We manage to finish up in less than an hour this week with awkwardness and missed visual cues abound! Corey rage quits Wizards and Warriors live, Warren plays a ton of Heroes of the Storm, new Geometry Wars coming, another Steam sale is forthcoming and the Forest City Comicon is this Sunday. Possible broken controllers, more Mordor and much more!
Mathew fills us in on some local flavour this week – Droppem from London, ON developer Analog Casual Studios. Matt blew all his Hearthstone dust on the Legendary Mage card, Archmage Antonidas. Corey plays Space Run as we record (tower defense in space) and has been into more Shadow of Mordor as well as reconstructing his Magic decks to remove cards that recently rotated out of standard format. Warren is still into Heroes of the Storm and also downloaded this month’s PlayStation Plus offerings for PS4. Ian has been into ALL THE EUCHRE while Andrew continues with Destiny and Forza Horizon 2. He also picked up NBA2K15 and Super Smash Bros for his 3DS.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor has just been released and we play it live on this week’s show and discuss it in-depth. Matt has been playing more Hearthstone as well as some other games on his iPad. Andrew picked up Forza Horizon 2 on his new Xbox One and put some more time into Destiny. Mathew continued with League of Legends, Dota 2 and his son taught him how to play Pokemon on Mac.
We have returned from our annual corporate retreat, which is basically a 72-hour binge gaming weekend. Matt gets his taste of Trials Fusion and becomes the P.T. test subject. Warren fired up One Finger Death Punch, Nidhogg, League of Legends, They Bleed Pixels while Ian and Corey tried out some Spelunky multiplayer. Tabletop gaming consisted of Ascension, Eclipse and a MTG draft using some older cards. The stand out games for the weekend were Diablo III: Reaper of Souls and Sportsfriends (Super Pole Riders ftw!). Andrew also has some impressions of a Google Cardboard VR device.
There was some doubt about this week’s show after London, ON received over 65mm of rain that flooded city streets, but we made it! Bungie’s grand adventure Destiny is upon us and Mathew attempts to defend its honour from Warren, who hates any video game we like. Mathew and Warren got back into multiplayer Diablo III, Corey also talks another Steam purchase – Space Run, Warren downloaded Velocity 2X on PS4 (free this month) and Warframe has landed on Xbox One.
After last week’s 50/50 showing, we have a full house for this episode! Jeremy picked up Diablo III: Reaper of Soul Ultimate Evil Edition for the PS4 and it runs like butter. There are also some great new features. He also downloaded Monaco, September’s first free game for Xbox 360. Ian played more CounterSpy and talks about the best options for playing Euchre on Android devices. Matt plays Tecmo Super Bowl while we record but otherwise had a pretty busy week with back to school. Warren got into The Last of Us Remastered, CounterSpy and played P.T. (Silent Hills demo) with the lights on. Corey got back into a little Hearthstone and filled us in on a strange game – Five Nights at Freddy’s. Otherwise, it was all tabletop gaming at home and at the Boyle Community Centre where we held a Project Play related event this past Saturday. The big story of the week, however, is Mathew’s jaw-dropping story of how the OUYA has shot an arrow through his heart (relevant TowerFall reference btw) thanks, in large part, to its success at the PP event. He fills us in on some of the better games he sampled.
We’re running at 50% capacity this week as Corey, Warren, Raph and Jeremy are absent. Gaming-wise Mathew’s having a great time with his NES emulator and SNES to USB controller adapter. He gets into Kid Chameleon and Bad Dudes while still taking some time for perennial favourites League of Legends and Dota 2. Ian focuses on CounterSpy and Prince of Persia HD this week while Andrew plays Batman: Arkham City Harley Quinn DLC, Fez and MLB The Show. Not much to say about Matt this week except for fantasy football. Ha! In news, Liquid Squid is messing with Hearthstone, PSN etc. and the League of Legends North American finals are coming up on September 1. Join us at Poacher’s Arms in downtown London, ON for the livestream!
Gaming this week includes Batman arcade game, Adventures of Batman and Robin, Yoshi’s Island 2, Super Mario RPG, Hearthstone, Pokemon, Rotate, Jupiter Jump, Lil’ Alchemists, CounterSpy, League of Legends, Letterquest, Survive (board game), Magic 2015 and Euchre (Android).
Andrew takes over hosting duties this week and does his best Masterpiece Theatre impression. We discuss some Gamescom news, talk about our Guardians of the Galaxy game ideas and what we’ve been into this week including Lego Marvel, Rogue Legacy, Road Not Taken, The Last of Us Remastered and Warren plays Jones in the Fast Lane as we record.
With the new TMNT movie coming, we play the NES classic and talk all things that are turtle-related. Ian talks PixelJunk, Warren finished AC4, Matt played Hearthstone and Need for Speed: Rivals, Mathew gets into Magic 2015, Corey spent the most time with Clash of Clans and Jeremy gets to discuss some legit F1 news with the upcoming game.