Final Score #153: The Lord of Terror is Back

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On this episode of The Final Score, we all spend some time reaping some souls, scott has a second son, facebook bought oculus, PS-Now invites are going out already, Xbox One rep warnings, EA does things still, Civ V gets a great Blizzard mod, how much trouble is Nintendo in, 2D plaformers are still cool, Star Wars: TIE Fighter is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Reaper of Souls (beat Act V, LOVING Adventure Mode, Crusader is rad), Imfamous: Second Son

BRIAN: Diablo III: Reaper Of Souls

NICOLE: Finished Burial at Sea Part 2, Started Bioshock 1 (again), Reaper of Souls

NEWS!

Facebook bought Oculus
it’s kinda old news now, but we should discuss it a little
Fresh Wave of PlayStation Now Beta Invites Arrive (Did you get invited?)
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/28/fresh-wave-of-playstation-now-beta-invites-arrive
Microsoft Rolling Out Xbox One Reputation Warnings. (Would love this…if it works)
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2455547,00.asp
A little EA bad rep control? FREE GAMES FOR ALL! “On The House” – Dead Space Free on Origin.
https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/on-the-house-ANW.html
Factions From Every Blizzard Game Wage War in this Civilization V Mod
http://kotaku.com/factions-from-every-blizzard-game-wage-war-in-this-civi-1552733522
How much trouble is Nintendo in? Nintendo’s No-Show Clouds Company’s Strategy
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/nintendo-no-show-strategy,news-18529.html

CONTEST!

For those unaware, Mrs. Nicole Spagnolo is randomly selecting a person each month from the Final Score Group who is online on Steam to win something on their wishlist. A big thanks go to all of you who have continuously donated games to our listeners.

EMAILS!

Hey TFS crew,

Just listened to Nicole talk about Castlevania and it got me thinking about old school platformers.

I loved the 2D Metroid games on the Gameboy Advance. Have there been any games similar to these recently? I love platformers with the whole “acquire new powers and abilities over the course of the game” trope.

Thanks as always,

-David

OLD SCHOOL!

Star Wars: TIE Fighter (PC – 1994)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_TIE_Fighter

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Final Score #152: Second Son of a Gun

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott sees the last light, Brian likes to play robot games, Nicole is still playing in the desert, Sony gets all Morpheus on us, GDC had some stuff at it, Nintendo polls are interesting, EA site got hacked, Peter Molyneux is the most qoutable guy ever, good people in games, Rule of Rose is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Metro: Last Light PC, Started (couple missions in) for Dishonored PC, SpaceHulk (thx MrPeteW)

BRIAN: That Robot Game, PukeVille, Anus Tickler 2055…it was 2049

NICOLE: Metro: Last Light, Chains, Finished all of the DLC for Fallout New Vegas…I promise to stop talking about it from here on :)

NEWS!

Sony introduced Project Mopheius at GDC
Looking super good, and on part with what the Oculous is currently showing.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/03/18/introducing-project-morpheus/
Any other exciting things seen at GDC?
http://www.gdconf.com/
We never talk about nintendo, so here’s an interesting listener poll
http://strawpoll.me/1293351/r
EA Games site hacked to steal Apple IDs
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/19/gdc-sony-reveals-project-morpheus-playstation-4-vr-headset
Peter Molyneux is super quotable at GDC…plus he thinks Fable 3 was a train wreck
https://www.google.com/#q=peter+molyneux

CONTEST!

For those unaware, Mrs. Nicole Spagnolo is randomly selecting a person each month from the Final Score Group who is online on Steam to win something on their wishlist. A big thanks go to all of you who have continuously donated games to our listeners.

OLD SCHOOL!

Rule of Rose
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_Rose

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Final Score #151: Lost in the Desert

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott keeps falling off a tower, ESO beta is for Brian, Nicole finally sees the brilliance of Legends, Canada to pay more for PS4, PC drivers coming for Xbox One controller, Steams new controller looks more like a 360 controller, EA crossing the ad line, Popcap hit with layoffs, EA is now Neutral, we give away a ton of codes, Impossible Mission is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: More Hawken, Towerfall Assension (PS4 & PC), L4D2 with nick, Boosted a 90 and playing Heroes of the Storm alpha

BRIAN: More Hawken (Open to all!), ORION: Dino Horde, ESO Beta, Dead Island: Epidemic (moba type. NDA)

NICOLE: Rayman Legends (thanks Nef!), Finished FNV: Honest Hearts, On to Lonesome Road & exploring Mods adventures like Project Brazil & Project Nevada, Got my level boost in WoW, but I can’t decide what toon to boost

NEWS!

Suck it Canada! Sony Playstation 4 going up $50 bucks…cause..supply & demand? US Dollar doing better? Beer?
http://www.torontosun.com/2014/03/14/sonys-playstation-4-going-up-50
PlayStation Now to offer time-limited rental options on PS3 and eventually PS4, new store listing suggests.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/playstation-store-rental-options-appear-following-5-pricing-image/1100-6418307/
PC CONTROLLER NEWS!
Microsoft: Xbox One Controller’s PC Drivers Still Coming
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/03/14/microsoft-xbox-one-controllers-pc-drivers-still-coming
Amazon game controller a cross between Xbox 360 and OnLive controllers
http://www.examiner.com/article/amazon-game-controller-a-cross-between-xbox-360-and-onlive-controllers
Steam’s Controller Redesigned With Xbox Influences
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/03/15/steams-controller-redesigned-with-xbox-influences/
King’s Assembly – A Computer Mouse Full Of Awesome
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/70308014/kings-assembly-a-computer-mouse-full-of-awesome
EA News
Did EA Cross the Line with In-Game Ads for ‘Need for Speed’ in ‘Battlefield 4’?
http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/03/15/did-ea-cross-the-line-with-in-game-ads-for-need-fo.aspx
PopCap hit with unspecified number of layoffs
http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/13/5505554/popcap-undergoing-layoffs
Bank of America Downgrades Electronic Arts to Neutral (EA)
http://www.wkrb13.com/markets/278879/bank-of-america-downgrades-electronic-arts-to-neutral-ea/

CONTEST!

