Episode 11: rE3-Cap

E3 is over, and well, there’s not much to talk about. So we talk about it for an hour. Nintendo shows off Super Mario Odyssey, and Metroid.

Tangents:

  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm(1993) is coming to Blu-ray next month with a new 2017 1080p HD Remaster!
  • Han Solo Directors FIRED!!! – Back to LEGO movies for you! Opie will see us through!! Way to go Mayberry
  • Ultimate Thor Returns
  • Jared Mini-Reviews ARMS & Nex Machina
  • Update: Flinthook got a twin stick mode
  • Watchmen TV series on HBO? Stop making Watchmen adaptations.

E3 Recap

  • Microsoft
    • Xboxxex X – Microsoft’s XXX Console
      • They had to mention Teraflops….
    • “Xbox – the bro console”
    • Games
      • Metro
      • Crackdown 3
      • Cuphead
      • Anthem
  • Bethesda
    • Creation CLub – pay for free mods todaY!!
    • Vr gAMES – ONE PREDICTED, ONE SURPRISE
    • Wolfenstein II
    • Enemy Within II
    • Dishonored II stand alone expansion
  • Sony
    • All about the games
    • God of War
    • Detroit
    • Horizon: The Frozen Wilds Expansion
    • Spider-Man
  • Nintendo
    • Damn you Nintendo – Shawn’s response
    • Metroid 2/x2
    • Mario Odyssey
    • Xenoblade 2

Mario Odyssey Looks Insane

  • PC Games Showcase
    • Umm… that happened again?
    • X-Com 2 War of the Chosen Expansion
  • Other Stuff We Liked
    • Beyond Good & Evil 2
    • Monster Hunter World
    • Shadow of War – Shawn’s Game of the Show

One Dumb Thing: E3 or Final Fantasy XV VR Fishing!!!! (Shawn’s Number One Pick of 2017)

Final Thoughts

Credits:

Intro Music: Super Mario Odyssey “I’ll Be Your 1-UP Girl”

Outro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Episode 10: E3 Part Scorpio

Tangents

  • Sega does what Nintendon’t
  • The Road to E3 – what do we expect?
    • Scorpio
      • 4K is it a decider for you?
    • Bethesda
      • VR Games
      • New Sci-fi setting?

Other Titles:

  • EA Conference
    • Every Sports game is an RPG now..
      • NBA Live & Madden 18 have storylines and loot systems
    • Anthem – New Bioware game.. Not much shown yet – MS conference
    • Battlefront II – Now I’m sold….
      • New Gameplay Trailer
      • Single Player Campaign
      • Space Combat!!!
        • V-WINGS!!!
      • FREE Expanded content – no Season pass!!!
      • All 3 ERAS!
        • MP Feels like Battlefield meets Battlefront II (original)
        • Points let you unlock ships/specialist classes – no more fighting over cards/icons
        • Phased maps – change gameplay

 

  • E3 Schedule:

Conference Schedule
Conference Conference Time
EA Saturday, June 10 at 3 PM ET
Microsoft Sunday, June 11 at 5 PM ET
Bethesda Sunday, June 11 at 12 AM/Midnight!  ET
PC Gaming Show Monday, June 12 at 1 PM ET
Ubisoft Monday, June 12 at 3 PM ET
Sony Monday, June 12 at 9 PM ET
Nintendo Tuesday, June 13th at 12 PM ET

One Dumb Thing: Spoilers for Marketing

Final Thoughts

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Episode 9: Game Nostalgia Syndrome

We discuss Wonder Woman! We also delve into the world that is emulation, and why it can be important. Are games just commercial products, or are they something more?

Tangents

  • Wonder Woman review from Shawn?
  • Nintendo outlines it’s paid service. $20/year include Classic Game Selection, no word on Virtual Console – VC is “still undecided”
  • Microsoft Gamepass
  • ARMS demo review wiggle waggle
  • Batman & Harley Quinn

Main Topic: Emulation

Final Thoughts

One Dumb Thing: Nintendo’s solution for voice chat

The simple way to do voice chat in Splatoon 2.

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Main Topic Music: Super Mario Bros. 2 Overworld Theme

Closing Music: Wonder Woman TV Series Intro: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx2JdJhAL94

Episode 8: Randomly Roguelike

This week we discuss the great randomness that roguelikes bring to games, and the best DC movie you’ll see this year, and it’s not even a movie!

