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S3E16 - We Need The Bread


In this episode, we are going to discuss the imminent release of Destiny 2’s latest Expansion Shadowkeep.  We first do a brief recap of the current state of Destiny. Then we will discuss all the new places, items, and changes that we know are coming with Shadowkeep.  Finally, we will discuss our hopes for the expansion and where we think it will take Destiny.

Show Notes

Current State of Destiny

    • There is sooooooo much stuff to do - 

      • All Exotics quests are still valid, 
      • All Pinnacle weapons, 
      • Stories are still valid!.  
    • PVE - Best state its been in since D2 release
      • Last 3 recent RAid still very valid and prove for a good challenge, 
      • Major events - Black Armoy, Gambit Prime, Reckoning … will have you grinding for a while
    • PVP is in a rough place - 
      • Supers dominate mid to late game -
      • Certain weapon types are just not used (scout rifles have been really weak for a while compared to others) - Sidearms are also another example

What is coming in Shadowkeep?

  • New Light - All previous content to Shadowkeep will be free to ANY person that downloads - will have access to seasonal events

    • PVP all playlist -
    • Strike playlist but only direct access to year 1 strikes
    • New story content, exotic quests, raids
    • Everyone will start and get their light boosted to 750
    • Battle Pass - will have loot for both free players and season DLC buyers season pass buyers

 Armor 2.0 

    • Mods will be infinite and expanded to have many more options
    • Most mods will be tied to your element that your armor is 
    • Transmogrification ← this will single handling causing farming for ALL previous armors to start again and make them viable
    • Make the Guardian look and feel how you want
    • Farming for Legendary Mods - behind difficult legendary quests

 Back to the Moon 

    • Some areas will seem familiar but will have been transformed some since we last saw the moon in d1
    • A Crimson Fortress has been built by the hive and nightmares of our past will be there to haunt us
    • Season Artifact - Possibility to go to unlimited power level
    • Finishing Moves! - Kill enemies with style!  Will also provide benefit to the user(finish enemy to spawn heavy brick)

 New Raid 

    • Heading back to the black garden to stop the vex 

 PVP Directories getting a rework 

    • Glory rate will be achieved via Survival(Ya no more Countdown)
    • Quickplay will be changed to Classic Mix - Control, Clash, and Supremacy
    • Control only Playlist

Our thoughts on the future of Destiny after Shadowkeep

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S3E15 - A Refined Playlist


In this episode we are going to discuss the newly released titles of Gears 5 and Borderlands 3 and how they have stuck by the “if it is not broke don’t fix it” mentality.  We will also talk about two games that have been out for a while but we have just recently been playing. Finally, we will wrap up the episode talking about the fantastic news of the Super Nintendo addition that was added to the Nintendo Switch Online Catalog!



Show Notes

Gears 5

  • Picks up right where Gears 4 left off 
  • Make senses but it is the best looking Gears game to date
  • Every part of the game has been finessed
  • Hits your right in the feels - right from the get-go
  • The new addition to have someone play the support class is nice and provides a brand new way for co-op to be played
  • The story keeps you engaged throughout when some things happened that will leave you shaken story impact wise
  • They definitely are “gearing” up for a 6 

Borderland 3

  • Mayhem has begun!
  • Can say right off the bat that anyone looking for something “new” “game-defining” will be disappointed BUT anyone looking for more Borderlands games played that has been even more refined will be in for the best Borderlands game to date.
  • The loot is never-ending, a lot of QOL added…..though some could still be needed but are minor
  • Probably the most I have been engaged to the story of any of the main Borderlands games
  • The dynamic level scaling for co-op is amazing and allows the co-op to be even better as you don’t have to worry about out leveling a friend
  • On the co-op note the unique loot mode “Cooperative” is what Borderlands has needed for a while

