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Hello, everybody welcome to another episode of the video games now podcast. It’s Rodney joined in studio by Cole and we’re six feet away from each other.
It’s creepy. We’re looking right into each other’s eyes.
Yeah. Alright guys so getting you through another week of the Heineken virus
getting me through another week of the Heineken virus.
Yeah, crazy man and I’m moving next week. Cole is helping.
Okay, yeah, I was gonna make a joke but yeah, I’m helping.
So might be a slight delay to the podcast next week, but maybe not because we ordered the internet guy right away.
nice. That’s a good move. I never did that. When I moved. It was always like a week later. You got to wait for it.
Oh, he’s coming at like 4pm on the day. We’re moving in.
Oh, you can hear that now.
Yeah, cuz it’s pointing straight down.
No, I know. I just usually do that at home when you can’t hear. But now that I’m here getting a little extra for the people.
Yep. All right. So today we’re going to talk about some Nintendo Direct news from March 26. I will say 2016. Oh, going back in time,
bro back before the Heineken virus
before I read a funny thing on Facebook. It’s like if somebody came to you as a time traveler 10 years ago, and told you all the shit that has happened in 2020. So far, you’d be like, dude, get the fuck away from me.
Yeah, I would not believe it for a second.
No. And then we’ll finish off the podcast with the 10 best post-apocalyptic games on the Steam Store. And that’s all coming up right now.
All right, everybody. Welcome to the show. And talking about the Nintendo Direct and Cole is having a good time in my house sitting over there.
Having a good time. Like I say, we’re just sitting here holding hands, watching YouTube
touching each other’s faces.
Yeah, that’s what you do during this pandemic time. Because if you want coronavirus, get it in your eyes. That’s the best eyes and mouth.
Okay, out of all things aside, Trump has had the most quotable shit ever
this entire been trying to ignore it like it’s just it’s so bad.
The best Trump quote so far is people are dying who have never died before.
Well in the man’s not wrong, you know? Gotta say it how it is.
Yeah. And I like on the day that the US past China and the most confirmed cases of coronavirus. He’s like yeah, we’ll be opened by Easter.
Yeah, we’ll get the economy back up and running.
Yeah, it’s gonna be bad. He’s entertainment. All right. So let’s talk about this Nintendo Direct here. So Bunch of there’s a remaster coming out of Xenoblade Chronicles definitive edition. And it’s probably gonna play a fucking video.
Oh, there we go.
Anyway So I love that so
like there’s Nintendo’s really good they did that for like Wii that we would like to play and then what was the Wii U one?
I said how memorable they are now in can’t remember what it was. Oh, I can’t
I never saw a fucking commercial for the Wii U
Really? Yeah, I think they do a good job. They’re really thinking hook. Yeah, very memorable. Yeah.
So yeah, let’s learn more. Motherfucker.
And then more I Nintendo drives me crazy because I want to play all these Nintendo games. Yeah, but they’re all 80 bucks. I know every single one of them.
I know. speaking of that, I just released a video on our YouTube page. Why game? Why are games so expensive?
Yeah, why would I want to know? I’m gonna watch it right now. I’ll see you guys after the podcast.
Yeah. All right. join the fight between man and machine and the definitive edition of this critically acclaimed RPG discover the origins of Shulk as he and his companions clash against seemingly unstoppable mechanical menace will the future seeking blade chain attacks together and carefully position your party members in strategic real-time combat as you journey across a massive world? Did you play this game? Cole?
played it a little bit. The most I know about this game is three Super Smash playing Shulk. But I like I said I really wanted to play it, but it was 80 bucks and I’m not made of cash.
No, not anymore.
Yeah, I played Xenoblade Chronicles X on the Wii U. and I enjoyed it until it got super super grindy. Like, you went to the next area, and everybody out leveled you by like 15 levels. You’re like, what? And you’re just getting fucking murdered in cold blood. And you had to go back to the area where you were at least five levels ahead of everybody. To like grind the level up so it’s just such a slow painful grind.
I heard that Yeah, like you can drop right into these areas where the guys are like 100 levels higher than you and you just have to not go there and yeah you’ve grinded all your way up.
Yeah. But I didn’t have an option It was like stay where I was or go to the next area which I was allowed to go to and not die but I died still.
In your opinion, is it possible if you got super lucky or you were really good? Could you kill those things that were five levels higher than you and go up that way? Or is it pretty much impossible? Oh,
oh, it’s been so long since I played it but I just felt completely powerless. Like I couldn’t no matter what I did I would get just fucking murdered. Like you mean it’s like Dark Souls hard like you make one wrong move and you’re dead and you’re dead. Oh, yeah. Cool. And you have any of your party members right so there so it’ll be you and like maybe three other people and you got to try to like it’s like Monster Hunter essentially, like take down this giant fucking beast. I
was gonna say watching it or looking at it looks like a little bit more. cartoony version of Monster Hunter and I love me some Monster Hunter. I’ve actually gonna get back into that here recently.
Yeah, what I did like about the game was the…
Super Smash Brothers map. We had some pictures. Yeah, yeah.
Yeah, what I like about it is the visuals is gorgeous makes it look like you’re in such a vast world. And the world is actually quite vast.
Thank God. Japanese character one generic Japanese character too. Yeah, in Shulk.
I saw I meme, it was an anime and it was in a classroom. And it’s like, I wonder who the main character is. And it’s like, the main characters got the most ridiculous hairstyle the ridiculous clothes and everyone else’s like fucking cut from the same stone.
Yeah. Oh, yeah.
I love the big anime hairstyle. It’s dope.
Yeah. So there’s a boss. Oh, yeah. Super cool. And so this is this I think is not x. Or did I say it was x? You know, it’s just the original Xenoblade Chronicles definitive of addition. So, x is the sequel, I think.
Yeah, very machine. You know my opinion about fight machines.
What game was that?
That’s only $60
so cheap. What game was maybe it was this game? I can’t remember where you’re stuck inside a dome like your human race is living on a dome. And is that
No, no. They’re living in a dome. I think it’s Chronicles X. I can’t fucking remember. But yeah, you’re living in a dome and there’s different districts. And you can go do jobs throughout the district. But you can get in these machines or sorry, the suits, and then leave the dome and go fight monsters. That’s cool. I think that’s x.
