S05E13: Doom Eternal Blues

Ash joins us this week as we talk about a lot lot lot of games, here’s all that we cover:

  • Apex Legends
  • Doom 64
  • Doom Eternal
  • Escape from Tarkov
  • Exit the Gungeon
  • Final Fantasy: War of the Visions
  • Madden NFL ’20
  • MLB The Show ’20
  • Nioh 2
  • Trails of Cold Steel 3

News is light again with GameStop’s announcement of closing all their retail stores to the public during the COVID-19 crisis, Nintendo surprise releasing a “mini Direct”, and Epic announcing publishing deals with multiple developers.

Bonus Round this week is our “Quarantine Island” of games, movies, and TV shows!

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S05E12: The Road To PS5

Jake is on secret assignment, so just Mike and Ben to run the show! Mike and Ben of course are playing more Apex Legends, with Mike starting both Nioh 2 and Exit the Gungeon, and Ben spending a little more time with Call of Duty: Warzone.

We have a incredibly deep tech dive into the PS5 this week with their “Road to PS5” presentation, a new hero coming to Overwatch, Nintendo hosted an “Indie World Showcase”, Control’s latest expansion releases next week, a Resident Evil 3 demo is out now, Shadow Man is being remastered, a few freebies for PS+ Red Dead Online players, and NASCAR shifts their sport online in a new format.

No Bonus Round this week!

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S05E11: Coronavirus Cancellations

Games, games, games! Mike and Ben of course are still knee deep into Apex, but also played the new Call of Duty: Warzone. Mike also started up Devil May Cry V, and kept going with Dead Cells. Jake played a lot this week, including Void Bastards, Elite Dangerous, Grim Dawn, Escape from Tarkov, and Ori and the Blind Forest. Along with Apex and Warzone, he as always is playing Madden too.

Reggie Fils-Aime has joined the board of directors for GameStop, NFL and 2K have signed a deal to make “non-simulation” football games, Horizon Zero Dawn is officially coming to PC this summer, and the Blade Runner game is getting remastered for a fall release.

Bonus Round is about the cancellation of E3 and what that means for this year and the future of the event.

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S05E10: The Last of Us on TV?

Back at it again! Apex Legends still dominates Mike’s playtime, but with a splash of Dead Cells and Nioh 2. Ben is also consumed with mostly Apex Legends, has been spending more time with Final Fantasy VI, and tried the Final Fantasy VII Remake demo. Jake continues his never-ending playing of Escape from Tarkov, but started a new playthrough of La Mulana.

Coronavirus has taken down more events with the cancellation of both GDC and the Rocket League World Championships, Ghost of Tsushima gets a summer release date, Roller Champions is coming to all major platforms, Bloodstained cancels its “roguelike” mode, Skater XL is coming to PS4, and Symphony of the Night has released on mobile.

Bonus Round is a long chat about the recently announced The Last of Us series on HBO, along with other video game adaptations.

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S05E09: News is Back!!

Not much new in our playing worlds, Mike is still going with Apex Legends but did finish Spyro 1, Ben muscles on with both Madden ’20 and Apex Legends, and Jake kept up with Escape from Tarkov, but started up Shadow of War and Black Desert Online.

Tons of news this week with the March PS+ games, more Xbox Series X information, a big Battlefront 2 update, a beta for Predator: Hunting Grounds, a new Harmonix title, console ports for Jump King and Golf With Your Friends, an upcoming Apex Legends event, Black Desert Online currently free, Streets of Rage 4 gets a release window, and CDPR and PUBG both back out of PAX East.

Bonus Round is talking about the longest sequel gaps in games and movies!

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S05E08: Same Games, New Week

It’s another week of gaming…and we’ve been playing mostly the same stuff. Mike is still in Apex Legends and Doom, but started Spyro. Ben is still in Apex and Madden. Jake is still in Tarkov and The Division 2.

Sony has backed out of PAX East and GDC due to coronavirus concerns, No Man’s Sky has yet another content update, Dangerous Driving 2 was announced, Apex Legends has a new physical edition, Playstation has a new community trophy contest, and the PS4 Pro gets a temporary price cut.

Bonus Round is taking a look at our personal upcoming gaming calendars!

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S05E07: A Very Special Episode

Our ace reviewer Ash joins us this week and has dove deep into the Trails of Cold Steel franchise, and also is playing a lot of Slay the Spire and Hades. Mike stayed the course again with more Final Fantasy XIV, DOOM, and Apex Legends. Jake started Division 2, finally died in Elite Dangerous, and always is playing Escape from Tarkov. Ben also stayed the course with more Final Fantasy VI and XIV, along with Apex Legends.

Lots of news this week with the departure of Dan Houser from Rockstar, a new Division 2 expansion, Anthem is “rebooting”, Geoff Keighley is skipping E3, xCloud is finally on iOS, and more screenshots and info for Final Fantasy VII Remake.

No Bonus Round this week!

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