#106 – Celebrating our favourite indie games (and We Happy Few)

This episode is so indie. Like you wouldn’t believe. This week we’re discussing our favourite indie games of all time, including the newly released indie title (debatable?) We Happy Few. Spoiler alert: “it’s interesting but also sh*t”.

This week we’re also discussing our excitement around Gamescom 2018, the mysterious PS4 game tentatively titled ‘Project Mephisto’, new Melbourne gaming bar B. Lucky & Sons, Diablo 3 coming to the Switch, anxiety around the Resident Evil 2 Remake Collector’s Edition, the Spyro Reignited Trilogy being delayed and Marvel’s Spider-Man.

And finally, we list our Top 3 indie games, and play RESET Mini-game: Character Crossover.

#105 – Where have all the Demos gone?

Not unlike the cowboys, the days of Demos are over. Well, not really, but it’ll never be the same. In this episode we cry and reminisce about the good old days and our favourite demos.

This week we’re also discussing We Happy Few, the Nintendo Smash Bros. Ultimate Direct, the Red Dead Redemption Gameplay Trailer, the Overwatch Summer Games event, Commander Keen: Complete Pack, DOOM ETERNAL and Dead Cells.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Demos, and play RESET Mini-game: Metacritic Madness.

#104 – Pure WarioWare Gold?

So the first WarioWare game has come out in 9 years. But is it pure gold like it’s namesake suggests? Or is it akin to one of the more common metallic elements? Warioware Zinc, perhaps?

This week we’re also discussing Spyro: Re-ignited Trilogy not including Spyro 2 and 3 on the retail release disc, Spiderman going Gold, some Overwatch League news, Yakuza Kiwami, a new Ocarina of Time speed run world record and some gaming sales records.

And finally, we list our Top 3 Worst Trends In Games Right Now, and play RESET Mini-game: The List of Us.

#103 – The Sim(ple) life

Okay, first of all: how dare you. I can hear you all mocking the episode title in my mind’s eye. Well consider this: clever pun-based episode titles are difficult to think of and we obviously lack the intellect required to come up with one. So take that. We’re talking about Simulation Games in this episode.

This week we’re also discussing Germany banning pre-orders on games with no release date, the new Spiderman story trailer, Nintendo suing ROM sites, Rocket League’s 3rd anniversary event, the Nathan Fillion Uncharted fan film, Xbox teasing their appearance at Gamescom, Monster Hunter World PC details, World of Warcraft and God of War.

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

#102 – Hacking and slashing into God of War

Hack into this episode and slash your mum’s car tyres because it’s time to listen to RESET Podcast and this week we’re discussing hack and slash games, if you can believe that. We also answer the age-old question: is God of War a good game? The answer: Eh… probably, yeah.

This week we’re also discussing Rocket League’s 3rd birthday, We Happy Few being re-classified to R18+ in Australia, Nintendo releasing a new “product” by the end of the year, The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit, Owlboy, Crash Bandicoot’s new ‘Future Tense’ level, Parappa the Rapper Remastered, Monster Hunter World PC details and Warframe getting a Switch release.

And finally, we list our Top 3 hack and slash games, and play RESET Mini-game: The Game Name Game.

#101 – Single player games for replayability

We’re finally on the other side of 100, and none too soon because at this age we should really be in a nursing home.

This week we’re discussing HITMAN 2, PlayStation Cross Play, Pokemon Go, Let’s Go Pikachu/Eevee, Amy Hennig leaving EA, new Overwatch hero ‘Hammond’, Hollow Knight and the Westworld mobile game / Fallout Shelter lawsuit.

And finally, we list the Top 3 single player games for replayability, and play RESET Mini-game: 21 questions.

#100 – RESET Podcast E3 2018 Press Conference

Tune in for the inaugural RESET Podcast E3 2018 Press Conference, recorded LIVE from the Los Angeles Convention Center.

We’d like to quickly dispel any potential future rumours that this episode was faked and that it was all scripted, recorded in Tegan’s house and then edited to sound like we were doing it live in front of a crowd at E3. First of all, how dare you. Integrity is one of the key tenets of RESET Podcast – alongside divine wisdom and general precariousness.

We have nothing further to say. It’s our 100th episode. Send kudos (and cash).

Special – E3 2018: Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo Press Conferences

Time for round two. As we do every year, let’s discuss the second half of the E3 2018 Press Conferences in a special episode. For the second special, we’re discussing Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo.

For Square Enix, that includes talk about Shadow of the Tomb Raider and The Quiet Man. For Ubisoft, we’re talking The Division and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. For Sony, we’re talking The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost of Tsushima, Control, Resident Evil 2 Remake, Death Stranding and Spiderman. For Nintendo, it’s all about Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

Special – E3 2018: EA, Microsoft, Bethesda and Devolver Press Conferences

Another year, another E3 and consequently; another year closer to death for us all. Fun times. As we do every year, let’s discuss the first half of the E3 2018 Press Conferences in a special episode. For the first special, we’re discussing EA, Microsoft, Bethesda and Devolver Digital.

For EA, that includes talk about Anthem and Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. For Microsoft, we’re talking Halo Infinite, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Forza Horizon 4, Devil May Cry 5, Battletoads and Cyberpunk 2077 (ooohhh!). For Bethesda, we’re talking Doom Eternal, Fallout 76 and Elder Scrolls 6. And Devolver? Well, not much.

#99 – Detroit: Become Human doesn’t disappoint

The world is in turmoil and everything sucks, but shut up and relax because we’ve got some really good news: Unlike a parent’s sentiment towards a child who listens to country music, Detroit: Become Human has not disappointed us. And thank goodness for that.

This week we’re also discussing Mushroom Racing, We Happy Few being refused classification in Australia, Runescape Classic shutting down, The Wolf Among Us 2, Battlefield 5 and Sony discussing PS5 timelines.

And finally, we list the Top 3 narrative/stories in a game, and play RESET Mini-game: Chronoloco.

#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.

#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.