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26
Oct 2019

#333: NuNews for October 21st

 

The new games this week are out of this world! 

Because The Outer Worlds is finally here! Are you playing it yet? Tell us what you think about it.

 

Big next-gen news as Aaron Greenberg says Xbox Scarlett will do 4K 120 FPS. Or did he? We go into his comment and what it means. A new Xbox Live Product Marketing Director has been found in Harvey Eagle, who hopes to drive more business in the EU region. And finally - you can now change your Gamer Tag to anything you want thanks to Xbox adopting the Discord-like usernames. Speaking of, do you know we're on Discord? Join our server for a bunch of fun! 

 

And this week we have a fantastic line up of games being released. From off planet Fallout-esq The Outer Worlds (which is getting rave reviews) to shooting your friends in the face in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. There is even Farming Simulator 19 Platinum Edition just for Lee. If you ever wanted to become a country star, well now is your chance with Let's Sing Country!  

 

We only have one more week so be sure to join us for #terrorTober by telling 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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Lee: Leehoward on Twitter, Xbox and Mixer

Simone: GymBean44 on Twitter and Xbox

Paul: HippoHQ on Twitter, Xbox, YouTube and Mixer

21
Oct 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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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

19
Oct 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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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

12
Oct 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

6
Oct 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

5
Oct 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