Friday the 13th is bad, but, players love it of course
Titanfall 2 Monarch update
Baywatch is a flop

Steam Greenlight
$100 per game

R6Siege Operation Health
Updating player model hitboxes, removing accessories from hitboxes

For Honor patch 1.08
players face a 10 minute matchmaking penalty if they quit midmatch
you'll now be rewarded for Player vs AI matches

Gears of War 4 free update June 6th, up to 10 hours of free gameplay starting the 9th for a week
adding two difficulty levels to campaign and horde
adding old maps
adding 15 horde skills

Final Fantasy 14 Stormblood, new dungeons/raids, zones, jobs. Red Mage & Samurai
you no longer have to level up other jobs in order to gain the skills and abilities essential to play your character's primary job, simply pick and choose from a list of abilities

Twitch plays the stock with 50k

Nintendo Switch online service will require a subscription fee, will be free until it goes live in the future

Extinction, developer Iron Galaxy (divekick & Killer Instinct), similar to God of War meets Attack on Titan

GTFO hardcore co-op action horror FPS "GTFO" by 10 Chambers Collective
10 Chambers is completely self funded, meaning there is no board of directors that dictates our creative choices. We can go for a more niche audience--so GTFO goes out to the tight knit, die hard co-op teams of 2-4 people. Technically you can play alone, but really, the world of GTFO is no place for lone wolves and stragglers. They'll die, lost in the game's endless maze.

Bohemia Interactive today announced a release date for its next game, Argo. The free-to-play tactical shooter will be available on PC on June 22. A simplified Arma.

Crytek's Hunt: Showdown previously Horrors of the Gilded Age, a four player creature hunt, randomly generated missions/maps

Supergiant Games
(bastion/transistor) has been working on Pyre, launching July 25. Pre-order now for 10% discount. Party based rpg, gameplay centers around a competition called the Rites. 3v3 battles. Interactive narrative.

Bans 34 games

Platinum trying to port more of their old games

Wonder Woman banned in Lebanon

E3 Press conference times

PS3 finally no longer produced in Japan as well

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Microsoft’s Beam renamed to Mixer, adds co-op streaming

SEGA classic Crazy Taxi is now free to play on mobile

First Full Lineup of Xbox Game Pass Games Revealed

Vanquish plays amazing on the PC

The Surge

Overwatch free for the weekend, Fallout 4

Black Desert Online $5

Black Ops 3 Multiplayer DLC free on PC in June

Hitman for $10 on amazon, Dev IO Interactive Put Up For Sale By Square Enix

GTA 5 Ships 80 Million Units

How an EVE Online con artist tricked a ruthless pirate into giving him his priceless ship
Amamake Police, a group of EVE Online’s pirates
Alliance Tournament ships
a Chremoas frigate

Mechwarrior Online

Hawken is boring

Players are "meme sheep" for not knowing something that was not stated before, according to "Professorbroman"
Destiny 2 uses a hybrid of client-server and peer-to-peer technology, just like Destiny 1. Every event hosted by their servers, no host migrations. invested heavily in new server infrastructure for Destiny 2, including using cloud servers for gameplay for the first time

Digital Extremes Keystone alpha game
Person walks into DE studios and gets info on the game

World's Adrift on Steam

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Mass Effect update

Female characters in games

Battlefront 2

Witcher coming to Netflix

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance coming to Netflix

Rainbox Six Siege

Far Cry 5

The Crew 2

Poshybrid died of an OD on fentanyl, World of Tanks

World of Tanks threatens TheFochYou for calling out pay to win tactics, a tank and premium ammo. He was a content contributor. Developer Wargaming

Zenimax suing Samsung Gear VR

PUBG porting to consoles

Destiny 2 PC
4k support
Uncapped framerate
Full M/KB
Adjustable FoV

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Netflix is rolling out shows like cable

B3 GamingCast website now affiliated with Bundle Stars. Check our site for game deals!

RIP Alan Wake game, dead due to music licensing rights

Nier Automata technical issue updates by Phil

More on Mass Effect Andromeda

Warframe datamining leads to...?

The 5 highest rated games on steam

The Surge by Deck13

Mass Effect Andromeda update 1.06

Quake Champions beta

Why Philamon hates Stan Lee in Guardians of the Galaxy

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Dev Chat notes:

Stardrop Game
June 1st, Steam, Early Access
Joure Visser, (yow-da) Developer, Publisher

What do you do?

History of video games?

How did you get into making video games?

What did you do before Stardrop?

Where/How did Stardrop begin?

How has your experience been up to this point?

Other video game work?

Reviews and comments/criticism on the game?

What do you think is important about making video games?

How did you pick voice actors? Game engine?

What do you get when you buy Stardrop? Missions?

Plans for future content? Expansions?

Plans for a new game?

Star Drop Game

Get Stardrop Demo on Steam

Stardrop Thunderclap

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Guardians of the Galaxy 2, when are trailers going to just over run movies?

