RadioRadar+ Podcast 50: Exploring an MMO bounty with Destiny and World of Warcraft

The Big Topic: Destiny’s new expansion, Rise of Iron
Further Discussion: What World of Warcraft looks like 12 years later
What we’re into: Forza Horizon 3’s… uh… horizons

It’s an MMO bonanza this week, as we dig into not one, but two big online games released in this. First up is Rise of Iron, Destiny’s (ostensibly) final bit of content before it’s replaced by whatever the heck Destiny 2 is. We then tap resident World of Warcraft fiends Sam Prell and Anna Washenko to discuss recent expansion Legion, and how much World of Warcraft has changed since its beginnings in 2004. Lastly, we discuss Microsoft’s solid open-world racer Forza Horizon 3, and whether or not it’s possible to be truly excited about an arcade racer any more.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Sam Prell (@samprell)
Anna Washenko (@AnnaGetsPithy)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 49: Cutting through the For Honor alpha, dissecting The Last Guardian’s old school feel

The Big Topic: For Honor’s surprisingly good alpha
Further Discussion: Lucas’ preview of The Last Guardian and Sam’s review of Recore
What we’re into: Tokyo Game Show!

Alright, folks, now the moment you’ve been waiting for: an in-depth discussion of Drive Girls, the game from the makers of Bushido Blade where anime girls turn into cars! Wait, no. No-one wants that.

Well, speaking of Bushido Blade, we do talk about the impression For Honor’s recent closed alpha left on us. We’ve also got some hands-on game talk, as Lucas dives into his preview of The Last Guardian, and Sam laments his time spent reviewing Recore. Lastly, we discuss some of the highlights from Tokyo Game Show 2016 – did you know that Death Stranding will be an open-world game with online elements?

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Sam Prell (@samprell)
Lucas Sullivan (@ljrepresent)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 48: Do we need the PS4 Pro?

The Big Topic: The PlayStation 4 Pro and Super Mario Run
Further Discussion: Hands-on with Final Fantasy 15 and World of Final Fantasy
What we’re into: Patchwork, Picross 3D Round 2

After the lull of Labor Day weekend, video games are back with a vengeance, baby. In a single day we got announcements for the PS4 Pro, Sony’s new console meant to cater to hardcore videophiles and tech obsessives, and Super Mario Run, an endless-ish runner designed by Nintendo for mobile devices – and we dig into their place in the industry and what they mean for their respective corporations. David Roberts reports on his lengthy hands-on time with Final Fantasy 15 and World of Final Fantasy, and we gush about the brilliant simplicity of portable games like Patchwork and Picross 3D Round 2.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 47: The upcoming games you might not know about

The Big Topic: The games of fall 2016 that you might not know about
Further Discussion: Reader mail!
What we’re (not) into: The Revenant

With Labor Day weekend and PAX Fever in full effect, the GamesRadar+ crew is kind of all over the place this week. We open the show discussing the very beautiful and very frustrating Oscar winner The Revenant, and move right along into a discussion of the upcoming fall games that may not be on your (I’m so sorry) GamesRadar, as well a few bits of reader mail.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 46: Metroid’s future, No Man’s Sky’s end, and the Super Nintendo’s 25th birthday

The Big Topic: Metroid Prime: Federation Force and our thoughts on the series’ future
Further Discussion: The endgame of No Man’s Sky and the distortion field of hype
What we’re into: The weird, unsung games of the Super Nintendo

Hey! The Super Nintendo turned 25 this month! It can rent a car! Sure, it’s got a ton of incredible classics like Chrono Trigger or The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, but we take some time to gush about the system’s unsung classics. We also dig into the bane of Anthony’s existence, Metroid Prime: Federation Force, and what place the series has in Nintendo’s lineup going forward, as well as No Man’s Sky bizarre end-game (mild spoilers!) and how we interact and engage with hype.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)
Sam Prell (@samprell)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 45: Deus Ex divides us and we rodeo Titanfall 2

The Big Topic: The puzzles of Deus Ex Go and the politics of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Further Discussion: The explosive Titanfall 2 pre-alpha tech test
What we’re into: Reigns’ darkly brilliant simplicity

Adam Jensen is back in a couple new Deus Ex games this week, and the GamesRadar+ crew convenes (not unlike the Illuminati) to chat about mobile entry Deus Ex Go, as well Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, the politically-charged sequel to 2011’s Human Revolution. We also reminisce about our experiences playing/getting dunked on in the Titanfall 2 pre-alpha tech test, and we gush about incredible and oft-surprising Tinder-inspired kingdom sim Reigns, out now on PC and mobile platforms.

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

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RadioRadar+ Podcast 44: Nintendo’s Metroid problem, No Man’s Sky divides us, and the best Final Fantasy movie ever

The Big Topic: The legality of fan games like Project AM2R
Further Discussion: The polarizing beauty of No Man’s Sky
What we’re into: Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy 15

COO of Bithell Games Alexander Sliwinski joins us this week for a podcast chock full of intelligent discussion, surprising revelations, and ’90s slow-jams. We open the show discussing Project AM2R – the recently released/DMCA’d Metroid fan remake which spent nearly a decade in development  – along with the legality of creating fan projects like this and whether they have a chance to exist in the 21st century. We move right along into a deep dive into No Man’s Sky – aka the cilantro of video games – and close out talking about Kingsglaive, the cinematic feature-length tie-in for Final Fantasy 15. And… it’s actually good? What?

Hosts:
Anthony John Agnello (@ajohnagnello)
Susan Arendt (@susanarendt)
David Roberts (@davidrobots)

Special guest:
Alexander Sliwinski (@sliwinski)

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