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 45: Gaming 101: Consoles

In this new episode type, Gaming 101, the Athletes touch on the broadest topic of all; consoles.  We break down the different consoles and talk exclusives as well as play some favorites.  Here's the notes:

 

00:01:45- Nibble Bits

00:10:30- what we did

 Corey- Girlfriend’s birthday, took her out to celebrate

 Eric-   Eric bought an iPhone, possibly joining an indoor soccer league

 Will-   Started working again on the golf course, neeeeeds $$$ and is accepting

                        donations

 Dan-    Videogames help with driving? Listen to Dan’s story to find out how!

00:21:38 Return from break/main segment- Consoles and Exclusives

The Athletes talk about all the current generation consoles as well as the ever present PC. They  also talk about different exclusive games that you can only purchase for certain consoles.

01:27:41- return from break/feedback/news

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News- 01:33:35

Will- Cloud article

Corey-  Mario in Noir style

Eric- Video game detractors are becoming weirder and weaker & How video games and     

         porn are ruining a generation)

Dan- Sony interrupting game play with commercials

02:02:21 -What we played

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