Episode 04 - We Want It Now

November 20, 2017

Episode 4 - We Want it Now

Email:  badfodderfigures@gmail.com
Phone: 508-659-BFFS

Host: Mike
Co-Hosts: Matt, Jeremy, Eric
Intro:

- Thanksgiving plans/traditions
- Black Friday deals
- Star Wars BF 2 debacle
https://www.ea.com/games/starwars/battlefront/battlefront-2/news/pre-launch-update
- Extra Life - Dec 1-3 - http://tiny.cc/capnmikem
- $60 giveaway - https://gleam.io/2tQVs/bad-fodder-figures-holiday-giveaway

Voice Mails (508-659-BFFS)

Question from Mark (TeamChaos)
I wonder how much a guy like Doc could affect a games developement, like do you think devs listen to streamers/pro players?

Question from Larry:
What up badfodderfigures,

Quick question about have your gaming habits changed from when you first game, then how you game now. Example: I use to play almost 12 hrs a day and weekends longer, but now do to work, wife, and kids my time per day cut down to 1-3 hrs and weekends 6-8.

NEWS:
Notable releases:
Monster of the Deep: Final Fantasy XV
Planet of the Apes: Lost Frontier

PC/VR/Multi-platforms:
Ghost Recon PvP gets much needed update
https://kotaku.com/ghost-recon-pvp-gets-the-update-it-sorely-needed-1820552971

Cyberpunk 2077 to feature some online component
http://www.pcgamer.com/cyberpunk-2077-will-include-online-elements-to-ensure-long-term-success-says-cd-projekt/

Middle Earth: Shadow of War getting 5 FREE updates before 2018
http://www.pcgamer.com/middle-earth-shadow-of-war-to-get-five-free-updates-before-2018/

Marvel Heroes Omega shutting down
https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/15/16656948/marvel-heroes-shuts-down-gazillion-entertainment

Xbox:
Safe mode for SOMA
http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/news/soma-coming-to-xbox-one-in-december-w512098

 

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Episode 03 - It’s Thicker Than Others

November 13, 2017

Episode 3 - It's Thicker Than Others

Email: badfodderfigures@gmail.com
Phone: 508-659-BFFS

Host: Mike
Co-Hosts: Matt, Jeremy, Eric
Intro:

Matt’s backyard adventures in the cold
Jeremy’s new purchase
X1X impressions
COD XP drama

Voice Mails (508-659-BFFS)

Question from Bibbers:
What do your guys figure the average longevity of a good game should be? 1 year? 6 months?
I know I have several games that hold my attention for a few months, but then die off when the next big thing comes along. So let’s hear it, longevity and how can developers keep the community engaged.

Comment from HolyGoalie:
Playing games in 4K on the PS4 pro is great. But now when I play on my Xbox S , it looks blurry. As stupid as that sounds. So yeah now I gotta look into an Xbox X at some point too keep everything the same graphically across both platforms. The struggle is real as they say. But once you play in 4K there really is no going back. Enjoying the new show.

What we’ve been playing:
Mike: Fortnite, COD, various X1X titles
Matt: CoD, More Zelda, Super Mario Bros, slot machines on phone and tablet
Jeremy: Doom, Warframe, Terrance Clandy’s Ghostlands Wild Recon
Eric: COD, VR Worlds 2, Older XB1 games on the X (Madden, Forza 7, Tomb Raider), Super Lucky's Tale, Overwatch, Mario Odyssey, Star Wars Battlefront 2 (EA Access),

NEWS:
Notable releases:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
L.A. Noire
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2
Star Wars Battlefront II

PC/VR/Multi-platforms:
Humvee sues Activision over COD:
https://jalopnik.com/humvee-maker-sues-activision-for-trademark-infringement-1820264721

Bush Wookies now in Fortnite
http://www.pcgamer.com/you-can-turn-into-a-bush-in-fortnite-battle-royale-now-and-its-as-stupid-as-it-is-incredible/

