Episode 69: CoD: Black Ops 2

The latest Call of Duty game, Black Ops 2, was released with generally good reviews critically, and extraordinarily mixed user reviews.  Eric and Will weigh in with their thoughts.  How does it stack up to the first Black Ops?  Is it better than Halo 4?  Zombies?  These questions are answered in the first segment of the episode for a change.  There is also a link below for the Sui Generis kickstarter page. Here's the notes:

00:01:00- Main Segment

00:33:18- Nibble Bits

-Dan- Xbox 360 supports 32 GB USB drives, New Guild Wars 2 player event, Gearbox announces new Borderlands 2 DLC

-Will- Star Wars The Old Republic is now free-to-play, Final episode of The Walking Dead game is coming out Tuesday Nov. 20, DragonBorn DLC for Skyrim details, next Call of Duty will be, yet, another Modern Warfare game

-Corey- Microsoft sent gifts to long time Xbox Live subscribers, Gabe Newell inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame, Spike TV announced their video game award nominees

-Eric- New Tiger Woods game is letting you have 20 starting courses instead of 16, Black Friday deals

00:52:19 Our Weeks

-Corey- Sick, Xbox 360, explored his area

-Dan- Sick, iTunes issue, new phone battery, watching Firefly

-Eric- Buffalo Bill’s games

-Will- Sick, Assassin’s Creed III resolution

-Hockey Talk-

01:26:03- Feedback

01:45:41- Round Table

-Dan- Kickstarter project for Sui Generis

-Will- Xbox Live Gamerscore and Friendships

-Corey- Camping discussion

02:01:27- What We’ve Played

-Group Halo Discussion-

-Corey- Curiosity

-Eric- Fifa

-Will- Assassin’s Creed III

-Dan- Guild Wars 2

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Episode 68: Halo 4

Halo 4 is finally out, so we give our initial impressions of Microsoft's flagship gaming franchise.  This is the first installment in a new trilogy starring Master Chief from new developer 343 Industries.  Find out if the multiplayer is as good as you've been hearing (in our opinion) and if it holds up to the standard set by previous titles.  Here's the notes:

00:00:19 – Teasers

-Xbox Smartglass App, Lego Lord Of The Rings

00:00:35 – Nibble Bits

-Dan- THQ delays some of its more popular games, Microsoft released plans for a gaming tablet, Ubisoft confirms Watchdogs for 2013

-Will- Xbox Smartglass App released, Microsoft Halo 4 mulitplayer promotion

-Corey- Call of Duty Black Ops II leaked onto the Internet, Diablo III will be getting an Expansion for 2013

-Eric- Assassin’s Creed Anthology, Wii U Kiosks in coming to stores, Bethesda new DLC called Dragonborn

00:07:49 – Our Weeks

-Corey- Hurricane Sandy damage, Guild Wars 2, Nor’easter

-Will- High School football games

-Eric- Buffalo Bills game

-Dan- New York Giants game

00:22:09 – Main Segment

00:53:36 Feedback

01:32:29

-Dan- Xbox Smartglass

-Will- Starcraft 2 Hearts of the Swarm

-Corey- Guy remembers his gaming buddy in his will

-Eric- Politics

02:01:38 – What We’ve Played

-Eric- Assassin’s Creed III

-Will- Modern Warfare 2

-Dan- Assassin’s Creed 3, Guild Wars 2

-Corey- Assassin’s Creed 3, Guild Wars 2

Episode 67: Assassin's Creed 3

The greatly anticipated Assassin's Creed 3 finally came out this week, amidst the ravaging of hurricane Sandy.  Of the two Athletes that ordered the game online, only Dan got his copy, with Will still waiting.  Corey was able to secure a digital copy from the PS3 game store, and Eric picked up his copy from a local GameStop. The Brooklyn studio was fine throughout the storm for those that were wondering, here's the notes:

00:01:02- Teasers

-Halo 4 Reviews, Corey played Guild Wars 2 and Borderlands 2

00:01:45- Nibblebits

-Dishonored releasing challenge map DLC, Dead Island Riptide DLC in December, G4 cancelling all of it's gaming programming at the end of the year, Disney purchased Lucasfilms for $4.05 billion, Star Wars 1313 will be unaffected by the acquisition

00:15:17- Our Weeks

-Corey- Hurricane Sandy, Brooklyn studio okay in the storm

-Dan- Windows 8, Halloween

-Will- Halloween Festivities, Sinister

-Eric- Halloween party, Bills didn't play, traded in some games

00:36:35- Main Segment- Assassin's Creed 3

01:25:58 -Feedback

02:02:40- Roundtable

-Halo 4 reviews, reviewer/developer relationships,

02:25:30-What we Played

-Corey- Guild Wars 2, Borderlands 2, Civilization 5, Torchlight 2

-Dan- Along with Corey and Will, beat Torchlight 2, beat Borderlands 2 DLC

-Will- Diablo 2

-Eric- Just Assassin's Creed 3