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Game Stuff 155 – Good Positives To The End of Year

Joe, Robert, and Kory look at the remainder of 2020, and talk about the best of what’s to come.
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Game Stuff 154 – Happy Birthday Mario

On this episode Kalai, Roberto, and Joe discuss their favorite Mario games to celebrate Mario Birthday.
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Game Stuff 153 – CONditions for digital conventions

On this episode Kalai, Kory, and Roberto discuss the pros and cons of digital conventions.
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Game Stuff 152- RPG Episode !!!

On this episode Kalai, Joe, Roberto, and Kory are joined by the man himself JT to discuss their top 5 RPGs!!!
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Game Stuff 151 – Wakanda Forever

This weeks episode we look back at all things super hero. The good, The bad and the down right ugly.
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Game Stuff 150 – Sports. Too Real?

On this week’s episode Kalai, Roberto, Kory, and Joe are joined by Patrick Hickey Jr. We discuss how realistic sports games are becoming, and Patrick’s new book Minds behind the Sports Games: Interview with Cult and Classic Video Game Developers.
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. You can find Patrick’s book at Patrickhickeyjr.com.

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Game Stuff 149 – Epic vs Apple vs Google Fight!!!

Kalai, Joe, and Robert discuss the big fight between Epic, Apple, and Google and what this means for the gaming industry.
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Game Stuff 147 – Generation Greatest’s

Kalai is off in Playstation land so the guys thought lets make a show. Kory and Joe remembered this generations great new IP’s and how they have changed the way we game.
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Game Stuff 145 – Nintendo Mini Direct

On this weeks episode Kalai, Roberto, and Kory are joined by Andy from Duel Screens. We discuss the Nintendo mini direct.
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Game Stuff 144 – Backlog Beat Down Check

On this episode Kala, Joe, and Roberto are joined by JT to discuss how the backlog beat down is going.
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Game Stuff 143 – Game Pricing

Kalai, Roberto, and Joe discuss increasing the price of games for the next generation of consoles.
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Game Stuff 142 – Microsoft Restructure

Kalai and Roberto discuss Microsoft’s decision to shutdown Mixer. and their stores.
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Game Stuff 135 – Inside Xbox Game Play?

Kalai, Kory, and Roberto discuss the Inside Xbox event that showed off game play for the new Xbox series X.
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Game Stuff 134 – Summer Games in Margiritaville

Kalai, Robert, Joe, and Kory discuss the new Summer Game Fest on Cinco De Mayo.
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Game Stuff 133 – Don’t be that guy!

Kalai, Roberto, Joe, and Kory discuss the recent leaks of The Last of Us Part II and how this affects the industry.
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Game Stuff 124 – Pre Pax Plague

On this episode Kalai, Joe, and Roberto discuss how the coronovirus is effecting the upcoming Sony decision to come to Pax East
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Project Darwin: X-Box One Preview

Overlooked Battle Royale contender – or something else entirely?

Project Darwin is a Battle Royale-ish Deathmatch on Steam and Xbox One Game Preview program and free-to-play. The term Battle Royale, in my opinion, is being used solely to attempt at generating buzz for the game. In all honesty, calling it a traditional deathmatch would be far more accurate. There is really only one actual Battle Royale element at play in this title– but we will get to that in a minute.

Project Darwin takes place in a dystopian post-apocalyptic version of the North Canadian Rockies. In this future, the surviving remnants of humanity pit prison inmates against each other in a high tech death arena for live streaming entertainment and social experimentation.

A match in Project Darwin takes place between 10 players, but with a super fun twist: 9 of the players are gathering materials to craft weapons and upgrades, setting traps, and hunting one another. The 10th player gets to fly around in a drone and control the arena. This feature, in my opinion, is the best part of this game. I feel it really sets it apart from other Battle Royale games. The Director controls almost everything. The materials being placed randomly, they can setup their own hazards, and they control the environment as well. The match takes place in a hex-grid and instead of a closing circle of death– the player controlling The Director gets to shutdown the grids one section at a time. They can also heat them up, or even drop a tactical Nuke on a section as well. Both players and directors fight for the audiences favor, which is how you gain experience and level up, earn loot, etc. If a director bullies one player the entire match, this will displease the crowd and they will get a bad rating. So there is some safeguards to ensure that this director is “fair in their unfairness” as the game puts it.

The Players, are armed with just a bow and an axe. They can gather materials like wood and leather around the play area as well as find chests with various items in them. They can then use these things to craft better armor, increase axe damage, fire arrows, etc. The director will drop electronic components at random places in the map, these locations are broadcast to all the players and are extremely valuable as they can be used to give you special abilities like invisibility, teleportation, and ridiculous high jump. These are game changers and good way for The Director to herd players towards one another.