For those unaware, Mrs. Nicole Spagnolo is randomly selecting a person each month from the Final Score Group who is online on Steam to win something on their wishlist. A big thanks go to all of you who have continuously donated games to our listeners.

EMAILS!

Dear Scott, Brian and the eternal Nicole,

I just need to get this off my chest guys sorry. Earlier tonight, I was in the TFS minecraft server. I’m new to minecraft so what better way than to join the frogpants community server? I really want to highlight how wonderful these guys are.

Rigs who showed me around his minecraft home on the server and patiently showed me how to add to my proposed “water village” (I’m from Brunei btw look it up its our only tourist destination). Dan<various numbers> who gave me a mule and patiently showed me the way to my own home cos I’m too noobish to know what coords are. Fred waffles who saved me from zombies cos I was out at night with no armour or weapon.

All this while, someone was on our server trolling people. And people WERE actually genuinely trying to help him as well as ME and my heart breaks at the chat this day, how they tried and tried and tried. To no avail. hHe just kept spamming and ugh.. being douchebag carl.

I mean these are the nicest people in the world, I just couldn’t stand it. I want to sing out their praises, Old Pseudoknight who I haven’t had the pleasure of talking to and raymond who I have. I hope you read this out and let these guys/gals know. You are the best people I have met and I want you to know that you handled yourself well and kept true to yourselves despite the trolling. I love you guys and keep your good attitudes. it is greatly appreciated by noobs like me.

You are welcome to my water village anytime. i love you all.

Shahiran

OLD SCHOOL!

Impossible Mission (C64 1984)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impossible_Mission

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Final Score #150: Shadowbum Returns

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On this episode of The Final Score, A Dead Nation is a Free Nation, Nicole is a lord of shadow, Playstation us losing Tretton, Nintendo is giving things away, GameSpot playing games with us, not dead yet said OnLive, big update brings Spark to Xbox1, Sega / Nintendo movie, Yars Revenge is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Dead Nation PS4, D3 loot 2.0, Metal Slug 3 PC, State of Decay again, more shadowrun, Dungeon Dashers

BRIAN: Guacameleeeed (Humble Bundle), Dethroned (Alpha…for like a minute..stupid stone monster), Track Mania

NICOLE: Castlevania: Lord of Shadows 2, Dead Money, Disco Zoo

NEWS!

Sony PlayStation Chief Stepping Down March 31-> What have you done for me lately Mr. Tretton?
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2454683,00.asp
Nintendo Is Giving Away One of Its Best Games -> Well “best” may be a misnomer.
http://www.dailyfinance.com/2014/03/06/nintendo-is-giving-away-one-of-its-best-games/
In a dick move -> GameStop hikes price on hard-to-find PlayStation 4 camera
http://www.polygon.com/2014/3/5/5475668/gamestop-hikes-price-on-hard-to-find-playstation-4-camera
Wait. We ain’t dead yet -> OnLive Returns With New Leadership, New Cloud Gaming Products and Steam Integration
http://recode.net/2014/03/05/onlive-returns-with-new-leadership-new-cloud-gaming-products-and-steam-integration/
Microsoft Xbox One receives major update that includes Project Spark
http://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/microsoft-xbox-one-receives-major-update-that-includes-project-spark-491777
Kind of Old News. Did we talk about this already? Sony is producing a movie about the ’90s console war between Nintendo and Sega
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/24/sony-is-producing-a-movie-about-the-90s-console-war-between-nintendo-and-sega/

CONTEST!

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OLD SCHOOL!

Yar’s Revenge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yars’_Revenge

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Final Score #149: I Love This Town

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott feels Banished, Brian is a first time Mech Lover, DS stuff is going away soon, so is COD Elite, Ken Levine gets a little Irrational, Death Star questions, Killer Instinct is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: More Hawken, Heroes IV, TxK on Vita, Dungeon Plunder on iOS, Banished PC, Shadowrun Returns again

BRIAN: First Time – Hawken!, Max Payne 3….D! Anaglyph!

NICOLE: Batman Arkham City, Fallout New Vegas, picked up Castlevania Lords of Shadow 2 (still installing…)

NEWS!

The DS and DS multiplayer game servers and serivce going away
http://www.computerandvideogames.com/402817/nintendo-looks-set-to-stop-ds-production/
Call of Duty Elite shutting down on Friday
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/call-of-duty-elite-shutting-down-on-friday-what-that-means-for-you/1100-6417968/
Disney Infinity PC Playset
http://www.forbes.com/sites/andyrobertson/2014/02/28/disney-infinity-pc-play-set/
We never talked about Irational going away
http://irrationalgames.com/new-featured/a-message-from-ken-levine-2/

CONTEST!

For those unaware, Mrs. Nicole Spagnolo is randomly selecting a person each month from the Final Score Group who is online on Steam to win something on their wishlist. A big thanks go to all of you who have continuously donated games to our listeners. This week a chat member won an Elder Scrolls Online beta key.

EMAILS!

Jaybird here. I want to know if Brian has had any problems with Star Wars tiny death star. I had to uninstall the game because I would come back and all my people would have a job and I would have new levels built for me. I came back once and had more credits then before and a new elevator. Love the show and a Steam box is something I would buy. – Jay

OLD SCHOOL!

Killer Instinct (1994 video game)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killer_Instinct_(1994_video_game)

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