Episode 143: Cheeto with Blonde Hair

November 17th, 2016

Episode 143: Cheeto with Blonde Hair

– In this low energy episode, Spark, Ranger and I talk about the eventual death of the video games industry.  Is it headed for a crash.  Annual title releases and always connected games are moving the industry in a dangerous direction.

PSN User That Shared Explicit Photo’s from Watch Dogs 2 Suspended
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/11/psn-user-gets-suspended-for-sharing-in-game-watch-dogs-2-nudity/
Battlefront II Launches Next Fall
http://www.polygon.com/2016/11/1/13492820/star-wars-battlefront-2-fall-2017

Episode 142: Hit the Switch

October 27th, 2016

Episode 142: Hit the Switch

– In the one hundred and forty-second episode, we introduce the Nintendo Switch, which is very interesting and planning on releasing early next year.

Nintendo Switch
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/10/what-we-now-know-about-the-nintendo-switch/
Questions:
http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/20/13345974/nintendo-switch-details-info-price-date-touchscreen-backward-compatibility
Red Dead Redemption 2
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/10/how-rockstar-games-drove-the-internet-crazy-in-two-red-tweets/
The Division’s New Update is Live
http://www.polygon.com/2016/10/25/13406008/the-division-update-1-4-patch-notes-world-tiers-features
Star Wars: The Old Republic on Netflix? Sign Here
https://www.change.org/p/the-walt-disney-company-bringing-the-old-republic-era-of-star-wars-to-netflix
Guardians of the Galaxy 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WhQcK-Zaok

Episode 141: Jawa Bear

October 5th, 2016

Episode 141: Jawa Bear

– During the slow season, while waiting for games to drop, we sometimes run out of things to talk about, so this episode, we spend the last 20 minutes talking about movies an comic universes. But earlier in the show, we do talk about games.

Ubisoft In The Middle of a Hostile Takeover
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/29/13104732/ubisoft-survives-stockholder-meeting-prepares-for-hostile-takeover
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Stealth Mission
https://gaming.youtube.com/watch?v=QoStMOpRBvQ
Twitch Prime Now Included With Amazon Prime
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/30/13127262/twitch-prime
Bulletstorm Remaster Might Be Incoming
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/29/13106198/bulletstorm-remaster-pc-ps4-xbox-one
N64 Emulator Gained Access to the Xbox One Store Then Removed
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/09/how-the-universal-windows-platform-let-an-n64-emulator-sneak-onto-the-xbox-one/
New Rare Achievement Sound
http://www.theverge.com/2016/10/4/13159958/xbox-one-rare-achievements-sound-notification
Hopefully the Last 38 Studio’s Story We Have
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/22/13024184/38-studios-curt-schilling-settlement-rhode-island

Episode 140: Flogging the Dolphin Chair

September 17th, 2016

Episode 140: Flogging the Dolphin Chair

– In this episode, Sparkstalker continues the proud tradition of hyping the new Forza game.  AsphaltRanger’s chair was making Dolphin noises and I was just dipping into the moonshine.

PS4 Pro, No 4k Bluray, 4K Upscaling (not true 4K), $399
http://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2016/9/7/12839756/sony-ps4-no-4k-uhd-blu-ray  
http://www.theverge.com/2016/9/9/12852134/ps4-pro-playstation-4-sony-guide-details
PS4 Slim: Smaller, No 4K Support or Bluray, and Same Processor Speed for Same Price as Regular PS4
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/09/ps4-slim-review-2/  
Super Mario Run Coming to iOS, Android
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/7/12836294/mario-iphone-games-ios-super-mario-run
Mod Support for Bethesda Games Will Not Be Coming to the PS4
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/9/12861416/fallout-4-ps4-mod-support-skyrim-ps4-mod-support
The Division 1.4 Rebuilds Gameplay From the Ground Up
http://www.inquisitr.com/3472135/the-division-team-discusses-rebalancing-the-game-after-update-1-4-pts-details-in-todays-state-of-the-game/
Gears of War 4 Horde Mode
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/1/12733098/gears-of-war-4-horde-mode-details
Tecmo Super Bowl 2017 Available for Download
http://www.polygon.com/2016/9/10/12871198/tecmo-super-bowl-2017-returns-with-this-years-rosters-and-tecmo

Episode 139: Bathroom Tooth Fairy

August 25th, 2016

Episode 139: Bathroom Tooth Fairy

– In this Episode, we talk about all the PS4 Slim and Neo rumor and leaks.  We also talk about the Titanfall 2 Tech Test that is pretty much universially hated.  We’ll report on the second tech test when it happens.

