Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 30: It’s Fine. It’s OK

August 18, 2017

This episode is fine. It's OK. 

Show Notes         

 Nick Robinson Apology 

Microsoft to Redesign Xbox Achievement System

In an interview with Windows Central Xbox Vice President Mike Ybarra said that they want to do a lot more to reflect and let people show their gaming history. This goes more in the direction of rewarding players who may not play a lot of games but play a few games a lot. They want people to show off their gaming history. 

Ghost Rider MVCI

Shadow of War Microtransactions

Players can purchase loot chests, war chests, xp boosts and bundles. Loot chests contain weapons armour, and xp boosts. War Chests provide Orc followers and training orders that help level up and customize Orcs. Unlock just XP boosts and bundles that includes all of the above items together. You can purchase loot boxes by gaining in game currency called Mirian or through Gold which can either be earned or bought. Everything acquired by chests can be earned in game.

Call of Duty WW2 Rewards You For Watching People Open Lootboxes

In September issue of Game Informer there was a story about Headquarters which is a social space for people to hangout in. From here you can group up check daily/weekly quests, test fire guns, participate and watch 1v1 matches. You can also watch people open lootboxes and get a reward for it. Activision has not stated what the rewards may be yet.  

LawBreakers Patched

LawBreakers on Playstation ran into frame rate and stutter issues.Boss Key has put out a patch to help fix the issues. 

LawBreakers Isn’t Breaking Records

LawBreakers has recently launched and the numbers on PC appear to be rather low. Playerbase is down 60% since launch and Concurrent Players data has dipped at one point below 1K players. The number I’ve seen has been just above 800 players. Cliff Bleszinski says he isn’t worried and is taking this game in a long tail approach. He is hoping to build up the player base while they continue working on it. 

No Man’s Sky Atlus Rises Update

Massive game updates probably too much for us to cover on the show. The things I’m mostly interested in is the addition of story content, new worlds types and biomes, crashed freighters, updated UI, visual improvements (things used to look more smudgy before), portals (let you revisit old planets and bases as well as visit new worlds. You can share glyph combinations to travel to a specific place), improvements to space combat, low flight, addition of multiplayer (16 players can see and communicate with each other with voice), can summon your ship anywhere, and improved inventory management.

Horizon: Zero Dawn DLC Frozen Wilds Releases November 7th

Will be a $20 story DLC unlocking a new area to the north of the current map. 

UFO 50 Trailer

Some of the shumps look great.

Creators of Spelunky Downwell  

There is a prehistoric tower defense

Some familiar looking games:

Ice Climbers

Pocky and Rocky

Streets of Rage

Grand Theft Auto 1


Witcher 3 Mod

Geralt of Rivia’s Pro Witcher 3 Mod looks like Geralt is skateboarding without a skate board. I want them to include a skate board in the mod and have sick kickflips happen. 

Steam Keeps Growing 

Valve has 27 million new paying members of Steam added since January 2016. Roughly 1.5 million added per month. 33 million daily active players and 57 million monthly active players. Report made in January by Forbes stating that Gabe Newell has a net worth of $4.1 billion making him richer than Oprah. 

Metroid Samus Returns Themed 3DS

Metroid 2 Fan Remake Creator Milton Guasti Now Working on New Ori Game

Skull and Bones Going Shared Narrative

Skull and Bone will have a shared narrative that will take place in the multiplayer. The narrative will evolve through months and years.

Super Meat Boy Coming to Switch

Possible physical copy coming

Gamevice Suing Nintendo Over Switch Design

Asking Nintendo to stop selling the Switch and pay them in damages. 

Nintendo World Championship 2017


Charged Up Ep. 14: A Healthy Amount of Anti-Heroes

August 16, 2017

This week Justin and Ben discuss the reasons anti-heroes aren't as prevalent in media as they used to be, and the struggles of staying healthy in this fast-paced, fast food filled world. They also discuss a smattering of obligatory nerdy news topics, and get a brief appearance from a surprise guest!


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Ben - @MarvelousIggy 


Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 29: I Can Be Your Daddy

August 11, 2017

 This week we learn a lot about ourselves. We learn that eating an entire bag of spicy chips can lead to stomach problems. We also learn that Ben and Thomas have a special connection. 

News Topics          

House Party Back on Steam

House party is back on steam but now with censor bars. They will have an update later that will remove them

Sounds like Eek Games and Steam had to bargain! . 