I like that. I like small safe areas and then a lot of not safe. Yeah, I think that’s what’s good about Breath of the Wild Yeah, there’s like little towns but there’s so much like wilderness and unexplored.
Yeah, I want to play Breath of the Wild again. I’ve been fuckin hankering but I want to obliterate my mind and play it again for the first time because I feel like it’s like been ruined. No,
that’s one of the games where you’re like, this is so beautiful. Yeah, the first time we’re playing it. Yeah, escaping the tutorial area and flying down and being this is my world now
and it’s not like I can just not play the game for like 20 years and then play it again for the first time. Like you can’t win some games. Yeah, cuz like I was so invested in this game.
That’s like how you are with like, I wish I could erase my brain and play Majoris mask are Ocarina of Time again.
Yeah, but they’re just like they’re in there or even the sailing
Wind Waker. That’s an interesting topic. Because I wonder because I, I’m not pissing on Ocarina of Time, everyone says it’s the best game of all time, I think that’s just stuck in their mind because of the experience they had when they first played it.
I played it again. On 3ds
3ds Yeah, and I loved it. I love Yeah,
I mean, it’s a good game. you know,
but it holds up I wouldn’t say it’s the best game of all time now. Yeah, it definitely still holds up.
Yeah, yeah. So I wonder if we had people play it again for the first time now, like today, having been a game for whatever 22 years now. Yeah. And see if they have the same opinion. That’s good. Yeah.
Yeah, man, whoever wants to play? Let us know. Yeah, we’ll be you’ll be our guinea pigs we’ll experiment
we’ll interview the people that are like just this it’s the goat man it’s the fucking goat to
I’m interested and I’m interested to hear what you guys have to say so bad maybe jump on our discord or whatever mentioned this topic from the podcast. what you guys think that’d be an interesting video actually. To have a chance to talk to like for people that like are diehard fans. Yeah. And then Have a couple people play it for the first time and be like, why do you think like, sorry, having them had played another Zelda game like Breath of the Wild? That’s kind of an unfair advantage though.
Yeah, just 22 years different technology. But yeah.
All right. So Xenoblade Chronicles, definitive edition will be released on May 29. This year and it’s a 14-gigabyte size. So get that download right away. Well, I find with Nintendo like there’s never you never have to worry about updates. It just happens.
Yeah, Xbox and PlayStation. gotta figure that out. Because you’re always like, I’m gonna play this game. Oh, a massive update. Yeah. Didn’t go during the automatic update.
Yeah. I don’t know if my switch ever turns off.
Yeah, it’s gonna look like I’ve played Pokemon sword and shield for like, eight weeks straight. Yeah, this stays on.
All right. These following games are coming to the Nintendo Switch. We got Bioshock the collection
Dope I love me some Bioshock
Oh, hang on I got to verify my age Nintendo doesn’t believe that I’m almost 30
Well, I mean you’re a child, but
you’re almost there
kitty Bioshock collection is also available May 29. And there’s always a lighthouse. There’s always a man and there’s always a city. Well, I could probably say that way better. Do it. There’s always a lighthouse. There’s always a man. And there’s always a city. And he said Man was good, man. But, man,
I remember when Bioshock first came out. I was a little kid and my cousin was my big video game inspiration. And he was like, oh, there’s this game coming out with big daddies and little sisters. And I was like, dude, you’re crazy. Like that sounds not real. And then he showed me the trailer and I was like, dang. Son, playing this game.
Experience the unforgettable world and monumental stories of the award-winning Bioshock series with Bioshock. The collection journey to the cities of Rapture and Columbia across Bioshock remastered Bioshock two remastered and Bioshock Infinite the complete edition including all single-player add on content, fight for your life and outsmart your enemies but be it deep beneath the waves or high above the clouds.
You want a good story? Bioshock one story. Oh, yeah.
So good. Have you played? I have not played
but I saw you play it.
Yeah, I was on episode four without dying. And then I died. And I was like, Can I stitch this together? No, I can’t. Because if you die, right, like there’s a machine so when you die, they like make a copy of you and put it in the machine and then you come out but you get an achievement for never using the copy machine. So when you die rather than using the copy machine, you just reload your last save. And I was at the end of the level and I didn’t save it. Put me all the way back to the beginning of the level. So I was going to do this thing where I like rewound everything and I had to play through it again, like I had this little editing trick I was going to do, right, but I also had to reboot the entire level. And it kind of crippled me a little bit. So
yeah, that’s crippling,
but I will get back on it. Now’s the perfect time to do it. Yes. Bioshock is fantastic.
Good stuff. All right. The other thing coming is Borderland’s legendary collection, which does not excite me one bit.
I got to get back into Borderlands. Adam Terry berry said he played with me because he’s a big Borderlands fan. And it’s definitely a game you want to play with. Friends? It’s a friendly game.
Yeah, I don’t know. It just wasn’t doing it for me. Kitty. What are you doing? You’re just fucking attacking that fucking door.
never see Katie play that much. But yeah, it’s definitely a looter shooter. The one thing that drives me crazy about games is the big red health bar above enemies like even like little enemies and you like shoot it down. I just saw That takes me out of the story like I, I like playing games with no heads up display or anything just Yeah, get immersed but that’s like,
have you played Doom yet? Now? Maybe we’ll let you play in a level or two.
Yeah, here. I see your switch up there.
Well, it’s on my Xbox.
I see your Xbox up there.
Okay, so Borderlands two are sorry, Borderlands legendary collection. Coming up May 29, as well.
The developer turn me up games turn me up.
It sounds very Borderlands II.
Yeah, a little bit. Next, we have XCOM two collection
x calm, give it to you.
And okay, so let’s click on this and have a look. Oh, it’s an alien-looking game.
Let’s say this strategy game. It’s like
I don’t know how to say it’s like a bird’s eye view. Look down. You have a team of like four and it’s a great game. You get to move your character and you’re in like a neighborhood and shoot aliens.
Yeah, okay, that’s cool. The description says ignited global resistance and reclaim Earth from alien occupation in XCOM. Two on Nintendo Switch. The XCOM two collection includes an award-winning strategy game XCOM to four DLC packs. And the War of the chosen expansion all in one package, activate one of the additional contents DLC or and the expansion or just play the bases. So
if you think about, like, okay, let’s say aliens came to earth and they attacked her. Do you think there would be a section of aliens who were like people alone
and like, showing me I don’t think
I think they would leave those type of people back on their home planet because you’re like, no fucking we’re attacking her Fuck off.
