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Episode 521: Power Outage

November 29th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Last 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

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The 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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Episode 519: Red Dead Arrival

November 2nd, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah and TJ finally got to play Red Dead Redemption 2, and discuss how great it is and how disappointing it is at the same time. Great and disappointing can also describe the Gaming Flashback with 2008’s Mirror’s Edge, along with its awesome theme song, which Jonah is addicted to.

The news this week includes:

  • Nintendo recommits to “keep the business going” for 3DS
  • Capcom has “high expectations” for Devil May Cry 5 and Resident Evil 2
  • Pachter: Red Dead Redemption 2 coming to PC in April

Let us know if you’ve been playing Red Dead Redemption 2.

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Episode 518: Mattel Vs Atari Again

October 25th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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It’s seems like old times as there’s a new IntelliVision console coming out to compete with the Atari VCS. The funny part, of course, is that the new IntelliVision will feature Atari 2600 games on it published by Atari. I guess we’re all friends now. This week’s Gaming Flashback is Dead Space.

As for the news:

  • Intellivision Amico console coming in 2020
  • Jade Raymond leaves Electronic Arts
  • Splash Damage ends development of its team-based shooter Dirty Bomb
  • Fortnite‘s Save the World Mode won’t be going free-to-play in 2018

The Question of the Week is: “Which cancelled game would you wish have been completed: Starcraft Ghost, Fallout 3 (Van Buren), Warcraft Adventures, Scalebound, Fez 2, Prey 2, The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Full Throttle 2, or something else?”

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Episode 517: Audio Problems

October 18th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Unfortunately, Skype decided that since Jonah’s webcam was connected, he wanted to use the webcam’s mic instead of the actual mic Jonah uses, making it sound like he’s in the next room talking to the others. It’s unfortunate, since this was the 350th episode of the Videogame Roundtable and longtime co-host Paul Nowak took the time from his busy schedule to join in the landmark episode.

This week’s news includes:

  • Skybound Games will finish the final season of Telltale’s The Walking Dead
  • Star Citizen’s latest promise rakes in almost a million dollars
  • Blizzard denies Diablo: Reign of Terror is a BlizzCon leak
  • Microsoft looking to partner with new Japanese studios
  • Report: PS4 users are setting messages to private after discovering new bug that bricks consoles

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 516: More Telltale News

October 4th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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The massacre continues at Telltale Games, and the crew discuss the ramifications in this episode. TJ complains about the new Skype incoming call music, and the Gaming Flashback this week is the short-lived 2008 reboot of Prince of Persia. There’s also a new Gaming History, discussing an infamous incident in World of Warcraft back in 2005.

This week’s news includes:

  • Telltale Games has seemingly laid off its remaining staff
  • Nintendo to launch updated Switch next year
  • Overcooked! 2 gets Sunny Island DLC available now

All this and Listener Feedback. Let us know what you think of the Telltale closure.

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Episode 515: Telltale Closes

September 27th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week follows the stunning announcement over the closure of Telltale Games and the repercussions of the shuttering of one of the most influential companies in the industry. There’s also Scott continuing to gush about Dragon Quest XI and Jonah enjoying the 2008 version of Prince of Persia again. That, and Fallout 3 headlines the Gaming Flashback.

News of the week include:

  • Telltale employees left stunned by company closure
  • Swiss soccer fans temporarily stop game to protest esports
  • Brian Fargo will try to buy back Interplay if The Bard’s Tale IV sells well enough
  • Rez creator’s musical re-imagining of Tetris launches in November

Let us know what Telltale Games you were hoping to see in the future.

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Episode 514: Red Dead Anticipation

September 13th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week the guys have gotten back to talking about games from the past, as this week the Gaming Flashback is 2008’s Braid, Jonathan Blow’s influential indie game, which was followed by The Witness, which was… less influential. The guys also keep drooling over Red Dead Redemption 2.

The news items include:

  • Forza Horizon devs recruit staff for unannounced RPG
  • Hollow Knight comes to PS4 and Xbox One on September 25
  • Rumor: Halo 5: Guardians coming to PC
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 leaks tease Battle Royale mode

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 513: Delays and Tragedy

August 30th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Last week’s episode was delayed by Jonah producing a new show (The Jonah Falcon Show), then by the tragedy on Sunday, August 26. Now, the podcast recorded last week and the one recorded this week have been merged into one big 2+ hour show.

Last week’s news items included:

  • Devil May Cry 5 arrives in March
  • Cyberpunk 2077 quests similar to The Witcher 3 ‘in terms of playtime and complexity’
  • Rumor: Nintendo planning big Switch upgrade
  • Soulcalibur 6 Story Mode and DLC character announced

This past week’s news was simple:

  • EA cancels remaining Madden Classic qualifiers

To be fair, the crew ended up talking about other stuff going on during the week, including the the E3 demo for Cyberpunk 2077 that was finally released to the general public. Gaming still brings smiles to people’s faces.

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Episode 512: Heating Up

August 16th, 2018 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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As Fall approaches, more info on exciting games are starting to trickle in. That, and Jonah talks about how he’s going to Power Morphicon to cover stuff for his upcoming new show.

Otherwise, the news this week includes:

  • Patrick Stewart will narrate My Memory of Us
  • Jagged Alliance: Rage! announced
  • Deep Silver’s Outward coming February 12
  • Dark Souls coming to Nintendo Switch on Oct. 19

Let us know what you think.

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