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Ep. 44 - Forza 7 review; should games be easier?

Max gives his review of Forza Motorsport 7, we discuss Nintendo's latest attack on streamers, and there's a debate over whether or not games should be easier.

Duration: 00:49:22

Ep. 43 - Movies tank this summer; next Bond; CoD: WW2

This summer saw one of the worst slate of movies to release, along with a downturn in tickets sold to go along with it. What's going on? Plus, John and Mark talk Call of Duty: WW2

Duration: 01:11:55

Ep. 42 - The Destiny 2 one

We spent almost the entire week play Destiny's time to talk about it.

Duration: 01:02:30

Ep. 41 - Gamescom 2017; Gaming on a Budget; Big win for Fair Use

Gamescom 2017 wrapped up and we discuss some of the announcements made over the last week. Also, we debut our new budget gaming feature with a review of some almost or completely free games you should try.

Duration: 01:01:50

Ep. 40: Punching Nazis; Deadliest Character; New GPUs

We discuss our favorite game to punch Nazis in, who would win in a fight between Indiana Jones and BJ from Castle Wolfenstein, and finish with a round-up of the latest GPUs.

Duration: 00:59:06

Ep. 39: San Diego Comic-Con 2017; Playerunknown's Battlegrounds; Deadliest Character

On this week's episode we cover San Diego Comic-Con 2017 and all of the movie and video game goodness that was shown. We then spend some time going over the phenomenon that is Playerunknown's Battlegrounds, our experiences with it and upcoming changes. And finally, we debuted our new segment 'Deadliest Character' and this week we debated on who would win in a fight between Katniss Everdeen and a PUBG survivor. Be sure to cast your vote at...

Duration: 00:56:27

Ep. 38: E3 2017 part 2; Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and EA press events

E3 2017 wrapped on June 15th and this episode focuses on the Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and EA press conferences. Sony kept a very game-centric show; Opting to minimize speakers on stage and emphasize their games. Among which were some big fan-favorite titles like the next Uncharted. Nintendo brought a line-up of the usual suspects including a new Mario title, some Zelda DLC and much more. Ubisoft Came in determined to win the trophy for awkward press conferences with their reveal of a Mario...

Duration: 01:33:08

Ep. 37 - E3 2017; Microsoft and Bethesda press events; Xbox One X announced

E3 2017 wrapped on June 15th and this episode focuses on the Microsoft and Bethesda press events. Microsoft showed off the brand new Xbox One X (previously known as Scorpio) and it's insane native 4K and 60 FPS capabilities. Book-ending the 4K demonstration were Forza Motorsport 7 and Anthem, respectively, which both look to take advantage of the console's power. Along with that, they also announced a staggering 44 games, 20 of which are exclusives. Bethesda announced a few games that will...

Duration: 01:30:39

Ep. 36 - Call of Duty: WWII; FCC announces Net Neutrality rollback

Activision pulled the curtains back on the latest Call of Duty installment, Call of Duty: WWII. Is returning to its roots inject the franchise with a much needed refresh, or is it just a rehash of an older Call of Duty game? Also, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced his intention to rollback Net Neutrality regulations on May 18. It's imperative this anti-consumer move is stopped in its tracks.

Duration: 00:58:47

Ep. 35 - The Last Jedi trailer; why does Hollywood keep whitewashing?

The much anticipated The Last Jedi trailer is released and we break it down. Also, an in-depth discussion about Hollywood's continued whitewashing and lack of diversity.

Duration: 01:01:57

Ep. 34 - Scorpio Details; Ghost In The Shell; Persona 5 and Streamers Rights

This week came with a good amount of news and a significant controversy. Microsoft finally gave us real specs for Project Scorpio. With already high expectations, we go over where it currently lands. We give our review of the new Ghost In The Shell movie that just released. It has received mixed results as some purists are unimpressed, are those justified? Persona 5 got it's US release and it has been marred with a PR nightmare as the developer is going after streamers. Are there any...

Duration: 00:59:46

Ep. 32 - Mass Effect: Andromeda; Destiny 2 leak

The massively anticipated Mass Effect: Andromeda launched this week and we give our take on the game as well as some realistic views on the conrtoversies surrounding it. Also, this week gave us a supposed leak of Destiny 2's release date.

Duration: 01:04:05

Ep. 31 - Project Scorpio details; "Right to Repair" laws

Phil Spencer recently released some new Project Scorpio details revealing Microsoft's plan to go all-in on 4K gaming. Also, a number of states look to make it easier to repair to hardware you've purchased.

Duration: 00:52:00

Ep. 30 - Nintendo Switch; Senate allows selling of private data

Big episode this week as we discuss the Nintendo Switch launch, more details about the Xbox Game Pass, and a recent effort by the Senate to allow your private date to be sold without your consent.

Duration: 01:57:56

Ep. 29 - Xbox Game Pass; FCC continues assault on Net Neutrality

Xbox broke news this week the announcement of a $10/mo subscription called "Xbox Game Pass" giving gamers access to a rotating catalog; all without streaming. Also, the FCC under GOP control continued its anti-consumer assault on Net Neutrality. Check out more content at:

Duration: 01:57:26

Ep. 27 - Call of Duty 2017, Destiny 2, and For Honor

Some interesting gaming news from an unlikely source, the Activision investor call, including hints at the next Call of Duty and a confirmation about Destiny 2. Also, we share our thoughts on For Honor after the beta.

Duration: 01:04:37

Ep. 26 - Gamestop "Circle of Life"; new Bioware IP

In this week's episode we discuss Gamestop's "Circle of Life" policy that recently came to light; try and decipher what new Bioware game is coming out next year; and John reviews the latest Resident Evil.

Duration: 00:59:59

Ep. 25 - Mass Effect: Andromeda; Trump's leads to big changes at FCC

The latest Mass Effect: Andromeda trailer dropped and we got a bunch of new story details as well as a more in-depth look at some of your Human team mates. Also, we discuss the impact Trump's election will have on the FCC, net neutrality, game costs, and more.

Duration: 00:43:52

Ep. 24 - Sequelitis: Is the game industry stagnating?

When's the last time you played a truly original video game? Feels like it's been a while. With so many new games simply just sequels to games we've been playing for years, we discuss if the video game industry is stagnating and how that compares to the movie industry. Also, some follow-up thoughts on Nintendo's Switch coming out party last week.

Duration: 00:52:54

Ep. 23 - Nintendo Switch predictions; thoughts on home AI

This week we give our predictions ahead of the Nintendo Switch presentation, we discuss the new information related to the Rogue One re-shoots, and finish up with our thoughts on home AI and personal assistants.

Duration: 00:57:10

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