Infinite Respawn Podcast

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May 30th, 2017    

Episode 171- Sticky Bombs & Bags of Snakes

Everyone's pretty impressed with the new Friday the 13th game after watching a few streamers play it. No one's picked it up yet, though. Will they pick it up soon? Grif has lots of stories this week for what she's been playing. She's introduced her sister to Dying Light and GTA V. Things are ... interesting. In the news, we finally have details about Far Cry 5. Will the new information change Grif's mind about the game?  Netflix has put out a trailer for their Castlevania series and they've already renewed it for a second season. Will we ever get more details on the Witcher series they're working on? Is Nintendo partnering with Ubisoft for a Mario/Rabbids crossover? Seems like they may be! Possibly. Overwatch is celebrating a year of crazy fun with new maps, new skins, and lots of loot boxes. Red Dead Redemption 2 has been postponed until next yet. The crew discusses what they'd like to see from the game since Rockstar's spending some extra time working on it.  And Bungie addressed the concerns about peer to peer servers. Sort of.  All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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May 16th, 2017    

Episode 169- Asymmetrical Horror, Over Due Fixes, & Colonizing Mars

Grif, Chicken, & Baka had some nostalgic fun with Left 4 Dead. Did Grif claim the top spot for most friendly fire? Oak's back and he's had time to finish a few games! Everyone's itching to play an asymmetrical horror survival game but they can't decide which one to buy.  Deceit, Dead by Daylight, and Friday the 13th all look soooo good. Time to debate the options! In the news, there's talk of a new Assassin's Creed game based on a few screen shots and rumors. Will the new AC return to the roots of the series? Speaking of Ubisoft, the developer is looking to fix a few things for Rainbow Six: Siege. It only came out over a year ago, good thing they're getting around to that... Square Enix is planning to sell IO, the developer behind the Hitman series. The developers of Tropico announced a new game in which players will be tasked with colonizing Mars. And apparently Dead Island 2 isn't as dead as we'd thought. Will the game see the light of day soon? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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May 8th, 2017    

Episode 168- Classic Rage, New Darksiders, & Doing The Right Thing

Chicken and Baka are struggling with Heroes of the Storm and a decided lack of map rotation. Grif has come up with a creative way to change her Dragon Age Origins experience. Darksiders 3 has been officially announced, much to the delight of our hosts! 343 Industries thinks they made a mistake with Halo 5. And a list of "classic" games and their rage inducing bosses has the crew all up in arms. All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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April 25th, 2017    

Episode 167- CoD: WWII, Gaming Addiction, & more!

This week Baka and Chicken are having absolutely awful luck in just about every game they've played. They're hoping to have better luck in the coming week with the new Heroes of the Storm patch. Grif can't figure out why people don't want to buy her lumber in Cities: Skylines. In the news, Nintendo is discontinuing the NES Mini in Europe now. Will this lead to the launch of the SNES Mini?  Twitch is upping the options for paid subscriptions. The next Call of Duty game will be set in WWII, more details will be available on the 26th. And is gaming addiction real? The crew debates the details. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast! 

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April 17th, 2017    

Episode 166- Titans, Star Wars, & Nintendo EVERYWHERE!

Grif's on a sugar high, Chicken's loaning Baka money for war, and Oak is out playing with the Easter bunny. We learn that Total War: Warhammer's zombie dragons are dangerous and wasteful. There's a free mount up for grabs in WoW if you've got an hour to run around collecting scraps of paper. Titanfall 2 makes Grif fall in love with her robo-buddy. In the news, Star Wars Battlefront 2 has been announced and it will show off the Empire's side of things. Nintendo is all over the place with announcements from their latest Direct event. The NES Mini is no more (for the US anyway), ARMS &  Splatoon 2 get launch dates, and the Switch's Joy-Cons are being used to simulate boobs. Yes. Boobs. Gears of War 4 will finally let players on Xbox head off against PC players. Will the mouse & keyboard users have an advantage? All this & much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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April 10th, 2017    

Episode 165- Warhammer, Scorpio, & Sugar Warfare?

