Welcome back for episode 70. We have super special guest BadMotherLicker joining us in Crinbots absence this week you can find Licker on @ on twitter. He joins in the fun to chat with us about;
And much more.
Welcome back for episode 70. We have super special guest BadMotherLicker joining us in Crinbots absence this week you can find Licker on @ on twitter. He joins in the fun to chat with us about;
And much more.
Back to basics this week with our original duo The Quim Ninja and eremenko representing TBoD, Crinbot couldn’t make the show this week but the two of us still managed to go long as usual on the following topics;
our ‘we called the dog…’ game this week is The Firm,
Thanks as always for listening if you have something to say about the topics discussed hit us up on twitter or comment below.
Good morrow friends, and welcome back to the TBoD podcast!
This week, we have mostly been talking about the Gamescom expo, with the old familiar tangents thrown in too.
This week Quim and I were lucky enough to be joined by the lovely Pete from White Paper games. After a Q&A session about Pete’s work in the industry and in particular on the studios debut title ‘Ether One‘ Pete was kind enough to stick around and discuss some of this weeks big news including;
Now the dust has settled and the Destiny Beta is long gone, I thought I would gather up the video’s eremenko and I made showing off the mayhem we got up to.
Also redeem these trading card codes below onto your bungie profile for some mystery stuff come launch. There is no limit on how many people can use these so what are you waiting for?
To mark the re-release of one of our favourite games of all time, The Last of Us Remastered, we thought we woult re-post one of our favourite podcasts that we recorded almost a year ago. So here it is, featuring Cruel Legacey, The Wach and Cartoon Robinson – Here is our TLoU Castpocolypse!
The Last of Us Part 2 Castpocolypse now -Right click and save as to download here
‘sup baggers, we’re back apologies for the delay but we do have a rather special show for you today.
This week we’re talking Destiny and all Destiny.
Sit back relax and have a listen to our impressions from the beta.
We were super stoked to have the wonderful Tara “Skunkie” Bellafiore of Punklabs fame join us for this episode. We spend the majority of the episode gaining insight into the life and work of an indie developer but we also manage to cover some news;
We had a great time with this one so I hope you all enjoy listening as much as we enjoyed recording it.
Barbershop Duet (right click and hit ‘save link as’ to download)
Bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum bum
try getting that one out of your head.
Quim and Menko are once again a twosome for this weeks episode, joined in brief cameos by This is Reklaw and BadMotherLicker. The focus this week is in shooters with the following up for discussion;
Cliffy B’s Bluesteak,
updates to Titanfall and BF 4,
all rounded out with a discussion about Violence in games
Apologies for the delay this week, I am useless.
This week we cover;
A few listener questions and,
and our ‘we called the dog….’ section covers the gorgeous ‘Long Dark’
Crinbot was once again absent so no song …. sorry.
We’re short a member again this week, Crinbot’s absence means we have no song either so apologies for that. We do have the usual content for your listening pleasure so without further ado the stuff we cover;
as always thanks for listening and com-like-a-scribe.
We are firing on all pistons this week and have plenty to cover. Among other things we talk about the rebranding of Xbox, the always controversial Phil Fish and his recent comments on YouTube revenue. Dean Hall has set up his new games company and he wants it to be the Valve of the South Pacific.
We also have a chuckle about Sunset Overdrive’s little dig at Assassins Creed Unity‘s lack of female character, then talk about the importance of representation and choice in games. We also wax lyrical over whether YouTube will replace the website as the main source of gaming news. If so we are buggered
Burrows of Passion – To download just right click here and Save as
Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,
We have a special E3 cast in store today brought to you by two out of three of our regular hosts. The topics up for discussion this week are’
Hope you enjoy the show, let us know your thoughts on the top showings and give us a run down of who you would award what in the following categories;
Upset not to see
Best in show
The regular TBoD aural assault is here for your listening pleasure.
This week we talk;
Enjoy mother funsters….
Ok folks, welcome back to another episode of the TBoD Podcast, our lively debate this week consists of the following stories;
Undead labs were kind enough to provide us with a steam key for the latest DLC for the epic Zombie survival game State of Decay, I threw together a quick review featuring gameplay footage from my playthough of the game.
Check it out here or over on our YouTube channel.
