#58 – Best of E3 2017

Another E3 has gone by, and that can only mean one thing: the concept of time does in fact exist, and it is ever moving. It also means we’ve got plenty to talk about including our hands-on time with GOTY contender Garfield Go. And if that’s not enough titillation for you, we’ve also played WipEout Omega Collection and more of Life is Strange (finally).

This week we’re also discussing Shadow of the Tomb Raider leaks, a new Bubsy game, Killer Instinct on Steam, XBOX Avatar revamp, PS4 Playlink, Hidden Agenda, IO Interactive going independent, Atari’s new console, GTA Modding tool ban, Minecraft cross play, Kickstarter game Blasphemous, Shenmue 3 being delayed and Spy Chameleon.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Best of E3 2017, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or dat (our first mini-game listener submission).

Special – E3 2017: Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo Press Conferences

To cap off our special E3 2017 press conference coverage, here are the final three: Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo. Again, we mention everything announced in quick fire, and then discuss our stand outs. Oh, and we’ve also watched Devolver Digital’s press conference. Worth it.

For Ubisoft, our standouts are Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Skull and Bones, Transference, Far Cry 5 and Beyond Good and Evil 2. For Sony, it’s all about Uncharted: The Lost Legacy, Days Gone, Shadow of the Colossus remake, The Inpatient, God of War, Detroit: Become Human and Spider-Man. And for Nintendo, we’re talking Pokemon coming to the Switch, the announcement of Metroid Prime 4, a new Yoshi game and Super Mario Odyssey.

Special – E3 2017: EA, Microsoft and Bethesda Press Conferences

We’re in the midst of the E3 2017 press conferences, so here are the first three: EA, Microsoft and Bethesda. For each, we mention everything announced in quick fire, and then discuss our stand outs.

For EA, that means Star Wars: Battlefront 2 and new prison break co-op IP: A Way Out. For Microsoft, we’re obviously discussing the Xbox One X (we totally called the name by the way), Metro Exodus, State of Decay 2, The Last Night, Cuphead, Crackdown 3, total backwards compatibility and new Bioware IP: Anthem. And for Bethesda, it’s pretty much all about Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus and some new Bethesda VR games.

#57 – E3 2017 pre-show and unfounded predictions

Stop rubbing your eyes in disbelief, there are indeed two episodes of RESET this week. If you’re rubbing them for an unrelated reason, perhaps there’s something stuck in them? Try flushing them out with saline solution and if all else fails, consult your doctor immediately. Sorry, anyway E3 2017 is right around the corner and we are adequately excited to see what it has in store for us this year. So join us on your way to the eye doctor for a little pre-E3 talk.

This week we’re also discussing Pokken Tournament DX, Pokemon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Fifa 18, Battleborn going free-to-play (well, kind of), the gold PS4 Slim, Valve retiring Steam Greenlight and replacing it with Steam Direct, No Man’s Sky’s mysterious cassette tapes, Tekken 7 and Wipeout Omega Collection.

And finally, we list our Top 3 E3 2017 unfounded predictions, and play RESET Mini-game: The Announcement.

#56 – Tekken 7 and celebrating E3 cringe

There was going to be a Tekken pun in the title but we though better of it. That kind of humour is beneath us. Actually, thats a lie, despite our best efforts we couldn’t even think of a Tekken pun. We’ve failed on multiple counts here. Anyway, sorry where were we? Oh yes, Tekken 7 is great. We’ve also played some other delish games this week, including ARMS (as part of the Public Testpunch… it’s a BETA), BOXBOY! and adventure jam 2017 game: Sidekick High.

This week we’re also discussing new details around the Nintendo Switch’s Online Service, Need for Speed Payback, Assassin’s Creed, Lost Sphear, a gold Playstation 4 slim, this month’s PS Plus games, Crazy Taxi free on mobiles, Middle-earth: Shadow of War delay, Playstation 3 production ending in Japan, Overwatch and indie games: Danger Zone and Hover: Revolt of Gamers.

And finally, we list our Top 3 cringeworthy E3 moments, and play RESET Mini-game: The Game Name Game.

#55 – Put your faith in Far Cry 5

That’s a clever title right? Cause Far Cry 5 is about a religious cult. Faith, and all that. Cheers. Anyway, lots to talk about this week. We’ve played The Surge, passed Little Nightmares and played a bit of that Pokemon Magikarp Jump game. Are they worth playing? Well I’d be spoiling the episode if I answered that here. Oh well, the answer is yes, yes and not really.

This week we’re also discussing Red Dead Redemption being delayed to 2018, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, XBOX game pass, PlatinumGames teasing a new IP, Marvel Heroes Omega, Splatoon 2’s Switch Boxes for sale and indie kickstarter game Blasphemous.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Games for new gamers, and play RESET Mini-game: Character crossover.

#54 – Happy anniversary to Overwatch

In two days it’ll be the one year anniversary of everyone’s (or at the very least, Tegan’s) favourite team based online FPS. While we wait to hear what surprises the anniversary event is going to include, we have a new fighting game to keep us occupied. And you know I’m talking about Injustice 2.

This week we’re also discussing the announcement of Far Cry 5, Destiny 2, The Witcher Netflix Series, Life is Strange 2, Arms, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Devolver Digital’s first E3 press conference and a rumoured Legend of Zelda smartphone game.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Mario Kart tracks and play RESET Mini-game: JB Staff Reviews.

#53 – We miss gaming magazines and demo discs. And Alan Wake.

Ah the good old days when gaming magazines were plentiful and they came with demo discs, or CDs and DVDs full of glorious crap that you could never dream to download with dial-up internet. This week we’re clearly jumping on the nostalgia train, so get on board. Oh, by the way Alan Wake is being pulled from sale, so maybe go buy it first and then get on board.

This week we’re also discussing E3 2017, Paladins, Quake Champions, NBA Playgrounds, Tom Brady on the Madden 18 cover and the Madden Curse, Square Enix selling IO Interactive, Mass Effect Andromeda Patch, Assassin’s Creed: Origins rumour and Death Squared on Switch.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Gaming magazines and play RESET Mini-game: Metacritic Zero User Reviews.

#52 – Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is almost perfect

We’re back from our week off to bring you a personal record-breaking fifty second episode. And just in time too, because a lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. The highly anticipated Mario Kart 8 Deluxe has released, and despite the fact we played it years ago on the Wii-U; boy are we enjoying it. On the back of Mario Kart, we also discuss our thoughts on the Nintendo Switch two months after release. Oh, and one of us is playing horror game Outlast 2 (guess which one).

This week we’re also discussing the Nintendo 2DSXL, Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Pack 1, Darksiders 3, Prey, AFL Evolution, IEM Sydney, Night Trap re-release, Pokemon Shuffle, Outlast 2, The Sexy Brutale and Kickstarter MMORPG Ashes of Creation.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Sequels and play RESET Mini-game: Metacritic Zero User Reviews.

#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).