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A Weekly Gaming News Show

A weekly news show focused on console gaming, with some PC gaming features. We talk about top gaming stories of the week and follow that up with a deep dive discussion on topics that gamers care about.
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Dec 27, 2016

Episode 28, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Show Notes: December 26, 2016
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.


Weekly Icebreaker - What is your go to console and why?

Todd - Xbox 1 is the goto because most of friends are on XBL and it is the most versatile, IMO.

Trenell - Xbox 1 since most friends are on XBL and preference of achievements over trophies.


Top 5 News Stories

  1. SFV update adds Akuma, interesting ragequit shaming
  2. January Games with Gold games announced
  3. Pokemon GO! Apple Watch app released
  4. Porsche to end EA exclusivity deal
  5. Valve ordered to pay $3 million (AUS) for violating consumer laws


Long Form Discussion - As the year ends, we take a look at the console wars in 2016.

Microsoft releases the Xbox One S announced Project Scorpio

  • The release of the XB1S spurred a 3 month sales winning streak in NA
  • Released two major exclusive IPs, GeOW4 and Forza Horizon 3
  • Has had a steady strong stream of free games with Games for Gold
  • Not much info on Project Scorpio - Assumptions and rumors to this point

Sony redesigns the PS4 and releases PSVR and PS4 Pro

  • Strong first party/exclusive performance all year
  • Outsold XB1 most of the year, by a reported 2-1 margin
  • Regained sales momentum entering holiday season
  • Released PSVR to mixed reviews - most negative reviews point to the lack of killer app/software innovation
  • Released first 4K home console along with >15 compatible titles

Nintendo struggled with the Wii-U and bounced its successor in the Nintendo Switch

  • Non-existent sales all year, capped off by novelty system outselling Wii-U
  • Announced successor to Wii-U, Nintendo Switch
  • Announced new Zelda game
Dec 19, 2016

Show Notes: December 18, 2016
Episode 27, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Updates

  1. Soul Calibur “Pachislot Machine” for 20th anniversary
  2. Mario Run performs well.

Weekly Icebreaker - Who is your favorite female character in a game?

Trenell - Ellie from Last of Us.

Todd - Liara T’Soni and an honorable mention to Lara Croft (current Tomb Raider reboot)


Top 5 News Stories


  1. Date and time finalized for Nintendo Switch Direct.
  1. For Honor to need persistent internet connection to play.
  2. Native PS4 controller support on Steam.
  3. Microtransactions and female soldiers  in COD: Remaster December update.
  4. Xbox One update speeds up downloads, Dolby ATMOS coming.


Long Form Discussion

Diversity in gaming - female characters and poor stereotypes vs. actual characters.

Dec 12, 2016

Show Notes: December 11, 2016
Episode 26, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Updates

Marvel tells gamers not to worry about X-Men not showing up in Marvel Infinite
Weekly Icebreaker - What game would you like to see a Live action adaptation of?

Todd - Mass Effect, the original trilogy with no input from 2017 release.

Trenell - Rockstar property, Red Dead Redemption, A GTA title or  Max Payne reboot.
Top 5 News Stories

  1. Majesco bows out of game making/publishing.
  2. 50 Million Playstation 4s are now in the wild.
  3. There are Streets of Rage and Altered Beast live action adaptations in the works.
  4. 20th Anniversary of Soul Calibur, so Bandai Namco releases trailer, doesn’t announce a game.
  5. Super Mario Run needs always on connection to play due to piracy concerns.


Long Form Discussion

With Last Guardian and Final Fantasy XV (or XIII-2) finally being released. We talk about games released on the brink of becoming vaporware and the affect they ultimately have on the title’s success.

 
 

*Official NPD numbers to be released on December 15th.

Dec 5, 2016

Show Notes: December 4, 2016
Episode 25, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.


Weekly Icebreaker

Announcement that most surprised you?

Trenell - Last of Us II

Todd - PaRappa the Rapper

Top 5 News Stories


  1. Playstation Plus free games for December
  2. Nintendo and Universal Studios collaborate
  3. Gears of War PvP goes multiplat this weekend
  4. Capcom Cup
  5. Game Awards
 


Long Form Discussion


Let’s Talk Playstation Experience

Dec 5, 2016

Show Notes: December 4, 2016
Episode 25, A Weekly Gaming News Show
Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast
Twitter - @AWGamingNS        
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ
Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.


