#51 – Happy anniversary to us (with The Hungry Gamers)

They said we couldn’t do it, and yet here we are: one year of RESET. Oh wait, actually no, they said we ‘shouldn’t’ do it. Fair enough, never mind. Anyway what better company to celebrate this momentous occasion than with our podcasting family (and secret lovers) from Sydney: The Hungry Gamers. With their help, we cap off our challenge season and introduce a delish new segment to replace it. What a time to be alive.

This week we’re also discussing SNES Mini rumours, Call of Duty WW2 upcoming worldwide reveal, Rocket League hitting 30 million players, Starcraft free, pacifist Diablo 2 speedrun, Persona 5, Yooka-Laylee and Snake Pass.

And finally, we list the Top 3 games in our pile of shame and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Fibbage XL (Jackbox Party Pack).

#50 – Is Yooka-Laylee good? And can we explain Persona 5’s plot?

Oh yes, the big 5-0. What a better way to mark this momentous occasion than by discussing Banjo-Kazooie’s spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee. Oh, and this week we also attempt the unthinkable: explaining the plot of Persona 5. I mean, yeah, we’re being melodramatic. But really, that game is insane and we love it.

This week we’re also discussing Star Wars: Battlefront 2, the announcements from Nintendo Direct, Microsoft testing digital refunds, UNCHARTED: The Lost Legacy, Overwatch Uprising event, Bayonetta PC release, the NES Mini being discontinued, Project Scorpio and indie game The Sexy Brutale.

And finally, we list of our Top 3 Arcade games and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Point Blank X.

#49 – Adventure game time: Thimbleweed Park and Paradigm

Turn your pages to two-hundred-and-fun, cause this week we’re talking some new point-and-click adventure games. Specifically, Thimbleweed Park and Paradigm. Not enough excitement for you? How dare you. But never mind, we’ve still got you covered with some first impressions of Persona 5 and Drawn to Death. Still not good enough? Well, crap. Sorry.

This week we’re also discussing Project Scorpio’s tech specs, Mass Effect Andromeda’s facial expression patch, the BAFTA game award winners, an impending Overwatch announcement, Dishonored 2 free trial, Dawn of War 3, an upcoming first look at Star Wars Battlefront 2 and indie game Geneshift.

And finally, we list of our Top 3 PC exclusive games and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Super Hexagon.

#48 – So wait, what is Project Scorpio exactly?

At RESET, we ask all the important questions like; what the hell is Project Scorpio? Is it a next-gen console or a half-assed middle-child like the PS4 Pro? And hey, should Rocket League come to the Switch? (Yes yes yes yes yes). And what’s all this I’ve been hearing about Persona 5? Join us while we answer these, and some other questions in true RESET style, ie. not particularly well.

This week we’re also discussing Destiny 2 being officially announced, Outlast 2 and the final word on what happened with the Australian Censor Board, Blizzard Collectibles, some new Switch games, Drawn to Death and other PS Plus games for April, a potential We Happy Few film adaptation, Club Penguin being officially shut down and the impending release of Aussie indie game Paradigm.

And finally, we list of our Top 3 Non-human Companions and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Mortal Kombat 2.

#47 – The most spoilerific episode ever

If ever we needed a spoiler alert, here it is. For this week’s Top 3 we’re discussing our most moving moments in video games, so go grab a box of Kleenex and keep your finger hovering over that ‘skip forward’ button lest we ruin a game you haven’t got around to playing yet. Spoiler alert: everyone dies. Well not really. Oh, and Tegan has finally got around to picking up Nier: Automata and here’s another spoiler alert for you: she’s loving it.

We’re also discussing Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny 2, Red Dead Redemption 2, Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, Outlast 2, Pokemon GO (oh brother), indie game All Walls Must Fall, Death Squared, new hero Orisa in Overwatch, Super Mario Run on Android and Starcraft: Remastered.

And finally, we review the results of the Weekly Challenge; redesigning Resident Evil 7’s cover art.

