Stay Mellow My Dudes Press Start to BGN Show Recap 07/03/2018

Stay Mellow My Dudes Press Start to BGN Show Recap 07/03/2018

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Welcome back to Press Start to BGN, this week on the show we talked about memorable bosses we faced in games. If you are a first time listener/reader Press Start to BGN is 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.” Thanks for tuning in!

NEWS!

  • Brigitte’s , the newest hero to Overwatch, first legendary Engineer skin is hitting the PTR.
  • A Way to the Woods creator has secured a publishing deal and the announcement trailer has been released.

  • Blizzard is celebrating StarCraft’s 20th anniversary with free giveaways in all their active games.
  • There is a new warning from the ESRB it’s a little tough to explain relatively short so here is the link
  • Bethesda Softworks’ annual pre-E3 2018 showcase, BE3, will take place on Sunday, June 10, at 6:30 p.m. PT, the publisher announced today. This will be Bethesda’s fourth dedicated E3 event.
  • Rainbow Six Siege is making changes to the systems in place to ban those using racist and homophobic language, as well as other hate speech, in game.
  • Fortnite Dev is banning players who team up in solo matches. The teaming up put the people who were actually playing solo as the mode intended at a clear disadvantage.
  • Some Nintendo Switch owners’ playtime activity was displaying incorrectly, showing that no playtime was established. It’s funny, yes but have no fear all your playtime is still there it’s just not being displayed.
  • Chucklefish, the publisher behind Stardew Valley, has revealed more details about it’s upcoming game Spellbound. CEO of Chucklefish Finn Brice revealed more about the concept in an interview with Red Bull last week, where he described Spellbound as a “wizard-school sim” inspired by a host of popular fantasy series. There’s a bit of Harry Potter in there, but also Garth Nix’s Old Kingdom series, Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching series, and Studio Ghibli’s animated films, with a dash of Steven Universe.
  • Iron Galaxy, the studio that ported Skyrim onto Nintendo Switch, wants to turn its hand to a tougher challenge – Monster Hunter: World.
  • Everything the U.S. Government has said about Video Games since the Florida Shooting.

What’s Coming Out Soon!

Hey everybody! Check out what came out this week!

  • Bravo Team
    • Bravo Team is set in a fictional modern day Eastern European city. When your escort mission goes wrong, a country threatens to tear itself apart…and your team along with it. Teamwork is at the core of the game. Bravo Team has been developed to allow both single player and online 2 player co-op* where you and your teammate must use everything at your disposal to survive. Communication is essential…should you split-up? Who takes that weapon? What can you see? Together you’ll need to work out a strategy to succeed and make your escape.
  • Scribblenauts Showdown
    • Use your imagination and go head-to-head in the ultimate multiplayer showdown! Enjoy a party-style Scribblenauts experience, conjuring from over 35,000 objects from the vast Scribblenauts dictionary to outsmart your opponent in over 25 mini-games!
  • Fear Effect Sedina
    • Thrilling action and stealth gameplay enhanced by the Fear system, an exciting story and ultra-stylish cutscenes. Harness your team’s dynamic abilities to tackle enemies and puzzles like never before. This is the quintessential sequel for existing fans and a perfect starting point for newcomers.
  • Super Seducer
    • You know those stupid “seduction masters” yeah this is that type of thing.
  • NORTH
    • Dealing with the issue of the contemporary refugee crisis while at the same time being deeply rooted in a classical cyberpunk atmosphere à la Blade Runner, NORTH features a dark synthpop soundtrack, a sprawling mega-city and weird monster-like inhabitants.
  • Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition
    • Take the journey, now in ultimate quality. Boasting a wealth of bonus content and supporting ultra high-resolution graphical options and HDR 10, you can now enjoy the beautiful and carefully-crafted experience of FINAL FANTASY XV like never before.
  • Frantics
    • Frantics is all about 15 whacky mini-games for up to four players, where you’re competing in everything from frenetic action arena brawls to strategic turn based competitions.
  • Midnight Deluxe
    • In this golf-like game with a perpetual darkness setting, your task is to guide a little square-shaped fairy, named Midnight.Use your controller or touch-screen controls, to launch Midnight into the night sky, but watch out! The world of Midnight is a dangerous one thanks to the likes of spikes, circular saws and plenty of other dangerous objects and even if you do manage to get Midnight into the safe zone, to advance to the next level, there’s the added challenge of trying to complete each level in the least amount of shots as possible to get all three Stars.
  • Way of the Passive Fist
    • Way of the Passive Fist is a unique and colorful arcade brawler. Parry, Dodge and Dash to outwit and outlast your enemies on a desolate planet ruled by raiders, mutants and fanatical sun worshipers. It’s a new kind of tactical fighting in the licensed arcade brawler for the 90s cartoon you wish existed.

