Starside Chat

We mainly talk about video games, but we also get sidetracked discussing movies, TV shows, and tech!

Starside Chat Episode 014 - Uncharted Fan Film, Destiny 2, Pokemon Go and Jurassic World Alive

July 19th, 2018

On this week's episode we talk some news including the No Man's Sky Update, the Uncharted fan film starring Nathan Fillion and our renewed interest in Pokemon Go.

We even get into Aaron's recent marathon of the Mission Impossible franchise in anticipation of Mission Impossible: Fallout! 

We also get sidetracked by our failed attempts to get back into Destiny 2, but one of us gives the new mobile AR game Jurassic World Alive a chance and explains the differences between it and Pokemon Go.

 

[News of the Week]

 

  • Multiplayer
    • Team up a small team of friends and explore the universe together, or be joined by random travellers.
    • You can help friends to stay alive, or prey on others to survive.
    • Tiny shelters or complex colonies that you build as a team are shared for all players.
    • Fight as a pirate or a wingman in epic space battles with friends and enemies.
    • Race exocraft across weird alien terrains, creating race tracks and trails to share online.
    • Character customisation allows you to personalise your appearance.
  • Visual Overhaul
    • The game is fully playable in third or first person, both on-foot and in ship.
    • Planetary rings and improved space visuals make space more beautiful than ever.
    • Dramatically improved planetary terrain generation, ground textures, water and clouds bring the environment to life.
    • Significantly more detail added to ships, NPCs and buildings.
    • No Man's Sky Next
  • Unlimited Base Building
    • Bases can now be built anywhere on any planet.
    • Dramatically increased base building complexity and size limits.
    • Hundreds of new base parts.
    • Own multiple bases.
  • Command Freighters
    • Assemble and upgrade a fleet of frigates and command them from the bridge of your freighter.
    • Send your fleet out to into the universe, or deploy them to help you as you explore a specific system.
    • Improved freighter base building allows a truly custom capital ship.
    • Invite your friends aboard and take on challenging multiplayer missions from the Galactic Commision Station on your bridge.

 

[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Mario+Rabbids
  • Pokemon Go
  • Jurassic World Alive

Starside Chat Episode 013 - We’re Back! Google Making a Gaming Device?

July 11th, 2018

After a brief hiatus we're back to discuss the latest gaming news and what we've been playing and watching lately!

 

[News of the Week]

 

[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • The Last of Us
  • The Expanse
  • Sicario 2

Starside Chat Episode 012 - The Post E3 2018 Show

June 21st, 2018

[News of the Week]

 

The games discussed at E3 that you can play right now

 

    • Call of duty black ops 3 is free on PS4
    • The Crew 2 open beta is free to download now and runs the 21st to the 24th
    • Fallout shelter free on PS4 and switch
    • Quake Champions is free on steam (until the 25th)
    • If you have an Amazon echo, you can ask Alexa to play Skyrim because apparently that wasn't a joke
    • New free demo for Octopath traveler

 

  • Unravel 2
  • Fortnite on switch
  • Hollow knight on switch
  • Splatoon 2: Octopath expansion
  • Warframe - The Sacrifice DLC

 

E3 adjacent deals:

  • Mario Tennis Aces releases on June 22
  • Nier Automata will be on Xbox June 26
  • Life Is Strange: The Awesome Adventures Of Captain Spirit Will be available for free on pretty much all platforms on June 26
  • Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Donkey Kong Adventure DLC will also be out on June 26

[Features]

  • Who won E3?
  • Game of the shows battle royale!
  • Top 5 E3 things for each of us

 

[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Last of Us
  • Skyrim
  • Fallout Shelter

Starside Chat Episode 011 - Destiny 2 Forsaken Reveal and E3 Top 5 Anticipated Games

June 6th, 2018

This week's show is mainly devoted to going over the Destiny 2 Forsaken DLC reveal stream, but we have some fun toward the end counting down our top 5 games we're most looking forward to seeing more of at E3 2018!

DESTINY 2: Forsaken Reveal

  • Set in the Tangled Shore, which is part of the Reef
  • Story seems to center on a prison break from Prison of Elders
  • New enemy type: Scorn
  • 8 Baren Hunts (Magnificent 7 of Bad Guys)
  • Changing how weapon slots work
    • Roll with three shotguns???
  • New Supers
    • Fire Knives Hunter (Gunslinger rework)
    • Void Double Swords Hunter
    • Arc Staff Hunter can reflect attacks now?
    • Kamehameha Warlock
    • Void teleport Warlock (Self Destruct?)
    • Sledgehammer Titan
    • Striker Titan
    • Bubble Titan?
  • New Weapon type: Bows
    • 3 types: short, medium, and long range
  • New Gamemode: Gambit
    • A combo of PvP and PvE
    • 4v4 but fighting enemies and depositing stuff in a bank
    • Can send over a player to the other side
  • Raid: The Dreaming City
    • Homeland of the Awoken
  • Thorn will return (Maybe), also probably Ace of Spades
  • Titles seem to be a thing
  • Updated Roadmap
  • Annual Pass
    • More of a focus of activities and new gear
    • Little to no narrative
  • Random Rolls are back
  • Collections and Triumphs tabs
  • A return of Grimoire in some way?
  • September 4th release date
  • $40 for Forsaken, $30 for Annual pass, $80 for a deluxe edition

