The AFK Podcast # 235 “Ajit Pai Can Eat A”

This week we discuss our time in The Division 2.

In the news;

Halo Master Chief Collection coming to PC via Steam and the Windows Store

Radeon Navi to launch roughly a month after Ryzen 3000

Real time ray tracing may be coming to AMD GPU

Our topic this week;

Game Exclusives

Epic Games CEO say’s  Exclusives are the only way to displace Steam

Epic Game Launcher may be spying on you.

Follow me on twitter @afkflynn,  the show’s official twitter account will be back sometime in the next week as we take back ownership of theafkpodcast.com domaine.  

Starting with the next episode the podcast recording will be live stream via my YouTube channel.  The link will be posted at theafkpodcast.net and in our Steam group soon.

I’m starting a gaming blog.  I’ll be posting short reviews and opinion pieces.  My first blog post is up at theafkpodcast.net and it’s about Anthem.  My goal is to keep these short and to the point. One of the things I hate about game reviews is all the filler.  I hope to cut all the crap and keep it short. 

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BioWare’s Funeral Anthem

By: James Flynn

As a huge fan of BioWare’s previous games, I’m having hard time with my feelings about Anthem.  Hell, I took the day off of work for the launch.  I’ve talked about how much I love BioWare and how excited I was for Anthem on the podcast.  However, I have come to accept that Anthem is a bad game.  Don’t get me wrong, there are things to like about Anthem, just not enough to keep me playing.  After spending more than 50 hours in the game I can’t understand why it took 6 years to make.

The graphics are beautiful.  So beautiful that I’ve stopped in the middle of game play, completely in awe of my surroundings.  The Frostbite 2 engine really shines.  From the glowing walls of tunnels, to watching the sunset from a mountain bluff. But the beauty of the game does not make up for it’s shortcomings.

Loading screens, after loading screen, removes me from the immersion of this beautifully created world.  So do all the connection errors and crashes. This makes the game feel more like a beta than a triple A title.  It also adds to the frustration you will experience trying to play with your friends, and even rando’s.

Then there is the lack of content.  The weapons and abilities simply lack variety.  One assault rifle feels the same as the next and so on.  When you do reach end game you’ll need to grind the same three strongholds over and over, or the same mission types over and over again.  Sorry BioWare, but that’s just not fun.  Looking at your road-map I see very little content coming between now and May, and I see little reason to keep playing.

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The AFK Podcast # 234 “Anthem Post-Mortem”

This week we discuss Anthem, and The Division 2 Beta.

Also, could XBox games be coming to the PC?

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The AFK Podcast # 233 “Bench Marks”

This week we discuss;

In House Radeon VII Benchmarks

AMD Radeon VII Reviews

The Division 2 Beta

Activision Cutting 200 Jobs

EA’s Head Blames Single Player

Metro Exodus will pre-load on Steam but not the Epic Games Store

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Radeon VII – Gaming Benchmarks

Our very own Curlen the Wanginator got his hands on a brand new Radeon VII and did some extensive benchmarking in over 30 games.  Check out the results here; Radeon VII Benchmarks.

Photo courtesy of AMD

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The AFK Podcast # 232 “Anthem Demo”

This week we discuss;

Government Shutdowns

Publishers leaving our beloved Steam for the Epic Store.

A Witcher creative director joining Blizzard

and we discuss or time in the Anthem VIP Demo.

We also discuss upcoming hardware from AMD

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The AFK Podcast # 231 “Podcast Co-op”

This week we take a look back at our favorites of 2018 and discuss what we are looking forward to in 2019.  Also some CES talk.

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The AFK Podcast # 230 “Disensinerrated”

This week we discuss;

Biowars Anthem Alpha Signup, Minimum PC REquirements Revealed

Bungie shares Destiny 2 Roadmap for the next year or so

Fallout 76 Backlash addressed by Bethesda

Fallout 76 player becomes immortal through a bug

PC HARDWARE NEWS;

Sapphire Radeon RX590 Nitro+: The New 1080p Gaming Champion

AMD Dominates Retail CPU Sales in Germany’s Largest E-Tailer Where It Outsold Intel 2 to 1

AMD Pledges to Take On NVIDIA’s High-End Turing With 7nm Radeon GPUs in 2019

Titan RTX for $2500  lol

Our Black-Friday and Cyber-Monday Hauls

Still no youtube channel since google decided to deactivate my branded account without giving me any explanation or reason why.

Discord is working well for podcast chat and should be adding server video soon.  I signed up for Nitro in hopes of getting access sooner. Discord seems to be rolling it out slowly.

We would love to hear from you.  email us at mail@theafkpodcast.net

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The AFK Podcast # 229 “Barman ATL”

Sorry about my mic this week, still shaking the cobwebs off my podcasting skills.

In the news;

Star Citizen passed 200 mil in crowd funding and free to play for a week

Fallout 76 Sold Considerably Less Than Fallout 4 in UK

CBS network announced that it will broadcast the first televised Gamers’ Choice Awards on Sunday, December 9th, from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM EST, right after the NFL game.

The SMACH Z, a handheld PC device powered by AMD Ryzen Embedded and Radeon Vega 8 technology, will enter mass production in early 2019 as announced via press release.

Sony is Skipping E3

Telltale Games Titles Being Pulled From Steam, Company Liquidating

This weeks topic;

Game publishers deciding to self publish with their own launchers.

Where is this headed and what does this mean for the future of platforms line steam?

You can find the AFK podcast at theafkpodcast.net  There you will find links to our steam groups, twitch channels, and other projects we are working on, like;

The Wanganators Merch

BarmanATL’s Twitch Stream

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The AFK Podcast # 228 “Diab-boo-low”

This week we discuss;

World of Warcraft Classic

Diablo Mobile Backlash

Destiny 3 Rumor

More Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Hints

Report: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti No Longer In Production, Supply Running Low

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Help others find us by giving us a review on itunes, google-play, or where ever you listen.

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