#46 – Death Squared, MS-DOS games and a bout of gaming constipation

Too young to appreciate the golden era of gaming that was DOS? Well jump aboard son, and get woke with some help from your favourite gal pals from RESET Podcast. And hey, you know that puzzle game Death Squared which we played at PAX and RTX? It’s out, we’ve played it and you can bet your bottom yen we’ve got something to say about it. Oh, and the mention about gaming constipation? Well.. just listen to the episode. I mean, what do you think this is? Some kind of episode summary?

We’re also discussing Mass Effect Andromeda, Outlast 2 being refused classification in Australia, Colin Moriarty leaving Kinda Funny, Horizon Zero Dawn sales, new Sonic game Sonic Forces, Switch Indies (or ‘Nindies’), Project Scorpio, Overwatch, Breath of the Wild (what? really?), Yooka-Laylee, EB Expo 2017 ticket dates and Super Mario Run on Android.

And finally, we list of our Top 3 MS-DOS Games and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; the Google Chrome offline dinosaur game.

#45 – Sorry, we can’t stop playing Zelda Breath of the Wild

Sick of hearing us talk about Zelda: Breath of the Wild? Well get ready to get even sicker, because spoiler alert: this game deserves your attention. But don’t worry, it’s not all Zelda talk this week.

We’re also discussing Nintendo Switch early sales indications, Switch issues and a potential left Joycon recall, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War, Nier: Automata, PAX Aus 2017, indie game Kingsway, PS4 Update 4.50 and the No Man’s Sky Path Finder update.

And finally, we list of our Top 3 Launch Titles (for any console) and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Oregon Trail.

#44 – Zelda Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn and Switch first impressions. Oh my.

We are on the tail end of one of the biggest gaming weeks of 2017. The Nintendo Switch has launched and we’ve both picked one up. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has released and we’ve both picked it up. And Horizon Zero Dawn has released and you can bet your sweet nips that we’ve both picked that one up too. Now it’s time to discuss it all, including our conclusive answer to the golden question: is it worth picking up the Switch?

We’re also discussing the XBOX Game Pass, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Nier: Automata, Pokemon’s 21 year anniversary, a new Avatar game from the devs behind The Division, PSVR sales, Mads Mikkelsen and some juicy Death Stranding details, indie game The Last Night, Thimbleweed Park, Overwatch and Snipperclips.

And finally, we list of our Top 3 first impressions of the Nintendo Switch and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; 1-2 Switch.

#43 – The Great Nintendo Switch Debate

Our bodies are ready. The Nintendo Switch launches in Australia in 5 sleeps, and we’re both going to be picking one up on day one. But here’s the thing; should we be? Join us as we butt heads in the Great Nintendo Switch debate. Oh, and let’s not forget Horizon: Zero Dawn is also coming out. This week is going to be amazing.

We’re also discussing some big Nintendo Switch news and leaks, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy not being exclusive to Playstation, the Civilization VI Australian Summer update, Mass Effect: Andromeda, character Efi in Overwatch, local split screen in Halo, rumour of a new Batman game: Batman Arkham Insurgency, GST being added to Steam purchases, Gunman Taco Truck and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands BETA.

And finally, we review the results of the Weekly Challenge; mobile game BBTAN.

 

#42 – Casting a storm over For Honor

We picked up For Honor this week, and much like the Melbourne weather which plagues our podcast, we too have casted a storm over For Honor, well mainly the single player campaign. And I’m not implying we’re somehow responsible for Melbourne’s weather, but rather I’m ‘cleverly’ likening the weather to our demeanour towards the game. ‘Clever’, right?

This week we’re also discussing the Crash Bandicoot N Sane trilogy release date, Splatoon 2 Global Testfire, PAX Aus 2017, EB Expo 2017, Zelda: Breath of the wild DLC and season pass, Night in the Woods, Terraria, Nioh, Pokemon GO, Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands Open Beta and Resident Evil 7: Banned Footage vol 1.

And finally, we each list off our Top 3 Games to play on the toilet, and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; a Need for Speed Underground drag race.