I’ve played it quite a bit and can honestly say it’s definitely worth checking out. I really don’t feel like it’s getting the attention it deserves. It really stands out to me in a cluster of Fortnite and PUBG clones. The art style is really pretty. Some might say it looks like Fortnite, but the Canadian wilds really give it a dark ambient sense of danger, and the mix of primitive guerilla fighting style with high tech makes it feel fresh and inventive. As someone who has put in thousands of hours on PUBG and played a bit of Fortnite. I can honestly say Project Darwin deserves some attention and I really think it’s only going to get better and more fun as it updates.

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Nintendo Duel Screens 45 – Pizza Time! w/Team Breakfall’s Mike Keogh

Guest Host & VIP (that’s Very Important Pizza!) Mike Keogh settles the hottest debate of our time! And Speaking of PIZZA, Splatoon 2 delivers its first-ever tournament-style Splatfest to decide which Ninja Turtle is best. Also, Nintendo may be coughing up some dough to Gamevice, and Pikachu…gets a little horny on The Hype Zone. All this in 30 minutes – or more – on Nintendo Duel Screens Episode 45.

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The Potential Dangers of the Ever-Growing Nintendo Switch Indie Scene

When it comes to quality, indie game titles can be something of a mixed bag (am looking at you, Troll and I). But when it comes to the Nintendo Switch, however, it’s hard to deny the incredible amount of high-quality titles that have been overrunning the platform as of late. It started off with Golf Story – a title which charmed the pants off of me. And now, the critically acclaimed likes of Cat Quest, Night in the Woods, Dandara, Gonner, Owlboy, Super Meat Boy, Celeste, Enter the Gungeon, and countless others like it, can be found on the eShop.

It comes as no surprise as Nintendo went out of its way to create the Nindies, a showcase event meant to highlight indie titles headed to the Switch. But with an ever-expanding library of quality indie games coming to the Switch, could Nintendo become suddenly inundated with titles that are less than award-worthy, and perhaps even garbage-tier?  As more developers may look to cash-in on the Switch’s massive success, is a rush of sub-par content imminent on Nintendo’s darling portable-console hybrid?

When Sony announced the Playstation 4, it was done so alongside a huge emphasis on indie titles. The PS4 was to be all about games, a sentiment which seemed to be a complete 180° pivot from the previous generation’s bravado. A quick glance at the Playstation Store confirms that Sony has made good on its promise – currently 900+ indie titles can be found on the PS4’s digital shop. NINE. HUNDRED. And 575 of those titles – at least as of November 2017 – are exclusive to the Playstation 4. The sheer volume of  games available to the consumer is staggering and even a little daunting. While I can’t fault Sony for making good on its promise of more games, the PS4’s indie offerings don’t even appear to be properly curated. As a consumer, having to wade through a waist-deep pile of trash just to get to something of value is a huge issue. Fortunately for Nintendo, and ultimately the consumer, the solution to a would-be problem might be easier than anticipated.

On the flip side of Sony’s flood of questionable indie titles is Steam. Currently there are 1,000 titles under the “New and Trending” tab alone. Now you might wonder, ‘how can anyone decipher what is worth purchasing in a shop with so much to offer? The answer appears to be a community regulated curation with Steam Curator. Steam, being a fairly open publishing platform, is a great platform for new developers to launch their games; it just makes sense given how community driven the service is. But where does that leave Nintendo? I don’t trust a company that uses Friends Codes to put together a comprehensive, community-driven curation system. What option remains?

There was a time when Nintendo branded quality with its very own seal of approval. It signaled to the consumer that you were making a smart purchase, but given the scale of the booming independent gaming market, there is clear cause for concern. One only has to look at the video game crash of 1983 to see the obvious dangers of low quality titles flooding the marketplace; brand loyalty goes right out the window the moment the consumer base feels ripped off. The Big N was able to remedy this by making use of the Nintendo Seal of Approval. Now that the classic seal is gone and with the eShop apparently releasing indie games with every other heartbeat, the eShop may become a Steam 2.0.

To be fair, I am all for indie game developers being able to release their games on the Switch without a whole lot of red tape. And as I stated earlier the Switch has been host to some of the most enjoyable indie experiences of my gaming career with tons to look forward to in 2018 (HOLLOW KNIGHT!!). I play a whole lot of indie games and talk about them weekly on Nintendo Duel Screens. However, I fear for the day when the likes of I Am Mayo or god forbid Energy Cycle make their way to the front page of the eShop. Having an incredible selection of indie titles to round out the Switch’s library in-between AAA releases like Breath of the Wild and Mario Odyssey is vital to the platform’s success. Dropping bombs like Party Planet and Acorn Tactics is not doing Nintendo any favors. If Nintendo isn’t careful, it may just end up bringing back that Seal of Approval. I just hope for Nintendo’s sake, that Nintendo brings the seal back because it wants to, and not because it has to.

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Two Points Hospital Announcement Trailer Revealed (Video)

Sega has released a trailer via the official YouTube channel for Two Points Hospital of , you guessed it, Two Points Hospital coming to Steam. Two Points Hospital is a sequel to Theme Hospital which looks to be a zany hospital building sim for those not “in the know”. No release date was provided at this time. See the announcement trailer below and keep it here on Proven Gamer for more information.