#98 – Preparing to end it all if Detroit flops

Hey, we’re back.

Our lives are in David Cage’s hands and honestly, we’re a little scared. I mean, did you play Beyond: Two Souls? We did. I mean… We did. Anyway, Detroit: Become Human’s going to be good. Right?

This week we’re also discussing God of War, Nintendo Labo, Red Dead Redemption 2, Mushroom Racing, Xbox adaptive controller, Campo Santo being bought out by Valve, Boss Key Productions closing down, Nintendo Online Service, Overwatch, Nintendo hiring for Zelda and Atomic Heart.

And finally, we list the Top 3 Future kits/templates we want for Nintendo Labo, and play RESET Mini-game: The list of us.

Short Hiatus

We’re putting RESET on a short hiatus while we work some stuff out. But please GOD don’t be alarmed, we’ll be back shortly with the same mediocre content you love. We released a short podcast this morning explaining all this. Thanks for being the best fans ever.

#97 – Ni No Mila Kunis 2

We don’t know much about grain, but we try not to make a habit of going against it. Especially since it makes up so many of our favourite delish cereals. Yum, cereal. Unfortunately though, we are going against it this week: Tegan’s played Ni No Kuni 2 and despite the fantastic reception it seems to be receiving, she doesn’t has the loveliest things to say about it.

This week we’re also discussing the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, some exciting new details about Spider-Man PS4, Overwatch’s upcoming Retribution event, SIMULACRA, No Man’s Sky, PAX Aus 18 feat. EB Expo tickets (forget the Ultimate Gamer Pass, send us cash) and Far Cry 5.

And finally, we list the Top 3 Games we were positive we’d love but didn’t, and play RESET Mini-game: 20 Questions.

#96 – Upcoming games that will disappoint

My mother always told me I’d be a disappointment. Well if I was one of these game’s she might have been right. The joke’s on her though, I’m rad. This week we’re introducing a new intermittent segment ‘Predictions Register’ and speculating about which upcoming games will be a disappointment, so get ready for your jimmies to be rustled.

This week we’re also discussing Ready Player One, THEC64MINI (Commodore 64 Mini), GTA5 vs Lindsay Lohan, A Way Out, Yakuza 6, Ni No Kuni 2, Fortnite Mobile vs. PUBG Mobile, Silent Hill Pachinko, No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox One and WipeOut Omega Collection on PSVR.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Upcoming games that will disappoint, and play RESET Mini-game: The List of Us.

#95 – Yakuza 6 and A Way Out

This week we’ve done something we almost never do: play games and then talk about them on a podcast, which is good because we definitely needed a new coat of paint on this thing. Anyway, the games lucky enough to be part of our major transformation are the as yet unreleased Yakuza 6 and the newly released A Way Out, so there’s plenty to gab about on this lovely episode.

This week we’re also discussing EA hiring for an open world Star Wars game, Brigitte going live in Overwatch, another GOTY for Zelda: Breath of the Wild, the upcoming Far Cry 5 and Curse of Monkey Island releasing on Steam and GOG.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Worst game instalments in a beloved series, and play RESET Mini-game: Who’s that sound.

#94 – (Tomb) Raiding Luigi’s shorts

Big news in the gaming world this week: Luigi has a penis. Now to severely less important news: there are lots of big games coming out next week that we’re excited about and we’ve been playing Burnout Paradise Remastered and Yakuza 6. Less frivolous than our average episode synopsis? Yeah, well we’re tired.

This week we’re also discussing the Tomb Raider movie, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the upcoming Nindies showcase, God of War leaked gameplay footage, PAX Aus and EB Expo teaming up, Star Wars: Battlefront 2’s microtransaction overhaul and Yakuza Kiwami 2 getting a release date.

And finally, we list the Top 3 Characters who deserve their own spin-off game, and play RESET Mini-game: The Game Name Game.

#93 – Burning the Super Smash Bros symbol into our retinas

We’re in big trouble: we stared at the Super Smash Bros symbol for too long and now our eyes are stuffed. Every blink is a reminder and in every waking moment it’s in our mind’s eye, taunting us. Blegh. Frivolous statements aside, Super Smash Bros is coming to the Switch and we’re a little excited.

This week we’re also discussing Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Bluepoint working on a new and ‘bigger’ remake, Mario Tennis Aces, Lara Croft Barbie, WarioWare Gold, Fortnite coming to mobile, PS5 rumours and speculation, Days Gone getting delayed to 2019, Burnout Paradise Remastered and Forza Horizon 3 on the Xbox One X.

And finally, we list the Top 3 Games we loved but wouldn’t recommend to anyone else, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or dat.