Interesting. Oh, yeah, I guess it’s not like aliens that just travel around in spaceships. They actually have a whole planet Yeah. Like the military, it’s like, when we say to our military leave this country alone,
they wouldn’t. The mothership that would be in space would probably have those people on them. But the people that would come down to earth would not be those type of people.
Yeah, I see. But wouldn’t they try to when they try to like, they would be like the militia the resistance in the aliens, like the arbiter from Halo kind of thing, you know, they’d come down and see like, these people are fucking terrible, but not as bad as you know. And I love that too. When people are like, oh, when aliens come, they’re gonna look at us and be like, we’re so bad. What makes the aliens so good? Why are they so perfect? Why are they fighting each other? You know? That makes sense. Yeah. We got a lot of alien opinions. We’re gonna do an alien podcast.
Yeah, there’s a lot of theories and stories and stuff that I’ve read and watched. Yeah, pretty. I’m pretty deep in the alien world.
Good. We’ll do that. We’ll put a pin in that Alien podcasts coming out soon. Patreon only now.
Yeah. All right, so that’s XCOM two, which also gets released on May 19. So if you have nothing to do on May 19 here’s four different games that are coming out for you to play. Alright for new all adventures in-game from Square Enix,
I think Square Enix. Yeah, learn some more.
Bravely Default two is coming out this year at some point the demos out
that might be a little bit too Japanese for me.
It just JRPG Yeah, it’s a turn-based monster game. I actually really liked the first one. I never finished it though. I probably got 70% of the way through it. I had a lot of fun doing it. So Excuse me. So Excuse me. So in Bravely Default one, it was on the 3ds. So you had the main game and then you had a separate world that was overrun by monsters and the world. You cleaned up the village and fought the monsters while by getting was by getting spot passes. So it would cost like 10 spot pass type like people to fight a monster or to do a specific job or whatever. So you had to like go out and just get a million spot passes to fucking do that. So but I never gotten enough SWAT passes to actually take full advantage of that mode. Like I never got to go to any events or anything like that. So I would get like the odd one or two if I went took my 3d so when I went shopping or something
else, you gotta walk around with the 3ds
Yeah, didn’t you ever do that?
Yeah, I did that for like smash when you What is it when you find people on the street and he hit him with your little marble? There was like a marble smash game. Oh, yeah. And you get to collect people. You walk around and then you collect people’s marbles. And then he drops him in the arena and he hit the marbles at people.
Okay, yeah. So, yeah, that’s the 3ds when he walked around, if it detected another 3ds nearby, you would just do a quick swap of information. And then there’s like little mini-games you can play on the 3ds. Yeah. and shit like that. So
yeah, which is an interesting feature, but it’s funny how the switch has totally just killed the portable console. portable console portable Gameboy.
Yeah, you just get it on the switch now. Yeah. Well, this switch doesn’t really have a feature like that does it?
No, but you can take it anywhere. You will. Yeah,
I thought they would. I actually really liked that feature about the 3ds honestly. Alright, so Bravely Default to step into a brand new world with four brand new heroes a new world A new story, all-new heroes of light await in the original RPG experience arriving on the Nintendo Switch system in 2020. The successor to the original a de Bravely Default game comes from the team that brought you to brave the deep-felt series and octo path traveler features music from Remo Sound Horizon or link horizon accompany composer with the Bravely Default soundtrack. doesn’t have a release day yet, but it’s this year until it gets pushed like every other game. You know, I’m shocked we haven’t heard about any delays and consoles or anything yet. Hey FOSS got caught on my microphone. Your pilot headphones. Yeah, we couldn’t find my other set of headphones that I’ve always had here around the studio.
Ronnie’s flying headphones and they’re massive. And it’s like a suction cup on the side of my head. So disoriented.
Alright, so Pokemon sword and shield expansion pass. Yes. I’ve been ripping in the sword and shield lately. I crushed that campaign. Yeah.
I have a Galit Aryan Slowpoke.
Yeah, you told me that,
but I haven’t evolved yet. It’s at a level like 75 because I send out my Pokemon on jobs. Yeah, now this job feature I the more jobs you do, the more jobs you get. So I just send my Pokemon on jobs every time I can. And all my Pokemon are level like 75 but none of them have evolved so I just take them out once I put them into one battle and then they evolve all the way up into my out there we go now because I’m trying to complete the poker next right?
Yeah, I should probably do that too.
Yeah just put them on jobs just throw them in a job yeah, it takes 24 hours you know once a day just kind of check out your poker jobs are doing swap them output some more in
Nice. Let’s listen to it buddy has to say about the expansion pass here.
We talked about
which one are you more excited for?
I don’t know.
kind of was except more excited for the love armor but in the crown tandra you can catch all the Reggie’s.
Yeah, I think I’m more for the veggies than the birds honestly. Get ready is gonna be cool.
Going. Yeah. to like go to the temple and do the things in the temple and all you have to do puzzles like it I think so. Oh, I know. So at least that’s what it looks like from an earlier trailer like you see the Ranger rocks and register deal coming out of their tombs so that’d be dope.
Oh, that I told the story before on the podcast but the original time but you caught the Reggie’s in Ruby Sapphire and had the Braille puzzles and I’m like, I’m gonna figure out how to read Braille without looking it up. Because I was like, this is just
rock hard. Yeah, maybe they’ll do another Braille puzzle. Yeah, but I’m trying to beat the game and complete the poke at x before the new expansion comes out. But yes, I want to be like ready to tackle it as if I’m like, I’ve conquered this region. What is next for me? Yeah. Because they’re adding 200 new Pokemon right with it. But that’s just for both expansions as not 200 for one and 200 for the other I think. I think it’s Yeah, I’m sure they’ll have 100 each, which is lame. They should just add all mall. Give me 900
yeah I’m excited for this I’ll play it actually really enjoyed sword and shield other than how fucking hand holding it was
oh my god it’s terrible it’s so easy is actually I lost to the dragon trainer I was telling you from stupid shit because I have to beat three double battles where it’s like you fight a trainer and he has four dragon Pokemon see if like two of them and then you find two more and then another trainer comes out you fight two of them and two more and then a third trainer and then you go straight into the battle afterward. Yeah, so to Pokemon left and I wiped his whole team and his last Pokemon with its last attack. If I attack first I would have won. And if he attacked first he would have won and he attacked first and I lost fuck yeah, so I was like, Oh good. I gotta do this again now.
