Infinite Respawn Podcast

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March 26th, 2018    

Episode 209- Salty AI, Foiled Takeovers, and Free Assets

This week's show is a little extra salty thanks to days upon days of Sea of Thieves! Oh and Grif is salty because of Overwatch. Big surprise there. In the news: the Vive is rolling out wire-free in the near future! ARK: Survival Evolved is jumping to yet another platform. Will Wright's new project, Proxi, aims to create a virtual AI version of you. Ubisoft staved off the hostile Vivendi take over in a surprising way. Epic released tons of free Unity assets. Activision's launching a Call of Duty game without multiplayer. And Blizzard is offer Overwatch players a way to cut down on the toxicity in matches. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!
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March 19th, 2018    

Episode 208- Cheap Fighters, Ports, and Epic Fails

This week everyone's still wound up about Vermintide 2! It's such a good game that we can't help but talk about it! The highs, the lows, the crushing defeats, it's all here. Will Grif ever finish Persona 5? At this rate, maybe not... In the news Geralt is coming to Soul Calibur 6. Dante from Devil May Cry (the real one) is coming to Monster Hunter. Microtransactions are still in Star Wars Battlefront 2 but is that too little to late? ARK, and Fortnite are coming to mobile because... reasons. What's the deal with the new ports to mobile for everything? And the final installment of the Tomb Raider origin story has been announced. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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December 19th, 2017    

Episode 197- The Good, The Bad, & The Weird of 2017

This week everyone's excited about taking a look back at the awesome games from 2017! Who doesn't love a good year-end top 5 list? There's also talk of the most disappointing things from the year. But the last show of the year can't end on an unhappy note! Everyone shares what they're looking forward to in 2018! There's also a bit of news: Bungie's still making excuses for issues in Destiny 2 and ARK has a really weird new "feature" in its latest DLC installment. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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September 26th, 2017    

Episode 186- Salty Devs, Salty Platforms, Salty Everything!

Oak's all about the Rabbids this week. Chicken finally got to pick up Horizon Zero Dawn and he is not disappointed! Grif and her sis raged at MarioKart because that's just what you do. And how is Chicken so ok with spoilers? Is he just weird? In the news: the creator of PUBg is a bit salty about Fortnite's new battle royal mode. Speaking of Fortnite, someone at Epic fell asleep at the wheel and accidentally allowed cross-platform play between Xbox and PS4. Turns out the world didn't end & children everywhere weren't scared for life. Weird! Will Sony ever be ok with letting their players hang out with other console users? What's their real hang up, anyway? Time to discuss! Steam changed the user review system again. It's awesome! And there's a cat dating sim on the way. Yes, just let that sink in for a moment... All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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August 22nd, 2017    

Episode 181- Bunkers, Rednecks, & a Lack of DLC

Oak has managed to avoid a permadeath situation in Hellblade. There's still time for him to fail it up though! Baka and Chicken have been on a PUBg binge and they just can't keep quiet about it! Between bouts of PUBg, Chicken managed to start Resident Evil 7. He does his impression of the main villain and everyone dies. Yeah. Grif also started RE7 and scared herself. Now she can't play alone! In the continuing SisLynam stories, this week Grif suffers a hit and run at the hands of her sister in Saints Row. In the news, Sony's still not willing to allow cross-platform play. Is anyone really surprised? Mass Effect Andromeda is getting it's final single-player update before Bioware stops support of the game. That's right, no DLC or future plans after MEA's lackluster performance. That opens up discussion for how games fail at carrying on past a main trilogy. Does anyone do it successfully? Blizzard brings back Battle.net, again surprising no one. Skaven have come to Total War Warhammer! Baka and Chicken are super excited! All that and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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July 24th, 2017    

Podcast 178- TellTale’s Awesome & ARK Gets Expensive

This week everyone gets caught up in arguing about who the best liar is when it comes to playing Deceit! Grif's checking out Mass Effect Andromeda but is it as good (or bad) as everyone says? Oak, Chicken, & Baka have been struggling in PUBg. Will they ever get that coveted Chicken Dinner? In the news, TellTale announced not one but three new games in the works! New Wolf Among Us, Batman, and the final installment in the Walking Dead series are all on the way! ARK devs are struggling to justify their $60 price tag before launch. And Grif gets a surprise visitor just before the end of the show. All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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June 26th, 2017    

Episode 175- Mods, Legal Action, & Pirates

This week both Oak & Chicken are excited to finally have their very own Nintendo Switches. Is it all they hoped it would be? Grif is punching people in GTA V. Problem? What problem? She's totally fine. Speaking of GTA, Rockstar sent a cease and desist letter to the developer of of OpenIV, the biggest GTA V modding platform out there. Fans are not happy and they're complaining about it via Steam's review system. Ubisoft confirms Skull and Bones will have a campaign but just how will that fit with the multiplayer driven trailer they showed at E3? Bioware could be gearing up for 10 years worth of Anthem. Sounds familiar, huh Destiny? And the Steam Summer Sale has started! Time to spend pennies on games you may not play for years to come! All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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February 13th, 2017    

