Thursday, April 17, 2014

Episode #31 - Game of Thrones, PAX East and Bungie fires Marty

After a brief two-week hiatus, the Furious Fourcast returns and welcomes the “Gentleman Gamer”, Russell Jones, to the fold.

In this latest podcast, we discuss the dramatic return of Game of Thrones and all the bloody drama and intrigue that has unfolded over the first two episodes of season four. Yes, there is definitely spoiler material in here so you will want to skip ahead to 27:00 in the videocast or 27:05 in the audio-only version. You've been warned!

When we aren't talking the latest in fantasy soap opera, Max shares details on his trip to PAX East and the games he got to try out like Turtle Rock’s Evolve and demos of other games like The Evil Within from Shinji Mikami’s Tango Gameworks and Bethesda. Let’s just say that Jen wasn't too happy with one of these.

We also touch on the shocking news that legendary Halo and Destiny composer Marty O’Donnell was fired by Bungie before moving on to more light-hearted fare in our Buy, Skip or Wait rapid(ish) fire session about Trials Fusion, Final Fantasy XIV and The Last of Us on the PS4 plus whether Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. dramatic Captain America: Winter Soldier tie-in made the show worth watching.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Episode #30 - Oculus Rift, Facebook, Morpheus and the VR future

Furious Fourcast #30 - Oculus, Facebook, Morpheus and the VR Future

Virtual Reality headsets like the Kickstarter-backed Oculus Rift and Sony's Project Morpheus for the PS4 were the talk of GDC last week. Then news dropped like a megaton bomb Tuesday that Facebook bought Oculus Rift. Jen, Max, Robert and Scott all got together for episode number 30 of the Furious Fourcast to discuss the implications of the deal and whether our gaming and entertainment future is wearing virtual reality headsets.

We also check in with Robert on what he saw and did while at GDC, whether X-Men: Days of Future Past looks like an X-movie worth seeing and what's up with Microsoft's new reputation system for the Xbox One.

We also manage to squeeze in a new Buy, Skip or Wait for some of the latest game and movie releases!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Episode #29 - In Defense of Dudebro Games

Furious Fourcast #29 - In Defense of Dudebro Games

The Furious Fourcast welcomes special guest Keri Honea as regular Scott clearly does not operate well on a couple of hours of sleep. The result is a sometimes pronunciation and memory disabled yet entertaining discussion of the "Dudebro" game genre.

Join in as we explore what makes a "Dudebro" games plus do "Dudebro" games such as Call of Duty, Gears of War and the recently released Titanfall get too much crap because of the perception of the gamers who play them? Are there "Dudebro" games that can be appreciated?

We also do a "Dudebro" special edition of Buy or Skip with a focus on which franchises are worth a buy and which are worth skip.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

One Shot #6 - inFamous: Second Son for PS4

One Shot 6 - inFamous: Second Son

Our own Max Parker of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has spent a stupendous amount of time with inFamous: Second Son for the Playstation 4 and is here to share his thoughts on the game in the latest Furious Fourcast One Shot episode.

Is this the first "must have" game for the PS4 or is this just more of the same inFamous with a new graphical sheen? Check out what Max thinks in the videocast/podcast below or by reading his written review and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

'Titanfall' for Xbox One Giveaway

Titanfall - Giveaway

Want to drop a Titan? Furious Fourcast is giving away a physical copy of Titanfall for the Xbox One to one lucky winner. To enter, simply use the handy Rafflecopter widget below to follow the Furious Fourcast and its four hosts on Twitter and Facebook. The more you follow, the more you increase your chances of winning!

The Titanfall giveaway runs up until midnight on Wednesday, March 19 and a winner will be announced the Thursday morning. Good luck to everyone!

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Note that only residents of the United States 18 years of age and older are eligible for this promotion and we will only ship Titanfall within the 50 United States. Please click on the terms and conditions link in widget above to see the complete rules.

Friday, March 14, 2014

One Shot #5 - Dark Souls 2

Furious Fourcast One Shot - Dark Souls 2

Those who are about to die, the Furious Fourcast salutes you! Dark Souls II landed on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 this week and Jen and Max talk about how many times they've died among other topics from cliffs to the value of the campfires. Is this an improvement on the series, more of the same or just a really niche game?

Take a look or listen and let us know what you think of the latest difficult RPG from Namco Bandai and FROM Software.

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Monday, March 10, 2014

Episode #28 - Watch Dogs and The Last of Us

Furious Fourcast #28 - Watch Dogs and The Last of Us

The Furious Fourcast manage to wrangle all four of its members together for a new episode to discuss the latest in gaming shenanigans. Watch Dogs made for an easy target this past week with a new release release date and a trailer that doesn't match what was originally shown in the debut E3 video. How much will that matter though?

We also got news that The Last of Us will be getting a movie which is sure to excite some but also begs the question if it is even needed. The State of the Console War between the PS4 and Xbox One is also touched on along with Amy Hennig's departure from Naughty Dog and we bring back Buy, Skip or Wait for another round of fun as Jen and Scott lament the difficulty in playing South Park: The Stick of Truth.

As a reminder we've got a chance to win Steam Code for The Walking Dead: Season Two for YouTube subscribers so be sure to subscribe to the Furious Fourcast channel.

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Streaming 'Titanfall' starting Tuesday at 8 PM EST

Titanfall Xbox One Live Stream

There's this little game called Titanfall coming out Tuesday for the Xbox One and Microsoft is enabling Twitch broadcasting on the same day. That sounds like a perfect opportunity to try out both and share our thoughts on the game and the new feature.

Furious Fourcast will be streaming Titanfall on our official Twitch account and Max's GameGuyPGH Twitch account starting at 8 PM EST on Tuesday. We'll be starting from the very beginning of the game and leveling our way up to parkouring and Titan killing glory. Or, we could just perform a couple of face plants against a wall somewhere. Either way, it will be entertaining as long as the Xbox LIVE servers don't suffer from a launch meltdown!

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Giveaway: 'The Walking Dead Season Two' Steam Code

The Walking Dead: Season Two
The Furious Fourcast is running with a chance to win a Steam code for Telltale Games' The Walking Dead: Season Two for the PC. What do you need to do to enter? Simple. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and you are automatically entered for a chance to survive the zombie apocalypse through the eyes of an eleven-year old girl. Not bad, right?

The winner will be selected on Wednesday, March 12 at 9pm EST and will be notified shortly afterwards.

Stay tuned as we'll have more giveaways to run in the future including one for an Xbox One copy of Titanfall.

Update: Congrats to Jaki Ford for winning the Walking Dead: Season Two Steam code!

Friday, March 7, 2014

One Shot #4 - The Walking Dead Season Two: Episode Two - A House Divided

Furious Fourcast One Shot #4 - The Walking Dead Season Two: Episode Two - A House Divided

The latest One Shot of the Furious Fourcast sees Scott going solo with The Walking Dead Season Two: Episode Two - A House Divided. He's been enamored with Telltale Games' adventure series but this episode doesn't sit well with him. Find out why!

Also, we are giving away a Steam code for a Season Pass to The Walking Dead: Season Two so be sure to subscribe for a chance to win. We'll contact the winner on Wednesday, March 12.

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