won’t beat him again. Here’s how the difficult thing should work. It should be like a beginner, intermediate and Or maybe it’ll be like broken down into actual Pokemon game so we’d like school kid
it’ll know what’s medium
maybe mediums like a strainer and then or just Pokemon trainer and then a strainer would be like the hardest one but the difficulty that can be like if the hardest one there’s no XP all but no one or earns a shocking yeah it looks like the old school one yeah yeah that’s how it should be
because that would make it hard I think you can turn that off though I think you could turn XP share off okay or you could in previous games
yeah I know but this one
or you have to unlock team share and you know like after you’ve eaten like four or five Gym Leaders or like I give you XP share and then that helps you from there but this was just like, here’s the bike here’s the XP share. Here’s the fast travel here’s some revives here’s some potions
you right off the beginning Yeah,
here’s cooking here’s all the Pokemon in the game in one area. Yeah. Yeah, I did like the feature
where you will encounter you can encounter Pokemon that were much stronger than all of yours and you couldn’t do anything. Yeah,
very strong looking. Yeah.
A rather strong looking onyx that will end your fucking day.
I wanted to steelix now as I was like, going after the steelix and I could never it was always too strong.
Anyways, yeah, so
let’s see what else this guy has to say about the expansion pass.
kung fu Ah, nailed it.
So I like how he’s like, welcome to the dojo. Here’s a legendary Pokemon like what I
know right? And then but you only get one so you have to trade for the other one.
Is there another one?
Yeah, there’s just the one but he evolves into one of two things. Oh, I see. And you can only pick one of the two to evolve him.
How does it determine what evolves to you like
it’ll tell you but there’s two gyms that you have to fight and if you beat the one gym, he evolves into a water type and if you beat the other one he evolves into dark.
Okay, let’s listen
was right darkness.
These decisions are my hardest in the game of this. This is the first legendary that actually evolves to, and that’s gonna be one of the Smash past characters fucking better be I hope so that would actually be a dope Pokemon to have, you know?
See, I think it would be in the term in the sense of Smash Brothers. If those two evolutions were Mega Evolutions, and then you could decide which one you mega vol two in the game. That’d be cool. That’d be super cool, but
obviously they can’t break out choices. Yeah, but yeah, I think that’s my predictions for smash characters is going to be kabu
kabu sounds good. All right, see what else he has to say. Yeah.
I got one of them is just a friggin sniper yeah up in the bell tower just crazy yeah let’s drummer a sniper and a soccer player and all walks of life
so we’ll just skip ahead here because you guys can actually see the abilities
oh so that so so fucking sturdy is not a thing anymore when you use your abilities that’s cool
Oh fucking Thank God
my personality is so lame because my trainer card sucks
yeah that was another big issue I had with sword shield was it was talking about how much customization you have over your character but like every shop so with
with 10 different colors yeah thanks I like the backpacks are kind of cool there’s all the different colors and you change your socks and stuff but yeah
all right, we’re 30 minutes into this good ship.
But anyway, we’ll find it we’re not too long here on this video and then we’ll move on
there you have it. Hey, that hats look I hate that hat.
Yeah, the gangster hat the brim Hi.
Yeah, I bring high brim
fucking t-shirts are cool though with the sword on it. Yeah.
Oh, and the shield. Look at that.
I really like the format of the game in terms of how it like makes battling like a huge event. Like I I love that. Oh, yeah. And everybody is freaking out.
Yeah, but on the when we first talked about this, we thought how just making giant Pokemon was kind of stupid. Yeah, I want to go back and listen to that podcast and listen to what our ideas were to make the Make Pokemon more interesting because I think we had some good ideas.
Yeah, I still don’t like dynamaxx
is like yeah, it’s super that you can only do like once per battle.
Well not only that it just makes every battle you do fucking predictable it’s like oh no he’s gonna die in the
end Exactly. Yeah, I agree.
So, okay I clicked on this because it piqued my interest but now I’ve immediately lost interest. So it’s what is it called? Someone’s hiring no experience necessary was the title which sounds like a film? Yeah, and it’s a game called Good job bumbling employee meets office theme puzzles hilarity ensues
I’ll turn the music back up. Oh yeah, buddy.
As the clumsy child of a CEO, you must climb the corporate ladder, one office theme puzzle at a time complete the puzzles in multiple ways as you experience with the interactive environments are direct can be wheeled gently through the electric door or catapulted through a wall soul toll or tumble your way to sort of toe say so toll your way to the top of maker your father proud by throwing your projector through the wall apparently
it’s a very Japanese game. That sounds very Japanese make it look he’s cleaning
up a mess
make your father proud.
Don’t fire me. Don’t send that projector too hard through the wall. Yeah.
You dishonor? No.
It was the publisher
the publisher is Paladin studios. And this is released four days ago. So you want a puzzle game on the switch? It’s $20. So there you go. While you’re hunkered down from Heineken virus, you can play some good job and still work. I
can see the work. I can still have a job.
Thank god we’re not playing Ico right now. Oh, man.
Han has been like, I want to play you again. And I’m like, I can’t Yeah, I can’t go back to Work Yeah, I can’t
or anymore. But it’s good shit. I like that game. It’s super fun. I want to get back into it but not now. Yes, I’m a little bit more relaxing.
Totally not like CPUs, which we’ll get into later. Oh, man.
All right, so that seems to be the end of Oh, yeah, one more thing, which Super Smash Bros ultimate news approaches. So there’s another fighter coming at the end of June. It’s from the arms series. But it didn’t say who it was.
Yeah, and it said, these fighters got long arms, so it’s going to extend the release time.
Or some jokes like that. Some pun? Yeah.
It’s gonna extend our development time.
I don’t get about the new Smash. It became a meme where it’s it showed like a character and it said Like a blip about the character, you know, it’s like,
it’s how they actually did it. But then it became a meme where they were like Shrek
the steps out of his swamp or something.
