Final Score #148: At the Bottom of the Bag

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On this episode of The Final Score, can’t get enough of the giant mechs, risks of rain means a path to exile, Brian is involved in gratuitous space battles, Nicole will never not be playing Borderlands 2, Halo 2 anniversary is being made, the GOOD dungeon keeper is free right now, PS4 and XBOX are weird, Manic Miner is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Lots of Hawken (love this game in unhealthy ways), Risk of Rain, Path of Exile, Dungelot 2 on iPad.

BRIAN: Osada (pc), GRATUITOUS SPACE BATTLES (pc) Tiny DeathStar (community collections)

NICOLE: Finished Gone Home, Gucamelee, Gravity Badgers, got back into Fallout New Vegas & Borderlands 2 Valentine DLC

NEWS!

Report: Halo 2 Anniversary coming this year, says Master Chief voice actor [update]
“What I said was: ‘I think you’re ahead of yourself on H5. I have read some things online that you can look forward to a H2 anniversary edition maybe this year, but I have no official information one way or the other,’” Downes told IGN. “I was just mentioning some of the things I had read online about Halo 2. I have no idea if there will be an anniversary edition and didn’t mean to leave that impression.”
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/14/report-halo-2-anniversary-coming-this-year-says-master-chief-v/
Original Dungeon Keeper free in GOG.com Valentine’s Day sale this weekend
Dungeon Keeper Gold is available for free on GOG.com this weekend. The 1997 PC strategy game that includes the Deeper Dungeons expansion joins 29 more games on the distribution service’s Valentine’s Day sale, with Dungeon Keeper 2 discounted to $1.49.
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/14/original-dungeon-keeper-free-in-gog-com-valentines-day-sale-thi/
January NPD: PS4 leads hardware, Xbox platforms sell most games
Nintendo software saw a slight bump, with 3DS up 6 percent and Wii U up 26 percent (both numbers normalized). Call of Duty: Ghosts led the month in sales with NBA 2K14 and Battlefield 4 behind them. Top ten new, physical retail sales can be found after the break.
http://www.joystiq.com/2014/02/13/january-npd-ps4-leads-hardware-xbox-platforms-sell-most-games/

CONTEST!

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OLD SCHOOL!

Manic Miner
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manic_Miner

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Final Score #147: Keep Your Dungeon Keeper

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On this episode of The Final Score, Hawken finds a new home, Loadout is fun and funny, Scott looks into the Grim Dawn, back to Reckoning, more rust for Brian, Nicole is deep into stories now, no Titans without Origin, Ouya is a cheap shot, steam gets into the recently added, Dungeon Keeper is horrible, Penis Brothers unite, emails, Missle Command is our old school pick this week, and more!

WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Hawken on Steam, Loadout PC, Grim Dawn alpha, back into Kingdoms of Amular: Reckoning again

BRIAN: Ethan: Meteor Hunter, More Rust, Dungeon Keeper

NICOLE: Chapter 2 of Wolf Among Us, Tearaway (Vita), Valentines Day in Simpsons Tapped Out :)

NEWS!

You have to use Origin to play TitanFall on PC (Delayed on the 360)
Ouya gets a $30 price break for a limited time
Steam adds ‘Recently Updated’ section to organize game updates
Zombie survival game Rust removes zombies, keeps the survival part
Penis Brothers in Rust
http://kotaku.com/penis-brothers-force-you-to-take-your-pants-off-in-ru-1517402503
Dayz players make other sing their national anthem
http://kotaku.com/dayz-bandits-cruelly-force-victims-to-sing-their-nation-1508065997

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!

Hello Final Score crew,
I had an idea while listening to your last show that I wanted your opinions on. What if when you created a character in an MMO, you didn’t have the basic character creation, but you took a picture of yourself, and uploaded it to the servers and it was amped over your character and took height and body size into consideration. I would love to hear your thoughts, keep up the great work.
P.S I am fine with my name being said on air, I know how you are careful about names on air to protect people.

-Jeff from Minnesota dontcha know?

OLD SCHOOL!

Missile Command (Arcade)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Missile_Command

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Final Score #146: What’s in the rainbow box?

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WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: OliOli (Vita), improved Marvel Heroes, Insurgency, Syder Arcade (thx Mike), Serena, & went back and played too much Dungelot

BRIAN: Violett, mobile games Scott won’t let me talk about.

NICOLE: Rust, WoW, Octodad, JOOL, WuzzitTrouble

NEWS!