Marvel Defenders

The Dark Tower movies

Smite 4.8 Patch Notes Reveal A Bob Ross $10 May 9th

Tekken | Roger Jr. | Katsuhiro Harada

Twitch streamer, gets swatted

Praey For The Gods

Netflix hacker is an asshole

The Division and Rocket League free this weekend

Someone Speedran Portal without using any Portals

TwitchCon 2017

COD WW2 game youtube creators crying over revenue before the game has been released

YouTube ad revenue is down all around

Darksiders 3 comes out in 2018 Fury has a whip

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe beat out YouPorn in traffic

Remedy Entertainment, best known for Max Payne, Alan Wake and Quantum Break, backed by Publisher 505 Games, will be working on a game called P7, Project 7.

Oculus closing an internal development studio called Story Studio and will not have a booth at E3 this year. Facebook looking to focus on Film not gaming.

Overwatch Is Now A Billion-Dollar Franchise
Diva cop outfit

China has forced Blizzard to reveal exact Overwatch and Hearthstone drop rates

NBA Playgrounds releasing May 9th for PS4, XBone, Switch, PC $20

The Long Dark launch August 1st alongside a new narrative mode, called Wintermute.

Gears of War movie, by Universal Studios

7 Top Selling Game Franchises in History

Player Unknown sold 2 Million copies

Prey launches to positive reviews and mixed feelings

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Twitch Affiliation silliness

Livestreaming experiences

Former overwatch pro, Matt “Dellor” Vaughn, "retired" due to racist remarks

Street Fighter V stage removed for "unintentional religious references"
Islamic chants in the background music
Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time had Muslim prayers

Which console is winning the war?
Nintendo 3DS
Xbone (half of ps4)

Night Trap is being released for the PS4 and Xbone, sometime this spring

ESA - Entertainment Software Association
Average age of gamer 35
Most own a PC
2016 74% Digital to 26% physical
2010 31% Digital to 69% pysical
Quality of graphics
30.4 Billion in 2016 spent on games

Confirmed Xbox Game Pass Titles:
For $10/month
EA Access program is offered for $5/month or $30/year
Fable III
Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
Halo 5: Guardians
Lego Batman
Mad Max
Mega Man Legacy Collection
NBA 2K16
Payday 2
Saints Row IV Re-Elected
SoulCalibur II
Tekken Tag Tournament II

COD WWII will squadmates give you health and ammo, and can impact your gampeplay if they get lost or die
Get in the beta by pre-ordering

Perception: coming out May 30, from former Bioshock devs now working at Deep End Games

For Honor adding new maps and who cares

Nioh DLC, Dragon of the North release date May 2, along with PvP (requires PS Plus subscription). Team Ninja $24.99

Sky Saga alpha ended this week, game is into beta, but the devs are currently working on it.

Atlus has announced changes to its policy regarding Persona 5 streaming and apologized for the way it initially presented its guidelines. "we're now asking players to refrain from streaming or posting video past the end of the in-game date of 11/19"
"We also want to apologize to those of you who saw the previous guidelines blog post as threatening."
"If you decide to stream past 7/7 (I HIGHLY RECOMMEND NOT DOING THIS, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED), you do so at the risk of being issued a content ID claim or worse, a channel strike/account suspension"

Hacker in the UK gets 2 years of jail, for attacking sony/microsoft

Free game: Little Nightmares, Bayonetta, Tomb Raider, Astroneer, Ori and Blind Forest, Hollow Knight, River City Ransom: Underground

Games From Gramm: husk, okhlos, project highrise, data hacker r3b00t, lovely planet, over the void, pixel piracy

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Who is Faegwent, and why?

Twitch Affiliate Program
At launch, Affiliates will be able to start using Cheering with Bits on their channel
There is no application process. We will begin sending invitations to streamers who qualify via email
Invitations will roll out gradually over several weeks
At launch, non-partnered streamers who have:
At least 500 total minutes broadcast in the last 30 days
At least 7 unique broadcast days in the last 30 days
An average of 3 concurrent viewers or more over the last 30 days
At least 50 Followers
The initial wave of invitations around launch will be staggered over a several weeks. New invitations will continue to go out every few weeks after launch as new streamers qualify for the program. Invitations will not be instant as soon as a streamer meets the criteria. It will take a few weeks.

