Final Score #168: Mount Your Friends

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On this episode of The Final Score Scott continues his love affair with Rogue Legacy, Brian Mounts his Friends and Nicole puts her games list in at the last second. Gamescom so far and TMNT: Turtles In Time is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT:  LOTS and lots of Rogue Legacy on PS4 and Vita. Pulstar. More Necrodancer.

BRIAN: Mount Your Friends (PC), The Maker’s Eden (PC) – OMR :

NICOLE: Castle of Illusion (thanks Nef!), DeathSpank…again :)

NEWS!

The Important stuff from Gamescom so far
- Kinect is basically dead.
- Tomb Raider is a holiday exclusive on Xbox One.
- Sony sold 10m PS4′s.
- Sony intruced Share Play
- Lots of Xbone bundles coming. (I want a white one)
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/12/playstation-gamescom-2014-press-conference-round-up-wild-hellb/
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/08/12/xbox-gamescom-2014-press-conference-round-up-tomb-raider-halo/
We miss Robin Williams…and he was a HUGE gamer!
Loved WoW, Zelda, etc
http://www.businessinsider.sg/robin-williams-will-live-on-in-world-of-warcraft-one-of-his-favorite-games-2014-8/

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!

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Turtles in Time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Teenage_Mutant_Ninja_Turtles:_Turtles_in_Time

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Final Score #167: Everything Has A Bro In It Now

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott spends time dancing in the crypt. Brian puts on his Secret Poncho. Nicole really likes video games. What happens when Nintendo loses one of their best online voices? Your TWEETS!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT:  Crypt of the NecroDancer, Secret Poncho (thx ScottyD), Road not Taken PS4, Royal Quest PC, & a lot more Marvel Heroes and Bro-Force for who knows why. (and Expendabros)

BRIAN:  Secret Ponchos (Steam), Only If (Steam F2P) – [On My Radar] – Road Not Taken

NICOLE:  All iOS games – Hearthstone (Finished 3 Naxx Quarters), Bonza and Revolution 60

NEWS!

Nintendo’s Indie Lead Dan Adelman Leaves The Company, Returns To Twitter
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/08/04/nintendos-indie-lead-dan-adelman-leaves-the-company-returns-to-twitter/

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!

Pepsiman
http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pepsiman

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Final Score #166: EA Rented Mall Space On Your Console

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WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT:  Lots more Marvel Heroes 2015, can’t hit buy quite yet on Vita/PS4 Rogue Legacy, Tried to get into Final Fantasy XIV…no luck buck. Still really enjoying my playthrough of Pixel Junk Shooter on Vita.

BRIAN:  More BraveLand (This time! The Full Game), Super Trench Attack! (The Demo)

NICOLE:  Divinity: Original Sin, Wolfenstein: The New Order

NEWS!

EA’s Xbox One sub plan
scott knows the skinny on this. Also, this is what sony says:”We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a Sony rep told Game Informer. “PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200 percent since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”
brian thinks Sony is going to become the Nintendo of the late 80s.
The evolution of video game controllers in 16 hairy armed photos
http://sploid.gizmodo.com/the-evolution-of-video-game-controllers-in-a-series-of-1610729941
Upcoming documentary tells the story behind Atari games buried in landfill. I think IceWarm summed it up best on Twitter: “This game sucks…bury it!” Roll credits. :)
http://www.theverge.com/2014/7/26/5939509/atari-game-over-trailer
Why Video Game Voiceovers Matter
http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/voiceover/why-video-game-voiceovers-matter/
Look at this weird ass game…LOOK AT IT! Push Me! Pull You!
http://pmpygame.com/
http://youtu.be/9fugeouoo4A?t=37s

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.

EMAIL!

Dear Cott, Rian and Icole

About a month ago I finally bit the bullet and bought myself an Nintendo 3DS XL, wich I love btw. It shows the company is still a big player on the handheld market.

Now, my question for you. Could you give me your top 5 Nintendo 3ds games?
So I know what’s good. I trust your judgement on these things. Thanks.

Oh hey Nicole, give my best to Don Cheeto.

Cheers,
Mario
Antwerp, Belgium

OLD SCHOOL!

Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (1991) NES
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_of_the_Killer_Tomatoes_(1991_video_game)

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Final Score #165: Early Access Over

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott’s inner child gets some light. Brian plays swords with poker chips. Nicole found her Destiny. SDCC stuff from Nintendo. Looney Toons B-Ball is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: My usual wow and diablo and hs business. Destiny Beta ps4 (done till release), Child of Light, Valliant Hearts, Shovel Knight, Marvel Heroes 2015 still fun.