#92 – Movies that would make great video games

Have you ever asked yourself “hmm, what video games would make a good movie?”. Well good on you, but have you ever reversed it and instead asked “movie good a make would games video what, hmm?”. If so, you might be having a stroke, consult your physician immediately. We’re instead taking the road less travelled and asking “what movies would make a good video game?”.

This week we’re also discussing Detroit: Become Human getting a release date, new Overwatch hero Brigitte, the infamous Diablo night light, Metal Gear Survive not performing well, Yakuza 6 accidentally releasing for free, Tony Hawk announcing split from Activision, Pit People, Superhot VR and Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5.

And again, we list our Top 3 Movies that should have a video game, and play RESET Mini-game: Two truths and a lie.

#91 – Giving Playstation VR a second chance

Here’s one: you buy a Playstation VR on launch day, it gives you motion sickness so you sell it. What next? You buy another PSVR cause you arrogantly think you can build up a tolerance over time. So how does that work out? Lets find out in our new intermittent segment ‘PSVR Motion Sickness Update’. It’s probably not going to work. Maybe with the third PSVR.

We’re also discussing Accounting+, Superhot VR, Ni No Kuni 2 going gold, a final word on (the terrible) Metal Gear Survive, League of Legends loot box odds being published, 2018 DICE Awards winners, Burnout Paradise Remastered, PAX Aus 2018 dates announced, Hawaii legislating against loot boxes, Secret of Mana Remake and The Battle of Polytopia.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Strategy Games, and play RESET Mini-game: 20 Questions.

#90 – What’s the best Video Game Controller?

It’s a question that’s been passed through the ages, since sometime during the mesolithic period: What’s the best video game controller? And the answer is easy: who give a rats? Oh wait we do, cause we’re doing it for our Top 3 this week.

We’re also discussing a Spyro the Dragon Trilogy Remake rumour, the System Shock remake being put on hiatus, the impending release of Metal Gear Survive, Blizzard rounding up Warcraft 3 players for a super secret event, Kingdom Hearts 3, Sea of Thieves, Celeste, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and The Station.

And again, we list our Top 3 Video Games Controllers, and play RESET Mini-game: The List of Us.

#89 – Shadow of the Celeste’us

The Shadow of the Colossus remake came out last week and hear it from us first: it’s thick and creamy, not unlike a delish tub of Yoplait Petit Miam. But something may have overshadowed our enjoyment of it. I’m talking about a little indie ditty called Celeste, which by comparison is a tub of Yoplait Petit Miam Strawberry. If you haven’t played the game, just trust us that’s clever. There are a strawberries in the game. It’s a good gag.

This week we’re also discussing some Red Dead Redemption 2 leaked details, Fortnite smashing concurrent player records, Mushroom Racing potentially coming to Australia, the PS4 Pro, Voxel Turf and Rime on PS Plus.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Best Remakes, and play RESET Mini-game: Chronoloco 2.

#88 – Crossover games which should exist

There’s nothing quite like a good video game crossover. Actually, that’s not true at all, there are plenty of things better. By and large they’re usually mediocre. So let’s change that: for this week’s Top 3 we’re discussing crossover video games which should exist. Spoiler alert: we don’t change anything, all our suggestions are pretty terrible.

This week we’re also discussing Red Dead Redemption 2 being delayed again, Xbox Game Pass including Microsoft first party titles on day of launch, THEC64 Mini (Commodore 64 Mini), Mario Kart Tour, Illumination and Nintendo working on a Mario movie, the upcoming Shadow of the Colossus Remake, Hunt: Showdown and Monster Hunter: World.

And again, we list our Top 3 Crossover games which should exist, and play RESET Mini-game: Who’s that sound.

#87 – Hunting monsters never felt so good

Monster Hunter: World came out this week, so we thought we’d give it a try. We tried killing one monster just to see what it was like. “One is enough” we thought. It wasn’t, so we killed another monster. “Two, that’s more than enough”. Two is never enough. Like Pringles, once you pop (a cap in a monster), you can’t stop. Long story short, it’s a good game. Fin.

This week we’re also discussing Aussie indie game Damsel, BioWare’s Anthem being delayed to 2019, Nintendo pulling the plug on Miitomo and Epic Games discontinuing Paragon.

And finally, we list our Top 3 fighting game characters, and play RESET Mini-game: The List of Us.

#86 – Metal Gear Survive isn’t terrible. Counterpoint: Yes it is.

Metal Gear Survive is a game in which the player needs to survive (that is; choose to continue living) after playing a bastardised spinoff of a renowned and beloved series. We’re glad to report we got out alive, if barely, and on this episode we’re going to tell our story. Melodramatic? Yeah. Overreaction? I mean.. yeah. But still.

