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S3E1 - Welcome to the New Year

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Welcome to Season 3 Episode 1 of the All Things Geekery Podcast – Welcome to the New Year

In this episode, We have our first ever giveaway to talk about plus we talk about setting goals and managing expectation. We delve into some of the hardware announcement from CES and what we have found most interesting. Then to finish out the episode we cover a couple non-mainstream games which have caught our attention recently.

Show Notes

Checkout Our GIVEAWAY!!!

Goals

  • The new year means it is resolution time!
  • Setting Goals are always good. Some do for health, for jobs, for hobbies.  It is always good to have an end-game goal but set milestones for yourself.
  • Those early wins with help keep you motivated.  Always look at what is realistic in the short term. Take time to reevaluate.

CES 2019

  • ASUS ROG – Mothership – Think Windows Surface but gaming –
  • AMD Radeon 7 – AMD’s next gen of card
  • AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen – First 7nm CPU on the market – 8 core CPU – Also according to the first test goes toe to toe with I9-9900k
  • Teslasuit
  • Samsung
  • Vive Cosmos. And Vive Pro Eye
  • RTX 2060

Game Review

  • Ashen

    • Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it. At its core, Ashen is about forging relationships. Players can guide those they trust in their camp – together, you might just stand a chance.
  • Thronebreaker

    • The world stands on the verge of chaos, as the tensions between the power-hungry Nilfgaardian Empire and proud Northern Realms grow. Facing an imminent invasion, Meve — war-veteran Queen of Lyria and Rivia — is forced to once again enter the warpath, and set out on a dark journey of destruction and revenge.
    • Thronebreaker is a single player role-playing game set in the world of The Witcher that combines narrative-driven exploration with unique puzzles and card battle mechanics.
  • Shenmue 3

    • First two Shenmue games were released by Sega for the Dreamcast in 1999 & 2001
    • Story
      • In 1987, following the events of Shenmue II, teenage martial artist Ryo Hazuki has journeyed from Yokosuka, Japan, to the mountains of Guilin, China, in search of his father’s killer, Lan Di. There he met Ling Shenhua, a mysterious girl who previously appeared in his dreams. After learning the legend of her village, which foretells a united path between them, Ryo and Shenhua embark on a new journey which reveals their shared destiny.
  • Mafia 3
    • Gritty hardcore Mafia adventure Developed by Hangar13 and published by 2k games
    • Released October 2016, and I’ve had it in the backlog since it came out – Yeah just now getting to it

      • Story
      • It is the first main entry in the Mafia series since 2010’s Mafia II. Set within the fictional city of New Bordeaux, based on New Orleans, the single-player story follows Lincoln Clay, a criminal who aims to build a new crime organization while seeking revenge on the Italian mob.

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S2E16 - Scrooge & Hot Cocoa

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 16 of the All Things Geekery Podcast: Scrooge & Hot Cocoa

  • In this episode, we look at our favorite Christmas films, talk about Scrooge moments and Hot Cocoa, a review of our year and the growth of the show, plus look at a few upcoming games in 2019 that we are excited about!

Community Member Highlight

 

Show Notes

Favorite Christmas Films?

  • Victus:

    • Jim Carrey’s - The Grinch
    • All the Tim Allen - Santa Clauses
    • Home Alone 
  • Detached:
    • Die Hard - 1 & 2 The rest weren’t done on Christmas #FAIL
    • Christmas Carol - Charles Dikens
    • Elf
    • Polar Express

High-level Year in Review

  • The growth of the channel increased reach, and we got onto Spotify.
  • A Look Forward
  • Future updates with channel - (Moving all media outlets to All Things Geekery) Consolidating old channels and building the “BRAND” of ATG

Upcoming 2019 Games Were Excited About

  • Athem - Biowares last stand
  • Biomutant
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Valley of the Gods - From the makers of Firewatch

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S2E15 - The Endgame

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 15 of the All Things Geekery Podcast: The Endgame

In this episode, we’re talking about the new trailer for Avengers 4 and all the HYPE along with it!  We’re also sharing our thoughts on Destiny 2’s latest DLC; Black Armory and the new Dawning event that just hit!  

