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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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S2E6 - Blaugust Reborn - The Mini Cast

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 6 of the All Things Geekery Podcast – Blaugust Reborn – The Mini Cast.

Today the Geeks, jump into the Blaugust Reborn event which is going through the entire month of August.

Victus and I jump in for a Q&A session about why we both got into blogging and podcasting. This is a much different episode from our usual setup, as we take a look at how our passions for content creations began.

We also jump in and give our feedback as mentors for the event and why this is one of the greatest communities we’ve ever had the chance to be a part of.

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S2E5 - E3 2018 - For The Gamer

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 5 of the All Things Geekery Podcast - E3 2018 - For The Gamer

Today the Geeks, jump into E3 and breakdown the conference and what we liked, and didn't like!  

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S2E4 - Avengers: Infinity War

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Welcome to Season 2 Episode 4 of the All Things Geekery Podcast - Avengers: Infinity War

***THIS EPISODE CONTAINS SPOILERS***

Today the Geeks, explore the cosmic universe of Avengers: Infinity War! We share our thoughts, favorite moments and all the things that blew our minds! Ten years in the making and 18 films later, the Russos give us everything a die hard Marvel fan could ever want! What surprised us the most, how do we dub this cinematic event, how do earth’s mightiest heroes respond? 

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S2E3 - Journey To Infinity War

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In this episode:

We cast our thoughts about the latest installement for the MCU and The Avengers Infinity War! We breakdown some of our favorite characters, delve into the Infinity Stones and talk predictions!

Show Notes:
- First off we discuss the Infinity Stones, and where they came from and what we did and didn't like about the MCU introductions vs. the comic introductions.  

- We take a quick look at the history of Thanos and breakdown where he came from and why he is trying to destory the universe!  

- We talk about our favorite Avengers! 

- We give our overall pre-review and predictions of what we think is going to happen in the film!  

 

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