This week we’re also discussing Nintendo Labo (if anyone knows how to pronounce it, fax us), Overwatch Blizzard World update, Playstation’s new Totaku figurine line, Genital Jousting getting an Australian release and probably the last time we’ll ever talk about Hidden Agenda.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Games we’ve bought more than once, and play RESET Mini-game: Character Crossover.

#85 – Most anticipated games of 2018

New year, new us. But not really. We’re the same old RESET, except for a bunch of changes we’re making. Resolutions, if you will. But you shouldn’t, cause we have none. Except for a few. We don’t. This episode is about the year ahead, particularly the games we’re looking forward to playing most in 2018.

This week we’re also discussing Dark Souls Remastered, the first Nintendo Direct Mini of the year, The Overwatch League, Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King, Doki Doki Literature Club, Floor Kids, Yakuza 0, Hidden Agenda, Party Golf and Superhot.

And finally, we list our Top 3 most anticipated games of 2018, and play RESET Mini-game: Two truths and a lie.

#84 – The best and worst of video games in 2017

So it’s our final episode for 2017, and you can bet your donger that we’re going to avoid discussing the year as much as possible, so as not to remind ourselves that we’re getting older and that we’ll soon be dead. Wow, dark. Scratch that, we absolutely are talking about the year. Specifically, the very best and worst of the year in video games. We’re also capping off the 2017 RESET Awards with our Game of the year. But that’s not enough for our final pod, so we’ve also played the Game Awards’ Best Narrative award winner: What Remains of Edith Finch.

This week we’re also discussing PUBG’s rocky launch on the Xbox One, rumours about a Burnout Paradise Remaster, a new Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time glitch, SEGA turning down Jet Set Radio Evolution, Monster Hunter World Beta, Overwatch’s new Winter Wonderland event and indie games Riot – Civil Unrest and Floor Kids.

And finally, we discuss the winners of the final RESET Award for 2017: Game of the Year, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or dat.

Australasian Gaming Podcast Network Spotlight

RESET is part of AGPN (The Australasian Gaming Podcast Network), a collective of gaming podcasts from Australia and New Zealand.

We reached out to the podcasters of AGPN for inclusion in a spotlight montage at the end of our last episode of 2017 (#84). Below are links to each podcast in the montage. Show them some love.

Bit Storm – Website | iTunes | Podchaser
Ultra Super Mega – Website | iTunes | Podchaser
A Couple of NPCs – iTunes | Podchaser
The Inconsolables – iTunes | Podchaser
Dialogue Options – iTunes | Podchaser
OK Games – Website | iTunes | Podchaser
The Hungry Gamers – Website | iTunes | Podchaser
The Slowpokes – Website | iTunes | Podchaser

For many more delish Aussie gaming podcasts, visit AGPN on Twitter or Facebook.

#83 – Bloodborne 2 confirmed? Well no, but maybe.

So without knowing for sure that FromSoftware’s teaser shown off at The Game Awards was teasing Bloodborne 2, we thought we’d send an email to their press mailbox for confirmation. We got an almost instantaneous reply from mailer-daemon, so that seems like a pretty good sign. Oh, and we attempted a second run of Hidden Agenda this week. Hopefully third time’s the charm.

This week we’re also discussing the biggest announcements at The Game Awards 2017, the biggest announcements at Playstation Experience 2017, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, the impending release of Aussie indie game RUMU, Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris content removal, Detroit: Become Human’s negative press during the week and Million Onion Hotel.

And finally, we discuss the winners of the third RESET Award for 2017: The ‘We like Original Games’ Award, and play RESET Mini-game: 20 Questions.

#82 – Careful who you play Hidden Agenda with

A great scholar once said “there’s no time like the present, and there’s no present like cash”. And with that in mind, welcome to episode 82. What have we been up to this last week you ask? First of all, cool it with the invasive questions. But to answer your question, we’ve been playing delish games like Hidden Agenda, Yakuza 0 and the charming and heartwarming visual novel: Doki Doki Literature Club!

This week we’re also discussing some new Cyberpunk 2077 details, Rocket League hitting 2 billion matches, the first expansion for Civilization 6: Rise and Fall, the Switch being Black Friday’s best selling product, Monster Hunter: World upcoming beta details, Demon’s Souls online services shutting down in early 2018, Cuphead patch fixing the Mugman army glitch and Jazz Jackrabbit coming to GOG.

And finally, we discuss the winners of the second RESET Award for 2017: The ‘Who would have thought?’ Award, and play RESET Mini-game: Chronoloco.