70: Marvel’s Infinity Wars Predictions

In this episode of Underpaid Gamers Podcast Tony and Justin discuss the recent announcement that Infinity Wars has begun production. Additional topics include the batman movie, the Nintendo Switch, Prey, Horizon Zero Dawn, Zelda DLC, Smash Summit, Kingdom Hearts, and Gas Station Food. Listen in for a hearty chuckle and a news update!

Episode Notes

Nintendo Switch Unboxing! Stolen and resold, says Nintendo

Suicide Squad 2, Mel Gibson to direct?

Avengers: Infinity War started filming Jan. 23, trailer released

Breath of the Wild gets DLC/Season Pass 13.4 Gb without DLC, of 32 Gb total

Matt Reeves is out of The Batman

Horizon reviews are out (discuss?)

PewDiePie makes ‘anti-semitic’ remarks, loses Disney deal

Next Overwatch hero “not who (we) think” -Jeff Kaplan, no Doomfist (Terry Crews)

La La Land

Mass Effect Andromeda Combat tutorial

Crash Bandicoot Nsane Trilogy $40 on June30

Kingdom Hearts 3 released image, again

Smash Summit 4 March 2-5

Fate of the Furious is reportedly 160 minutes long

Prey First Hour

The Last Jedi – Thoughts and Predictions

Star Wars recently released the title of Star Wars Episode VIII. “The Last Jedi” has lit the internet ablaze with thoughts, reactions, and predictions. Before I throw my thoughts into the mix I’d like to pause and reflect about what this franchise means to so many people. As I was walking out of work the other day I heard a few of my co-workers discussing the new title. I also watched an interview on youtube of Mark Hamill commenting on the release. To paraphrase, he said that it is so different now. When they filmed the first movie could not care less whether or not a person leaked the title of the movie. Disney now has a tight lid on all their star wars projects. How different it is now! Star Wars has grown into one of the major mythologies in the pantheon of American film! That aside… Here are my thoughts and predictions.

  1. Luke will die at the end of this movie.

I know many people believe that this isn’t the case. They point out how the term Jedi can be singular or plural. My counter-point is to think about the strength of storytelling by linking the title with Luke being the last Jedi – training a new Jedi – then dying leaving one last Jedi again. Bringing the series full circle to the original series with Obi-Wan’s death and Yoda’s. Luke didn’t have much luck with his old masters being alive… I predict Rey won’t either.

2. Kylo will be the one to kill Luke.

It only makes sense for the tragedy that is Luke’s life. Think about it. His father killed the Jedi and represented evil in the Universe. He then loses his Aunt and Uncle who raised him, loses his mentor, gets his hand cut off, loses another mentor, trains his nephew who turns on the rest of his pupils, and is forced into hiding. What a drag! The only way for this to end appropriately is for his own pupil to put him down!

3. This movie will be more controversial than episode VII.

While some fans were disappointed with the similar plot of The Force Awakens when compared to A New Hope, it seemed to still do well despite similarities. I predict that this movie will have a newer plot and with that will come more mixed reviews from fans and critics alike. The expectations are so high for these movies that it is almost impossible to deliver.

 

Those are just a few of my initial thoughts on the title.  What did you think of the title? What predictions do you have? Let me know what you think in the comments below!

64: The Uncharted Movie and Overwatch Talk

EPISODE NOTES

PS4 sales: 54 Million

Mang0 gets coach for 2017 season: Tafokints!

Battlefield 1

Multiplayer:

Games take forever to load and quit

No way to change R1 and R2

End of Round screen is pathetic, scoreboard only shows kills/deaths/score

  • Every player can make an emblem, but if they don’t, it just uses the player avatar, which usually look awful.
  • Weather effects on every map, no matter how long the game is

Possible leak of Spider-Man PS4 story details on IMDB

Roadhog’s hook fixed?

Overwatch D.Va nerf

Switching 200 of armor to health

Decreasing bullet damage

Increasing number of bullets per shot

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-38530935

Elite Dangerous Aliens spotted for the first time in 3 year hunt.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BO-m4IiAeBg/

Uncharted Movie Script posted on Instagram

59: Arrival and Pokemon Sun and Moon

Episode Notes

Symmetra gets the choice of 2 Ults, and a new ability

eSports Industry Awards Scump wins best Console Player

Hello Games announces big update coming after months of silence.

Watch Dogs 2

  • Motorcycle headshot
  • Overpass overkill

The Walking Dead has the lowest ratings since 2013

Pokemon Sun and Moon

Amarda gets first at Dreamhack over HBox, Leffen, Mang0

56: Doctor Strange

56: Dr. Strange
WiiU stops production on Nov. 4 (False)

Next Tomb Raider leaked via subway?

No Man’s Sky official twitter account hacked.

Kylo Ren and Rey had not met before episode 7 says JJ Abrams

Sombra trailer released

  • Teleport ability, EMP, Submachine gun, Invisibility
  • Arcade Mode

Battlefield 1 outsells Battlefield 4 and Hardline combined

43: Suicide Squad

Show Notes

Dragon Quest 7 release on 3DS Sept. 9

CS:GO Lounge

As the CS:GO gambling suit continues to take shape, CS:GO Lounge has filed for an official gambling license. In a statement from CS:GO Lounge, “Virtual items in CS:GO have no monetary value” but then they go on to say, “We have decided to acquire a license to legally operate in most countries and be able to accept esports bets by our community, as if it were real money.” Also operating a Dota 2 Lounge website, CS:GO Lounge was one of the many recipients of a cease and desist letter from Valve demanding a stop to all gambling using Valve property. The main defense against the lawsuits of illegal gambling are arguing that the randomized rewards aren’t actually monetary, and are therefore legal, but with the pursuit of a gambling license, CS:GO Lounge almost openly admits that it was gambling all along.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Black Ops 3 has broken Activision records by becoming the most profitable Call of Duty of all time while still in the first half of it’s 1 year life cycle. Sales of in-game content have doubled, compared to previous years at the same time period.  It can now be assumed that every Call of Duty from this point on will have a Black Market/ Supply Drop gear system that, will include skins, camos, and weapons. While the futuristic movement has deterred some players, it has not been enough and we, as a community of gamers, can expect more games similiar to Black ops 3 in the future. Black Ops 3 was the best selling game of 2015 and has continued that trend into 2016 still reigning supreme.

Also, Activision – Blizzard reported over $1 Billion from in-game content across all games (Call of Duty, Overwatch, Hearthstone and others).

Elder Scrolls: Legends

Elder Scrolls: Legends, the closest contestor to Hearthstone is now in open beta at Betheseda.net. Is now and forever will be, a free to play collectible card game.

Playstation

PS4 accounts for 78% of revenue for Sony between April  and June 2016, which is an increase of 14.5% from 2015. From Sony’s fiscal report, “this significant increase was primarily due to a significant increase in PS4 [game] sales including through the PS Store(…) and a decrease in PS3 hardware and software sales.” Games released in this quarter include: Dark Souls 3, Ratchet and Clank, DOOM, Overwatch, Lego The Force Awakens, and of course, best selling game of 2016, selling 3.41 million units, Playstation exclusive Uncharted 4. At an average of $55 per Uncharted sales alone, Uncharted 4 adds $1.86 million in revenue; total Sony Movie Studios took in $2.13 Million. The gaming sector for Sony is the strongest of the whole company in a usually slow quarter.

No Man’s Sky servers will be wiped before launch due to early release copies