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E3 Final Thoughts, Overcooked, & Cuphead Stream Highlights (Ep. 29)

Show Notes

Did you listen to last week’s episode and think to yourself.. “Man, I loved the rambling, but I wish it wasn’t so long”? If so, have we got an episode for you! You may not believe it, but we somehow manage to find more to discuss about E3 in this episode too as we wrap up our final thoughts. Josh and Amy have been facing the stresses of running a kitchen, without any of the (less than) minimum wage.. and Jeffers hops back on our Twitch channel and plays a game that is near and dear to all of our hearts. Skyrim comes up again (no surprise there) but Fortnite seems to somehow not make an appearance for once (except for right here – whoops!). Stay tuned to the end for a special insight into films that comfort us during moments of despair and stay tuned to the very,very end for a special documentary recommendation that we think you might like.
If you’ve stuck with us this long, thank you.. Seriously. We love you all.. Especially you, Onyx. And you, Jason. And you all.

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2:53 – What have we been playing?
17:31 – News
33:20 – “What’s That Video Game?”
44:05 – Final Thoughts on E3
48:05 – Movies for Comfort

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News & Links

Yoshi’s Switch game is now coming in 2019
www.polygon.com/e3/2018/6/13/1746…elease-date-delay

New details for The Last of Us Part II
www.youtube.com/watch?v=pwCuWyq0fHQ
me.ign.com/en/ps4/149239/news/…aracter-in-the-last

The Last of Us has sold over 17 million copies as of April 2018
twitter.com/Naughty_Dog/status/1007320235731488770

Lawbreakers is now free to play (on PC), until closing down for good on September 14th
www.polygon.com/2018/6/11/1744925…-pc-shutting-down

Telltale Games to produce a new game series based on Stranger Things
www.techradar.com/news/exclusive-t…-stranger-things

Black Ops 4 DLC will not be sold separately, will require the purchase of a Special Edition or the Season Pass
support.activision.com/articles/en_U…s=Search&pn=1

From Software Not Done With Soulsbourne Series
www-playstationlifestyle-net.cdn.ampproject.org/v…p

Rumor: Lando Calrissian May Return For Episode 9
www.cbr.com/star-wars-episode-i…o-calrissian-rumor/

The Smash Brothers
youtu.be/NSf2mgkRm7Q

E3 Overview and Unravel Two Review (Ep. 28)

Show Notes

Buckle up kids, it’s going to be a long one! Our first E3 as a podcast has come and gone and boy, do we have a lot to say. Tune in for any details you may have missed and for our thoughts on many of the upcoming games. While E3 was our main focus this week, we did have time to for a couple of other activities. Amy played a fan recommended indie game (and she’s now recommending it to you too!). Unravel 2 was announced during EA’s conference at E3 and the co-op game released the same day! Stay tuned to the end of the show for a spoiler-free review of this delightful game.

 

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Time Stamps:
3:58 – What We’ve Been Playing
21:34 – E3 Overview/Reactions
1:38:13 – Unravel Two Review (Spoiler Free)

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ESC game on itch.io

https://radicaldreamland.itch.io/esc

 

All E3 details below provided by our friends (and our Jeffers) from Into The Spine

 

EA

https://intothespine.com/2018/06/09/e3-2018-ea-battlefield-v-battle-royale-unravel-2-and-sea-of-solitude/

 

Microsoft

https://intothespine.com/2018/06/10/e3-2018-xbox-from-software-kingdom-hearts-iii-and-cyberpunk-2077/

 

Bethesda

https://intothespine.com/2018/06/11/e3-2018-bethesda-doom-sequel-elder-scrolls-vi-and-fallout-shelter-on-switch/

 

Square Enix

https://intothespine.com/2018/06/11/e3-2018-square-enix-platinum-games-tomb-raider-and-just-cause-4/

 

Ubisoft

https://intothespine.com/2018/06/11/e3-2018-ubisoft/

 

Sony

https://intothespine.com/2018/06/12/e3-2018-playstation-the-last-of-us-part-ii-resident-evil-2-and-death-stranding/

 

Nintendo

https://intothespine.com/2018/06/12/e3-2018-nintendo/

 

E3 Wish List, Yoku’s Island Express, & FAR: Lone Sails (Ep. 27)

Show Notes

In this episode of Third Player Games, the gang gets a new theme song! We’d like to send a big thank you out to composer, Nevan Dove, for creating us a song of our very own! So, it turns out May was full of new, delightful indie games and everyone has some great recommendations. E3 is coming up fast and it seems to be the only thing anyone in the gaming community is talking about. So, naturally, we are too… but it might not be quite what you expect. Listen in for Third Player Game’s zaney E3 wish list. It’s highly unlikely any of our picks will show up but hey, we can dream can’t we!