Elder Scrolls Online

  • The Positives

    • ESO is a typical MMORPG and tries to give you that experience as best it can
    • This, however, is not a free-roaming exploration zone-based progression game like Skyrim was and struggles a bit in piecing its story together
    • LORE - the game is deeply rooted in the world of storytelling and finding out about the world of Tamriel is fun!  The game systems, unfortunately, don’t compliment the story enough for me to stay engaged. The buggy, broken systems take away from the experience.
    • The game has a guided epic story with over 100 hours of main story content to play through.  That’s a lot of story to get through but if you are willing to hang on and grind through the content, I think the story delivers a very nice experience!
    • I think the world quests as a whole do a decent job of capturing the Elder Scrolls experience, as well as the MMO experience.  This is all paired and made more bearable because of the epic soundtrack!
      • One of my favorite aspects of the MMO genre and ESO does a brilliant job on it’s crafting system!
      • It does have its downsides as the resources needed for crafting, does require a large “Bag, Vault, and Storage Space” but is manageable 
      • Even though they do a good job overall, this system still has a lot of features that needed to be better to enjoy it!
    • Let’s talk big adventure and big story for a moment
  • The Negatives
    • A search bar for ingredients or materials when inside a vault or storage area
    • There is absolutely no way to sell your resources except through “Hocking” items in world chat, or at a “Guild” store
    • Syncing with other players and timing of events such as helping other players out in quests seems to be a challenge most of the time.
    • The multi-player gameplay is “Lazy” feeling as once you do get synced up it doesn’t seem to be much of a challenge to defeat enemies.
    •  Overall the game was too disconnected for me to really enjoy overall, even though I love MMO’s and I love the grind this one wasn’t for me
    • The game overall has some of the most annoying buggy systems I’ve ever seen
    • Finding a guild isn’t the easiest process by any means
    • GOLD SPAMMERS, they exist in every MMO and it will always be a negative impact on someone's experience
    • The game, in general, looks pretty terrible!
    • Between the drab world landscapes, and details it makes for a pretty lackluster experience.  
    • The combat mechanics are very clumsy and clunky feeling
    • Crafting overall lacks some of the most basic UI features such as
    • The multiplayer functions of the game don’t always work as they should either. 

TellTale Games Walking Dead Definitive Edition

  • Looking back at the “Final Season” which was released back in Fall of 2018, Telltale did not rule out future The Walking Dead games; Creative Director Kent Mudle said that The Final Season title represented the end of Clementine's journey from Telltale's view, but could revisit the franchise through other characters.
  • However, due to the sudden near-closure of Telltale Games on September 21, 2018, only two of the four episodes were released and production on the latter two were canceled, effectively leaving the season half-finished. With fans, longing for another company to turn to, Skybound Entertainment who were creative directors for the first and second seasons stepped in with a 'Still Not Bitten' team and saw out the remaining entries to the series, as Kirkman had felt it necessary to properly complete Clementine's story. Skybound also acquired the rights to all previous Telltale The Walking Dead games, becoming the supporting publisher for these on various storefronts.
  • The Definitive Edition
    • Skybound published The Walking Dead: The Telltale Definitive Series that includes all episodes from all four seasons, as well as 400 Days and The Walking Dead: Michonne, for release on Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 10, 2019. Each of the previous episodes in the series was remastered to use the new rendering system that was introduced in The Final Season and adds over ten hours of developers and voice actor commentary. Additional improvements have been made in character models movement and lip-synching.

Nintendo Switch Online - SNES 

  • It is about time!
  • Small selection right now
    • Brawl Brothers
    • Demon’s Crest
    • Joe & Mac 2: Lost in the Tropics
    • Kirby’s Dream Land 3
    • Star Fox
    • Super Earth Defense Force
    • Super Mario Kart
    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island
    • Super Puyo Puyo 2
    • Super Tennis
    • Breath of Fire
    • F-ZERO
    • Kirby’s Dream Course
    • Pilotwings
    • Stunt Race FX
    • Super Ghouls’n Ghosts
    • Super Mario World
    • Super Metroid
    • Super Soccer
    • The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past
  • It does require Nintendo Switch Online but once you download the SNES Online app you have immediate access to play all the Super Nintendo Games in the Catalog without having to download them
  • The same save state, and…...the rewind function.  That’s right! You lose the power-up? - Rewind You died on the final boss? - Rewind  This single function is completely changing how these SNES games are played. 
  • On to future state - Since they have shown they want to completely negate their physical classic hardware of both the NES and SNES, What does this mean for N64? Gamecube? Someday please Nintendo? PLEASE?!?!?!?

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S3E14 - A Cyberpunked Classical

In this episode, we are first going to talk about the very recent re-release of Wow Classic and how it has reunited the Warcraft community. We will then discuss the resurgence of players that have returned back to a blocky game we've all loved and played. Next, we will talk about the released information that hit about Destiny 2’s new “battle pass” type system which will be coming with Shadowkeep. Finally, we are going to talk about the most recent trailer for Star Wars episode 9 and also the deep dive video for Cyberpunk 2077.

Click to Listen: S314 – A Cyberpunked Classical

Show Notes

WoW Classic - 

  • The re-release of the game that has dominated the MMO landscape for almost 15 years
  • Everyone has been able to Experience what happened when Wow first released.
  • This time the setting is different - We now have instant updates on people’s progress, superior communication(Discord), and gaming communities that didn't exist 15 years ago(Twitch. Mixer, Facebook...etc)
  • Brand new ways of playing are being done just due to support from communities made possible by modern entertainment avenues(Example - Streamer loot)
  • It will be interesting to see how the drop of goes but even with that said we are about to get Battlegrounds added - Blizzard is having an update schedule similar to what took place or original WoW release

Minecraft - 

  • A resurgence in Minecraft has taken ahold - why is this?

