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Episode 82: Retro Review: KotoR and KotoR II

We finish up our Road to SWCC series with a thoughtful look back at Knights of the Old Republic and Knights of the Old Republic II. We also take a look ahead at Jedi Fallen Order and the Vader AR game.

Outside Sources:

https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Darth_Nihilus

Episode 79: The Division 2 Full Review

Episode 78: The Division 2 Initial Gameplay

Joe and Jason welcome skynet and algorithm based overlords; Joe says people have to be better people; Crowley points out that Xbox doesn’t have VR by way of Nintendo Labo; Epic’s launcher is the most invasive program on your computer; and Jason let’s his Simpson’s flag fly.We then give an in-depth retro-review of Star Wars: Jedi Academy and end the show giving our impressions of the first few hours in The Division 2. 

OUTSIDE SOURCES:

https://bgr.com/2019/03/15/no-mans-sky-beyond-free-update-online-multiplayer/

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/15/18267821/valve-steam-review-bombing-policy-remove-score-count-moderation

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/16/18268890/valve-steam-user-tribute-new-zealand-shooter-removed

https://www.cnbc.com/2019/03/07/nintendo-unveils-cardboard-labo-vr-headset-for-the-switch.html

https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2019-03-16-valve-says-it-doesnt-want-epic-or-anyone-messing-with-steam-user-data

https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/03/16/the-simpsons-to-air-esports-episode-this-weekend

Episode 77: Retro Review Star Wars Bounty Hunter

We start our Road to Star Wars Celebration Chicago with a review of the PS2 classic Star Wars: Bounty Hunter. Before we jump into that, we discuss all the gaming news fit to discuss: Anthem making PS4’s try to off themselves, Nintendo telling game devs to tone down the money making, a long lost NES wrestling game, the ban hammer coming down full force in Apex Legends, the Division 2’s massive day 1 patch on the PS4, and Google’s possible streaming video game service. 

We also discuss the terrible and sick game Rape Day. We here at Bad Gamers Anonymous do not condone this type of violent and sick and twisted video game. We do believe that video game makers have the right to publish whatever they wish, even trash like this. We do, however, have strong and differing opinions on how Steam, and it’s parent company Valve, reacted to this game and the language they chose to use in their statement saying it would not appear on their platform. We realize that this may be a sensitive subject for some and warn our listeners to fast forward 10 or 15 minutes if you feel the need. As always, the opinions of the three hosts of Bad Gamers Anonymous are their own and do not reflect the opinions of Ear Glue Media.

OUTSIDE SOURCES:

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/4/18250433/anthem-ps4-crash-bricking-refund-sony

https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/03/09/respawn-has-banned-over-355000-pc-apex-legends-cheaters-since-launch

https://www.polygon.com/2019/3/4/18249837/apex-legends-50-million-players

https://www.gameinformer.com/2019/03/08/the-division-2-will-have-a-90-gb-patch-on-playstation-4-double-the-size-of-other

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/9/18257911/google-patent-game-controller-project-stream-streaming-service-render

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/sick-rape-day-video-game-sparks-global-outrage

Episode 76: The Division 2 First Impressions

Crowley and Joe give their first impressions of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 right after talking about the gaming news of the week. The PS Vita is being phased out, Horizon Zero Dawn hits 10 million copies sold, and Riot is trying not get sued. They then jump into the open beta of The Division 2 and give their take on whether you should pre-order, purchase, or pass. They also do a full review of Trials Rising…but honestly, only Joe cares.

OUTSIDE SOURCES:

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1094633/PS4-end-of-an-era-PS-Vita-PlayStation-5-rumours

https://www.polygon.com/2019/2/28/18244721/horizon-zero-dawn-sales-ps4

https://www.theverge.com/2019/3/1/18246622/riot-games-chief-diversity-officer-hire-sexism-allegations-toxic-culture

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/toejam-earl-sequel-brings-a-blast-from-the-past-to-older-gamers

https://comicbook.com/gaming/2019/03/03/anthems-ps4-amazon-price-drop/

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1094930/Red-Dead-Redemption-2-multiplayer-Shock-Red-Dead-Online-update-news

Episode 74: Crackdown 3 Full Review

This week we deep dive into Crackdown 3. Is it worth buying? Is it even worth playing on XBOX Game Pass? Jason and Joe get after while Crowley mocks them for doing anything with XBOX. We also take a look at the gaming news of the week: Including the layoffs at Activision Blizzard and how that may impact the forming of unions. “Quack Quack Motherduckers!”

