“The Laptop Option”

This week we discuss;

Destroy All Humans 2: Reprobed – Remake is coming

You can now play Xbox games by streaming direct from cloud via XUGP 

Crysis Remastered on Steam

IKEA Adds ROG Line

DEATHLOOP Released

DEATHLOOP Stuttering Being Investigated

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# 309 “The GPU Will Kill PC Gaming”

This week we discuss;

Play-lists:

Jim  – Detroit Become Human, using Steam link to play from the couch, so far, very boring but good story.  It plays more like an adventure game.   Has some nods to West World with the maze featured prominently in several scenes.

  • I’m getting solar installed in the next few months.  48 panels 65k total cost.
  • Picked up Red Dead Redemption 2 on steam sale.
  • Family bought me the watch I wanted for retirement Garmin Fenix 6x pro Solar 
  • Went to buy another Steam link but they don’t sell them anymore.  I’ve been using mine allot to get used to playing on a TV with a controller.  

Logun

  • Humankind

Curls

  • The Outer Worlds
  • Landed a 3060 via evga
  • Building out my work area in the basement

News:

Sony Showcase

  • KOTOR Remaster
  • Uncharted remaster
  • Not announced for PC but still cool – God Of War: Ragnarok, Spider-man 2

Epic Vs Apple resolved

  • 30% cut is allowed
  • Apple must allow links to external site for other payment options

Diablo 2 will not support Ultrawide monitors

RTX 4090 gets restrictive US$2,999 MSRP in unofficial Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series price predictions list

Gone Gold – Far Cry 6

Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic Remake

Star Trek Game Revival

Alan Wake Remaster in October

Topics:

The negative impact of prolonged overpricing of GPU’s
– GPU prices are still %200 or more above msrp, WTF.   So many of my son’s friends were ready to make the switch to pc gaming but the GPU prices kept them out. They all bought consoles instead.  I’ve heard this same story from my co-workers etc. GPU prices are going to kill pc gaming, or make it a rich man’s hobby, and that’s just sad. It’s actually caused me to consider walking away from PC gaming and just buy a console.

What are we streaming?

Jim – Westworld, still my favorite series of all time.  This is my 3rd play through and I’m still catching things I missed.  

Curls – Manifest – Finished the latest season

Logun

  • Marvel What If….
  • Starship Troopers
  • Star Trek TNG
  • White Collar

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# 308 “Mississippi Leg Hound”

This week we discuss;

Former 38 Studios Employees Finally Get Bankruptcy Payouts

Saints Row Rebooting?

Enhanced Quake Released

Steam Deck Will Support Xbox Cloud Gaming

Intel “Arc” GPUs in Q1 2022

OnlyFans bans sexually explicit content to appease banks and payment services

OnlyFans reverses decision on banning porn – ABC4 Utah

Nvidia’s ARM acquisition is stalled, and there’s a deadline with more than a billion dollars at stake

Delisted EA games from GOG are back and are free until Sept 3rd

Blizzard continues to implode and will soon be the poster child for “get woke, go broke”

Marvel – Midnight Suns new Turn based Superhero game

American Truck Simulator Wyoming Next Month

Bum Simulator Released

Topics:

Can we separate the artist from the art?

What we’ve been streaming.

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# 307 “Fire”

This week we discuss;

GPU prices and availability slowly returning to normal

AC Valhalla Expansion “Siege of Paris”

Diablo 2 Resurrected Beta was August 13-15 – did anyone play?

Frostpunk 2 announced

Frostpunk 2 trailer

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# 306 “Battlefield as a Service”

This week we discuss;

Do we want to talk anymore about the continued Blizzard Activision fallout?

Back 4 Blood Beta this weekend – did anyone play?