Firebrand and Dormammu Confirmed 

Firebrand and Dormammu return to Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

Resident Revelations 1 and 2 Coming to Switch

Persona 5 Anime Coming 2018

No word on if it will release in USA.

Persona 5 Dancing Star Night Persona 3 Dancing Moon Night Announced

Persona dancing games coming to the Playstation 4 and Vita next spring in Japan. No mention of release outside of Japan. These will be separate games. Looks like Persona 3 has new assets and are uprezzed models. Could it mean Persona 3 remake?

Bioware Montreal Merged into EA Motive

BioWare Montreal was reduced to a support studio back in May. The studio was moved into Motive’s offices. In a statement to Techraptor from EA they said that they are merging BioWare Montreal with Motive Studios. Motive is working on the new Jade Raymond game. Jade is working on Battlefront 2 plus the untitled Star Wars game with Visceral. Jade is known for being a producer on Assassin’s Creed. 

Stardew Valley Multiplayer On Track For 2018

Players can build up to three cabins on their farm.  Players can help mine, farm and fish. They won’t be able to schedule festivals or end the day by sleeping. No plan for offline coop. Says they are toying with the idea of player to player marriage. Planning PC Beta for multiplayer for the end of the year and officially releasing in 2018. It will still be first to console for the Switch. 

SNES Classic Edition Pre-Order Will Be Live in August

Nintendo has said they will have pre-orders available late August. No word on the retailers that will offer pre-orders.

GameStop is Giving Away 100 NES Classic Editions

This giveaway is available for Power Up members. The giveaway is happening for the month of August. 

Kickstarted Game Unsung Story Developer Passes Rights To New Company

After three years, and $660,126, Playdek has passed the rights onto Little Orbit. Little Orbit has been known for Barbie, Adventure Time, and Kung Fu Panda games on consoles and DS. Unsung Story was on target to become a spiritual successor to Final Fantasy Tactics from Yasumi Matsuno. Little Orbit has also taken over the Kickstarter page. Matsuno’s involvement is unclear other than he has made a game and story design. Little Orbit will be starting from scratch and is focusing on the original single player game. Little Orbit is honoring the Kickstarter backer rewards with no extra cost. Meaning that the cost will be coming from Little Orbit themselves. 


Charged Up Ep. 13: Don’t Be a Jake Pauler

August 8, 2017
Justin and Ben are joined again by Jake (not that one) of @InternetUnwind to discuss the recent controversy surrounding Jake Paul and how him and his audience are toxic to YouTubers and the entertainment industry in general. Then they transition into how people should spend their 20s, and briefly tackle some entertainment news.

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Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 28: Millennial Babies

August 4, 2017

After the heights of last week, the crew gets back together with a man down. This week they have to fight through a sea of millennial babies, and Final Fantasy comrades. 


Show Notes: 


House Party Delisted On Steam

#jannnk game got delisted on steam for being “too pornographic”. The game is meant to be satirical which you can find the tone being consistent along their dev blogs and Patreon page. Considered a “throwback” to games like Leisure Suit Larry. Steam has been inconsistent by letting hentai/erotic visual novels dominate the market place.

Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer Mode Revealed

New mode is called Comrades. Holding beta testing from August 3rd to 8th. You will be able to create your own customer character and join three others. Your characters can be customized with different clothing options. Different weapons include katanas, crossbows, shuriken, shields and all new moves.

Final Fantasy XV Regalia Comes To Forza Horizon 3 August 1st

If you played Final Fantasy 15 on Xbox you can download the Regalia for free for Forza Horizon 3. The thing you’ve always wanted to do in Final Fantasy 15 you can now do in Forza Horizon 3.

Need For Speed Payback Customization Trailer

No Switch version announced. Executive Producer said they would be interested in making a version but just not something they are looking at doing now. In this trailer they straight up had Dom’s charger do the iconic wheelie. 

THQ NORDIC to Announce Two New Games At Gamescom

THQ Nordic is going to show off 8 games games 2 have yet to be announced. They are showing off ELEX, RPG Battle Chaser: Nightwar, SpellForce 3, Aquanox: Deep Descent, Wreckfest, The Guild 3. Darksiders 3 won’t be there. The other two games are described as a kung-fu-inspired post-apocalyptic RPG. The other is a new instalment of a "well-known, mysterious and horrific" series.

