It’s the first episode of 2016, but before moving forward Ben insists on making Alex explain why she shed tears of joy after receiving a fanny pack full of Transformers for Christmas…
The new year has brought with it some actual gaming news, including a new approach to mod distribution for Fallout 4, the announcement of a new “Coleco” cartridge-based console, and a bunch of Oculus Rift and other virtual reality reveals. The team also discusses several of the exciting new 3DS games scheduled to be released in the first couple months of 2016.
Following the news is another edition of What You Been Playin’ Bro, in which Jared’s purchase of Pillars of Eternity leads to Ben pointing out that Jared is “such a glory days-er about everything”. Finally having found the time to play Fallout 4 over the holidays, Alex provides a spoiler-free rundown of her experience.
The final segment starts at the 47 minute mark as Alex, Ben and Jared launch into a spoiler-filled discussion of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. It’s a conversation that is equal parts review, analysis, and debate as each host talks about what did and didn’t work for them. No fanboy crap here (apart from Ben’s love of Adam Driver) – just a thorough discussion of characters, plot, and how well everything came together.
Episode 29: Made Out Of Pure Recessive Genes
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