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4:30 – What have we been playing?
30:27 – News
52:05 – TPG’s Zany E3 Wish List
102:34 – “What’s That Video Game?”

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News & Links

PUBG takes US game firm [Epic Games] to court [over Fortnite]
https://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/tech/2018/05/134_249598.html

Fortnite on Switch may have been leaked
https://kotaku.com/new-leak-suggests-that-fortnite-is-coming-to-switch-1826468199

Looks like Borderlands is getting a re-release
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-05-31-looks-like-borderlands-is-getting-a-pc-ps4-xbox-one-re-release

A lot of speculation that Borderlands 3 and Horizon 2 could be announced at E3
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/05/31/bloodborne-2-horizon-zero-dawn-sequel-e3-2018/

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey may have been leaked by a keychain
https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/31/17413526/assassins-creed-odyssey-sequel-rumor-e3-2018

Ubisoft confirming via their Twitter

Fallout 76 announcement
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gamespot.com/amp-articles/fallout-76-vault-76-trailer-release-and-everything/1100-6459293/

Sources: Fallout 76 Is An Online Survival RPG
https://kotaku.com/sources-fallout-76-is-an-online-survival-rpg-1826425333

If you own a Switch it’s a great time to be a Pokemon Fan. Pokemon Pikachu & Evee announced.
http://m.ign.com/articles/2018/06/01/pokemon-lets-go-pikachu-and-lets-go-eevee-confirmed-for-nintendo-switch-releases-november-16

Bungie Gets $100 Million For New Non-Destiny Game
https://kotaku.com/bungie-gets-100-million-for-new-non-destiny-game-1826496634

Battlefield V Reveal & Pikmin Retro Rewind (Ep. 26)

Show Notes

In the 26th episode of Third Player Games Podcast, we dive into the controversy that was the Battlefield V reveal. The gang quickly moves on to happier times though leading into an Amy hosted What’s That Video Game. This week the gang has not one, but two rotating segments! First up is the preview of games in June! A lot of ports on this list, Wolfenstein II, Crash Bandicoot, but we also have one of Jeffers most anticipated games of the year, indie title Vampyr! At the end of the podcast, Third Player Games wraps up with a Retro Rewind segment, this time the name of the game is Pikmin!

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Battlefield V has Female on cover, some fans lose it

https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/25/17396848/battlefield-5-female-characters

Can’t Wait for news about the upcoming Switch Pokemon title? Have no fear, Nintendo is all over it, get on that email list!

http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/05/you_can_now_register_your_email_for_news_on_pokemon_for_nintendo_switch

Star Wars Bobba Fett movie in the works with James Mangold as writer and director

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/star-wars-boba-fett-movie-is-happening-james-mangold-direct-1113273

Steam games come to iOS, Android with Steam Link app – READ UPDATE AT END, Apple rejected it.

https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/9/17337612/steam-link-mobile-android

Steam summer sale starts in June, based on database leak

https://www.polygon.com/2018/5/9/17335326/steam-summer-sale-2018-date-leak-steamdb

Nintendo start selling dockless Nintendo Switch consoles in Japan

http://www.japanesenintendo.com/post/174165325164/

Next PlayStation Is Three Years Off, Sony Says

https://www.wsj.com/articles/next-playstation-is-three-years-off-sony-says-1527067818

Towards the Pantheon Review, Xbox’s New Controller, and Nubbl (Ep. 25)

Show Notes

What’s Up Everybodyyy?? In this episode of Third Player Games Podcast, Josh picks up a couple of new games (well, new to him) and makes Jeffers proud. I know, finally, right?! There’s some brief rumblings about the awful news regarding the death of GCU, but let’s breeze past that for now and get to the fun stuff! Xbox announces their incredible new accessory, the adaptive controller, and we learn about a great place to meet more gamers (without even leaving your chair! Win-win!). Amy wraps things up with a review of a brand new indie game that you may not have heard of (Spoiler: you should check it out).