    • People like us have stopped playing long ago as many updates have taken place completely changing some aspect of Minecraft
    • Also, Shaders and Texture packs almost make it like a completely different game
    • Some Fornite streamers have actually gained popularity because of Minecraft 
    • It is a game of Endless play and Endless Customization 
    • Bring in friends and the fun goes up exponentially 

Destiny 2 Battle Pass (Season Pass)

Destiny franchise director Luke Smith, Bungie revealed how seasons will work in Destiny 2’s third year; including Shadowkeep and New Light this fall.

Each season has a free or paid version (“10 bucks” each, according to Smith), similar to battle passes in games like Fortnite or Dauntless. The first season of Year 3, Season of the Undying, comes bundled with Shadowkeep (players can purchase it separately as well).


The new season will focus on changing Destiny 2’s world every three months. In Season of the Undying, players will open a Vex gate, creating a new activity and rewards. Three months later, players will close the gate, end the activities, and set Season of the Dawn in motion. Including Season of the Undying and Season of Dawn, Year 3 will contain four seasons.

Bungie believes that removing activities each season is the only way to make the game feel like it’s evolving. “We believe that Destiny will grow even better when the world state can change and that the best Destiny stories are the ones where ‘you had to be their when…,’” Smith said.

But weapons and rewards for the seasons won’t be gone forever. While Smith didn’t elaborate on how players should expect weapons they’ve missed to return within about six months. However, Smith was clear that there will be periods where players have no current means of acquiring some past items.


On top of seasons rotating activities, the new seasonal Artifact will create individual player growth each season. Artifacts are free for all players, and Guardians can level them up during the season. Each level comes with uncapped bonus power that extends across a player’s account.

Players will also unlock new and powerful mods through the Artifact. After they unlock a mod, Guardians can slot them into weapons and armor for the remainder of the season. The goal is for the mods to change the way players interact with the world and create unique effects against everyday enemies and bosses.

At the end of each season, the seasonal mods and bonus power will reset. Players will earn a new Artifact for the next season, and start the process over again.


The Season Pass is a new idea to Destiny, but similar to battle passes in other games where players can earn rewards on a free and premium track depending on whether they own the season or not. Each season comes with 100 ranks, and the experienced players earn at max level counts toward their pass.

Free players can earn some powerful items and rewards through the season pass, but the real goodies come with the $10 price tag. Bungie laid out the rewards players can expect in Season of the Undying’s season pass as an example.

Season Pass owners get access to a new seasonal activity, the Vex Offensive, which includes:

  • Four Legendary Weapon drops
  • Additional weekly and daily bounties
  • Additional weekly challenges with powerful rewards

A new weapon quest for an Exotic Bow, Leviathan’s Breath

  • Exclusive to Season Pass owners

A new Exotic Hand Cannon, Eriana’s Vow

  • Awarded on Rank 35 of the free track
  • Awarded on Rank 1 of the premium track

Three seasonal Legendary armor sets (one for each class)

  • Collect a complete set during the first 25 ranks of the free track
  • On the premium track, you get all three sets on Rank 1
  • These also drop within the Vex Offensive seasonal activity
  • If you want versions with higher stat tiers, you’ll need to play Vex Offensive to earn them

Some additional premium track rewards:

  • Three universal ornament armor sets (one for each class)
  • An Exotic weapon ornament for Eriana’s Vow
  • Two Legendary weapon ornaments
  • A new finisher
  • An Exotic emote
  • An Exotic ship

Star Wars Episode 9 - Newest Trailer

    • Call back to every other previous Skywalker Movie - Showing the History of the Skywalker line
    • This is it….the end of the skywalker story in more ways than one
    • How will they send off Leia?  How much will Luke’s force ghost appear?
    • What an ending with Rey as a Dark Side user.  Is it a Clone? Is that Rey? Force Vision?

Cyberpunk 2077 DeadDive Video

  • The first thing to notice is the reduction in gaming quality - Maybe what to expect from console play?
  • The choice options will be immense - How you complete your mission is up to you
  • Although you can pick different play styles you can be classless in how you pick skills
  • Playable areas shaping up to be huge
  • Gunplay looks questionable - we shall see how it feels
  • We need to know more about Johnny Silverhand!
  • Launch date: April, 16th 2020

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S3E13 - The Mashup

In this episode, we are going to cover a lot of big news that has happened in the gaming verse since we last recorded.  We will cover areas for the lineup of GamesCon, to the recent departures from the teams working on Anthem and Dragon Age. We will finish by talking about Ninja’s recent move from Twitch to Mixer and also the announced MCU phase 4 lineup.

