Newscast 3: Star Trek, Overwatch, and a Daredevil game for PS2?!

Hannibal Buress joins Spider-Man Homecoming. Comedy?

Justice League to be released Nov. 17, 2017, stand alone

Marvel has unannounced plans for Console games.

  • Vs. Capcom contract expired in 2014
  • MOBA?

CEO Smash – Mang0 can’t go, HBox Wins Melee, ANTi wins Sm4sh

Genesis 4 gets more melee participants in one hour than all of Genesis 1

Bryan Cranston as Zordon in Power Rangers. Poster revealed

Mega Blocks and Destiny team up to build an IRL avatar

Comings and Goings of Netflix for July

Fallout New Vegas is now backwards compatible with Xbox One

Build-A-Bear has Star Trek

Star Trek Beyond trailer 3 just released

Torbjorn is getting his turrets nerfed on Consoles by 30% in mid to late July

Darth Vader original voice actor for Rogue One, James Earl Jones

Mighty No. 9 end credits are over 4 hours long, credits every backer from kickstarter

R-Rated BatvSup will be in 12 theatres across the US on June 27 only

Zelda producer would like to make a multiplayer game next

Animated Spider-Man movie December 2018 Phil Lord writing

– (Lego Movie, Jump Street, Han Solo Solo)

Activision CEO  aren’t changing a single thing about Infinite Warfare Fan Reaction

Collectible card game for mobile featuring Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers, Futurama, King of the Hill, and American Dad.

More Fast and Furious on the way. 2017, 2019, 2021. Spinoffs in writing stages. Consider Tokyo Drift as a spin off for Han.

Titan Books is publishing Mass Effect stories to bridge gap between 3 and Andromeda

 

DareDevil for the PS2

  • Cancelled, 5,000 ft, Inc., Encore Publisher, Marvel and Sony disagree, Microsoft
  • More of a brawler than acrobatic, no jumps and flips
  • Billy club is used for melee combat, throwing, and swinging around the city
  • Grinding feature a la THPS, telephone wires, not cannon, pushed by Sony
  • “World on fire” vision, 3rd Person “Radar Vision” Detective Mode
  • Elektra, Bullseye, and Kingpin
  • Spider-Man 1 game released mid development, not open world
  • Billy Club swinging would lock onto buildings when Spider-man would not
  • Tensions rise as new employees succumb to drug abuse
  • STORY: Kingpin is assassinated so local gangs try to secure control. Foggy Nelson is kidnapped so he has to be found and Elektra is newly resurrected. Being blamed for the assassination, DD has to clear Elektra’s name.
  • Characters: Stick, Ben Urich, Josie. Punisher has an extended cameo, Black widow. Sewer King, the Hand ninjas, Silvermane, Hammerhead
  • PLOT TWIST: Kingpin is alive and pulling the strings on everything!
  • In the end, 5kFt leaned too much in Sony’s direction so Marvel pulled the license
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Newscast 2: E3, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, and Marvel

Donald Glover joins the cast of Spider-Man Homecoming

  • Shown in Martian that he can be funny and smart
  • Michael Barbieri might be Harry Osborn, but maybe Donny?
  • Voice actor for Miles Morales in Ultimate Spider-Man on Disney
  • Donny might be too old for any of Peter’s Friends
  • Maybe he’ll be working with Tony Stark or at the Daily Bugle
  • Could be Miles Morales but that’s a weird timeline

Petition to change the voice actor for Peter Parker in Civil War in Russia

  • Sounds like a 10 year old
  • Not Tom Holland, Vladimir Kanukhin

Battleborn gets Microtransactions, purely cosmetic they say

Ocean’s 8, Female Cast keeping the same tone

Dragon Quest VII to release in West, 3DS

Evo 2016 breaks record and becomes the biggest Melee tournament of all time, July 15

Killing Joke gets a 1 day theatrical release on July 25

Twitch is suing seven “bot makers” essentially for fraud and breach of contract

Guardians of the Galaxy 2 has wrapped up filming

Finding Dory breaks record for animated opening weekend and is 2nd overall

  • Behind Jurassic World
  • $136.2 million

 

GameStop CEO says NX will have physical media

Kingdom Hearts 3, no FF levels, shows Tangled

Warcraft is doing very well in China, $200 million well, $37 in US

Just bought Overwatch NEW GAME SMELL

No Man’s Sky Lawsuit Sky TV in London, made Microsoft change to OneDrive

 

E3:

