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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Final Score #158: What’s YOUR Character?

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On this episode of The Final Score, Scott likes Dungelot 2 a LOT, we get to Flocking, brian joins the brotherhood, PS4 gets all beta like up in here, Steam in home streaming is here and it’s here now, Destiny up for preorder and beta soon on PS4, Xbox One getting external HD support, Blizzard wants to show you the ropes, Dell says things are expensive, playing girls in games, Dragon Spirit is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: D3 (duh), Dungelot 2 is back on iOS, Flockers PC, 1849 (iPad), a little more GR:Phantoms

BRIAN: Max: The Curse Of The Brotherhood (PC), Project Root & Ask me about Amazon Coins (android)

NICOLE: HotS, Flockers, Transistor, Child of Light, Thomas Was Alone (iOS)

NEWS!

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO): Nintendo Gay Marriage – YouTube
http://youtu.be/XV5w8OFrm6U?t=50s
PlayStation Now: PS4 Private Beta Starts Tomorrow (yesterday)
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/05/19/playstation-now-ps4-private-beta-starts-tomorrow/
Not Surprisingly – Steam In-Home Streaming Released! to all today
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/homestream#announcements/detail/1371656528221232928
Destiny open beta soon, as well as preorder
details soon
Xbox One Getting External Hard Drive Support In June Update
http://www.forbes.com/sites/insertcoin/2014/05/21/xbox-one-getting-external-hard-drive-support-in-june-update/
Blizzard and their LVL 90 Crash Course Videos…I’m still level 63 Hunter…jerks
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/14005221
Dell: Steam Machines won’t be very profitable – “Welcome to the console business.” – Says Sony & Microsft
http://vr-zone.com/articles/dell-steam-machines-wont-profitable/77765.html

CONTEST!

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In response to your statement about you never play as a female
character I’d like to share my point of view.

I am a straight male but I prefer to play as female characters in
games. Since I was a teenager I have felt more of a connection to
females in real life and in media than males. I kinda realised that so
many guys both in real life and in media repulse me with the way they
act. I’m not talking about the way they treat women or anything like
that specifically, just in general.

When I play as a female character I feel like we are in it together.
Like a duo teaming up to take on whatever is coming ahead in the game
even when the females is just a skin and new voice on the male
character like in a MMO. I don’t get that connection to most male
characters. For instance I felt far more connected to my Fem Shep from
Mass Effect 1, 2 and 3 than I ever did the Male Shep I did my first
ever Mass Effect 1 run with.

It gets tricky when it comes to romance tho, in all 3 ME’s I have my
Fem Shep romance Liara as a single gender alien race that looks female
is easier for me to see my in game partner in crime romance than a
male which just makes me feel uncomfortable and a lesbian relationship
makes me feel like a pervert.

There is the occasional male character I feel the same connection to
like Cole as he was written in Infamous 2 (but not the first
Infamous), but I feel like most male characters are a tool for me to
shoot up aliens or toss a ball into a hoop. I don’t know if I’m crazy
or if thats even healthy but thats just how I feel.

- Annon

OLD SCHOOL!

Dragon Spirit – Arcade (1987)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Spirit

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Final Score #157: Put the controller DOWN!

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On this episode of The Final Score, Mario has a nice swing, Wildstar gone wild, Godzilla and Brian are hanging out, Nicole is playing Strep 2000, MS changes gold stuff, Nintendo might be talking about a new console already, Unreal will be rad again, E3 is coming fast, Russian games are fun, Kung-Fu Master is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: D3 ROS (Shut up), Mario Golf 3DS, Wildstar beta PC

BRIAN: RocketBirds (PC) , GunZ 2: The Second Duel (F2P), Dishonored (PC), & GODZILLA (iPhone)

NICOLE: Strep 2000

NEWS!

