South Park Rated R for...Press Start to BGN Show Recap 18/10/2017

South Park Rated R for...Press Start to BGN Show Recap 18/10/2017

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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 on the show we talked about many things and we talked them all out with our guest Luke! A fellow game design student. Thanks for tuning in!

NEWS!

  • Doom is coming to the Switch on November 10th; reviewers have stated that the game runs smoothly
  • Nintendo is intending to put out more mature gaming content
  • Only 2 Nintendo titles are in the current top 10 selling games on the Nintendo Eshop
  • Indie titles that have launched on the Switch having been doing incredibly well
  • Speedrunner Darbian was half a second away from beating the World Record for the fastest speedrun of Super Mario Bros.
  • The Sonic the Hedgehog team and Hooters have teamed up to promote Sonic Forces
  • New ad for Wolfenstein II on Twitter has blown up

  • Naughty Dog has been under scrutiny due to claims from former employee David Ballard that he was fired after filing a sexual harassment complaint
  • IGN has acquired Humble Bundle, raising concerns of conflict of interest about their future coverage of Humble Bundle games
  • Hackers were able to crack Shadow of War’s DRM just 24 hours after its release
  • Atlus has released a free sidescroller called Shin Megami Tensei: Synchronicity Prologue
  • Oculus Go is a $200 VR standalone headset, set to be released for early 2018

What’s Coming Out Soon!

Hello everybody welcome back to Games Out This Week! I’m Paris and I’m totally about to stop talking and get to it!

Last week:

  • Shadow of War (PS4, XB1, PC, Android)
    • The Middle-Earth series is back with its second installment! Set between The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, the story continues following Talion and the elf-lord-spirit dude Celebrimbor, as they work to forge a new “ring of power” to fight Sauron. They bring back an improved version of the Nemesis system, making things a little more strategic and complex. It plays just like the first one though, so that s cool. And then they added lootboxes. Kinda sucks, oh well. Stephan recommends waiting for a price drop, but you do you.

This week:

  • Gran Turismo Sport (PS4)
    • It’s Gran Turismo!…Sport! The 14th installment of the Gran Turismo series is considered the first of the “Second generation” of GT Sport released for the new generation. It will have a special VR Tour Mode instead of a promised fully compatible VR game. There’s also the other stuff like how the FIA Championship winners will be honored in Paris so that’s cool. I personally like street-racing games rather than track-racing games so I don’t really care for this, but pick it up if its yo thang!
  • WWE 2k18 (PC, PS4, XB1, Switch)
    • Or like, whatever Stephan said during the show. WWE 2Kbelelelele also has Colonel Sanders as a playable character through create-a-wrestler, so that’s cool.
  • Life is Strange Before the Storm: Episode 2 (PC, PS4, XB1)
    • The prequel installment of the Life the Life is Strange video game. This time we are playing as Chloe Price and interacting with the story of Rachel and everything that happened Before the Storm.
  • Fire Emblem: Warriors (NN3DS, Switch)
    • Fire Emblem and Dynasty Warriors have a crossover and it looks like Fire Emblem and plays like Dynasty Warriors. The strategy aspect of the weapon triangle and support conversations from Fire Emblem show up. It plays like a hack-and-slash, and has an original story. Pick it up (if you want)!
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (PC, PS4, XB1)
    • The sequel to Stick of Truth is out! With more backlash than ever! There’s a different fighting mechanic, new game play, less of a HUD, and a difficulty slider that is just a race joke and doesn’t actually change difficulty! It’s also one big Captain America: Civil War joke, so that’s cool. Pick it up? Don’t? I’m not your boss.

PS+

  • Thats You! (PS4)
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League (PS4)
  • MGSV: The Phantom Pain (PS4)
  • Amesia Collection (PS4)
  • Monster Jam Battlegrounds (PS3)
  • Hustle Kings (PS3)
  • Sky Force Anniversary (PS4, PS3, PSVita)
  • Hue (PS4, PSVita)

Games With Gold

  • Gone Home: Console Edition: October 1 to 31 on Xbox One
  • The Turing Test: October 16 to November 15 on Xbox One
  • Medal of Honor: Airborne:October 16 to 31 on Xbox One and Xbox 360

We got through this week, and we’re going to have fun at HOCO this week, maybe you should join us here in Brantford!

Topic of the Show

Are you a collector? Do you have a lot of exclusive things? Did you go a week living on only two packs of ramen noodles, because you really wanted this one cool thing but it was real expensive and you were trying to stick to a budget? Well, this week the topic of the show was what our favourite collector editions are.

What We’ve Been Playing:

HUNTER

  • Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    • From Nintendo comes the adorable life simulation game Animal Crossing: New Leaf! In this game, you
      are the mayor of a town filled with andromorphic animals. Talk to your town residents, explore your
      little town, and enjoy various activities such as bug hunting and fishing. Modify your wardrobe and get
      yourself a lovely house in this charming game available on the Nintendo 3DS.
  • OXENFREE
    • From Night School Studio comes the graphic adventure game OXENFREE. Play as Alex, a high school senior traveling with her best friend Ren and her new step brother Jonas to Edwards Island, an old military base, where they hope to meet up with their other friends and spend the night. As soon as the group uses Alex’s radio, things start to take a sinister turn for the worst as they must solve the mysteries of the island’s past before morning comes. Tune into the signal of this coming-of-age, supernatural thriller, available on Windows, Android, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Linux, iOS, and the Nintendo Switch.
  • Pokemon Sun

    • From Nintendo comes another installment to their Pokémon franchise, 2016’s Pokémon Sun and Moon. Pokémon is a roleplaying game that has players catching various species of Pokémon, battling trainers be it online or in the game’s story mode, take care of their teammates in Pokémon Refresh and more. In Pokémon Sun, players can find Pokémon exclusive to their version of the game and has their game running exactly to their 3DS’s programmed clock. Available to play on the Nintendo 3DS.