Special thanks to The Wach for helping us to secure this review copy.
Another week, another installment on the TBoD podcast.
The topics on the smörgåsbord for discussion this week are;
and our Indie game of the week is “Total Chaos“.
As always thanks for tuning in, if you like what you hear leave us a comment or a review on iTunes, if you have a burning question that you need answering in a meandering tangenty fashion by all means give us a shout on Twitter, Facebook or leave a comment here on the blog.
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We’re back again to talk the latest gaming news.
This week: starting out with the XBone Zone, we look at the unbundling of Kinect, as well as the Netflix and Hulu Gold requirement being lifted, and Games with Gold – officially no longer shit! Moving on, we talk new Halo news.
Our Indie game this week is beautiful looking The Forest, go check it out.
Well met adventurers!,
We have a veritable feast in store for you this week.
In this show we cover: an addition for Naughty Dog following their recent departures; could Titanfall be coming to PS4?; Steven Spielberg’s Halo series may not be as exclusive as we once thought; we get a bit weighty with our thoughts on sexism in gaming and society, thanks to this article; the obligatory Destiny circle-jerk continues, and further; plus, an exciting reveal from Sony on the real purpose of the DS4’s lightbar.
Our indie game this week is Stoked!, currently on Kickstarter. Head over and give it a look.
We also talk about an indie game called Chip from game developer not far from us, it’s a cool puzzler its on Steam/iOS/Android now!
Or rather has been going off the scale since The Amazing Spiderman 2 game was announced by Activision and Beenox. Not only is it a follow-up to a fairly good movie tie-in, but appeared to provide a huge throwback to the one title that made Spidey games huge: Spiderman 2 which was launched wayyy back in yesteryear for the O.G. XBOX, PS2, and other consoles of that time. For a movie tie-in this game set a new precedent for superhero games, and even made it to XBOX’s Platinum hits, which is no small feat for a traditionally shitty movie based game.
Spiderman 2 was the first in the long series of titles modeled after our friendly neighborhood web-head, which offered a free-roaming New York to go about fighting petty crimes, and baddies in a GTA style environment of quasi-freedom. It was even voiced by Toby Macguire – the Peter Parker we’re all doing our best to forget. Especially the Emo-Jazzcat version in Spiderman 3. There were other additions to the series with this style of freedom based gameplay that were NOT based on a movie release, most notably for me as a drooling spider-fan: Spiderman: Web of Shadows.
Getting back to this day in age, as soon as this game was announced I knew it must be mine, and so it is. So True Believers: Is this game worth your money and time? Let’s swing into The Amazing Spiderman 2 and you be the judge. (And no, I will not apologize for ANY corny Spidey jokes in this post.)
One feature which perked my interest with this game was the re-vamped web-sling mechanic. In application it is very reminiscent of Spiderman 2’s more realistic version of web-slinging. Unlike the previous Amazing Spiderman game you can’t magically “Sky-Sling” high above the skyscrapers, and must rely on buildings that are in-range and relative to your altitude. Much like Spiderman 2, each trigger corresponds to it’s respective web-shooter while traversing Manhattan. This made for some clumsy, noobish and embarrassing web-slinging at first as I wrapped my head around the new hotness, and to the artificial onlookers on the sidewalk it must have appeared that Spidey was black-out drunk.
Admittedly after a good 6-7 hours of gameplay I still find myself over-shooting a turn while chasing a getaway car, or slamming into the side of a building as I attempt to live up to the Parker hype. Trust me, it’s fun learning how to web sling, and after a fairly early unlock you gain the web-boost ability which helps you use speed and accuracy to launch yourself into the air, or use a webline to vault gaps in the skyline rather than helplessly fall to the street. Use caution when boosting however, I discovered a game-breaking bug which clipped me into a water-tower after which I was stuck in a perpetual free-fall and had to restart the checkpoint to free myself. (Beenox: OOPS!)
The free-roaming aspects are similar, but not a re-hash of the repetitive mini-crimes which happen in previous titles. Added to the mix in this installment is building fires, bomb threats, and newer more challenging revamps on assisting pinned down cops, and other classic items like Break & Enters, public disturbances, etc. In Amazing Spiderman 2 however they have introduced a new character element called Hero or Menace. If you fail, or neglect crimes in progress they will expire and push you toward the menace side during which J Jonah Jameson will give you an earful on the Daily Bugle News Network.
