Whoops We Disappeared Press Start to BGN Show Recap 29/03/2018

Whoops We Disappeared Press Start to BGN Show Recap 29/03/2018

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Welcome back to Press Start to BGN, this week on the show we talk about our favourite locations in video games, also we are back from a unexpected break. 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!

  • Civilization Player Gets Space Race Victory In 90 AD
  • Over one million people tuned in to watch a Fortnite stream from Spanish YouTuber elrubis. The event more than doubled Fortnite streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins and Canadian rapper Drake’s stream earlier this month, which broke records by garnering over 600,000 views on Twitch.
  • Twitch added a new chat emote which is a bucket of fried chicken. Of course what do people do with it? They make racist jokes.
  • Pokémon Go is to be adding a story mode and will be adding the legendary type Mew through the new quest system.
  • The developer of Inside and Limbo, Playdead, has possibly teased its next game. The studio handed out postcards at GDC asking developers to join its team. The postcards showed the image below.

What’s Coming Out Soon!

Hey everybody! Check out what came out this week!

Last Week

    • Assassins Creed Rogue Remastered
      • 18th century, North America. Amidst the chaos and violence of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Brotherhood of Assassin’s, undergoes a dark transformation that will forever shape the future of the American colonies.  After a dangerous mission gone tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to end his life.  Cast aside by those he once called brothers, Shay sets out on a mission to wipe out all who turned against him and to ultimately become the most feared Assassin hunter in history.
    • Attack on Titan 2
      • Abandon all fear. Attack on Titan 2 is the gripping sequel to the action game based on the worldwide hit anime series “Attack on Titan.”
    • Sea of Thieves
      • Sea of Thieves is a new type of multiplayer game that delivers all you need to live the free-roaming pirate life. Whether adventuring as a group or sailing solo, you’ll encounter other crews… but will they be friends or foes, and how will you respond?

     

    This Week

    • A Way Out
      • From the creators of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons comes A Way Out, an exclusively co-op adventure that follows two prisoners, Leo and Vincent, making their daring escape from prison. Together with a friend on your couch or online, you’ll explore this unlikely bond and work together to overcome any obstacle in your path to freedom.
    • Detective Pikachu
      • As Tim Goodman, you’ll partner with a self-proclaimed “great detective” Pikachu to solve strange occurrences all over Ryme City. Together you must investigate, take notes, and meet up with other Pokémon to unravel the city’s greatest mysteries!
    • Ni No Kuni 2
      • Join the young king Evan as he sets out on an epic quest to found a new kingdom and, with the help of some new friends, unite his world, saving its people from a terrible evil.
    • Far Cry 5
      • Welcome to Hope County, Montana, home to a fanatical doomsday cult known as Eden’s Gate. Stand up to cult leader Joseph Seed & his siblings, the Heralds, to spark the fires of resistance & liberate the besieged community.
    • MLB The Show 18
      • Home runs, steals, and epic catches – get deep into the action and experience your favorite parts of baseball with MLB® The Show™ 18. With the most exciting and personal baseball gaming experience on console, The Show™ 18 delivers condensed, but authentic games in classic and current stadiums that may feel so real, you can smell the grass.
    • Long Gone Days
      • Long Gone Days is a 2D modern-day military RPG set in our current times, with a focus on language and cultural barriers, inspired by classic dystopian literature and visual novels.

    PS+

    • Ratchet & Clank
    • BloodBorne

    Games With Gold

    • Superhot 3/16 – 4/15
    • Trials of the Blood Dragon 3/1 – 3/31
    • Quantum Conundrum 3/16 – 3/31

    Topic of the Show

    Hey, so uhh, sorry we haven’t been on for a while, heh… Stress has been catching up to us these last few weeks, but hey, we’re back for a little while, with a cool new topic! This week we got to dive into our favourite game locations. These could be certain levels, an in-game city, or even a whole country in a game!

