S02E31: Video Games Don’t Stop For Sickness!

Some of us may be sick, but that won’t stop us playing games! We all continue along with Assassin’s Creed: Origins, Ben and Mike have a bumpy road with COD: WWII, and Jake tests the waters of the new Warframe expansion.

In news, EA has a tough week with the Battlefront 2 loot box controversy but also with the purchase of Respawn Entertainment, GameStop “pauses” their new rental program, Disney shuts down Marvel Heroes, Bungie reveals some more of the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion, and Sony announces a new bundle for the PSVR.

Instead of a Top 5 this week, we go through the Game Awards nominees and give our predictions!

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S02E30: Boots on the Ground!!

It happened, we bought Call of Duty: WWII. No reports on the campaign front, but minus some server issues, both Ben and Mike are enjoying the multiplayer. Ben has also spending more and more time in Assassin’s Creed: Origins, seeing that the time off has definitely made a difference. Jake has finished The Stick of Truth and has The Fractured But Whole on deck, but also continues to play through Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen.

Most of the news this week comes out of Blizzcon, with new content coming to Overwatch and World of Warcraft, along with Starcraft 2 going free-to-play, COD:WWII has another hugely successful launch, Sony Rewards now allows you to earn points for unlocking trophies, and Telltale lays off a large amount of their workforce.

For the Top 5 we pick our favorite wrestlers!

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S02E29: Candy is the Best Food Ever

We’ve tackled the big three of last week! Ben has finished Wolfenstein: The New Colossus and had a great experience, and started Assassin’s Creed: Origins with currently mixed thoughts. Mike is only a few hours into Super Mario Odyssey but has loved every moment so far. Jake continues his time in Warframe, but is still eagerly anticipating the upcoming expansion.

In news we recap all of Sony’s announcements out of Paris Games Week, PUBG gets a release date for XB1, Battlefront 2 has revamped their loot crate system, Destiny 2 gives us a roadmap for the near future, GameStop unveils a rental program, Housemarque is getting out of the dual-stick shooter genre, and the PS+ games for November are revealed!

Our Top 5 makes us giddy selecting our favorite candy!

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S02E28: The GameCube Controller Is Terrible

We are back and we have finished some games! This time around Mike has finished his first campaign of XCOM2 with smashing success, and Ben has completed South Park: The Fractured But Whole with a glowing review. Meanwhile, Jake continues his deep dive back into Warframe, containing both confusion and excitement.

Hitman is being re-released in a “Game of the Year Edition” with new content, a SNES-looking 3DS XL is coming soon, LEGO Dimensions will not be making any further expansions, Rockstar speaks on the lack of single-player DLC for GTA V, the Nintendo Switch has some new (secret) features in the recent software update, Shin Megami Tensei V is announced and is a Switch exclusive, and finally a huge update comes to Friday the 13th: The Game.

For our Top 5, we pick our favorite horror films!

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S02E27: Sony Needs An Elite Controller

Mike gives an update into his heavy XCOM 2 addiction, and performance issues aside, he is in love. Jake has made a return to Warframe just in time for the upcoming expansion. Ben has started South Park: The Fractured But Whole with a positive experience so far.

Sad news leads this week as EA shuts down Visceral Studios, leaving their upcoming Star Wars game in limbo, Sony announces a Battlefront 2-themed PS4 Pro as well as a new controller, Rocket League reveals a Halloween event, a release date is given for Doom on Switch and Star Ocean 4 in the West, and a new counselor and map arrive in Friday the 13th.

For the Top 5, we talk about our favorite boss fights!

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S02E26: Betas, Betas, Betas!

We are in the heart of fall beta season as all of us report back on the Star Wars: Battlefront 2 beta, while Mike has spent some time trying out the Gran Turismo Sport beta. Jake has finished Assassins Creed: Syndicate, thoroughly enjoying the game, and Ben has reach the peak ranks of Everybody’s Golf, and boy is it tough to be at the top.

Even in a slow news week, Hitman announces an announcement for October 24th on new content for the game, Destiny 2 has delayed the Prestige difficulty of the raid due to recent exploits, Ghost Recon: Wildlands gets another free trial to show off their new PvP mode, and Star Ocean 4 is being remastered for PS4 and PC!

For our Top 5 (or 8) we rank the Star Wars movies!

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S02E5: Starting XCOM 2, Finishing Mass Effect: Andromeda

Jake has finally finished Mass Effect: Andromeda, and is very disappointed with the experience. Mike started XCOM 2 and is foolishly optimistic about his future success. Ben has gotten the Platinum in Destiny 2, but shows no signs of slowing down.

In news, we get release dates for Stardew Valley on Switch, Nioh on PC, a Game of the Year Edition for Horizon: Zero Dawn, and more Fast & Furious DLC for Rocket League! Also, more PS2 and PSP Rockstar games will be coming to the PS4, Sony reveals an updated version of the PSVR as well as their plans for Paris Games Week.

For our Top 5, we choose our favorite video game soundtracks!

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