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Episode 673: NFT Equals No Freaking Thanks

January 20th, 2023 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode gets all kinds of salty against crypto, NFT’s, Logan Paul and others. They also talk about Age of Wonders 4’s announcement, bad Callisto Protocol projected sales, and Returnal’s high PC specs.

Other news includes:

  • Ubisoft delayed Skull & Bones again and canceled more games
  • Final Fantasy maker Square Enix plans ‘aggressive’ NFT investment
  • New single-player MechWarrior game in the works
  • Suicide Squad’s leaked battle pass and in-game store triggers anger among fans
  • Jagged Alliance 3 brings back original designer

Let us know what you’ve been playing.

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Episode 672: Ukrainian Devs

January 5th, 2023 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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The first episode of 2023 discusses some of the events going on in the Ukraine, as well as the continued modding of Skyrim and new Game Pass games.

  • ZeniMax employees vote to form the biggest videogame union in the US
  • Cult of the Lamb’s first big update will bring new attacks for every weapon
  • Payday 3 lands the first new game announcement of 2023
  • System Shock remake’s March release locked in

Let us know what you think.

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No Podcast This Week Or Next

December 21st, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Go enjoy the holidays. We’ll be back in 2023 after all the holiday ham has been consumed.

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Episode 671: Pre-Xmas

December 14th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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We have peaceniks in World of Warcraft, nude mods in Marvel’s Midnight Suns, and more Black Mesa, but the Game Awards overshadowed all that. Of course, no one cared about the winners — it was all about the commercials.

The news includes:

  • Tekken 7 has sold over 10 million copies
  • Indie dev suggests players “don’t buy” his game as the relationship with their publisher has “dissolved”

Let us know what you thought of the Game Awards.

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Episode 670: Callisto Unplugged

December 7th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah returns from PAX Unplugged 2022, while T.J. defends the maligned Castillo Protocol. Aside from the news, the Gaming Flashback is the Klei Entertainment’s stealth 2D platformer Mark of the Ninja.

The rest of the news includes:

  • Smash Bros tournament organizer Panda boots out boss following fan allegations
  • Harmonix rhythm game Fuser goes offline in two weeks
  • Half-Life: Blue Shift gets Black Mesa treatment
  • NVIDIA slashes GeForce RTX 4090 and 4080 prices in Europe

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 669: Quick Pre-PAX Show

November 30th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Jonah’s heading off to cover PAX Unplugged on Thursday morning, so this week’s podcast has been a quick, sub-40 minute show, even with a Gaming Flashback of Infamous 2, a game that former co-host Jordan Lund is probably far more familiar with.

This week’s news includes:

  • Report suggests Microsoft soon to offer concessions in Activision deal
  • Two Point Campus goes boldly into space for brand new expansion
  • Pokemon Scarlet & Violet sells 10 million units in three days
  • Monster Hunter Rise reportedly heading to PlayStation and Xbox in January

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 668: Elon Musk’s Twitter Failure

November 19th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Twitter continues to be tire fire, as does cryptocurrency. One wonders when either one will shuffle off the stage and fade into obscurity. Anyway, lots of news this week, along with a Gaming Flashback of Dishonored.

News includes:

  • Musk reportedly laid off everyone who ran Twitter’s million-follower gaming account
  • GameStop to end FTX partnership, will refund crypto gift card purchases

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 667: Milestone 500

November 9th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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The Videogame Roundtable has recorded its 500th episode, finally. This is the third attempt. The first was only partially recorded, while the next one was not recorded at all. Appended to this podcast is the partially recorded podcast which had former co-host Jordan Lund.

The news includes:

  • Phil Spencer ‘excited‘ at the idea of more StarCraft
  • Sony’s PSVR 2 gets a high price and a close release date
  • AMD announces $999 RX 7900 XTX and $899 RX 7900 XT
  • Hyped mystery Square Enix game turns out to be NFT junk
  • Suda51 and SWERY file new trademark for Hotel Barcelona horror game
  • Pokemon Scarlet & Violet linking with Pokemon Go confirmed for 2023

Let us know how long you’ve been listening to the podcast!

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Episode 666: Nintendo Hentai Ban

October 9th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This week is plagued by the Mark of the Beast, but next week’s will be a giant landmark, too. No Gaming Flashback, but a lot of legal happenings in the past week.

The news includes:

  • USB-C charging ports will be required by law in the EU for most portable tech from 2024
  • NetherRealm’s next game won’t be revealed during Mortal Kombat anniversary events
  • Cyberpunk 2077 sequel is why there’s only one expansion, says dev
  • Nintendo has updated eShop rules on adult content, publisher says

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 665: Wild Hearts Can Be Broken

September 28th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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This episode is a short one as Jonah flies to Los Angeles in the morning. There’s a followup to the Grand Theft Auto 6 leak, and Aaron Judge hits his 61st home run.

The news includes:

  • Wild Hearts announced by EA and Koei Tecmo
  • Alleged Grand Theft Auto 6 hacker pleads not guilty
  • Skull and Bones delayed yet again, now launching March 2023
  • King of Fighters 15 “Samurai Shodown” character DLC launches in early October

Let us know what you think.

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