EA

Titanfall 2, Free DLC for whole game

Sports

Battlefield 1

Mass Effect

 

Bethesda

Skyrim Special Edition, includes mods

Fallout 4 DLC, Contraptions and Nuka World

Elder Scrolls 6 in development. Will be released after 2 more unmentioned games

Prey 2, titled Prey

Dishonored 2

Quake Champions, intended for eSports

 

Microsoft

Xbox One S

  • 4K output video, not games

Scorpio – Holiday season of 2017

  • VR capabilities for Fallout 4
  • All Xbox One games playable on everything
  • “Most powerful console ever built” Duh

Final Fantasy 15 looks cool

 

Ubisoft

Ghost Recon: Wildlands

New AAA IP, Steep

Watch_Dogs 2

 

Sony

Live orchestra

God of War

  • Norse

Crash Bandicoot remastered 1, 2, Warped

PSVR – $399.99

  • X-Wing, Batman

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Horizon: Zero Dawn MORE gameplay

Spider-Man for PS4, Exclusive

  • No release date or name
  • Insomniac

Hideo Kojima shows new game, Death Stranding with Norman Reedus and Ink Baby

  • What was shown isn’t actually playable and won’t be in the game
  • Big middle finger to Konami
  • No release date announced, don’t expect anything before 2018

Days Gone

Forza Horizon 3

Detroit: Become Human

Nintendo

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is very large. 12 times larger than Twilight Princess

  • Also, Link can climb things now, a la Assassin’s Creed

Pokemon Sun and Moon

  • New Pokemon
  • New Professor and Region
  • Gameplay

Newscast: Skyrim Remastered, Watch_Dogs 2 and Titanfall 2

Newscast:

Blizzard/ Overwatch banning players as promised

Following Blizzard’s lead, Ubisoft swears to perma ban cheaters in the Division on 1st

Anthony Hopkins in Trans 5 as the Hannibal Lecter of the robot universe, Unicron

Spider-Man 4, Mysterio as Bruce Campbell, Add Vulture (Jefferey Henderson)

Sucker Punch Spider-Man

  • InFamous, Sly Cooper

Watch Dogs 2 confirmed by Ubisoft, six different versions

  • Release Nov. 15

Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 releasing within 2 weeks of each other

RPG Battles: Blood and Wine vs Far Harbour

Jake Gyllenhaal to star in The Division Movie

Take-Two CEO no market for VR right now.

  • Owns Rockstar, 2K
  • Games like: GTA, Civ, Borderlands, Bioshock, NBA 2K

Horizon Zero Dawn pushed back until Feb. 28, consolation prize of a new trailer

  • Asks for pre-orders, dumb

Zootopia earns $1 Billion worldwide

  • Fourth animated movie to do so (Frozen, Toy Story 3, Minions)
  • 26th movie ever to gross $1 Bil, Disney owns 11
  • Second movie this year behind Civil War

E3 starts June 14

Skyrim Remastered

Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter Prologue

Square Enix announced a FF12 remake for PS4

  • Adds new music and other things

Gwent coming to mobile? Trademarked

COD XP first in 5 years in September

  • $2 Million tournament, Largest in COD history
  • Multiplayer reveal for Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered
  • Really late reveal, BO3 was in June, AW in August, Ghost in August

Kit Harrington villain in Infinite Warfare

PS4K confirmed but won’t be shown at E3

Destiny: Rise of Iron new DLC not for Last Gen

  • Everyone gets the Gjallahorn, only get skin if pre-ordered

Watch_Dogs 2, from someone that likes Watch_Dogs 1!

Maybe I’m looking back with rose-colored glasses, but I seem to be one of the only 7 people  in the world that liked the original Watch_Dogs. I watched the preview trailer at E3 and was excited for it, as most people were. I picked up the game on release day, but unlike most people, I wasn’t immediately disappointed with the game because of the lack of incredible visuals. That is one of the flaws of Watch_Dogs. They showed it at E3 with incredible visuals and then when the game didn’t meet those expectations, people were up in arms. Soon they were finding other problems with the game, other reasons not to like it. I for one, enjoyed the game and enjoyed my experience with the game throughout most of the campaign and for a couple days after on the online multiplayer.