Exactly. And then he would do that with all these characters. And in the new Super Smash Brothers, it just says for all the characters, new challenger approaching, or when this character joins the fight, that’s it. That’s all it says. I’m like, why didn’t they like really dive into the Oh, yeah. For every character somebody new? Oh, yeah, I agree. But they didn’t do that. missed opportunity. Total missed opportunity.
All right. So let’s talk about stuff we’ve been playing lately. So I think we’re almost at the end of this playlist. Oh, no, I’ll take us to the podcast anyways. Call of Duty. Well, yeah, I’ve been playing Call of Duty but no one’s ever fucking online when I want line and I’m like, I’ll play like two multiplayer games. And I’m like, Fuck this. I don’t wanna play anymore.
Yeah. I’ve been getting my ass kicked it’s like if you’re it’s gotten to the point where it’s weeded out all of the really bad players. Yeah. And then all of them medium bad players which is myself have nobody to be better with so I just get stomped into the ground every game I’ll get I’ll go positive with like 25 kills and 10 deaths and still come in last and everybody on the opposing team is all positive and I’m like how is everybody on the whole score positive and I meant the bottom Yeah, doesn’t make any sense yeah
yeah then I go like one killing 10 deaths
so I finally played plunder oh yeah and which is now called blood money so you get kills for everybody you kill to
Blood Money is a dope name
but I can’t fucking stand that mode like everybody starts with their loadout right you don’t have to find to get a load Oh drop and get your loadout and all that shit Everyone starts with a loadout. And they’re responding. So you just have to wait like 30 seconds and then you just respond back in. But then it’s like, oh, I gotta go help my team and you drop in and as you’re parachuting in every fucking everybody in their grandma’s dog who’s camping on a rooftop, like, Hey, I got a parachute and they fucking kill you. And you’re like,
Can I park and play the game, please? Okay, you’re trying to land with your team. And now everybody knows where your team is? Yeah. So I play hardcore, too. And the war zone is not hardcore. And plus, you have body armor and everything, obviously. So it’s like, and I’m good at hitting the first about five shots. And then after that, my accuracy has just gone to shit. Yeah, I’m just like, boom, boom, boom. armors gone. And then I miss everything and they dropped me. Yeah, I’m kind of bad.
Yeah, see with Warzone when you get responded back in from gulag, or you get bought back or whatever, when you fly and like there’s so many other parameters that players are paying attention to like, where the circle is, is and where the storm is and where the
contract XR and yeah
shopping cart but in Blender literally you’re only killing people for money and then so people are just camping on a rooftop and just picking up all the parachute dudes and then their teammate on the ground. Oh cool. Collect all the money and all the shit.
Cool here you go, Ronnie. How about don’t die?
Yeah, I’m just joking. Like I could not die too. Yeah. I much prefer Warzone Yeah, whereas I was great. Yeah, so yeah, so I’ve been playing that I’ve pretty much completed Doom Yeah, yeah, and there’s one enemy that I can’t fucking stand and it’s the Marauder he’s so fucking cheap I can’t even put it into words like everything else about the game is super fair like all the enemies are really easy to take down if you use the right weapons in the right strict strategies, but it’s just the way they the enemies they put in the same room and they all combo really
nicely. Like one guy needs a machine gun. One guy needs a shotgun in there together. So you got it.
Yeah, exactly. But this fucking piece of shit. Like I can’t even describe Okay, so he has a, an axe that he can throw, it’s like a laser axe or something. So it’ll travel through the air as a straight line like a kind of wider attack. It looks like a slice, but it like rotates. So you have to try to shoot it out of the air. No, you have to get the fuck out of the way. And then it sticks into the wall and explodes or it sticks into you and explodes nice. And if you get too close to him, he will shoot you with a shotgun.
That’s super powerful. And then on top of that, he blocks every single shot, you put Adam, and until there’s one moment when his eyes flatscreen when he’s about to attack, that’s when he’s vulnerable. So then you shoot them and then he stun for like a half a second and then he starts blocking all your shit again. And then on top of that, there’s two other things that pissed me off about him. He has this fucking dog that he can summon, and the dog can run faster than you even if you’re like moving at full speed like you all the dashes and stuff that I was talking about in the last podcast, and like you’ll be critical health so you’re trying to escape the battle to find like a little fodder enemy to kill to get some health back and he’s faster than you.
So he’ll like, attack you and fucking kill you and you’re like a cool, asshole. Like, fuck, it’s just he’s just so frustrating. And you literally have to focus only on him and nobody else until you get away. Yeah, until you get them out of the way or else you’re fucking dead. But while you’re focusing on him, there’s like fodder enemies throwing fireballs at you and fucking the monkey bus shooting you up and there’s a cat remember, he’s called the ark vial. I think he could summon enemies. So if you don’t take care of him, you have like 18 more enemies that you got to deal with. It’s like, Oh my god, it just gets so fucking hard. So if the router wasn’t in the game, perfect game.
It’s funny I I’ll play a game like that where I look at the room and you’re like, Okay, I’m gonna jump on this guy and zip over that and you kind of get a plan together of how you want to be as efficient and cool looking as possible and take everybody out there. Yeah, one wrench in it. Yeah.
Every time the yeah the game super fun except you can’t do that in this the only time I plan it out is if I go into a battle and I have no ammo I’m like a first fighter guy See? Fucking chainsaw but other than that’s it I’ll just keep going around and then I’ll turn a corner and then I’ll see what’s there like okay there’s two fathers and a monkey boss or whatever and then all like exactly called a monkey Buster Thank you, boss, Yeah,
I thought it was like a Pokemon reference where it’s like a sucky bus It looks like a monkey so you’re just calling it a monkey bus
but yeah you basically go around a corner and see what’s there and then instantly come up with a plan like all throw fucking throw a grenade and code or I’ll chainsaw this guy, yeah, it’s there’s one there’s couple enemies that take a lot of fucking bullets to kill like a ton.
Just spongy is all get out
and they and they have, I think the hardest demon to kill in the game. Excuse me in the game. Besides the fucking Marauder is The hell boys. So they’re massive and they take I think the most powerful gun in the game besides the big fucking gun is the rail fuck I can’t well it’s kind of like a Railgun I can’t remember what it’s called, but it shoots like plasma bolts and you can kill a monkey busted like two shots or three shots with that pretty much all this the lower class heavy demons you can kill in like two or three shots but this guy takes like all 10 shots and that’s the maximum amount of ammo has and then like you have to finish them off with like the super shotgun like three times. You’re like, Fuck,
you’re a monster. Do you ever fight more than one of them at once?
