Episode 11 – E3 2016

Due to the heavy volume of E3 coverage, the tabletop section has moved from the end of the podcast to the beginning.

Tabletop: Tony provides some information about Hero Realms and its ongoing Kickstarter campaign.

Pinball: Dennis goes over the Round 3 results of the 1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament and announces the Round 4 match-ups.

Video Games: Comprehensive coverage of E3. Broadly broken out by press conferences, the following are the areas of discussion:

Square Enix: Final Fantasy XV, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Deus Ex GO, Hitman, I Am Setsuna, Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness, and NeiR: Automata.

EA: Titanfall 2, Madden, FIFA 17, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Fe, various Star Wars games, and Battlefield 1.

Bethesda: Quake Champions, Elder Scrolls Legends, Fallout 4 DLC, Skyrim Remastered, Prey, Doom DLC, Elder Scrolls Online: Dark Brotherhood, Bethesda VR games, and Dishonored 2.

Microsoft: The Xbox One S, Xbox Play Anywhere, Gears of War 4, Killer Instinct: General RAAM, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, Final Fantasy XV, Tom Clancy’s The Division (DLC), Battlefield 1, Xbox Network Update (Clubs, Looking for Group, and Arena), Xbox Design Lab (custom controllers), ID@Xbox (We Happy Few and Gwent), Tekken 7, Dead Rising 4, Scalebound, Sea of Thieves, State of Decay 2, Halo Wars 2, and Project Scorpio.

Ubisoft: Ghost Recon: Wildlands, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Tom Clancy’s The Division (expansions), Eagle Flight, Star Trek Bridge Crew, For Honor, Grow Up, Trials of the Blood Dragon, Watchdogs 2, and Steep.

Sony: God of War, Days Gone, The Last Guardian, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Detroit: Become Human, Resident Evil, Playstation VR (Impulse Gear, Star Wars Battlefront VR X-Wing demo, Batman Arkham, and Final Fantasy XV and its VR experience), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Crash Bandicoot Remaster, Skylanders Imaginators, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Death Stranding, and Spiderman.

Nintendo: Pokemon SUN & Moon and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

Other: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, Persona 5, Akiba’s Beat, Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star, and The King of Fighters XIV.

Links:
Hero Realms Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1172937197/hero-realms-a-deckbuilding-adventure-card-game/description

Round 4 of 1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament: http://goo.gl/forms/7WZbLeM6XqhTI9ik1

EA’s E3 2016 Press Conference: https://youtu.be/psEDJXl2ApY

Bethesda’s E3 2016 Press Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xT3eAmu4FhQ

Microsoft’s E3 2016 Press Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xM_NYqY71Y

Ubisoft’s E3 2016 Press Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVt25bOM6eM

Sony’s E3 2016 Press Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Me4_rqefVE

Nintendo’s E3 2016 Press Conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19B4wloShy0

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Episode 10 – Charities & Circuits, Strikes & Fables, Stars and Planet-Busters

In this episode, Tony and Dennis hit the three gaming categories with a force of a mecha-clad death bunny armed with grenades that can destroy planets.

Pinball: Results of Round 2 of the 1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament are discussed, and the match-ups for Round 3 are revealed.

Dennis conducts an interview with Daniel Spolar and Amber Streath of the Project Pinball Charity. They discuss Project Pinball’s mission, their upcoming July 2016 fundraising campaign, and ways the public can get involved in their efforts to install pinball machines in hospitals across the land.

Tony and Dennis also sit down with Keri Wing, recent victor of Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown, a PAPA circuit event. They go over what the PAPA circuit events are, talk about some of the games Keri played, and about her being the first woman in history to win a PAPA circuit event.

Video Games: Discussion is lead off with talk regarding No Man’s Sky. Specifically, the game’s recent delay in release and the resulting death threats received by both the developer and the journalist who broke the news.

In addition, an examination about Fable Fortune, a game trying to crawl out of the ashes of Lionhead Studios, and whether its prospects of a successful Kickstarter are realistic.

Tabletop: Tony does a deep dive on Strike Legion, a sci-fi RPG that throws every trope in the book, after injecting them with steroids, at the player. He also discusses upcoming efforts to organize some RPG play in the area.

Links:
Round 3 of 1980s Pinball Machine Mania Tournament: http://goo.gl/forms/bxr7E3OSYvrzCG7H3

Project Pinball Charity: http://www.projectpinball.org/

GoFundMe for Project Pinball’s July campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/projectpinball

Project Pinball Charity Sweepstakes (win a pinball machine!): https://go.rallyup.com/9fad63

PAPA (Professional & Amateur Pinball Association): http://papa.org/

TILT THRU: http://www.podcastgarden.com/podcast/tiltthru

The CoinBox Pinball Podcast: http://coinbox.libsyn.com/

Fable Fortune’s Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flamingfowl/fable-fortune-a-fable-ccg-with-co-op-pvp-and-quest

No Man’s Sky delay and death threats: http://www.polygon.com/2016/5/29/11807840/no-mans-sky-delayed-death-threats-creator

Original No Man’s Sky delay post: http://kotaku.com/sources-no-mans-sky-delayed-1778797365

Strike Legion: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/93237/Strike-Legion