Episode 226 - No Gurls Allowed!

January 15, 2018

This week we discuss: huge updates and announcements for Destiny 2, MLS creating an eSports league for FIFA, new features available for Xbox One Insiders, PUBG publishing loot box drop rates, the glut of games released on Steam and the implication for other games on the service, Pokemon GO dropping support for several Apple devices, POTUS selling Call of Duty fighter jets to "Normay", our thoughts on last weeks Nintendo Direct Mini, workplace harassment charges levied against Quantic Dream, charges being brought in the Call of Duty swatting incident, Twitch's broadcast deal with the Overwatch League, and the frustration of no Overwatch League team not finding a way to sign any female gamers and the listeners thoughts on this topic.

 

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Episode 225 - Koj-enius

January 8, 2018

This week Brad and Micah discuss Micah introducing his (non-gamer) wife to Mario Kart 8, PUBG's eventual release on PS4, the surprising entries on Sony's top downloads of 2017 list, video game Kickstarter's flat year and why tabletop games fare so much better with crowdfunding than their video game brethren, Microsoft ending the production of the Kinect adapter and why the Wii was a scourge upon the game industry, Nexon's misguided attempt to blame the failure of Lawbreakers on PUBG, the return of Mad Catz (or at least the Chinese knock-off version), and we turn to you, the listener, to hear about your 2018 gaming predictions.

 

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Episode 224 - You People Make Me Sick

January 1, 2018

This week we give our impressions of Bridge Constructor Portal, the Shadow Warrior series, and Horizon: Zero Dawn, Brad tells a humbling tale of his experience in Destiny 2's Trials of the Nine, discuss Activision's big year in 2017 and why Take Two Games seems to go unscathed from loot box bashing, Star Trek Bridge Crew opening itself up to more players, Nintendo's insane success with the Switch in Japan, Apple's decision to mandate loot box probability transparency and what that could mean for other gatekeepers, and we talk about our frustration with the Call of Duty related swatting tragedy that happened in Kansas last week.

 

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Episode 223 - Our Top 5 Games of 2017

December 19, 2017

It's our last episode of 2017, and we talk about Terrence's first impressions of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on Xbox One and The Surge, Take Two's plan to support independent developers, the Predator event in Ghost Recon Wildlands, what we're looking forward to for The Dawning in Destiny 2, New Zealand's decision not to classify loot boxes as gambling, and we end it by giving you our individual top 5 games from a loaded 2017.

 

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Episode 222 - Ghost Recon Wildin’

December 12, 2017

This week we discuss Terrence's early experience with the Xbox One X, Micah and Brad's impressions of Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris expansion, the announcements of the Devil May Cry and Street Fighter Anniversary Collections, Sony's latest milestone in PlayStation 4 sales, Bungie locking previously accessible prestige content behind the new expansion in Destiny 2, Square's confirmation of a new Tomb Raider game in development, Dying Light's Bad Blood mode and what other games we'll see throw their hat in for a battle royale game mode, our excitement over Street Fighter V's Season 3 character lineup, our thoughts on The Game Awards 2017 (especially Josef Fares' rant), extended thoughts on the Death Stranding video shown, and thoughts on the biggest announcements made at PlayStation Experience 2017.

 

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Episode 221 - Pink Darth Vader

December 5, 2017

This week we're discussing our thoughts on the Mega Man 11 trailer, what a mobile version of PUBG would look like, Sony's direct mail VR gambit, chocobos in Assassin's Creed Origins, a clever Twitch streamer's method to streaming an entire UFC pay-per-view, Bungie's huge community update for Destiny 2, and EA's stock price falling as well as the deconstruction of their lame excuse as to why Star Wars Battlefront II couldn't contain cosmetics in loot boxes.

 

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Episode 220 - Tired of Talking About Loot Boxes

November 27, 2017

This week we discuss the sudden end of Marvel Heroes developer Gazillion Entertainment, Epic Games suing Fortnite cheaters, EA reacting to progression criticism in Need for Speed Payback, US state legislators setting their sights on Star Wars Battlefront II, Bungie's Destiny 2 XP bar faux pas, and our final word on microtransaction culture as a whole.

 

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Episode 219 - PIXELER SERIES 3!!!

November 21, 2017

Carrie joins Micah and Brad this week to discuss Pokemon Ultra Sun/Moon, Micah checking out the first of the newer Wolfenstein games, GameStop's temporary suspension of their new Power Pass program, Nintendo in discussion for a feature-length Mario film, the end of Marvel Heroes, thoughts on the first gameplay shown from Destiny 2's Curse of Osiris expansion, Sonic Forces and Steam refunds, EA flipping the off switch (temporarily) on Star Wars Battlefront II's microtransactions, and The Game Awards 2017 nominees. After that, Micah and Brad review every match from WWE's Survivor Series!

 

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Episode 218 - You Don’t Negotiate with Terrorists

November 14, 2017

This week we discuss Terrence's experience streaimng Cuphead, new character updates to both Injustice 2 (TMNT!) and Tekken 7, EA's really bad day on Reddit concerning Star Wars Battlefront II character unlocks, and then a marathon edition of What Do YOU People Want including questions around what's really important in fighting games, our favorite Super Mario Odyssey levels, a famous treasure hunter battle royale, our favorite Thanksgiving dishes, and much more!

 

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Episode 217 - Accent Pillow Fight

November 9, 2017

This week we're talking about layoffs at Telltale Games and Runic Games, Activision's claims about early Call of Duty WWII sales, being rewarded for earning PlayStation trophies, Razer's new smartphone, Super Mario Odyssey's impressive initial sales and where Nintendo sits in the current console generation, all the biggest news from BlizzCon 2017 including Overwatch and World of Warcraft info, EA shifting of how Star Wars Battlefront II's loot boxes will work, Microsoft's future gaming plans, and Housemarque's decision to leave arcade-style games behind.

 

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