EA Investor Call: Think of Battlefield as a Service

Coming to Xbox Ultimate Game Pass for August

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# 304 “Remakes”

This week we discuss;

Warcraft 3 reforged is in trouble

  • I hope you didn’t pre-order

FFXIV Sells Out Of Digital Copies

Activision/Blizzard Sued over Sexual Misconduct

Battlefield 1 Free With Prime: Battlefield V Giveaway Next Month

Amazon MMO New World is potentially bricking EVGA 3090’s

Dead Space Remake Confirmed

Valve says the Steam Deck runs every PC game it’s tried, if you’re happy with 30fps

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# 303 Steam Deck”

This week we discuss;

Steam Deck Announced

Starts at $400

  • Whitney – Reminds me of the Sega Gamegear

Did y’all talk about the OLED switch last week?

Notice about the planned release of the Steam patch -Nier

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Announced

Best Games of 2021 So Far (Tom’s Guide)

Gaming Collector Breaks Two World Records

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# 302 “Into The Thick of It”

With Flynn out journeying trough North America, Whitney takes the host chair and gives us one more podcast with Logan before our summer break.  This week they discuss;

Ubisoft breaks Might and Magic X and delist it rather than fix it

Nexus Mods Change causing controversy

Tie Fighter Total Conversion Mod

Assassin’s Creed Infinity Revealed

Nintendo announces a warmed over switch with different screen

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Endwalker Benchmark is out

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# 301 “Batalingus”

This week we discuss;

Dead Space revival could be in the works

Viking Berserker Announced

Steam limiting account changes?

Windows 11 Announced

4 EA game being removed from GoG next week

Avengers Game Update causes players IP address to be visible on screen (this is bad for streamers)

Borderlands 3 Crossplay

Hackers using gamers to make millions

**WARNING** Adult topic in our topic section this week.

Amazon Prime Day anyone?

  • Logun – Not on Prime day and not Amazon but I picked up the HyperX Cloud Orbit S 3D Headset

– Jim, no.

– Whitney- Nope

Anybody Pick anything up on steam sale?

Jim – Phasmaphobia, Detroit Become Human, Doom Eternal, Paradise Lost

Whitney- Nope

Logun – Not yet but Im still jaded because of how awesome Steam Sales use to be…

What are we streaming?

Jim – Archer on Plex

Whitney- Spiral Book of Saw, Black Summer, Saw movies

Logun – Suits

Batman muffin eating too much?!

Sparked petition for change. Over 1600 signatures.

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# 300 “E3 Anyone?”

This week we discuss;

Stalker 2 Heart of Chernobyl Trailer

  • April 28 2022

Back 3 Blood Trailer

  • October 12 2021

Sea of Thieves a Pirates Life Trailer

  • Free DLC to Sea of Thieves June 22 2021

Battlefield 2042 Trailer

  • October 22 2021

Twelve Minutes Trailer

  • Wtf? Lol
  • Insane voice acting cast – James McAvoy, Daisy Ridley, William Dafoe
  • August 19 2021

PsychoNauts 2 Trailer

  • I’m not interested but this may appeal to many other people
  • August 25 2021

Fallout 76 crap

  • Anyone interested? I didn’t link the two trailers because I hate everything about this game

Diablo II Trailer

  • August 23 2021

 

Far Cry 6 Trailer

  • October 7 2021

Age Of Empires 4 Trailer

  • October 28 2021

Outer Worlds 2 Announcement

  • Hilarious parody on trailers
  • No date announced, only that it’s in development

Microsoft Flight Simulator Top Gun DLC

  • Free expansion Fall 2021

Forza Horizon 5 Trailer

  • November 9 2021
  • Looking sweet!

Baldur’s Gate Dark Alliance re-release

  • Somehow I missed this being released last month
  • Not a remake nor even a remaster – just the original from 2001 all over again
  • 40$ price tag AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

** I missed PCGamer one – looking now but it’s going to be rushed…

Orcs Must Die 3 Trailer

  • Really like 1, 2 was meh maybe 3 can bring people back
  • July 23rd 2021

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