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

Episode 133: Done With Nintendo

April 28th, 2016

Episode 133: Done With Nintendo

– In this Episode, Spark, Ranger and I talk about the new Nintendo NX system and the new Playstation, and Xbox. We also give an update on the Division and the troubles it faces going forward, and how the Gears of War 4 Beta wasn’t anything special.

Nintendo NX Will Debut in 2017
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/04/nintendo-announces-march-2017-launch-for-nintendo-nx-and-zelda-delay/
Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition $100
http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/25/11501266/gears-of-war-4-ultimate-edition-early-access-xbox-one
Gears of War 4 Collector’s Edition $250
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/25/gears-of-war-4-season-pass-collectors-edition-detailed
Forza 6 Will Add Fallout 4 Rocket Car
http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/14/11431212/fallout-4-rocket-69-in-forza-6
GameStop Launches It’s Own Game Publishing Company GameTrust
http://www.mcvuk.com/news/read/gamestop-launches-full-publishing-division-and-signs-ready-at-dawn-insomniac-frozenbyte-and-tequila-works
Containment (TV Series) – the Leading Up To a Division Like Event
https://youtu.be/qE983cTD4Mg

Episode 132: Good Time To Be A Geek

April 7th, 2016

Episode 132: Good Time To Be A Geek

– In this episode, we have Prego Magic join us for a more detailed review on the Division and he also brings up a game that we’ve pretty much ignored, Eve Online.  We also talk about Gears of War 4 and the new teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wji-BZ0oCwg
Gears of War 4 Releases on 10/11
http://www.theverge.com/2016/4/6/11376764/gears-of-war-4-xbox-one-release-date
Gears of War 4 Will Have Split Screen on All Modes
http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/04/06/gears-of-war-4-will-have-split-screen-in-all-modes
Gears of War 4 Cover Art Revealed
http://www.ew.com/article/2016/04/06/gears-war-4-release-date-cover-art
Congressman Questioned Over Use of Campaign Funds to Purchase Steam Games
http://www.polygon.com/2016/4/6/11376668/congressman-questioned-over-campaign-funds-spent-on-steam-sale

Episode 131: Racist Anus

March 24th, 2016

Episode 131: Racist Anus

– In this episode, we try to review the Division, but it didn’t quite measure up.  Hopefully, we’ll bring in Prego Magic onto the next show give the Division the review it really deserves.  Needless to say, I think it’s the greatest game that I’ve played…EVER.

Cross-Platform/Network Play
http://www.rocketleaguegame.com/news/2016/03/xbox-one-cross-network-play/
Sony Responds Positively to Microsoft’s Request to Cross-Platform Play, but No Confirmation
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/sony-were-happy-to-have-the-conversation-on-cross-platform-play/
Microsoft is Testing a DVR for the Xbox One
https://www.thurrott.com/music-videos/65281/microsoft-now-testing-tv-dvr-for-xbox-one
Microsoft Shuts Down Lionhead Studio and Cancels Fable Legends
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2016/03/microsoft-shuts-down-lionhead-studios-cancels-fable-legends/
PlayStation VR Headset Out in Oct, Cost $399 (Plus You Need the PS Camera $60)
http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/15/11240842/playstation-vr-launch-date-price-ps4
Sony Working on Upgraded PS4 with 4K Capabilities
http://www.theverge.com/2016/3/18/11265506/playstation-4k-in-the-works-report-sony
First Gears of War 4 Details Emerge
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2016/03/08/meet-the-new-cast-of-gears-of-war-4.aspx
Main Character is JD Fenix, Son of Marcus Fenix
Gears of War 4 MP Beta Starts for Gears Ultimate Players on 4/18, 4/25 for Everyone Else
http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/15/gears-of-war-4-beta-april-18/
SEC Alleges Fraud on the Part of Wells Fargo for Curt Schilling’s 38 Studio
http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/8/11178282/38-studios-scandal-loan-lawsuit-sec-wells-fargo


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