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Trophy Whores 385 – Tricky’s Tales from PAX East

Tricky returns from Boston with tales from PAX East.  He fulfilled Yield’s shopping list; however, what did he think of the games on the show floor?  Tricky spills all the details on his annual trek to Boston.  What’s more, he, Gimli’s favorite cousin, teases the return of a recent guest.  What’s the big deal about PAX?  We have all of the answers.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Psychonauts, Super Meat Boy Forever, Borderlands 3 and PUBG.

We are happy and proud to share that Proven Gamer has partnered with the Humble Bundle! The Humble Bundle is a fantastic initiative and program that allows games to score a litany of games on the cheap — all while making charitable donations to various groups and organizations. You can click here for the details on Proven Gamer’s Humble Bundle partnership.

In a bit of big news that would make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles proud, iHeartRadio and Spotify host episodes of Trophy Whores.  It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of two massive and respected entertainment communities, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to soaring heights. The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

If you want to support the show via Patreon, then check out our page, which shares the tiers for all of our Patrons!

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores.

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 385 – Tricky’s Tales from PAX East

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Nintendo Duel Screens Podcasts

Nintendo Duel Screens 92.5 – PAX East Part II – The Awards Show

As promised, here is PART II of our PAX East 2019 coverage! In this show we start things off with the last of our interviews, all from day 4 of our trip. After that we go right into our 2nd annual Pax East Awards. What will win our Game of the Show Award?…we may not have known until we started debating it…THIS is Nintendo Duel Screens Episode 92.5 bay bay!!!

Interviews on the show:

  • Darksburg
  • Creature in the Well
  • Tonight We Riot
  • Super Crush KO
  • Eagle Island
  • and Sparklite

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Be sure to follow the show on Twitter and join the NDSPodcast Facebook Group.

You can also email NDSPodcast here. Questions/Feedback are addressed weekly so don’t be shy and share your Nintendo stories!

This week’s episode can also be downloaded for your listening pleasure – Nintendo Duel Screens 92.5 – PAX East Part II – The Awards Show

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Nintendo Duel Screens 92 – PAX East 2019 Indie Invasion – Part I | Days 1,2 & 3

On this weeks show it is an all out invasion! We have taken PAX East 2019 by STORM! This episode strays from the normal type of show. There will be no Hype Zone, Retro Game Club, or any of the normal segments. Instead what you will have is OVER AN HOUR of interviews with 21 guests! This was an absolute blast for us to do and we hope you enjoy it. Obviously we are in a convention center so please excuse some of the hype going on in the background.

Here is a list of the interviews on this episode, in no particular order:

Super Meat Boy Forever

Cyber Shadow

Mistover

Speed Brawl

Collapsus

Cardpocalypse

Wrath: Aeon of Ruin

Star Renegade

Freedom Finger

Hell is Other Demons

Gravity Heroes

Doublekick Heroes

Cosmo’s Quickstop

Bloodroots

Killer Queen Black

Magequit

Mayhem in Single Valley

Panzer Paladin

Trechery in Beatdown City

World of Horror

and Syndey Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan

In a couple of days we will follow up with Part II of our coverage which will include day 4’s interviews, plus our PAX Awards!

 

Nintendo Duel Screens is officially on Patreon!  With as little as $1, you can get access to NDSPodcast’s Super Secret Discord Channel and chat it up other fans as well the hosts…and perhaps with some of the best developers in the gaming industry. What are you waiting for?!

Subscribe/Review Nintendo Duel Screens in Apple Podcast, Google Play Music or RSS.

Come watch us stream on Twitch!

Be sure to follow the show on Twitter and join the NDSPodcast Facebook Group.

You can also email NDSPodcast here. Questions/Feedback are addressed weekly so don’t be shy and share your Nintendo stories!

This week’s episode can also be downloaded for your listening pleasure – Nintendo Duel Screens 92 – PAX East Indie Invasion – Part I

Proven Gamer is now a proud partner of Humble Bundle! Visit the link HERE to help the cause!

Follow Sour Note Productions here.

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Podcasts Trophy Whores

Trophy Whores 383 – Holy Ship! Nice Teraflops

Tricky rejoins the fray and shares his early thoughts on the pros and cons of Ubisoft’s The Division 2.  He has hit the ground running and, despite some technical issues and bugs, seems to enjoy the game.  But with PAX East approaching, even The Division 2 can’t steal an entire episode.  On the go-home show before the party in Boston, the Triad of Trophy Whores tackles the biggest news floating across the Internet.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, The Division 2, God of War, World of Warships Legends, Duke Nukem, Bulletstorm and Borderlands.

We are happy and proud to share that Proven Gamer has partnered with the Humble Bundle! The Humble Bundle is a fantastic initiative and program that allows games to score a litany of games on the cheap — all while making charitable donations to various groups and organizations. You can click here for the details on Proven Gamer’s Humble Bundle partnership.