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15:13 – What have we been playing?
10:41 – News
25:13 – “What’s That Video Game?”
39:37 – Towards The Pantheon review

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News & Links

NES Classic Edition Will Return to Stores on June 29
twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/sta…/995831060826030080

New Superhot Game Featuring Japan-Inspired Setting Announced
www.ign.com/articles/2018/05/13…44347910f580c0007ab

Cliff Bleszinski Tweets Boss Key’s Closure
twitter.com/therealcliffyb/stat…/996092708971274245

XBox’s New Adaptive Controller
youtu.be/KfnmCUFxZwA

Best Buy Reportedly Ending Gamers Club Unlocked Program
twitter.com/Wario64/status/997610067644985344

Nubbl
www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/…eveloper_to_make/
nubbl.com

Towards The Pantheon on Steam
store.steampowered.com/app/709510/To…The_Pantheon/

Light Fall, Virtual Console, & Great Protagonists in Video Games (Ep. 24)

Show Notes

If this is your first time listening to us, let us introduce ourselves. We are three close friends who can’t help but get a little goofy at times. In a rare occurrence, all three of us completed a game this week and each of those games are worth recommending. Surprisingly, a game is coming out sooner than previously expected and, unsurprisingly, another video game is being turned into a film (this one will probably be great, right?… right?). Get ready to beat Jeffers and Amy at “What’s That Video Game?”, because they can’t win to save their lives (have you thought about writing in to tell us to stop playing this yet, by the way?). Also, stay tuned for a special segment about some video game protagonists that are near and dear to many of our hearts.

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2:14 – What have we been playing?
18:46 – News
38:04 – “What’s That Video Game?”
49:14 – Into The Spine article discussion

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News & Links

The Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is Arriving Early (June 29th) — nearly two weeks early
blog.activision.com/t5/Crash-Bandic…y/ba-p/10727125

Monster Hunter Film to be made with 60 mil budget starring Mila Jovovich, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson
www.siliconera.com/2018/05/12/mons…milla-jovovich/

Monster Hunter Generations Ultimate – Announcement Trailer – Releasing 8/28
www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Kfyh2ZUr…5bMWoX-w3IYqCTJ-6

Virtual Console Is Not Coming To Switch, Nintendo Says
kotaku.com/virtual-console-is-…ndo-says-1825848253

Nintendo Switch Online Service Details
www.nintendo.com/switch/online-service/

70 more episodes of Rick and Morty have been ordered by Adult Swim
io9.gizmodo.com/rick-and-mortys-c…-but-a-1825924217

Brooklyn 99 Comes Home for its 6th and final season to NBC
www.polygon.com/tv/2018/5/12/1734…ne-nine-canceled-

8 Great Protagonists that Aren’t One-Dimensional Killing Machines, by Dylan Bishop
intothespine.com/2018/04/16/8-pro…ts-list-far-cry/

Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze & City of Brass (Ep.23)

Show Notes

Third Player Games Podcast is bananas this week, with Amy and Josh discussing their Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze playthrough, in just one weekend! Jeffers has a much different experience as he brings up a game he hasn’t been allowed to talk about until now, recent release, City of Brass. Big news this week as the new Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer drops, with it a sneak peak of a young John Marston! As if that weren’t enough, the day the podcast drops Fortnite is at it again, with a huge Infinity War crossover! Meanwhile, God of War becomes the fastest selling PS4 exclusive ever! We have another version of What’s That Video Game, Amy style! To top it all off a big heads up, we have a spoilercast of the movie Infinity War at the 50:49 mark, don’t worry plenty of warnings!

50:49 – Infinity War Spoilercast Warning

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Jeffers Review, City of Brass
intothespine.com/2018/05/03/into-…f-city-of-brass/

Red Dead Dead Redemption 2 Trailer
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaW0tYpxyp0

Video Game Hall of Fame Adds 4 More Games
www.gamespot.com/articles/video-g…es/1100-6458728/

Fortnite Infinity War Crossover Starts May 8th
www.google.com/amp/s/www.polygon…r-event-date-time

Dolphin, a GameCube and Wii emulator, can now run on the Nintendo Switch
twitter.com/delroth_/status/988524502983290880

God of War sold over 3.1 million units in its first three days, making it the fastest-selling PS4 exclusive ever
twitter.com/playstation/status/…48960691933192?s=21

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller support for Steam announced
steamcommunity.com/games/353370/an…757912601251834

Upcoming May Games, Labo, Avengers: Infinity War (no spoilers!) – ThirdPlayerGames Podcast (Ep. 22)

Show Notes

In this episode of Third Player Games Podcast, Josh & Amy have fun with cardboard. That’s right, they got a Nintendo Labo! Better yet, they finished Hellblade! Jeffers isn’t here just for show though, this week he hosts What’s That Video Game! In news it’s rumored that the Playstation 5 might be here sooner than we think. Avengers Infinity War crushes the box office. Nintendo has a new President and the Fortnite comet is going to hit! The gang also has their monthly rotating segment of all the upcoming games for May 2018!