Weekly Icebreaker

Announcement that most surprised you?

Trenell - Last of Us II

Todd - PaRappa the Rapper

Top 5 News Stories


  1. Playstation Plus free games for December
  2. Nintendo and Universal Studios collaborate
  3. Gears of War PvP goes multiplat this weekend
  4. Capcom Cup
  5. Game Awards
 


Long Form Discussion


Let’s Talk Playstation Experience

Nov 28, 2016

Show Notes: November 27, 2016

Episode 24, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

 

Corrections/Updates

  • Ubisoft game designer  Michael Anscel posted concept art on Instagram seemingly for a Beyond Good and Evil game
  • Vizio P is top line 4K for Vizio
  • Nintendo Switch leaks are far from complete.
    • Xenoblade X port not being developed by Monolift
    • Being handled by 3rd party porting company.
 

Weekly Icebreaker

 

Thanksgiving menu - What did you eat and how much?

Todd - Standard Turkey, smoked beef brisket/roast, salmon and sides. Ate 2 ½  sweet potato pies between Thanksgiving and Saturday

 

Trenell - Double the Turkey love with two dinners all the fixins and will be eating Thanksgiving dinner for a couple of days more.

 
 

Top 5 News Stories

 
  1. Uncharted 4: Survival mode playable at Playstation Experience 2016
  2. Microsoft announced December Games with Gold
  3. (Rumor) Marvel VS Capcom 4 to be revealed at Playstation Experience 2016
  4. 30 days of Ubisoft [Spoilers]
  5. No Man’s Sky getting an update
 

Long Form Discussion

Game leaks and the impact on finished games and the industry as a whole.

 

Don’t forget, Black Friday may be over, but there are deals still to be had.

CAG Sales Links

 
Nov 21, 2016

Show Notes: November 20, 2016

 

Episode23, A Weekly Gaming News Show 2016 Holiday Buyer’s Guide

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

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Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

 

Corrections/Updates

 
 

Weekly Icebreaker - Your best Christmas ninja story.

Todd - Played Sega Genesis everyday leading up to Christmas whilst the babysitter had no clue.

Trenell - Playing a disappointing game, Incredible Crash Dummies, for early opened gift

 
 
 
 
 

Top 5 News Stories

 
  1. Super Mario Run releases for iOS on December 15th for $9.99
  2. Nintendo Switch release rumors.
    • Another workaround involves passing signal through PS VR
    • Not friendly with Splitters or Capture cards.
    • Recent update did not address issue.
  3. Playstation 4 Pro not playing nice with some 4K displays
  4. Xbox 360 games getting backwards compatibility labeling
  5. EA creates disclosure rules and assets for streamers

Long Form Discussion - What should you buy this holiday.

Todd’s Recommendations - Systems

  1. Xbox One S - Full featured home entertainment system
  2. PlayStation 4 - The populist top pick for “gamers”
  3. PlayStation 4 Pro - First entry into 2K/4K gaming
  4. Nintendo 3DS - Half off/great back catalog

A 4K TV and a good 4K TV - why getting any 4K TV will not be good enough for PS4/PS4 Pro and Xbox One S.

 

AWGNS Recommendations - 4K TV’s

Samsung KS9000 2016 Model - $$$$

LG UH77/UH85 2016 Model - $$$

Vizio P Series 2016 Model - $$

 

Cannot recommend LG E6 OLED for gamers until they fix the input lag issue. It can get as high as 68ms with HDR being used.

 

With the holiday season getting ready to kick off, below are some resources to find the best deals and to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck.

Happy shopping and don’t get trampled.

 

Holiday Game deals courtesy of The CAG community

 
 

Onestop shop for Black Friday

 

PC - VR Ready Sets

Oculus ready bundles

HTC Vive ready PCs

VR Ready Laptops

 

Don’t forget to make sure that your shiny new display is not causing you to miss that headshot or fumble the toggle combo by checking Display Lag

 
 
 
 
 
Nov 14, 2016

Show Notes: November 13, 2016

Episode 22, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

 

Corrections/Updates

 
 

Weekly Icebreaker - What are you currently playing? (other than Destiny)

Todd - Battlefield 1, Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4 (Destiny of course)

Trenell - Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2

 
 

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Mods coming to Fallout 4 on PS4 this month
    1. Confirmed on XB1 and PS4
  2. 9GB Day one patch for Dishonored 2
    1. Will be playable at Sony’s Playstation Experience. December 3-4 in Cali
    2. Street Fighter Sales have not increased.
  3. Akuma (or shin akuma) coming to Street Fighter V.
  4. Xbox Holiday Update goes live
  5. NES Classic - Nintendo does it again
 

Long Form Discussion- What games are you looking forward to for 2017?