The more of a bumbling menace you become, the more attention you attract from Oscorp’s law enforcement task-force. A high-tech patrol of robot baddies, and armed thugs on goblin gliders funded by local philanthropist and (crime kingpin) Wilson Fisk. Yes: The Kingpin is in this game. I haven’t completed the campaign yet, because I’m a huge explore/stop and smell the roses type of gamer with titles like this.
The story so far is pretty good, the round-up of Spiderman’s rogues gallery is satisfying and I haven’t encountered them all. On the list so far is Kingpin, Black Cat, The Shocker, Electro, Kraven The Hunter (who starts off as a mentor who practically wants to adopt Spiderman instead of kill him and send him to a taxidermist…), Harry Osborn/Green Goblin, and likely others. Through mini missions outside the main plot, I learned the Police are hunting down the classic Hammerhead villain, and a gruesome serial killer who leaves the initials CK written in blood at each scene. The media has dubbed him “The Carnage Killer.” hmmm I wonder who he could be.
For the details obsessed people like myself there’s cool locations for you to vist such as Aunt May’s house where you can replay unlocked missions, change your unlocked costumes, but sadly can’t sit down and eat her famous wheat-cakes. The unlockable costumes in this game are actually more than cosmetic this time as they each have their own traits which you can level up. I found that rather cool instead of just a new costume with no functional benefits in gameplay.
Another awesome location is a comic store owned by none other than Stan Lee. Again Stan-The-Man lends his voice to the movie series, and has some great lines. At the comic shop you can read entire digital versions of comics you unlock by finding “hidden” comic pages throughout the city, figurines, concept art, and you’ll also find an arcade machine where you can play a b-list “horde mode” or battle royale against waves of thugs.
All in all the story is a strong mix of elements from the original classic comics, and the Ultimate Universe. Voice acting is a little…campy but hey, what can you expect. The plot supposedly takes place in the aftermath of the 2nd film, but has it’s confusing parts such as a chance meeting with Max Dillon (AKA Electro) which is seemingly for the first time. Oh well. I was too busy beating the snot out of petty thugs to really care about one interaction with a poorly designed Jamie Fox lookalike with a comb-over.
Combat is faster, and more fluid than the last title, but the stealth missions can get frustrating due to some jittery controls at first. It didn’t take me long to figure out how best to approach these indoor scenarios and they are an improvement over ASM 1. But be prepared for some true WTF moments as you learn the webs…er ropes.
They’ve added sequences where you play as Peter Parker, using his Daily Bugle press-pass to get into places and interview/gather intel on characters, etc. The Mass Effect style dialogue selection is a nice touch, but the silly dialogue in some instances make you scratch your head, like for instance when asking heatscore questions to Wilson Fisk about “What his problem is with Spiderman.” or “I heard your Oscorp taskforce was corrupt!”
All in all, it’s a good game for die-hards like-myself to jump into and swing around in superhero bliss. If you go into this game expecting an award winning stupendous Walloping Webshooter of a game… Don’t. It’s one of those titles that is what it is. A Spiderman Game. Love it or hate it however, you’ll still have some fun. A side-note for Beenox though… By wielding the franchise they have been granted the power to create some seriously Spectacular experiences in the future. But of course: With great power, comes great responsibility.
Thanks for reading, and be sure to check back often for more great gaming goodness right here, at Teabag or Die.
Howdy chaps and chapesses,
Here we are again. Another week older, but probably not any wiser; you be the judge.
This week we talk:
XBONE price drops
Virtuix Omni secures funding
Playstation Plus free games for May
New Watch Dogs gameplay video
Civilization: Beyond Earth – wowzers…
Four player narrative coop announced for AC: Unity
Minecraft real-world application awesomeness
Our Indie game this week was Franchise Hockey Manager (chosen by Crinbot, obviously)
We’re back again for another week of epic gaming lolz. This week:
Continued nonsense from Call of Doody.
Nice words from a Titanfall dev.
And the PS4 gets a long-overdue update.