Show Notes

  • News Mashup

    • GamesCon - 

    • Xbox Scarlett: Playability, Frame Rate Major Focus for Next-Gen Xbox - 

    • No plans for stream only console for Xbox

    • Anthem Lead Producer Ben Irving(the face of Anthem) Leaves BioWare After Eight Years

    • Dragon Age Lead Producer Fernando Melo left the studio - on good terms of the studio

    • Biomutant: Special Editions and Preorders - any other games that are releasing big special editions Destroy all Humans Alien backpack

    • On the latest NVC Podcast (Nintendo Voice Chat)  - they talk about the possibility of an official wireless SNES controller on it’s the way to the Switch!  Does that mean SNES games as part of the online service will come with it? 

    • Diablo 3 Introducing More Themed Seasons, New Legendary Powers 

    • Ninja moving to Mixer


  • MCU - Upcoming Movies

    • Phase 4

      • Black Widow - May 1, 2020

      • The Falcon & Winter Soldier - May 1, 2020

      • The Eternals - Nov 6, 2020

      • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings - Feb 12, 2021

      • WandaVision Disney Plus - Sprint 2021

      • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness - May 7, 2021

      • Loki Disney Plus Series - Spring 2021

      • What If - Summer 2021

      • Hawkeye - Fall 2021

      • Thor 4: Love & Thunder - Nov 5, 2021

    • Phase 5

      • Blade - TBD

      • GoTG 3 - May 6, 2022

      • Black Panther 2 - Feb 18, 2022

      • Captain Marvel 2 - TBD

      • The Fantastic Four - TBD

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S3E12 - Shaping A Cinematic Universe

In this episode: We are going to discuss the top genres of the cinematic universe that have shaped our lives from childhood through adulthood.  We will start off discussing the wonders and magic of the Sword and Sorcery genre. Moving into the folklores and myths we will talk about the Fantasy genre. Finally. We will wrap up the episode by discussing lasers, space travel, and aliens as part of the Sci-Fi genre. 

Show Notes

Sword and Sorcery Genre 

  • Definition: Sword and sorcery is a subgenre of fantasy characterized by sword-wielding heroes engaged in exciting and violent adventures. An element of romance is often present, as is an element of magic and the supernatural


  • Top 3 Films

    • Detached

      • Krull

        • Is a fantasy swashbuckler which follows a journey of Prince Colwyn and his group of outlaws on the planet Krull to save future queen Princess Lyssa from the Beast and his constantly teleporting Black Fortress.
      • The Dragonslayer
        • Is a medieval fantasy set in a fictional kingdom that follows a young wizard who experiences danger and opposition as he attempts to defeat a dragon 
      • Conan the Barbarian / Conan the Destroyer
        • Is based on stories by Robert E. Howard, a writer of the 1930s, about the adventures of Conan in the fictional world of Hyboria
    • Victus
      • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

        • The film has the same title as the video game and is primarily based on it. Elements from Warrior Within and The Two Thrones, the two other titles from the Sands of Time trilogy of the Prince of Persia video game franchise, are also incorporated. 
      • Clash of the Titans
        • Perseus - Son of Zeus
      • Warcraft
        • (The film portrays the initial encounters between the humans and the orcs and takes place in a variety of locations established in the video game series) Draenor, the homeworld of the orcs, is being torn apart by a mysterious force known as fel magic. Gul'dan, a powerful orc warlock, unites the orc clans and forms the Horde, and creates a portal to the world of Azeroth. 


  • Top Honorable Mentions

    • The Beastmaster 

      • the film is about a child who is stolen from his mother's womb by a witch. The child grows into Dar, who has the ability to communicate telepathically with animals. Dar grows up in a village, where he learns to do battle, but the village is destroyed by a race of beast-like warriors under the control of the sorcerer Maax. Dar vows revenge and travels with new friends to stop Maax from causing any more problems.
    • The Sword & The Sorcerer 
      • Is a film about a mercenary with a three-bladed sword who rediscovers his royal heritage when he is recruited to help a princess foil the designs of a brutal tyrant, and a powerful sorcerer, in conquering the land
    • The Deathstalker
      • Was the first in a series of four films about the Deathstalker character and his adventures

Fantasy Genre


  • Definition: Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real-world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became literature and drama. From the twentieth century, it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, manga, and video games. Fantasy is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes, though these genres overlap. In popular culture, the fantasy genre predominantly features settings of a medieval nature. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy consists of works by many writers, artists, filmmakers, and musicians from ancient myths and legends to many recent and popular works. 