Another BR game to enter the market?
https://www.polygon.com/2017/11/12/16640520/crytek-warface-battle-royale-mode

PlayStation:
Destiny 2 to receive PS4 Pro and X1X updates on 12/5
https://www.bungie.net/en/News/Article/46467

Warframe’s Plains of Eidolon update on 11/14 for consoles
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2017/11/warframes_big_open_world_update_lands_on_ps4_next_week_for_free

Nintendo:
Hulu now available on Nintendo Switch
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/nintendo-switch-quietly-introduces-its-first-video/1100-6454815/

Zelda: BoTW receives large update
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/big-new-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-update-out-now-he/1100-6454844/

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Episode 02 - Hacked Toys

November 6, 2017

Episode 2 - Hacked Toys

Host: Mike
Co-Hosts: Matt, Jeremy, Eric

Email: badfodderfigures@gmail.com
Phone: 508-659-BFFS

Intro:

Discussion around cable cutting and who has done what, due to the this announcement of YouTube TV:
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/30/16570626/youtube-tv-app-apple-tv-roku-xbox-one-android-tv

Xbox One X launch week
Maybe more follow up from the discussion Jeremy and Aaron were having on Twitter?
Excitement level?
4K assets making some games come in around 180GB:
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/11/02/quantum-break-with-xbox-one-x-enhancements-balloons-to-178gb.aspx

Voice Mails (508-659-BFFS)
Fred French
Los

Question from TeamChaosTheory:
When do you think Playstation will start releasing info about its next gen system? Do you think microsoft might have jumped the gun with the Xbox1X, are the hardware improvements really that vast?

What we’ve been playing;
Mike: Fortnite, Wolfenstein, Shadow of Mordor, CoD WW2, Super Mario Odyssey
Matt: Call of Duty
Jeremy: Injustice 2, Doom
Eric: Shadow of War, Call of Duty, MARIO ODYSSEY, Wolfenstein, Hidden Agenda

NEWS:
Notable releases:
Horizon Zero Dawn DLC
Hand of Fate 2
Need for Speed: Payback
Super Lucky’s Tale

PC/VR/Multi-platforms:

PUBG releases on December 12th, includes new map
https://www.pcgamesn.com/playerunknowns-battlegrounds/pubg-desert-map-release-date

Bluehole to get more aggressive with cheaters
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/11/04/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-begins-cracking-down-on-cheaters.aspx

PlayStation:
New trailers from Paris Games Week
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/10/31/roundup-the-biggest-updates-announcements-from-paris-games-week-2017/

Nintendo:
LA Noire physical version requires a 14GB download
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-11-02-la-noires-switch-physical-edition-requires-14gb-download-to-play

2mil copies ( or ⅓ of Switch owners) sold for Mario Odyssey
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-31-super-mario-odyssey-sells-2m-copies-in-three-days-nintendo-estimates

Xbox:
Rally the troops promotion
https://www.xbox.com/en-US/promotions/rally-the-troops?ocid=Evergreen_soc_omc_xbo_tw_Photo_lrn_11.1.7

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Episode 01 - Maple Red

October 30, 2017

Episode 01 - Maple Red

Host: Mike
Co-Hosts: Matt, Jeremy, Eric

Email: badfodderfigures@gmail.com
Phone: 508-659-BFFS

Intro:

Halloween stuff
- What’s your budget for decorations/candy
- Like a Mini-xmas

Loot Crates
- Good for Business
- Bad for weak minded

Extra Life info from Robop1g:
Big day is Nov 4th this year, my link for donations is tiny.cc/robop1g and team page is tiny.cc/g4g Our team is currently 28th out of 4549 teams, we could use everyones help to try and reach our goal of being a top 50 team this year. And if they want to give our twitch channel a follow its twitch.tv/good4gaming

