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The Gamesmen, Episode 66 – Peripheral Theft

tGm66Join Hardlydan, and Amras89 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about the new Guitar HeroRyu might be coming to Smash Bros, Hearthstone finally coming to smartphones, a WayForward Apple watch game, more Konami and Kojima drama, a possible Sailor Moon game, modding a 3DS into PC remote desktop, and the Star Wars Battlefront reveal. Games discussed are Elite: Dangerous, Minecraft, and Grand Theft Auto V.

  • Grand Theft Auto V – “Prologue”
  • Minecraft – “Moog City”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 65 – A Lazy Story

tGm65Join Amras89, Hardlydan, and Djleeroy85 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about the original GTA developers thoughts on the upcoming drama, the announcement of Monster Hunter Stories, the new Path of Exile expansion, a Farming Simulator 15 trailer, the sequel to Fantasy Life, the reveal of Black Ops 3, the Total War Battles: Kingdom open beta, a 12 year-old explaining the hidden cost of playing as a woman, the Ubisoft tablet game combating lazy eye condition, and the Ride demo. Games discussed are Elite: Dangerous, Dark Souls 2, Lazy Eye Tetris, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Pokemon Shuffle, League of Heroes, Minecraft, and Hearthstone.

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution – “First and Last”
  • Pokemon Shuffle – “Mega Evolution”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 64 – The Master Race

tGm64Join Hardlydan, Amras89, and B1gBadDaddy for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about the latest Nintendo Direct, Sony shutting down OnLive, Quantum Break being delayed, a Gameboy iPhone shell, Elite: Dangerous comes to Steam, and Kinect no longer being made for Windows. Games discussed are Legend of Grimrock 2, ECCO: The Tides of Time, Life is Strange, Game of Thrones, Minecraft, Elite: Dangerous, Alien Isolation, Star Citizen, and Microsoft Flight Sim X.

  • Life is Strange – “Something Good”
  • ECCO: The Tides of Time – “Tube of Medusa”

Show Notes:

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The Gamesmen, Episode 63 – Reverence in Remembrance

tGm63Join Amras89 and Hardlydan for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about the Wii U getting cross-platform compatible multiplayer, Resident Evil 7 possibly coming this fall, Zelda Wii U being delayed, another swatting teenager, the PlayStation 4 update, YouTube coming out with a streaming service, Konami about Hideo Kojima, and a Half LIfe 2 mod. Games discussed are Elite: Dangerous, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Ori and the Blind Forest, Super Motherload, Legend of Grimrock 2, The Golf Club, and Ship Simulator Extremes.

  • Legend of Grimrock – “Main Theme”
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriot – “Old Snake”

Show Notes:

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Why Nintendo Should Have Party Chat

Nintendo Chat SiteWith the news of Splatoon being the most recent in the line of games not receiving online chat, it has either become clear that Nintendo knows nothing about how to set up an online structure that can support constant chat to others. They want to keep the younger generation of gamers safe from the toxicity of the internet, or they just don’t care about what the Wii U community wants to have on their console. I am going to go over some of the reasons why Nintendo should have no problem setting up a system for if not in game chat then at least party chat.20121107192209!Wii_U_Chat_logoThe first reason why Nintendo should be able to have party chat, and is probably the biggest reason; there may not be a lot of people that even remember it exists, but Wii U Chat came built into the systems software at launch. This lets you video chat with anyone around the world just by tapping their mii and calling. This is exactly how Skype works with a web cam and because of Nintendo’s ignorance for a party chat system; I am constantly reduced to calling friends over Skype, or chatting over TeamSpeak. This is not a problem for me since my computer (or phone if that is how you use those programs) is a foot away from me, but for someone that has their Wii U in a separate room doesn’t have that luxury. The function even works while in a game, but you have to put your session on hold while in the call. If Nintendo can set it up so anyone can call a friend without video chat, and keep the call going while playing a game they will be set; they’re already over half way to achieving that.XboxLIVE_horizontal_2013The next point to cover is that their competitors that have been doing this, and basically perfected it the last console generation. Even though voice chat on a console first showed up on the Dreamcast, the company Nintendo should take a page from is Microsoft. Launching the Xbox Live service 13 years ago and giving the Xbox 360 an edge for having an easy way for friends to have a chat while playing separately, together, and even multiplayer with strangers; this showed the gaming industry that couch co-op wasn’t the only way games could be played, and online gaming communities started to grow. Nintendo doesn’t seem to have the knack to learn from what others have been doing so well; are they trying to keep the younger audience away from online bullies and becoming one themselves? The real answer is, whats the point, children will learn from their surroundings anyway; if they are really worried all they need is a parental control and to put it on the parents shoulders to control the content their children get. The other blessing that can be used when there is an annoying person is the mute button; this cancels out the problem right there and the game can be enjoyed. When someone doesn’t want to talk to random people on the internet they can always go into a private party chat and talk to friends that way and have a good time. It is clear that there is no reason Nintendo can’t have a system put into place to expand on the Wii U chat.

So with all the good that Nintendo is capable of putting into their system, they just seem ignorant to what many of people have been quite verbal about. Hopefully with DeNA helping Nintendo with their new online service they can give the insight needed to get a great service out to their community.

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The Gamesmen, Episode 62 – Do You Even Nintenbro

tGm62Join Hardlydan and Amras89 for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about Nintendo and DeNA forming a business and capital alliance, God of War 3 remastered coming to PS4, the next Game of Thrones episode, Xenoblade Chronicles 3D download size, and an artist sprucing up thrift store paintings. Games discussed are Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, The Golf Club, Elite: Dangerous, Tales from the Borderlands: Episode 2, Ori and the Blind Forest, Chime, and Mario Kart 8.

  • Ori and the Blind Forest – “The Crumbling Path”
  • Portal – “Still Alive”

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The Gamesmen, Episode 61 – The Rogue Call

tGm61Join Amras89 and Hardlydan for game talk and fun! This time, The Gamesmen talk about the client size in Star CitizenUncharted 4 being delayed, the passing of Terry PratchettPS4 and China, the next episode of Life is StrangeChime 2, and the Bafta winners. Games discussed are Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate, The Golf Club, Dragon Ball Xenoverse, OlliOlli, Elite Dangerous, Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Hotline Miami, Star Citizen, Super Motherload, and Unreal Tournament.

  • Valiant Hearts: The Great War – “Paris”
  • Hearthstone – “Don’t Let Your Guard Down”

Show Notes:

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