#41 – Nioh, far, wherever you are

Apparently there’s a shortage of Nioh physical copies in Australia, thus warranting the use of that Celine Dion lyric in our title. Sorry. Anyway, Tegan managed to grab a copy this week, so a juicy discussion ensues.

This week we’re also discussing Fire Emblem Heroes, Valve working on 3 VR games, Destiny 2, Netflix working on a Castlevania series, E3 being open to the public, South Park: Fractured But Whole delayed again, the death of Steam Greenlight, Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Little Big Planet 3.

And finally, we each list off our Top 3 Protagonists that deserve a better game, and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Dance Dance Revolution (PS3).

#40 – So, we played the Nintendo Switch

We’ve just returned from Sydney and we’re tired and sunburnt, and you know what that means; time for a podcast. This week we’re discussing what we saw and played at RTX Sydney including finally getting our grubby little hands on the Nintendo Switch.

We’re also talking about Good Game’s cancellation, Resident Evil 7 banned Footage DLC, death of Masaya Nakamura, Strafe, Adventure Pals, Think of the Children, Yooka-Laylee, UFO Tofu, Death Squared and Pokemon Duel.

And in our final segments as always, we discuss our Top 3 at RTX, and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Arcade Basketball. Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com

Also, just a quick shout out to all our AGPN podcasting friends in Sydney. And a special thanks to The Hungry Gamers for inviting us to be part of your 50th episode this weekend. Check out The Hungry Gamers at www.atebit.net

#39 – Resident Evil 7, For Honor Beta and hey we’ll see you at RTX Sydney

Whoa it’s been a big week. We’ve passed Resident Evil 7 and the video we promised of Michael’s jump scare reactions is up on our youtube channel, so go check it out. Oh, and how much fun was the For Honor BETA? Well, Tegan doesn’t think so. And hey, we’ll see you at RTX Sydney this coming weekend!

In addition to the above, this week we’re talking about Tekken 7, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, PAX Unplugged, Nintendo Switch ‘specs’, The Avengers Game, Absolute Drift, Double Dragon 4, Ninja Spinki Challenges, Nier: Automata, Elite Beat Agents and Bastion.

We also discuss the Top 3 items we want to see in a collector’s edition. Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com

#38 – Getting all sad talking about our favourite cancelled games

This week we’re talking about the impending release of Resident Evil 7, the popup twitch charity GenerOzity, Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild on the Wii-U vs. Switch, Gabe Newell’s Reddit AMA, Pokemon GO’s revenue, an interesting Playdead tweet, Overgrowth, Yooka Laylee multiplayer, Super Mario Run on Android, Jackbox Party Pack, Injustice 2 BETA, Little Nightmares and Nier: Automata.

We also discuss the Top 3 cancelled games that we were looking forward to, and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine. Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com

#37 – To Switch, or not to Switch?

The Nintendo Switch Presentation has just passed and we’ve been subjected to more ‘switch’ puns and finger clicking than we’re comfortable with. But, silver lining; we’ve learnt a lot more about Nintendo’s new console. Join us to talk the release date, Australian price, controllers, new online services and some of the launch games (spoiler: there aren’t many).

In addition, we discuss the Scalebound cancellation and the lack of XBONE upcoming exclusives vs. the PS4, For Honor, the Assassin’s Creed movie, Day of the Tentacle Remaster, Horizon Zero Dawn, Thimbleweed Park and Firewatch.

We also discuss the Top 3 games we’d like to see on the Switch, and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; board game ‘Splendor’. Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com

#36 – Most anticipated games of 2017

It’s 2017 and that can only mean one thing: it’s a new year, I guess? Wow, bad opening. Anyway – this week we’re flapping our lip about our most anticipated games of 2017. Oh, and we both played Final Fantasy XV over the break, so a lot of talk about that too.

In addition, we discuss our upcoming attendance at RTX Sydney, the untimely passing of Carrie Fisher and the future of Leia in Star Wars, the best selling games of 2016, AFL Evolution, For Honor always online, new Overwatch map ‘Oasis’, Super Mario Run, The Little Acre and Mafia 3.

