming Podcast”, has hit the magic 500th episode, with not only former co-host Paul Nowak joining in on the celebration, but 2Old2Play’s Derek Nolan and former co-host Dan Quick sending their congrats as well. Paul’s presence is the go-ahead to give TJ and Scott permission to razz Jonah to no end, while Parker Brother board games are compared. This week’s Gaming Flashback is World of Goo.

The news for this magical 500th episode includes:

Question of the Week: “If you were a classic Parker Brothers board game, which would you be?”

[Song: “The Field Of Cormallen” by David Arkenstone.]

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Episode 499: A Long Delay

April 12th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Yeah, we recorded this on April 2 and are just releasing this on April 12 — because during this time Jonah went to PAX East, then visited his mother in NYC, and things have calmed down about now. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the overly cute LittleBigPlanet… and to think it was a major topic of conversation in the early days of the podcast. How time has passed.

This week’s news items include:

  • You can play de_dust2 in Far Cry Arcade
  • No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox One later this year

You’d think that wouldn’t be enough news for 90 minutes, but that’s ok. We go off on tangents all the time.

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Episode 498: Part Men, Part Games, All Podcast

April 2nd, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s podcast is a little late thanks to life interrupting, but better late than never. We discuss the Gaming Flashback, Robocop, and other weird tangeants that have nothing to do with videogames.

The news this week includes:

  • PUBG is “considering” region-locked servers
  • Rare cancels planned Sea of Thieves “death cost” after player complaints
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 leak teases Battle Royale Mode

All this and Listener Feedback.

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Episode 497: Only Three More Til 500

March 25th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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The podcast slowly inches towards the magic 500th episode of Gaming Podcast, representing over 11 years of yakking about video games. For a Gaming Flashback, the gang looks at arguably the last good Mario game, Super Mario Galaxy. They also discuss the phenomenon that is Fortnite.

As for the gaming news, this week includes:

  • Atari reveals Ataribox, renamed Atari VCS
  • Ys: Memories of Celceta will arrive on PC this summer
  • Fortnite is already the second highest grossing game on iOS
  • Top Fortnite streamer Ninja earns $500,000 per month

Do you play Fortnite? Let us know.

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Episode 496: Two Becomes Three

March 18th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week starts with two hosts and mysteriously turns into three without any warning. It’s scary. Otherwise, this week’s Gaming Flashback is the source of scorn from the hosts: Spore. Yes, SimEverything was SimDisappointing. Listen in and find out why.

The news for this week includes:

  • Xbox head tweets support of PS4/Xbox One crossplay on Fortnite
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has already sold 500,000 copies
  • Writer Drew Karpyshyn leaves BioWare for a second time

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 495: Monster Hunting Bros

March 12th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week, Scott and T.J. talk about playing Monster Hunter World on their PlayStation 4’s, while Jonah talks about how bad his experience with the console version of Prey was. Everyone talks about their impressions of the Gaming Flashback this week: Fallout 3.

This week’s news includes:

  • The state of Washington passes law to protect Net Neutrality
  • Rumor: a new XCOM 2 expansion may be coming soon
  • State of Decay 2 will be released in May
  • Fortnite is now the most watched game on Twitch, doubling PUBG‘s viewer count

Let us know what you think!

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Episode 494: Power Outage

March 4th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This episode’s release was delayed by Spectrum internet outage thanks to rain caused by El Niño, but that didn’t stop Jonah from enjoying the Turtles. The news was slow this week, so there’s a lot of banter about why Gaming Flashback title Grand Theft Auto IV was one of the best reviewed games of all-time, and how the crew thought it sucked. Maybe it was because of Roman constantly asking them if they’d like to go bowling or something.

This week’s news includes:

  • CD Projekt touts Cyberpunk 2077 as a “blockbuster franchise”
  • Minecraft Chemistry update goes live
  • Bandai Namco outlines plans to address Dragon Ball FighterZ online issues

Let us know what you thought of Grand Theft Auto IV.

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Episode 493: Finally, After Three Tries

February 25th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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So, two weeks ago, the audio was so corrupted, there was nothing that could be salvaged. A week later, the podcast only had one track working, so it was like Jonah speaking to imaginary people only he could hear. This podcast is finally perfect, with Rock Band being the Gaming Flashback.

This week’s news includes:

  • System Shock reboot that raised $1.3M on Kickstarter is now on “hiatus”
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ’s premium DLC characters revealed
  • Rumor: Diablo III is coming to Nintendo Switch

Let us know what you think.

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