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Episode 529: Crossplatforming

February 27th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Things are starting to get interesting in the videogame industry, as Microsoft is starting to make Live available on other platforms, including the Switch. TJ on the other hand is getting more and more into Apex Legends.

This week’s news includes:

  • Paradox Introduces multiplatform modding on Xbox One and PC
  • Red Dead Online gets competitive fishing, gold armor gunfight in next update
  • The developer of Furi is making a co-op RPG
  • Rocket League gets cross-platform parties

There’s Listener Feedback as well.

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Episode 528: Back From Disaster

February 14th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah’s desktop PC finally died completely from irretrievable hardware failure, and this episode was recorded clumsily on his cellphone. Meanwhile, TJ has been enjoying Apex Legends enormously, and gives it a rave review.

Otherwise, this week’s news includes:

  • Activision-Blizzard lays off 800 employees
  • World War Z gets an April release date
  • Dragon Quest Builders 2 comes to Switch, PS4 this summer
  • Chucklefish boss says Sony is responsible for lack of PS4 crossplay

The Question of the Week is “Which game would you love to see remade?”

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Episode 527: Technical Issues

January 31st, 2019 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week’s episode has minor audio issues, but otherwise is okay. Most of the talk is about the Resident Evil 2 remake, and how it’s taken over the world. The crew also discuss the latest Gathering Storm civ, Phoenicia.

The news of the week includes:

  • Capcom shipped 3 million units of Resident Evil 2
  • Valve calls exclusive Metro Exodus deal with Epic “unfair” to Steam customers
  • American McGee confirmed to be working on Alice 3 story, art and design
  • Fallout 76 Survival Mode – PVP Beta starting in March

Let us know what kind of game you want to see remade.

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Episode 526: New York State of Mind

January 24th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode of Gaming Podcast features the first news of 2019 for the podcast, and there’s some juicy items to discuss. There’s no Gaming Flashback, but there is more discussion of the latest Civilization VI: Gathering Storm civs to be discussed.

The news includes:

  • “Exciting Halo: The Master Chief Collection news” teased for SXSW 2019
  • EA cancels open-world Star Wars game
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire is getting turn-based combat later this week

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 525: Best Games of 2018 – A Rambling Recap

January 20th, 2019 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode has no news, despite the beginning of 2019 having some earth-shattering news items, which will be discussed next week, probably.

Instead, Jonah, TJ and Scott talk about their favorite games of 2018. Let us know which game was your favorite last year.

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Episode 524: Goodbye, 2018!

December 20th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

No GravatarThis is the last podcast of 2018, and the next episode will be our Games of the Year announcement. Until then, we snark at Pewdiepie, and check some of the news ending the year.

This week’s news includes:

  • Steam Xbox One cross-play tools hinted
  • Americans can get Assassin’s Creed Odyssey free from Google
  • Discord Store to offer developers 90 percent of game revenues
  • Inca announced for Civilization VI: Gathering Storm

Let us know what your Game of the Year is.

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Episode 523: Valve Running Out of Steam

December 13th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

No GravatarValve continues to have problems in the wake of Epic (and now Discord) giving developers more of the earnings pie, as the year draws to a close. Meanwhile, T.J. explains his gamertag.

This week’s episode includes the following news items:

  • Developers do not believe Steam is worth it anymore
  • Canada announced for Civilization VI: Gathering Storm
  • Studio Wildcard’s Atlas is delayed by a week
  • Rainbow Six Siege chat filter and toxicity update

Let us know what your favorite game of 2018 was.

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Episode 522: Civving Up

December 6th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

No GravatarThis week’s episode is full of industry news in the wake of The Game Awards. There wasn’t many news items but there was plenty to talk about with the Awards, especially with this week’s Gaming Flashback, Unlimited Adventures.

This week’s news items include:

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 521: Power Outage

November 29th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

No GravatarLast week’s podcast couldn’t be uploaded thanks to some good old-fashioned California power outages. This week’s episode is full of snark — enjoy.

The news items include:

  • PlayStation Classic using PAL versions for several games regardless of region
  • Bethesda apologizes about Fallout 76 launch
  • Fortnite surpasses 200 million players
  • No Man’s Sky Visions update improves diversity

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 520: Excelsior!

November 15th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

No GravatarThe news cycle has begun to explode, as the holiday season looms and Black Friday in sight. Jonah and TJ get into a heated argument about Destiny 2, to liven up the proceedings after the bummer of Stan Lee’s death.

This week’s news include:

  • Obsidian and inXile join Microsoft Studios
  • Stan Lee dies at 95
  • Destiny 2 director assures players Bungie is “not disappointed” with Forsaken

The Question of the Week is indeed “How would you fix Destiny 2?”

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