Xbox Games With Gold Titles for August

Slime Rancher XBO

Trials Fusion XBO

Bayoneta X360BC

Red Faction: Armageddon X360BC

Runbow XBO

Playstation Plus Games For August

Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry PS4

Downwell PS4/VITA

Just Cause 3 PS4

Snakeball PS3

Super Motherload PS3

Level 22 VITA

Sims 4 Confirmed For Xbox One and PS4

Announcement follows recent rumours that it was being released for Xbox One. “fans can look forward to periodic game updates and extra content releases” probably just paid DLC and expansion/content packs. 

Destiny 2 Open World Activities

Public Events

Defending the object

Mighty #9 Backers Get Their Physical Rewards

Backers of Mighty No 9 boxed rewards received a build-your-own-box that they had to construct. They also received a manual that does not fit the box. The box is only for show to put on a mantel. 

Wal-Mart Cancels SNES Classic Pre-Orders

Walmart cancels pre-orders claiming it was due to a technical glitch. Pre-orders were mistakenly made available.

Pokemon Go Fans Are Suing Niantic

Pokemon Go Fest was held by the developer Niantic in late July. The goal was to have people capture Pokemon together until they captured enough Pokemon to release a legendary Pokemon. 20,000 people attended the event and were reimbursed ticket costs and gave $100 in virtual currency for the game. The event was held in Chicago but some people flew out of town to attend. Between 30-50 people are joined together in a class-action lawsuit. They are looking to have only travel costs paid out to the clients who came from out of town. 

Player Unknown Battlegrounds Update Pushed To August 3rd

New update will include first person servers, FOV slider for first-person and a new rifle. They will be adding three new crates August 3rd. All three crates will include Battle Royal inspired costumes. These crates are called Wanderer, Survivor and Gamescom Invitational Crate. The Gamescom Invitation Crate will be testing a key and crate system similar to CS:GO. Each key will be worth $2.50 and all proceeds will be going to the Gamescom event paying for support costs and add to the prize pool and support a selection of charities. The current prize pool is $350,000. The Gamescom Invitational Crate will only be available while the tournament is happening and will end on August 27th. 


Charged Up Ep. 12: Thor & Hulk Win SDCC 2017

August 2, 2017
This week Justin and Ben hold down the fort alone to talk about everything San Diego Comic Con 2017...and boy was there a lot to discuss! There was a breakdown and thoughts on many different trailers, as well as some smaller tidbits of news that the average person might have missed entirely! And they spend a while gushing about how good Thor: Ragnarok looks...can you blame them!?
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Show Notes:

Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 27: Atari: The Last Bill Bender

July 28, 2017

News Topics

ESPN Makes Street Fighter Change Cammy Outfit During Stream

During the top 8 in the EVO Street Fighter 5 tournament. ESPN requested that Kazunoko change Cammy’s outfit to her formal costume rather than using the default costume.


Super Smash Bros Mod Reveals Combat Arena

Wavedash Games announced at EVO 2017 they are releasing a new game titled Icons: Combat Arena.


Marvel vs Capcom Infinite: Jedah Announced


BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Announced

Next project from Arc System Works. This game includes characters from various anime/anime games. This includes Persona 4, RWBY. Teases 2018 release date.


Ataribox Setting Up Crowdfunding Campaign

Atari published the following note to its French investors regarding the Ataribox: "To limit risk taking, this product will initially be launched within the framework of a crowdfunding campaign." This sounds similar to the Ouya.


Atari Speakerhat

This will be the first in the Atari Connected Life. Multiplayer mode will allow others with speakerhats connect together and play music out of multiple speakerhats.


Kingdom Hearts 3 shows off Toy Story World


Mario Kart Arcade GP VR

Fully immersive experience. Uses VIVE VR system. Drive a simulated kart cabinet. Developed by Bandai Namco. Is an attraction at Tokyo Arcade VR Zone Shinjuku.


Doom 6.66 Update Remove Season Pass All DLC Free

“That’s three multiplayer DLC packs, which include nine of our best maps, three additional guns, three additional playable demons, new equipment, armor sets and more. That’s on top of the modes and features, like bot support, that players have been enjoying since late last year”


Call of Duty WW2 Cast Announced

David Tennant (Doctor Who, Jessica Jones), Katheryn Winnick (Vikings), Elodie Yung (Marvel's Daredevil), and Udo Kier (Blade, Armageddon)


Cryptocurrency Market Declining

Crypto miners have been buying up GPUs to help them mine for cryptocurrency creating scarcity and driving up the demand and costs of the GPUs such as the 1070/1080. Now that cryptocurrencies are starting to decline such as Ethereum and cards have been posted on eBay for sale.


