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Episode 483: Rolling Ones

November 20th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s podcast has been seriously delayed due to Jonah’s computer going belly up, then having to deal with reinstalling everything. Not to worry, however, since everything on the old hard drive was saved. If that weren’t enough, Jonah is enjoying his new Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition.

The news of the week includes:

  • EA responds to community criticism of Battlefront 2 unlock system
  • L.A. Noire remaster requires 29GB, forcing Switch version to require MicroSD card
  • Physical media still “nation’s format of choice” for video games, says eBay
  • Xbox One S available for lowest price yet

If that weren’t enough, there’s about 30 minutes of outtakes we’re saving for the future as the gang talks about 2018. But that’s for an Outtakes episode.

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Episode 482: Naptime

October 28th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This particular episode becomes a little sleepy as one host actually falls asleep during recording. Guess which one. After last week’s episode only partially uploaded, the Gaming Flashback for Okami is actually an insert, too.

The news items include:

  • It’s a big week for new game releases on Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
  • Lego Dimensions comes to an early end after two years
  • Why Xbox One backward compatibility took so long
  • Ex-BioWare says Anthem is an example of EA’s monetization plans

Let us know what you think — without falling asleep first.

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Episode 481: Portal’s Huge Success

October 15th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s Gaming Flashback has no cake — instead it’s the history of Portal. The guys try to keep the podcast meme-free as they discuss Valve’s first person puzzle platformer.

There’s also non-Portal related news items, too:

  • Chris Avellone may be teasing a new Fallout game
  • Street Fighter 5 will finally get an arcade mode in 2018
  • The SNES Classic has been hacked
  • Telltale patch removes assassinated ambassador from Batman: The Enemy Within

Let us know what you think in the Comments section.

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Episode 480: Psychonauts

October 5th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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As the episode title would imply, this week’s Gaming Flashback is Psychonauts, with Jonah revealing he’s a total fanboy and backed the sequel for over $800. He also has no idea what Oxenfree is, since he hadn’t played it yet. (He has, and realizes he was completely wrong about it being like Cabin in the Woods.)

The news:

  • Captain Falcon was almost the mascot of the SNES
  • Hackers have already infiltrated the Call of Duty: WWII open beta
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins‘ non-violent discovery tour update wants to teach you history

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 478: MissingNo #1

October 1st, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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For some reason, this episode was never uploaded, though it was recorded two weeks ago. The Gaming Flashback is Mass Effect, and the news includes:

  • After the fall update, development on Battleborn will cease
  • Every Nintendo Switch may contain a hidden copy of NES Golf
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2 boasts over 75,000 concurrent players on Steam

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Episode 477: Fleeing Irma

September 14th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week is a week late due to various issues, but Hurricane Irma was not one of them, as Scott recorded his part of the podcast from Georgia, while Jonah and T.J. live far away from hurricane zones. In the meantime, T.J. goes from being disappointed with Destiny and being ecstatic with Destiny 2.

This week’s news includes:

  • Destiny 2 passes 1 million concurrent users
  • Half-Life writer posts possible Half-Life 2: Episode 3 plot
  • American McGee is ready to make Alice 3
  • Settlers of Catan is coming to virtual reality this year
  • Act 1 of Homestuck adventure game Hiveswap coming out this month (from PC Gamer)
  • Pewdiepie threatened DMCA takedown following his use of the N-word on stream
  • Okami HD spotted for PC, PS4, Xbox One

This week’s Gaming Flashback is the original Assassin’s Creed. Let us know what you think of the game.

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Episode 476: A Man Chooses

August 31st, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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The Gaming Podcast is back after a week off, and it celebrates the 10th year anniversary of BioShock with its own Gaming Flashback. They also touch on its sequels, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite.

It’s not all BioShock, however, as the following news items are discussed:

  • Bethesda Game Of Thrones project potentially leaked
  • PUBG becomes the biggest game on Steam
  • $200 price cut brings HTC Vive down to $599
  • Thimbleweed Park’s arcade is now open

Let us know if you enjoyed any of the BioShock games.

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Episode 475: Sterling Reviews

August 17th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode is 50% longer as the first 20 minutes or so are devoted to the reaction to Jim Sterling’s explosive review of Hellblade and his subsequent recanting later that day. This week has no Gaming Flashback or Gaming History, but there are six news items to make up for it.

The items include:

  • EA talks about Nintendo Switch support
  • Rainbow Six: Siege “Operation Blood Orchid” update launches August 29
  • Myth-inspired RTS Deadhold charges into Early Access later this month
  • No Man’s Sky “Atlas Rises” update adds story content and “limited” online co-op
  • EA says Star Wars: Battlefront “lacked long-term goals”
  • Moons of Madness is Lovecraftian horror on Mars

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 474: That Splat Ain’t Mayo

August 10th, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode not only has a Gaming Flashback, but a Gaming History as well. The Flashback looks at the hardware intensive PC game Crysis, while the Gaming History looks at one of the bigger crowdfunding fiascos, Starforge. Jonah also reminds viewers that the “mayo” in the Splatfest for Splatoon 2 probably wasn’t actually mayo.

This week’s news items include:

  • Lexington video game company sues after personal information posted online
  • New game combines monster taming and Stardew Valley
  • Respawn: “We’re doing more Titanfall
  • Destiny 2 will not offer customization of imported characters

Question of the Week: “What two games would you like to see combined?”

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Episode 473: Jonah Bashes Zelda, Gets Snarked

August 3rd, 2017 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode features Jonah being seriously critical of the Zelda series and getting the aghast reactions from his co-hosts (and probably the internet at large). The crew also discusses games on laptops and dreaming about the games they’d played. There’s another Gaming Flashback this week, 2007’s Game of the Year, Yaris.

This week’s news includes:

  • Night Trap 25th Anniversary Edition to haunt PS4 and PC players in August
  • Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy spotted with Xbox One controls
  • Dragon Quest XI coming West next year
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins director says game won’t be on Nintendo Switch

The Question of the Week: “What game do you play most on your laptop?”

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