#107 – Staying up all night to watch Gamescom trailers

It’s late August, so you know what that means: it’s time to get ready for September. It also means it’s Gamescom week. So we’ve got plenty to talk about this week gaming-wise, for something completely different.

This week we’re also discussing returning We Happy Few (good riddance), Michael buying the Resident Evil 2 collector’s edition (moron), Horizon Chase Turbo, Transference demo, the upcoming Melbourne eSports Open, The Dark Pictures Anthology, Overwatch, Devil May Cry 5, Cyberpunk 2077, Life is Strange 2, The Division 2, Hitman 2, The Settlers History Collection, Game/On Melbourne retro gaming festival and The Adventure Pals.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Games we stayed up all night to play, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or Dat.

#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.

#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.

#80 – We (kind of) regret buying Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Okay, so last week we said we weren’t going to buy Star Wars: Battlefront 2. Well we lied. We couldn’t help it, and now we’re on a one-way trip to h-e-double hockey sticks. We’ll say hi to the EA executive team when we get there. But in the meantime here’s a bit of a shanghai surprise: the game is good, particularly the single player campaign. So does it deserve all the hate it’s getting? Well, yes.

This week we’re also discussing The Game Awards nominations, Final Fantasy XV’s Noctis in Tekken 7, playing new Overwatch hero Moira, The Golden Joystick awards and kicking off The RESET Awards 2017.

And finally, we list our Top 3 lines of gaming dialogue, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or dat.

#72 – PlayerUnknown’s Legal Battlegrounds

So Bluehole, developers of PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, don’t like that Fortnite has a new Battle Royale mode. Out of spite, we’re creating a new Battle Royale game. It’s going to be called RESETPODCAST’S PICK-YOUR-BATTLES (…GROUNDS). It’s actually not a game at all, it’s just an executable that flashes the text “Bluehole don’t own Battle Royale” and then ejects your disc tray. We’ve already been funded on Kickstarter.

This week we’re also discussing Madden 18, Left Alive, Monster Hunter Worlds, a potential Satoru Iwata tribute embedded on every Switch, Fortnite breaking the console cross-play barrier, Final Fantasy 9, Steam implementing review histograms, Overwatch’s new Junkertown map, Battleborn going into ‘maintenance mode’ and a special AGPN PAX event announcement!

And finally, we list our Top 3 Platform exclusive games, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or Dat.

#70 – Destiny 2 and Tabletop Games

Okay, here’s the brass tacks: we bought Destiny 2, we played Destiny 2, we passed Destiny 2. Was it worth it? Yeaah-noe? You know? You know it’s maybe. Maybe for sure. I definitely wouldn’t never say it’s not never un-worth it, if you catch my drift. How about you just stop asking all these frivolous questions and listen to the episode? Oh, and if there’s one thing all Destiny fans love besides Destiny: it’s tabletop games. Those two obviously go hand in hand, so we’ll be talking about our favourites for this week’s Top 3.

This week we’re also discussing South Park: The Fractured But Whole’s difficulty slider, LA Noire being re-released, Borderlands 3, No More Heroes: Travis Strikes Again, Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition, The Cyanide & Happiness Adventure Game on Kickstarter and Windjammers.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Board/Tabletop games, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or dat.

#63 – Destiny 2 certainly feels like Destiny

I could say that it was our destiny to play the Destiny 2 Beta this weekend, however that’s both untrue and also a really lame thing to say. So I shan’t say that. Again. But, yes, we have played the Destiny 2 Beta and unsurprisingly it feels a lot like Destiny. Hear what we, as lukewarm fans of the original, have to say about that.

This week we’re also discussing Runescape hitting mobile platforms, Overwatch World Cup 2017 and the impending public launch of Doomfist, Crash Bandicoot Stormy Ascent DLC, Call of Duty: WWII Zombie mode details, DOOM going free with multiplayer DLC, Telltale announcing new seasons for three of their franchises (Batman, Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us), Nintendo Switch Companion App voice chat woes, Night in the Woods, Middle-earth: Shadow of War and Brief Battles.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Banned games, and play RESET Mini-game: Dis or Dat (Marvel or DC Universe).

#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).