Podcast 157- Goodbye Greenlight, Hello VR

Oak's playing GTA V randomly which sparks some interesting conversation. Chicken and Baka have been playing the For Honor beta and they're ready to go own people once it's fully released this week. Grif is finding out just how much she and her sister have in common as they bond over video games. In the news,  Valve is working on full VR titles and finally eliminating the Greenlight program. Oak & Chicken debate details of VR hardware and how expensive the final products might be. E3 will be open to everyone this year but the tickets are a little pricey. Are they letting the public in to foot the bill for failing interest on the commercial side? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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September 6th, 2016    

Episode 138- Walking Legion Ark

It's been a busy week for the IR crew! Chicken, Baka, and Grif came down with a case of Legion fever starting around 2am Tuesday morning. Seems like it's not letting up! The new World of Warcraft expansion has definitely got them talking about all the things that Blizzard really wowed them with. (harhar) In news not related to the the MMORPG titan, TellTale's made a few announcements about release dates. Chicken is looking forward to the next episode of the Batman game as well as a new season of Walking Dead. Is he possibly too attached to Clementine? Early Access title ARK: Survival Evolved has just released it's first "finished" paid DLC. Yes, a game that isn't even in full launch is releasing paid DLC packs. The reviews are understandably mixed. A remastered Mass Effect collection is now off the table. The CoD Modern Warfare remaster is still strapped to Infinite Warfare, but will it stay that way? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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February 9th, 2016    

Episode 108- PAX South Recap

Three out the for podcasts hosts just returned from PAX South! Bet you can guess what the major discussions were about. Yep, PAX South! Grif has the PAX Pox and sounds a little rough, but that doesn't stop her from geeking out with the guys about everything at the expo. Baka and Chicken are completely amped up about Dreadnought, an upcoming multiplay ship battling game. The crew tried HTC's VR rig. The whole experience was much more educational than any of them had thought it would be. Grif fawns over Cliff Bleszinski's keynote; she even goes so far as to claim Cliff is her spirit animal. Yeah, that's not weird. Oak's jealous that the crew got to meet and chat with one of his favorite streamers, CohhCarnage. Chicken's excited about the idea of an upcoming Friday the 13th game, but would he be a team player in it? All this and so much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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January 19th, 2016    

Episode 106- Not-So-Stealthy Head Crabs

Tech issues continue to plague the IR crew and it eventually causes Oak to drop from the show this week. Our hosts chat about everything from Chicken's new adventure with Grim Dawn to Nintendo's Seal of Excellence. Baka found a Cthulhu board game that he's pretty excited about. Grif and Baka finally test out Assassin's Creed Unity's multiplayer. It's not that great. No matter how good the multiplayer could have been, nothing can fix Grif's complete failure when it comes to stealth. Grif gets to be the hero for her ARK tribe. Chicken's excited about the re-release of Resident Evil Zero but the number scheme confuses Grif. Baka and Chicken decided to try out Star Wars Battlefront. There are rumors of GTA V story DLC again. Valve approved a fan-made Half Life add on. It comes to light that Grif's never played any of the Half Life series and Baka shares his thoughts on head crabs. Brooklyn gets cut from The Division. eSports finally has its own section on the ESPN website. Is Halo extreme enough to warrant its place at the X-Games this year? All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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January 11th, 2016    

Episode 105- Pricey VR & Post-Apocalyptic Wrestlers

ARK turns into more business than pleasure. Ok, not really, but sometimes you have to manage that game like a business. So of course everyone's talking ARK. Oak found a mobile game called Bike Race Pro that he enjoyed while away on a business trip. Grif doesn't understand why everyone else isn't into Tetris like she is. An unauthorized Star Wars game makes $18,000 on Kickstarter before the project is pulled. Speaking of Star Wars, our hosts theorize on what movie James Cameron might make to reclaim his box office top spot. The Oculus Rift finally gets solid pricing and a release date, but is it out of everyone's price range? Of course this topic spurs a whole conversation about possible VR titles and ideas. Half Life's writer leaves Valve so... no more Half Life 3? And to wind things down, everyone talks about some fun Fallout 4 mods! All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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January 4th, 2016    

Episode 104- New Year, Same Crack

Everyone is stuck on ARK: Survival Evolved. While the actually gaming news is a bit slim, there's no shortage of ARK stories to share. Grif may or may not be playing her newest crack game, Cities: Skylines, during this episode. (Spoiler: She totally is!) Our hosts talk about some of the highlights from Christmas. Final Fantasy 7 is getting a full voice cast but it might be losing some of the minigames people really loved. Steam had a bit of a fail over the holiday that shared more than they should have. Everyone talks about games they're looking forward to in the coming year and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn! 

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December 28th, 2015    

2015 Year In Review

This week's show isn't our traditional podcast, but rather a review of this year's best and worst games! There might have been alcohol involved as well. Regardless, everyone has a good time recounting some of their favorite games from 2015.

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December 21st, 2015    

Episode 103- Dino MMOs and Destiny

This week EVERYONE is playing ARK. Finally the game has made the jump from PC to Xbox One so Oak finally gets to join in on the dinosaur chat! There's success stories, fails, and some really random moments from the island. Chicken started Elder Scrolls Online with Vald. Kojima has officially left Konami and joined forces with Sony. Phantom Squad is poised to ruin gamers' Christmas again this year by taking down PSN and XBL. Bunige and Activision are now selling character boost for Destiny. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn! 

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