Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 46: Alexa’s Beaver

December 8, 2017

News Topics

Destiny 2 Rage

The outrage started when players first discovered players who played longer and similar events they would earn less XP. You would earn XP for bright engrams after hitting the level cap. For example repeating public events would yield the same number of XP but the bar itself would go up slower. They announced a change to their XP system to stop the throttling but all they did was double the amount of XP it takes to level.


Destiny 2 Updates

In a dev blog update the Destiny team has indicated changes are coming to Destiny 2. Such changes are going to be a new tier of weapons, private pvp matches, and better rewards for Strikes, Adventures, and Lost Sectors. Some changes are coming December 5th, others are coming December 12th, and the rest is later in January.


The new tier of weapons are called Masterwork weapons. “stat trackers, random, re-rollable stat bonuses, unique item tooltips, and item details screens.” These will be elite versions of legendary weapons. You can upgrade current legendaries and find them in the wild.


Adding armour ornaments.


Xur is going to start selling three of coins again and also a Fated Engram which will give you an exotic you don’t already have. Better emote interface. Will be changing the XP system. Their previous change to 160K XP is too slow.  


Going forward, Destiny 2’s post-launch game systems, features, and updates are being designed specifically to focus on and support players who want Destiny to be their hobby – the game they return to, and a game where friendships are made,”


“We want Destiny to be a game that fits into your life, providing you with reasons to log in and play with your friends, clans, and families. We want Destiny to be a world you want to be a part of.”


Epic Games Lawsuit Continues

Mother has written a letter to the Honorable Malcolm J Howard about how Epic Games has no grounds against pursuing a minor.


Mario Cereal

Super Mario Cereal is coming to the US with an added amiibo. You can scan the box itself for amiibo functionality.


PUBG Coming to Mobile

Tencent has announced that they will be making a PUBG port for smartphones with Bluehole. This port is being released to China first and no word on releases outside of China or a release date.


Demon’s Souls Turning Off Servers

PSA: Online services are being shut off on February 28th 2018


Desert Bus VR Now Available


Square Enix On Deus Ex

It’s not dead but the last game didn’t sell well. They are working on other games at this time and investigating what the new direction for the Deus Ex future is.


Devil May Cry 5 Leaked

Hideaki Itsuno has announced the existence of DMC5. These leaks come from someone on ResetEra. Devil May Cry 5 is going to continue the story where Devil May Cry 4 left off. A reveal trailer has been made for some time now and they are just waiting on a time to reveal it. The trailer is set to be released during a Playstation event/conference. Will have open spaces and action sections similar to Bayonetta. Estimated release date is April 2018 and March 2019.  


Charged Up Ep. 24: Hello Marvel My Old Friend

December 5, 2017

This week Justin returns to take back his show with the help of his co-host Ben as they catch up on all the nerdy news they missed, as well as fill you in on the media they've been into during the break. They also rant for a while about the current and future state of Marvel's TV and movie slate.

Justin - @Zero_Score
Ben - @MarvelousIggy

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Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 45: Who’s a Pretty Girl?

December 1, 2017

This week Thomas, Lo and Justin figure out who the prettiest girl is. Turns out, it's Lo. 


Charged Up: Justice League Spoiler Review

November 29, 2017

Thomas and Ben don their superhero outfits and get ready to take on the Justice League in their spoiler-filled review.


Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 43: Annoying Sonic Sounds

November 17, 2017

ESRB Requires Ratings on Physical Indie Releases

The new rule itself requires games to obtain an ESRB rating before being published on Sony platforms. Previously, only games seeking a retail release had to receive an ESRB rating.


While digital games can be rated for free through the board's short form process, any title seeking a physical launch is now required to go through the long form rating process before being cleared for release. That means devs are required to pay a fee and submit details about the content of the game both through an online questionnaire and a physical DVD capturing "all pertinent content" for ESRB review


Special Reserve Games has cancelled a planned physical release of Ruiner because it “tipped production costs”


The new mandate introduces a valued tier for under $1 million production budget for being rated digitally but physical copies will require $3000


SAG-AFTRA Voice Actors Strike Over

90% of those striking voted to accept the tentative agreement.


EA Acquires Respawn For $455 Million

Total is made from $151 million cash, $164 restricted long term stock, and possible bonus of $140 million


Patrick Soderlund EA executive vice president said that they have a good relationship and the acquisition will help with publishing. For example last year, TitanFall 2 and Battlefield 1 came out too close together. October 21st compared to 28th.


Sony Offers Real Currency For Playstation Trophies

Sony Rewards systems will let you cash in your trophies for money. This policy is US only for now.


100 Silver trophies – 100 points
25 Gold trophies –  250 points
10 Platinum trophies – 1,000 points


1,000 points breaks down to $10


TellTale Games Lays Off 25% of Staff

The reduction affects 90 employees


Maybe Xenoblade 2 News


Charged Up: Absolutely Anything Shag-along

November 15, 2017
This week Justin, Ben, and Justin's WIFE, Brooke (that'll take some getting used to), do a quick watchalong during a hectic week of the most recent movie from the Monty Python crew, which is also one of Robin Williams' last movies. It's not a perfect movie, but it's a fun one that not enough people watched, so feel free to join in and watch the movie with this commentary on! It might make some of the bad parts better, at least.
Justin - @Zero_Score
Ben - @MarvelousIggy
Brooke (she doesn't like Twitter)

Charged Up: Super Troopers Drink-along

November 7, 2017
This week Justin, Ben, and Thomas all get together in various states of coherence to watch Super Troopers...which seems appropriate given the contents of the movie. Enjoy the listen, and feel free to watch along with's a bit of a mess by the end!
Justin - @Zero_Score
Ben - @MarvelousIggy
Thomas - @CSGThomas