Siege Breakers Sessions #2: Black Friday Madness

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The Siege Breakers Sessions podcast returns post-Thanksgiving with our round up of what the gang did during our holiday including all the Black Friday purchases we made from all the choices from Steam to Greenman Gaming.

We got derailed for a moment as J.A. was asked to talk about some of the horrible tech support experiences he had during his time working in phone support.

From there we moved into more League of Legend talk were the discussion quickly turned to the need or lack of need for a surrender button and that far too many games have been turned around after someone has called for the team to give up.

The EA hate returned in some form as J.A. admitted to purchasing the premium edition of Battlefield 4 during Black Friday while Magnolia has sword off all EA purchases even the next Mass Effect to Mighty D’s surprise.

Guild Wars 2 make a topic appearance due to Mighty D’s mentioning missing out on the beginning of World of Warcraft.

Finally Magnolia filled us in on the changes we can expect with DirectX 12 and how we will get better performance from out CPU’s which will mean better gameplay and longevity for newer and older systems using the Windows 10 platform.

Warning: The Siege Breakers Sessions Podcast is NSFW and and contains adult language, seriously if you get easily offended stay out.

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M A M E of the Game: Nosgoth


In this episode of M.A.M.E. of the Game we take a small break from Retrogaming and try out Nosgoth the free-to-play multiplayer action game developed by Psyonix and published by Square Enix.

More on Nosgoth:

Nosgoth is a spin-off of the Legacy of Kain series and takes place in that fictional universe and puts you a player versus player system in which each match consists of two rounds. The teams are split amongst the races: Vampires, which are designed around hack and slash combat and humans, which are more styled after third-person shooters. Between rounds, teams switch to control the opposing race. The team which accumulates the most points by fighting their counterparts wins the match.

ROOT PC Gameplay

We play through the first three levels of Root the cyber espionage themed FPS game by Digital Tribe Games and Deep Fried Enterprises.

Step into the inexpensive loafers of expert hacker Edward Summerton. Roll up your sleeves, pop your collar and brew a pot of coffee, because today you’re going to breach the networks of a mysterious and powerful corporation.

During this undertaking of corporate crypto-espionage you will face many hostile programs, but your most dangerous enemy is the man who designed them. The Systems Administrator built the System from the ground up and holds immense power within the network. He will use the limitless resources at his disposal to prevent you from achieving your goal: total ROOT access to the System.

Steam Store Page: store.steampowered.com/app/393610

Website: deepfriedenterprises.com/root.html

Siege Breakers Sessions #1: Star Citizen 2.0 & More

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Many moons ago we decided to create a podcast where everyone who contributed to Obsolete Gamer could come on and talk about what we loved, gaming. We got together at a local radio Miami station and began recording shows. Overtime, we started interviewing guests and then moved to our offices and changed to our Skype and YouTube format, but we always kept a podcast format as well because that’s where we started.

We wanted a podcast only show that was more gaming focused and so Siege Breaker Sessions was created based off of a group of gamers we play a variety of games with. These podcasts will cover mainly PC games, but we may talk some console games as well, however it mainly be about what we have played, what we are playing and what we are looking forward to in the world of video games.

In our very first episode we began talking about the game that all of us have been intrigued with since the beginning, Star Citizen and with 2.0 we were all dying to see what would be coming next. We went over some of the hopes and our concerns we had for the upcoming game.

We then moved on to Fallout 4 which took the attention of much of the Obsolete Gamer staff when it was released, so much so it affected the guest booking of the Obsolete Gamer Show. There was some discussion about how for one person it was not all they expected, but it turned out it was their own fault for the choices they made in the game.

Next, we talked briefly about the final StarCraft 2 campaign and the end of that series before talking a bit about mobile games and the strange celebrities that have showed up in commercials for them. There was a little EA bashing and disappointment over Star Wars Battlefront as well and with good reason as you will hear.

Finally, many of us got wrapped up when Blizzards, Heroes of the Storm was released. We played it a lot, but soon found ourselves returning to Riot games League of Legends, so we did a little comparison and discussed the differences and why we made the switch.

All in all it was a good first podcast and we think you will enjoy it so give it a listen and leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

Warning: The Siege Breakers Sessions Podcast is NSFW and and contains adult language, seriously if you get easily offended stay out.

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The Obsolete Gamer Show #6: Isaiah-Triforce Johnson

We welcome CEO and founder of Empire Arcadia, world record holder and classic gamer, Isaiah-Triforce Johnson to the show this week for a candid conversation about his early days of gaming from playing his first videos games on the Game and Watch to tearing it up in the arcades of New York.

There was no subject off the table from his thoughts on gamers today to the controversy surrounding his company and how some people in the gaming community view him. Triforce wanted to set the record straight on a number of issues and we let him say his peace.

Guild Wars 2: The Begining – PC Gameplay


We play through the first 15 minutes of Guild Wars 2.