I’ve never fought more than one of those at once. There’s another enemy he’s a sponge too. He has flaming size for arms and he moves really fast like you have to be. You can only like dash and outrun him for like, so long and then you turn around take one or two shots and then you got to run again because he’s awesome. So I’ve only ever bought one of those until yesterday they put two of them in the same room and I’m like, Holy Fuck, I’m gonna die.
And I just got my crucible sword which one-shots any demon except for bosses so so I’m like this is the time to use the crucible because you only have three times you can use it before you need to find more energy for it so I just turn around and just chop both of them in half my get fucked so yeah, I’m really conservative off because the big fucking guy has a limited amount of ammo and it’s very hard to find ammo for it. And same with the sword it’s very hard to find the energy for it.
So I’m very conservative with those. I don’t use them. I try to just do with all the regular guns, but you’re like this one. I’m like, this is the time Yeah, yeah. And then if I ever come back to that part later, and I don’t have any energy. I don’t want to have to rely on that for that one part. I want to make sure I can clear it with the regular guns. But
I’m always bad at that too. But collecting stuff and then never using it. Yeah, like I’ve got all this ammo. I’m not gonna use it.
Yeah, totally. So yeah, do cool. I played more online and I still hate it. Yeah, it’s like well, I was also in a bad mood yesterday cuz the Sea of Thieves, which we’re gonna talk about, which we’ll talk about in a second. Yeah, fuck it was I won one game like these guys were so like, spectacularly bad like I’m pretty bad at online Doom, but these guys were really bad as bad Yeah, and I just fucking wasted them. But other than that I got destroyed. Yeah, it’s just so dumb. So fucking dumb anyways, okay, let’s talk about CB thieves now. So, my brother out of all people has been saying, hey, complexity thieves with me. And I’m like, fine. Okay, so I did. We played one game or two games of Arena in a sloop, which was fun. I wanted to try this.
Adam and I tried to play in this loop, and we dropped in a game and it was just loading and loading alone. Again, they couldn’t find anybody for us to play with. Oh, yeah. So we just sat there for like 20 minutes and if we weren’t even sitting in the arena. Like where you can walk. Crowd, we were sitting in the loading screen like waiting to load your sleep. Right? And we just couldn’t find anybody so
that’s annoying. Yeah, there’s the population for the Reno’s really small. And that socks is the Rena is like the most fun part about CPUs Honestly,
I disagree. But yeah, I do like playing the arena and I want to play with people.
Well I played with Cole and Adam and my brother. Yeah, a couple days ago and we did a couple things. It was good fun. But when we played yesterday,
without Adam, and got destroyed, I got fucking destroyed. Adam is an absolute monster and the rest of us are plebeians.
Well, Cody and Devin. We’re plebeians, because they just got the game not too long ago, and I’m playing on PC so I’m basically playing with one hand tied behind my back because I’m playing with a keyboard a mouse and I’m not used to that.
And my mouse socks. Oh, I can’t scroll. I’m like yeah,
all right. Well, yeah, and I freeze up John’s. Yeah.
Yeah, yeah, no, I just freeze up like when I’m under pressure on keyboard like I just It’s just not instinctual what to do. Like it is on a controller. Like if I go I need to do,
right. But, but we are we were playing arena, and we had all the treasure and we were killing it. And then this other crew just crashed their ship into us dropped our anchor. And they all two of them sat in there. There are the ground and so they sat in the piloting area. The gowns was snipers. Yeah. And they’re like God level snipers like and then and just ran around. So we would chase these guys and the other guys would just snipe us. It was
frustrating. Yeah, so it was like 10 straight minutes of us dying and coming back to life. Maybe killing one guy dying again.
Yeah, we’re like weapon fireball. We’re setting the ship on fire and everything. And they’re just like, yeah, shaking it off. Yeah, it was not okay.
But that one guy was like, questionably sniping us like there was some shit going on there.
Yeah, it’s funny. I’ve watched YouTube videos of guys who are like we’re the best see the players. There’s some pretty friggin good See if the players out there Yeah, but I mean there was some gnarliness Yeah, I mean we were getting worked pretty hard.
Well though there’s a couple ones that confused me one was me and my brother were swimming underwater to go cash in a couple chests and I got shot so I turned around and I like PC has a really good field of view and Oh yeah, depth that you can see. And I saw Cody like quite a ways behind me with a treasure chest and then I shot saw another shot come out of like the dark blue background and like fucking Insta head shot me I’m like what
with the chest in your hand? Yeah, yeah. And he wasn’t using this type where he’s using a pistol
Yeah, I don’t know about like that guy. His name was bought camper so I wonder I’m wondering if he was fuckin headshot body. Yeah, a little on the nose. But it was well yeah, it was super questionable.
And we got kicked their asses on the campaign as well. We there was like all these Fighting or like we’re getting on this? Yeah, it would be pretty good. But this loop came out on top because this loop is well,
I don’t think the brigade team was fighting at all. I think the brigade he was just docked and they just sank it.
Yeah. Well, we were sailing after the sloop because it held the treasure. And I was sailing. And somebody was like, what do we do about these guys? And I’m like, we chase him like, No, these guys and I look and there’s a ship on us, firing at us. And I was like, where did those guys come from?
Yeah, it was good. It was. It was crazy talk. So yeah, we got really frustrated last night. We all just kind of quit. Yeah. So
we were gonna do the steam the postapocalyptic steam. Yeah, we’re getting Okay, we’re getting there.
And what else have we been playing? I’ve been playing some NHL 20 realizing again how fucking broken it is.
I’ve been playing escape from tarkoff.
I’ve seen a lot of people playing
that. I don’t know what it’s about. It’s hard. It’s like a battle royale game but you get dropped into the map. And you have there’s a bunch of different maps. There’s tons of them. And you have a story. a time limit in each math, they you have to collect stuff and get out. And then you have your inventory, right. So you get your inventory, but everything you take in if you die, you lose all of it. So if you go into it, and you die with like your best equipment, it’s gone. Unless I don’t want to get into the nitty-gritty, but basically, but if you kill a guy with all his best equipment, you take it all and then when you leave, now you have all of it and okay.