Question from TeamChaosTheory:
With digital becoming the norm over physical copies of games, do you think the incentive for big box stores to carry consoles will dwindle? The manufacturers (sony,microsoft, nintendo) generally sell the console at a minimal profit, or even at a loss and get the stores to not mark up the consoles too high, they make most of their money on the games. So, basically less physical games in the wild. less profit for retailers, how will they react in the future or next gen even? Hopefully that wasn't too confusing lol

Piggyback off this question with PUBG physical release:
https://www.vg247.com/2017/10/23/playerunknowns-battlegrounds-xbox-one-version-will-have-a-physical-release/

What we’ve been playing;
Mike: Fortnite, Wolfenstein
Matt: Zelda link between worlds, fortnight PVE, baseball
Jeremy: Injustice 2, Warframe, Hitman
Eric: Fortnite, Overwatch Halloween Event, Rec Room VR

NEWS:
Notable releases:
MARIO ODYSSEY!!!
Wolfenstein 2
AssCreedOrigins
CODWW2

PC/VR/Multi-platforms:
Fortnite updates
https://www.epicgames.com/fortnite/en-US/news/fortnitemares-update-1-8-patch-notes

Deadlier Blue Zone now in PUBG
http://www.pcgamer.com/pubgs-deadlier-blue-zone-has-arrived-the-farther-you-are-from-safety-the-more-damage-you-take

PlayStation:
PlayStation showcase in Paris tomorrow
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/10/27/monday-paris-games-week-2017-brings-a-new-playstation-media-showcase/

Xbox:
13 OG Xbox games now available via backwards compatibility
http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/10/23/first-13-original-xbox-games-announced-for-xbox-one-compatibility

MS kills off the Kinect
http://www.rollingstone.com/glixel/news/microsoft-discontinues-production-of-the-kinect-w510164

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Episode 00 - The Prologue

October 19, 2017

Welcome to Bad Fodder Figures! 

The latest, greatest, FREE, podcast about to take over the video game community! Consisting of members from past shows such as Gamers In Beta, The 40Cast, and Dads Getting Grounded. Our weekly gaming related show will consist of news and personal experiences but delivered with the humor we're known for and fueled (more often than not) with a good beer in hand.

Enjoy Episode 00 (Host: CapnMikeM / Co-host: DeviousMrMatt)

Email: badfodderfigures@gmail.com
Phone: 508-659-BFFS

What we’ve been playing;
Mike: Fortnite
Matt: Baseball, Fortnite, Zelda on 2DS

NEWS:
Notable releases:

Elex
Gran Turismo Sport
Megaton Rainfall
South Park: The Fractured But Whole
Rogue Trooper Redux

PC/VR/Multi-platforms:

EA responds to criticism from Beta
https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2017/10/13/ea-respond-to-star-wars-battlefront-2-loot-crate-concerns/

PUBG Desert Map Reveal
http://www.pcgamer.com/hands-on-with-pubgs-desert-map-and-vaulting-system-plus-exclusive-new-screens/

Destiny 2 end game complaints
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/destiny-2-dev-is-discussing-endgame-improvements-w/1100-6454044/

At least check the player count for LawBreakers on PC was 10 people
https://www.pcgamesn.com/lawbreakers/lawbreakers-player-count

PlayStation:
Horizon Zero Dawn DLC on track for Nov 7 release
https://blog.us.playstation.com/2017/10/12/horizon-zero-dawn-the-frozen-wilds-explore-the-northern-wasteland-of-the-cut/

Xbox:
Cuphead Sells Over 1 Million Copies Already On PC And Xbox One
https://www.gamespot.com/articles/cuphead-sells-over-1-million-copies-already-on-pc-/1100-6454062/

Phil Spencer’s recent comments towards Sony
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/10/14/xbox-head-phil-spencer-doesn-39-t-like-paying-for-console-exclusive-content.aspx
https://www.thurrott.com/xbox/141343/phil-spencer-sony-blocking-minecraft-cross-platform-play

 

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