Infinite Respawn Podcast

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February 19th, 2018    

Episode 204- Perfectly Timed Pirating

Oak's back! Chicken's lamenting his lack of a partner for Hunt Showdown. Grif got a once in a lifetime environmental kill in Overwatch (which you can see on her YouTube, link below)! While away, Oak found a new game to play that seems like a clone of Stardew Valley and Harvest Moon. Kingdom Come: Deliverance is out, but was it ready to launch? THQ Nordic is slowly acquiring all of the previous THQ titles. Is that reaquiring or... no? There's finally, FINALLY a lady pro in esports! Yay! Progress! Of course that means it's time for a debate about why this is a first and why more ladies aren't in esports. The System Shock reboot may be in a bit of trouble but what's the root cause of the issue? And to finish the show out, there's tons of new details about Sea of Thieves to talk about! Also, Chicken has a couple of fun stories about his pirating from the weekend. All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

Grif's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvD7TFyqNcWp5IlRiiC9Ew

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February 13th, 2018    

Episode 203- Dead Studios Rising?

Quick, while Oak's away everyone make tree-related jokes! Grif, Chicken, and Baka hold down the fort while Oak is away. Chicken laments his deaths in Subnautica while Grif gets stuck with fail teammates in Overwatch! The news is pretty barren this week: Capcom slimmed down the studio behind Dead Rising and last year's Dawn of War title has already been given the boot by its devs. There was a pretty fun rumor from a couple of weeks ago that we failed to talk about. No time like to the present, though! So who, if anyone, is Microsoft most likely to attempt to acquire? Time for debates about the possible outcomes! All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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February 5th, 2018    

Episode 202- Speculation, Loot Crates, & Delays

Even though Oak hasn't had time to play games, Grif, Chicken, and Baka have plenty to talk about! From Overwatch to Just Cause 3, there's lots of stuff to talk about! The Sea of Thieves beta is over, but Reddit users have data mined the latest update and now there's TONS of speculation as to what will be in the full game! In the news EA's adding loot crates back to Star Wars Battlefront 2 because they didn't sell enough copies to start with. You know, because adding the thing that caused people to avoid the game will definitely sell more copies... Will EA ever not be a terrible company? Will they kill Bioware? Speaking of Bioware, Anthem has been delayed again. Is anyone surprised? All this and MUCH more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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January 29th, 2018    

Episode 201- Speedy Pirate Daddies

This week the crew has so many stories to share from their brief time playing Sea of Thieves. Were they the best pirates to ever set sail? Beyond pirating, Grif has been getting to know a few Daddies and Chicken has really been working hard on his speed running! In the news: Ark is getting a minecraft-esque spin off, DICE is reworking Star Wars Battlefront 2's loot crate system. Ubisoft is finally getting dedicated servers up for For Honor. All this and much more in this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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January 22nd, 2018    

Episode 200- Celebrations, Cardboard, & Explosions

Wow, 200th episode! Time to celebrate! This week we'll look back at some of our favorite times on the show and remember awesome times! There's announcements about streaming and YouTube stuffs which is super exciting! And yes, we'll also cover a little news, too. Bungie's apologizing to Destiny players again. We're still baffled as to why they don't just as Blizzard for help with the MMO stuff. Nintendo's selling cardboard and everyone loves it. Fable is getting a new game in the series and this time there's not a crazy person at the helm! And after all the news, it's finally time to talk about what everyone played this week. Yeah, totally skipped that part earlier. Oops! All this and MUCH more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

Grif's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvD7TFyqNcWp5IlRiiC9Ew

Chicken's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/elitechicken313

Oak's Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/mdboaktree

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January 15th, 2018    

Episode 199- Do Not Disturb the Chicken Dinners

This week it's back to business as usual. Baka and Chicken are excited about getting their first four man chicken dinner in PUBG. Oak finally finished Wolfenstein 2 and is dying to talk about. And Grif got back to making videos (they'll be on her channel, link below) with Planet Coaster! The news is a bit of a mixed bag with everything from the Overwatch League starting up to reasons why Monster Hunter Worlds is going to be late for PC players. Xbox is getting a Do Not Disturb feature. AGDQ broke last year's record with their charity fund raising. And a fan-made map Overwatch map has gotten the attention of Blizzard. All this & much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

Grif's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvD7TFyqNcWp5IlRiiC9Ew

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January 8th, 2018    

Episode 198- New Year, New Games, Same Nerds

We're back! We start 2018 off with lots of catching up. Everyone picked up a few new games over the holidays so there's lots to talk about! From Planet Coaster to Friday the 13th, so much fun stuff! And of course there's news too! Mad Catz has be resurrected, the new Monster Hunter has a release date, gaming addiction has been recognized by WHO, and so much more! All on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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December 11th, 2017    

Episode 196- The Game Awards & Beyond!