But the one thing that it does is it the game resets itself so you can buy different versions of the game. So you can buy the basic version, the deluxe, and then it keeps going. There’s like four levels, and you get certain stuff based on which level of the game you buy and the game will reset itself as if you just bought it. Okay, so like after six or seven months, everything you’ve collected and everything you’ve worked for, it takes it All the way All of your money, all of your guns, all of your equipment, everything and gives you whatever you paid for at the beginning and you start again. And it does that for everybody. Okay? And then you play again in hand go through it, but you get dropped into the map, get 25 minutes, collect as much stuff as you can, and then you have to escape.
So what type of game is it?
It’s a first-person shooter. Oh, so it’s a first-person shooter. It’s like, it’s like Warzone. It’s exactly like Warzone. Except for rather than gasp closing in, you have 25 minutes to just collect as much stuff and then if you die, you’re dead. Right? So you have your character, you load up your character with all your gear, drop into the map, kill as many people as you can get all of their equipment but it’s like one of the hardest games ever like you get shot once you’re dead unless you have good body armor and they have shit ammo, so there’s ammo grades, right? So if you ever if you’re using really crappy ammo, you can’t kill anybody.
But if you’re High-Grade ammo it’ll just rip through your armor. So you got to like depend on what armor class and what ammo you’re using, what gun you’re using. And then there’s also a mode called scab where there’s your player character and then there’s a scab. scab has a preset of weapons and armor right? So you can drop into a game as a scab, and then all you have to do is basically get out and then you get all your equipment so that way if you have no equipment and you just got your ass kicked and you lost everything come in as a scab, so you’re not completely helpless. Okay, and then go from there. That’s pretty fun.
That sounds like something I’d be interested in. Yeah, it’s good about Mr. Bridges Wright’s game though. It is a full-price games full-price game. 80 bucks.
I think I paid like 70 Okay.
Yeah, I see Matt bridges playing that all the time, instead of playing Warzone with me, but now I understand why.
Yeah, but the cheapest one is like 70 bucks and there’s like 90 bucks and then $110 $150
interesting. Yeah. So last week we kept our poll open for what do you guys think is the best or what do you guys think the podcast needs on our website and we’ve had a couple more people vote Yay. So three people said that the podcast is lit
bro light it up boys. One other person said other and then clarify what
what other one and
we have to vote other hit us up on Discord. We need like another thing on Discord. Yeah, totally.
So yeah, basically, three people said the podcast is lead and one-two people said other.
So two people
said other two people said other. So yeah, it’s funny. What do you think the other is? Are we missing? Besides will babes Yeah, we do need we need a gamer babe on our show.
Yeah, we were plugs. We need more plugs. We need more headphones in our studio any more headphones in our studio?
Yeah, and more will
more will. Oh, he’s just been kind of silent. last little bit
so weird. It’s so funny how he’s like consistent for like 95 episodes and then gone.
Yeah, he’s like smoke bomb fuckin
Oh yeah, so
I don’t know. Maybe he’s done but I’ll have a chat with him and see. Yeah,
finger shit out Well, yeah,
this song is quite loud. I’m gonna like that doo doo doo doo. Anyways, what do you pull for this week now call out this we’re going to put the next 10 things we’re going to talk about you guys can vote. So we’re going to count down the 10 best post-apocalyptic games on Steam. These aren’t actually ranked. We’re just gonna go from the bottom to the top, so we want you guys to vote on what the best postdoc apocalypse is on this list. So start from the bottom Far Cry three Blood Dragon.
Red Dragon the retro synth the
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Blood Dragon. Yeah.
So get that for $15 on the Steam Store.
Actually, there’s 11 on here so we’re gonna weed out the one that doesn’t make the top 10 Oh, yeah,
we that the Blood Dragon.
Could be next. Next one is also $15 on the Steam Store, Metro 2033
Oh, yeah, I remember. I was like,
hammer. I was like
1516 and I went to the future shop. Whoa, Yeah, I know. Right? Well, throwback to any Canadians listening over to the future shop. And I was looking for a game. And I saw it and there was like the monster face on the front of it and I was like this looks interesting cuz I just picked it up. Loved it. Such a good game really freaky great atmosphere guys. I loved it so much and then I’ve played all of them last night Exodus, play them all.
I stole an Action Replay from the future shop once
nice stealing stuff from food. I also stole
the wireless adapter for your Gameboy Advance.
I was at
Canadian Tire Yes, for all Americans, is a Canadian.
It’s a very it’s a very well known hardware type store. Hunting and fishing store.
Yeah, I was there with my grandpa. And we were getting Christmas lights. And he put a bunch of like plugins, like really expensive plugins into his pocket. And then we got to the counter and he like chatted up the lady and he put on the old man act, and she was like, Oh, you’re so sweet and so cute. And then he walked out in the thing with BPP and she was like, Oh, you’re fine, you’re fine. Can we get our He’s like oh I forgot I had all these in my pocket we just took off with like his pockets is filled with shit that he stole
yeah, so discord lighting up now Oh look it’s a car oh yeah so there’s a he brought up a good point actually read this morning and I forgot to mention it Call of Duty Modern Warfare two remastered campaign comes out tomorrow Oh do I play that? Maybe so yeah I read that this morning on what is it come out? I think I know I think it’s a part of Modern Warfare oh damn yeah so turn on your Xbox is everybody make sure that you update oh yeah right. Gonna be waiting forever. Yeah. Anyways Another thing I stole actually I steal these quite often is a flat of Nestle water like the
Oh yeah. Fuck you
Nestle. Yeah, Nestle can suck my gigantic goat dick. Yeah. And greatest of all time. Come on. Great. Yeah. Okay, but yeah, so I always put it underneath the cart same thing just load the conveyor with all the other ship that I’m paying for and then chap the lady and then load everything back on and then walk out so I probably stole like, oh fuck 30 flights of those
well, Nestle’s the enemy man. NASA is like a legitimate evil. Pixar villain Corporation. The guy who’s like, water is not a human. Human right? It’s not a human right. You have to pay for it. What are we paying you for it? You own all the
water? We’re paying you for the plastic
that you take deck. Exactly. I hate it. Let’s not we’ll have a Nestle podcast. We have a daily podcast and NSA podcast.
