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!

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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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Final Score #161: E Threep

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On this episode of The Final Score is our old school pick this week, we play with our Pets, Wildstar is still playing things, Defiance goes free, Wolfenstien is way too much fun, all the E3 talk you can stand, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Playstation Vita Pets, more Wildstar, WoD alpha, dusted off Defiance, and a load of Wolfenstein

BRIAN: Wolfenstein! MOFO I WANT THAT GAME! also, a few minutes of WildStar, Contraption Maker

NICOLE: Playstation Vita Pets, Wildstar

NEWS!

Everything got delayed to 2015 pretty much
e3 just pounded it home
E3 press conferences…our thoughts?
sony, MS, Nintendo, EA, UbiSoft, etc
The game of the show for just about everyone might be No Man’s Sky
what a breathtaking thing this turned out to be.
THAT’S IT! ALL E3 NEWS!!!
Let’s talk about the three games that each of us want the most from this event:SCOTT: No Man’s Sky, Zelda Wii U, The Order: 1886, ACU, CupHead, Witcher 3, Dragon Age 3, Halo 5, Destiny, Uncharted 4 to name a few.

BRIAN: CupHead, The Order: 1886, Sunset Overdrive, Captain Toad’s treasure hunting, Zelda

NICOLE: LBP 3, Yoshi Yarn looks cute, The Order: 1866, Destiny, The Evil Within looks so damn scary, AC Unity 4 player co-op

How can we not talk about Ubisoft cutting female characters from production of new AssCreed cause it cost money!
http://kotaku.com/ubisoft-cut-plans-for-female-assassins-in-unity-1589278349
http://www.polygon.com/2014/6/11/5800466/assassins-creed-unity-women-animation

CONTEST!

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EMAIL!

Hey Brian,

I’ve noticed you like to play free/cheap games. I’m a new listener, so forgive me if you’ve played this before. I’d like to recommend Marvel Heroes 2015. It’s an action RPG, like Diablo, but with Marvel characters. It’s a free to play game. There’s lots of stuff to buy in game, but you don’t “need” to. About once a month they release a new character for the game.

The game has been out a year now, and has had some pretty big changes since launch. So, if you did play it last year when it came out, you should check it out again. If you log in by the 18th and have a character that’s level 30+ you can the anniversary gift which is 365 in game items (including a Punisher costume and extra inventory stash). If you do check it out, we have a Frogpants supergroup, you’re welcome to join and play. Check out the thread on the AIE forums for more info.

www.marvelheroes.com

-Jon (aka digitalfirefly)

OLD SCHOOL!

Star Wars: Rogue Squadron N64/PC (1998)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_Rogue_Squadron

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Final Score #160: What’s So Wild About That Star?

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On this episode of The Final Score, Wildstar is Scott’s cup of tea, brian plays a lot of old (mostly free) crap, Nicole is still watching those Dogs, PSP goes to the grave, Nintendo might have stuff up their sleeves, EA says no to your faces, Luigi Death Stare might make us all by Wii U’s, Splatterhouse is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Wildstar, also that new Battleheart thing on iPad & D3

BRIAN: Battlefield 3 (Origin), Clash Of The Clans! (droid), Deadlings (droid) & Dungelot 2 (iphone)

NICOLE: D3, new updates to Family Guy & Simpsons Tapped out :)

NEWS!

PSP finally retired. Long live the Vita. 10 year run. Not bad.
http://www.cnet.com/news/sony-says-goodbye-to-its-playstation-portable/
Nintendo details its Live @ E3 plans for viewers. Some of it from Twitch. Also, Nintendo has a Twitch Channel?
http://wiiudaily.com/2014/06/nintendo-e3-live-coverage/
Xbox One Update is here! Use your real name online fool!
http://majornelson.com/2014/06/03/available-starting-today-external-storage-real-names-gold-benefits-and-more/?linkId=8407965
More good news for Nvidia’s Gameworks. Meanwhile AMD throws a tantrum.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2014/06/04/nvidia-and-ubisoft-renew-gameworks-partnership-with-4-pc-releases-including-assassins-creed-unity/
“We wanted to give college atheletes money for their likeness…but we couldn’t! We really really wanted to though! Really Really.” – EA Sports
http://www.sbnation.com/college-football/2014/6/4/5779102/ea-sports-ncaa-lawsuit-pay-players
Luigi Deathstare is a thing
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aylDlZ-eyw

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Splatterhouse (arcade: 1988)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splatterhouse

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Final Score #159: Who Watches the Dogs?

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On this episode of The Final Score, Brian has blood on his hands, Scott has demons on his, Nicole is hacking the system, Minecraft is coming to PS4 people, Steam losing Steam till 2015, Battlefield takes the Hardline, Goats get Bricks, The Order is out of Order, Preditor is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: D3 (ok I will stop talking about it), and really nothing else this week. BAD week for games for me.

BRIAN: Blood Of The WereWolf (PC), 7 Days To Die (PC) & Android Games! Monument Valley, BattleHeart, Evertales!

NICOLE: Watch Dogs (PS4), Wolf Among Us Chapter 4, more Transistor

NEWS!

Minecraft coming to PS4/Xbone…bigger worlds…bring your worlds from last gen consoles…and only $4.99 to upgrade
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/may/28/minecraft-36-times-larger-on-ps4-and-xbox-one
No Steam Machine till 2015. What!
http://www.cnet.com/news/valve-delays-steam-machine-until-2015/
Nvidia Gameworks unfair to AMD? good for gamers? Developers? Nobody?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2014/05/26/why-watch-dogs-is-bad-news-for-amd-users-and-potentially-the-entire-pc-gaming-ecosystem/
Leaked footage of Battlefield Hardline
Battlefield Hardline is official and coming this fall, and EA’s promo image adds weight to a cops-and-robbers outing for the typically military series. Responding swiftly to yesterday’s leak, EA says it’ll unveil the upcoming game at its E3 conference next month. It’s confirmed Visceral Games is developing the game, and a leaked trailer notes the Dead Space studio is handling single-player with DICE taking up multiplayer duties.
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/05/28/ea-confirms-battlefield-hardline-more-details-at-e3/
Goat Simulator gets a bunch of Minecraft shit in it.
yay!
The Order: 1886 delayed until 2015
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/05/27/the-order-1886-delayed-until-2015/

CONTEST!

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EMAIL!

Scott, Brian, and Nicole,

I have just recently joined Steam i have a few games but none of my friends have an account. I also play WOW but i am in a small guild where no one is on Steam either. My wife as an account but as she says ” There are no girl games on Steam, I dont like it.” ( I asked her what a girl game she said nothing like Borderlands and and FPS). I enjoy gaming by myself as much as anyone but sometimes i would like to maybe do something with someone else. My question is how to become friends with people if none of my RL friends are on Steam. Also Scott i agree Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms NA is really good. I prefer it better then COD. The red and green lines that show who you are with is a great feature.

Thank you
Joey

OLD SCHOOL!

PREDATOR (amiga 1989)
http://weyland.wikia.com/wiki/Predator_(game)

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