In a bit of big news that would make the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles proud, iHeartRadio and Spotify host episodes of Trophy Whores.  It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of two massive and respected entertainment communities, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to soaring heights. The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

If you want to support the show via Patreon, then check out our page, which shares the tiers for all of our Patrons!

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes, Google Play, TuneIn, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores.

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 383 – Holy Ship! Nice Teraflops

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Nintendo Duel Screens 41 – The PAX East 2018 Extravaganza

Andy heads to Boston, MA for PAX East 2018. Which games did he play? What were his favorites?  And which ones deserve ALL of your attention? Find out all this and more as Andy goes into EXTENSIVE detail on the very best games of both Nintendo & The Indie Megabooth.

 

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Trophy Whores – Fireside Chat

This week the Trophy Whores pay homage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, former president of the United States of America.  In lieu of episode 300, which still needs time to bake in the oven, the guys opt to record a freewheeling show, which features Tricky and Troy’s tales from the PAXlands, as well as a meaty, rich discussion about Guerrilla Games’ lauded, magnificent new blockbuster, Horizon Zero Dawn.  If you haven’t heard, it’s an incredible game.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores  and @ProvenGamer

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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores – Fireside Chat

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Trophy Whores 299 – Beauty and the PAX East

While Tricky and Troy are cruising the show floor at PAX East 2017, the triumphant trophy-touting trio of Mark, Alex and Yield discuss the biggest PlayStation news to emanate from Boston.  Although the original Penny Arcade Expo, PAX Prime, has spawned annual sister shows, and dropped its “Prime” moniker, seemingly lessening the impact of each convention, it’s always exciting to read the news that breaks at each show, as well as the games that appear.  If you are a gamer, and if you’re reading this, we assume that you are, then you’re never sorry to talk about a PAX.

In response to popular demand, Mark, otherwise known as Lucia, also known as the ionvein, hosts episode 299 and leads us through all of the hottest news in the PlayStation ecosystem.  Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero dawns remains a hot topic, as Aloy and her grand adventure continue to win the hearts and praise of the gaming community.  Horizon Zero Dawn is a magnificent game, and it, as well as Guerrilla Games, deserves all of the praise it has received.  You can’t celebrate the game without praising its makers, Guerrilla Games.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, Horizon Zero Dawn, Ghost Recon Wildlands, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Friday the 13th: The Game and Diablo III.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

You can find us on Twitter: @TrophyWhores  and @ProvenGamer

You can also email us at TrophyWhores.

If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 299 – Beauty and the PAX East

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Trophy Whores 294 – The Great Platinum War of 2017

As we continue on the road to show 300, the Trophy Whores bring you big news out of Square Enix, who have signed a deal to publish a Marvel Avengers video game. The game, which will be developed by Crystal Dynamics, is part of a larger collaboration with Marvel Entertainment that entails multiple games.  Given how Crystal Dynamics have re-invigorated the Tomb Raider series, Square Enix’s new Avengers game seems to be in good hands.

What’s more, the crew discusses controversy surrounding Dead Effect 2 developer BadFly Interactive.  The team, a smaller group of game developers, tried to protect their game from negative reviews, albeit using allegedly shady means to reach that end.

In a bit of big, big news, Trophy Whores has been approved for iHeartRadio, which greatly expands the show’s footprint and reach. It’s a tremendous honor for the show to be part of iHeartRadio’s massive and respected community, and Proven Gamer have only the fans to thank for pushing the podcast to this point.  The Trophy Whores work hard to put out a quality weekly show, but they owe so much love to their listeners, who keep the show strong and growing.

Join the Trophy Whores as they discuss, among other things, PAX Unplugged, Square Enix, and BadFly Interactive.

We appreciate your support (and your ears)!

Please subscribe to the Trophy Whores feed in iTunes or RSS and please leave a review. We won’t give you cookies, but it will help us make the show better.

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If you wish, you can always download the show here – Trophy Whores 294 – The Great Platinum War of 2017

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PAX Unplugged Coming November 17th

PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) is expanding with PAX Unplugged,  a brand new event that will focus on tabletop gaming. PAX Unplugged will take place November 17-19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia.  The event will revolve entirely around board and tabletop gaming. This is something that has been part of previous PAX events, but this will be the first time that is the key feature of the show.

Head to http://unplugged.paxsite.com/  for more information. From there, fans are able to subscribe for email updates, check hotel bookings in the area, and if presenters can apply for exhibit space.

Keep it tuned to Proven Gamer for more information on PAX Unplugged as it becomes available!