The Game Awards were this week. We'll give you one guess as to what a bulk of the show is about... Yep! So many fun things to discuss about this years' show! From crazy passionate creators to just play crazy weirdness, there's no shortage of topics to choose from. Beyond the awards, though, we've got a little bit of news and opinions to share: Destiny 2's locking players out of content with the new DLC, Scott Cawthon stealth launched a new FNAF game, and Fortnite is getting a limited time massive 50V50 mode. 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 21st, 2017    

Episode 193- EA, Gambling, & Greed Wars

There's no shortage of opinions on this week's show! The crew briefly talks about a few minor bits of news and then everything devolves into the Battlefront 2 debacle. The issue was such a bit topic we devoted over half the show to discussing and debating the issues revolving around EA's latest Star Wars game.

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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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October 9th, 2017    

Episode 188- Petting Cats, Missing Diablo, and Speed Running RPGs

Oak's away, but Grif, Chicken, and Baka have plenty to chat about! Baka's been cheesing fights in Dragon Ball Xenoverse. When he's not being cheap in fighting games, Baka's been filling his week with multiplayer stuff like Fortnite's Battle Royale mode and Minion Masters with Chicken. Chicken finished Horizon Zero Dawn and was seriously impressed. Then he turned to something a little less serious for his gaming needs. Grif introduced her sister to the Uncharted series and she's set out on her own in Divinity: Original Sin 2. In the news: Will cheaters prosper in Fortnite? Will PUBg fix their servers and find a way to hold on to their ever-growing player base? Can you speed run Divinity 2? Can you pet the cats in the upcoming Assassin's Creed game? Will Blizzard ever announce another bit of Diablo content? And how is that TellTale managed to slip a real dead body into the latest Batman episode? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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October 2nd, 2017    

Episode 187- Retro Gaming, Time Jumps, & Expensive Emulators

Baka lost track of time while also losing track of his people in Banished. Grif and Chicken went old school with some of their gaming this week. Old school as in N64 old. Wow. That nostalgia... and rage. Chicken is completely in love with Horizon Zero Dawn and finally found out how far into the future the game is set. Oak's been all about FIFA 18 but apparently it's not as much on the Switch if you want to play with friends. In the news, Atari might just be out of their collective mind with the price point for the upcoming Ataribox. Steam finally pulled over 150 asset flips from the platform. Why didn't they see this as a problem before? The voice actor strike is finally over. Did everyone win? Resident Evil is getting a board game. Can you guess which one of the crew is most excited? All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast! PS- Sorry for the typing noise, that was me. -Grif

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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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September 11th, 2017    

Episode 184- Rabbids, Glitches, & Shaders

Oak's back from PAX West and he has plenty to share! Rabbids, Cuphead, Eco, and more, he's got lots to talk about! Grif has some strange moments with her sister while playing Saints Row IV. And Baka let's Chicken down in PUBg. In the news, South Park's got a crazy difficulty slider, Blizzard's opening their own eSports arena, and there's a fighting game that pits Jesus against Buddha. The story that seemed to pull the most attention, though, was Destiny 2's new microtransactoins.  Will the consumable shaders and eventual boatload of DLC be the game's undoing? All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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September 5th, 2017    

Episode 183- Off Topic: Mass Effect Series

This week's show is a little different than usual so we're calling it an Off Topic show. Oak's out of town and the news is incredibly lacking. In light of that, we had our buddy Newbie on the show and somehow things evolved into a big discussion/debate about the Mass Effect series. If you haven't played the games, there will be spoilers as we chat about everything from the first ME all the way to Andromeda. Are the Salarians the real bad guys? Were there plans for Krogan Reapers? Why does everyone hate Kaiden so much? We'll find out on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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