S04E12: The Division 2

The Division 2 is finally here and both Ben and Mike have played it extensively, with a very positive outlook on it! Everyone has still been playing Hollow Knight and Jake is getting deeper into Divinity: Original Sin 2.

Our news this week is a slew of game announcements for the Nintendo Switch, Konami releasing three different 50th anniversary collections, another monumental update coming to No Man’s Sky, and the reveal of the lead character in the next Yakuza game.

The Top 5 this week is our most-anticipated developers working on new games!

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S04E11: Hollow Knight, NFL Free Agency

So we’re all playing Hollow Knight while we impatiently await for The Division 2. In the meantime Jake has also started up The Last of Us, Rayman Legends, and Divinity: Original Sin 2.

News gives us Judgment being removed from sale in Japan for a very peculiar reason, new content in Fallout 76, free DLC coming to Dead Cells, release dates for Path of Exile and The Messenger on PS4, and the announcement of a Dragon’s Dogma animated series coming to Netflix.

In place of a Top 5 we talk extensively about the wild start to NFL free agency!

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S04E10: Friday The 6th: Rainbow Siege

We did it, we bought Rainbow Six Siege. Jake was ecstatic, Mike was pretty pleased, Ben…not so much. We also all spent some time with Hollow Knight, Mike also played Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Ben played Civilization 6, and Jake played more Ace Combat 7.

For news we have the official sell off of all Ubisoft stock owned by Vivendi, the first Tetris 99 tournament, the next two games coming to Nintendo Switch Online, a release date for Judgement, and Friday The 13th: The Game coming to the Nintendo Switch.

Our Top 5 this week is our favorite gaming reboots!

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S04E09: March PS+ Games, Reggie Retires

Big surprise, Mike is playing Trials Rising and even with some of its issues, he is absolutely loving it, along with more Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and Apex Legends. Jake finished the Odyssey story, another run of Resident Evil 2, restarted Hollow Knight, and is nearing the end of Ace Combat 7. Ben started both Hollow Knight and Civilization 6: Gathering Storm.

The end of February brings us the Playstation Plus games for March, the upcoming retirement of Reggie Fils-Aime, release dates for Resident Evils 0, 1, and 4 for the Nintendo Switch, a large update for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, a free starter pack for Hitman 2, the canceling of Overkill’s Walking Dead game, a new Pokemon game, and a collaboration between Horizon Zero Dawn and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

In our Top 5, we choose our favorite gaming franchises!

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S04E08: Operation Dungeon Heist: Darkest Siege 2

Finally a week without a new game, but we still had plenty to play. Mike played through SUPERHOT, and spent more time with Apex Legends and Enter the Gungeon. Ben completed the Blood and Wine expansion for The Witcher 3, another playthrough of Symphony of the Night, and also played some Apex Legends. Jake finished the story of Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, while playing a lot of Ace Combat 7.

Light news week with the reveal of Black Ops 4’s next Blackout Operation, a Playstation Plus deal for new/lapsed subscribers, and the announcements of Darkest Dungeon 2 and Haven.

Our Top 5 this week is our most disappointing game sequels!

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S04E07: Nintendo Direct, Resident Evil 2

Mike has finished Resident Evil 2, Jake is nowhere near finishing Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, and Ben very early in the Witcher 3 “Blood and Wine” expansion. We all spent time with Apex Legends, The Division 2 beta, and the Devil May Cry 5 demo.

News is monumental with Nintendo Direct announcing a ton of new games and updates, a bunch of classic RPGs coming to consoles, Rocket League getting cross-party support, release dates for World War Z, Assassin’s Creed 3 Remastered, and Dangerous Driving, along with news on Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege.

Our Top 5 this week is our favorite simulation games!

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S04E06: Apex Legends

Games, games, and more games. Mike played through Bayonetta 2, and more of Hitman 2 2 along with Enter the Gungeon. Ben has given up on Dragon Quest 11 but started up the Blood & Wine expansion for The Witcher 3. Jake finished Kingdom Hearts 3 and is on the quest for a Platinum, but started up both Assassin’s Creed Odyssey and For Honor.

The surprise release of Apex Legends tops news this week, along with our great experience with it so far, another Titanfall-related release coming in 2019, new Need for Speed and Plants vs. Zombies games this year, Guacamelee! 1 and 2 getting a combo physical release, and more characters announced for Mortal Kombat 11.

Our Top 5 this week is our favorite long-awaited sequels!

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