 

Todd

 

Trenell

 
Nov 7, 2016

Episode 21, A Weekly Gaming News Show

November 5, 2016

 

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

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Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

 

Weekly Icebreaker

 

What is the most recent game you’ve been burned by?

 

Todd - Call of Duty Infinite Warfare/Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Remastered

Trenell - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan

 
 

Top 5 News Stories

 
 
  1. Game leak “Shadow of the Tomb Raider” supposedly being developed by Eidos Montreal
  2. End of life for Wii-U
  3. Steam bans “bullshots”
  4. 40+ Enhanced PS4 Pro games ready for launch
  5. Overwatch News
 

Long Form Discussion - Publisher Spotlight - Activision

 

We delve into Activision’s lack of IP, there long history and their aggressive microtransaction push.

 
Nov 1, 2016

Show Notes: October 30, 2016

Episode 20, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

 

Corrections/Updates

 
 

Weekly Icebreaker - What's your favorite scary game?

 

Todd - F.E.A.R. and F.E.A.R. 2

Trenell - Dead Space

 
 

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Microsoft Creator’s Update
  2. November Games with Gold announced
  3. Playstation Plus Games for November
  4. Bethesda not providing advanced review copies to journalists
  1. New level trailer released for Sonic Mania
 
 
 
 

Long Form Discussion

 

Bringing consoles online, history and what to expect next?

 

We would like to give a special shoutout to @_MakeupbyNessa_ for the amazing make-up/costume for Trenell in this week’s episode. If you are listening, head over to our YouTube Channel to see what we are talking about.

 
 
 
Oct 24, 2016

Show Notes: October 23, 2016

Episode 19, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Special Guests

Yama Habib BKA MountLover on Twitter @mountlovergames. Also catch Yama hosting weekend SFV tournaments at twitch.tv/mountlover. You can also find Yama with Trenell at Try2Games.

Omorede Young of Infinite Inventory fame. Go to the Infinite Inventory YouTube Channel and give a follow on Twitter @InfiniteInvento

Weekly Icebreaker

What is your earliest Nintendo memory?

Omorede: Getting Donkey Kong Country

Yama: Going to his cousin’s in WV and playing all the games in NES

Todd: Nobody Beats the Wiz ruins Christmas, sells my NES on layaway

Trenell: Trick shots in Duckhunt, not being able to pass world 1-2 in Super Mario Bros.  

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Red Dead Redemption 2 Fall 2017
  2. Sony launches PlayStation Tournaments
  3. New Razer Gaming Laptop: Razer Blade Pro
  4. SAG-AFTRA video game voice actors strike
  5. Nintendo NX is now The Nintendo Switch

Long Form Discussion

Let’s talk about Nintendo and the Nintendo Switch

Oct 18, 2016

Show Notes: October 16, 2016

Episode 18, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Also download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcast app.

Weekly Icebreaker

What mobile (android/iOS) game would you say you have played the most?

Trenell - Candy Crush, Fallout Shelter, Sonic The Hedgehog.

Todd - Jetpack Joyride, Threes, Words With Friends

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Claim your cash reward from “Other OS” PS3 lawsuit
  2. PSVR released
  3. XB1 outsells PS4 for 3rd straight month
  4. Oculus Connect 3
  1. Sony announces they will release 3-5 mobile (iOS/Android) games by 2018

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

Are we coming to the end of the line for the dedicated portable/handheld console, i.e PS Vita and Nintendo DS?

Oct 10, 2016

Show Notes: October 9, 2016

Episode 17, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Also download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Corrections/Updates

Weekly Icebreaker - Guilty Pleasure Games

Todd - Sim City, Dance Central, Karaoke games

Trenell - beat ‘em Ups

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Google Announces Daydream VR
  2. HDR added to Deus Ex on PS4/XB1
  3. Mod support for Fallout 4 and Skyrim coming to PS4 after all
  4. 130 GB needed for COD:Infinite Warfare and COD4 Remastered
  5. Universal Pictures Options Gears of War Movie
  • Friendly wager as to the number of chainsaw kills on screen - Todd says 1, Trenell expects 3 on-screen. Tell us in the comments what you think.

