Outlast 2 Controversy – Press Start to BGN 22/03/2017 Show Recap
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Outlast 2 Controversy – Press Start to BGN 22/03/2017 Show Recap

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Welcome back to Press Start to BGN, Laurier’s gaming show by a bunch of Game Design & Development students here at Laurier’s Brantford campus. The program is very new and so is our show, so for those who don’t know Game Design & Development is headed by Dr Scott Nicholson through the Brantford Games Network or BGN, hence the name “Press Start to BGN” which sounds like “begin.” This week we go into the game genres we suck at but still love to play as well as all the game news and releases for the week. Thanks for tuning in!

NEWS!

  • Super Mario Run will be available to Android on March 23rd
  • Kurt Margenau, Game Director of Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, has confirmed to the PlayStation Blog that Nathan Drake will not be making an appearance in the game “at all”
  • Game Freak has released recruitment advertisements for a console game, stating that recruits will be working on “characters, monsters and items” for “a title that everyone knows”
  • Tang Gameworks may have leaked The Evil Within 2 through an internal job listing for QA
  • The Australian Classification Board has denied Outlast 2 a rating due to the sexual violence found within the game

  • YouTuber JonTron has tried to clear up some of his offensive remarks from last regarding race while engaged in a debate on Steve Bonnell’s Twitch channel
  • Allie Rose-Marie Leost, a worker within EA’s motion-capture labs, is currently experiencing vicious harassment online due to the overall disappointment in the lack of improvement in Mass Effect: Andromeda’s animation quality
  • In just under two weeks, Horizon Zero Dawn has sold a total of 2.6 million copies
  • CapCom will be bundling its Disney Afternoon NES Classics for PS4, Xbox One and PC (available in April 18th for $19.99)

What’s Coming Out Soon!

Games out this week:

  • Mass Effect: Andromeda (PS4, X1 & PC)
  • Everything (PS4)

  • Super Mario Run Mar 23 (Android)
  • Mario Sports Superstars Mar 24 (3DS)

PlayStation Plus:

  • Disc Jam, PS4, Tearaway Unfolded, PS4, Under Night: In-Birth, PS3, Earth Defense Force 2025, PS3, Lumo, PS Vita (crossbuy on PS4), Severed, PS Vita

Games w/ Gold:

  • Layers of Fear 01/03 to 31/03, Evolve: Ultimate Edition – Available 16/03 to 15/04, Heavy Weapon – Available 16/03 to 31/03

Topic of the Show:

This week we discussed our favourite genres that we love to play but absolutely suck at, as well as what genres we feel like we’re really good at!

What We’ve Been Playing:

Stephan:

  • Fallout Shelter
    • From Bethesda Game Studios comes the single player simulation game Fallout Shelter. In this game, players build and manage their own Vault as the coordinator and leader of the citizens that live there with you. Keep everyone happy as you meet to your citizen’s needs of power, food, and water.  Rescue survivors, take care of your citizens and pet your dog in this game available on iOS, Android, PC and now the Xbox One.
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • In the newest installment to the Zelda franchise comes Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. In this action adventure game, players play as Link after awaking from a hundred-year slumber. This game is a large departure from the regular linear storyline the series is usually known for. This new installment prides itself in its open world exploration and allows players to defeat dungeons in any order they wish. Explore to your heart’s content, available on the new Nintendo Switch system and on Wii U.
  • Overwatch
    • From Blizzard Entertainment comes their 2016 first person shooter, multiplayer game Overwatch. Overwatch contains multiple characters to choose from to battle as with their strengths being linked to four main play categories: offense, defense, tank, and support. Choose your character and fight either one on one or on a team of six against other teams throughout the game’s various game modes and maps. With updates and events coming out throughout the year, Overwatch is available on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
  • Rhythm Doctor
    • From 7th Beat Games comes Rhythm Doctor, “the hardest one button game you will ever play”. Save a variety of patients by tapping on the seventh beat to start the patient’s heart. So far there is a demo out, available to play on itch.io with six levels to tap out the beat to. Coming to Mac, Windows, iOS, and Android some time this year.

Jelena:

  • Nidhogg
    • From Messhof, comes Nidhogg comes, a single player/multiplayer fighting game. This game is a fast paced two-player dueling game that has players fencing against one another to reach their opponent’s side of the playing field. Get to the other side first and you will be swallowed by the Norse serpent Niohoggr for your efforts. Available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita.