PS4 Slim Leaked and Unboxed Before Unveiling
http://kotaku.com/slim-ps4-apparently-unboxed-before-sony-can-even-announ-1785630809
PS4 Neo and PS 4 Slim To Be Announced on 9/7
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/22/12582288/sony-ps4-slim-console-4k-wsj
Playstation Plus Getting More Expensive by $10
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/22/12585076/playstation-plus-prices-september-2016
Playstation Now Coming to PC?
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/08/sony-leak-points-to-playstation-now-coming-to-windows-pc/
Titanfall 2 Beta/Tech Test
http://kotaku.com/titanfall-2-developers-announce-changes-after-fan-backl-1785697921
Titanfall 2 Has Exclusive DLC You Can Only Get From…Buffalo Wild Wings?
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/17/12523206/titanfall-2-teams-up-with-buffalo-wild-wings-for-digital-exclusives
Pokemon, Zelda and Mario Will Be the Nintendo NX Within Six Months
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/4/12375932/nintendo-nx-launch-games-report
Microsoft Will Acquire Beam Streaming Service
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/11/12446962/microsoft-beam-live-game-streaming-acquisition
Star Wars Battlefront Will Allow You To Blow Up Star Destroyer, Fly Trench Run in New DLC
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/17/12519890/star-wars-battlefront-death-star-expansion-details
Destiny’s Taken King PS4 Exclusive’s Extended Until Destiny 2 Releases
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/18/12536688/destiny-rise-of-iron-ps4-exclusive-taken-king-fall-2017
Yooka-Laylee Hands On from Gamesconn
http://www.polygon.com/2016/8/19/12549552/yooka-laylee-demo-hands-on-gamescom-2016

Episode 138: Nintendo’s Upside Down

August 3rd, 2016

Episode 138: Nintendo’s Upside Down

– After many technical difficulties, the gang is back together and we talk about Nintendo’s backward step when it comes to the NX, Microsoft’s Xbox One S and how the sad saga of 38 Studio’s can finally come to an end.

Nintendo NX Will Be a Portable Console That Can Attach to TV
http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/26/12284380/nintendo-nx-console-portable-detachable-controllers
Xbox One S is 7.1% Faster Than the Xbox One
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/2/12352184/microsoft-xbox-one-s-performance-improvements
The Division is Getting a Movie
http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/2/12351700/ubisoft-the-division-movie-jake-gyllenhaal-jessica-chastain
Nintendo Reports $48.7 Million Quarterly Loss
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/27/12294550/nintendo-earnings-q1-2016-wii-u-3ds
Disney Infinity Servers Are Shutting Down
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/29/12325466/disney-infinity-online-servers-shutting-down
No Criminal Charges in 38 Studios Case
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/30/12331622/38-studios-investigation-criminal-charges

Episode 137: Not A Pokemon Stop

July 14th, 2016

Episode 137: Not A Pokemon Stop

– We’re back and we’re bad…really bad. We recap E3 and what happened to keep us off the air. We also talk about what Microsoft is doing wrong, and what Nintendo is doing right.  We also talk about the last season of Game of Thrones, so beware of spoilers.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild
http://www.polygon.com/e3/2016/6/15/11942652/legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-ending
Bulletstorm Remaster Said to be in the Works
http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/14/11931726/bulletstorm-remaster-screenshots-e3-2016
Titanfall 2
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/06/titanfall-2-multiplayer-preview-release-date/
No new Star Wars games until 2018
http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-video-games/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrIEW7woFFo&ab_channel=EAStarWars
Ghost Recon: Wildlands
http://www.polygon.com/e3/2016/6/13/11925234/ghost-recon-wildlands-launch-date-and-details
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/south-park-the-fractured-but-whole-release-date-re/1100-6440800/
Xbox Fitness Going Offline
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/06/not-working-out-xbox-fitness-users-losing-their-purchased-training-videos/
Pokemon Go
http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/11/12149122/pokemon-go-niantic-nintendo-franchise-hardware
Evolve Has Gone Free-to-Play
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/07/evolve-goes-free-to-play-after-struggling-to-gain-players/
Red Dead Redemption Is Now Backwards Compatible
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/5/12099272/red-dead-redemption-backward-compatibility-xbox-one
NES Classic Edition Console, 8 Bit Games Coming Back in HD
http://www.theverge.com/2016/7/14/12187296/nintendo-nes-classic-edition-announced-price-games

Episode 136: Fractured Butthole

June 22nd, 2016

Episode 136: Fractured Butthole

– In this episode, we tried, and tried to get a full recap of E3.  But it wasn’t in the cards for this show.  First, we had a devastating thunderstorm that knocked out power 30 minutes into the show.  We got the Xbox presser covered, but everything else had to be covered later.  The second show the next Tuesday covered the rest of E3, but the software that we used to record, DIDN’T RECORD!  Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!?!?!  So, I bring to you the only part that we managed to get.