  • Top 3 Films

    • Detached

      • The Princess Bride

        • Is a fantasy adventure comedy film, adapted by William Goldman from his 1973 novel The Princess Bride, it tells the story of a farmhand named Westley, accompanied by companions befriended along the way, who must rescue his true love Princess Buttercup from the odious Prince Humperdinck. The film essentially preserves the novel's narrative style by presenting the story as a book being read by a grandfather to his sick grandson
      • Ladyhawke
        • A medieval fantasy about a young thief who unwillingly gets involved with a warrior and his lady that are hunted by the Bishop of Aquila. As he comes to know about the couple's past and secret, he finds himself determined to help them overcome the Bishop's oppressions, both in arms and in the form of a demonic curse.
      • Excalibur
        • Is an epic historical fantasy starring that retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table
    • Victus
      • MCU
      • Lord of the Rings
        • Set in the fictional world of Middle-Earth, the films follow the Hobbit Frodo Baggins as he and the Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, to ensure the destruction of its maker, the Dark Lord Sauron.
      • Harry Potter
        • The film’s chronicle the lives of a young wizard, Harry Potter, and his friends, all of whom are students at Hogwarts. The main story arc tells Harry’s struggle against Lord Voldemort


  • Top Honorable Mentions

    • Time Bandits

      • Is the first of a "Trilogy of Imagination", followed by Brazil, and ending with The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.  All are about the "craziness of our awkwardly ordered society and the desire to escape it through whatever means possible.  All three films focus on these struggles and attempts to escape them through imagination: Time Bandits through the eyes of a child, Brazil through the eyes of a man in his thirties, and Munchausen through the eyes of an elderly man.
    • The Secret of NIMH
      • The film is an adaptation of Robert C. O’Brien’s children’s novel Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH. The film follows the life of a widowed field mouse, Mrs. Frisby, who seeks the aid of a group of former lab rats and mice in rescuing her home from destruction by a farmer's plow. 

Sci-Fi Genre


  • Definition: It typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, time travel, parallel universes, fictional worlds, space exploration, and extraterrestrial life. It often explores the potential consequences of scientific innovations.  


  • Top 3 Films

    • Detached

      • Predator

        • Follows a leader of an elite military rescue team on a mission to save hostages in a guerrilla-held territory in Central America.  The team is stalked by a technologically advanced alien
      • Aliens
        • The film follows Weaver's character Ellen Ripley as she returns to the moon where her crew encountered the hostile Alien creature, this time accompanied by a unit of space marines. 
      • Star Wars
        • Star Wars was released in theaters in the United States on May 25, 1977. It earned $461 million in the U.S. and $314 million overseas, totaling $775 million. In 1989, it became one of the first films to be selected as part of the U.S. Library of Congress’s National Film Registry as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." Today, it is regarded as one of the most important films in the history of motion pictures. 
    • Victus

      • 1 - Star Wars
      • 2 - Star Trek
      • 3 - Avatar


  • Top Honorable Mentions

    • Back to the Future
    • Robocop
    • Star Trek

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S3E11 - Destiny Resurgence

In this episode: We cover the recent resurgence of players in the Destiny community, how the state of Destiny is keeping those players engaged, and finishing with the top things we are looking forward to when Shadowkeep hits in September

Show Notes

  • Resurgence - 
    • Since the release of Forsaken we have seen a steady decline in the want to play the game - a slight bump in players as new content was released but still a decline
    • But then 3 things took place that combined has revitalized the community to new levels.
      • 1.) Bungie split from Activision

        • This was a huge want from the community to finally split from the “greedy corporates” at Activision
        • Bungie is now free to build a game the way they want to
        • This does not mean Eververse will go away as to keep producing “free” content you need some way to keep the lights on
      • 2.) All new items and content announced for Shadowkeep
        • New Light

          • Some people may say that Free-to-play is a  sign of a game failing but the way that Bungie is implementing is more like a demo but people will still be able to play multiplayer with friends
        • Cross-Save
          • Every multi-platform game to date has wanted this.  We all have friends on different platforms and want to play with them without having to start over.  Cross-save fixes this and will be a continued plus for new players coming into Destiny.  
          • This also pairs REALLY well with Destiny 2 on Stadia too as we now have an on the go version of the game that we can just continue playing our characters
        • Transmogrification sorta - AKA Armour 2.0
          • Just yes - we finally get to wear the gear we want and slot the stats we want
        • Moon’s Haunted - Story
          • We are going back to the Moon!
          • Looks like we may go up against some ghosts of the past
      • 3.) Season of Opulence
        • The biggest item that has hit with this season has been the Menagerie.  A multi-boss raid-lite that has built-in matchmaking
        • Along with this, and with benefit from a bug, this event has been a go-to grind because of the loot rewards and the ability to craft the weapons how you want it giving the player just the right amount of control.
  • State of the Game
    • People are loving the grind for all things PVE
    • PVP is not in a horrible spot but still is rough
    • There is so much to do if you have not been keeping up and so much content to go through but almost all of it is really good and worth the work
    • So much lore to work through and very engaging storylines to keep up with 
    • -Personal Experience-
  • Tops items we are looking forward to - ERIS MORN!!!! & Cross-Save

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S3E10 - E3 2019 Review

In this episode, We are going to cover all things E3. Starting with the pre-E3 details of Stadia and our thoughts on it. We will work through each of the main conferences calling out our top moments and items that got us excited. Then we will wrap up this episode with our personal Best of E3.