Cassie:

  • Jelly Juggle
    • From Ian MacLarty comes the iOS game Jelly Juggle. In this game, you lay as a little goldfish swimming in a circle, as you try and collect pieces of Jello with faces on them. Avoid crabs and score points in this game described as “an exciting new thumb-sport!”
  • Kirby: Triple Deluxe
    • From Nintendo comes their 2014 Kirby installment Kirby: Triple Deluxe. In this game, players play as Kirby as he tries to rescue Dream Land from insect evil forces residing in Floralia, a new land that has appeared above Dreamland. This installment includes three new copy abilities on top of the twenty from the previous game, challenging battles, and new puzzles to complete. Available on Nintendo 3DS.

Hunter:

  • Night in the Woods
    • From Kickstarter to reality comes Infinite Fall’s Night in the Woods. In this single player adventure game, players play as a 20-year-old cat named Mae who has just recently dropped out of college and has returned to her hometown of Possum Springs. Reuniting with her old high school friends, Mae begins to settle back into her small-town life but finds things are not going to be the same as they use to be. Play various mini games, spend time with your friends and create a new chapter in your life in this spectacularly charming game. Available on PC and PlayStation 4.

 

Adam:

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
    • From Firaxis Games comes the turn-based tactic roleplaying game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Set during an alien invasion on Earth, the player is tasked with controlling the multinational paramilitary organization XCOM whose must protect the Earth from these alien invaders. Send your teams on missions, research alien technologies, capture prisoners and manage the expansions of XCOM’s base of operations in this tactical, turn based game. Available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, and PlayStation Vita.

WRAP

That’s everything! We’re super excited to be doing this show and we hope you’re enjoying it too 🙂 We’re on every Wednesday at 7 pm on this site and if you have any questions or feedback feel free to tweet Stephan (@StephanReilly) or email reil4130 (at) mylaurier (dot) ca. Thanks again and catch you next week!

DON’T “DRAKE AND DRIVE” TO YOUR EX’S HOUSE
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DON’T “DRAKE AND DRIVE” TO YOUR EX’S HOUSE

It’s that time again Drake stans. Your very own 6 God, released a new project last Saturday! After delivering another chart topping album with “Views”, we’ve all been waiting for new music from the Toronto artist himself.

Drizzy officially announced the date of his album through his promotional instagram video and is available to stream through Spotify as well as Apple Music.

He released the upcoming works of his projects back in October on the infamous OVO Sound Radio as well as posting a picture of his father, Dennis Graham posed for “More Life”.

Unlike “Views”, the project is described more of a playlist vibe rather than an album. Artists like Kanye West, Jorga Smith, Sampha, Young Thug, PARTYNEXTDOOR and Travis Scott are one of many featured on some of Drake’s tracks.

Like his previous albums and mixtapes, Drake provides a tracklist with various tones ranging from dancehall, a trap vibe and also those infamous heartfelt songs he is known for. He mentions in his song “Do Not Disturb” that he will release more music in 2018, so for now enjoy the playlist from the 6 God and be prepared for what he has to offer in his next project! As well as be ready for those OVO Fest tickets… it’s going to go from spring to summer seventeen real quick.

 

The Rap Up: Brantford Edition: Episode 8 

 

Played this Week:

Crew – Goldlink ft. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy

Fight the Feeling – Mac miller ft. Kendrick Lamar

Passionfruit – Drake

Wet Dreamz – J. Cole

Selfish – Twenty88

Impatient – Jeremih ft Ty Dolla $ign

New Addy – Eli Sostre

Tunnel Vision – Kodak Black

Madiba Riddim – Drake

My Way – TYuS

Self Righteous – Bryson Tiller

Aaliyah – Tory Lanez

Cash Flow – TYuS

Love Drought – Beyonce

Paranoid – Kanye West

Just in Time 4 the Weekend – 6lack

Just Another Interlude – Bryson Tiller

Sorry – Future

Xo Tour Llif3 – Lil Uzi

Teenage Fever – Drake

 

 

NextWeekNow March 23
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NextWeekNow March 23

On this Thursday March 23rd, we observe the second to last airing of NextWeekNow with your host MCMac of this year. It’s sad but true. It was a shortened show again this week. We’ll figure out the technical errors eventually. I promise. On to the news!

A spa in Perth Australia has opened up exclusively for babies. Human babies. It is excruciatingly adorable and pointless but there are a lot of cute baby pictures.

The World Happiness Report of 2017 was released and Canada is in the top ten at seven. The list is led by Norway followed by all of Scandinavia then us.