Hello boys and girls,
Welcome to another edition of the TBoD podcast, the topics up for discussion from our likely lads this week are;
Howdy chaps and chapesses,
TBoD return the normal schedule this week with more news from the gamesphere from the past 7 days or so.
We firstly bash Xbox for erroneous reasons; the Game with Gold this month is indeed Hitman: Absolution. Apologies to Microsoft…
We touch on our thoughts around the more broad points from Gagnon30’s recent post.
Amazon Fire TV, among others
The indie game this week is the truly excellent Gang Beasts
The crew reunite after a split to take in the sights and “experiences” of Amsterdam to talk through the latest news in gaming.
This week, we couldn’t really talk about anything other than the Facebook/Oculus union.
Hello Tea Pots,
Welcome to another freshly poured cup of the Teabag or Die podcast. This week the boys discuss;
TLoU movie (again),
and this weeks “we called the dog…” title is ‘This is my War‘
have a deeks, let us know what you think and keep in touch in all the usual ways.
Welcome back to the stage of victory….. or something less dramatic.
The TBoD guys are back with their regularly scheduled programming, the topics on the bill for discussion this week are;
Microsoft reduce the price of the Xbox one in a new Titanfall bundle,
Duna duna duna duna duna duna duna duna BATMAN!
This weeks Indie game is 10 second Ninja
We had some technical difficulties this week so there have been some audio cuts, apologies for that.
As always let us know what you think of the stories discussed this week via the usual portals.
Thanks for listening,
UPDATE: – Audio has been cleaned up slightly, no cuts in the latest version so re-download latst version.
In this first Teabag or Die Blog, I list reasons to get an X Bone to my wife, the boss. I also nearly go bonkers on Destiny sheep. (The boys from Teabag or Die facepalm.. “What the hell have we gotten ourselves into?”)
Okay, so I took the plunge. I have now entered the warm crystal clear waters of the next gen console world by preordering the Titanfall edition of the Xbone.
(Yes, I prefer calling it the XBone, and I don’t use that in a derogatory way.)
My initial plan was to get it this fall. I mean what owner of a 360 that’s has had it for at least 5 years doesn’t shutter at the thought of the infamous RROD. I am not going out on a limb to say I am with a lot of others who absolutely were going to wait a while and not to get this purchase upon initial release in fear of something similar. So for me, it was fall of 2014, a year after the launch.
In fact, my initial master plan included fingers crossed that in the fall a Halo themed unit would be available. This likely will still happen with either the rumored H2 Anniversary release or Halo 5. But in both cases you can’t bank it will happen in the fall. So I sit here as a self described Halo nut, who has ever purchased a Halo themed console, and who is jumping ship to a different game I have never played? Herecy!! (As a grunt would say!)
But then I caved to hype.. wait.. I can’t admit that! It can’t be true! Let’s list off reasons why I caved! I mean I have to, why you ask? * sigh *
I am married you see. I mean I have been married for more years than a lot of the readers here have been alive, so I can give you advice that after such a long time, a good strategy is to plan out your major gaming purchases so its fool proof to your spouse! It avoids things getting thrown at each other and sleeping on the couch. That’s right, I want the damn thing! But SHE needs to agree.
So I spell out the reasons why SHE agrees I should get it, then were in!
My wife, who is not tuned in on gaming at all, but saw ads ect on the XBone asked me “I suppose you want to get one of those?” Being a guy I stupidly didn’t think this out at all. I was honest and answered RIGHT AWAY. “Yeah, but I’ll wait a year till all the kinks are worked out, will go down a bit in price too.”
What was I thinking? YES, it was always my plan to wait a year, but DAMN, telling my wife that, on a purchase of something she will never use. Something that will keep me from fixing the grout in the kitchen and repainting the baseboards now has me committing to wait a year. Well played my wife, clearly your 6th wife sense could see I was vulnerable and got a no scope headshot while jumping through a grav lift. I fear I might have lost my man card in fact by such a blunder!
But wait! There has been no epic fail like the RROD. There has been minor glitches, but nothing of that epic scale.
The launch honeymoon of blind euphoric love is gone and we can better judge the XBone months later. Easily put it is stable, it is not a lemon.