Tangents

  • Flinthook
  • The Witcher TV Series on Netflix (Book based not Game based)
  • Strafe?
  • Dead Cells Early Access
  • Star Trek Discovery Trailer
  • Injustice 2
  • Everspace

Main Topic: Roguelike Gaming

  1. The origins of the Rogue-like
    1. Rogue
    2. Moria/NetHack
  2. Ever Evolving games
    1. Procedural generation
    2. Tile-based generation
  3. Possibilities
    1. Mega Man
    2. Mario?
  4. Favorite Roguelikes/Hybrid Roguelikes
    1. Rogue Legacy
    2. Diablo/Diablo II
    3. Spelunky
    4. The Binding of Isaac
    5. Darkest Dungeon
    6. Don’t Starve
    7. FTL:Faster Than Light
    8. Crawl
    9. Flinthook
  5. Everything is a roguelike on Steam!!! (NOT)
    1. http://store.steampowered.com/tag/en/Rogue-like/#p=0&tab=PopularNewReleases

One Dumb Thing: None surprisingly.

Final Thoughts

We want your input. Do you want to see us stream games from our backlog. Or more current games? TELL US.

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Main Topic Music: Diablo – Tristram Village

Closing Music: Patrice Bourgeault – Flinthook Original Soundtrack – Galaxy’s Greatest Pirate.mp3

Episode 7: Hey Look! A Dungeons & Dragons Ride!

We discuss role playing games, team building, and building stories or experiences that will last a lifetime.

Tangents

  • Judge Dredd TV Series?
  • Subnautica (micro-review)
  • Mass Effect ON HOLD after Andromeda
  • Vanquish Pre-order on Steam
  • Remember Spider-man? Yeah he has a movie this year too…July 7
  • Hellboy Reboot

Main Topic: Learning to Play an offline RPG

  1. How to introduce new players
  2. What do new players experience?
  3. Finding your voice
  4. Simple Complexity in games
  5. Building the party – adding other players
  6. Logistics & Bad Stuff – Why gaming with people is hard
  7. Playing Offline RPGs Online
    1. Video Game DM mode: Neverwinter Nights, NWN II, DM101 Training, Divinity: Original Sin II
    2. Virtual Tabletops: Roll20.net, Fantasy Grounds, Tabletop Simulator, D20Pro
    3. Character Tools: HeroLab, HeroMachine
  8. RPG Resources:
    1. D&D (5E) Basic Rules
    2. Star Wars RPG Starter Set
      1. Which SW RPG is right for you?
    3. Pathfinder Beginner Set
    4. Starfinder RPG
    5. How to Run a Tabletop Game online

 

One Dumb Thing:

Alan Wake is going away from purchase.

Final Thoughts

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Main Topic Music: The Legend of Fat Neil (Community) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuxvyGpT_z0  (0:00-0:26 seconds)

Closing Music: D&D – Stephen Lynch

Episode 6: Tangentially Speaking

We’re back this week with an all tangents podcast. Ranging from superheroes, to superheroes, are there enough superheroes already? We talk about XBox Project Scorpio, and DLC for Zelda, and much more more.

Tangents

Main Topic: The tangents are the topic. Get it?

One Dumb Thing:

New NEW especially new Nintendo 2DS XL super mega non-3D version now with thumbsticks and Knuckles

Your Final Thoughts?

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

 

Main Topic Music: None
Closing Music: Mah Na Mah Na – Mahna Mahna and The Two Snowths

Episode 5: Let’s Play in the Sand

Tangents

  • Doctor Who – New Season
  • ByeByeBoxBoy – HAL Laboratory’s Charming Puzzle Trilogy
  • Free Starcraft
  • SNES Classic?
  • Cloak & Dagger on Freeform?

Main Topic: Game Worlds

  • Open World
  • Sandboxes
  • Linear Experiences (FF X, FF XIII)
  • Why do game worlds matter?

One Dumb Thing: Steam Controller/Steam Link

Credits:

Intro Music: Serious Monkey Business: 2-01 Roller Disco – ReMixer: Zylance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNnCechD3NU

Main Topic Music: Friedrich Habetler Music – Final Fantasy X – Battle Theme | Epic Rock Cover

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3U9lwg25Xc

Closing Music: Jonathan Coulton – Still Alive – Portal