Microsoft following Sony Lead. Xbox Live Gold restructure. Open access to Netflix, Hulu & the sort. Entry Level console w/o Kinect
http://support.xbox.com/en-US/my-account/xbox-live-membership/live-faq
http://www.cnet.com/news/why-the-death-of-microsoft-xbox-one-vision-means-we-all-lose/
Nintendo Prepping New Console…but no release till Wii U owners are satisfied. WE ARE NOT SATISFIED!
http://www.technobuffalo.com/2014/05/14/nintendo-prepping-new-console-but-wont-release-it-until-wii-u-owners-are-satisfied/
Forrest Gump – 8 Bit Cinema : I would totally have played this!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XAZWhFWYmI
Next Unreal Tournament will be Freeee…and you can help build it…and make mods…and sell those mods…
http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/8/5695780/the-next-unreal-tournament-will-be-completely-free-and-developed-by
E3 coming up! Preidcitons?

CONTEST!

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I just finished my playthrough of Metro a few weeks ago and I really liked it. The story and voice acting was great.

I played with the audio set to Russian with English subtitles and it felt a little more like I was in the game.

I usually play these games with keyboard/mouse, but this one I switched over to controller and it felt better.

Besides being back into Diablo 3, I have started another play through of the Mass Effect series on insanity difficulty. I finished ME1 and am halfway through ME2.

I am curious how many people are still doing the multiplayer on ME3 for when I get to it, and what effect it will have on my ability to get 100% ally complianc.

Thanks for the show.

Cindy

OLD SCHOOL!

Kung-Fu Master (1984) Arcade
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kung-Fu_Master

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Final Score #156: You’re playing THAT game again?

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On this episode of The Final Score, let’s play ghosts and do some recon, endless legend is endless fun, brian get’s RED for free, Dark Souls 2 is here, GameStop loses some ground, PS4 update is a big deal, Minecraft wants saves to be easy, China and video game consoles, emails, Pilotwings is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Ghost Recon: Phantoms (PC), Endless Legend (PC), 1849 but can’t talk about it yet (Lots of Diablo as usual)

BRIAN: Red Orchestra 2: Heroes Of Stalingrad (Single Player – Steam) and D3 on the PS3

NICOLE: Finished Bioshock, DuckTales: Remastered, RocketBirds, Skyrim, Fallout 3

NEWS!

Dark Souls 2 now killing adventurers on PC
PC gamers jealous of their console contemporaries who’ve spent the past month dying over and over again in the gloomy labyrinths of Dark Souls 2 now have a chance to plumb the depths themselves. The one to play, people say.
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/25/dark-souls-2-now-killing-adventurers-on-pc/
GameStop to close 120 stores, increase focus on mobile
GameStop intends to close 120 video game retail stores in the current fiscal year as part of its “GameStop 3.0″ initiative, the company announced at its 2014 Investor Day event this week. Its plan to scale back gaming operations involves a bigger push into the mobile space, as it will open between 200 and 250 Spring Mobile stores, 20 to 25 Simply Mac locations and 100 to 150 Cricket stores, more than doubling all three retail efforts.
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/25/gamestop-to-close-120-stores-increase-focus-on-mobile/
Next week’s PS4 update adds video editor SHAREfactory, HDCP disabling
The 1.70 firmware also introduces auto-downloading, allowing eager beavers to pre-load games they’ve pre-ordered, so they unlock ASAP on release day.
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/25/next-weeks-ps4-update-adds-video-editing-hdcp-disabling/
Minecraft saves transfer from Xbox 360 to Xbox One too
In us-too news, Microsoft confirmed players can transfer their Minecraft saves from the Xbox 360 game to the upcoming Xbox One version. New Xbox boss Phil Spencer revealed the news on Twitter, and promised “more news soon” – perhaps a release date, hm?
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/04/25/minecraft-saves-transfer-from-xbox-360-to-xbox-one-too/
China Video Game Consoles Rules and 15,000 Seat Video Game Arena! Fight!
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/china-welcomes-video-games-long-play-rules/#!FUZhE
http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-04-25/hengqin-near-macau-to-host-the-worlds-first-video-game-stadium

CONTEST!

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I wrote last week about me re-playing through the Mass Effect series and my worry about nobody still playing multiplayer in ME3.

I got into my first multiplayer match last night and didn’t have to wait long at all. I logged in about midnight pacific time, so I need to test out an earlier time and see if there are people playing.

Having a good time again.

Cindy

OLD SCHOOL!

Pilotwings (SNES) 1991
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pilotwings

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