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June 11th, 2018    

Episode 217- EA & Microsoft E3 Aftermath

Since we record on Sundays, E3 had just started by the time we got to talk about. We cover both the EA and Microsoft conferences in this episode. We'll be talking about all the rest on next week's show so stay tuned!

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May 28th, 2018    

Episode 215- Ladies of War

Baka is absent this week but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of craziness on the show! Grif had to restart Far Cry 5. Both she and Chicken have started Detroit Become Human. Which one of them cried while playing? Chicken's also been working his way through Mordor in Shadow of War. Will any of these orcs every be his friend? Oak's been sailing through Sea of Thieves while he waits for the Hungering Deep expansion. In the news: Runescape is finally closing its classic servers. Apple said no to Steam's streaming option. After hearing about Overwatch pro team Shanghai Dragons' practice regiment, some people have questions about the players' well-being. Will Fortnite bring esports to the forefront? Should a game in which you play the role of a school shooter be allowed on Steam? Bethesda  is setting up Rage 2 with the games-as-a-service model but will that work out for them? People are losing their minds over having a woman on the cover of the new Battlefield game. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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May 7th, 2018    

Episode 213- Debating Addictive Games

The crew is running a little short on chatter about games they've played recently. Mostly because things have just been crazy for everyone lately! One of the few things everyone did get to try out was Deep Rock Galactic. Basically, it's dwarves and awesomeness. The big topic this week is Fortnite and its addictive nature. Is it too addictive? Are parents being to lazy? Is there a better way to monitor how much time people spend on a game? Do we need that kind of monitoring? Things get pretty lively as the discussion goes on. The new Red Dead Redemption trailer definitely caught some eyes this week. One of the endings of Life is Strange is being expanded via a comic. And Grif is still having a crazy time playing Far Cry 5, which you can watch on her YouTube channel! (Link below!) All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!
Grif's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRvD7TFyqNcWp5IlRiiC9Ew

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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!
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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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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March 12th, 2018    

Episode 207- Sea of VerminWatch

There's lots of Vermintide and Sea of Thieves talk this week! Actually, just expect lots of Sea of Thieves talk for the next few shows, that's definitely going to come up all the time. One of Chicken's cats makes a guest appearance for a bit! CATS! Grif has introduced her sister to the world of Fallout 4 and things are going SO SLOWLY! In the news: Nintendo teased a Super Smash Bros for the Switch. Will the upcoming Kirby game finally bring Grif to the Switch for good? Are Luigi and Waluigi the superior brothers? Valve is planning to start making games again! Will we see Portal 3, Half Life 3, or Left4Dead 3? Grif makes a case for a VR version of Bioshock. Ubisoft announced plans for The Division 2, but what's so different about it? Fortnite is coming to mobile and looking to have cross platform play with all of their versions. XB1 vs Mobile players? Hm... And to close the show out, everyone talks about what games should be made into movies/series. All that and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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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 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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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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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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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 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 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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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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