It was a good run. 70 podcast episodes, 1 every week for over a year. But, things change. I sincerely thank everyone that supported us in whatever way you did, big or small, and hope that we all entertained you, if just for a short time. The podcast may return, or it may not. I'm not sure. Until whenever, see ya.

Topics:
Cross-Play: Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo still can't play ball.

Overwatch 'stralia butthurt things down undah

Overwatch thicc mei is thicc animation

Destiny 2 beta talk

Dark Wood free, even on torrents. Polish developers prove they are amazing

Youtube Fair Use case from H3H3

Will Destiny 2 be cross region play?

Rainbow Six Siege's Three Blood Orchid Operators delayed
Hong Kong
Two defenders, one attacker
Polish Defender, Ela, Grzmot mines stick to surfaces and detonate with movement. disorient and stun enemies. pistol, shotgun, smg.
Lesion Defender, Gu mines which are cloaked, inject poison which distorts vision and damages. seven mines at a time.
Ying attacker, Candela, spheres that launch blind flash charges into the air.
new map, theme park

Paragon v42.3
mastery rank cost changes from rank 1 to 4 will be 25k, 75k, 100, 150, and back to 500k at rank 5. free mastery tokens will be granted to people that have already bought masteries.
card "types" have been unlocked to all players.

Dauntless

Super Nintendo Secret of Mana remake

Another Free Titanfall 2 DLC Pack Coming
Postcards From the Frontier is headlined by several new maps
a few new maps for the Frontier Defense co-op mode that was added to the game last month. Angel City, Exoplanet, and Drydock have all been converted to work with the game type

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Crackdown 3 coming to PC

Steam no longer giving developers large batches of keys in order to crack down on exploiting

Prey Recieves A Free Trial On PC; PS4, Xbox One

For Honor 1.11 Update Adds Characters, Fixes Notorious Exploit
"There are a number of situations where unlocking during an attack can cause it to become un-parryable by the opponent"
For Honor tournament that took place this past weekend, in which a player, Jakub "SB.Alernakin" Palen, won by taking advantage of Nobushi

Rainbow Six Siege's Next Character Teased
Hong Kong map, Ying, some kind of ball, maybe flashbangs

PUBG Sells 7 Million Copies, Passes 600,000 Concurrent Users

Dota 2 international

Overwatch zombie mode

New Hellblade Patch Out Now, fixes a lot of issues, with more to come

Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War's Shelob Takes The Form Of A Woman

Quake Champions Launches Next Week Into Paid Early Access
Quake Champions will eventually be available as a free-to-play title, but Bethesda at first will only offer paid versions of the game. If you want to try it out next week, you'll have to purchase the Champions Pack $30. This bundle includes access to all 11 heroes, any future Champions that are released, an exclusive Early Access skin for Ranger, and three loot chests. When it fully launches, that price will be bumped up to $40. Bethesda stated that if you've already been playing the beta, you can continue to play a limited, free version of the Early Access release that only lets you play as Ranger.

Dauntless beta

Paragon v42 balance updates coming
Wraith and Gideon buffs
Kallari nerf
More vision options, especially for knowledge and growth

Twitch going to offer more filtering options for streams

MoviePass allows its users to see movies in the theater for a low, monthly fee, which varied by region and tier, $10. Gather a large user base and collect data based on their viewing habits, which could be used for targeted ads. Mitch Lowe, the co-founder of Netflix who currently runs MoviePass, says that business model is years away.

Indie Games being too cheap

Sony 5.0 System Update

Blizzard decides its still battle.net, but Blizzard battle.net

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Paragon v42 update

1v1 game from Gearbox

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.2.2 Out Now
The patch makes it so that you only need two players in a match to get dedicated servers.
Ubisoft is also transitioning Terrorist Hunt to dedicated servers to prevent host migration interruptions.

