TOGcast Episode 10 – Now on YouTube.
With Yakuza 0 Gameplay!
Two podcasts in one month! Welcome to the more regular future of TOGCast. Mike and Mark meet up to talk about the big Nintendo reveal, January gaming and a actual hands on with the latest in the epic Yakuza series, Yakuza 0.
We even discuss financing options for 4K Upgrades and the use of loan sharks.
After the wall of silence, Hello Games surprised us all on Friday with a cryptic news post about a new patch. Dubbed the Foundation Patch, as it is meant to be the start of things to come. Then all of sudden on a sleepy Sunday morning, the full patch notes dropped on the No Man’s Sky website (You can see them here) followed by the actual patch downloading on to my PS4.
Rather then trying to write up my impressions of patch, I thought I would try that new fangled YouTube to make a video detailing the changes and my first attempts at a new world.
I have been searching for a particular game for a long time. Way back in my Acorn Electron days, I though it would be fantastic if I had a game that mashed Elite and Strykers Run. Then I had the same feeling when I got my PC and wished there was a way to mash X-Wing and Dark Forces together to make the ultimate space game. I wanted to explore the surface of a planet, jump in my trusty spaceship and blast off to the next galaxy for more adventure. Frontier: Elite II came close but nothing has really given me the game I wanted since I was a kid.
Then came a new hope in 2013, a small indie company based out of Guildford, made up of ex EA employees, called Hello Games revealed to the world what they had been working on...
The Division came out of hiding this week with a closed beta, that I was able to get access to . Ubisoft have a lot riding on this game after a less than stellar 2015. First shown at E3 back in 2013 with a stunning trailer that gave a glimpse of what our next gen future could look like and it looked mighty fine. Since then the reality of these current consoles has hit home and Ubisoft have fallen foul of this on a number of occasions. With Watch Dogs final visual quality compared to its original E3 showing and Assassin’s Creed Unity’s issues. I, like many others, had not expected much of The Division and for me it had dropped off the radar.
This past weekend though, Ubisoft launched a closed beta and I was able to get a key for it and spend some time with the latest in the Tom Clancy series. All I can say is I liked it!
It will come as no surprise to some people that I am a bit of a Star Wars fanboy. Let me correct that, I am a renewed Star Wars fan after JJ brought back the faith back in December and having had a Christmas that may of had a theme to it…
Star Wars is back in my life big time and whilst Star Wars Battlefront, and its future DLC, scratches that original trilogy itch, there is not a game for The Force Awakens (that does not involve the purchase of more plastic figures that I cannot hide from the family). Thankfully, Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens was announced for pretty much every platform available. The game is coming out on 28th June 2016. Which is around the same time as the home release of the film itself. The game will not only bring the story of The Force Awakens to the Lego universe, it will focus on content exploring the time between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.
Breaking news! The Uncharted 4 Multiplayer beta that is meant to launch on Friday has been brought forward to tomorrow. From 5pm GMT Thursday 3rd December, you can download and take part in the beta. The only provision is that you purchased the Nathan Drake Collection. The beta will be accessible from within the collections main menu and will require a 7GB download.
The details of what is included in the beta are still under wraps, but it wont be long for you to find out. The beta runs until the 13th December, giving you a whole 10 days to get hands on with Naughty Dogs newest game. In the meantime lets take a look at Paris Games Week Trailer.
If you told me that this week I would be writing about a Destiny referal program… well to be honest I may not of been that surprised. Destiny got good with the launch of The Taken King in September, then it got dirty with arrival of micro-transactions for emotes. Now it seems it wants to turn you into a digital pusher. This feels a little weird…
A week after its release and my love affair with Star Wars Battlefront shows no end at present. Away from my feelings on Battlefront, other people are not too happy with the game. Gamer’s are stating that the game is too shallow and the lacks any feel of progression and many of the modes are not interesting. On top of this is the shameless way EA have gone about promoting the Season Pass for this. To the degree that the “Season Pass” is an option on the menu of the game. EA/DICE have been quick to respond to this any hopefully but the player base at ease.
One of the toughest parts of The Taken King was watching all of those wonderful Year One exotic guns turn to crap overnight. Including my beloved Mida Multi Tool. Only a few Year One exotics were given new Year Two updates and that meant that for many there beloved guns were now useless.
Not anymore! Bungie annoucned over the weekend that in the December update, many Year One exotics are coming back to the game with full Year Two updates. Included in the update will be:
In all the excitement last week of The Taken King. I almost forgot that Rockstar released the latest GTA V update. The new update added Freemode events to GTA Online. These freemode events are activities you can just jump straight into with out having to enter tedious lobbies or matchmaking. I have not tried these out yet. This is because I have been to engrossed in the other edition to PS4 and Xbox One versions of GTA V, The Rockstar Editor.