While Jocelyn is away, Crofton from Dungeons & Diapers joins Ryan on the show to unpack Metroid Dread. We keep the conversation relatively spoiler free, so don’t worry if you’re avoiding story spoilers outside of the intro. Moving over to the news, Nintendo unveiled the final free update for Animal Crossing New Horizons, alongside details for a DLC and the final pricing for Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack. We also got our first look at the Uncharted movie with a new trailer!
Jocelyn returns to the show having finished up Alan Wake Remastered, and is ready to continue on with the Remedy-verse. To prepare for this journey, you may want to check out our Inn-side the Game episode of Quantum Break. Ryan keeps the Alan Wake track going with the Control DLC for Alan Wake title AWE. Ryan also received Metroid Dread a little late, so we tease next weeks discussions on the game. In the news, we offer an update on the Twitch hacks (including reports from Eurogamer and The Verge on Twitch security policies), as well as an update on the Fortnite’s Imposters Mode with a possible collaboration coming with the Among Us developers.
We kick off the show with Jocelyn’s experience playing Alan Wake Remasteted on Xbox Series X. The shadow people are here and we’re nearly out of batteries! Ryan returns to Life is Strange: True Colors one last time for the release of the Wavelengths DLC (part of the Deluxe Edition, provided by review code). In the news, we have confirmation that The Game Awards will return to an in-person show on December 9th, Smash Bros. Ultimate final DLC character is Sora, and Twitch suffers a HUGE breach with source code, unreleased projects, and top streamer earnings leaked online.
Two brand new games to discuss this week, with Ryan bringing Tales of Arise to the main show from the TGI Patreon Mini Update Corner, and Jocelyn checking out the new Amazon MMO New World. In the news, we have yet another Activision Blizzard update where a lawsuit was filed and quickly settled (but there’s some weirdness to this one), plus we break down the highlights from the latest Nintendo Direct (yes, including the Mario movie casting).
We kick off the show wondering what we should do for episode 500, but ultimately decided we should leave it up to the community! Be sure to let us know in the Discord! Ryan then moves into his final thoughts on Life is Strange: True Colors after completing the game (Special thanks to Square Enix for providing a review code). Jocelyn on the other hand has jumped into the sequel to I Am Bread, titled I Am Fish. In the news we have another Activision Blizzard update where the SEC is investigating, with a few more high profile departures from the company for good measure. Moving into lighter news, God of War director explains why the Norse Saga is only two chapters, and Pokemon Company announces Pokemon Trading Card Game LIVE.
We kick off the show with some thoughts on the launch of Deathloop. While we haven’t had a chance to play, we react to the positive reviews on PlayStation 5 alongside the rocky reviews on Steam. Moving over to what we have played, Ryan received a review code for Life is Strange: True Colors on Xbox Series X and has some initial thoughts on the first chapter. We also confirm the next focus for the TGI Patreon Mini Update Corner, which will be Tales of Arise! In the news, we have another Activision Blizzard update with ANOTHER lawsuit being brought forward, LEGO announces a new Super Mario 64 set, Hayley Atwell will be the new voice of Lara Croft on Netflix, and the Epic v Apple ruling is in (but not over with an appeal from Epic).
We return a little later this week, for good reason, as we wait for PlayStation to finally showcase their upcoming games. But before we breakdown the latest exclusives from the house of Kratos, Ryan and Jocelyn introduce listeners to their Extra Life plans! As of now, we’ll have multiple streaming events, first starting in October. If you can donate, please do so at bit.ly/tgiextralife2021, or share our team page. Every little bit helps! Over in what we’re playing, Ryan recounts his multiplayer adventures in Marvel’s Adventures. Plus he has a review to share on the Backbone One controller, which he has been using with Xbox Cloud Gaming and Remote Play. In the news, we kick things off with the story that Nintendo may be adding Game Boy and Game Boy Colour games to their online service, and Alan Wake finally returns with a Remaster of the original game and DLC. Finally, we close the show with our highlights from the PlayStation Showcase!
As promised, we kick off the show with our 12 Minutes spoiler discussion. After an extra week with the game, we’ve got some thoughts to get off our chests. If you’re avoiding spoilers, or want to avoid discussion on the game (as it goes PLACES), check the time stamps below and skip ahead. Following 12 Minutes, Ryan has returned to Square Enix’s Marvels Avengers with the latest content drop: War for Wakanda Expansion. In the news, we have the latest Activision Blizzard update with the planned renaming of McCree in Overwatch, we go over some highlights from Opening Night Live at GamesCom (including the confirmed delay of Horizon Forbidden West), and we discuss the first images from the new Resident Evil movie.
Looking forward to our thoughts on Twelve Minutes? Ryan has some non-spoiler points to share, but we’re going to wait until next episode for a full spoiler discussion. So head on over to Xbox Game Pass and play! What have we played? Well, Jocelyn and Ryan both played HUMANKIND, a brand new 4X game from Amplitude Studios. Heavily inspired by Civilization, the game really took hold of Jocelyn’s sleep schedule, as most 4X games tend to do. One more turn? Yes please!
We return to the inn with not one, but two brand new roguelites to discuss! Ryan brought Dreamscaper to the show, while Jocelyn completed Boyfriend Dungeon. Both innkeepers entered the world of Pokémon Unite on Nintendo Switch, and share some thoughts on the new MOBA from Pokémon Company and Tencent. In the news, we cover the latest on Activision Blizzard and how they’ve treated QA and CS contract staff, FROSTPUNK 2 HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED (and we’re excited), Fortnite absorbs the Among Us gameplay style, and Stranger Things will be exiting Dead by Day light soon.