GameHounds 277: Pre-PAX and DDOS

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

27 Aug 2014

It’s the last show before we head off to PAX Prime, but there’s still a lot of news to chat about. Gamer Edie, Nick Dinicola, and Holy Goalie bring you the latest with aplomb.

  • Hackers hit Playstation Network and an number of other online games hard on Sunday;
  • Amazon buys Twitch for $1 billion, give or take;
  • Further research shows a large amount of Microsoft customers jumping ship for the PS4;
  • Microsoft will release Xbox One Kinect standalone for $150;
  • Bioware reveals a four-man multiplayer experience for Dragon Age: Inquisition;
  • OlliOlli comes to PS4 and PS3;
  • The PS4 becomes the lead platform for Battlefield 4;
  • Rockstar files suit against Lindsey Lohan for her “frivolous” lawsuit;
  • Playstation Now’s odd pricing scheme may be based on consumer psychology;
  • Why we don’t go to Tokyo Game Show;
  • What we’re seeing at PAX Prime and what do you want us to see.

ALSO! Don’t forget to sign up for Spreaker for live (hopefully) interviews with developers this weekend and for our Facebook page for alerts of interviews as they’re posted.

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GameHounds 276: El Diablo del Podcasto

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

25 Aug 2014

We finally have all three hosts—Holy Goalie, Nick Dinicola, and Edie Sellers—together for a show. It’s about damn time, am I right?

But there’s only one game on their minds: Diablo III for the PS4. The crew chats up gameplay changes and the host of new additions to the title for its Playstation debut.

News, of course, also plays a big role. Topics include:

  • EXTENSIVE review of Diablo III (PS4);
  • Assassin’s Creed Monopoly board game coming to Europe;
  • Rockstar debuts 10 new flight-based missions for Grand Theft Auto V;
  • What died faster: Watch Dogs or Titanfall?
  • Telltale nabs Destiny writer Joshua Rubin for its Game of Thrones series;
  • Shuhei Youshida says Sony’s not very sure why the PlayStation 4 is so popular;
  • GamesCom attendance this year: 335,000;
  • No Man’s Sky will not be “infinite,” but it’s pretty damned close;
  • Recent Assassin’s Creed games will not come to Wii U and Ubisoft will no longer make mature-rated games for the Wii U;
  • Madden on the PS4 will have Coach Glass on mobile devices;
  • Lawsuit over Aliens: Colonial Marines’ advertising may be settled for $1.25 million;
  • Cards Against Humanity guys launch a new Kickstarter;
  • Microsoft is selling Xbox Entertainment Studios;
  • Two fish are playing Street Fighter 2 on Twitch.

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GameHounds 275: No Goalie, WTF?

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

17 Aug 2014
We’ve got a sick Goalie on our hands, so this week it was just a mostly Gamer Edie and Nick Dinicola show. Goalie starts with us and has a quick lie-down. We eventually get to news and reviews, with topics including:
  • Reviews of tick-borne illnesses, Dragon Age: Origins revisited, Black Bar, Type: Rider;
  • Yes you CAN share downloaded games on the PS4, but it takes some workarounds;
  • Robin Williams, a great actor, comedian and gamer, left us;
  • Payday developer/publisher Overkill Software and Starbreeze Studios  will release a Walking Dead co-op game;\
  • Minecraft for PS4 is in final testing;
  • The next Tomb Raider game, Rise of the Tomb Raider, will be Xbox only, at least for a while;
  • Bungie says first Destiny DLC, The Dark Below, will come in December.
  • Bungie also says your character from last month’s Destiny beta will not transfer over to the game;
  • Ubisoft offers more info on the ability for your friends to share your Far Cry 4 game;
  • Sierra Games is reborn and shows up at GamesCon with some game announcements;
  • Microsoft says it will allow pre-downloading pre-ordered games in the future for “select titles;”
  • Xbox One Sunset Overdrive bundle, with the white Xbox One, hits stores October 28 for $400;
  • Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Xbox One bundle will have a 1 TB hard drive and will sell for $500;
  • GameStop explains its trade-in policy changes, and it all boils down to cash vs. credit and PowerUp Rewards member or not.

Enjoy.

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GameHounds 274: No Nick is Good Nick

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

6 Aug 2014
It’s a Nick-less show, but we still have Holy Goalie and Edie Sellers, and they’re joined by community manager Pissboy. Let’s face it, we didn’t really need Nick, did we?
Topics include:
  • Preorders of Destiny’s Ghost Edition are getting limited and cancelled because there’s not enough plastic stuff to go around.
  • GameStop changes its buy-back pricing structure, eliminating the odd percent bonus you used to get for doing stuff;
  • Diablo 3 update will allow you to save data to cloud and eventually transfer it to next-gen consoles;
  • Justin.tv is dead;
  • Study says gamers experience auditory halucinations after playing;
  • World of Warcraft loses 800,000 players, a mere 6.5 million left;
  • Don’t believe everything you read on the Internet.
Enjoy.
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GameHounds 273: Loansharknado

In: Podcasts|Uncategorized by Edie Sellers

30 Jul 2014

Tornadoes, mummies, and loansharks, oh my! Sounds like your average day at GameStop, but in fact it’s just a regular day on the GameHounds podcast.

