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!

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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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Final Score #163: Forgiving the Original Sin

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott commits some Original Sin. Q-Bert is not as good as you think it is. Warlocks are rad. Brian has a risk of rain. The wolf is no longer among Nicole. Alien star comes back to Alien. MS wants to give you 75 bucks. Kids react to game boys. The Steam sale happened. Star Castle is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Divinity: Original Sin (PC), Q-Bert Rebooted (PC), Warlock: Master of the Arcane (PC)

BRIAN: Risk Of Rain (PC), Q-Bert Rebooted (PC), Pac-Man & The Ghostly HooHaa, Warlock – Master of the Arcane (Demos Worth) We won our first Clash Of Clans War by 1 point! and Nerdtacular

NICOLE: Finished The Wolf Among Us (PC), South Park: Stick of Truth (PC), This Means War (iOS), Playstation+ Towerfall Ascension is free

NEWS!

Sigourney Weaver Reprises ‘Alien’ Role in New Game
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/weaver-alien-cast-reprising-roles-game-24482167
THE FUTURE OF THE PS4 TO EXPLORE THREE KEY THINGS
http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/07/09/the-future-of-the-ps4-is-built-on-three-key-goals
Microsoft offering $75 credit if gamers upgrade to an Xbox One
http://www.engadget.com/2014/07/08/microsoft-xbox-one-upgrade-gift/
Rogue Legacy inherits PlayStation systems this month
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/07/09/rogue-legacy-inherits-playstation-systems-this-month/
“Gaming” the Steam Summer Sale Game.
http://tmi.kotaku.com/the-community-broke-the-steam-sale-so-valve-changed-th-1595087682

CONTEST!

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EMAIL!

Nicole, Scott and Scrote,

Are there any good cowboy/western themed games for the PC you would recommend playing? I really enjoyed Call of Juarez: Gunslinger and would love to find something similar to that but my search hasn’t brought up much. Anything you can recommend would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Tom aka Djangoh of AIE

OLD SCHOOL!

Star Castle (1980) Arcade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Castle

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Final Score #162: Sam Fisher Still Gots It

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On this episode of The Final Score Scott finds his Destiny, Brian Kills The Bad Guy and Nicole likes to keep her gameplay secret. Rock N’ Roll Racing is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Destiny PS4 alpha, Splinter Cell: Black List (PC), Pixel Junk Shooter Ultimate (PS4 / Vita), A story about my Uncle (PC)

BRIAN: Kill The Bad Guy (PC/Demo), Orion: Dino | Horde (thx Nef & SchuylerA) and a little D3

NICOLE: Destiny, Murdered: Soul Suspect

NEWS!

Watch Dogs could look better…and it does…modder finds disabled code to do just that.
http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/17/5817856/watch-dogs-mod-e3-2012-demo
Summer Sales abound!
steam baby! <- June 19th is the rumor. and GOG (Massive DRM Free Summer) and GamersGate (end tomorrow) and GreenManGaming (ended the 16th)
Sony agrees to free games payout.
http://www.crn.com/news/security/300073160/sony-agrees-to-15-million-payout-free-ps3-games-in-playstation-breach-settlement.htm
People are pissed at Notch
There was a great deal of criticism directed at Minecraft maker Mojang recently for its stance on charging for servers. Although the matter has since been handled to the satisfaction of many, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson has addressed the situation and explained that Mojang’s solitary goal is not to “make as much money as possible.”
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/worse-than-ea-notch-addresses-minecraft-s-new-rules-on-premium-servers/1100-6420524/
Nintendo dominated Twitter talk during E3
http://www.digitalspy.com/gaming/news/a578234/e3-2014-nintendo-dominates-social-media-conversation-on-twitter.html#~oHzzr3pT0fat2O
World’s biggest video game collection goes for $750,000
http://www.cnet.com/news/worlds-biggest-video-game-collection-goes-for-750000/

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!

Hey Scott, I should probably wait till the end of the podcast to start
writing emails to you as this is my second for the week.

So just an FYI Watch Dogs doesn’t just have swearing and violence. Ubi
added content late in development that changed it’s rating from a
MA15+ here in Australia to an R18+. The content that they added was
implied sexual assault in a cut scene.

But it had nudity and sex before that, tho I haven’t gotten that far apparently it’s tamer than
Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon which was R18+ because of said sex. Also a big
bad guy in the game is the head of a human trafficking ring selling
women like cattle, it could be kinda disturbing to some.

Nik

OLD SCHOOL!

Rock n’ Roll Racing (SNES) 1993
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_n’_Roll_Racing

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