Show Notes

  • Avengers 4 - Endgame

    • It was a great trailer that showed nothing
    • Why is Tony Stuck without Nebula
    • Could we see a possible introduction of Captain Marvel in this film, by her finding Tony Stark floating in space ie: She rescues Iron Man
    • Thanos is still enjoying his peace on the farm
    • Cap is back to his Winter Soldier look but all black - everyone is in mourning
    • We get a small glimpse of Hawkeye, but he isn’t wielding his famous bow this time, instead, he has a sword
    • Ant-man makes it out of the Quantum zone
    • Could we see the Quantum Zone introduce alternate timelines to the story
    • This trailer honestly brings up more questions than answers and the film doesn’t release until April 2019

 

  • Black Armory Thoughts / Controversy

 

    • First content addition(critical call out) that did not include story mission and instead added new “Escalation protocol” type events called forges
    • Right off the bat, we could tell this was endgame content
    • It was odd not to have something like that was a bridge between those that were still leveling up to 600.  The starting forge was recommended to be 620-630. So this left a lot of people behind in the experiencing the Black Armoy content.
    • With that said how does that compare to a game like World of Warcraft the when new content releases it  - most times only the top level get to immediately play it with other still having to work through the other content
    • Now Destiny is a different game so bridging could have been made
    • The is where most of the controversy was and how some of the player bases reacted
    • The Raid -  Different, New Mechanics, a Good change to the raids we have seen before with sparrows now an addition and needed skill in the raid along with tanks.
      • In prep for the raid most had already hit max level as the raid dropped - with that said all the mechanics were in place to make it for a raid fun
      • There have been idea floated around that level cap should be locked until raid drops and then grind happens - but there is always worry about people “rigging” the system with having loot pre-staged to pop to gain the level advantage

 

  • The Dawning Returns

 

    • Eva Levante returns after a very long hiatus from the game
    • The dawning event brings a new feature never seen before in Destiny, or at least never in this style.  We now have the ability to cook items for specific quests and rewards through Eva Levante’s crafting oven
    • We’ve got more triumphs to go after, new loots, new winter-themed gear which has been fairly engaging to grind for
    • There are 16 cooking recipes you have to learn to earn triumphs, and also a hidden recipe/triumph for master Rahoul where you have to combine the wrong ingredients
    • There is also an exotic quest tied to a new Dawning themed sparrow - Good call back to the age of triumph armor and all the unlocks we had to do for it to reach its full potential - Why do they not do more of this?

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S2E14 - Forging Ahead

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 14 of the All Things Geekery Podcast: Forging Ahead

  • In this episode, the geeks will be talking about Rockstar’s latest hit Red Dead Redemption 2 and how it could be one of the best games of the modern age. We will also discuss the post Apocalyptic disappointment that is Fallout76.  We will wrap things up by talking about Destiny 2 and the latest addition to the game which will be Black Armory and why it has the community excited

Community Member Highlight

  • Each week we pick a new/upcoming content creator or seasoned vet in the geeky stratosphere to highlight and give a shoutout!
  • This Weeks Featured Community Member: 

    • Belghast over at Tales of the Aggronaut

      • Bel is a seasoned vet in the Blogging and Podcasting community!

      • Make sure to swing by and check out his content

 