2: ITS AN ENTERTAINMENT UNIT THE FAMILY NEEDS:
We have 2 360’s in the house. One is a slim with a huge drive that runs flawlessly. This is the one my son plays on on the 40 something inch Sony in the ‘Xbox Room’. (Yeah that’s what its known as!) Like most 11 year olds these days, the machine is on MANY hours a week, couple hours weekday nights and on the weekend for at least 4 hours if not many more. Then there is the older unit. Was a replacement for the one that RRODed a few years ago. I believe the HD is 20 or 30 GB. Now this puppy has seen better days. It overheats after 2 hours of game play. But it’s not covered under warranty. No biggie for playing games, and in fact this unit was moved to our main living room where the 46 inch plasma is so we can watch Netflix, Xbox Video and Youtube on it. (We do a lot of home movies I upload to YouTube and then can stream in HD on the TV)
But last fall there was an update to the 360 and since then when we try to watch Netflix and Xbox video there are constant flickers on the screen. I went online and this is a problem not yet fixed by the 360 minds and frankly won’t get fixed. (I supposed I can understand)
But then the WII came to the rescue. That tiny little thing that everyone forgot. Was buried in the TV stand under the Sony. The console that only got pulled out when people got nostalgic to lay Mario Kart.
The WII has Netflix ability so It was resurrected and took its spot in the living room. In fact we even watch the YouTube vids off of the WII.
Now the family has become dependent on this as a part of its regular entertainment system. That’s cool, more options, and more entertainment. But then news last week that Nintendo would be closing their online WII support in May of this year has put a void in this entertainment dependency in our home.
So here steps in the XBone. Remember the outrage by so many that at E3 the system was plugged more for entertainment than a games console? Well damn… now this angle is appealing to me.
So to my wife, I can go buy another 360 for 300$. But hey, in the fall I’m dropping 500$ on an XBone. So why spend 800$ when I can cut to the chase get a better system for this type of set up and just get the Xbone now?
Reminder: Send thank you email to Nintendo for shutting down their online WII support.
Yeah, I was harsh to people who have committed to the game Destiny before playing it. So it’s with humble pie that I give a little back to these people and say, I haven’t played Titanfall and have committed to a Titanfall themed unit. But I won’t give a full apology to the Destiny sheep.
You gotta get games for a console right? Okay, and right now Titanfall is the hottest anticipated game of the year until Destiny comes out.
So why not, for the same price of just a XBone console, get an XBone with a game I am interested in?
I’ll be frank though. I am not saying Titanfall is the greatest game ever. I am still miffed at people proclaiming Destiny a Halo killer. But plain and simple I am getting Titanfall as the game I need to start my next collection. I am very happy at I have seen for the game play ect. I have done as much homework as I can reading up on it. Literally watching hours of game play people posted on YouTube from Beta. I get all caught up in Destiny sheep going on tangents on a game that doesn’t have much more than a few screenshots out. (Okay, enough, I will reel myself in from the Destiny bashing. After all, maybe it will be good!)
Hey, in the end, I would have bought this game on its own anyhow, so why not save the 70ish bucks and get it packaged?
You see my wife wouldn’t care what game I got, but if it came WITH the console, and it’s a big release.. “Well honey! We got a great deal!”
4: GETTING TO SPEND LESS TIME WITH ME
Sad but true, and self explanatory. If the old 360 dies, I get to bug my wife more. I suppose when all is said and done, perhaps all I needed was this reason for her.
So there we are, I think I just need my wife to read this blog. Oh wait.. she doesn’t like my online exploits, refuses to read them.. DAMN.. plan ‘B’ time. On second thought, let her throw rolling pin at me a la Wilma Flintstone, Titanfall might be worth it!
EDIT: Honestly, Bungie I am SURE will hit a home run with Destiny. I just want to see more to feel warm and fuzzy!
We’ve been a little busy this week what with one thing or another and thus we have taken a break from the regularly scheduled podcast but we didn’t want to leave y’all hanging so we popped out a little special for your listening pleasure.
In this special we talk about the beginnings, the ever changing nature and the potential future of the Massively Multiplayer Online gaming scene. We also recorded a very special intro just for the cast, stay tuned at the end for the blooper reel.
Hopefully you will find this as interesting and entertaining as our regularly scheduled programming. Let us know what you thing about the topics discussed in the comments below.