PS+

  • Bloodborne
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Gems of War

Games With Gold

  • Trials of the Blood Dragon 3/1 – 3/31
  • Assasin’s Creed Chronicles: India 2/16 – 3/15
  • Brave: The Video Game 3/1 – 3/15
  • Superhot 3/16 – 4/15
  • Quantum Conundrum 3/16 – 3/31

Topic of the Show

Gotta give a little shoutout to my boyo Connor for giving me this week’s topic of the show; our favourite boss battles!

Stephan: All the Undertale bosses, all of Cuphead, Clockwork (Sly Cooper series), Rodrigo Borgia (aka the Pope in Assassin’s Creed II and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood)

Cassie: All the bosses in Jotun, Negativitron (Little Big Planet 2), Broodmother (Dragon Age: Origins)

Paris: Final Puzzle (Oneshot), Puyopuyo Boss (Sonic Mania), Silver (Sonic 06)

Eden: Meredith (Dragon Age 2), Flowey (Undertale), Illusive Man’s Base in Mass Effect 3, Sword fight with Rafe Adler (Uncharted 4)

Yours Truly, Jelena: Lava Worm (Owlboy), Thomas Hickey (Assassin’s Creed III, because I almost broke my controller when I finally did it), Pyrehearts (Pyre), Apep (Assassin’s Creed: Origins)

Got any suggestions for Topic of the Show? Hit me up on Twitter @j_vulic98 or email me at vuli5850@mylaurier.ca. I’d love to read what you have to say!

What We’ve Been Playing:

STEPHAN

  • Super Mario Odyssey
    • Explore incredible places far from the Mushroom Kingdom as you join Mario and his new ally Cappy on a massive, globe-trotting 3D adventure.Use amazing new abilities—like the power to capture and control objects, animals, and enemies—to collect Power Moons so you can power up the Odyssey airship and save Princess Peach from Bowser’s wedding plans!

JELENA

  • Bears vs Babies
    • This is a card game where you build monstrous bears who eat horrible babies. It was made by the same intelligent and attractive people who brought you Exploding Kittens.

  • Pokémon Uranium
    • Pokémon Uranium is a free fangame made in RPGmaker XP. The game takes place in the Tandor region, where the player must collect 8 Gym Badges in order to compete in the Tandor Regional Championship. Along the way, the player must also fill up their PokéDex with entries of more than 190 different species of Pokémon.
  • Owlboy
    • Owlboy is a story-driven platform adventure game, where you can fly and explore a brand new world in the clouds! Pick up your friends, and bring them with you as you explore the open skies. Overcome obstacles and greater enemies, in one of the most detailed adventures of this era.

PARIS

  • Monster Hunter World
    • Battle gigantic monsters in epic locales.As a hunter, you’ll take on quests to hunt monsters in a variety of habitats.
      Take down these monsters and receive materials that you can use to create stronger weapons and armor in order to hunt even more dangerous monsters. In Monster Hunter: World, the latest installment in the series, you can enjoy the ultimate hunting experience, using everything at your disposal to hunt monsters in a new world teeming with surprises and excitement.

EDEN

  • Dungeons and Dragons
    • Dungeons & Dragons is a structured yet open-ended role-playing game. It is normally played indoors with the participants seated around a tabletop.

 CASSIE

  • Overcooked
    • Overcooked is a chaotic couch co-op cooking game for one to four players. Working as a team, you and your fellow chefs must prepare, cook and serve up a variety of tasty orders before the baying customers storm out in a huff.
  • Skyrim
    • The Empire of Tamriel is on the edge. The High King of Skyrim has been murdered. Alliances form as claims to the throne are made. In the midst of this conflict, a far more dangerous, ancient evil is awakened. Dragons, long lost to the passages of the Elder Scrolls, have returned to Tamriel. The future of Skyrim, even the Empire itself, hangs in the balance as they wait for the prophesized Dragonborn to come; a hero born with the power of The Voice, and the only one who can stand amongst the dragons.

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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