OUTSIDE SOURCES:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/thr-esq/copyright-office-refuses-registration-fresh-prince-star-alfonso-ribeiros-carlton-dance-1186666?__twitter_impression=true

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/amp/thr-esq/copyright-office-refuses-registration-fresh-prince-star-alfonso-ribeiros-carlton-dance-1186666?__twitter_impression=true

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-direct-announcements-switch-news-and-game/1100-6464988/

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/2/12/18222489/booker-t-huffman-gi-bro-comics-activision-prophet-black-ops-4-copyright-lawsuit

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.theverge.com/platform/amp/2019/2/12/18222489/booker-t-huffman-gi-bro-comics-activision-prophet-black-ops-4-copyright-lawsuit

https://www.google.com/amp/s/arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/activision-blizzard-lays-off-775-people-after-record-results-in-2018/%3famp=1

https://ea-spouse.livejournal.com/274.html

https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/rockstar-spouse-accuses-dev-of-pushing-its-employees-to-the-brink

https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/20/17130056/telltale-games-developer-layoffs-toxic-video-game-industry

https://kotaku.com/an-open-letter-to-game-developers-from-americas-largest-1832652654

https://kotaku.com/evo-japan-cuts-sexual-dead-or-alive-6-stream-short-iss-1832654072

Episode 73: Show and Tell

This episode probably should have been titled “Show and Yell.” After discussing Activision Blizzard’s woeful financial situation, they go down the rabbit hole of whether game designers/creators should unionize. This rather lively discussion finally gets put to an end and the three of them review a couple of sniper mobile games, before reviewing separate games. Jason reviews Foundation. Joe reviews Apex Legends. And Crowley reviews Civilization VI. 

Outside Sources:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gamespot.com/amp-articles/xbox-live-coming-to-nintendo-switch-ios-and-androi/1100-6464772/
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2019/02/microsofts-xbox-live-is-coming-to-switch-ios-android/
https://www.cnbc.com/2019/02/07/activision-blizzard-has-lost-half-its-value-but-traders-positive-before-earnings.html
https://gamerant.com/apple-activision-acquire/
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/xbox-one-x-fallout-76-bundles-discounted-in-the-us/1100-6464775/
https://www.pcgamer.com/fallout-76-player-glitches-inside-sealed-vault-63-begs-bethesda-not-to-ban-them/

Episode 72: Kingdom Hearts 3 Full Review

This week we deep dive into Kingdom Hearts III, where Joe finds himself in a very negative state. We discuss the gaming news from around the web, and find out that Kotaku isn’t all bad…just 99.9% bad. We also take a look at Kingdom Come Deliverance 1yr later; a truly great game from a small studio.

Outside Sources:

https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/1080088/Switch-games-news-Legen-Zelda-Breath-of-the-Wild-Nintendo-Direct
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gaming/news/apple-plans-netflix-games-subscription-service-report-claims/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.techspot.com/amp/news/78514-metro-games-get-review-bombed-following-epic-store.html
https://www.polygon.com/2019/1/30/18203842/escape-from-tarkov-dmca-abuse-el-dee-eroktic-battlestate-absolutsoft
https://kotaku.com/anthems-fragmented-launch-risks-ruining-what-makes-onli-1832245618
https://kotaku.com/what-i-learned-from-watching-a-great-deal-of-overwatch-1831462681
https://www.polygon.com/deals/2019/1/29/18202687/humble-bundle-ps4-indie-games-double-fine-layers-of-fear-charity
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2019/02/02/kingdom-hearts-3-is-a-technical-disappointment-on-the-xbox-one-and-ps4-consoles/#33d33647282b