After some talk on the past week’s gaming, we discuss the things we hope to learn from this year’s E3.
We spend a few minutes going through some games we’ve been playing this week like Galaxy Under Fire, Knytt Underground and Hotline Miami before we get into some major OUYA talk. Mathew got his and fills us in on his initial impressions.
The OUYA, Kickstarter’s somewhat maligned microconsole, arrived at Tinderbox Studios on May 28 and we’ve had lots of folks asking about our first impressions.
This week, we sink our teeth into Microsoft’s infamous Xbox One reveal event. Was there anything good that was said? Or was it all TV, sports, and Call of Duty? Hosts Mathew, Corey, Andrew, Warren, and Matt talk about the facts and their feelings about the world’s first peek at the XBone.
Since it was announced, the GamesDay team and I have been having semi-heated discussions about the new console, what it can do, and how awful its name is (okay, the last one is just me). I couldn’t figure out why I was so upset about the device and then it hit me.
Games we’ve been playing over the last week include Blood Dragon, Magic: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2011, 1943, Forza Horizon, Samurai vs. Zombies, Triple Triad, GTA: Vice City, Pathfinder and Star Command.
So, I’ve persuaded the GamesDay crew to try to play Paizo’s Pathfinder game. After the great success we had with HeroQuest (you can listen to that adventure here), the was really no convincing – everyone eagerly hopped on board.
Because six of the eight players are brand new to any kind of tabletop RP games and [...]
We gather for our 200th (!) recorded episode and reminisce about past shows, events and how the team came to be. We also discuss a few news items such as EA’s Frostbite engine difficulties on the Wii U, the OUYA, a possible Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon followup and more!
Corey’s playing Don’t Starve, Ian and Warren have been playing Labyrinth Legends with differing opinions and there’s the usual bit of League of Legends talk. ESEA servers have been secretly mining bitcoins on Counterstrike, eventually amounting to $3,600. Corey explains exactly what bitcoins are and what they can be used for and we still have no idea what they are. Three new Grand Theft Auto V trailers released focusing on characters. The WiiU gets hacked so you can play games off USB memory (Andrew thinks it is fake.) The recent WiiU system update has made the system much faster. Microsoft unveils new details about Illumiroom that projects game-related artwork onto the walls of a room. Gearbox and Sega are being sued for allegedly using false images, game play, etc. to promote Colonial Marines. Teaser trailer released for LEGO Marvel Super Heroes.
We’re [still] playing League of Legends and Andrew takes us through some of his adventures with Volibear. We received a review copy of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mathew spent a good chunk of time putting the game through its paces. We also talk Harmonix layoffs, the new Pizza Hut ordering app on Xbox, Bethesda game leak, upcoming Heavenly Sword and Ratchet and Clank movies and a tale of why it’s just not a good idea to pocket $30,000 intended for a game’s promotion.