Author of The Witcher books, states video games are bad ways to tell stories...
Metro 2033 author speaks against him

ESO Update on the PTS for Morrowind
Champion system being revamped and a lot of other things
New Warden class

Star Wars: Battlefront 2 Will Use Dedicated Servers

NBA Playgrounds $20 in May

2017 Top Games by Sales

Ghost Recon: Wildlands
New expansion april 25, Narco Road, $15
For Honor
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild*
Resident Evil 7
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Grand Theft Auto V
Horizon: Zero Dawn*
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
NBA 2K17
Battlefield 1

Diablo 2 Speedrunner Beats The Game Without Attacking, 7 hours

Dead Cells, Perma death Soulslike, Metroidvania, Roguelike, May 10, Motion Twin

Code Vein, Prepare to Dine
dungeon exploration-type, hard action RPG
players assume the role of a Revenant, superpowered vampires who have lost their memories, need blood in order to avoid turning into a Lost
Due out 2018, Unreal engine 4, AI-controlled companion

Ten Cent "We Game" to challenge Steam?
Humble Bundle
EA's Uplay

Mass Effect Lead Developer had a hard time finding good constructive criticism

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The Last Jedi trailer

Battlefront 2
you play as special forces on the empire's side
Luke, R2D2, Darth Maul, Yoda, Rey, Kylo Ren, Post Return of the Jedi

Bayonetta PC out now on Steam $20
Until April 25, Sega is giving everyone that purchases Bayonetta on PC the Digital Deluxe Edition at no extra cost.
This version includes the five track soundtrack sampler, digital artbook "from the Climax Edition, enhanced with even more concept art," wallpapers, and avatars. It also includes Japanese and English voice overs and subtitles.

Bulletstorm Fullclip $60

ESO free until April 18, PS4, Xbox One, and PC
discounted to 9.90 until the 18th
gold edition 29.99 includes all dlc

A remake of Yakuza Kiwami $30 PS4 Aug. 29

Xbox One / Windows 10 now has a refund system. No more than 2 hours or 2 weeks

Xbox Scorpio

Titanfall 2 new DLC
The announcement comes just days after it was revealed that it failed to even match its predecessor's sales.
2.52 million
4.91 million

Warframe dying, again
I will say this for warframe, and its easy to look up the stats for at least steam which doesn't count consoles, since December of 2013, they have not dropped below 11k players (PC alone) and since August of 2015 have never dropped below 20k players (PC alone). Many other games have either come and gone, or have dropped in population so significantly as to make them just about dead (The Divsion, and I love that game).

Regardless of what people may think about the game, Digital Extremes knows how to get people's attention, and retain it, especially if you consider they have been doing it for as long as they have and their current 30 day average is over 31k players. Cheers to them. They made a game that, short of MMOs that I played in the past, was able to retain my interest longer than any other game.

Fallout Cosplayer swarmed by police in Canada

Prepare to Dine > Bandai Namco

Get Even, May 26th
Condemned and FEAR

Narcosis by Count

Josh Brolin is Cable

Dolph Lundgren in Aquaman King Nierius

Thor Ragnarok

Play the first hour of Prey on PS4 and Xbox One April 27

Marry your waifu at a wedding chapel in Tokyo
Hibiki Works using virtual reality and a real wedding chapel in Tokyo to have you tie the knot with one of the three girls in its latest erotic dating sim, Nitzuma Lovely x Cation

Overwatch King's Row Uprising, until May 1, play as Tracer
PvE mode, Omnics sounds like Omec
There are two forms of the mode: one with a limited hero selection (Tracer, Reinhardt, Mercy, and Torbjörn), and another with access to the full roster (expect someone to pick Bastion).
You'll weave your way through King's Row to capture and hold points, activate and escort a payload, and take out a few final priority targets, all while various omnic models flood in

Windows 10 Creator Update
Windows Game Mode dedicates more system resources to your game
Beam streaming built in
Recording option up to an hour
Windows + G key

Nintendo Switch 1 Million sold in March alone

Burger King ad upsets the internet

Apple to buy Disney?

Count Shockula takes his leave.

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IT comment stupidity

Youtube ad revenue issues

Don Rickles has died

Reviewing comedy specials
Dana Carvey: Straight White Male, 60

Amy Schumer: The Leather Special

Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

Bill Burr: Walk Your Way Out

Dave Chappelle Collection 1: The Age of Spin, Deep in the Heart of Texas

Gearbox, G2A and Totalbiscuit, we talked about G2A back in Episode 11 and 34 of the B3GC

MEA "I'm only human" song
Tweet responses to the changes upcoming

Nier Automata
The Platinum Games-developed game has passed 1 million in combined worldwide shipments and digital sales.

Denova security for Mass Effect Andromeda was cracked

Domina game

MLB 2017 The Show

GameStop Confirms Possible Credit Card Breach
intruders between mid-September 2016 and the first week of February 2017

Destiny 2 pre-order bullshit

New Star Citizen Video Arrives, As Game Passes $146 Million In Funding

Ship of Heroes Kickstarter

The Witcher Dev Defends "Cyberpunk" Trademark Following Controversy CD Projekt Red
Have held a trademark since 2012
Gained approval in the EU

Persona 5 Developer Threatens Gamers Who Share Too Much Of The Game

Marvel Heroes Omega, coming to consoles

Electronic Arts is sending out 2 TB external hard drives to EA Access members who have been subscribers "from the start."
a 2 TB Seagate external hard drive, three one-month EA Access membership codes, and a note from EA.
EA Access costs $5/month or $30/year


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