Xbox One S
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11911184/microsoft-xbox-one-s-announced-price-specs-e3-2016
Gears of War 4
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11922648/gears-of-war-4-gameplay-xbox-one-e3-2016
Gears 4 Elite Wireless controller
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11921350/gears-of-war-elite-controller-photos-hand-on-e3-2016
Xbox Play Anywhere (Buy once, play on Xbox and Win10) (Only for Digital)
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11911216/xbox-play-anywhere-windows-10-xbox-one-e3-2016
Recore
http://www.polygon.com/e3/2016/6/13/11922252/recore-release-date-e3-2016
http://www.recoregame.com/info/faq/
The Division – Underground – 6/28
http://www.polygon.com/e3/2016/6/13/11921356/the-division-dlc-release-date-xbox-playstation
New Xbox Dashboard Features
http://kotaku.com/today-microsoft-announced-some-much-requested-new-featu-1781895551
Customizable Xbox Controllers
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/06/get-your-own-customized-xbox-one-controller-for-79-99/
Dead Rising 4
http://www.theverge.com/2016/6/13/11914660/dead-rising-4-announced-xbox-one-windows-10-e3-2016
Xbox Scorpio
http://www.polygon.com/e3/2016/6/13/11921146/microsoft-confirms-scorpio-the-upcoming-updated-xbox-one

Episode 135: E3 Prediction Show

June 9th, 2016

Episode 135: E3 Prediction Show

– In this episode, we talk about a few news stories and then we head right into E3 predictions.

Xbox About to Release Two New Consoles?
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/25/11774294/xbox-one-slim-one-two-scorpio
European Developer Working on a 2017 VR Game for Microsoft
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/05/developer-were-working-on-an-xbox-one-vr-game-for-2017/
Ubisoft Working on Assassin’s Creed VR Game
http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/14/11227688/assassins-creed-vr-experience-on-the-way
Oculus Closes It’s System with DRM
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/23/11744704/oculus-drm-vive-valve-facebook-steam
Jake Gyllenhaal Going to Star In The Division Movie
http://www.polygon.com/2016/6/1/11836300/tom-clancys-the-division-movie-jake-gyllenhaal

Episode 134: Grumpy Cat’s Banana Hammock

May 19th, 2016

Episode 134: Grumpy Cat’s Banana Hammock

– In this episode, we talk about whether CoD is over, the numerous closures and cancellations in the gaming industry.  And we talk about the multiple gaming idea’s headed to the movie theater.

Is this the Beginning of the End for CoD?
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/10/11653142/titanfall-2-release-date-fall-2016
Call of Duty: Inifinite Warefare (also known as CoD: Halo Edition) Announced to the Sounds of Boo’s
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/5/11604660/call-of-duty-infinite-warfare-youtube-trailer-dislikes
Lionhead Studio Officially Closed
http://kotaku.com/microsoft-officially-kills-lionhead-1773808823
Lionhead: The Inside Story
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-05-12-lionhead-the-inside-story
Disney Infinity Cancelled
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/10/11652884/disney-infinity-game-series-canceled   
Respawn Working on an Adventure Star Wars Game
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/05/ex-god-of-war-director-leading-respawns-new-star-wars-game/
Project Spark Being Discontinued
http://www.theverge.com/2016/5/16/11682144/microsoft-project-spark-end-of-life
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Coming in 2017
http://www.slashfilm.com/star-wars-battlefront-2/
Star Wars Battlefront Skipped a Single Player Campaign to Launch With The Force Awakens
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/18/11701304/star-wars-battlefront-2-single-player-the-force-awakens
Nintendo Getting Back in the Movie Business, Will Produce Their Own Movies
http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/16/11682186/nintendo-movies-tatsumi-kimishima
One Tetris Movie Will Now be a Trilogy
http://io9.gizmodo.com/tetris-is-going-to-be-a-movie-trilogy-and-someone-needs-1777103189


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