This is it. The big discussion. Bradford presents his rant: why I care about Shadow of War’s LOTR roots.
We played PUBG and Forza 7. We then have a nice long discussion about loot boxes and microtransactions. And yes, we cover Shadow of War.
We played PUBG and Magic. Bradford has a new weekly PUBG column on MMORPG.com. And with the latest Fortnight cross-play “error,” we discuss why Sony is being downright archaic and anti consumer by disallowing cross-play with other platforms.
We played Mario+Rabbids and Pillars of Eternity on Xbox One X. Main discussion tonight is games media and the systemic incompetence that is adversely affecting the industry. We discuss why this is the case, and crucially, what should be done to overhaul this. This is a good one.
Bradford is stuck on a conference call, but Shank played Mario+Rabbids and the Destiny 2 PC beta. Bethesda’s Creation Club is 100% anti consumer. We delve into just why this is the case, while hitting on points such as paying modders, “all new content,” Bethesda’s apathy, and reactions from prominent modders themselves.
We played LOTRO, Sonic Mania, and Fallout 4. And Vega finally launched. We go through Vega 56 and 64 performance compared to Nvidia. And AMD’s pricing issue comes to a head as the company fails to provide a straightforward answer. This is completely anti-consumer and we break down why.
Bradford is dead. Shank tries out the NaturalVision mod for GTA V, and he played a lot of Hellblade. And review scores, let’s talk about them, why they do far more harm than good, and why they need to die out.
Brian has audio issues. Bradford calls Shank “rich”. We played LOTRO, Wolfenstein, PUBG, and Splatoon 2. And yes, Vega is finally unveiled. We discuss pricing, specs, Vega 56 benchmark leaks, analysis, and our concerns for AMD’s latest GPUs.
We played PUBG, Halo CE, Halo 5, and Splatoon 2. Bradford discusses his thoughts on the Shadow Of War treatment of Shelob. Shank continues to troll him. And Vega leaks are out in the wild. We discuss.
We played AC Unity, Magic, PUBG, and Destiny 2 beta. The developer of Ark still makes no sense. And AMD’s Budapest event does not inspire confidence in Vega.
(Intro music: Smooth McGroove – Street Fighter 2 – Guile Theme Acapella)