Shadow of War, pre-order controversy, with microtransactions

The Division Update 1.7
15th - 22nd Global event - Outbreak
bonus damage on headshots
Commendations & Patches, new achievement system
Masks based on the Global events
Stable Weapon Talent was changed to 10% - you can still get it on sub-30 weapons, but not in endgame weapons
Ballistic Shield gets a PVP modifier – players now do 20% more damage to shields than before.
In addition to that, the 3-piece bonus of D3-FNC was changed from "+30% Ballistic Shield health" to 10% Damage to Elites - this is a preparation for the classified version of the set.

Xbox achievements are changing and Spotify is coming!

Steam Direct has more traffic than Greenlight did

Friday The 13th Will No Longer Let You Kill Your Teammates
"Public Games will no longer allow counselor team-killing through weapons use against other counselor players", players can still kill one another by running them over with a car
Despite its initial troubles, Friday the 13th has sold almost 2 million copies since its launch.

Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice

Disney To Pull Its Movies From Netflix Following Current Deal
Disney is set to pull at least some of its content from Netflix. The studio has announced that, following the currently deal, it will remove all of its movies from the service with the intention of providing both entertainment and sports content via two new streaming services of its own.
"US Netflix members will have access to Disney films on the service through the end of 2019, including all new films that are shown theatrically through the end of 2018. We continue to do business with the Walt Disney Company on many fronts, including our ongoing relationship with Marvel TV."

The Hellboy Reboot David Harbour, Mila Jovovich

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad: https://www.twitch.tv/grammaton_dryad

Philamon Grundy: https://www.youtube.com/c/philamon-grundy246

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Gramm goes to zombie town
Gramm's 30 for 30
http://b3gamingcast.podbean.com/e/how-harmful-is-livestreaming-feat-grammaton-dryad/

Phil burns food
Solstice Chronicles: MIA, doesn't feel finished
Fortnite talk
Kickstarter starter game talk and delivery

Thoughts on The Surge Demo

Ghost Recon Wildlands gets demo on Xbox and PS4, no PC demo

Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice PS4, PC, August 8
LawBreakers PC, PS4, August 8
Night Trap 25th Anniversary (Physical) PS4, August 11
Observer Xbox, ps4, pc August 15th
Absolver PS4, PC, August 29
ESO DLC: Horns of the Reach, August 29
Ark: Survival Evolved PS4, Xbox One, PC, August 29
Life is Strange: Before the Storm PS4, Xbox One, PC, August 31

Destiny 2 PC players will be able to play on a new map, but, no Farm
"players could play Control on the Midtown map, PC players will get to battle on Javelin-4"
in order to prevent cheating, it is resisting any attempts by apps, restrictions are capture programs like OBS and XSplit
Bungie states that you'll have to either use an external capture device or a hardware manufacturer app like Nvidia Shadowplay or AMD Relive
use OBS and XSplit if you're willing to play in windowed mode
the game will block framerate overlays from programs like Fraps

Bioware Montreal has been absorbed into EA Motive

Corey Gaspur, designer on ME series and Anthem, has died. Worked on DA:O, ME2&3

Less Likely To Play With Jerks When Starting Out In Dota 2
Valve tweaked the system to make sure that it matches newcomers with players that have consistently high behavior scores.

Titanfall 2 should have sold more
"Maybe because it was super-crowded, the pricing was aggressive--it was a rough window to launch our game." - Vince Zampella
Respawn Entertainment will be winding down large scale support for last year's mecha action FPS
"our numbers during the launch of FD were like five times the numbers since the initial launch. There's two or three times as many people playing Frontier Defense right now than all other multiplayer modes combined."

Wireless adapter for xbox controllers for PC

Dying Light the first of the 10 DLCS has come out

After PS+ annual subscription for EU and AUS has increased by 10 pounds

Death Stranding fog

Super NES Classic Finally Has a Preorder Timeframe
$79.99 micro-console’s September 29 launch

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad: https://www.twitch.tv/grammaton_dryad

Philamon Grundy: https://www.youtube.com/c/philamon-grundy246

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Destiny 2 PC Beta's
The beta begins for people who have pre-ordered the game on August 28, while it opens to the public on August 29. It ends on August 31. Destiny 2 officially launches on PC on October 24.