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

Are console hard drive space requirements getting out of control?

Largest Five PS4 Games

  1. Battlefield Bundle - 74.27GB
  2. Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition - 58.375GB
  3. The Evil Within Digital Bundle - 51.929GB
  4. Batman: Arkham Knight - 46.059GB
  5. Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Gold Edition - 44.964GB

Largest 5 Xbox One Games

  1. Halo: The Master Chief Collection - 62.74GB
  2. The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited - 55.69
  3. Grand Theft Auto V - 49.03GB
  4. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare - 48.97GB
  5. Call of Duty: Black Ops III - 47.87GB
Oct 3, 2016

Show Notes: October 2, 2016

Episode 16, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS    

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Also download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Corrections/Updates

  1. Capcom issues a fix for the security risk opened in last PC update
  2. Last Non Sony MLB was MLB2K13

Weekly Icebreaker

What upcoming games are you looking forward to the most?

Trenell - Mafia III, Gears of War 4, Dragon Ball Z Xenoverse 2, Watch Dogs 2, Dead Rising 4 and Yakuza 6

Todd - Mafia III, Gears of War 4, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, COD 4: Remaster

Top 5 News Stories

  1. PS+ Games for October
  2. Private event at Nintendo NY. Oct 1. Entire second floor was closed.
  3. Universal Windows Platform being challenged by emulators on XB1
  4. Twitch Prime
  5. You will need the Infinite Warfare disc to play the remastered COD:4

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

Wireless Controllers. Looking back at previous generations and what technology we still use.

The first wireless game controller was released by Atari, in 1982

There were models by Sega for the Genesis (1994) and The Nintendo Wavebird (2002) for the Gamecube before wireless controllers became ubiquitous.

Sep 26, 2016

Show Notes: September 25, 2016

Episode 15, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS    

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Also download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Weekly Icebreaker

What is your favorite XBLA game?

Todd - Pac-Man Championship Edition

Trenell - Small Arms

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Version-exclusive Pokémon and New Features in Pokemon Sun/Moon
    • Passimian (Fighting Type)
    • Oranguru (Normal/Psychic) New move “Instruct” allows it to make allied pokemon attack and ability Telepathy will avoid friendly damage
    • Rockruff evolves into different forms in each game. Lycanroc will have different Abilities
    • Z-Moves for Pikachu ( Catastropika) and Evee (Extreme Evoboost)
  2. Dark Souls to come to an end after DLC-  From Software
  3. Blizzard is retiring the Battle.Net brand
  4. October Games with Gold Announced
  5. Capcom SFV update brings new character - breaks PC version
  • Added a new character - Urien
  • Daily Targets
  • Necalli gets a new costume
  • Anti-crack/Anti-cheat solution

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

Games as a service, games with extended support via paid subscriptions and/or microtransactions and regular DLC/expansions

Sep 19, 2016

Show Notes: September 18, 2016

Episode 14, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS    

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Also download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Corrections/updates from last episode

  • Sony will not be charging for PS4 Pro Upgrades
  • Originated from an interview with Japanese site Game Impress Watch, in which Masayasu Ito was quoted as saying “It will be different for each title. I believe it will depend on the thinking of each licensee.” This was in response to “For the 4K HDR patch for existing titles, will it cost money” Or will it be free?”
  • An Absinthe games developer also noted that developers are not allowed to charge for these sorts of patches at all, even if they wanted to.
  • This was shot down by another, unnamed exec, stating that Sony “will not charge consumers for patches.”
  • In an interview at TGS with Andrew House, it was revealed that “many” PS4 Pro games will not be natively 4K

Weekly Icebreaker

Historically, what is/was your favorite gaming convention.

Consensus is E3 and the memorable moments, from Final Fantasy jumping to Xbox to Sony upstaging Microsoft during the PS4/XB1 announcements

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Assassin’s Creed Ezio Collection confirmed on PS4 and XB1
  2. UbiSoft under attack?
  1. 12 minutes of Sonic Mania and Collector's edition
  2. Beam coming to XBL this winter.
  3. Tokyo Game Show - VR and mobile are big

LONG FORM DISCUSSION - The deterioration of the gaming convention.

In recent years, gaming conventions such as E3, Gamescom and Tokyo Gaming Show have shown less and less support from the major video game companies.

