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December 4th, 2017    

Episode 195- Cereal, Loot Boxes, & Star Wars Puns

Grif gets a new PC (mostly), Chicken and Oak played a game together (shocking!), and Baka gets to be a Star Wars nerd. Speaking of Star Wars, guess what's still in the news! More SWBF2 controversy due to EA and their continued argument about needing their microtransactions. Grif makes possibly the best and worst pun of all time while the crew brainstorms better ways for SWBF2 to make money on the side. EA isn't the only company in hot water about microtransactions this week. Hi-Res, the studio behind Paladins, is introducing their own loot box based progression system and it has not be well received. And Nintendo is now getting into the cereal game and simultaneously introducing a new amiibo. The box is the amiibo. Yes really. All this and MUCH more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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November 28th, 2017    

Episode 194- BEEPBEEP Double Kill

This week everyone's in a nice post-Thanksgiving mood. Ok, "nice" may be a subjective term here. It's a fun show everyone, so buckle up! There's lots of discussion about Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the craziness that follows Thanksgiving. As for games: Grif tried out Little Nightmares even though she's not a fan of platformers. Baka had a great savior play in PUBg. Chicken started Injustice 2 and he has some interesting thoughts on the progression system. And Oak is addicted to Destiny 2. Speaking of D2, the game was in the news this week for some interesting XP fluctuations. A Belgium group has decided the loot box system is gambling and plans to move forward with new laws and structuring. And Epic is suing a 14 year old for Fortnite vidoes he posted on YouTube. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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November 13th, 2017    

Episode 192- Massive Maps, Lawsuits, & EA Everywhere

This week Baka's MIA but Grif's had enough caffeine to make up for the missing person. Chicken's been very tactical all week, from his four man chicken dinner in PUBg to the coordination required for Squad, he's been very militant. Is Grif too good at Cities: Skylines? And Oak's been testing the waters in Assassin's Creed Origins. In the news, EA's mentioned not launching a new FIFA every year. Speaking of EA, guess who bought Respawn, the devs behind Titanfall... Remember that loot cave exploit from the first Destiny? Yeah there might be something similar in Destiny 2. Is the loot system just that unrewarding that farming a cave is more fun than playing the game?  TellTale just laid off a quarter of their staff. What does that mean for the future of the studio and what led to this massive staffing cut to start with? And Activision is being sued for using the Humvee logo in Call of Duty games. CoD, by the way, has been using the logo/vehicle since the first Modern Warfare. So... a decade. Yeah.  All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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November 7th, 2017    

Episode 191- Paris Games Week and BlizzCon!

As you can likely guess from the title, this week's show is mainly about Paris Games Week & BlizzCon news! Before we dive into that, though, Oak's got plenty of gaming to talking about. He's been pretty busy lately with AC Origins, Mario Odyssey, & more! In the news, SO MUCH GOODNESS! A new trailer for Detroit: Become Human, news about a new Overwatch hero, and lots of Sony VR, so exciting! For all you Warcraft fans, the next big expansion was announced and Vanilla WoW servers were confirmed at BlizzCon! We couldn't be more ecstatic! So much epic news this week, the show actually ran a little long! Enjoy! 

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October 30th, 2017    

Episode 190- Let’s Break It Down (Down The Well)

This week Chicken and Baka just got into the Dauntless beta and had a lot of run playing that. Has Baka already finished the South Park game? And how did he get stuck in an infinite combat loop? Grif hasn't been able to play much this week, but her sister did finish Uncharted 4! Since she enjoyed the heavy story so much, Grif had her start Final Fantasy XV. Will there be loads of crying? We'll find out! There was a clutch play in Overwatch that has the crew all excited. And Chicken has decided it'd be fun to stream Dark Souls 3. He hates himself. In the news, Chicken is lamenting the canning of the Resident Evil TV show that had been in the works. Nintendo managed to sneak in the use of GameCube controllers for the Switch with the latest update. Microsoft has officially axed the Kinect. Everyone isn't rejoicing in the streets. Wait, what's going on here? And then the big topic for the week: Is AAA single player dead? Are developers more interested in the mountains of cash multiplayer games can bring in as opposed to the single buy of solo campaigns? We'd love to know what you think about this topic! Does Nintendo even care about the topic of single player vs multiplayer or do they have their own corner of the market where that question doesn't matter? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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October 23rd, 2017    