Destiny 2 Beta's Toughest Section Is Easier In The Full Game

Titanfall 2 Frontier Defense strategy talk

For Honor Finally Adding Dedicated Servers, but, no specific date mentioned

PUGB 5 million copies and an esports event

PokemonFest is a disaster

Bandai Namco has announced that it has delayed registration for Dragon Ball FighterZ's closed beta to August 22. The closed beta will run September 16-18. Nine characters have been confirmed: Goku, Vegeta, Gohan, Frieze, Cell, Majin Buu, Piccolo, Krillin, Future Trunks

Wolfenstein DLC Packs And Season Pass Announced US $25
The first of these expansions, called Episode Zero, will be available at launch for season pass holders or as a free bonus to those who pre-order. The add-on will introduce you to the trio of playable heroes who will star in the subsequent three DLC packs, which will arrive post-launch.
The Adventures of Gunslinger Joe, and it stars a former professional quarterback called Joseph Stallion
The Diaries of Agent Silent Death, will see you "infiltrate Nazi bunkers in California and discover the secrets of Operation San Andreas" as ex-OSS agent Jessica Valiant
The final DLC pack is titled The Amazing Deeds of Captain Wilkins, and it will task you with dismantling a Nazi operation in Alaska.
It's unclear at this stage whether the expansions will be available individually, outside the season pass. Bethesda said further information, including gameplay details and release dates, will emerge "soon."

Overwatch Will Start Punishing "Bad Behavior" More Harshly
Among the things that qualify are "abusive chat, harassment, in-game spam, match inactivity (being intentionally AFK), and griefing."

Fortnite has sold at least 500k copies, even though it will be free next year.
The $40 standard version comes with access to the game as well as loot packs and cosmetic items. The $60 Deluxe, $80 Super Deluxe, and $150 Limited Editions include more bonuses like additional heroes, weapon packs, and more.

Cast Members this episode:

Janzer

Philamon Grundy: https://www.youtube.com/c/philamon-grundy246

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Philamon
Streamer threatens developer Brendan Greene via Twitter
PUBG passes GTA5 in concurrent users on Steam

Ubisoft wants to emulate the Battle Royal formula

Ghost Recon: Wildlands' New PvP Mode Coming Soon
Ghost War pits two teams of four against each other in a "deathmatch experience that builds on the tactical squad play from the main game." Rather than simply play as your character from the campaign, you'll choose from different classes to do battle on "large-scale, open maps.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands Is The Year's Best Seller So Far

Ubisoft Sales
PS4 sales accounted for a much bigger portion of overall sales than last year. During this quarter, it accounted for 44%, compared with 22% for Xbox One. Last year, they accounted for 31% and 23%, respectively. PC declined to 21% from 26% last year.

June 2017 Top 10 Games (All Platforms)

Top 10 Selling Games of 2017

Destiny 2 PS4 Beta player thoughts

GrammatonDryad
Free Multiplayer all access for xbox one/360 this weekend

Kingdom Hearts 3 locations

Pyre out July 25 (bastion/transistor people)
http://store.steampowered.com/app/462770/Pyre/

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows comes to consoles in August
http://store.steampowered.com/app/459090/Masquerada_Songs_and_Shadows/

Dying Light gets 10 DLCs free over next year

Citadel: Forged with Fire MMORPG, developers Blue Isle Studios

ESO midyear mayhem event

(movie) Pacific Rim 2: Uprising, Teaser

(overlap) TF2, DOOM, TellTale, Wildlands PvP
The Wolf Among Us Season 2 releasing in 2018
it features "a fresh story arc for its returning cast of characters."

