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 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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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 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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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 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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October 12th, 2016    

Episode 143- Strange Mods Outlast

This week on the show Grif gets in touch with her inner teenager while playing Life is Strange. Oak's soccer drama continues in Fifa 17. Chicken's finally playing Pokemon now that he's caught his shiny. And of course there's news! AmazonPrime members can now support their favorite Twitch streams with subscriptions through their linked TwitchPrime accounts. The Gears of War movie that's been on-again-off-again since 2007 is back  in the works again. Will it see the light of day this time? New characters and maps are on the way for Overwatch but when will they arrive? Sony changed their minds about mods for Skyrim and Fallout 4. Mod support is on the way, PS4 players! And Oak's giddy about Outlast 2. Will he change his mind once he plays the demo? All of this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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October 3rd, 2016    

Episode 142- No Man’s Destiny

Pokemon are ruining movies? What? This year's FIFA is an RPG? Seriously? What is going on this week? There's a bit of news about the Destiny sequel. Bullestorm might actually have a remaster on the way soon(ish). Battleborn is going free to play even if Randy Pitchford refuses to call it that. And a watchdog group is looking into Hello Games and No Man's Sky for false advertising (so shocking...).  All this and more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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September 27th, 2016    

Episode 141- League of Changes

This week's podcast is a bit on the wonky side. After tons of tech problems, this week's show was recorded offline. There's issues with the audio and video here and there, apologies for those few snags. Anyway, the crew holds it together and talks news, opinions and more! WoW's making changes to lore. If you want to skip the spoilers, that portion starts at 12:00, jump ahead to 24:10. There's a game that's not an Overwatch clone but it does look really similar... Is it a copycat or not? Changes are coming to the eSports side of League of Legends and it seems like the start of a beautiful thing. Maybe this is first step to Riot making a the eSports world better for their players and team owners. And finally Ubisoft is making a few changes to The Division that they hope will allow players more freedom in their gear and builds. All this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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September 19th, 2016    

Episode 140- Assassin’s Stranding

While Oak's on vacation, Chicken, Grif, and Baka hold things down on the show! Chicken's been shiny hunting in Pokemon. He's had the game for days and still hasn't even started actually playing the game! Grif's in love with Bioshock all over again. The remastered collection came out on Tuesday and she can't stop fawning over it. Speaking of remasters, Ubisoft finally officially announced The Ezio Collection. There was quite a bit of Blizzard/Warcraft news to talk about just ahead of BlizzCon. A retirement, an upstart, and some hidden goodies top the Blizz stories. Kojima talked a little more about Death Stranding. "A little" is pretty accurate considering he didn't give away much more than everyone already know. Oh and now Kojima's got a cartoon drawn of him and some buddies that everyone's sure to recognize. Why? Because... Kojima? Sure, let's go with that. All of this and much more on this week's Infinite Respawn Podcast!

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