With Raph in the control booth, it’s a full house in the studio this week! As of late Matt was on a boat without wifi, Jeremy is excited about new Rock Band DLC, Warren gives LittleBigPlanet 3 a go, Ian attempts to Race the Sun, it’s all Hearthstone all the time at Corey’s abode, Andrew’s still drooling at the gorgeous Far Cry 4, and Mathew’s been into the D lately (namely Destiny and Dota 2) and alpha testing his card game.
Happy New Year! It’s our lead off show of 2015 and we’re forced to record via Skype due to some rough weather. We review what captured our gaming attention during the holiday break.
It’s hard to believe we’re at the end of another year! It’s a full house in the studio this week as we talk about our favourites and although there are many similar picks, we also had a decent number of unique choices from the past twelve months of gaming.
It’s always big news around the clubhouse when there is something new for Hearthstone. This week we dive into the Goblins vs. Gnomes expansion that dropped on Monday. In addition to that, we talk about lots more including League of Legends, AC: Black Flag, Injustice: Gods Among Us, PvZ: Garden Warfare, Fibbage, Minecraft, MTG, Lego Batman 3, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack, Guacamelee and Titan Attacks.
Corey plays Vainglory for iOS while we record this week’s show. It takes the best from League of Legends and Dota 2, features a single lane, is fairly simple, and lots of fun. Warren’s been playing GTAV on the PS4 with its sweet graphical updates and first-person mode. He’s also still into Shadow of Mordor and picked up Super Smash Bros on Wii U along with DK and Starfox Amiibos. It’s fun to watch the AI learn your play style and force you to become a better player. Matt has been into more Hearthstone and Corey played Shadow of Mordor on PC and on mobile he downloaded Mage Gauntlet and Dr. Who: Legacy.
Project Play was held this past Sunday at the Western Fair District in London, ON and we discuss how awesome it was!
Mathew and Andrew are at Disney this week with their families so we decide to play Castle of Illusion for the Sega Genesis. Ian talks more Blobs and tells us about Luftrausers on PS3. Corey’s still into the analog gaming having picked up a preconstructed Commander deck for MTG. He also tells us of microtransactions in Spellfall. Also addressed is the current glitch-fest known as Assassin’s Creed: Unity.
Warren’s nephew joins us this week to play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare during the show. Gaming this week includes Diablo III, TowerFall, F1 2012, Black Tower Enigma, Heroes of the Storm, Borderlands: the Pre Sequel, Dungeons and Dragons 4e (tabletop), Retry, The Witcher 2, Brave Frontier and more!
We break out Mike Tyson’s Punchout this week after some inspiration from Mike Tyson himself. After some help from a code, the final match goes about as well as one would expect. In other gaming, Corey picked up Marvel Dice Masters: Uncanny X-Men, made by the company responsible for Quarriors. It features similar mechanics but with more straightforward scoring. He also hosted a MTG draft (Khans of Tarkir expansion) with Robbie, Mathew, Jeremy and Mary. Matt got some more Hearthstone action going having good luck with his Paladin deck. Warren was in NYC last week and fills us in on his trip to the Nintendo Store, Smash Bros (3DS), played The Silent Age and updates us on the new Archwing in Warframe. Ian has been into more euchre (analog and digital) and dusted off Guardians of Middle Earth. Sadly, it has been cut off from PSN and the game servers have been shut down.
We’ve got four in the studio this week and, in fact, there was more analog gaming than digital to discuss. Mathew learned how to play euchre pre-show, gave two talks at the Forest City Comicon and put a bit more time into Dota 2 and League of Legends. Ian has been busy readying his band’s upcoming EP and managed to play some euchre as well. Corey spent some more time in Mordor but much of his free time this week went into preparing for the MTG tournament at the Forest City Comicon. Matt has been grinding away at Hearthstone and gives us some Fitbit impressions.