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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
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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/

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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