PlayStation Vita Slim shows off thinner, lighter design
http://news.cnet.com/2300-1043_3-10019501.html
Nintendo CEO slashes salary in half to apologise for Wii U losses
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-ceo-slashes-salary-in-half-to-apologise-for-wii-u-losses/1100-6417409/
Nintendo’s 2014 Strategy
http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2014/01/29/live-nintendos-strategy-briefing-to-address-future-direction/
THE BLOODBATH OF B-R5RB, GAMING’S MOST DESTRUCTIVE BATTLE EVER
http://community.eveonline.com/news/dev-blogs/the-bloodbath-of-b-r5rb/
Madden 25 Superbowl Prediction
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P70-MtBgsOQ
State of the Servers – Frogpants Community Gaming
http://steamcommunity.com/groups/finalscoreshow#announcements/detail/1587819260568261191

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!

Disney’s Aladdin (1992) Mega Drive!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disney’s_Aladdin_(video_game)

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Final Score #145: Mine Your Own Business

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WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: The Banner Saga PC, & RUST on PC, Don’t Starve PS4

BRIAN: Pocket Mine…I’m level 26…wait…27! Tiny DeathStar (iPhone), Simpsons Tapped Out update takes away christmas. Zack Zero: about a demos worth. Also, Marvel: Avengers Alliance…it was a one night stand…stop calling me

NICOLE: Broken Age, DayZ, Assassins Creed Liberation (PC), Don’t Starve (ps4) & Doki-Doki Universe

NEWS!

Sony creates custom PS3 hardware for PlayStation Now
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2014-sony-creates-custom-ps3-for-playstation-now
Xbox One top selling US console last month, Sony says PS4 No. 1 overall (who the hell cares)
http://www.techradar.com/news/gaming/consoles/microsoft-xbox-one-was-top-selling-us-console-in-december-1216037
A peek inside Steam Dev Days. No journalist allowed. But twitter all you want Devs.
http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/208780/Steam_Dev_Days_in_Tweets_Day_2_VR_and_ingame_economies.php
Valve paid $10.2M to Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2 item creators
http://www.polygon.com/2014/1/17/5318402/valve-paid-10-2m-to-dota-2-and-team-fortress-2-item-creators
Taking Aim at GTA Online Cheaters (Their game. Their rules. In Game Justice.)
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/52096/taking-aim-at-gta-online-cheaters.html
Twitch.TV in 2013: The Report
http://www.twitch.tv/year/2013
Warlords of Draenor™—Scouting Report
In addition, when you pre-purchase either digital version, we’re going to grant you your level-90 boost at the time of pre-purchase. That’s a little different from the plan we laid out at BlizzCon,
http://us.battle.net/wow/en/blog/12426481/

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 there Scott Nichole and Brian I listened to your most recent show and I wanted to try pocket mine and I would like to tell both Brian and Nichole you suck. I started playing it on Sunday and by Midnight I was level 15. The reason I installed this was because I had listened to Nichole talk about it on ladies of leet and then Finale score so I decided to try it out. that game is an endless pit that keeps sucking me back in like Ifunny. I also thought I ask you guys is it worth getting the xcom enemy within dlc because recently I have been playing xcom enemy unkown and I am hooked to that game as well. just thought I ask you guys. thanks and I know its late but have a happy new year

Mathew

OLD SCHOOL!

Qix (Arcade 1981)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qix

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Final Score #144: Manimal Crossing

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WHAT ARE WE PLAYING!

SCOTT: Electronic Super Joy, Rust early access, Race the Sun, The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot, Don’t Starve on PS4.

BRIAN: To The Moon (Steam), More Pocket Mine (iPhone), CoM: Brawlers (iPhone) and Getting my feet wet on StarBound (PC)

NICOLE: Finished Bioshock Infinite DLC: Burial at Sea, Not the Robots

NEWS!

STEAM boxes were announced, and its confusing
lots of choices
LETS TALK ABOUT THAT PLAYSTATION NOW THING!
seems like a cool dealio
New Rambo – Machine of War Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eU6l-cJyCU
If that ain’t soon enough for you Rambo Fans – BroForce online Alpha!
http://www.freelives.net/BROFORCE/BROFORCE_WEB.html
New Oculous looks strong at CES

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!

I am like you Scott, I saved A Link Between Worlds for a couple weeks before I decided to beat it. I went out of my way, which I normally never do in a Zelda game to get as many collectibles as possible. Love the show, keep up the great work. – Jeff

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1. Last of Us
2. Bioshock Infinite
3. Rouge Legacy
4. The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds
5. Stanley Parable

Games that might be on my list but haven’t played yet:

1. Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
2. Gunpoint

The Wii U Mario game is great, but it’s no GOTY in my opinion. Samurai Gunn is my favorite multiplayer game of the year. :-)

- Corry

OLD SCHOOL!

Fallout. (1997 – 16+ years later)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout_(video_game)

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