Show Notes

    • Red Dead Redemption 2

      • Rockstar knocks it out of the park again with a game that is deep in story and also immerses you in the wild west of America in 1899
      • The verdict is out on this game and the fans are calling it one of the greatest games of the modern age.
      • You can expect a very lengthy story of around 60 hours of gameplay with some of the best storytelling Rockstar has ever done
      • Rockstar went all out on the level of detail this game brings the players as it is leaps and bounds above anything else they have done
      • The world is extremely large and will make any open world MMO’er feel right at home for questing, exploring, and make completionist wonder if they should quit as there is that much to do in the game
    • Red Dead Online
      • GTA 5 but in the wild west - and that’s not a bad thing -
      • A lot of the missions are an extension of what we would have done in the story but if you happen to be caring something of value - other players can kill you can take it for themselves.
      • There will be microtransactions but currently, the only thing that would apply would be gold bars which are used for cosmetics only
      • Different multiplayer mode that mimics modes we saw in GTA 5
      • And of course, no modern multiplier is complete without a battle royal mode
    • Fallout 76
      • Now when you do have a full team of people all running quests together and fighting off the wasteland it is fun and you do not notice some of the negatives.
      • With that said Fallout 76 is a shell of a game of what was promised to us - Bethesda has said fixes and content are on the way but right now we have another No Man’s Sky on our hands
      • It was supposed to be an answer to all the prayers for the fallout fan base which was Fallout game we have known to love but multiplayer It was not
      • Sure it had that Fallout feel of a game but it had and still has a lot of downsides
      • No non-robot NPC
      • Because of no NPC, the story is locked away in audio logs and notes found throughout the world
      • No decision dialogue
      • Limited building storage
      • A LOT of bugs
      • No Mods Support
    • Destiny 2 - Season 5 (Season of the Forge / Black Armory)
      • Black Armory will be releasing on December 4th - Must own the Annual Pass
      • Story-wise we are being tasked with a new mission to go rediscover 4 weapon forges lost during the golden age
      • The Hype is real - and yes we know we have been stuck in this before but the success of Forsaken has us encouraged
      • New higher light level - Increase of 50 Power Levels
      • New powerful and unique exotics
      • New areas that we have never been able to access or explore before
      • Soft cap will still remain at 500
      • Players under 550 should see an increase in Prime Engram drops, and receive higher power bumps to help them reach end game content a bit easier
      • Powerful reward sources will remain consistent for anyone who owns D2 Forsaken
      • New powerful gear rewards introduced for anyone who owns the Annual Pass
      • New “RAID” called the Scourge of the Past “Bit of a Spoiler”
        • Scourge of the Past tells it’s own story and is not related to the Dreaming City storyline
        • Not as large as a full Raid, but much larger than any Raid Lair ever created
        • Comparable to mechanics from Rise of the Machine
        • Scourge of the Past will release December 7th @  9am with a recommended power level of 640 but no minimum power level to play
        • Must have the annual pass to enter the Raid
      • New Power Level of 650
      • No annual pass required to reach this power level
      • Veteran of the Hunt Bundle
        • Bungie is releasing a new bundle which includes shaders, emblems, emotes, and consumables
        • To get this bundle you had to have played Destiny 2 forsaken before October 16th
        • This bundle was going to drop with Black Armory but is now going to drop with a later update coming December 18th
      • The Fate of Xur in Season 5
        • Bungie did mention on Twitter that Xur will continue to offer his fated engrams through Season of the Forge - Those engrams will only drop Year 1 gear
        • Bungie did say they do have plans to address this vendor and bring Xur bounties at a later date

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S2E13 - The Blunder of Blizzcon

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 13 of the All Things Geekery Podcast: The Blunder of Blizzcon

In this episode, the Geeks will be talking about this year’s Blizzcon - What’s become of it, What they are doing for the community, What new announcements Blizzard brought to the table, and we’ll be dropping our opinions and covering the controversy regarding Diablo!

Show Notes

  • We jump in and review the flow of the conference! You would think the types of conferences would have a good flow to them.  This year's Blizzcon had some extremely awkward moments
  • eSports and how Blizzard has contributed to the success, and how they are helping propel the future
  • How does Blizzard continue to make good games, what are they doing right and how they are still drawing fans into the world of gaming
  • Blizzard did a thing and created a fund for the Mercy Breast Cancer research, which they were able to donate the single largest donation from a company
  • Starcraft 2 - We review what makes this game so strong in the competitive RTS realm and what might happen with the story

  • Heroes of the Storm - We take a look at the new direction Blizzard is going in hero creation and what it's going to do for the future of the game
  • World of Warcraft - We review the state of the game and discuss how a lot of the fans are feeling towards this long-running series!
  • World of Warcraft Classic was announced at the conference - Can we say Nostalgia and what does this re-release bring to the community and will it be received well
  • Overwatch - Dominating the cinematography gaming world, and we review the newly announced hero Ashe
  • Warcraft 3 Reforged - Need we say more!
  • Hearthstone - We review the new expansion that was announced, our love for these types of card games and what new mechanics could be delivered

  • The controversy over Diablo Immortal - the Geeks jump into all of the craziness flying around on social media, and what the announcement of Diablo Immortal being a mobile-only could do to the company!
  • Last, of all, we give our conclusions on the overall conference, the future of Blizzard and how they might recover from the negativity surrounding Blizzcon, and the Diablo franchise!

     

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S2E11: Destiny 2 - The “DEEP FRIED” State of The Game

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 11 of the All Things Geekery Podcast: Destiny 2 - The State of The Game

In this episode, the Geeks jump back into Destiny 2 and review the current state of the game.