 

[Feature]

  • Top 5 things for each of us at E3 (46:30)

Starside Chat Episode 010 - Pre-E3 Discussion

May 30th, 2018

[News of the Week]

  • Bethesda teasing a fallout related announcement with a “please wait” livestream
  • Fractured Lands - Basically a Mad Max Battle Royale
  • Xbox Live Games with Gold for June
    • Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
    • Smite Gold Bundle
    • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed (backwards compatible Xbox 360 title)
    • Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues (Xbox 260)
  • New special edition very blue PS4 and PS4 Pro
    • Game Sales:
      • God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, MLB the Show 18, Shadow of the Colossus remastered, Gran Turismo Sport, and the PSVR shooter Farpoint
  • Hot off the presses Pokemon News!
    • November 16th
    • Pokeball Controller
    • Multiplayer
    • Play with one joycon
    • Pokemon Go Integration

 

[Pre-E3 Talk]

EA

  • Anthem
  • Battlefield V
  • Sports Nonsense

Microsoft

  • Halo?
  • Gears?
  • New Splinter Cell
  • Sea of Thieves DLC

Bethesda

  • Fallout Something?
  • Rage
  • New IPs?
  • New Doom?

Square Enix

  • FF7 remake??
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Ubisoft

  • Division 2
  • Beyond Good & Evil 2
  • Skull and Bones
  • Secret Assassin’s Creed Sequel?

PC Gaming Show

  • Cyberpunk 2077

Sony

  • Death Stranding
  • Ghosts of Tsushima
  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Spider-Man
  • A surprise?

Nintendo

  • Smash
  • Mario DLC?

Other

  • Destiny Fall Update?
  • Call of Duty Blackout Gameplay
  • Borderland 3?
  • Just Cause 4
  • Bloodborne 2

 

[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Arrested Development Season 5
  • Monument Valley 2
  • Florence

Starside Chat Episode 009 - The Expanse, Black Ops 4 Reveal Reactions, Game Delays, and Opinions on Battle Royale Modes

May 23rd, 2018

[News of the Week]

 

[Featured Topic]

  • More Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Reveal Reactions (34:16)
    • Opinions on Battle Royale (49:34)
  • Upcoming Battlefield Reveal Event (44:38)

 

[What We’re Playing/Watching]

  • Overwatch - New Anniversary Event Begins May 22 with a free weekend beginning may 25 (57:01)

Starside Chat - Google I/O 2018 Edition

May 15th, 2018

Google I/O 2018 happened, so we're recording a special edition of the podcast to recap the keynote, and give our thoughts on the announcements you care about!

Topics:
Google Duplex
Smart Displays
Android P Features - new swipe navigation
The Dashboard
Slices and Suggested Actions
Google News
Google Maps Updates - AR Navigation - Shared Lists - For You Tab
Google Lens
Waymo

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Starside Chat Episode 007 - Avengers Infinity War and Far Cry 5 Spoiler Discussions

May 15th, 2018

This week we tried to quickly get through the news quickly in order to spend more time giving our final thoughts on “Far Cry 5” and doing our spoiler discussion on “Avengers Infinity War!”

Seriously there's spoilers galore during our Avengers discussion, so don't listen if you haven't seen the movie yet!

News of the week (00:54)
   - May's free PS Plus games and Xbox Live's Games with Gold!
   - Nintendo's E3 Plans
   - Nintendo's new RPG coming this summer on Android and iOS
   - Twitch will broadcast some NFL games this season

Far Cry 5 (11:35)

Avengers Infinity War (35:30)

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Starside Chat Episode 006 - God of War!

May 15th, 2018

News of the Week:

Ubisoft at E3 (Date/Speculation) (1:04)

The Division movie gets a director (11:28)

New Doom Movie (15:45)

Fast and Furious Netflix Cartoon (19:55)

Venom movie (26:46)

Campo Santo bought by Valve (30:30)

PUBG getting map selection (33:15)

What We’re Playing:

Far Cry 5 ending (35:00)

God of War (37:55)

Who should play Kratos in the inevitable God of War movie? (45:20)

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Starside Chat Episode 005 - PS5 Rumors, Destiny 2 Roadmap and Overwatch’s Spring Event!

May 15th, 2018

News of the Week:

PS5 On The Way? (1:30) - https://kotaku.com/sources-the-playst...

Destiny 2 roadmap (14:43) - https://www.polygon.com/2018/4/11/172...

Doom 2: Hell on Earth teased for E3 2018? (25:42) - https://gadgets.ndtv.com/games/news/d...

Elder Scrolls 6 Discussion (28:25)

God of War tending extremely positive on review sites (36:04 - http://www.metacritic.com/game/playst...

Minecraft adds dolphins! (38:14) - https://minecraft.net/en-us/article/m...

Sega announced the Mega Drive Mini (42:46) - https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/14/17...

New Nintendo Patents (46:50) - https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/0...

Overwatch’s Spring Event (52:55) - https://kotaku.com/overwatchs-new-pve...

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