The main character, Aiden Pierce, is mostly forgettable. I actually had to Google his name to make sure it was correct. And the story is even more forgettable. I can’t remember anything that happened other than the end was a let down. I think there was a mercenary, but I can’t be sure. What I really enjoyed about the game was the setting and the mechanics. As someone originally from the Midwest, it was nice to see Chicago represented in a big budget video game. And while Chicago isn’t the only city to feature an above-ground train system, it felt like Watch_Dogs used it in a way that other games have been trying to for a long time. Once upgraded enough, Aiden could use his hacking abilities to stop and start the train from on top, which makes for some pretty entertaining evasions from the police. He could also control security cameras, manhole covers, ATMs, stoplights. Anything connected to the fictional ctOS system, which essentially is a city-wide communication array (easily hackable).

Unlike other games, there was no mini-game when you needed to hack something. It was just point and click. You wanted it done and it was done. Along with access to ctOS you would have a way to monitor random NPC’s. You would be able to look into their bank records and see their annual income, their occupations, age, and hobbies. Most people on the street were pretty mundane but occasionally you would find someone with a hilarious background. Kotaku has a page with some of the best.

So the city of Chicago was a good place to start. It wasn’t LA or NYC or Miami, places that I have been to before. It was a familiar place to me. While the city as a whole was great, it was the minor set pieces that really stick out.

One of my favorite things to do was drive some fast car through a tunnel with a draw bridge on the other side. Once the bridge was in sight, I hit the hack button and raised it, giving myself a makeshift ramp. Then, while driving at full speed, I would launch myself onto the aforementioned railway system and ride that for as long as I could. If I ever was chased by the police, my main goal was to get to that part of the city and use that exact escape route, leaving the in-game police in awe of my hacking and driving capabilities.

Along the same vein as that, there is a mission where you go to scrapyard and can activate all of these mechanical contraptions to defend the position. I had a lot of fun controlling the fire-breathing dragon machine while lobbing grenades to lure people into the inferno zone.

Another zone that I fondly remember is an enemy controlled tower. You had to assault the thing floor by floor, imagine the movie The Raid, fighting increasingly difficult enemies as you go. It was awesome, I had so much fun. Also (Spoilers) at the end, you can kill someone by hacking into their pacemaker and turning it off, so that was fun.

Anyway, Watch_Dogs 2 was announced with an 18-minute trailer/ behind the scenes look. New character, new city (San Fran), new hacking tools. Ubisoft is notorious for having good sequels (Assassin’s Creed to Assassin’s Creed 2, Far Cry 2 to Far Cry 3, Rayman to whatever Rayman is out now). But even without that track record, if they released Watch_Dogs 2 with an updated story, some new mechanics and a likeable character I would buy it in a heartbeat. I don’t need to see anything other than what’s in this trailer as I am already sold. Come November 15, I’ll be in line waiting to plunge back into the world controlled by Deadsec.

P.S. Watch_Dogs and Assassin’s Creed share the same universe, as Abstergo and Templars and Assassin’s are mentioned. So think of Watch_Dogs as a modern-day take on Assassin’s Creed, but without all the coming back to present time BS because you are already there.

42: X-Men Apocalypse, No Man’s Sky, & Pokemon!

In this episode, Justin and Tony talk about their experience with X-Men Apocalypse. Also, news of No Man’s Sky being delayed has an emotional effect on one of the cast. There are rumors that Pokemon is having translation issues and the question is posed if Assassin’s Creed would have originally made a better movie than a videogame.

Thanks for listening!

Notes:

Episode 42: Sex-Men Apocalypse

Prof. X and Apoc fight reminded me of Gandalf and Saruman

Forgot about Wolverine and was pleasantly surprised to see him even though he had bad hair and a stupid thing on his face/chest

I like Sansa Stark in everything

I would have preferred more time with each new character

Scott (Cyclops) is useless as always

Essex Company/ Mr. Sinister/ Cable/ Deadpool/ Clones/ Jean Grey/ Scott Summers

Better than I expected

Quicksilver scene was fun but maybe too humorous for the tone

Too many jokes break the tension

Where’s Psylocke going?

Why did Strom change sides at the end?

 

No Man’s Sky releasing August 9

Infinite Warfare most liked and disliked COD trailer of all time

First Episode of ELeague

Nintendo changing the names of Pokemon on China

Record Breaking: EVO now biggest tournament ever for Smash Wii U

Ragnarok will include elements of Planet Hulk

Xbox One back down to $299 before E3

Would Assassin’s Creed originally be better as a movie than a game?

41 : 20 Years of GameSpot’s Game of the Year

In this episode of Underpaid Gamers Podcast Tony and Justin discuss Gamespot’s game of the year award for the last 20 years. Additional topics include No Man’s Sky delay, Captain America, Netflix, and Nintendo’s rumored new handheld. Listen in for a good time! Check out our youtube page!