Janzer247
Diablo 3 Necromancer Season 11 started Thursday 7/20
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/diablo-3s-next-season-begins-here-are-the-potentia/1100-6451892/

Paragon v42 changes
No more Hero level cap in games
faster leveling
unlock heroes based on account level progression instead of daily login
crowns?
rival skins?
We will migrating your old Cards, Card Packs, Chests, and Mastery Levels in v42. There will be lots of retroactive rewards for those that already own Hero Masteries, you will keep your earned progression on owned Masteries. If you’ve Mastered a Hero, expect even more retroactive goodies when the new Mastery changes take effect.

Titanfall: Assault, a strategy game for mobile devices, developed by Particle City

Blizzard ends support for games on Windows XP and Vista

Big Doom Update Unlocks DLC, Revamps Multiplayer
Bethesda and id Software are doing away with Doom's $40 season pass and unlocking its multiplayer DLC for all players
Progressions system revamp

MLB and Overwatch logos look....too similar. MLB filed an opposition.

Latest Humble Bundle has a bunch of Telltale games
It includes the Sam and Max games, as well as Puzzle Agent and Bone. It also comes with the fantastic first season of The Walking Dead.
The next tier unlocks if you pay more than the average, which is $7.43 at the time of this writing. This one comes with more recent Telltale series, such as Tales from the Borderlands, the second season of The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones. Humble Bundle promises that more games will be unlocked for this tier in the coming days, too.
Finally, if you spend at least $15, you'll also receive a copy of Telltale's Batman series and Minecraft: Story Mode.

Next Free Titanfall 2 DLC Includes Frontier Defense, July 25
Five maps only, 4 player coop

Life is Strange: Before the Storm will be a prequel about Chloe and Rachel

Casey Hudson, who initially left BioWare in August 2014, will return to take up the position at Bioware as general manager, replacing Aaryn Flynn

Superhot coming to PS4 July 21st

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad: https://www.twitch.tv/grammaton_dryad

Philamon Grundy: https://www.youtube.com/c/philamon-grundy246

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Just Cause 3 finally getting official mulitplayer, July 20

Peter Molyneux's studio 22Cans, release The Trail: A Frontier Journey on PC this summer on Steam

Free Mass Effect: Andromeda 10-hour trial is available now on PS4, Xbox One, & PC

The Surge Getting Free Demo

Jotun download for free on Steam, until July 17th 10am Pacific

Destiny 2 Preload the Pre-order PS4 July 18th - 20th, XBox One July 19 - 20th, July 21-23 all console players can access beta

Neill Blomkamp still wants to do the Halo movie, but, MS hasn't asked. Go check out Oats Studio on youtube. Fire Base, Rakka, God: Serengeti

Oculus Rift VR with Oculus Touch, for $499, current summer sale $399

City of Brass is the latest project from Uppercut Games, a studio founded by a team of artists, designers, and programmers who worked on BioShock and BioShock 2

Evo 2017 live this weekend

Valve in-game bans on more than 40,000 Steam accounts

Rainbow Six Siege's title update 2.1.1
loot boxes are called Alpha Packs
every user will receive one free loot box
The planned Hong Kong season will be pushed back to Season Three in August, while November's Season Four will feature South Korea
Poland will no longer have its own season in Year Two, but its GROM Operators will be available at the start of seasons three and four. The number of new maps has also been reduced to three, and includes the most recent map set in Spain

Nioh's Defiant Honor DLC, PS4 July 25th, $10
Defiant Honor takes us to Osaka Castle, the largest and most impregnable castle of Sengoku era," he explained. "This add-on features the legendary warrior Sanada Yukimura, serving Tokugawa Ieyasu's archenemy Toyotomi clan, who values honor above all else."