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Full List of Upcoming Games

http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/11/09/2018-video-game-release-schedule.aspx

 

Avengers: Infinity War Has Biggest Opening Weekend of All Time – http://feeds.ign.com/~r/ign/all/~3/2t4zMXt3IRc/avengers-infinity-war-has-biggest-opening-weekend-of-all-time

 

Marvel Movies hit 10 years, means a lot to some fans

https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/4/30/17292046/avengers-infinity-war-amc-marvel-marathon-31-hour


Kimishima stepping down as President of Nintendo, Shuntaro Furukawa to become new President of Nintendo

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/pdf/2018/180426_5e.pdf


An exploit has been released for the Nintendo Switch and other Tegra hardware that is unpatchable on existing devices

https://github.com/reswitched/fusee-launcher/blob/master/report/fusee_gelee.md

 

Fortnite’s Comet Hits Tomorrow aka the day of the Podcast

https://www.polygon.com/fortnite/2018/4/30/17302064/fortnite-comet-update-tilted-towers

 

PS5 Might Be Closer Than We Thought

https://gamerant.com/playstation-5-part-production/amp/

 

Smash Bros. For Switch Will Be Playable At E3

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/smash-bros-for-switch-will-be-playable-at-e3/1100-6458557/

 

Light Fall finally released on 4/26. 10% off on Steam – $13.49 (also available on Switch).

https://store.steampowered.com/app/416830/Light_Fall/

 

Worlds Adrift Free to Play Early Access

https://store.steampowered.com/app/271920/Worlds_Adrift_Island_Creator/

 

God of War, Celeste’s Impact, and a Flashback to the Past – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 21)

Show Notes

In this episode, Josh stumps everyone with a clever edition of What’s That Video Game. Jeffers dives into God of War while Josh and Amy pick up a few oldies, but goodies (as your mom would probably say). And finally, they introduced a brand new segment this week! In this week’s Retro Rewind Flashback to the Past thingy (working title), Jeffers challenges Josh and Amy to play a difficult classic SNES game for the first time and the gang discusses their experiences, along with some fun facts about the game. Can you guess what game they played?

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News & Links

Celeste Teaches a Thing or Two to its Creator and Fans
https://kotaku.com/celeste-taught-fans-and-its-own-creator-to-take-better-1825305692

Battlefield Will Throw Down for a Battle Royale
https://venturebeat.com/2018/04/18/dice-battlefield-v-battle-royale/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Also possibly COD
https://kotaku.com/sources-next-call-of-duty-wont-have-a-solo-campaign-m-1825338768

Dark Souls Remastered delayed for Switch

UK: God of War launch is the biggest in the series history
https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2018-04-22-uk-god-of-war-launch-is-the-biggest-in-the-series-history

Campo Santo Acquired by Valve (Firewatch Dev)
http://blog.camposanto.com/post/173170027579/campo-santo-news
https://kotaku.com/sources-valve-buys-firewatch-developer-campo-santo-1825445890

Nintendo Labo blueprints are available online for printing
https://www.nintendo.co.jp/labo/parts/

Radical Heights & Josh Gets A Switch – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 20)

Show Notes

In this week’s episode of Third Player Games Podcast, we talk about a variety of subjects! Josh gets a Switch for his birthday! Welcome to Zelda, Splatoon 2 & Snipperclips talk! There’s a new battle royal game in town, it’s described as an 80’s themed game show battle royale that’s about the money, meet Radical Heights! Stardew Valley multiplayer is on its way and despite the business model A Way Out sells pretty well. We also have a new round of What’s That Video Game with none other than the one, the only, Amy Rose!

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An 80’s Infused, Battle Royale Game Show Released to Steam for Early Access
https://www.polygon.com/platform/amp/2018/4/9/17207682/radical-heights-battle-royale-boss-key-steam-early-access-f2p?utm_campaign=polygon.social&utm_content=polygon&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&__twitter_impression=true

Stardew Valley multiplayer ‘should be ready in about a month,’ creator says
https://www.pcgamer.com/stardew-valley-multiplayer-should-be-ready-in-about-a-month-creator-says/?utm_content=bufferfd23b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer-pcgamertw

A Way Out sells a Million copies

Steam Spy no longer able to operate after Valve’s latest Steam update
https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/11/17223662/steam-spy-valve-privacy-settings

Sea of Thieves: Periodic Major Updates and Weekly Minor Content Updates Starting in May
http://seaofthieveshub.com/blog/summary-of-content-coming-to-sea-of-thieves-in-may/

New Bioshock Reportedly in the works at “Top Secret” facility at 2K
https://www.pcgamer.com/a-new-bioshock-game-is-reportedly-in-the-works-at-a-top-secret-2k-studio/

PlayStation Having Better Exclusives is Bad For Xbox but Good For Gamers. Question into, How Does PlayStation Stay On Top With The Future Console Wars, AKA The Next Wave Of Consoles
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2018/04/15/xboxs-weak-console-exclusives-may-be-a-good-thing-for-video-game-lovers/#639f93c033b8