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;

Enjoy.

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GameHounds 269: Giggity

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

2 Jul 2014

Happy Independence Day, everyone. The GameHounds gang is getting ready to head out of town, but that doesn’t mean they don’t take a few moments to record a show and bring you news and reviews of the gaming world. Topics include:

  • Reviews of Transistor, One Finger Death Punch, The Wolf Among Us Episode 4, Blue Estate (PS4), Valiant Hearts (PS4), Sniper Elite 3;
  • Cliff Blezinski will return to video-game development;
  • Evolve and No Man’s Sky were big winnters of the E3 Game Critics Awards;
  • Lindsey Lohan sues Rockstar and Take Two for unauthorized use of her likeness;
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect studio Airtight Games shuts down with no notice;
  • Telltale says next episode of Walking Dead will hit this month;
  • New DLC for Watch Dogs is out;
  • One of our very own fellow podcasters takes EA to court for inaccurate advertising and WINS!;
  • Robin Thicke’s PR team miscalculates with #askThicke;
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition will have Bioware’s first exclusively gay male party member.

Enjoy.

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GameHounds 268: Playstation Not Now

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

27 Jun 2014

If this show drops in and out, don’t worry. It’s not you. It’s us. We had to fix a few technical issues after the first half hour, but finally we figure out what’s been plaguing the show. Then GamerEdie Sellers, Holy Goalie, and Nick Dinicola continue with revews and news, including:

  • Reviews of Transistor, Watch Dogs multiplayer, Sparkle 2, King Oddball, and NHL 14 (360);
  • Playstation Now prices leaked, and they’re surprisingly bad;
  • Get well soon, Satoru Iwata;
  • Bayonetta will get an anime in North America;
  • Stats are out for Destiny’s alpha. Let’s just say a LOT of people played it;
  • If you pre-ordered The Last of Us Remastered before Sony dropped the price, don’t worry;
  • Love Halo? Ride a motorcycle? We’ve got good news;
  • Battlefield Hardline’s beta is live until Thursday, now with all gear and guns unlocked;
  • Steam sale’s meta-game is nuts. And hilarious. And nuts.

Enjoy.

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GameHounds 266: Sony & EA @ E3

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

18 Jun 2014

The GameHounds staff goes over the revelations from the E3 press conferences of Sony and Electronic Arts, with a smattering of Nintendo and Microsoft thrown in.

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GameHounds E3: Microsoft Wrap Up Part 3

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

18 Jun 2014

This final part of our XBox wrap-up continues after part 2. Edie Sellers and Nick Dinicola discuss the rest of the XBox press conference at E3 2014.

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GameHounds E3: Microsoft Wrap Up Part 2

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

18 Jun 2014

This second of three recordings continues with Edie Sellers and Nick Dinicola discussing the announcements from XBox at E3 2014.

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GameHounds E3: Microsoft Wrap Up Part 1

In: Podcasts by Edie Sellers

18 Jun 2014

Edie Sellers and Nick Dinicola review the announcements from the Microsoft/Xbox press conference of E3 2014.

This is part one of three, as there were internet outages during the broadcast.

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