    Paris

    • World of Persona 5 (especially Mementos)

    Cassie:

    • Thedas (Dragon Age series)
    • World of Pokémon
    • World of Animal Crossings
    • World of Stardew Valley

    Eden:

    • Sovngarde (Skyrim)
    • Solstheim (Skyrim Dragonborn DLC)
    • World of Horizon Zero Dawn

    Stephan:

    • World of Night In The Woods,
    • Rapture (Bioshock)
    • Columbia (Bioshock Infinite)
    • Peach’s Castle (Mario 64 and Mario Odyssey)
    • World of The Last of Us

    Jelena:

    • Floaroma Town (Pokémon Platinum)
    • Distortion World (Pokémon Platinum)
    • Black Root Burrows (Ori and the Blind Forest)
    • Ginso Tree (Ori and the Blind Forest)
    • Crystal King area (Hyper Light Drifter)
    • Toad King area (Hyper Light Drifter)
    • Mountain (Journey)
    • World of Abzû
    • Isu Temple beneath Khufu’s Pyramid (Assassin’s Creed: Origins)
    • Kyrenaika (Assassin’s Creed: Origins)
    • Aaru (AC: O The Curse of the Pharaohs DLC)

    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:

    EDEN

    • Dragon Age 2
      • You are Hawke, a refugee seeking to escape the darkspawn-plagued land of Felderen and become Champion of Kirkwall. Rise to power and fight epic battles while making decisions that determine the course of civilization. Your pursuit of power begins now. How will you seal your place in history?

    CASSIE

    • Stardew Valley (with Mods)
      • You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley.
        Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life!

    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.
    • Overwatch
      • Join the ranks of a legendary force of soldiers, scientists, adventurers, and oddities known as Overwatch. Choose your hero and clash on the battlefields of tomorrow. Bend time, defy physics, and wield extraordinary powers in the ultimate team-based shooter. The fight for the future has begun. Take your place in Overwatch.
    • Fortnite
      • Fortnite is set in contemporary Earth, where the sudden appearance of a worldwide storm causes 98% of the world’s population to disappear, and zombie-like creatures rise to attack the remainder. Considered by Epic as a cross between Minecraft and Left 4 DeadFortnite has up to four players cooperating on various missions on randomly-generated maps to collect resources, build fortifications around defensive objectives that are meant to help fight the storm and protect survivors, and construct weapons and traps to engage in combat with waves of these creatures that attempt to destroy the objectives. Players gain rewards through these missions to improve their hero characters, support teams, and arsenal of weapon and trap schematics to be able to take on more difficult missions. The game is supported through microtransactions to purchase in-game currency that can be used towards these upgrades.A standalone mode, Fortnite Battle Royale, based on the battle royale game genre, was released for the same platforms in September 2017.

    JELENA

    • Pokémon Uranium
      • Pokémon Uranium is a fan-made game based on the Pokémon series. The game was in development for nine years, and used the RPG Maker XP engine. The game adds 150 new fan-made species of Pokémon, along with a new region.
    • Assasins Creed Origins DLC
      • The Curse of the Pharaohs is a downloadable content expansion package for Assassin’s Creed: Origins, was released on 13 March 2018. It is the second out of two expansion packs for the game, alongside The Hidden Ones. Set four years after the events of the first game, The Curse of the Pharaohs sees Bayek travel to Thebes and the Valley of the Kings, where he will uncover a mystery that will develop into a “living nightmare” for Bayek. Further exploring Egyptian mythology, the expansion pits Bayek against mythical beasts and dead pharaohs.

    STEPHAN

    • A Way Out
      • From the creators of Brothers – A Tale of Two Sons comes A Way Out, an exclusively co-op adventure that follows two prisoners, Leo and Vincent, making their daring escape from prison. Together with a friend on your couch or online, you’ll explore this unlikely bond and work together to overcome any obstacle in your path to freedom.

    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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