With many of them holding their own events, i.e. the recent Playstation Meeting.

Is this the beginning of the end for the all inclusive gaming convention or can they rebound?

Sep 12, 2016

Show Notes: September 11, 2016

Episode 13, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBAbdtuHKA5SLPQ85optUFQ

Also download our show on iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or in your favorite podcasting app.

Weekly Icebreaker

4K and HDR gaming and video, yea or nay?

Trenell - Nay

Todd - Yay, but only with 4K/HDR combination

Top 5 News Stories (15-30 Minutes)

  1. New Pokemon Trailers
    1. New Alola form for Rattata/(Raticate) Certain Pokemon have Z-Moves
      1. Rattata becomes a Dark/Normal Type
      2. Get a Munchlax for Pre Ordering. After evolving into Snorlax, have it hold a Snorlum Z and it learns  Pulverizing Pancake.
      1. Type: Null (normal), Jangmo-o (Dragon) Turtonator (Fire Dragon)
      2. Pokemon Sun and Moon are set 12 hours apart.
      3. Some events play out differently.
      4. The Aether Foundation
      5. Gladion: Team Skull Enforcer
      6. Pokemon Snap Lives! With Poke Finder
      7. Ultra Beasts: UB-01
    2. New Pokemon
    1. Exclusive Mario Endless runner - Super Mario Run
    2. Pokemon GO! On Apple Watch
    3. Last Gen (PS3/Xbox360) graphics on the iPhone 7/7+
  2. Gaming at The Apple Event
    1. Games include Earthworm Jim, MDK and Freespace
    2. Most recent release was Battle Chess: Game of Kings on PC/Windows - 2014
    3. Published the original Fallout on PC - Had a public legal battle with Bethesda after the release of Fallout 3
  3. Interplay is selling of gaming IPs.
  4. Fallout 4 and Skyrim will NOT be getting Mods on PS4
  5. Mass Effect: Andromeda makes a surprise showing at PlayStation Meeting.

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

Sony’s Playstation Meeting

  • PlayStation Project Neo has been unveiled as The PS4 Pro
  • 4K and HDR gaming/4K and HDR streaming support
  • No 4K disc support
  • 1TB HDD, Upgraded GPU, Increased clock speeds, interoperability
  • Where are the full tech specs?
  • Releasing November 10th for $399
  • PS4 Slim officially announced - replaces the current PS4 model
  • PS4 Slim starts at $299, available September 15th
  • All PS4 systems getting HDR via firmware update next week
  • Redesigned Dualshock 4, PS Camera are coming 9-15 as well as a vertical stand for both PS4Pro and redesigned PS4 and new high end platinum headsets

Information Coming Afterwards

  • Publishers can charge for PS4 Pro updates to already available games.
  • Few games will actually run at full 4K (3840x2160) resolution - closer to 1440
  • PS4 Pro aimed at PC gaming audience? - where are my mods
  • No 4K disc support due to streaming availability
  • Did MS steal some of Sony’s thunder with the cheaper 4K capable One S?
  • Xbox One S best selling console in August - wait for October numbers
Sep 5, 2016

Show Notes: September 4, 2016

Episode 12, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

Download and listen in iTunes, Google Play, Tune-In Radio or your favorite podcasting app.

Weekly Icebreaker

What gaming crossover would you love to see?

Todd - Gears of War/Halo crossover

Trenell - Sonic/Mario crossover

Top News Stories

  1. News out of PAX West
  2. Sony’s free games on PS+ for September were announced Wednesday.
    • Lords of the Fallen, PS4Journey, PS4, PS3
    • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, PS3
    • Datura, PS3
    • Badland, PS Vita, PS4, PS3
    • Amnesia: Memories, PS Vita
    • LFG baked in to XBL
    • Clubs (Clans)
    • Improved gamerscore leaderboard - resets each month
    • Emojis- we all need emojis everywhere
  3. Upcoming Xbox Update
    • Titled Scorched Earth, it’s an entire new world composed of six desert-themed biomes.
    • Cost $19.99
  4. ARK survival releases a new expansion.
  5. Warthog coming to Forza 3 Horizon

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

This week we talk about crossovers in gaming.

Good to bad, some of our favorites and some we would like to see.

Tell us in the comments below your favorites or something on your wishlist.

