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
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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

Playing Smite for the First Time

Last night Tony and I recorded an episode of our podcast and decided afterword we should play some co-op. After a brief accounting of our co-op games we decided on Smite on the PS4.

Neither of us had played Smite or any game like it really. I could tell that it worked similar to League of Legends, another game I have little-to-no experience with. As we booted up the game and played through the tutorial, I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting much. The tutorial did not thrill me. However, to my pleasant surprise, I found myself really enjoying it!

Our first real game solidified my interest. For our first match we played arena mode and I chose Thanatos. As a member of the assassin class I used him to rain death upon our enemies. His skills set is geared toward killing other players. I found a exhilaration when a player would run from me to only die by one of my long distance skills.

One of the things I quickly realized was the amount of depth this game has. Through the store players can customize their characters strengths by equipping and upgrading their items,  purchasing relics, and  getting consumable items. There are many paths to take, and many characters to choose from. This allows for the game to have longevity for me. I can’t wait to play the other characters and learn which are my favorites.

Now I know many of you are probably thinking,  So what? League of Legends is the same thing but better, and you may be right. I should probably play league one of these days.Regardless, Smite is a fun game which takes advantage of many different mythologies to create a fun and unique game! I look forward to playing this game more!

Here’s our replay of that night!

Homeworld Multiplayer Beta – First Look

Last night some friends and I decided to boot up Homeworld the Remastered Collection and play the multiplayer beta. Props go to Argyle Arson and Roland Deschain for agreeing to play a free-for-all in their first experience with the game. Above is our first game together. If you have not played Homeworld I highly recommend it. Initially released in 1999, the 2015 remastered edition updates the visuals without changing the mechanics what makes the game so great. I’ll have more coverage of Homeworld in the future as its legacy on PC gaming and RTSs is significant. Enjoy the video!