Thursday, May 1, 2014

Episode #33 - Star Wars, Disney Infinity and Nintendo's E3 plans

Furious Fourcast Episode #33 - Star Wars, Disney Infinity and Nintendo's E3 Plans

News of the game and sci-fi variety hit hard this week with Star Wars cast news, Nintendo's E3 plans, a Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Hero Edition announcement and more. The Furious Fourcast welcomes back Jen, Jeramy, Max and Scott for another roundtable discussion.

The crew also hops on for another rapid-fire Buy, Skip or Wait featuring Mario Golf: World Tour, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 game, Wolverine's fate and more.

So tune in and share your thoughts in the comments below.

Thronecast: S4E04 - Oathkeeper

Game of Thrones has entered its fourth episode for season 4 and the Furious Fourcast has decided to put together a dedicated Thronecast for the hit show. Yeah, we may be late to the party but we got things to say and it was cutting into our regular episodes.

This week, Jen, Jeramy, Max and Scott talk the ramifications of episode 3 heading into “Oathkeeper” and how the table is being set for things down the line. There are some things with this episode that make Jen even less happy but there are some suprises as well with how the show has begun to diverge from the books.

So, sit back and have a watch or listen with us as we talk Game of Thrones and share your thoughts on "Oathkeeper" in the comments below.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Episode #32 - Game of Eww, Dragon Age: Inquisition and is AAA gaming dying?

Furious Fourcast Episode #32 - Game of Eww, Dragon Age: Inquisition and is AAA gaming dying?

The Furious Fourcast is back for the 32nd episode and welcomes Jeramy Pappas from the Daily Crate back. The latest Game of Thrones was controversial for one very big and gross reason but there were also some other things in the episode to take issue with.

Dragon Age: Inquisition also made a splash this week with a new trailer and a release date. Everything looks fantastic so far but will it live up to the promise? The same can be said with other significant trailers released this week for Evolve from Turtle Rock Studios and Watch Dogs from Ubisoft.

That leads to another question as we head deeper into the PS4 and Xbox One. Is the market for AAA games drying up as the costs get bigger and bigger? Both Epic Games and GameStop appear to have read the writing on the wall.

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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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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