Show Notes


  • Google and Stadia 
    • Baldur’s Gate 3
    • Destiny 2 - All content free 
  • EA Play 
    • Star Wars - Jedi Fallen Order 
  • Microsoft 
    • Project Scarlett

      • Next-gen Xbox console
      • Releasing 2020 holiday season
      • Able to do 8k and 120fps
      • Halo Infinite will be launching with the console
    • X-Cloud
      • Getting Console Streaming “AKA” Remote Play

        • Ability to stream your games off of your home Xbox One to anywhere starting in October
      • X-Cloud will be coming out later
    • GAMES
      • Revamped Battletoads
      • Halo Infinite - Releasing holiday 2020
      • Age of Empire II - 4k graphics and updated audio
      • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
      • Cyberpunk 2077 - Keanu Reeve
      • The Outer World
      • Borderlands 3
      • Elden Ring
      • Phantasy Star Online 2 
  • Bethesda 
    • Doom Eternal
    • Wolfenstein Youngblood
    • Commander Keen - RIP childhood memories
    • Ghostwire Tokyo
  • PC Gaming Conference - AKA the Epic Gaming Show

    • Spiritfarer 
  • Ubisoft 
    • Gods and Monsters
    • Watchdogs Legion - Beware Grandma
      • Not only is it set in London, but it gives you the ability to recruit and play as literally any person in the open world game
    • Ghost Recon - Breakpoint - Almost too much talk about that game 
  • Square Enix 
    • Marvel Avengers - Crystal Dynamics is at the helm of developing the game
    • Final Fantasy 7 Remake  
  • Nintendo 
      • Super Smash Bros new DLC character - Banjo---Almost the ultimate jabait happen
      • The Legend of Zelda - Breath of the Wild 2
      • The Legend of Zelda - Links Awakening
      • Super Mario Maker 2
      • Panzer Dragoon: Remake 
  • Contra: Rogue Corps 
  • Sega 
    • SEGA Genesis mini console coming September 2019 with mini-games like Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Earthworm Jim, Sonic the Hedgehog 1 & 2, Ecco the Dolphin and 35 more classic games

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S3E9 - Unlikely Allies

In this episode, we are going to cover the news about Microsoft and Sony recent team up and what this could mean for the future of the Console Wars. We will then discuss what our opinions are on the current status of Epic’s game launcher and the hate it receives. Lastly, we will wrap up this episode talking about some of the recent games we have been playing and what about each has kept us playing them.

Show Notes


  • Microsoft and Sony


    • It was announced in the previous week that Sony and Microsoft are working on AI and cloud technology
    • This move makes no sense due to the continue gaming war the two companies have been in.
    • ...then again it is possible Sony and Microsoft are wising up to what Google is planning to bring to the table.
    • When it comes to AI and cloud platforms Sony does not have either so it had to choose between the big 3 - Largest Amazon, Establish Microsoft, or the Youngin Google. It went with its mortal enemy
    • This move also took the PlayStation team by surprise but according to their leadership this has not changed any plans about their future console
    • We could be looking at the beginning of the end for console gaming.
    • We could be coming to a time when if you do want low latency input for competitive gaming then you buy a PC type device….if not you sign up for one of the game streaming services that will be available.
    • Microsoft console announcement could have some of the “cloud gaming attributes” as part of the architecture. - We shall see at E3
    • Side - note our next podcast will be an E3 pre-show where we will be talking about our expectation and wants to happen at this year's E3 
  • Epic 
    • Let’s set the scene - Stream has had a monopoly on the digital gaming distribution market and launcher since it’s launch in 2003.
    • For a while it was the only one launcher to rule them all - Steam had a monopoly when it came to a game launcher platform
    • Some popped up but those were only for their own launchers - Blizzard, Origin, Bethesda
    • Then Epic came along and decided to put their massive cash flow from Fortnite to use - Making a universal game launcher to compete with steam
    • Right out of the gate - it was a much better alternative for game developers as Epic would only take 12% compared to the current Steam rate of 30%
    • Some companies immediately started deployment of their game on Epic and Steam but at the same time Epic was immediately paying companies money to gain exclusive or limited exclusive rights
    • And this is where the controversy takes place
    • The hate against EPIC has been extreme….
    • Main points of “HATE” that Epic takes
      • “Unfair” Exclusives
      • The store has less function than Steam
      • Rumor of the “Less secure - security” platform
      • People have been used to the convenient monopoly the Stream produced
    • -Discussion-


  • What Have We Been Playing

    • Victus

      • Metro Exodus
      • Rage 2
    • Detached
      • Division 2

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S3E8 - Avengers Endgame Review

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 8 of the All Things Geekery Podcast – Avengers Endgame Review

In this episode, we are starting off with a spoiler-free review of Endgame for all those that have still yet to see the movie.  Then we will dive into some of the biggest scenes throughout the movie and what we thought of each. Wrapping up the podcast we will talk about our thoughts on what the future of the MCU could be.

