It’s that time again where we sit down, and try and make sense of this week in gaming news. Join Trevor, George and Aaron Ludington as they take on this week in gaming news. On tonight’s show we will be discussing the Adam Orth situation, EA and their recently retained title, Nintendo’s 3rd party lineup, and our most recent GenTEN list. Head on over to our Twitch page to watch live and join us in chat.
This week on the GenGAMEcast we bring Brad Vanderhoef down to celebrate 50 wonderfully awesome episodes of the GenGAME cast. In addition to a bunch of screenshots releasing for Battlefield 4 and Grand Theft Auto 5, we dissect the recently announced additional features of the PlayStation 4, and we count down Kevin’s top 10 RPG games. We also go on the radar with Injustice: Gods Among Us. head on past the break to check out this edition of the GenGAMEcast and follow us on Twitch to watch us record the show live on Thursdays!
For those wondering who picked the show title, it was Kevin.
It’s Sunday, and the new deals for retailers have left us in an abundance of deals. Target gets the top spot for offering up a $50 gift card with purchase of any Wii U system, as well as buy 2-get 1 free on any game. Best Buy and GameStop have a selection of games signifigantly marked down. If you have been holding out on picking up a Wii U and a set of games–this might be the week to do it. Read on to see the rest of the offers.
Gamespot had the jump on this story when they reported that IPL 6 would be cancelled, and today official word comes from IGN’s Kevin Knocke that the event has been cancelled, ticket fees and hotel reservations will be refunded, but offers no closure to those who booked flights to go to Las Vegas to either watch or compete. With the cancellation of IPL 6, the road to the league’s many championships has been closed.
Razer has given us an update on it’s flagship keyboard for 2013, and I decided to pick it up to see what mechanical keyboards were all about. For years I’ve been using a variety of keyboards–all non-mechanical, but this time, I decided that I was going to make the investment in a mechanical keyboard. Friends and fellow writers told me that mechanical keyboards have a better “feel” at the sacrifice of a quiet operating volume. Considering noise wasn’t really much of an issue to me, I wrote that concern off, and opened up my new 2013 edition Blackwidow.
Well, PlayStation 2013 has come and gone, relive the
madness announcements with Trevor Magnani, Kevin O’Rourke, and Benny Girard. We go through trailers, and what we felt were the best and worst parts of Sony’s announcements. First impressions are crucial, and the panel thought Sony did a good job creating a good first impression. Everyone was caught off guard when Bungie took the stage, and most of us thought we were hallucinating when Blizzard announced Diablo 3. Go beyond the break to catch this extra-trailer-infused episode of the GenGAMEcast.
Sony just announced the PlayStation 4 at their Playstation 2013 press event.
Andrew House calls it the most powerful platform yet. Jump inside for all of the details!
If you were worrying about OUYA’s availability come release time – worry no more. OUYA CEO Julie Uhrman spoke with with The Wall Street Journal about retail availability and pricing of OUYA. This interview has yielded probably some of the most exciting news yet. The console will still be just $99 with one controller, and will be available around June in real brick-and-mortar stores.
If you order online you will receive it a month early in May, and if you backed the initial Kickstarter – you’ll have your OUYA before April is out. In addition you will also be able to purchase the console through Amazon if you prefer.
Today Twitch announced the availability of a new service today that removes all pre-roll, mid-roll and almost every ad on the Twitch website. Twitch Turbo, which goes live at 12 Noon eastern time, is essentially a spiritual successor to the JTV Pro service. For $8.99/month, Turbo gives users special features in chat in addition to removing video ads. While the details are a bit sparce on what types of additional features are going to be available, all will be revealed when the service goes live later today.
Twitch is soliciting feedback on this service and asking it’s users to submit ideas on what they want in this service to make it worth their money. Head on past the break to read the full announcement, and note–Turbo goes live at noon Eastern Time.
We’ve taken the show back, retooled it, tossed in a green screen, and brought back your favorite casters to discuss the past few weeks of news. The plan going forward is to record a new live show every Thursday.
We want to know which ways you want to consume the podcast so we can better serve you going forward. If you prefer to listen to the podcast, watch the podcast, or even telepathically receive the podcast, please let us know in the comments. Head on past the break to check out the latest edition of the show, and be sure to tune in next week for the next episode.
League of Legends, one of the most popular free to play online games published by Riot Games is seeing a major change to it’s ranked matchmaking. Gone is the pure-ELO system, which changes a player’s rank after each game depending on win or loss and is adjusted depending on which team is favored to win. However in season 3 Riot will be introducing 6 tiers from bronze to challenger to place players and teams into. Each tier will be broken down into 5 divisions–although it is not clear what the breakdown of percentages will be, this system is designed to make playing ranked games more akin to competing in a grand scale tournament. As a team reaches 100 league points through winning games, they will enter a promotion series (Bo3 for division, Bo5 for tiers). Winning one of these series will advance your team to the next division or tier. Riot has created a system that might encourage more players to play ranked games even if they Possibly the most exciting portion of Riot’s press release is their “path to pro”.
Microsoft announced today that select Xbox Live arcade games will be playable on Windows 8 devices–including Windows RT tablets. This announcement brings back memories of Halo 2 for Vista, since prospective players will be forced into upgrading their computer to Windows 8 to get in on the action. While this is not the groundbreaking announcement many would be hoping for, the seeds planted by this announcement could lead to additional ports of Xbox Live Arcade exclusives to Windows. Head on past the break to see the official announcement video as well as the complete game list