Aug 29, 2016

Show Notes: August 28, 2016

Episode 11, A Weekly Gaming News Show

Site - http://aweeklygamingnewsshow.libsyn.com/podcast

Twitter - @AWGamingNS       

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AWGNS/

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Corrections/Updates From Last Episode

Final Fantasy XV, first called FF XIII-Versus 2, has been in development since 2006

Weekly Icebreaker - Xbox Live vs Playstation Plus

Consensus is, while both are good services with great features, Xbox Live wins out due to a seemingly more lively community and the better value with free games due to backwards compatibility.

This Week’s Top Stories

  1. Sony News
    1. PS+ gets a price hike - from $50 to $60 a year
    2. PS4 Slim leaked
    3. PS Now coming to PCs.
    4. CapCom Humble Bundle on the PS Store
    5. Two factor authentication on PSN account has been activated
    1. PC release headaches
    2. DLC Controversy
  2. Deus Ex
  3. Dark Souls III DLC announced
  4. UbiSoft delays next Division DLC to “fix” game
  5. Strong Games with Gold for September

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

This week, we talk about UbiSoft, some of their upcoming releases and the troubles they have been having releasing working games.

We are very opinionated and in the end, like UbiSoft’s penchant to take chances on new IPs, we just wish and hope they can get their games working properly before releasing and also move a bit faster is fixing troubles in their games.

Aug 23, 2016

Show Notes: August 21, 2016

Episode 10, A Weekly Gaming News Show

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Any corrections/updates from last episode

  1. No man's sky got an update. No longer runs like ass on PC

Weekly Icebreaker

What no show (game or company) at Gamescom most disappointed you?

Consensus was not hearing anything from Nintendo regarding the NX or anything substantial.

Top 5 News Stories

  1. Niantic handing out perma bans in Pokemon GO!
  2. Facebook teaming up with Unity for a desktop gaming platform
    • Crabrawler (Fighting Type)
    • Sandygast/Palossand (Ghost/Ground Type) - Water Compaction raises defense when hit by water type moves.
    • Stufful (Normal Type)
  3. Another Pokemon Trailer. Introducing new pokemon
  4. Nordic Games rebrands. Becomes THQ Nordic. Has over 13 games in development.
  5. Final Fantasy XV Delayed. Moved from September 30 to November 29.

LONG FORM DISCUSSION

This week we talk news (or lack thereof) out of Gamescom.

We found that most of the companies showed more of games that had been previously announce or new DLC for established games.

No new news from any publisher or any of the console manufacturers.

We talk about what we saw and liked and what we wished we saw.

Hopefully there is a better showing at Tokyo Game Show, but we don’t have high hopes.

Final Thoughts - 3 - 5 Minutes

Close

Aug 15, 2016

Episode 9 August 14, 2016 , A Weekly Gaming News Show

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Corrections/updates from last episode

  1. Dishonored 2 also announced at Quakecon
  2. PSVR first impressions - Played Valkyrie, beautiful game average gameplay. PSVR needs a more powerful base to fully meet it’s potential

Weekly Icebreaker

Have you played fan games before?

Todd - No, and actively avoids them

Trenell - Yes, especially the fan made Sonic games.

News Stories

  1. Sony is hosting a “Playstation Meeting” September 7th at The Playstation Theater in New York.
  1. Pokemon release more information on Sun and Moon
  1. No Man’s Sky first impressions
  • Lag during gameplay
  • Low FPS (As low as 10FPS) regardless of your graphical power
  • Pop in textures/slow loading textures
  • Crashing
  1. Microsoft acquires Beam - https://youtu.be/VGS7Bm7OpqA
  1. Nintendo putting an end to high profile fan games

LONG FORM DISCUSSION - Fan developed games based in established IPs

Do they have a place in the current gaming scene?

Is it OK for fan game makers to use properties that do not belong to them?

Our thoughts on gaming companies putting an end to fan games.

Any other notable fan games you’ve played?

Unboxing update - Received Xbox One S Kinect adapter as ordered from Xbox Live support, at no charge.

Aug 9, 2016

Episode 8, A Weekly Gaming News Show

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Special Thanks to our guest this week. You can find them here!

Yama

Twitter - @Try2Games

Youtube - https://youtube.com/try2games

              https://youtube.com/yamatrenelloshow

Omorede

twitter - @infiniteinvo

youtube - Infinite Inventory

 

Weekly Icebreaker


What old video game concepts would you like to see return?
Todd - Top down vehicle action shooters, such as original SpyHunter and NES game Jackal
Yama - Active combat time system and materia system from FF VII
Trenell - Arcade sports games, such as NBA Jam and NFL Street
O - Rival interactions in fighting games,from games such as Guilty Gear and unlocking characters in fighting games.

