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.
Its a mixed bag over Two Old Gamers HQ this month. With the launch of two new pieces of shiny PlayStation hardware, one of us is very happy. The other had to play Mafia III. Mike and Mark catch up with PSVR, PS Pro, jumping back into Destiny and The Division. Also there is Marks attempt to defend No Man’s Sky for probably the last time. Finally we discuss the Nintendo Switch and what we are looking forward to in 2017.
If we don’t get sat down in the same room before the new year, Have a great Christmas and may your new year be in Virtual Reality!
Its that time of year again. Mike (PSN: Catseyez) and Mark (PSN: TechnoSlash) jam themselves into a fast car and joined by special guest (Burhan PSN: EX05K3l3T0N_BS) talk all things gaming on the way to the largest gaming expo this side of Los Angeles!
This time we apologise to Destiny, defend No Mans Sky to the bitter end and look forward to PSVR! Stay tuned to the end for some of our impression on the way home from EGX too! It was an expensive trip for some of us!
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...
Welcome back Agent! Mike and Mark record what may be their final podcast due to some new that Mike read on the internet. Will it be a quick dash to safety or certain doom?
Also, they look at Ratchet & Clank on PS4, Tom Clancy’s The Division, games that we haven’t played and our upcoming pre-orders. Ending the podcast off is current dissapointment and a trip into our Retro Corner to look at the games that made us the gamers we are today.
Its been awhile, but Episode 3 is here at last! What a treat we have for you as well! I finally got a recording set-up that doesn’t cause peoples ears to bleed, so that’s nice.
On the show, we delve into what we have (or haven’t) been playing, the trend of walking games,the future of VR and game of the moment, Far Cry Primal. Which Mike seems to like a lot. Also, we both talk about our thoughts after The Division open beta. There is also time for a little Destiny chat as always.
Also, Check our new intro music composed and recorded by Mike, pretty rocking!
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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.