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Episode 509: Heatwave LA

July 25th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week was a hot time for Jonah — really hot time as Los Angeles was sweltering and the Arctic was literally on fire. However, that didn’t stop the crew from doing the podcast (albeit a day late), though the news was a bit thin again.

The news items for the week include:

  • The C64 Mini is coming to North America on October 9
  • Datamined logo offers more evidence Taiko Drum Master for Switch is coming West
  • Next Xbox will focus on “XCloud” game streaming
  • GOG: Classic console games “might be possible”

The Question of the Week: “What little known game did you love?”

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Episode 508: Marriage

July 18th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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TJ announces his nuptials the previous week, finally marrying his live-in girlfriend of 10 years. All that, and many parables that had to be cut from the podcast lest it last 90 minutes.

That said, there’s plenty of news this week:

Let us know if you spent $50,000 on a virtual spaceship.

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Episode 507: Batman and Ninjas

July 10th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Last week’s episode was a bust, and there was a strange glitch in this one that caused the audio on Jonah’s side to completely cut out. However, it’s been recovered, and this episode deals with the direct-to-Blu-Ray animated film Batman Ninja.

This week’s news includes:

  • Fallout 76 has fast travel, and players under level 5 can’t die in PvP
  • Indivisible, the RPG from the creators of Skullgirls, gets a stunning anime teaser
  • Monster Hunter: World PC won’t have mod support at launch
  • Marvel Comics legend, Spider-Man co-creator Steve Ditko found dead at 90

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 506: E3 Swag and Sony Sag

June 27th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This episode follows the three hour long E3 episode, but there was so much E3 to talk about, a lot of the show spilled over into this show, including the crew talking about the swag Jonah sent to them, and Sony’s “winning” of E3 in terms of media attention. There was going to be a Gaming History, but the episode ran long and they weren’t going to have a two hour podcast after a three hour one.

The news of the week includes:

  • Microsoft and Nintendo troll Sony over crossplay
  • Bethesda lawsuit says Westworld game stole Fallout Shelter code
  • Microsoft and Razer are working on Xbox keyboard and mouse support
  • Nintendo Switch could get its own new Monster Hunter games
  • Life is Strange 2 Episode One release date revealed

There was some Listener Feedback to last week’s episode, too.

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Episode 505: 3 Hours Of E3

June 16th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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This week’s episode is three hours long — Jonah’s mic was moving in the first minute, but after that, it’s ok. There’s no news, just discussion of each of the press briefings that preceded E3, as well as some of the games that Jonah got hands-on time with. TJ is sad that he didn’t get to attend this year, while Scott is getting E3 swag.

Next week, back to news items!

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Episode 504: Very Very Late

June 10th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode is very late thanks to Jonah having to prep for E3, which much of the podcast focuses on. There’s even a massive argument between Jonah and TJ about which film was better: Tron or Tron: Legacy, while Tron 2.0 gets its love as well. This week’s Gaming Flashback is Microsoft’s most popular JRPG, Blue Dragon.

The news items include:

  • Capcom registers Devil May Cry 5 site, fueling E3 2018 rumors
  • Ubisoft confirms E3 reveal of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Rumor: Microsoft to reveal three Gears of War games at E3
  • Rumor: Rocksteady to announce a Superman game at E3

What do you expect from E3? Let us know.

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Episode 503: Battlefield Lady

May 28th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week, TD Gaming Podcast talks about Battlefield V and how a certain part of the gamer population completely lost their minds over it. There was also a half-hour discussion of Second Life, shoot-em-up, and developer Treasure, with web searches and aimless conversation that went nowhere.

This week’s news:

  • The Steam Link Mobile App has been blocked by Apple
  • Killer7 is coming to Steam this Fall
  • The Wolf Among Us 2 coming in 2019
  • Mega Man X-inspired roguelike 20XX coming to consoles
  • WWII-themed Battlefield V drops October 19, abandons paid expansion model

Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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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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