 

Notes:

No Man’s Sky delayed until July or August, originally scheduled for June

Netflix makes exclusivity deal with Disney

Daniel Craig not James Bond, maybe woman? Ends: “Bond” CREDITS-Theme

Uncharted 4 breaks PS4 first week sales record

New Handheld Nintendo product

Battleborn stumbling, more people playing Borderlands 2

Captain America is a Hydra Agent?

John Carpenter coming back to Halloween

Jason Todd officially in Batman v Superman

GameSpot Game of the Year for 20 years

Who’s Side Are You On?

Okay, here is the deal. I’ve tried writing this at least two times before now and each time I’ve written way too much and have gone way too deep into detail. So this time, I’m just going to throw out some bullet-point style segments and let you choose.

 

Who’s side are you on?

 

Civil War is about the Registration Act, a bill combining the efforts of SHIELD, representatives of those with superpowers, and the US Government, representatives of casual civilians. It came into effect after a couple of series of devastating fights between heroes and villains in the Marvel world. The Registration Act essentially wants heroes and villains to register their secret identities with the government so that the government can decide when these superpowered people can act and at what certain level. This essentially strips the superheroes of their right to decide right from wrong and to use their powers freely.

 

Team Ironman:

 

Ironman is a staunch believer in this, as he has seen the destruction caused by himself and other superpowered people first hand. And while he has good intentions that are fleshed out throughout the comic, I think that his means do not justify his ends but I’ll let you decide.

Ironman:

  • Has been upfront about his secret identity since the beginning so he has hardly anything to lose by the Registration Act (RA)
  • Teaming up with Ironman are Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic) and Hank Pym (Ant-Man) combing to make three of the best minds in the Marvel Universe but also 3 men with a history of making bad decisions. These three will now be referred to as “Team Ironman”
  • Team Ironman has been working on cyborg replacements for current superheroes as well as a way to generate new heroes.
  • This process of creating cyborg superpowered beings is part of Team Ironman’s 50 State Initiative. A plan to make an Avengers like team for every state in the US.
  • The first cyborg that was activated was a recreation of the Asgardian Thor. To understand this on a deeper level, Thor has been dead for quite some time which has left many heroes in grief.
  • The Thor Cyborg was first activated in a trap that Team Ironman has set for Team Captain America. The cyborg went haywire and wound up killing Bill Foster who was the current Goliath. In the first showing of Team Ironman’s cyborg technology, a beloved member of the Marvel Universe was killed directly because of the cyborgs malfunctions.
  • In an attempt to further squelch the Captain America rebellion, Ironman enlisted the help of the Thunderbolts. A team of captured violent villains that were used as mercenaries to hunt down the rebels.
  • Team Ironman, specifically Mr. Fantastic, has been working on Prison 42 which is a prison in an alternate dimension with the intention to hold superpowered people that would not cooperate with the RA, both villains and heroes alike. One of the most notable heroes captured and sent to Prison 42 was Daredevil.
  • Ironman had convinced Spider-Man to reveal his secret identity on live television as a show of trust for Team Ironman. Spider-Man has notoriously kept his secret identity hidden to protect those he loves, specifically Aunt May and Mary Jane.
  • After Bill Foster had died at the hands of the cyborg Thor, Spider-Man attempted to confront Ironman about his secret plans in the 50 State Initiative. Ironman threatened the safety of Mary Jane and Spider-Man attacked Ironman. Fearing for his life, Spider-Man fled from the Stark Building and attempted to meet up with Team Captain America in the sewers. Ironman took this opportunity to unleash the Thunderbolts for the first time. Two of the Thunderbolts corner the weakened Spider-Man in the sewers and try to kill him. Saved by the Punisher, Spider-Man is transported to Captain America’s secret base of operations.
  • The final battle takes place first at Prison 42 then everyone is transported to the Baxter Building in the middle of Manhattan. For the final battle, Team Ironman is comprised of the Thunderbolts (including Venom), a revamped cyborg Thor, and a few more recognizable heroes such as The Wasp, She-Hulk, Ant-Man and Mr. Fantastic.

 

Team Captain America:

    Captain America is a believer in the freedom of choice and fighting for the rights of everyone. This is evident in his origin story that, before the Super Soldier Serum, while he was pathetic in physicality, he was superior in compassion and judgement.

