Titanfall 2 Tech Test Impressions – Week 1

Titanfall 2 Tech Test Impressions – Week 1

Something very important happened in between the release of Titanfall 1 and the upcoming release of Titanfall 2. That important thing is that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare came out and did it’s job significantly better than the first Titanfall. Sure, it didn’t have big ridable mechs. But it really solidified how futuristic first person shooters should feel. The past weekend Respawn Entertainment ran a technical test for Titanfall 2, and it feels like a piece of the core from the first Titanfall is among the missing. With the time…

Rest in Peace, Pitbull | Ep.27

Rest in Peace, Pitbull | Ep.27

There’s no half-episode this week and we didn’t keep up with gaming news, but we did play a lot of games and do some other things. Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Guests: Sydney Smith, Adam Osmani, Pat Bowden, Dan Silvia, Monica Navarro Intro/Outro: Fluffing a Duck by Kevin MacLeod Twitter | Facebook | Twitch | Website | Email

Games that Especially Deserve a Digital Re-release

Games that Especially Deserve a Digital Re-release

I recently managed to finally get a game called Shadow Hearts on the PS2. I’ve been wanting to play this game for a while, but it’s been pretty difficult because it’s considered a rare game on the PS2 due to its limited release, and unlike several other games in this day and age, isn’t available on the PSN or any other digital game distributor. After years of hoping I’d find it–and if I did, that I’d find it at a decent price–it finally made its way into a favorite local…

Magnum Opus, Eternal Rebirth, Complete Extinction | Ep.26½

Magnum Opus, Eternal Rebirth, Complete Extinction | Ep.26½

Our bonus content and listener questions come in the form of an extra podcast this week! If you asked us a question, we definitely answered it. Thanks to these lovelies for sending us things! Colin Barry (@ColinKrash), Derek Chaplin (@KingDerekX), Sydney Smith (@_FezAnt), Nick Rosaasen (@20SlyDucks), and Kennedy Parker (@RedBardIsCool) Thanks to Greg Fernandes (@STGHazard) for the pretty sweet game. Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Guests: Sydney Smith, Adam Osmani, Pat Bowden, Dan Silvia, Greg Fernandes Intro/Outro: Fluffing a Duck by Kevin MacLeod Twitter | Facebook | Twitch | Website | Email

No Man’s Sky: One Week Out

No Man’s Sky: One Week Out

It’s been a week, give or take a few hours. And it feels like a long one, at that. No Man’s Sky has released for PC and internationally as of August 12, last Friday, and it’s been a ride. Now, I’m not here to talk about everything that Hello Games had promised that didn’t make it into the final game. It’s been well documented at this point. I am here to speak about my experience with this game in its first week. This isn’t a review, just my early impressions…

Be excellent to each other. | Ep.26

Be excellent to each other. | Ep.26

It’s another week for limited gaming news, though we all have something to say about No Man’s Sky. Some of us are more harsh than others. If you don’t hear your question during this episode, stay tuned! Our bonus section ran overtime… by another hour. So you’ll get a double dose of The Lifecast this week.   Host/Producer: Deanna Minasian Guests: Sydney Smith, Adam Osmani, Pat Bowden, Dan Silvia, Greg Fernandes Intro/Outro: Fluffing a Duck by Kevin MacLeod Twitter | Facebook | Twitch | Website | Email

Why Did Guitar Hero and Rock Band Fail?

Why Did Guitar Hero and Rock Band  Fail?

We all at some point plugged in Guitar Hero or sat at the drums with our friends for Rock Band, but it seems like none of that is around anymore. Rock Band and Guitar Hero each tried a comeback last year, but they only received mixed to average results. The problem? It seems like the concept could have had a great progression, but with its over saturation a few years back, it just ended up becoming a fad. And what happens to fads? They die. That’s by definition what will happen. They…

Smash and the FGC: Both Sides are in the Wrong

Smash and the FGC: Both Sides are in the Wrong

Drama happens all the time in whatever community you look at. It’s a fact that you just have to deal with. As of a few years ago, Smash has been getting into the spotlight more and more as a competitive game, and for good reason. Not only does its competition get really intense, but the games are incredibly accessible, and generally easier to follow than most other competitive games. Sadly, Smash has obtained this reputation in the FGC for not being a “true fighting game” for almost no reason other…