Guild Wars 2 is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by ArenaNet and published by NCsoft. Set in the fantasy world of Tyria, the game follows the re-emergence of Destiny’s Edge, a disbanded guild dedicated to fighting the Elder Dragons, a Lovecraftian species that has seized control of Tyria in the time since the original Guild Wars. The game takes place in a persistent world with a story that progresses in instanced environments.

Beyond the Game Trailer of Root

We go beyond the game trailer of Root the cyber espionage themed FPS game by Digital Tribe Games and Deep Fried Enterprises and speak to creators about what you can expect when you enter their world.

Step into the inexpensive loafers of expert hacker Edward Summerton. Roll up your sleeves, pop your collar and brew a pot of coffee, because today you’re going to breach the networks of a mysterious and powerful corporation.

During this undertaking of corporate crypto-espionage you will face many hostile programs, but your most dangerous enemy is the man who designed them. The Systems Administrator built the System from the ground up and holds immense power within the network. He will use the limitless resources at his disposal to prevent you from achieving your goal: total ROOT access to the System.

Steam Store Page: Get Root here 
WebsiteDeep Fried Enterprises

M.A.M.E of the Game: Starbound

We get lost in space with the fantastic building adventure game from Chucklefish titled, Starbound!

Check it out at: http://playstarbound.com/

In Starbound, you take on the role of a character who’s just fled from their home planet, only to crash-land on another. From there you’ll embark on a quest to survive, discover, explore and fight your way across an infinite universe.

You’ll encounter procedurally generated creatures and weapons, discover populated villages and abandoned temples. Explore planets dotted with dungeons, eyeball trees and treasure. Make use of over a hundred materials and over one thousand in-game objects to build a sprawling modern metropolis or a sleepy secluded cabin in the woods, and do all of it alone or with friends!

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Actifail, The Game Awards Nominees

What do you do when 95% of your staff is playing Fallout 4 and not working on show prep and booking guests? You focus on your roots and talk gaming, gaming, and gaming.

First up we discussed a few little things Activision could have purchased with the 5.9 Billion dollars they spent on Candy Crush such as LucasFilms or Marvel for example.

Next up we received the nominees for the 2015 Game Awards and discussed each of the prime categories. The Game Awards will take place live on December 3, 2015 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and will be streamed simultaneously on gaming screens globally via a range of partners, including go90, YouTube, Twitch, Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and TheGameAwards.com.

Now the nominees were pretty console and Triple A heavy as well with big names such as Bloodborne, Fallout 4, Metal Gear Solid V, Super Mario Maker, The Witcher 3 and Halo 5, but there were also some Indie games like, Ori and the Blind Forest, Her Story and Rocket League. However we felt there was a lot missing, but what can you do, it is the way of many gaming award shows.

Finally we talked some StarCraft 2, Legacy of the Void and got a non-spoiler review and opinion on the final campaign of the series from our friend and hardworking OG member Magnolia.

All in all a good show, very game heavy with lots of game footage from the nominees so check it out and as always let us know what you think.

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Richard Morgan

We welcome author Richard Morgan to the show to talk about the release of his gamebook based on his series, A Land Fit for Heroes which you can find on ITunes, Android and Amazon. It was great to talk writing, his work on Crysis 2, Syndicate and what you can expect from picking up his gamebooks and if you haven’t read the, A Land Fit for Heroes series you should.


You can view the interview directly here – https://youtu.be/oax01GxdZPQ?t=20m21s

You can find A Land fit For Heroes on Google Play & iTunes

Locally, we visited TigerDirect’s Tech Bash 2016 which is a convention held at the Miami Marlins park here in Miami which features current and upcoming releases of technology. We put together a cool montage featuring some of the systems we checked out while at the event.

 

The Obsolete Gamer Show: Robyn “Sheba Baby” Brown

The Obsolete Gamer show welcomes two people who for them gaming is an important part of their life in different ways. In our first interview we talked with Robyn “Sheba Baby” Brown who among many other things including being an event manager for SuperCon2K is a professional gamer and part of team EMP.

We talked with her about her gaming background how she got into professional gaming and the challenges she faced being a female gamer and being on a team that has faced controversy.

For those of you who have been fans of Obsolete Gamer for a while, you will know we started as a classic gaming website and love all things Retrogaming. Our second interview featured Eli from Piko Interactive a company that develops and publishes new and previously released games for classic consoles. Imagine playing Duke Nukem 3D for the Sega Genesis, yes, you can do that!

We talked with Eli about his company, his gaming background and some of his favorite classic games. Fans of vintage games will really want to check this one out.

In our talk segments we also covered YouTube Red and the changes that will bring to the YouTube universe and about Star Wars Storm-troopers invading the Great Wall of China, all that and more in this episode of the Obsolete Gamer Show.

Follow Robyn “Sheba Baby” Brown @TheGamingDiva

Follow J.A. Larauqe @JALaraque

Check out Piko Interactive at: https://www.pikointeractive.com/