Community Member Highlight

 Show Notes

  • We take a look at Bungie’s re-engagement with their community and the company putting the right people in the right roles!
  • "DEEP FRIED" - Wait, I mean Drip Feed Content and Relief of Content Droughts...Who wants Donuts? 
  • Someone say - Quality of Life Improvements? The geeks discuss all the goodness that has come with the latest QOL improvements!
  • Let's discuss Community Health
  • We land the plane with our overall thoughts on the current state and future releases!

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S2E10 - The Age of Cloud Gaming

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 10 of the All Things Geekery Podcast

In this episode, the Geeks went bonkers with the recent announcement of Google and Microsoft jumping into the cloud gaming streaming world.

Show Notes

Google’s project stream

  • How does it function
  • Gaming inside of a browser
  • Only game currently available is Assassins Creed Odyssey

Project xCloud

  • Currently being developed
  • When released streaming will be available on consoles, PC, and mobile devices

First types of cloud gaming

  • Onlive - 2012
  • Game streaming via desktop client or using a home device with Onlive controller
  • Multiple modern games available
  • Instant 30 min trails
  • Instant gameplay
  • Company was bought out by Sony and later closed

Geforce Now 

  • Grid - Beta in 2013 under the Grid name
  • Full release in 2015 to “Shield only hardware”
  • In 2017 Geforce Now was released -  allows PC and MAC to stream as well
  • 1080p60 cloud-gaming service
  • Using data centers of their high-end non-consumer grade GPUs
  • Currently in Beta, free, and can use approved games from your Steam or Uplay library
  • In 6 data centers in the world
  • Keyhole into the future of gaming
  • Due to the geographical location of data center, latency will change from user to user
  • Will be a subscription-based service when it gets out of beta

Playstation Now

  • Streaming games to PS4 and PS4 pro and also PC
  • Beta in 2014 full release early 2015
  • Originally allowed PS3, Vita, Playstation TV, and some other Sony devices to stream
  • Discontinued in 2017
  • Benefit of allowing “backwards compatibility”
  • Streaming at 720p
  • Current games library of 600+  PS2, PS3, PS4 
  • Subscription based service

Google’s project stream

  • Plays inside Chrome
  • Testing Assassins Creed Odyssey - 1080p
  • Will run on any laptop, or similar device that has Chrome and can achieve 25mps download speed
  • Not a full release but a technical test

Project xCloud

  • When released streaming will be available on consoles, PC, and mobile devices
  • Probably in the best position to address latency concerns
  • Current word is servers will basically be multiple Xboxes in each blade - limiting impact to developers
  • Recommended 10Mbps internet

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S2E9 - Our Top Upcoming Games

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 9 of the All Things Geekery Podcast – Our Top Upcoming Games

In this episode, the Geeks are back with a fresh list of upcoming games hitting the market soon that we can't wait to get our hands on! 

Show Notes

  • Our Top Upcoming Games List
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Spyro the Reignited Trilogy
  • Anthem
  • Super Smash Brothers - Ultimate
  • BioMutant

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S2E8 - The Forsaken Story Review

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 8 of the All Things Geekery Podcast – Forsaken Story Review!

In this episode, the Geeks jump back into Destiny 2 and do a deep dive review of the latest expansion Forsaken.

Show Notes

  • Plot

    • The expansion takes place in the Reef.  The story revolves around a massive fallen breakout from the Prison of Elders by a house of rogue undead Fallen known as the Scorn, who are led by Uldren Sov, the former prince and now traitor to the Reef. Cayde-6 has been murdered by Uldren, and it is up to you the Guardian to avenge his death. In the campaign, the Guardian must work alongside Petra Venj to hunt down the eight Barons who lead the Scorn.  Along with discovery of the mysterious Awoken homeland known as the Dreaming City.

 

  • Major Story Points 

    • Cayde’s Death
    • The Vanguard are Broken
    • A story of revenge
    • Prince Uldren
    • Mara Sov
    • The Darkness.
    • The Drifter
    • The Chimera
    • The Corruption / Rivens Last Wish

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S2E7 - This One’s For Cayde

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 7 of the All Things Geekery Podcast – This One’s For Cayde!

In this episode the Geeks jump into Destiny 2 again and take a look at all the Forsaken expansion news that has been released. 

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