Show Notes

Spoiler Free Review

  • Go see the movie! - Ok done
  • It is hard pressed to say that there could have been a better resolution to the end of the Infinity Saga.
  • Although the total run time is 3 hours, every minute was enjoyable and filled action and or interesting story
  • The movie is one of the best fan service movie created and that is not a bad thing

Lets talks scenes - SPOILERS

Before the Time Gap

  • Majority of the community was correct in that Endgame started right up where Infinity War stopped
  • We finally see why Hawkeye goes so far off the deep end - his ENTIRE family was dusted - that would break any man
  • How did Captain Marvel know to pick up Tony and Nebula? Did she go to Earth first and then head out?
  • Really impressed with how frail they made Tony look - Was not expecting Tony to be as beaten mentally as he was when they rescued him
  • The infinity stones were still usable??.....Until Thanos snapped them away...
  • Wow - they kill Thanos off in the first 30 mins
  • The Avengers were truly defeated

After Time Gap (Before Heist)

  • Each Avenger is coping in their own way - Almost every Avenger is broken - More so than others
  • Natasha is so desperate to get my to normalcy - She is now the leader of the remaining Avengers trying to get order in the world
  • Odd note here is you would think the world would be in worse shape than what it is in - but you know plot reasons
  • Pan to Scott’s van, which is now in the storage facility and we get to see the real hero of the movie - Splinter aka the random rat
  • Fortunately, Cassie was not dusted as that would have broken Scott and thus ended the story - but again plot reasons
  • Tony’s Family is probably wanna of the best and most heartfelt moments in the movie - It showed the full growth that Tony’s character has gone through since Iron Man 1
  • Fan service #3453 - Professor hulk - A brand new person that had both the memories of Hulk and Banner but acted more on the civilized Banner side
  • Thor “Big Lebowski” Odinson - Seeing the once mightiest Avenger reduced to self-pity and carelessness really brought home how much weight each of the Avengers put on themselves for not stopping Thanos - Thor more than anyone because he had the chance to stop Thanos and didn’t
  • Ronin/Hawkeye has gone off the deep end - He has become a no hold vigilante 

After Time Gap (The Time Heist)

  • Space, Time, and Mind - Cap, Banner/Hulk, Antman, Ironman

    • Right to the battle of New York and getting to see “America’s @$$”
    • Cap works for HYDRA?!?!?  JK but great call out to the Secret Empire comic
    • Loki stole the Space Stone?!?! - Well there goes that timeline
    • 1970 - Plan B - Tony and dad meet
    • The Sorcerer Supreme is in the movie!
  • Power and Soul - War Machine, Nebula, Black Widow, and Hawkeye
    • Nebula is part of a network?
    • Well dang now past Thanos knows of his future success and also Avengers attempt
    • We knew a sacrifice was going to be made and it was only perfect that Black Widow and Hawkeye went - from a story standpoint Black Widow dying made the most sense
  • Reality Stone - Thor and Rocket
    • They are going to extract it with a needle?!?!
    • Renna Russo AKA Frigga had the most lines in all of MCU
      • This is hopefully causing Thor to eat more salads
    • They used old footage of Natalie Portman
  • Infinity stones back together and Snap everyone is back just like that - kinda forgot it included birds too

The Final

  • Past Thanos comes to the future and immediately bombs the Avengers
  • Thor with Mjolnir and Stormbreaker???!!!???
  • How can 3 take on a world-conquering army??
  • “On your left”
  • Pepper as Rescue!
  • What are they going to do about his ship?? - oh Captain Marvel has it
  • Wonda almost single-handedly took out Thanos
  • Tony’s big sacrifice
  • Asgardians of the Galaxy

Future of MCU -

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S3E7 - Bad Dad Jokes & Star Wars

Welcome to Season 3 Episode 7 of the All Things Geekery Podcast – Bad Dad Jokes & Star Wars

In this episode, we are going to do something fun tonight. Throughout our podcast, we are going to throw out some Bad Dad Jokes. So those of you that appreciate a “bad” joke, these are for you.  Regarding topics, we will discuss what could be time period of the next Assassin's Creed Game. We will also delve into some troubling news from Bioware and how it might affect the next Dragon Age game. We will wrap up the episode talking about Avengers Endgame, The next Star Wars game Jedi Fallen Order, and our thoughts on Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker.