LUKE

  • Destiny 2

    • Return to the vast worlds of Bungie’s mythic science fiction, action role-playing game in Destiny 2. Play as a Guardian, a guardian being given a power called Light to use to protect the citizens of Earth from various alien races. Play as one of three different alien species who can be one of three attack classes; Titan, Hunter, or Warlock, as you protect the Last City from an alien race called the Cabal who have stolen the source of your character’s Light. Journey to regain your Light and find a way to defeat their leader Ghaul and his Red Legion army as you take back the Last City. Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
    • From Nintendo comes the newest installment in the Zelda franchise, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Players are Link, a young boy with no memory of who he is as he awakens from a hundred-year slumber to defeat Calamity Ganon before he destroys the land of Hyrule. The game includes an open world to explore and interact with, allow the player to go about their quest to save the land however they’d like. Explore to your heart’s content in this new Zelda game, available on Wii U and the Nintendo Switch.

PARIS

  • The Crew
    • From Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections comes the online racing game The Crew. The game contains a story mode where players are Alex Taylor, a young man released from prison to help police take down various groups and find out who killed his brother Dayton. Within story mode, players can play the campaign in either single player mode or multiplayer mode with up to eight people. Race around the game’s expansive open world map in this racing game available on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • The Division
    • From Ubisoft comes the action roleplaying, survival game: Tom Clancy’s Division. Set in a near future New York City, the player is an agent of the eponymous Strategic Homeland Division, or simply “The Division”, who is tasked with rebuilding its Manhattan operation, investigating in the outbreak of smallpox in the city and stopping criminal activity that is on the rise. Fight for what’s right in this multiplayer online game available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
  • A Hat in Time

    • From Gears for Breakfast comes the platforming, action adventure game Hat in Time. Players are Hat Kid, a young girl wearing a top hat, whose trip back home gets interrupted when she fails to pay her flying boat tax and losses her time pieces, the power source for her ship. Hat kid must get back her time pieces scattered across other planets if she ever wants to get back home. Straighten your top hat in this charming game, available on PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
  • King’s Quest
    • From Sierra On-Line and The Odd Gentlemen comes the re-imagined of the original game, the new 2015 episodic adventure game King’s Quest. Unlike the original King’s Quest, the game is not point and click but rather lets players fully control the movements of their player character, being able to interact with different objects through the five senses. The story follows the story of King Graham when he was a young knight and is narrated as a story being told to his older self’s granddaughter. Choose how the story will end in this new installment in the King’s Quest franchise, available on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PlayStations 3 and 4.
  • 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.

JELENA

  • Cuphead
    • From StudioMDHR comes the 1930s cartoon inspired run and gun game Cuphead. To repay a deal he
      made with the devil, Cuphead and his brother Mugman must fight a series of bosses to collect their
      souls for the devil. Play in both single and cooperative mode in this hand drawn, Max Fleisher animation
      inspired game, available on PC and Xbox One.
  • Destiny 2
    • Return to the vast worlds of Bungie’s mythic science fiction, action role-playing game in Destiny 2. Play as a Guardian, a guardian being given a power called Light to use to protect the citizens of Earth from various alien races. Play as one of three different alien species who can be one of three attack classes; Titan, Hunter, or Warlock, as you protect the Last City from an alien race called the Cabal who have stolen the source of your character’s Light. Journey to regain your Light and find a way to defeat their leader role-playing and his Red Legion army as you take back the Last City. Available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
  • 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.
  • Pokemon Moon
    • From Nintendo comes another installment to their Pokémon franchise, 2016’s Pokémon Sun and Moon. Pokémon is a roleplaying game that has players catching various species of Pokémon, battling trainers be it online or in the game’s story mode, take care of their teammates in Pokémon Refresh and more. In Pokémon Moon, players can find Pokémon exclusive to their version of the game and has their game’s clock running twelve hours ahead of their 3DS’s clock when they play. Available to play on the Nintendo 3DS.
  • The World Ends with You
    • From Square Enix comes the 2008 single player, action role-playing game The World Ends with You. Players play as Neku, a young anti social boy who finds himself in the Underground, a type of purgatory where a game known as the Reaper’s Game is held. By offering up what you treasure most, a person can enter the games and through participating, have the
    • chance to be brought back to life or transcend to a higher plane of existence. Solve the mystery of your death as you try to win the game, available on Nintendo DS, iOS, and Android.

STEPHAN

  • Batman: Return to Arkham

    • From Virtos comes the remastering of previous Arkham Asylum and Arkham City Batman games, Batman: Return to Arkham. The set includes both games and its previous downloadable content with the enhancement of improved graphics, upgraded models and remastered environments. Become the Batman in this remastered set, available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War

    • From Monolith Productions comes the sequel to Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, the new Middle-earth: Shadow of War. In this action roleplaying game, the story takes place right after the first installment, having players be Tailon, a human ranger, on his path of forging a new ring of power to take down Sauron for good. Amass your armies and get ready for war, available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

  • 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.

 

MUSIC

  • Undertale OST- Hopes and Dreams
  • Pokemon Red&Blue- Theme (Orchestral Ver.)
  • Cuphead – Intro
  • Criterion Games – Red Sky Horizon
  • A Hat in Time – Mafia HQ

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. If you have any feedback on the blog posts email Cassie, duli6880(at) mylaurier (dot) ca. Thanks again and catch you next week!

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