Overwatch Pro League Attracts New England Patriots, New York Mets Owners
Blizzard has reached deals with six entities to participate in the not-yet-launched professional gaming league dedicated to Blizzard's popular shooter
According to ESPN, Blizzard has come to terms for teams to be located in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Boston, Shanghai, and Seoul
the buy-in for the San Francisco-based NRG Esports team is reportedly $20 million

Ready Player One’s film adaptation is about eight months away
2011 novel by Ernest Cline, Ready Player One tells the story of a dystopian near future in which man-made environmental calamities have wreaked havoc on humanity

Nine Inch Nails’ five-song EP Add Violence featuring “Less Than” will be released digitally on July 21.

Castlevania producer teases an animated adaptation of Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Paragon V42 update August 8th
Zinx shipping in v.41.3
Iggy rework in V42
more items within the mastery system that will be purchasable through reportedly
all new decks, no card upgrades, no economy cap
you will be able to choose any two afinities for any hero, & apply a deck to any hero

For Honor deveoper Ubisoft Montreal says reports of player loss are "fake news"

Nier Automata on PC/Steam

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad: https://www.twitch.tv/grammaton_dryad

Philamon Grundy: https://www.youtube.com/c/philamon-grundy246

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Are Young men working less and gaming more?

Destiny 2 early access July 18 for PS4 & 19 for XBOXOne. PC August. Launch Sept. 6 for consoles and Oct. 24 for PC

Player Unknown is delayed until end of the year

Overwatch Doomfist is not Terry Crews

Zenimax being sued over use of song in ads
Dion DiMucci singer-songwriter for "The Wanderer", apparently entered an agreement with record label Universal Music Group that his song could be used in Fallout 4 ads. Under the terms of the agreement, DiMucci argues he had the right to prohibit the use of his song unless his terms were met first.

ME:A update new difficulty Platinum adds Veteran bonus ranks (gives more power, etc.), boosted Ultra Rare weapons, more facial animation/cinematic improvements, Fixed issue where player could commit to relationships with both Jaal and Cora concurrently

Horizon Zero Dawn update, adds New Game+ mode, Ultra Hard mode, and a bunch of fixes

Captain America is Hydra?!?

Spiderman Homecoming

Castlevania launched on Netflix July 7th

The Tomorrow Children servers shutting down

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor

Sam Jackson will return in Captain Marvel, March 2019 with Brie Larson

Elder Scrolls Update in August, The Horns of the Reach DLC
ESO Plus free trial

XboxOne game gifting
Compatibility for halo previous dlc for games will be free

Rocket League update and crossplatform options upcoming

Twitch Affiliate Sub button

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad: https://www.twitch.tv/grammaton_dryad

Emphasyze: https://www.twitch.tv/emphasyze

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Eve Online developer sent candy "bag of dicks"

Lawbreakers Free Open Beta Starts June 30th, ends July 5
Pricing $30
GoW creator Cliff Bleszinski' studio, Boss Key Productions
Arena base mp shooter, release on Steam and PS4
"I want that one player who likes the game and doesn't feel like spending any money to be able to take down the trust fund kid that's spent a ton of money to have all the stuff"
Publisher - Nexon

330,000 Rust Owners Have Asked Steam For Refunds. That totals $4.3 million.
5.5 million people own Rust

Alex Mauer created a soundtrack for Starr Mazer and put claims on any youtube video that has featured the game or music of the game.

Star Citizen Dev Denies That It's Facing Financial Trouble
https://robertsspaceindustries.com/spectrum/community/SC/forum/1/thread/re-uk-tax-rebate-advance-for-foundry-42

Destiny 2's Clan System is still a mystery

Mass Effect Andromeda DLC is not not not going to happen

Overwatch statues...yay....