Nick Dinicola, Holy Goalie, and Edie Sellers brings you the video-game news and reviews like always, with a healthy dose of funny.

This week’s topics include:

  • More than 4.6 million players try Destiny;
  • Rumors say GameStop will soon roll out a credit card with an eye-popping 27-percent interest rate;
  • PS4 update includes 3D Blu-ray support and a few other tricks;
  • Xbox One announces EA’s vault plan;
  • PS debuts PS Now;
  • Games for Gold and PSN Plus games for August;
  • Deep Silver buys Homefront from Crytek, lives on to possibly curse yet another studio;
  • Trials Fusion DLC out now;
  • Fake mummy curses are better than real ones.

Enjoy.

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GameHounds 272: There Will Be Blood

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

23 Jul 2014

It’s been an eventful week in gaming, what with the Destiny beta coming to all platforms and Microsoft self-inflicting wounds. But Holy Goalie, Nick Dinicola, and Edie Sellers have all the details. Topics include:

  • Destiny beta (PS4), One Piece Unlimited World Red (Wii U);
  • Microsoft lays off 18,000 workers and shutters Xbox Entertainment Studio;
  • Battlefield Hardline is delayed a lot, Dragon Age: Inquisition delayed a little;
  • Nintendo will hand deliver demos of Super Smash Bros. to San Diego ComiCon attendees;
  • Gamestop will offer 50 percent discounts on The Last of Us Remastered with a trade-in of The Last of Us for PS3;
  • Lengendary game music composer Marty O’Donnel wins nearly $100,000 in damages from former employer Bungie;
  • Google will no longer allow app developers to label apps with in-game purchases as “free” on Google Play and other digital storefronts;
  • Email and questions from listeners.

Enjoy.

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GameHounds 271: The Big Drought

In: Uncategorized by Edie Sellers

16 Jul 2014

It’s a drought my friends. Of water. On the West Coast. For games, there’s no drought, but soon (oh, so soon) more games will rain down on us. Bask in the glory.

In this week’s episode, Edie Sellers, Nick Dinicola, and Holy Goalie will guide you through the sea of games and video-game news of the week, including:

  • Reviews of The Wolf Among Us, episode 5 (360), Child of Light (Wii U), Valiant Hearts (PS4), Sniper Elite 3 (PS4), MLB 14: The Show 1975 Roster add-on (PS4), Killzone Shadowfall, Gunpoint (Steam), further love for One Finger Death Punch (Steam);
  • Killzone Shadowfall will offer DLC to allow planking and farting;
  • Manuel Noriega, for president of Panama, is suing Activision for use of his likeness in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2;
  • Sniper Elite DLC Hitler mission, The Hunt of the Grey Wolf, available to all for $8;
  • Bloomberg says a big round of layoffs is coming to Microsoft;
  • Recent interview with Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida reveals that the company doesn’t make money on most indie games on PSN;
  • PSN offers a bunch of 2-for-1 bundles;
  • Wolf Among Us will come to retail disk for all major consoles except Wii U;
  • Gamasutra survey finds that more than a quarter of YouTube video-game personalities (ie: Let’s Play) with more than 5,000 subscribers have received cash from game developers or publishers to record videos of their games;
  • EA is ending support for The Sims 2, but not before Origin-registered customers will get a nice pack of goodies;
  • Don’t Starve: Reign of Giants will hit PS4 July 22 and 23;
  • Open Broadcast Software now offers a Mac version, Linux to follow;
  • OlliOlli coming to Steam on July 22 for $13;

Enjoy.

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GameHounds 270: Valued Users

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

9 Jul 2014

It’s the week after a holiday, and the GameHounds staff found the time to review a few games, hit up some news, and generally catch up on what’s going on in the video-game industry.

Topics include:

  • Reviews of Valiant Hearts, Sniper Elite 3, MLB 14: The Show;
  • Preorder DLC for Alien Isolation will nab you the original Alien movie cast;
  • Microsoft is sending out codes for $75 in credit for Xbox 360 users to buy Xbox One;
  • DOTA2 tournament streaming a Twitch channel for MOBA noobs;
  • Cliff Blezinski’s big return to games will be a PC arena shooter codenamed BlueStreak;
  • Ken Levine speaks on what the Bioshock Vita game might have been;
  • Grim Fandango will come to PC, Mac, and Linux in addition to PS4;
  • Sniper Elite 3 on PS4 vs Xbox One is noticibly different;
  • Battlefield 4 DLC, Dragon’s Teeth, is coming out, has a new conquest variation;
  • Project Spark will arrive in October, starter pack will be $40;
  • Destiny will hold a public beta for Xbox and Playstation users next week;
  • Release dates: Last of Us Remastered on July 29, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Diablo 3 on PS4 on August 19;
  • PAX South tickets on sale today, 3-day passes already sold out;

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