December 18, 2018

A Conversation With Marc

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Joining us today is Marc from Red Scar Publishing which is publishing a tabletop RPG and a board game called Devil's Run - Mad Max meets dice rolling. And he has even won an ENnie! We are in the presence of greatness. 

 

We get hyped about The Outer Worlds, and other Game Awards announcements, before putting Marc on the spot and asking him all the odd and strange questions. From getting Marc to explain a lot about Devil's Run and why its set up to use a 2d20 system. But our questions don't end there!  

 

With Marc being an old friend of Lee, we learn all about Murphs Peanut Church. Which, maybe we should have cut. But we didnt. So enjoy!

 

Mac joins us over Skype, so please excuse the echo - we're still getting used to these remote interview/conversation type things... 

 

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Its the last official episode for The Xboxcast, and since everyone else is doing it, we will do it too! 
Presenting The Xboxcast's Game Awards for 2018. How exciting is this? Answer: its very exciting. 

 

Like any typical award show, the categories are made up and the points don't matter. With that in mind we don't have a clear winner or loser, or even nominations. We go purely by personal preference. Because that way, we can't be wrong! Its a complete win-win situation.

 

The categories we have chosen to talk about for our award show this year are... (drum roll please)
- Biggest surprise of 2018
- Best story

- Best (or biggest) time sink (any guesses for Lee's answer?)
- Best looking (because who doesn't like eye candy?)

- Best multiplayer game
- Best score

- Best mobile game (because sometimes we do game on the go)

- Your holiday game (we all have that one in our backlog)

- What are you looking forward to in 2019

- Our honorable mention list (we all have those great games that didn't make the cut) 

- Anti Game of the Year

And finally

- Game of the Year 2018 as decided by each of us

 

Reminder: These are the games that we played this year and not the games that came out this year...

 

Thank you guys for listening. Its been a pleasure to have you along for the ride! We hope to see you all in 2019 with even better, funnier and many more stories about our gaming adventures. Or lack thereof. Until then, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We'll see you on Xbox Live! 

 

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We have a podcast, and we think its awesome. 

 

Spyro is back, in a fantastic remaster, and Simone has gone all hands on with it! Does he fly the same? Is he the same colour? Whats the airspeed of an unlaiden swallow? She knows the answers to all these and more! 

Lee tries his hand at Ducati 90th Anniversary and finds two wheels less impressive than four, while Kyle tries to stream The Solus Project and have it fail misseribly (but its still up if you want to see what went wrong!)

 

Lee was also alone when he tried Thomas is Alone - a game about sentient blocks. Its a lot more entertaining than it sounds, trust us. 

 

For the exciting news, Microsoft have given their new studios what seems like an unlimited budget to realize their wildest dreams and make the game they have always wanted to make. If that doesn't get you excited, nothing will! 

 

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With the internet having a meltdown, and everyone else suffering from the fallout, we have arrived to bring some much needed perspective into your lives. Nothing is as bad as it seems, not even Lee's face.

 

Simone is away, so what better time to rope Paul on and have him tell us about Fallout 76. From what he thinks, to how hes found some bugs and even some cool environmental storytelling - Paul does a great job of making Fallout 76 sound like it belongs in the fallout universe. Remember to tell us what you guys think. Is Paul off the mark, or is the internet just its usual, whiny self?

 

Lee plays a lot of games. Like a lot a lot. Like just when you think it shouldn't be possible for a working man to play so many games, Lee plays one more. We're not even angry, we're impressed.
The Turning Test shows Lee what we all suspected, Grip doesn't hold Lee's attention, Unravel makes him come apart at the seams and of course there is some Destiny and Forza Horizon 4 to add some variety. 

 

Farming Simulator 19 has us all excited to play this week. Its not a joke. Farming co-op with your friends sounds amazing. And there is a little game called Battlefield V that was released this week. 

 

For some news, we talk about the Xbox diskless rumor and why its a good idea, PixARK is free and the backCompat team show us how far they can go technologically with the release of Final Fantasy XIII on Xbox One!

 

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November 16, 2018

#237: XO18 eXcitement!

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Do you like the new news, like Lee likes the nu-news?

Well you're in luck! This episode is news from start to finish. Everything Xbox announced at XO18 is discussed and dissected by our panel of judges - those being Kyle and Lee of course. 

 

XO18 took place in Mexico City and was chockfull of announcements - from new studios joining the Microsoft family, to updates and expansions for existing games, and even a bucket load of games coming to Game Pass. 

 

We even take a deepish dive into the tech behind Crackdown 3 and what it means for the future of Xbox and gaming.

 

Also, remember to take a photo of you gaming with a buddy and hashtag it #GiveWithXbox! 

 

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And now for something, completely the same. 

 

Exactly the same, except Lee has decided to play *all* the games! From Battlefield 1 to Fallout 4, Gears of War to Fallout 76. And almost everything in-between. We hear Lee's trepidation at Fallout 76, and who can blame him? Kyle wonders how Sea of Thieves remains so vague with their quest giving, but still gets so excited about Gears of War 4. 

 

For new games, we get a Grip on Hitman 2, MechaNika and Scalextrix. So many new games this week! Steel Rats tries to take the title for the most buzz words used in a game description. 

 

Big game news was teased for XO18 and we are beyond hyped! And Red Dead has earned all the money in the world. Thats it. No more money. We can all go home...

 

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Better late than never, right? 

 

This is out Shocktober But For Realsies episode. Or at least it would have been, if the game devs decided to come out and play. In stead, its a pretty normal week with only two 'scary' games launching, and most Halloween themed things taking place in games... 

 

Joined by our spare warm corpse, Jeremy (due to Lee being slack), Simone is back at Red Dead Redemption (the first one) and she entertains us with some fantastic stories. And Kyle has a horror story about his Xbox One X... 

 

This is our very normal, Halloween episode, that might not be very Halloween-y. But who cares, because we still have fun! Yay!

 

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Special Warm Corpse:

Jeremy: Pythagean on Twitter and Xbox 

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