Yeah. All right. Next one on the list. Here is Daisy.
Oh, man, old school Daisy. playing it when you couldn’t kill the zombies. That’s how far back I was playing Daisy. When zombies would just like walk through walls. You’d be hiding and looting and zombie would just walk Their wall and you couldn’t kill it.
Yeah. Next one Tom Clancy’s The Division for 60 bucks.
I was so excited for that game. I was like, this is a game for me. And it’s just not. I like it’s funny that’s on this top 10 list. But I mean, this isn’t top 10 user rating. I think it’s just top 10
it’s just yeah. best best to post a lot of games on Steam. As you play the
second one. You played the first one, didn’t you? division?
Yeah, no. Oh, I thought I was going to and then
we’ll I think we’ll uh, Mark and I yeah, played it. That must have been it.
Yeah. And then ever play the second one because I wanted the first one to be better, but it was just another looter shooter. But when I was streaming, Doom, guy named Thomas came on the stream and was like harassing me to play it. I’m like, Okay, I’ll play it. And I don’t know.
The first one or the second one.
I think the first one. Maybe the second one. I don’t know. I think he means destiny.
I played destiny. One. It was okay. It’s kind of like this. It’s like You get put in the city and there’s different Erica’s areas of difficulty and then you got to kill the little guys and kill the boss to get the best weapons to escape right?
Yeah. Okay. Next one Mad Max.
I haven’t played that.
No, I thought you did somebody that I know plays Mad Max and just loves it and says it’s an awesome game. I thought it was you but Oh no.
I haven’t even seen the movie because I kind of don’t care.
Dude. George Miller is like, babe he’s the director of babe so good all the Mad Max movies like the best
speaking of babe I kinda want to watch this first the one and two again
yeah they pig in the city and the original babe yeah
amazing darkness Should I think I remember
Oh, yeah. Apparently the babe and Saving Private Ryan were up for an award and babe beat Saving Private Ryan I camera with the award was but I remember looking it up and being like, the winner was babe. And here are the other nominations and I’m like that saving crap. Ryan and babe one. So, you know it’s a good movie.
Yeah. next one is seven days to die.
That’s a good game isn’t that it’s a little boxy. It’s kind of like
I can’t think of an example game but it’s very simplistic in the way it looks but it’s really complex like big open world you got to survive the building mechanics and the mind and mechanics are really complex and survival is pretty fun. It’s also a game you should play with a lot of people you got to get like your six buddies together and see how long you can survive. You gotta you have seven days to build your base and then you get attacked by a huge horde of zombies. So you have to survive for those seven days and then once you survive that horde night, you get seven more days for the next horde night and seven more days for the next or night and then every seven days you gotta defend interesting.
All right, next one is wasteland two
No Okay, moving on grim dawn
had to get up and look at my Sandy it’s kind of far away and on an angle, you broke it You broke the six-foot all yeah I did not want to get back in virus we
started our two-week isolation again. yeah
all right next one is left for dead to which I’m sure you played Yeah.
Next one though this war is mine that’s actually a rap song. That’s fuckin badass. Really? Yeah.
Oh, this is This War of Mine though. Oh, This War of Mine This War of Mine which is a great game Have you played it? No,
no, I love I haven’t played I don’t think any of these games on this list really except for cry three.
This War of Mine is one of those games where it’s like it’s a strategy game. See there’s a house and you have people living in the house and you have to like grow food and water and go out and scavenge and have everybody survive but people always die like everybody like I want to get the hundred percent everybody lived. Yeah, but it’s like, next to impossible to get everybody to live so that game just drives me. Yeah.
All right last one Fallout four. Fallout four is that the best one?
No New Vegas here’s the best one.
Yeah, it’s I mean three and New Vegas are amazing. Follow four is good because it’s newer you know how things are good because they’re like you said like, Breath of the Wild. If Aquamarine of time came out now, it would be as good as Breath of the Wild but Breath of the Wild is you’ve got more technology. That’s kind of like what Fallout four is two, right three and New Vegas that if you were to make three New Vegas now they would be just as good, right? But there’s some mechanics or four that are really kind of stupid. Were three in New Vegas were much more polished. Okay, but for is really fun. You should definitely check it out. But I there was So much game that I just couldn’t do it all too big
All right, so yeah vote on those 11 titles to see which one is the best of all time. And I’ll we’ll probably add a few more. I’m sure we got a few more on the list we can
Whoa, oh, yes.
I like that song. actually cut that down because it starts that song starts with that whole cutscene where it’s just like slippy and fucking Fox and all them talking. Like,
geez, anyone who’s gonna do anything,
whatever the fuck and then he says, God, blah, blah Fox. It’s good. Yeah, it’s good. Anyways, Alright guys, thanks for listening to the games now podcast, leave a review on whatever you’re listening to the show on to help spread the word about our gaming Word of the Week, which was gamer word, which we didn’t talk about.
Oh, yeah, cuz it was a little bit risque.
You want to talk about it now? Let’s do it now. So gaming Word of the Week is gamer word. The gamer word is when a gamer says the N word with a high Are and I said that like a Canadian holy shit
a hard R. But it’s basically, I would say, to soften it up. It’s saying a taboo word that you’re not supposed to say. But in the heat of a moment, you say it.
Yeah. It’s commonly used as commonly associated with a gamer that is extremely angry usually at his teammates and the quote is shut the fuck up and help your team blank.
Yeah, insert gamer word. Insert taboo words that you can’t say. Yeah. Especially while playing video games.
Yeah. And if the if the GIF that’s here if that guy was on my team, I would fuck quit.
That guy looks like he knows what he’s doing. That guy looks like he spends a lot of time
playing video games. It should serious one of the goggles go on.
And it’s you know, shit serious when you know in racing games when you try to turn your whole body to turn the car. Yeah, that’s what he’s doing.
When I was a kid, and I played Mario on the NES, I would literally move jumped to controller two Make Mario jump higher. And then in the Wii version that that was a thing where like you would have to like jump and do stuff.
Apologies made it in tarkoff if you press E or think you your character leans right, so I was playing tarkoff and then I went to play Call of Duty and I couldn’t lean so I was actually leaning on my couch because I was used to being in target. My wife’s like, does that help you see around the corner better? I was like, You don’t understand what I’m going through. Right.
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