This week has Corey playing/explaining more Pokemon, Matt’s playing AC4 and crokinole, Warren is still into League of Legends as well as Risk of Rain multiplayer and Mathew played a smattering of League of Legends, Dota 2, Hexxit and Bravely Default. Also, Mathew’s son makes his own tabletop game. In news, D&D turns 40, Nintendo board of directors takes a very large paycut, Left 4 Dead 3 according to screen shot released by Valve, Microsoft buys Gears of War IP, Minecraft sells 1M on PlayStation, Soul Fjord (OUYA exclusive), Titanfall Collector’s Edition and more!
This week we get our hands on the long-awaited Steam controller. Also, Jeremy’s GOTY list, Lego Marvel, A Link Between Worlds, League of Legends, Dota 2, Pathfinder, AC4, Space Quest, Pokemon Y, Worms and more. Hearthstone has an imitator and Candy Crush Saga trademarks the word ‘candy.’
Matt is back from a cruise and immediately tries to stump the gang with a math problem. He shares his favourite games of 2013, Ian enjoys some DMC (free on PS+) while Warren gets a kick out of Nidhogg. Corey’s been busy nerding out with Magic the Gathering, Mat’s also been getting back into Magic on his Xbox and everyone laments the apparent end of net neutrality in the U.S.
It’s a new year and we’re back after the Christmas break to review our favourite games of 2013.
This week Andrew talks more NBA2K14 while everyone politely smiles and nods. Warren beat Super Mario 3D World and talks about the Warframe update for PS4. Ian reinstated his PS+ membership and discusses how letting it lapse affected his Guardians of Middle Earth experience. Mat’s been playing tons of Hexxit and has a bunch of YouTube videos in the queue for our ‘every Monday’ release schedule. He’s also been playing Starbound and talks about how it compares to Terraria. Lastly, he’s been playing a bit of League of Legends with some new champions. Corey played a few games including Dota 2, Kerbal Space Program, Snapshot and Monaco. News this week includes the Smithsonian American Art Museum acquiring Flower and Halo 2600 into its permanent collection, SteamOS available for download and some Mighty No. 9 community manager controversy.
Warren’s been into Assassin’s Creed IV on his PS4, Ian’s PS+ membership expired abruptly so all his free games have gone away for a bit. He also picked up the Guardians of Middle Earth season’s pass and Worms: Revolution. Corey’s been busy mining litecoins, playing more Kerbal Space Program and gives Prison Architect a try. Matt’s been slumming it with Madden ‘12 and Mat’s been playing Zelda on his son’s 3DS as well as a bunch of indie games on his Xbox. He also played Angry Birds Go! that was recently released. We also talk about PS4/Xbox One launches, how the VGX Awards still managed to not do anything remotely beneficial for video games and Riot Games API beta.
Welcome to Hexxit, the Minecraft mod that takes the open world and construction of Minecraft and fuses it with the explorative nature of Dungeons and Dragons. In this introductory episode, Mathew builds a base camp while walking through the basics of Hexxit and the mods contained in the package (like Treecapitation and Pirate ships!).
After missing the previous week due to a snow storm, we’re back in the studio. We figure out why NBA2K14 streams without any sound, Corey tries his hand at developing a space program and Mathew is playing Minecraft again with the Hexxit mod. Corey, Mathew and Jeremy have been playing Magic: The Gathering (yes, the physical CCG) via Google Hangouts and Andrew is loving latest Zelda on his 3DS. Ian and Warren tried Ibb & Obb (free for PS+ right now) and Warren also played Resogun. News this week includes HeroQuest Kickstarter, PSN Store coming to Amazon and PS4 sales.
Andrew takes over hosting responsibilities this week as we settle down in his amazing home theatre. The PS4 was released on 11/15 so we mainly focus on that while playing Need for Speed: Rivals on his 108″ screen. Not bad!
Another game vs bots pits Mathew with other random scrubs in a game that has everyone learning how to play and what their champions’ limitations are. In this game, two raging players disconnect before the match finishes but we’re still able to pull off the win. Watch and find out how well we did!