Casey Hudson Returns to Bioware Edmonton

Aaryn Flynn GM of BioWare Edmonton will be leaving and handing off the role to Casey Hudson. Casey left in August 2014. Casey was known for being the lead on the Mass Effect Trilogy. Aaryn Flynn has been involved in major titles such as Neverwinter Knights, KOTOR, Jade Empire.


UBISOFT Might Have Battlegrounds-like Gameplay

Yves Guillemot responded to a question about Battlegrounds.


“Rainbow Six continues to grow, and the time spent on the game is increasing, so we didn't see any competition from that game. But we look at what those guys are doing, and it's a type of gameplay that is very interesting and that maybe is something you'll see in some of the DLCs we do on some of our games in the future.”


Nintendo Trademark Hints Nintendo 64


Splatoon 2 Splatfest Mayo or Ketchup


More Customization Coming to Battlegrounds

Not a lot of info just that there is more customization coming like adding tattoos.


PlayerUnknown Bans Well-Known Streamer

Dr. DisRespect plays a character on Twitch. He team killed someone and was temp banned. Brendan Greene and this character had a back and forth then the Dr. threatened Brendan with violence in a joking way. Brendan’s response:


"Suggesting violence is the best way to solve a disagreement is just wrong, even if you are playing a character,"


He also shared out a personal story about being a victim of violence and ended with


“All I ask from anyone that reads this is to consider that your words, however flippant they may be, could have unintended effects on those reading them.”


Charged Up Ep. 11: Disney is Coming

July 25, 2017
This week Justin and Ben get invaded by a pair of real life friends (people have friends in real life?) in the form of more Final Fantasy VI Story Play cast members Chris (@Drummerchris737) and Jake (@guardoflite). They're also the ones that made the wonderful theme song for this here podcast! So thank them by listening to it, please. We break down all the important news bits out of D23 (the Disney Expo) and also discuss why shows shouldn't last forever, and how cool it is to have friends with to play tabletop games with...rubbing in that friend thing again, guys!
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Charged Shot Gamescast Episode 26: Cheaters Always Win

July 21, 2017

News Topics

Ni No Kuni Pushed Back to 2018

January 19th 2018 is the new release date

Her Story follow up - Telling Lies

Telling Lies will "follow the same interactive-movie format as Her Story" and will have Annapurna Interactive's financial support. Annapurna recently released What Remains of Edith Finch as its first video game backed project.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Getting First Person Servers and FOV Slider

Fov slider will only effect the first person camera. 

First Person dedicated servers

Some Pokemon Bullshit

Ash movie without Brock and Misty

JUMP Game Streaming Service

Jump uses a web-based technology that allows them to launch games directly in the Jump client. This means they can run locally by only pulling the assets they need.

Launching with 60 to 100 games


Beta period until July 24 with a sample library of 10 to 20 games,

Estimates to be about 25 to 50 cents per one hour of playtime per user.

70% of net revenue

There is already a service like this called Utomik. 

Card Game About Sheep Fucking Is Dark

40,000 Steam Accounts Banned For Cheating

Steam accounts were buying cheap games for a duplicate account for cheating. 


Charged Up Ep. 10: Old Men Yell at the Internet

July 19, 2017

This week Justin and Ben are joined by someone who voices an old man in Final Fantasy VI Story Play, David (@TenButtonGamer) to talk about how they are all destined to become the old people who don't understand modern trends and can't keep up with changes in technology. They also talk about how futile trying to stick to continuity in media is and how not everyone should be able to present their reviews as fact.

Please go here to assist in the fight for Net Neutrality

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Show Notes:
What You Need to Know About Net Neutrality

Marvel's New Warriors Cast Reveals Squirrel Girl Actress
Stranger Things Season 2 Release Date and Poster Revealed
Power Rangers Star Naomi Scott Frontrunner for Jasmine in Live Action Aladdin Film
Amazon's "The Tick" Series Trailer
Next DC Animated Film Reportedly Batman: Gotham by Gaslight

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Ben - @MarvelousIggy