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Episode 653: Hello Starfield

June 17th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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Microsoft finally showed off Starfield in a 15 minute demo of various aspects of the game. Is it worth the excitement? Was there anything else notable at the Microsoft/Bethesda Showcase?

If that weren’t enough, the guys also talked about the Devolver Digital showcase with such games as Card Shark and Anger Foot, the PC Gaming Show with such titles as Agent 64: Spies Never Die and Tactical Breach Wizards, and Capcom’s showcase including Resident Evil, Resident Evil and more Resident Evil (and Exoprimal).

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 652: Missing Ep

June 4th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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If you’re wondering where episode 652 is, the file was completely distorted, with only one half of a conversation going. So, all the discussion about Sony’s State of Play is lost to the ether.

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Episode 651: Cataclysm

May 25th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week the guys discuss the mistake that was World of Warcraft: Cataclysm in the Gaming Flashback. They also discuss all the mergers and merger rumors in the videogame industry in the past few days.

The news includes:

All this and responses to the Listener Feedback about Starfield.

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Episode 650: Walking Simulators

May 20th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 2 Comments

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This week’s episode looks at the progenitor of all walking simulator games, Dear Esther, in this week’s Gaming Flashback. They also discuss the upcoming Game Pass games for May as well as voice masking on the Playstation 3 and Xbox. In addition, Scott discusses Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising, the spinoff of Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes that was crowdfunded on Kickstarter.

The news includes:

  • EA Sports officially ends FIFA partnership after 30 years of games
  • Starfield and Redfall have been delayed
  • Sony reportedly “will not approve any statements” from PlayStation studios on reproductive rights
  • Alan Wake developer Remedy provides update on five projects in pipeline

Let us know what you think.

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No Episode This Week

May 9th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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No episode this week due to family emergency. See you next week.

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Episode 649: Activision-Blizzard Sued Again

May 6th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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[This episode has been re-uploaded due to technical issues]

Another week, another time that Activision-Blizzard suffers legal issues — in fact, there are lots of legal shenanigans going on. No Gaming Podcast this week in this short episode, while Microsoft Movie Maker has a comeback.

This week’s news includes:

  • New York City sues Activision Blizzard, says Bobby Kotick is ‘unfit’ to negotiate the Microsoft buyout
  • Reggie Fils-Aimé warned Nintendo about GameBoy Micro
  • Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase announced for June 12
  • Xbox has helped Fortnite sneak its way back onto iPhones

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 648: Sleeping Scott

April 26th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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Scott falls asleep mid-podcast, leaving Jonah and TJ to wrap up the episode. In the meantime, the crew get nostalgic over the “Toys to Life” craze, as this week’s Gaming Flashback is Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure.

This week’s news includes:

  • The Bethesda Launcher will be shut down on May 11
  • PlayStation 5 finally getting Variable Refresh Rate support this week
  • Sony wants someone to shape its Playstation PC plans
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 officially gets 2023 release window

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 647: Advertising

April 21st, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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[This episode has been re-uploaded due to technical issues]

This week’s is pretty short, featuring a Sonic the Hedgehog and Halo discussion before delving into what’s okay and what’s not okay with in-game advertisements. The Gaming Flashback for this episode is the tripping Journey.

The news includes:

  • PlayStation wants ads in its games, too
  • Bugsnax leads late April Xbox Game Pass line-up
  • Amy Hennig is taking another shot at making a Star Wars game

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 646: Late April Fool’s

April 11th, 2022 by jonahfalcon · No Comments

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This week’s episode deals with the fact it was published on April Fool’s Fool’s Day, and discussion of the games that have been floating the hosts’ boats. This week’s Gaming Flashback is the magnum opus of Telltale Games: The Walking Dead. The guys also discuss the upcoming Kingdom Hearts 4 and whether anyone cares about it.

The news includes:

  • Digital games on PS3 and Vita are reportedly “expiring” and becoming unplayable
  • Ubisoft ends its NFT experiment in Ghost Recon Breakpoint
  • Konami details eFootball 2022 v1.0 update due next week
  • Blue Box: Abandoned has not been canceled

Let us know what you think.

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Episode 645: Brought To You By the Swedish Mafia

April 1st, 2022 by jonahfalcon · 1 Comment

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There’s a lot of PlayStation news this week, good bad and indifferent. In addition, there’s some Gundam’s coming your way. This week’s episode features a double whammy of a Gaming Flashback highlighting Mass Effect 3, and the Gaming History of the infamous Gizmondo.

The news item this week:

  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart lead writer claims work has been “erased”

Let us know what you think.

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