RealGamerNewZ Crew join up with iGeekReviews and Shotgun Seat Productions to drop a new podcast about the official announcement of Fallout 4, which takes place in Boston during a post-apocalyptic world ravaged by a worldwide nuclear catastrophe (just how Fallout 3 portrayed in DC and Fallout: New Vegas portrayed for Las Vegas).
This discussion covers all the facts about the game and then veers into some of the nitty gritty details fans have unanswered questions about, and will likely have to wait until E3 2015 next week to find out about. Check back to RealGamerNewZ.com for more info on that when it happens. Other gaming topics such as Paid DLC, Modding, and the newly released Steam Refunds policy and a lot more. You won’t want to miss this episode.
Tristan’s Twisted World Podcast Part 1
– Release Date of Fallout 4 – New Trailer – Gameplay, Engine, Graphics Discussions – Trailer Analysis – Main Character Has A Voice? – Modding Community – Paid DLC vs MODS – Will Paid MODS Return to Steam? – Steam Refunds – PS4, Xbox ONE, Windows PC – Comic Books – Other Gaming Topics
As MKX Approaches, Shotgun Seat Productions and RealGamerNewz take a look back at the roots of the iconic series as well as provide a Review for the original Mortal Kombat, take user Questions and Feedback on the Channel overall, and more.
Retro Virtue: Mortal Kombat Video Show w/ Retro Review:
We’re back from our brief Easter Holiday Vacation and we share our opinions on the goings on of the past week including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and what we think of it so far, Black Ops 3 and everything there is to know about it up to this point, Not A Hero from Devolver Digital + Roll7 and its current exclusivity to Steam, WB Games and Capcom arguing on Twitter over whether Mortal Kombat has more lifetime sales or Street Fighter (more like WB Games getting called out for false advertising the MK series in general, just by a hair), and our own confirmation that Yes, H1Z1 is still coming to PS4 (eventually), as well as some very inspiring news from the world of Tech as a brighter future approaches.
These stories and more in today’s RGN Week In Review. Sources can be found below the video.
In this episode of the iRGN Podcast RealGamerNewz and Shotgun Seat Productions speak on the current generation of consoles and how they are failing to live up to their promises in terms of offering fresh new AAA gaming experiences. Despite the best efforts of development studios under the wing of the majors, the indie scene is outshining the triple A development scene simply due to the amount of half-baked remasters and remakes which aren’t even worthy of the price tag associated with adopting “next-gen” into the home. Perhaps if major console titles weren’t being delayed, publishing firms hadn’t become so comfortable with the unreasonably long life cycle of last-gen, and the very real threat of PC Gaming taking over not been ignored then maybe things wouldn’t be this way. It’s still early in the generation though and there’s still time for things to turn around, which we adamantly hope they will. In the following Video Podcast we discuss ways that can occur and just exactly how we feel about the current environment in the 8th console generation.
Doge joins for talk about the newest PlayStation 4 system update, Xbox ONE system update, Spotify landing on the PS4, and our reactions to some higher level topics. Some of the topics we cover include the upcoming Halo 5: Guardians reveal which will take place at E3 2015, the final release date announced for the forthcoming game from 343 Industries which is rumored to have an open world take on the series.
Topics of whether or not it should be illegal to allow your own children to play Mature rated games came up as a bunch of teachers have formed a union against the act sending warning letters to parents of students attending school in the United Kingdom. Beyond that, the issue of fake news being created for use in the fanboy wars is discussed as Xbox ONE is winning the favor of certain popular journalists again who have a known history of faking news to make the PlayStation brand look bad. Take a listen and find out exactly who we are talking about and what warnings we issue about how gamers get their news.
Doge of Shotgun Seat Productions Reviews the entire fifth season of hit television series The Walking Dead by AMC.
This Video Review includes analysis of the season finale in addition to thoughts upon the series as a whole, how it compares to others in its genre, and how it sets itself apart. There’s a fair bit of talk concerning the character development, evaluation of the writing, and an informative presentation to viewers who might want to know a little more before deciding to spend their time viewing the latest episodes in what is being called one of the best TV shows to air in a long time. Feel free to disagree with the views of this Review and let your voice be heard either on the YouTube Channel Shotgun Seat Productions or in the comments section below.
If you’re new to the channel, you should know that a lot is planned. A Retro Show will be debuting soon with a fairly scripted production planned. In addition to this there will be podcasts, videocasts (both solo and group), continuous reviews about late-breaking console games on the PS4, Xbox ONE, Wii U, PS3, Vita, and Xbox 360 (in addition to the Retro Show which will cover older consoles / games while their discussion is particularly relevant), and more. The usual industry talk you’ve come to expect from RealGamerNewz will often appear as guest features are planned as well. Original content such as next-gen gameplay footage, opinion videos, giveaways of popular titles such as Assassin’s Creed, and music selections in the channel’s playlist to help ease your mind when you’ve had enough videos are all also in the works. Feedback is welcomed and appreciated as we all grow together on this journey in the digital age.