BRIAN: TerraTech(Steam: Demo!), Swords Poker (iPhone), Braveland (Steam: Demo!)

NICOLE: Destiny Beta, Finished South Park (wow)

NEWS!

SDCC 2014: NINTENDO WANTS TO BRING YOU A SMASH BROS. 3DS DEMO
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/23/nintendo-wants-to-bring-you-a-smash-bros-3ds-demo-at-sdcc
HULK HATES BEING TIMED PLAYSTATION EXCLUSIVE
http://www.kotaku.com.au/2014/07/hulk-hates-being-timed-playstation-exclusive/
PS Penis…I MEAN VITA! Playstation ad for Vita
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7m7ttIjXTo#t=13
Comic-Con 2014: Custom Xbox Ones With Halo, Dragon Age Designs Up for Grabs
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/comic-con-2014-custom-xbox-ones-with-halo-dragon-a/1100-6421243/
NVIDIA Launches Shield Tablet
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8275/nvidia-launches-shield-tablet
HBO Promos ‘Love Child’ Documentary Exploring Gaming Addiction
When the infant of a South Korean couple addicted to online gaming died of malnutrition in 2010, the trial that followed was unprecedented. It was the first legal case that ever saw Internet addiction used as a defense.In HBO’s Love Child, which will premiere next Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT as part of the network’s recently established documentary night, director Valerie Veatch uses the couple’s troubling story as a backdrop to explore gaming addiction, its pitfalls and causes.SEE ALSO: South Korea Proposes Curfew to Curb Online Gaming Addiction

T-Mobile CEO John Legere is also an executive producer on the documentary, but that doesn’t stop the doc from addressing the connection between increased mobility of games and the rise in addiction.

In Mashable’s exclusive sneak peek at Love Child, narrator Dr. Tak Woo, lead researcher at Serious Game Lab, says easy access to games via our smartphones is one reason for the rise of online gaming. Check out the video, above.

http://mashable.com/2014/07/23/love-child-hbo/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

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!

Looney Tunes B-Ball (1995) SNES
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Looney_Tunes_B-Ball

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Final Score #164: The Temptation is Back

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott is all up in Blizzard’s grill. Brian wants his Hero to Rise. Nicole wend hunting for the cheives! Sony says hi to WiiU users. MS is planning on firing people. NVidia is doing weird things. PSN sale is pretty good. Gamespot is doing ok with digital. Planet of the Apes is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Lots of WoW and WoW beta for me. DIablo show season finale soon so i am running lots of rifts! Still working my self through Original Sin. (And a little Marvel Heroes 2015)

BRIAN: Heroes Rise: HeroFall (Demo), Haunt The House: TerrorTown (Steam)(Completed), Monument Valley (Kindle Fire HD)(completed) & a few minutes with Divinity: Original Sin (thnx Sascha)

NICOLE: Went achievement hunting in WoW, South Park: Stick of Truth (alien probs), Ingress, This Mean War (Final Score has an alliance), ready for Destiny beta tomorrow!

NEWS!

Sony targets Wii-U users who missed last gen PS3 by offering PS3 and remastered PS1 & PS2 games on the PS4. In other news: Hasbro offers “remastered dinobots” to help heal your childhood memories of Grandma buying you gobots. Suck it Tonka
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/jul/16/sony-playstation-wii-ps3-updates
Report: Microsoft Planning Massive Layoffs, Xbox Marketing Teams Affected
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/report-microsoft-planning-massive-layoffs-xbox-mar/1100-6421121/
Nintendo Announces 2014 Club Nintendo Elite Gifts For Loyal Customers
http://www.cinemablend.com/games/Nintendo-Announces-2014-Club-Nintendo-Elite-Gifts-Loyal-Customers-66275.html
ICYMI – Super Smash Bros. – By Book, Blade, and Crest of Flame (Wii U & Nintendo 3DS)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MW6TpZPYd58
Nvidia readies new Android/PC games machine….Nvidia…”we just trying stuff…”
http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-28290861
PSN 2-for-1 sale pairs up 22 discounted games this week
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/15/psn-2-for-1-sale-pairs-up-22-discounted-games-this-week/
Gamestop has found new life in Digital Downloads
http://venturebeat.com/2014/07/14/digital-distribution-isnt-killing-retailer-gamestop-its-only-making-it-stronger/
Archie Comics and SEGA Announce Plans For Sonic Boom Comic Book Series
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwbooks/article/Archie-Comics-and-SEGA-Announce-Plans-For-Sonic-Boom-Comic-Book-Series-20140716#.U8cBc_ldWgU

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!

Planet Of The Apes (2001) PS1
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planet_of_the_Apes_(2001_film)#Video_game

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