This Week’s News Stories


Gears of War eSports Pro circuit
No Man’s Sky News and Controversy
No review copies until August 9th
Polygon and Kotaku breaking street date to live stream gameplay in protest to the late review copies
PC release pushed to August 12th
Large day 1 patch
Servers wiped, all pre-release progress has been reset. Offline game saves will not work when connected to online servers.
Quakecon
Quake Champions with gameplay trailer announced
New “Prey” game and Skyrim HD
New Fallout 4 DLC
New Doom DLC
Comiket 90
Witch Ring Meister - Indie crafting/management sim
Sakuna - Indie Metriodvania beat-up mashed with farming sim
Link: The Undocumented - Sequel to Steam game “Link: The Unleashed Nexus
GHost9 Solid - Interesting 2D/3D mashup action RPG
TS: Nonuple Nine: Out of Order - Powerful Manga style trailer makes this interesting.

Let’s Talk Pokémon
Pokémon Sun and Moon
New “Alola Forms” gives new forms and moves to existing Pokémon - Exeggutor, Vulpix and Sandshrew were shown
Several New Pokémon detailed
Oricorio Sensu, Oricorio Pom-Pom, Oricorio Pa’U and Oricorio Baile
Minior
Gumshoos
Lurantis
Mudbray
New feature called Poké Ride
Intro Video
Pokémon Go!’s week
Removing support for 3rd party Pokémon Go! trackers
Removing the “3 Step” bug by removing the feature altogether
Revoking legendaries caught by cheater

 

 

 

Aug 1, 2016

Show Notes: July 31, 2016

Episode 7, A Weekly Gaming News Show

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Update from a story we featured last week

  1. Microsoft announce an August 23rd release date for 500GB and 1TB versions of XB1S

Weekly Icebreaker

What are some of the best and worst kinds of DLC that you have gotten or passed on?

Todd- Had issue with the last COD:MW3 maps packs, to the point he stopped buying COD games

Trenell - Batman Arkham Knight DLC felt sub-par and didn’t seem as though it was worth the price

Featured Stories

1. Nintendo taking a beating

2. Marvel Ultimate Alliance re-release debacle

3. PS VR Space requirement

4. Xbox Summer Update getting a wide release

5. Valve sends cease and desist to 20 more CS:GO gambling sites

Long Form Discussion

This week, we give our thoughts on micro-transactions as they apply to consoles.

What we like and what we don’t like and what we expect.

We talk about our ideas for ideal micro-transactions and how they affect the longevity of a game.

Jul 25, 2016

Hello world, another installment of A Weekly Gaming News Show is now available for your consumption.

This week we talk about news coming out of San Diego Comic Con, Xbox 1 S gets a release date and Sonic's glorious return.

 

SHOW NOTES:

What is your favorite comic based video game? And why.

  • Todd - Marvel Ultimate Alliance
  • Trenell - X-Men Legends

This Weeks News Stories

Xbox 1S 2TB version slated for August 2nd release priced at $399.
  • 500GB XB1 on sale for $249 for a limited time.
  • No date for 500GB and 1TB Models
 

Rocket League poised to be the first cross console compatible multiplayer game. Awaiting Sony approval.

Sonic Mania announced and teaser trailer for Sonic Project 2017

Sonic Mania appears to be a homage to the original 16 Bit Sonic games on Sega Genesis while Sonic Project 2017 (working title) appears to be an adventure styled game starring Sonic.

Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle coming to PC, PS4 and XB1

The games can be purchased individually at $39.99 each or bundled together for $59.99.

There was no word on whether the DLC for both (or either) games will be included.

News out of Comic-Con

 

During our long form discussion, we talk about the convergence of comics, games, TV and movies.

 

 

Jul 20, 2016

I know we are a day late, but we couldn't have a complete show with Evo still in progress, so happy Tuesday and welcome to another week with Trenell and Todd on A Weekly Gaming News Show.

This week we have a special guest to talk Valve's CS:GO controversy, WB's secret promotions for Shadow of Mordor and Evo results.

Enjoy another week as we go over the some of the week's most significant gaming stories.

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