79: Thor Ragnarok Trailer and Call of Duty WWII Reveal

In this episode of Underpaid Gamers Podcast Tony and Justin discuss the most recent Thor Ragnarok Trailer as well as a tweet confirming Call of Duty’s return to World War 2. Additional topics include Smash, Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, James Gunn, Overatch, and college esports. Listen in for a good time!

Episode Notes

Thor: Ragnarok trailer

James Gunn signs on for GOTG 3

TTG GOTG Episode 1 out now, on disc May 2 (Season Pass)

H1Z1: Fight for the Crown livestream on CW for $300,000

Stephen’s College is the only all-women school to offer varsity esports scholarships

  • Overwatch

Call of Duty: WWII Officially announced with a teaser image

  • Sledgehammer Games (First historic shooter)
  • Full reveal on April 26
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76: Justice League, Spiderman, and the Iron Fist

In this episode of Underpaid Gamers Podcast Justin and Tony discuss the Justice League, Spiderman and the Netflix original series Iron Fist. Listen in on a good time and be updated on the nerd news!

Episode Notes

Mad Catz files for bankruptcy

Blizzard to open Estadium, dedicated solely to esports tournaments

Spider-Man PS4 to release later this year or a slip of the tongue? (Polygon writes an article, Insomniac “no release time frame has been announced at this time”

Scorpio press conference

Shannon Woodward, Elise (Westworld) joins the cast of TLOU 2

SW NEWS

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

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

Episode 42: X-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?

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

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?