Baka & Chicken are spreading vampirism in Total War Warhammer. Oak might finally play BulletStorm past the first quarter of the game. And Grif is, once again, in the clutches of Tropico addiction. In the news, Bioware has patched in a fix to help some of the weird face fails in Mass Effect Andromeda. Gearbox pulls its support from G2A after certain (reasonable!) demands weren't met. Microsoft showed off more details on Project Scorpio. And the makers of CandyCrush are making a Call of Duty mobile game. Call of Candy: Sugar Warfare, anyone? Is the franchise going to get a sugary makeover? Time to speculate! All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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April 4th, 2017    

Episode 164- Angry Players & Annoying AI

Chicken, Grif, & Baka have returned to World of Warcraft to test out Patch 7.2. Oak is sad about how much plot he's been given in Horizon Zero Dawn. Grif introduced her sister to shooting & looting in Borderlands and now she won't stop looting! And of course, the first big enemy  in the game drops a legendary weapon. Beginner's luck?  In the news, some WoW players are mad that they aren't super over powered. Bioware is planning to make some major repairs to Mass Effect Andromeda. Players are asking for a mute button to quiet the chatty AI but there's been no word on that yet. This year's Call of Duty is confirmed to be set in WWII. Will this be a refreshing return to their roots or more of the same? And peripheral retailer MadCatz has finally filed for bankruptcy. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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March 27th, 2017    

Episode 163- Dumping Battlenet & Defending Microtransactions

This week Oak's been exploring Horizon Zero Dawn, Baka is jumping back into Fallout 4, & Grif's making her sister cry with The Last of Us. In a Dungeons & Dragons update, Baka's half-orc character runs from a fight as though he was a scared kid. In the news , Nintendo has managed to fix the issue with the Switch's left Joy-con. Blizzard dumped the Battlenet launcher in favor of calling it... well, Blizzard. WoW is about to get a huge patch that should open the Tomb of Sargeras and more. Ubisoft is defending the mass amounts of Steele needed to unlock everything in For Honor which spurs a conversation about the state of microtransactions in games. Mass Effect Andromeda is getting a patch to start repairing some of the broken things in the game. It doesn't fix everything, but at least it's progress. Right? A poster may have leaked the launch date for Destiny which leads to a discussion on timed exclusive content. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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March 20th, 2017    

Episode 162- Addictions, Failed Animations, & Disappointing DLC

Oak's MIA but that doesn't stop the rest of the cast from having a good time. Baka's back with a sob story about his gaming PC. Chicken's been playing Banished and things are getting creepy. Grif finished Halo with her sister and, as it turns out, SisLynam is pretty good at not murdering her teammates! Grif's also fallen into a new addiction. This time it's Mass Effect! Speaking of the ME series, Mass Effect Andromeda has come under fire for some questionable animations. From there the crew gets distracted by talking about glitches in other games. We'd love to hear your favorite glitches, share 'em at InfiniteRespawn.com! The Nintendo Switch has been hacked, but the damage is pretty minimal. Are the online gaming communities starting to improve in decency? And, to the disappointment of many, Capcom has confirmed that it really is Chris Redfield who will be introduced in the upcoming DLC. All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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March 13th, 2017    

Episode 161- Link’s Fowl Weapons & Speed Running

Chicken's been watching lots of Nintendo speed running while playing his usual games. Grif and her sister played Layers of Fear together. Were they too scared to make it to the end of the game? And is SisLynam as into Halo as Grif? In the news, there was game play footage of Shadow of War this week and everyone's in love! Chickens are super weapons in Breath of the Wild! Speed runners are already finding faster ways to travel in the new Zelda world! The crew gets a little sidetracked talking about whether or not speed runners can still enjoy the games they play. And there's a possible Just Cause movie in the works. Can there be a successful movie based on a game that's largely about blowing random stuff up? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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March 6th, 2017    

Episode 160- The Switch, The Sequels, & The Kickback

Oak's back from his vacation with a few stories to share. Chicken ignored Baka to run off and play a single player game. And Grif is getting her whole family into gaming now! In the news, there's lots you can't do with your new Nintendo Switch. For all of it's issues, the Switch is still a pretty strong new console. The crew shares stories about their previous console mishaps. The sequel to Shadow of Mordor, Shadow of War(dor), has been anounced! Destiny 2 is on the way but there's not much making the jump over from the first game in respects to player characters. Xbox has a new rental program on the way, but is it worth the ten bucks a month? Twitch is looking to offer streamers a little monetary kickback if their viewers buy games straight from their Twitch pages. And Blizzard might have over-tweaked Overwatch's Bastion during the last update. He's getting a little ridculous. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast! 

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February 27th, 2017    

Episode 159- Gaming Burnouts & Switch Issues

Chicken and Baka are still working on For Honor, but they've taken a break to try out Ghost Recon Wildlands. That's been quite the adventure thus far. Grif gets all agro right out of the gate after people complain about Blizzard not forcing people to take breaks while playing WoW. Is Mythic raiding getting out of hand? In a follow up to last week's story about $10K worth of missing SNES games has a happy ending! Nintendo's Switch might have a few issues at launch, we'll give you a brief rundown on that problem. Blizzard's teasing new Overwatch characters but will it be who we think it is? Future Halo games will come standard with split-screen co-op. Does this signal a return to the franchise's roots? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

 