 

Captain America:

  • In the beginning, SHIELD asks Captain America to surrender himself to the RA. Refusing, Captain then defends himself from an elite squad of SHIELD agents and even hijacks a fighter jet to make his escape.
  • Captain America takes to the sewers, the only place he considers himself safe.
  • While in hiding, the Captain continues to fight crime, building up his team. In 72 hours, he is quoted taking down 15 “Super-Criminals”.
  • Captain America is making covert operations with rescue and free his fellow captured heroes with the help of Daredevil, Cloak and Dagger, Luke Cage and Falcon.
  • Captain America has a group of unlisted SHIELD locations that he can use for secret bases that were supplied to him by Nick Fury who is currently in hiding as he disagrees with the RA.
  • As Team Ironman try to recruit new members, such as the X-Men, Blank Panther, and Dr. Strange, Team Captain America still “fights the good fight”. Now aptly named the Secret Avengers, they are seen disrupting the operations of the Sinister Six, a group of Spider-Man’s toughest villains.
  • A fake distress call to a remote building leads Team Captain America into a Team Ironman trap which concludes with Bill Foster’s death at the hands of the cyborg Thor as mentioned above.
  • However, at the beginning of this fight, it is worth mentioning that Ironman confronts Captain America and asks him and his team to surrender peacefully and listen to reason. Captain America gives Ironman five minutes to make his case and they shake hands, however, hidden in Cap’s hand is a portable EMP device that he sneaks onto Ironman disrupting his armor. Captain America then throws the first punch.
  • Ironman attempts to end this fight by using a frequency disrupter that I assume sends out high pitched frequencies that cripple and paralyze Team Captain America. Ironman then beats Captain America to within an inch of his life.
  • The death of Bill Foster and the fight that occurred instilled doubt in both sides. Sue Storm, wife of Reed Richards, turned her back on him after she found out that he was responsible for creating the cyborg Thor that killed Bill Foster and almost killed all of Team Captain America.
  • The Fantastic Four, one of the most recognizable teams in the whole Marvel Universe has been temporarily disbanded. The Human Torch had fled long ago and now the length at which Reed Richards would go evident, Sue Storm, his wife has deemed herself unsafe in his presence. As she leaves, you can see doubt and sadness in The Thing, contemplating whether or not to keep fighting for Team Ironman.
  • After Spider-Man confronted Ironman and fled, he was saved by the Punisher. The Punisher doing what he does best, killed Spider-Man’s attackers. While Captain America was pleased to have Spider-Man join his rebellion. He rebuked the Punisher fighting him, though the Punisher refused to fight back stating that he won’t fight the Captain because he believes in his ideals.  Captain America then banishes the Punisher from his team.
  • As we get to the final battle, joining Captain America is Luke Cage, Sue Storm, Falcon, Daredevil, Spider-Man, Hawkeye, Human Torch, Vision,  Cloak and Dagger, and Hercules. In stark comparison, Team Ironman is listed above including mostly of the Thunderbolts.
  • In this final fight, Captain America is on the losing end of a battle with the majority of the Thunderbolts only to be saved by Namor the Submariner. Which is telling in itself as Namor can hardly be bothered to join in the surface world’s affairs.
  • The final fight is concluded in Manhattan when Vision disrupts Ironman’s armor, making him weak to Captain America. Ironman begs Captain America to end this fighting by killing Ironman there on the spot. Just at the moment, civilians, police officers, and firefighters converge on Captain America restraining him from any further action. Urging him to look around at all the destruction that the fighting has caused, Captain America sees civilians fleeing their homes for safety.
  • At the end of the Civil War, despite being on the winning side of the final fight, Captain America surrenders to the NYPD being taken into custody to be put to trial.

 

Well look at that, this was supposed to be shorter. After Captain America is captured and the Civil War is over, his team goes underground to keep fighting against the RA. Ironman is now the Director of SHIELD stating that he is the only person that he trusts with the secret identities of all of his closest friends. Spoilers ahead: As Captain America is leaving the courthouse where he is being tried, he is assassinated by an unknown sniper. This starts the comic The Death of Captain America which plunges both sides of the Civil War into grief, specifically Ironman who feels his is personally responsible for the death of Captain America.

 

So I ask the question again, who’s side are you on? Ironman who has good intentions at heart but is willing to go to extreme lengths to make his vision a reality. Or are you siding with Captain America, a man who fights for the freedoms of superheroes and civilians alike?civil-war-3