After a short break from E3 the Gaming Marathon crew is back to discuss the somewhat disappointing 2017 Steam Summer Sale, a resolution to the 2K/Rockstar Games mod controversy and what we’ve been playing lately (or lack thereof). Next, it’s this week’s Rapid Fire News including IO Interactive is now officially independent and will keep their rights to Hitman, Atari unexpectedly confirms the company is working on a new console, Sega reveals the Sega Forever Collection for mobile retro gamers, Michel Ancel shows off the impressive scope and scale of Beyond Good & Evil 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered gets a standalone release, Nintendo officially reveals the greatly anticipated Super Nintendo Classic Edition bundled with two wired controllers and a very surprising previously unreleased SNES title and this week’s video game releases are discussed. Finally, Adam wraps up the show with a review of Arms on the Nintendo Switch.
Welcome to E3 2017 MADNESS!!! In the first installment of our E3 2017 coverage the Gaming Marathon crew recap the EA and Microsoft E3 press conferences in great detail, including the deliciously awkward E3 moments we all look forward to each year, as well as the exciting reveal of the Xbox One X. Up next it’s this week’s Rapid Fire News with Breaking Bad VR, Pokken Tournament Deluxe is coming to the Switch, Battleborn received a sizeable free trail, the creator of Super Meat Boy announces new project The End is Nigh, Shenmue 3 has been delayed to 2018, CD Projekt Red issues a statement on ransomed Cyberpunk 2077 design documents, Bandai Namco reveals Secret of the Maw DLC for Little Nightmares, Microsoft responds to a recent “grossly inaccurate” Xbox Live study and this week’s video game releases are discussed. We will return this Thursday with a second episode for the week covering the Bethesda, Devolver Digital, PC Gaming, Ubisoft, Sony and Nintendo E3 press conferences… We will see you then!
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This week the Gaming Marathon crew open the show with summer gaming plans, a long overdue Valve Steam Link hardware review and some Game Shaming. Next, it’s this week’s Rapid Fire News including IllFonic responds to Friday the 13th’s incredibly rocky launch, Supergiant Games’ party-based RPG Pyre gets a release date, June 2017 PS Plus titles, Square Enix and People Can Fly are working on a new IP, Middle-Earth: Shadow of War has been delayed to October 2017, Nintendo outlines new details and launch window for the Switch online service, the next Need for Speed title has been revealed and this week’s video game releases are discussed featuring Tekken 7, The Elder Scrolls Online: Morrowind, Guardians of the Galaxy: Episode 2 – Under Pressure and Dirt 4.
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Released May 16, 2017
Developer: Deck13 Interactive
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
The Surge is a game that wears its influences on its sleeve. In its gameplay, story presentation, and level design, it hearkens back to lessons learned from FROM Software’s Souls series. Like developer Deck13’s previous game, Lords Of The Fallen, it largely borrows from the Souls series. The Surge is well worth playing if you are craving more Souls-like gameplay, but it falls short in terms of overall polish, presentation, and stability. Continue reading “Asad Reviews: The Surge”
This week the guys open the show with another fantastic round of Dennis the Cynic retro gaming trivia followed by some Game Shaming. Next, it’s this week’s Rapid Fire News including details on the controversial reveal for Far Cry 5, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed to spring 2018, a Bioware writer suggests more Dragon Age is on the way, IO Interactive announces layoffs, Xbox Games with Gold for June 2017, artwork for a rumored Mario and Rabbids crossover RPG leaked online, Xbox Game Pass is coming soon, The King of Kong is turning into a nerdy musical, Seaman creator hints that more Seaman is on the way, Sonic Mania is rumored to release August 15th and this week’s video game releases are discussed. Finally, Asad wraps up the show with a review of The Surge on PC.
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