We also review the results of the Weekly Challenge where Tegan plays Hotline Miami and Michael plays Shadow of Mordor. Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com

#35 – The RESET Awards 2016

Here we go people, it’s our last episode for the year. Last week we asked you to send us your entries for five award categories and you guys delivered. This week, we’re drumming off our, and your, winners for The RESET Awards 2016. Shall we spoil the winners here? Nah.

In addition to everything awards, this week we’re discussing Super Mario Run, The Last Guardian, Yooka-Laylee, Hideo Kojima, the Nintendo Switch and being able to demo it at RTX 2017, Star Wars Battlefront II, Stories: The Path of Destinies, Dragon Quest XI, HITMAN: Holiday Hoarders, Forza Horizon 3 Blizzard Mountain expansion, Super Nintendo World at Universal Studios Tokyo and the Overwatch XMAS event.

We also review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Buzz!: Quiz World (PS3). Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com

#34 – The Last Guardian was worth the wait

It’s been 9 or 10 years or whatever crazy amount of time it’s been, but The last Guardian is here, and spoiler alert: it’s pretty good. That, and Trico is one of the most adorable video game characters of all time.

In addition to everything The Last Guardian, this week we wax poetic about Super Mario Run and the Nintendo Switch on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, the Playstation 4 selling 50 million units, Hitman’s XMAS themed level, Bully on mobile devices, China’s new loot box regulation, Suda51’s new game Let it Die, Nintendo Switch exclusive Seasons of Heaven, We Happy Few and indie game Renoir.

We also discuss the Top 3 games which we’ve spent the most time playing, and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Street Fighter V. Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com

The RESET Awards 2016 Categories

It’s the end of the year, and you know what that means; well actually you probably don’t, cause it’s the first time we’ve done this. Yes thats right! It’s the RESET Awards!

In our final episode for the year, we’re going to be drumming off our (and your) winners for the following five categories. The only rule is the games on your list must have been released in 2016.

The ‘What am I doing with my life’ Award

For the game that you spent waaaay too much time playing, regardless of whether it’s a good game or not.

The biggest surprise Award

For the game that you didn’t expect too much of, or perhaps didn’t know anything about, but turned out to be one of your favourites of the year. Or perhaps, the complete opposite.

The ‘Why didn’t I play this game?’ Award

For the game that despite your best efforts you just didn’t get around to playing. You know you’ll enjoy it, everyone else who’s played it seems unable to shut up about it, and yet you just haven’t taken the plunge yet.

The ‘One game for the rest of your life’ Award

Here’s a tough one: For the single game (that came out in 2016) that you’d be most happy (or least unhappy) to play exclusively for the rest of your entire life.

Game of the Year

*Yawn* Boring. What’s your favourite game of the year? *Foghorn*

“So what?” we hear you say, “Who gives a rats about gaming awards, let alone the gaming awards of a, let’s be honest, shitty gaming podcast”. Well that’s, wow, actually surprisingly hurtful.

But nonetheless, please shoot us an email, Twitter DM or Facebook message with your winners, and if you’d like, a quick sentence on each. But we’re not fussy.

Listen to our final episode of the year (#35) on Monday 18th Dec, where we’ll be discussing our winners and all the unique entries we’ve received from you lot.

Cheers.

#33 – Let’s just call this episode: The Last of Us Part 2

We experienced Playstation Experience over the weekend, and gained +1 experience in TLOU2 hype. Jump on the hype train with us, won’t you? Lot’s of other goodies at PSX to discuss, as well as our first look at Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Wipeout Omega Collection, Let It Die, PaRappa the Rapper remaster and more.

In addition to everything at PSX, we talk Death Stranding, Final Fantasy XV, The Last Guardian (coming out this week omg), The Game Awards winners, Genital Jousting, Watch Dogs 2, Titanfall 2 and Resident Evil 7.

We also discuss our Top 3 games that need a sequel or new entry, and review the results of the Weekly Challenge; Titanfall 2. Visit us at www.resetpodcast.com and join in the discussion by emailing us at resetpodcastau@gmail.com