G2A is back in the business of reselling game keys

The Xbox Ultimate Game Sale
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/massive-xbox-digital-sale-begins-all-deals-reveale/1100-6451333/

Massive PSN Sale Discounts Hundreds Of PS4, PS3, And Vita Games
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/massive-psn-sale-discounts-hundreds-of-ps4-ps3-and/1100-6451229/

StarCraft Remastered Gets Release Date And Price; Preorders Now Open
August 14 $15
include Brood War
The original non-remastered version of StarCraft (Brood War included) is free to download now. https://battle.net/download/getInstallerForGame?os=WIN&version=LIVE&gameProgram=STARCRAFT

The third annual GuardianCon, a Destiny fan convention held in Florida, has raised over $1.2 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

A sequel to Dragon Age: Inquisition in the works?
Series creative director Mike Laidlaw said on The 1099 podcast this week that "something is happening with Dragon Age"

Sega launched its Sega Forever service, with mixed reception. Complaints of dropped frames, poor audio, and bad controls.

Nintendo Switch & Wii U
Breath of the Wild, Master trials & DLC

Miyamoto says he doesn't want people to make new Mario games, but, make new IP

The Division 1.7 update news

Watchdogs 2, 4 player mode available for free

Take-Two's attempted takedown of OpenIV caused an uproar in the GTA V modding community
"Rockstar Games believes in reasonable fan creativity, and, in particular, wants creators to showcase their passion for our games," the statement reads. "After discussions with Take-Two, Take-Two has agreed that it generally will not take legal action against third-party projects involving Rockstar’s PC games that are single-player, non-commercial, and respect the intellectual property (IP) rights of third parties."

We're Living In the Age of Kotaku
Shitness Like Usual
We're ObjectFluid Now

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad: https://www.twitch.tv/grammaton_dryad

Philamon Grundy: https://www.youtube.com/c/philamon-grundy246

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Gramm plays Life Is Strange

Netflix doing a Choose your own Adventure for kids

Late Shift choose your own adventure game/movie

Assassin's Creed Collector's Edition

Tech demo of Beyond Good & Evil 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8IguhQqhAg

Black Desert Online experience by Philamon

Friday the 13th issues free DLC and Retro Jason as apology for sucking
Also in the DLC is new clothing for every counselor, as well as 13,000 free customization points for all players. Everyone will also be able to partake in a double XP scheduled for this weekend, running from June 23-25. The DLC itself launches tomorrow, June 20.

Solstice Chronicles: MIA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaat3iceQIA

Paragon new character Wraith announced for June 27th release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBeFejv7a0Y

Destiny no longer supporting Iron Banner or Trials of Osiris after Destiny 2 comes out

Final Fantasy 14 Director Wants Switch And Xbox One Version

Xbox Owners Will Soon Be Able To Have LAN Parties Across Xbox One X, Xbox One And The Original Xbox

Classic Sega Games From Genesis To Dreamcast Are Going Free (With Ads) On Mobile

Player UnKnown's Battlegrounds 4 million copies sold

Nino KuNi

Zenimax wants another 5million and 20% of sales

Killing Floor 1, free on humble bundle for a limited time

GTA 5 Players Are Angry About Mod Tool's Shutdown, And They're Taking It Out On Steam Reviews
Grand Theft Auto V tool OpenIV

Digital Extremes going after a dataminer legally

Rocket League Tournament Will Be Televised On NBC Sports $100,000 prize pool this summer

Rainbow Six Siege Update 2.1
hitbox changes have been implemented
while matchmaking, browse menus
Glaz weapon damage reduced, accuracy lowered when repeat firing
A ton of map updates and changes for balance and to kill exploits

Darkest Dungeon DLC The Crimson Court released
New Hero, enemies, 5 new bosses, a wandering boss, 10 new buidings to upgrade in hamlet, new bigger maps, lore equipment for set bonuses

You Can Now Play A Chunk Of Hitman For Free, developer IO Interactive now independent
The game's first location, the ICA Facility, can now be downloaded and played in its entirety without paying a cent.
https://hitman.com/en-us/free

Cast Members this episode:

Grammaton Dryad: https://www.twitch.tv/grammaton_dryad

Philamon Grundy: https://www.youtube.com/c/philamon-grundy246

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