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October 21, 2019

#GameFace! Not A #terrorTober Update

We've reached our midway point in #terrorTober, and Lee has chosen to play... Surviving Mars. 

Yes, you read that right! The city building strategy game is Lee's chosen #terrorTober game. 

 

Make sure you're following along as we conclude #terrorTober on next #GameFace. Why, you ask? Because The Outer Words arrives and that sounds like a lot more fun than struggling through a scary game.  

 

With that in mind, Simone updates us on Oxenfree, which sounds like an amazing game! Lee does some critique of Blair Witch, which could almost make us game reviewers now... And then the usual spattering of Destiny 2, Anthem and, of course, Surviving Mars. And tell us what you guys think of #unemployedGary! He's out there, working hard to make sure you enjoy #terrorTober too! 

 

Be sure to join us for #terrorTober this month and tell us what games you're playing using the hashtag! 

Thanks to @AmyBakerness for the nice and shiny new logo and @Matt for the awesome #terrorTober header! 

 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

October 19, 2019

#332: NuNews for October 14th

With Kyle out of action, Producer Paul steps in to help Lee with the news. 

Join us for a very different #NuNews! 

 

In the news this week we have duel of the fates as Apple begins selling the Xbox Controller. You better believe it! Mike Ybarra leaves Microsoft after 20 years, and we wish him all the best for his new endeavours. Oxenfree sees a big push from Xbox Game Pass, which is awesome news for the future of indies. And don't forget to begin your pre-load of The Outer Worlds!

 

As for new games, well whats old is new again (and to be honest, we're actually pretty excited about it!) with Planetscape: Torment, Icewind Dale, Baldur's Gate and Baldur's Gate II all arriving on Xbox in their Enhanced Edition flavours! And there is also the very interesting looking Return of the Obra Dinn. Seriously, check out that art style! 

 

Be sure to join us for #terrorTober this month and tell us what games you're playing using the hashtag! 

Thanks to @AmyBakerness for the nice and shiny new logo and @Matt for the awesome #terrorTober header! 

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews!  

 

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Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

October 12, 2019

#331: NuNews for October 7th

Time to get frosty with the release of Frostpunk on Xbox!

 

This episode is a special test - we had Producer Paul join Kyle in the studio while slacker Lee Skyped in. All thanks to Producer Paul's new shiny audio equipment! Let us know how it sounds as we'll be looking to do more of this for our Conversation With episodes.

 

In the news Xbox and Spotify become best buds, Star Wars: Battlefront II finally allows you to get all the achievements you're missing, Untitled Goose Game might come to Xbox soon and Microsoft has an aneurysm and decided to remove Mixer streaming from Windows 10... Find out why we think is a terrible idea. 

 

For the new games, Tropico 6 allows you to dictate your way - and we all think this game is worth your time. Atlas looks like a great MMO to check out, and we all struggle to pronounce AeternoBlade II... Oh and feel cool with Frostpunk Console Edition! 

 

Be sure to join us for #terrorTober this month and tell us what games you're playing using the hashtag! 

Thanks to @AmyBakerness for the nice and shiny new logo and @Matt for the awesome #terrorTober header! 

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews!  

 

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Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

October 6, 2019

#330: NuNews for October 1st

Have you heard? We have kicked off #terrorTober... 

Not sure what that is? Check out #GameFace! to hear all about it!

 

NuNews takes a less creepy tone considering we're in the Halloween month, and actually brings you some interesting and (maybe) factually correct news this week! I think thats the real horror story here. Destiny 3 is not coming any time soon, Modern Warfare sees a massive boycott and pre-order cancellation and Google Assistant now talks to Alexa to talk to Cortana to get your Xbox to turn on... Oh, and beta invites for this little thing called Project XCloud are starting to roll out. So make sure you get on that! 

 

As for the new games, the underwhelming Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint Ultimate Edition arrives, Destiny 2 goes back to the moon in Shadowkeep (moons haunted), We Were Here Too has us very interested and what every calls Ghostbusters 3 comes at us in the form of Ghostbusters: The Video Game Remastered.  

 

Be sure to join us for #terrorTober this month and tell us what games you're playing using the hashtag! 

Thanks to @AmyBakerness for the nice and shiny new logo and @Matt for the awesome #terrorTober header! 

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews!  

 

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Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

October 5, 2019

#GameFace! #terrorTober Begins…

Welcome ghouls and ghosts to #terrorTober... 

 

We kick things off with naming our very cute, but he's also totally scary, mascot for #terrorTober. Introducing Unemployed Gary! He's going to stick with us while we play our scary, spooky and creepy games over the month of October. Thanks Unemployed Gary! And then we end up getting really nervous and sweaty telling you guys what games we're going to try and play during the most stressful event ever taken part in.

I'm not scared, YOU'RE SCARED! 

 

No idea what happened there... 

Tacoma, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Gears 5, Pro Evolution Soccer and Creature in the Well all feature in this episode as we slowly get back to normal. What do we think of Gears 5? How did Lee find Ghost Recon - Breakpoint? And what are Simone's thoughts on Creature in the Well? You'll just have to listen to find out! 

 

So tell us, what game (or games) are you tackling for #terrorTober?

Remember, use the hashtag so we can track you all over the internoodles! 

 

Thanks to @AmyBakerness for the nice and shiny new logo and @Matt for the awesome #terrorTober header! 

 

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Your hosts are:

Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

 

September 28, 2019

#329: NuNews for September 23rd

Prepare to Surge with excitement as this week's #NuNews comes at your face! 

 

Black Ops 4 begins to wrap up, Batman Arkham writers are on board the Fable reboot and Afterparty becomes officially official! All while Obsidian is Obsidian is hiring for a new RPG, which might even be The Outer Worlds 2! And on a sad note - Sony now owns Sunset Overdrive...  Shed a tear for a missed opportunity. 

 

And as for releases - we have the potential game of the year right here! Mining Rail 2! You heard it hear first guys, this is GotY for certain! Along with the sport themed FIFA 20 and Doug Flutie's Maximum Football we have The Surge 2, Rage 2's expansion - Rise of the Ghosts and Constructor Plus. 

 

And we are all gearing up for our #terrorTober challenge this October. So join us on Discord and Patreon to be a part of the fun!

 

All this and more on this week's episode of #NuNews! 

 

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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

September 28, 2019

#GameFace! Dead People Don’t Pay Taxes

 

With Kyle still suffering a broken thumb, its up to Lee and Simone to have a game off! 

 

Lee is building his house in Minecraft, and getting distracted with the mining part. Simone is becoming a city planner in Cities: Skylines. It seems this is the week for building! 

But thats not all - Lee has jumped into the Ghost Recon: Breakpoint beta and has an interesting review of it while Simone has discovered the awesome Creature in the Wall, thanks to Game Pass. And Kyle even has some thoughts on it. 

 

And now we're gearing up for #terrorTober. Not sure what that is? Check out our Patreon... 

 

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Kyle: XarCrius on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer