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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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News & Links

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

Outlast Stream Recap, Sea of Thieves, Upcoming April Games – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 18)

Show Notes

What’sss up everybodyyyy? This week we discuss the games we finally got around to finishing (including a spooky game on the ThirdPlayerGames Twitch stream), dive into the news, and as always, “What’s That Video Game?”. It’s Josh’s turn to host, so maybe Amy and Jeffers can finally start to catch up in the scoreboard… maybe. To wrap it up, we look forward to upcoming April game releases. It got a little banana sandwich there at the end, but we’re all stronger for it… I think.

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News & Links

Release Date for Persona 5 Anime Announced
http://m.ign.com/articles/2018/03/31/persona-5-sao-alternative-gun-gale-online-anime-premiere-dates-announced?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ign%2Fall+%28IGN+All%29

No Man’s Sky Coming to Xbox One
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-03-29-no-mans-skys-next-big-update-arrives-this-summer-also-launching-on-xbox-one

Hellblade coming to Xbox One (with One X enhancement)

PSN + games for April: Mad Max & Trackmania Turbo
https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2018/03/28/your-playstation-plus-games-for-april-are-mad-max-and-trackmania-turbo/

PlayStation VR Bundle Price Dropped to $299
https://gematsu.com/2018/03/playstation-vr-bundle-price-dropped-299

Far Cry 5 User Created Maps
https://www.polygon.com/2018/3/28/17173324/far-cry-5-map-editor-arcade-mode-call-of-duty-counter-strike

Microsoft to ban ‘offensive language’ from Skype, Xbox, Office and other services
https://www.csoonline.com/article/3264658/privacy/microsoft-to-ban-offensive-language-from-skype-xbox-office-and-other-services.html

Fortnite passing up Minecraft to become the biggest game on YouTube
https://www.pcgamer.com/fortnite-passes-minecraft-to-become-the-biggest-game-on-youtube/

Gang’s Back Together, Fortnite’s Rise, A Way Out Review – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 17)

Show Notes

Guess who’s back?! Welcome to Third Player Games Podcast! In this episode, you’ll be delighted (or bummed) to know that the whole gang is back together at last. Today we go into the continued rise of AI, Fortnite, and one particular host’s score in “What’s That Video Game”. Stay tuned until the end for our review/impressions on the newly released game, “A Way Out”.

 

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News & Links:

EA Games Finding New Ways to Make Bots Better Than Us
https://kotaku.com/ea-created-an-ai-t…

Is PUBG playing catch up to Fortnite?
https://www.polygon.com/2018/3/22/171…

Fortnite surpasses PUBG in monthly revenue with $126 million in February sales
https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/21/17…

MW2 Remaster Rumored to be Single Player Only
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cal…

EA Is Hiring For An Open-World Star Wars Game
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/ar…

Tomb Raider 1, 2, 3 remasters have been cancelled
https://twitter.com/realtech_VR/statu…

The Curse of Monkey Island for the first time is finally available for purchase now on GOG (and Steam)
https://twitter.com/GOGcom/status/976…
http://store.steampowered.com/app/730…

Amanda Farough Special Guest! – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 15)

Show Notes

In this episode Amy & Josh have abandoned the show, they left. Alright fine, they went on vacation. That’s okay though, Third Player Games Podcast has their first ever guest! She’s made a career writing about video games and entertainment. Intelligent, funny and knowledgeable, this is one podcast episode you don’t want to miss! The amazing Amanda Farough joins Jeffers Haile in a hilarious informative episode.

We have a huge news segment this week! Valve is back in town when it comes to making games, a PS4 exclusive game was delayed and a lot of fantastic news from the Nintendo Direct! Along with this, we get to hear how Jeffers almost lost his passion for video games, but one game, in particular, changed everything. Better yet, Amanda tells us how she started from the bottom of the internet writing pool, only to make herself into the success she is today. All the while she gives back to the “baby journalist” community!

Amanda Farough

Patreon/Constellation Of Writers
https://www.patreon.com/constellationofwriters/overview

Twitter

Game Dev Business Handbook On Amazon

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News!

According to sources at eurogamer Diablo 3 is coming to Switch
http://www.eurogamer.net/amp/2018-03-06-sources-yes-diablo-3-is-coming-to-nintendo-switch

PlayStation exclusive Days Gone Delayed to 2019
https://www.usgamer.net/articles/ps4-exclusive-days-gone-delayed-to-2019-sony-confirms

Jon Favreau Will Write Star Wars Live Action Show
https://io9.gizmodo.com/jon-favreau-is-writing-lucasfilms-first-star-wars-live-1823610232

Activision revealed the release date of Blacks Ops 4
https://www.google.com/amp/s/kotaku.com/call-of-duty-black-ops-4-officially-announced-1823616196/amp

Valve is making games again
https://www.pcgamer.com/gabe-newell-hooray-valves-going-to-start-shipping-games-again/

Overwatch League Host receives death threats and hate message for thanking men on international women’s day
http://www.dbltap.com/posts/5998433-overwatch-league-host-soe-received-death-threats-for-thanking-men-on-international-women-s-day?a_aid=41302

Nintendo Direct
https://www.nintendo.com/nintendo-direct/03-08-2018/

ESRB Will Add Label, We Play Keep Talking & Nobody Explodes – (Ep. 14)

Show Notes

It’s Third Player Games Podcast time! In this week’s episode, we keep it short and sweet! The ESRB is adding labels for “In Game Purchases.” We also talk about the many games we’ve been playing, some old school, some new school and some that are right in the middle. The new Overwatch character Brigitte has been announced, Sony is doubling down on First-Party Games and the PSN Plus this month is amazing!

In addition to all that we talk about a game that everyone can have fun with, even non-gamers, Keep Talking And Nobody Explodes. Also, we have a bit of an announcement at the end of this week’s show, the next couple of episodes will be wildly different to past weeks.

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News & Links

Halo: Reach Players Spent Seven Years Trying To Get Into A Cutscene Room

Detroit: Become Human Launches May 25
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2018/03/01/detroit-become-human-launches-may-25/

New Overwatch hero: Brigitte – (Bre-gee-tah)
https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/heroes/brigitte/
No More Tony Hawk Games, at least not good games…
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/27/tony-hawk-no-longer-working-with-activision

ESRB Will Add ‘In-Game Purchases’ Label To Games
https://kotaku.com/after-months-of-controversy-esrb-will-add-in-game-purc-1823356171

Sony Is Restructuring to Focus More on First-Party Games
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/03/01/sony-is-restructuring-to-focus-more-on-first-party-games

PSN Plus games for March: Bloodborne and Ratchet & Clank

Fe Review & Upcoming Video Games In March – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 13)

Show Notes

Hey there everyone! In the 13th episode of Third Player Games podcast, we are back at in our corners of the world. We might be separate, but our audio is back to its high quality form! This week is light on news, some of it is not your normal headlines, what can we say it was a quiet week. We do have our end of the month segment where we give you the preview for March’s upcoming video games!

We also have What’s That Video Game and it’s a rare occasion where Josh can’t get points, mainly because he’s the host. Josh and Amy have apparently put together their own computer! With this comes some possibilities, including a potential Third Player Games Sea of Thieves run! Our biggest segment this week is one of the best reviews of a game we’ve heard in a long time. This one is for the video game Fe and it’s been done by our very own Amy Rose in our rotating segment!

 

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News & Games Releasing In March

Chris realized something was wrong with his hand while playing Switch. Turns out he had a tumor in his left hand. Now he’s using a customized grip that someone on Reddit offered to create for him with a 3D printer so that he can play one handed while recovering from surgery.
https://kotaku.com/after-finding-a-tumor-hes-learning-how-to-play-video-g-1823242881

They are making a movie about Flamin Hot Cheetos (the creator idea man for it) Nuff Said
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/23/flamin-hot-cheetos-movie-in-the-works

Game Night Reviews So Far – In Theaters Feb 23rd
Rotten Tomatoes = 80% IGN = 9/10
Stars Jason Bateman Rachel Mcadams, Also Lamorne Morris (New Girl, Winston)
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/game_night_2018
http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/02/22/game-night-review

Two College Students Still Setting Records On Borderlands 2 Speedruns
https://kotaku.com/the-two-friends-dominating-borderlands-2-coop-speedrunn-1823297272

Blizzard/Overwatch is Hilarious with trolling/Responding to request
https://www.polygon.com/2018/2/24/17048016/overwatch-zenyatta-walk-blizzard-video

Games Releasing in March
https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/02/24/here-are-all-the-video-games-releasing-in-march-2018/#ca466517aaad

 

Shadow Of Colossus, First Time Playthrough – Third Player Games Podcast Ep. (11)

Show Notes

The biggest thing we have this week on our rotating segment is Shadow Of The Colossus! Jeffers has played Shadow Of The Colossus from beginning to end, he gives us a review but with fresh eyes. That’s right, the PS4 remaster is his first ever experience with the game! Stay tuned until the end of the episode to get his hot take on the re-release!

In this episode, Third Player Games Podcast makes the big announcement for our new upcoming content! We have a variety of interesting news stories this week! from Fortnite and PUBG to Dig Dog, all the way to rumors about Crash Bandicoot and everything in between!

One of our biggest news stories, however, which won’t actually be found in the news section, is the update on Josh & Amy’s Christmas decorations! We also have What’s That Video Game, Jeffers edition! Which may have been a bit more challenging than expected, whoops!

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News Stories Links

Fortnite has more concurrent players than PUBG

Red Dead Battle Royal

Dig Dog – On Steam

Dig Dog Article

German Authorities To Consider Loot Box Ban

Sweden Could Classify Loot Boxes As Gambling By Early 2019

Activision Blizzard makes 4 billion USD in microtransaction revenue out of a 7.16 billion USD total in 2017 (approx. 2 billion from King)

Source – http://investor.activision.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=1056935

Rumor: Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy coming this year for Switch & PC, new game coming 2019

Kingdom Come: Deliverance will have a massive 23GB Day One Patch on PS4

PS4 Pro’s new super-sampling tested: big boosts for 1080p users.

 

Playing Monster Hunter World, Nintendo Switch & News! – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 10)

The Tenth Episode

In the tenth episode of Third Player Games Podcast, we go back to our roots. Josh, Amy, and Jeffers take a look back at their first news stories and what those have developed into since. Josh and Amy talk about the wonderful game Celeste a bit more, while Jeffers plays Hellblade for the first time. Of course, all three have loads to discuss now that they are all playing Monster Hunter World! In addition, there is a teaser about future content for Third Player Games, what could it be?!

Another crazy time with What’s That Video Game this week, the host? Josh Neilson! While revisiting old news stories is fun, the gang has plenty to add this week in terms of headlines. Nintendo Switch sales numbers compared to the Wii U, Anthem is delayed and rumors of Microsoft buying out big companies? And of course, they also have a Dark Souls 3 related Humble Bundle and a heads up on a valuable Playstation coupon! Third Player Games also is looking for feedback for their podcast segments while deciding on some major changes, use the contact links at the bottom or simply email us at heylisten@thirdplayergames.com.

News Links:

Xbox Purchasing Valve, EA and PUBG Corp Rumors

https://www.polygon.com/2018/1/30/16932860/xbox-microsoft-exclusive-games-acquisitions-ea-valve-pubg

PS4 Sales Dip a little, are Xbox One and Nintendo Switch cutting into the PS4 Sales?

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ps4-sales-fall-compared-with-last-year/1100-6456521/

Nintendo Hardware and Software Sales Numbers

https://www.nintendo.co.jp/ir/en/finance/hard_soft/index.html

Amy’s Links:

Celeste

http://store.steampowered.com/app/504230/Celeste/

Skyrim Together

https://www.twitch.tv/skyrimtogetherofficial

https://discordapp.com/invite/CwHJxVP

https://www.patreon.com/skyrimtogether

Playstation Coupon PSA 

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/02/04/playstation-store-discount-codes-sent-out/

Josh’s Links:

Anthem Delayed

EA: BioWare’s Anthem Officially Delayed To 2019

Red Dead Redemption Release Date Set

Red Dead Redemption 2 is Coming October 26th 2018 – Rockstar Games

Humble Bundle With Dark Souls 3

https://www.humblebundle.com/monthly

 

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Celeste Review and XBox Game Pass News – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 9)

Celeste Review And XBox Game Pass News

Welcome, everybody! Third Player Games Podcast has quite the show for you this week! First, we talk about what we’ve been playing, Jeffers has finally finished Wolfenstein 2! Meanwhile, Amy got obsessed with a certain 48 hour trial of a game. In our news section, we find out that Cross-Play Parties are coming to Rocket League! Rust has a head-scratching price increase coming soon and a huge XBox Game Pass announcement, yeah that one! The Third Player Games group plays another round of What’s That Video Game! And Amy might have come up with the toughest three video games yet.