Show Notes

Assassin’s Creed Vikings Teaser

  • An unusual teaser in Ubisoft’s The Division 2, highlighted weeks after the game’s release, reveals that the next Assassin’s Creed game is all about Vikings
  • The teaser located within the Potomac Event Center.  There are numerous posters all over this event center, picturing what appears to be a Norse god or traveler adorned with the word Valhalla.  
  • What’s particularly interesting is that said traveler is holding what appears to be the Apple of Eden, a pivotal piece of technology in Assassin’s Creed lore.

Dragon Age 4

  • The upcoming fourth entry into BioWare’s Dragon Age series was reportedly rebooted in 2017 and is allegedly influenced by a canceled Dragon Age project the studio had potentially been working on since 2015.
  • reports that the current version of Dragon Age 4 began development under the codename Morrison while the canceled project was known by the codename Joplin. Morrison is reportedly being made on Anthem’s tools and codebase and is planned to have a “live service component” designed to sustain long-term gameplay and revenue. The current project is reportedly being made in BioWare’s primary Edmonton offices.
  • Some BioWare developers allegedly said it’s possible a Dragon Age game built on Anthem’s codebase could have an offline structure. However, it appears the game will likely be online-only, but could largely still be experienced by a single player. One individual close to the Morrison project says its main story will be designed as a single-player experience, and multiplayer elements would ideally keep players engaged for post-launch content.
  • If the report is accurate, project Morrison is Dragon Age 4: The Dread Wolf Rises. Dragon Age 4 was teased at The Game Awards 2018, accompanied by a BioWare blog post. Nearly a year before Dragon Age 4 was teased, BioWare’s Casey Hudson said the next Dragon Age game would be a live game, explaining "I think you’ll be relieved to see what the team is working on. Story & character focused. Too early to talk details, but when we talk about ‘live' it just means designing a game for continued storytelling after the main story."

Who Will Die In Avengers End Game

  • Avengers End Game releases April 26th
  • Who’s most likely to die in End Game
    • The community is heavily leaning towards Captain America for sure dying
    • Iron Man is in a close second
    • Who all do we think will die?

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

  • Announced in an episode of The Star Wars Show, an exclusive first look of Fallen Order will debut during a special panel on Saturday, April 13. The panel will feature a discussion revealing “never before heard details” ahead of the game’s release, which the hosts listed as Fall 2019. The game follows a Padawan that survived Order 66 and takes place shortly after the events Revenge of the Sith.
  • What would we like to see in the game
    • STORY, STORY, STORY - We need an amazing and engaging story that draws us into the Star Wars universe
    • We need true Canon - Don’t mess with the Star Wars Canon (Us LORE nerds need you to understand this)
    • Show us new things
      • New Worlds
      • New Weapons
      • New Races, People, Etc
    • FLYING - Let us take flight, jump into ships and space jump to another planet, or galaxy to meet new NPC’s and explore new missions!  GIVE US SPACE COMBAT!!!

Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker

  • Releases December 20th, 2019
  • JJ Abrams returns as director and co-writer - Originally Colin Trevorrow was hired to direct the film in 2015, but left the project late 2017 due to creative differences.   
  • The rise of Skywalker marks the third and final installment of the Star Wars sequel trilogy
  • Episode IX will pick up years after the events of the Last Jedi
  • Will we see Luke once more
    • What did he mean by “No One’s Ever Really Gone”?
    • Was this a warning of sorts
    • Was he trying to comfort Rey
  • What about Kylo Ren’s Helmet
    • Who is fixing Kylo’s helmet
    • What’s the significance of showing Kylo’s helm being fixed
    • Is Kylo still obsessed with his grandfather?  Is he having his Helm remade to hide his face? (SCAR) from lightsaber attack with Rey
  • The Wreckage of a Death Star
    • During the trailer we see the group of heroes come across what looks like the wreckage of a Death Star on a strange ocean planet
    • From the films to the books, there have been multiple Death Stars
    • Could this wreckage be from the Death Star that exploded around the forest moon of Endor?
    • Could we actually be seeing the planet Endor
    • We’ve never actually seen Endor in the movies, so we don’t have a way to visually compare the planet from the trailer to the canonical Endor
  • Return of Emporer Palpatine
    • Huge surprise at the end of the trailer
    • We are left with the ominous laugh of Emporer Palpatine
    • This leaves almost unlimited room for speculation
    • We all know the end of Return of the Jedi Vader tossed the Emperor down the reactor which we all took as his death
    • We never saw a body of the Emperor so did he really die
    • Palpatine was the student of Darth Plageuis - Was Palpatine “Darth Sideous” obsessed with eternal life like Plageuis was?  Could he have learned how to do something with the midi-chlorians to cheat death?

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