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January 31st, 2017    

Episode 155- Paid Reviews & Upcoming Releases

Baka and Chicken tried out For Honor and they're ready to offer a pretty deep look at the game. Chicken's still stuck on Mass Effect and it's the perfect time to replay the original trilogy with Andromeda right around the corner. Speaking of which, Andromeda got a new trailer! Nintendo made an ad for the Switch directed at gamers who want to play while on the toilet. Prey gets a release date but will it be a game everyone picks up at launch? What companies can you really trust for day one buys at this point?  And the crew veers into a ramble about reviews and ethics. It's a wild ride. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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January 23rd, 2017    

Episode 154- Demos, Timelines, & Freebies

Baka returns to the podcast just in time to talk about a new Call of Cthulhu game! Chicken exposes Baka's cheating in table top games. Oak is a warmonger according to Civ 6. And Grif's introducing her sister to the world of gaming. In the news, the upcoming Zelda game will be the last first party game Nintendo makes for the Wii U. Speaking of the new Zelda game, fans have already translated the text on the scroll that comes with the collector's edition of the game and think they have an idea of the game's back story. Gabe Newell teased a new Valve project set in the Half-Life and Portal universe but it's not a continuation of either series. Will we ever get a third installment of any Valve game?! Is the industry returning to handing out demos to promote games? Is this a good move? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

 

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December 5th, 2016    

Episode 151- The Game Awards & PSX

This week there's no shortage of news thanks to The Game Awards and PSX! A new trailer for Death Stranding has everyone confused. Kojima seemed uncomfortable thanks to a weirdly complementary speech. Naughty Dog announced The Last of Us Part 2, leaving everyone cautiously optimistic about what the future holds for Joel and Ellie. Remasters are all the rage with games like Wipeout and Crash Bandicoot getting relaunches. All this and so much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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November 29th, 2016    

Episode 150- Patching Dynasty Mistakes

Chicken finally got his hands on the latest Dynasty Warriors game. And then he immediately made the biggest in game mistake possible... Baka has new models to paint for his Blood Bowl board game. Steam implements an award system and people let them know what game they wanted next via a crowd created award category. Then we figure out how Valve could single-handedly manage world peace... Or world war. You know, whichever. Outlast 2 is now accompanied by a ridiculous crowdfunding project with a puny name. The third season of TellTale's Walking Dead game has a release date. In Overwatch news, Symetra got a rework that gave her two ultimates.  After a viral video this week, there's a discussion on game journalism and what it's lacking. And finally, Hello Games have broken radio silence and launched a big patch for No Man's Sky that will hopefully implement some missing features from the game. Is it enough to placate the disgruntled players? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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November 21st, 2016    

Episode 149- Floppy Watchdog Assassins

This week the crew might be short one member, but that's not slowing them down! Baka and Chicken talk new Starbound adventures. Baka's upset about the SNES. Grif is being forced to play Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Ubisoft thought it'd be a good idea to put a vagina in Watchdogs 2. Turns out that's not such a bright idea. Assassin's Creed is wrapping up plots in a comic because that's worked so well for other games... The new TellTale Batman episode is out soon. And PS4 finally gets mods for Fallout 4! All this and so much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast! For more go here: InfiniteRespawn.com

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November 14th, 2016    

Episode 148- Evil Mini Disappointments

Chicken's been trying out Squad, a team-based shooter on Steam. He admits to being  a fail, but still recommends the game if you like a challenge. Grif and Oak both started Screamride over the weekend without telling each other. Baka's trying out the new Dragonball Xenoverse sequel. Steam changed its policy regarding screenshots. Nintendo shipped way below demand (again) with the NES Classic. The Wii U is officially out of production. Call of Duty is under-preforming. And the founder of Epic Games is saving the world one (huge) strip of forest at a time. All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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November 1st, 2016    

Episode 146- Sweet Battlefield Titans

Oak's been pretty busy when it comes to gaming this week. He's tried out so many new titles! Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, Civ 6, all the things! Oak's games are also in the news! Titanfall 2's got some Blizzard-eque DLC plans. Battlefield 1 out performed the previous two Battlefield titles in first week sells. Hello Games' Twitter account was hacked. And Nintendo's keeping quiet on pricing for The Switch until January. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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October 17th, 2016    

Episode 144- Perfectly Delayed Terror

Lots to talk about and discuss on this week's show. Chicken and Grif started Gears of War 4 and they are in love with it! Baka totally fails it up while Oak talks about his continued FIFA drama. In the news: TellTale announced the date for the next Batman episode. The Friday the 13th game was delayed until next year to add a single player mode. Silent Hill Downpour is now backwards compatible for Xbox One. This might only be exciting to Grif, but she's definitely pumped about it. Overwatch has a crazy good Halloween event running now through Nov 1st. And Oak tries to explain why Kojima is so legendary regardless of his eccentricity. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast! 
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