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PAX South Preview: Screencheat Brings Back the Good Ol’ Days

For Your Eyes Only

A large facet of current indie gaming is built around nostalgia aesthetic. 8 or 16 bit visuals and ramped up difficulty. Practically speaking, it makes sense. The side-scrolling era that many current devs grew up on is the easiest to replicate with a limited skillset while you grow as a creator. It also gives you the most room to max out out game potential without having to devote limited resources to visuals. Screencheat looks to capitalize on another aspect of gaming nostalgia that is currently ignored; couch multiplayer. More specifically, replicating how someone would play even if the others aren’t in the room.

Developer Samurai Punk wants to bring you back to the golden age of couch gaming. When Goldeneye reigned supreme, and the only thing worse than proximity mines was someone screen watching. The most underhanded but totally expected element of couch gaming. There was no real way to stop it, so a small truce would come into most game sessions. A gentlemen’s agreement of sorts. Screencheat spits in the face of that agreement, by not only encouraging you to watch your opponents screen, but making it the only way for you to find them.

In Screencheat, your opponents are completely invisible. The only visual cues you’ll receive from them are their bullet trails. Or fire trails….or electric bolts. It’s a veritable “if you’re reading this, it’s too late” situation. To effectively defend yourself, and take out the enemy, you have to watch their screens, using the vividly and distinctly colored sections of the map. Memorization is key, but so is limiting your hip fire. Shooting wildly does nothing but tip the others off to your location.

In my time with Screencheat at PAX South, the game played fluidly enough, and the vast array of weapons kept things interesting. I had to tap into an old bag of tricks that i’d left in the attic of my childhood in order to keep up with the other players. Eventually it just became a matter of mapping out my route and trying not to look at anything too distinct. Deception became the winning tactic. It brought back memories of gaming past, and tapped into a nostalgic corner of the mind that is ignored by newer indie games.

Screencheat is currently available on Steam, but is on its way to both PS4 and Xbox One. And don’t worry, there’s only multiplayer as well, so even if you can’t get your friends over, you can still cheat to your hearts content. Keep your eye out for it, and for more from PAX South, keep it here at The Structure Network.

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PAX South Preview: Developer Psyop Hopes You Still Like Shooting Zombies with Moving Hazard

The Enemy of My Enemy

When I asked developer Psyop to give me a quick rundown of what i’d be getting into with their new shooter, Moving Hazard, they responded with a question; do you remember when The Governor stormed the prison in The Walking Dead? My short answer was, “hell yeah!” I may have had my fair share of issues with that zombie filled show, but that was one moment that delivered, and it reiterated that while man vs. man is the true drama of it all, zombies are an ever present danger, and that’s what their game is looking to explore. At first glance, Moving Hazard may look like another shooter looking to cash in on our waning obsession with the undead, but once you’re actually playing, it becomes a tactical war of attrition.

It’s impossible to ignore the direct comparisons to the highly popular zombie mode in Call of Duty. Once, the random addition at the tale end of World at War, zombie mode has become one of the more anticipated modes for the juggernaut franchise. So while the rest of the world may be growing tired of zombies, clearly there’s still an audience willing to pump boxes of bullets into reanimated corpses, but that’s where most of the similarities end. Zombies aren’t the focus of Moving Hazard. Instead, they represent a tool at your disposal, that if disrespected, will turn on you.

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At PAX South, I was able to spend some time with Moving Hazard in a 2v2 competitive mode. There were 3 body types to choose from for my soldier; light, medium and heavy. Each with their own weapon sets, and each with their own sets of advantages. Light guys can move quickly, but their weapons do less damage for example. You can guess how the hierarchy works from there. The build I played was still pretty early, and I was told that the balancing was still being tweaked for other modes. One such tweak was that the lighter soldiers can attain perks that allow them to endlessly sprint, and at faster rates, essentially making them greased lightning with a blade, and almost unstoppable. Unless of course, your opponent sics a horde of zombies on you.

See, in Moving Hazard, the zombies are both your enemy and your weapon. While the map is littered with walkers, players are able to use various grenade types to distract, freeze, and enrage them. Bringing the tactical element into play. Depending on the game mode (ours was a king of the hill type), you can lure the zombies to a certain point of interest, and trap the enemy players. What makes this type of warfare interesting is that resources are limited. So spending all of your ammo shooting through an army of flesh eating freaks will leave your mags dry, and you without a viable way out. And since you only acquire points for killing human players, even if you do plow through, you’ll likely be more vulnerable by the end.

It’s still entirely too early to tell if Moving Hazard will be the indie darling of this year, but it presents enough of a fresh take on a tried and true formula that it’ll be worth checking out when it drops in March on Steam. The gameplay was tight, and fair for a game that’s still being tweaked, but that’s to be expected on the PAX South floor, where devs are trying to put their best foot forward. At this time, that shoe looked good. I left the booth wanting to play more, wanting to try different builds and strategies, which is what you want from any game; more. I’d keep an eye on this one.

What say you party people, are you sick of zombies, or does this look like just the right amount of undead action? Whatever your stance, for more from PAX South, keep it locked on Proven Gamer.