Sony has announced a release date for the Venom film. Venom, for those who are unaware, is a killer alien villain of Spiderman. The release date is October 5th 2018. The date is the same as the original release date for the Aquaman film, but that date has been pushed back.

Iron Fist has received bad critical approval almost exclusively since its release. The creators have been a little butt-hurt about it and have taken to blaming Donald Trump for being obnoxious or saying that the softly liberal can’t take the idea of a white guy not being ‘Oriental’ enough. What a collection of scumbags.

Black Panther will be coming out February of next year. Dope. The linked article is mostly a meaningless interview but that little nugget is at the end.

A shop in Cleveland Ohio created a giant ball of popcorn for New Years Eve. It was stolen this week… and then returned.

Some American researchers did some research on the meta-data of pornography searches in the Bible Belt and found that the more religious you are the more likely you are to look up porn. I don’t know if this has weight or meaning but it is interesting.

J & P Grocery has opened up in downtown Kitchener. It has taken hot minute, but maybe it’s going to be the best grocery store ever.

A plane going to Alaska had a loose snake on it. It was not venomous or dangerous in any way but wow people love snakes on planes. I wonder why?

Batman was in Montreal this week helping people dig out their cars.

A piece of space junk created in 2007 by the Chinese has a twitter account. It’s a real poet.

Some research has found that the blood of the young might be able to help reduce the effects of aging. I don’t know if it requires consumption, injection, sacrifice or what but still.

There is some new research that I cannot explain in any way but it focuses on the idea that light may be able to slow down. Somehow.

I recently discovered a fascinating new site. If you are a comic boo fan you might like this. Particularly if you think DC are nuts with how they handle their intellectual properties. It’s called “Has DC done Something Stupid Today?”

Superbad came out 10 years ago. Time flies, eh? I remember that movie being new. The linked article has reviews of a few ‘super bad’ comedies that came out since the film. I do not agree with all of the reviews but most of them seem pretty on point.

John Goodman got a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and Jeff Bridges came by to show that the Dude abides.

This is the second last show of this semester. Keep your head up and push through, we are almost there. I’ll talk to you NextWeekNow.

Baby back rubs:

https://www.indy100.com/article/baby-spa-for-babies-adorable-cute-australia-perth-7641551

The Viking Influence on Canada way have once been colonizing but now it’s smiles:

https://www.indy100.com/article/map-of-the-world-according-to-happiest-countries-7639726

Iron Flop:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137770-man-who-created-kung-fu-caricature-finds-cultural-appropriation-crap.html

A Promising Marvel Project:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137757-black-panther-star-daniel-kaluuya-compares-film-to-game-of-thrones.html

Perplexing Popcorn Pilferage:

http://abcnews.go.com/Weird/wireStory/70-pound-popcorn-ball-valued-700-stolen-ohio-46142189

Any article that uses the phrase ‘covert sexual experiences’ is going to be good:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00224499.2017.1278736?journalCode=hjsr20

J & P in DTK:

https://twitter.com/jandpgrocery/status/844354941208670208

Monkey-Fighting Snakes On This Monday To Friday Plane:

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/loose-snake-found-on-flight-to-anchorage/news-story/36f508756dda4c4b7203fb36f1a8b055

The Hero That We Have, But Not The One We Need Right Now:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/batman-spotted-helping-montrealers-dig-cars-out-of-snow-1.4031234

“I was born in space. My parents were the weather satellite and the missile”:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/a-piece-of-space-junk-has-the-best-account-on-twitter

Maybe take A literal Bloodbath This Weekend:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/the-blood-of-the-young-might-really-be-an-anti-aging-elixir-researchers-say

This is an article where you read the headline and go ‘Crap. This can’t be good”:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/light-speed-slowed

As Of Posting This, It Has Been 97 Days Since DC Did Something Stupid:

http://hasdcdonesomethingstupidtoday.com/

“Wait… you changed your name to… McLovin?”:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1231047-10-years-since-superbad-nothing-super-bad-comedies#/slide/1

That Star Really Pulls The Street Together:

http://www.craveonline.ca/mandatory/1230179-john-goodman-finally-got-star-hollywood-walk-fame-lets-just-say-dude-abided

 

Other Radio Laurier Shows:

The Morning Show:

https://radiolaurier.com/category/shows/the-morning-show/

You, Me & Indie:

https://radiolaurier.com/category/shows/you-me-indie/

Release the Venom into my bloodstream:

http://www.theouthousers.com/index.php/news/137739-sony-gives-a-release-date-for-venom.html