Episode 189- Loot Box Plague

Oak's back! He's got lots to talk about on the gaming front, too! Baka's been playing the new South Park game. Is it as offensive as the last one?  Chicken's playing Prey finally and his experience is pretty different from Grif's playthrough. And Grif has introduced her sister to her newest addiction: Uncharted. In the news: LOOT BOXES! Seriously, so much loot box news. Some games have too man, others seem to be doing better with the pseudo gambling. Who is trying to be better and who is on the opposite end of the spectrum? And seriously, did someone patent a system to essentially push microtransactions and loot boxes on you in a kind of underhanded manner? Yeah. They did... EA shutters Visceral, surprising many. What happens to the Star Wars game they were working on now? And there's a new dating sim in the news. Next year you'll be able to dungeon crawl and then date the weapons you find in said dungeon. Because... reasons! Boyfriend Dungeon, just what the hell is it?! All this and 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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September 18th, 2017    

Episode 185- Sheer Divinity, Toxic Jerks, & Copyright Quandaries

Oak's found a new addiction with Rimworld. Grif finished Final Fantasy XV. She cried. A lot. And then she laughed along with her sister at the hilarity that is Trials Fusion. Chicken started a trend among his friends by returning to Path of Exile. Baka might have finally met his Blood Bowl match. And Chicken, Grif, Baka, & Red have started Divinity 2! Time for more RPG fun times! In the news Blizzard is spending more time on curbing toxic behavior that it is on actual game development for Overwatch. Why is it so hard for people to be decent to each other? Blizzard's also in the news for launching their charity pet event early this year to get a jump start on helping those in need after several natural disasters. Destiny 2 has sold less physical copies than its predecessor. Then again the PC version hasn't launched yet and digital purchases are up. And PewDiePie said something stupid... Again. But does his stupidity warrant devs punishing him by posting copyright claims on his older, unrelated videos? All this and more on this week's Infinite Repsawn 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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August 14th, 2017    

Episode 180- We’re Back!

Everyone's back and mostly healthy! After having a week away, everyone's got plenty of games to talk about. Oak's ventured into the world of video game rock operas. Chicken finished up Final Fantasy XV and was not disappointed. Everyone's got PUBg stories to share. Grif is stealing cars from her sister. And Baka is learning to be a better liar. In the news, Shadow of War is getting flack for the introduction of loot boxes. Is it really as controversial as everyone's making it out to be? Nintendo's being sued over the Switch, surprising literally no one. All this and 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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June 19th, 2017    

Episode 174- E3 Wrap Up

The audio quality isn't what it usually is. Sorry, we had some technical issues that we were unaware of until after recording. 

This week is all about E3! We talk best in show, disappointments, what to look forward to and more! From Xbox to Playstation to Nintendo and everything in between, we're talking about it all!

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June 12th, 2017    

Episode 173- Early E3: So Much Goodness!

This week (and probably next week as well) is all about E3! We record on Sundays, so we got to chat about everything that had been shown off up until the Microsoft conference. So much to talk about & debate about! Will EA be awesome with Star Wars Battlefront 2 & free DLC or will microtransactions sell power? Shadow of War has a new trailer and lots of new things to be excited about. There are ads for The Evil Within 2 on Reddit. Will Bethesda announce a sequel at their presser? (Spoiler, YES! Evil Within 2 is confirmed for October.) Oak's excited about the new FIFA. Microsoft announced that Project Scorpio will be called the Xbox One X. Will Bioware's new IP, Anthem, give Destiny a run for its money? 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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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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February 7th, 2017    

Episode 156- PS4 Updates & G2A Fails

Grif's had too much coffee so this show should be pretty high energy. Chicken's in that post-game depression after finishing the Mass Effect trilogy. Sister Lynam is really getting into gaming, this week Grif introduced her to Silent Hill. In the news PS4 is getting external hard drive support (finally!). G2A, the game key re-seller, held an AMA on Reddit and got blasted by the community. For Honor is holding an open beta next week. Star Wars Battlefront won't be getting any more support as the devs turn their attention to Battlefront 2. All this and 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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