The first OlliOlli game received a mighty high ranking from Editor-In-Chief Jon Ireson when he reviewed it On Steam when published on multiple platforms by Devolver Digital so how does its self-published PS4 / Vita exclusive sequel OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood hold up to scrutiny? Find out in the following Video Review complete with gameplay from the PlayStation 4 version.
Nintendo has made a move, and while it might not be one that you agree with we hope that it’s a move which will result in a better game. Surely they are feeling the pressure and hype of Zelda Wii U building and now have announced today that it won’t be at E3 2015 and will not release until some time during 2016. In addition to that, in yesterday’s RGN Daily News #73 Jon spoke about Halo Online which is coming to PC only in Russia only, and the other high order News stories of the day. RGN Daily News will return on Monday but for now give this Week In Review a look if you want all the important stuff run down.
Back and bloodier than ever, the so-called “final chapter” of this brutal series, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number takes place before and after the initial game in the series, but mainly after. A sequel and a prequel at the same time, if you will, the game has plenty of characters to play as. The Fans, Martin Brown, Beard, The Writer, etc. Most have their own abilities, such as The Fans all being vastly different. Mark can dual wield SMGs which can be aimed at two different targets simultaneously, Corey can roll out of the way of bullets, Tony can one-hit kill people with his fist but cannot pick up weapons, and The Twins can be controlled at the same time; one wielding a chainsaw and the other grabbing weapons off the ground.
The Writer can only use weapons, not guns, and it is encouraged not to kill people when you play as him. I guess he’s a writer not a fighter. The Soldier or Beard is an expert with weapons, but also can use a knife at will. Those are just simply a few examples of the diverse gameplay cast Dennaton Games has employed this time around. With so much being added it is also important to note that the core of Hotline Miami 2 is still identical to the first game in many ways. We don’t see this as a bad thing, since the original was a slam hit with us.
Many other reviewers are not doing the game justice failing to notice that most of its chapters have more open areas. This will makes Wrong Number a bit more challenging, nonetheless more fun and less repetitive than its predecessor. The story in Wrong Number is top notch as well making the player always second guess their sanity and what is happening on screen. Whereas the first Hotline Miami was an excellent haze of murder and mysterious motive, Wrong Number is truly a roller coaster of a plot line to follow. It is also told in a non-linear fashion going back and forth between characters and various time periods ranging from 1985 to 1991.
All in all there are plenty of weapons new and old, tons of mask variations for certain characters, and of course The Fans, to really change up the way the game is played. A Level Editor will release later this year (current ETA is Spring 2015 at the time of this writing) that will allow players to make their levels and possibly their own campaigns. Despite an Easter Egg hinting at a third title in a sort-of Half Life 3 fashion, Dennaton Games has stated that this is the final conclusion to the series. Perhaps if the Level Editor they release is advanced enough gamers will be able to make their own versions of what they think Hotline Miami 3 should be and release it to the community but it’s unclear at this time how possible that will be exactly. This game is the best game I have played so far this year, nothing else comes close to it in terms of polish, quality, and overall fun factor and that’s why I give Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number a full 9.6 out of 10 making it one of RGN’s Platinum Games for 2015.
Ever watch that stereotypical mainstream cornbread film called The Wolf Of Wall Street and think to yourself, I’d love to kill this pompous ass? Well, this game gives you a chance to get guys like that put in the dirt and any idiot following them. In Wrong Number, there’s no calling the cops, no sting operations, just blood, guts, pain, and suffering. Hotline Miami 2 is vigilante justice at its finest. So if you came here wondering whether or not you should buy this game, there’s only one last question remaining; Do you like to hurt people?
I don’t always play murder simulators, but when I do I make it a good one. Enjoy responsibly.
Overall Score: 9.6 / 10 RGN Rating: Platinum Game Developer: Dennaton Games Publisher: Devolver Digital
Available On: PS4 | PS3 | Vita | Windows PC | Linux | Mac OS X | SteamOS
Dontnod is back with more and we’re out of time in Life Is Strange Episode 2 as the following Video provides everything you need to know before considering to continue pledging your purchase to Square Enix and Dontnod Entertainment. Enjoy.
Now that the lag is gone, and the game actually works – was it worth the wait? Was the hype real? Rockstar Games has released an update in an attempt to stabilize GTA: Online, a Part 2 to this Review has been published below evaluating the success / failure of the patch.
Today’s Episode Includes Topics Such As: Hate speech being used in games and why the media makes it worse, censorship of the game industry and how it will be spread, developers trying to silence journalists they don’t agree with, and more.