Stick around for the end of the show though! We have our rotating segment this week! First up we will give you a preview of our most anticipated games for the month of February! Don’t like our choices? No problem! Just check out our link below to all the games announced for next month, we are sure you’ll find some you love. Last but certainly not least, we have an official spoiler free indie game review of the hot new title, Celeste. Josh and Amy talk about it in an informative and thrilling fashion, this is one segment you won’t want to miss!

As always thank you for listening to the podcast! Please don’t forget to hit that subscribe button. Also please send us feedback by using any of the contact methods at the bottom of the show notes, we would love to hear from you. Have a great day everyone!

New Games for February (Forbes list) 

 https://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2018/01/23/here-are-all-the-video-games-releasing-in-february-2018/

 

Jeffers’ Links:

XBox Game Pass

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2018/01/23/xbox-game-pass-expands/

Josh’s Links:

Rust “Leaving” Early Access 

https://rust.facepunch.com/blog/leaving-early-access/

Steam Lunar New Year Sale

https://twitter.com/SteamDB/status/955721915267735552

Study on Violent Behavior From Violent Video Games

https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2018/research/no-evidence-to-link-violence-and-video-games/

Celeste Steam Link

http://store.steampowered.com/app/504230/Celeste/

Amy’s Links:

Sims 4 Free Trial 

https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/the-sims/the-sims-4/standard-edition

Rocket League Cross Platform Support https://twitter.com/RL_Support/status/955061083181584384?ref_src=twcamp%5Ecopy%7Ctwsrc%5Eandroid%7Ctwgr%5Ecopy%7Ctwcon%5E7090%7Ctwterm%5E3

Fe Game Play Preview (eeeeeek!!!) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QK2xQ8RNwo

 

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Monster Hunter, Runbow, and Moon Hunters, Oh My! – Third Player Games Podcast (Ep. 8)

 

Show Notes

Hello everyone! This is the 8th episode show notes For Third Player Games Podcast! In this episode, Jeffers is still talking about PAX. Josh is attempting to continue his winning streak on What’s That Video Game. And Amy is trying to learn words. After a couple of serious episodes, we have a more lighthearted fact-filled show for you this week. The two indie games from PAX are called Moon Hunters, a co-op narrative rich game. The other game which is the complete opposite in gameplay is called Runbow. A fantastic laugh inducing multiplayer platformer side-scroller. It’s even more fun and hilarious than it sounds!

 

Meanwhile, Josh gives us news on, Minecraft? Amy, on the other hand, talks about the game called Contrast. She also gives us an update on the adopt a hunter discord for Monster Hunter! And don’t forget Third Player Games crew talks about the future of e-sports in the Olympics. Thanks for listening everyone and don’t forget to subscribe!

 

Jeffers’ Links:

Moon Hunters 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/320040/Moon_Hunters/

Runbow 

http://www.13amgames.com/readytorunbow/

Josh’s Links:

Minecraft 

https://www.popsugar.com/news/New-Microsoft-Minecraft-Head-Helen-Chiang-Interview-44513067?utm_campaign=mobile_share&utm_medium=twitter&utm_source=popsugar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games

A Hat in Time

http://thegg.net/indie-games/a-hat-in-time-gets-its-first-free-dlc-release-in-2018-plenty-of-new-content-awaits-us/

http://store.steampowered.com/app/253230/A_Hat_in_Time/

Red Dead Redemption

https://www.thenerdmag.com/red-dead-redemption-2-release-date-leaked/

Business Insider (e-sport olympics)

http://www.businessinsider.com/esports-in-consideration-for-2024-olympics-2017-8

Amy’s Links:

Contrast 

http://store.steampowered.com/app/224460/Contrast/

Monster Hunter:World – Adopt a Hunter (Discord chat link included on their page)

https://adoptahunter.org/

Life is Strange “Farewell” Episode

https://twitter.com/LifeIsStrange/status/954016553208606720

 

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