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PODTOID QUESTIONS

Day late, dollar short and still needing your Podtoid questions

We didn't record Podtoid on our usual Wednesday evening because Brett was getting blotto, I was seeing a doctor about my fucked up hand, and Kyle was serving as arm candy to a 70-year-old lady at a high-society ball. We're here to rectify t...   read

 
 
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Jihad

Sony screws over man after deeming his first name offensive

Jihad Al Mofadda, a 26-year-old from Saudi Arabia, has played under the PlayStation Network handle "iJihad" for seven years. Earlier this month he was met with a sudden, permanent ban on his account, as Al Mofadda chronicles on Reddit. Al M...   read

 
 
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Tri Force Heroes cheer
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The mustache behind Link's cheerleader outfit

The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes has costume-based mustache special abilities, including a Cheer Outfit that puts Link in a crop top with pink pom poms. The idea started as a mustache callback to idol culture (Tokyo Mirage Sessions say...   read

 
 
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Overwatch beats League

Overwatch ends League of Legends' 4-year grip on Korea's net cafes

Overwatch is a phenomenon. Consider: League of Legends, with its $1 million world championships, with its hundreds of millions of fans tuning in. It's huge in a way that most of us cannot fathom, yeah? And it's been the most-played game in ...   read

 
 
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Tetris trilogy

Tetris movie is a trilogy because the story is too big for one film

I half-watched Jurassic Park over the weekend for the 289th time and Jeff Goldblum's exposed-chest reprimand feels more prescient than ever in a world where an app that fucks over its drivers and undercuts our dire need for rebuilt (and oft...   read

 
 
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The Man Without Fear
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The near-finished Daredevil game that Marvel quashed

As part of the superhero boom in the early 2000s that saw Marvel selling off movie rights to its pajama-wearing characters and saw Colin Farrell kill a man with a paper clip, there was meant to be a Daredevil: The Man Without Fear game. It...   read

 
 
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Batlands
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Telltale 'aiming to' get every Batman episode out this year

Telltale (The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands) is doing a Batman game that is concerned with, "its leading character's duality and how his actions as Bruce Wayne and Batman affect one another." Better news is that the Tales from th...   read

 
 
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Painter more like Pinto!
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Local Ford dealer steals Firewatch art to sell freedom (and cars)

Because I have blessedly been without cable for many years now (and still drive a dinged, 11-year-old beater), I have somewhat forgotten about the stain on humanity that is the car dealership. Local dealers tend to have the annoying, freque...   read

 
 
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The Division

The Division's recent Steam reviews are 'overwhelmingly negative'

It looks like there's been...some kind of fissure, maybe, between fans of The Division and The Division itself. The overall Steam reviews for Tom Clancy's estate's latest martial law fantasy are "Mixed" over the four months since release. T...   read

 
 
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions
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Tokyo Mirage Sessions director says the altered western outfits are 'quite cute'

[Update: Hirata also tweeted about how he was initially "disappointed" with the changes, but was glad to see the "passionate support" of fans.] Wii U-exclusive Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE is legally the last game for the system until Legend o...   read

 
 
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Zelda's E3 attention
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Wow, the Xbox One S is bigger than I expected

As we wound down from E3 last year, the view count for the Final Fantasy VII trailer on the PlayStation YouTube channel surprised me and so I set out to take a casual glance at PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo's official channels to see wha...   read

 
 
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PODTOID QUESTIONS

I choo-choo-choose you to ask us some questions for Podtoid

Given that all the Podtoid crew sans Nakamura were busied at E3 last week, you got no Podtoid (though, if you missed the last one: here it is). We're going to rectify that this week as me, Brett, and Kyle talk for the first time post-E3. In...   read

 
 
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God of War

Canceled Star Wars TV show helped inspire God of War

Sony announced a new God of War during E3. I think it's got some good ideas and came away impressed from an extended demo of the game (hands-off) and interview with director Cory Barlog where we talked about how this new God of War represen...   read

 
 
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Yoshida on Neo

Sony says Neo won't shorten PS4 lifecycle

Lots of folks are upset about incoming new hardware from Microsoft and Sony (and maybe even the Nintendo NX, to some extent) because it somehow invalidates their earlier purchases. Me, I feel like the more powerful consoles will be a stopga...   read

 
 
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Thoughts & Prayers

Fight against rampant gun death in Thoughts & Prayers: The Game

There have been 1,000 mass shootings in America over the last 3.5 years. That's almost good for a rate of one per day, though we only see the highlights make national news, like when 49 were killed in Orlando (another 53 injured) in the dea...   read

 
 
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EA needs more Star Wars

EA kills Burnout dev's extreme driving game for more Star Wars

Two years ago at E3 Electronic Arts announced a new extreme driving game from Burnout developer Criterion -- or what was left of it after the co-founders left EA to start the company that would go on to make Dangerous Golf. Whatever shell o...   read

 
 
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Doom x Seinfeld
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Finally, the Seinfeld apartment recreated in Doom 2

In a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup of Things Only '90s Kids Will Remember (and perfectly attuned to my being on the Seinfeld anniversary arc of Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jerry's apartment from Seinfeld has been remade in Doom II by one Doug Keene...   read

 
 
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State of the Game

The Division is getting 'significant weapon balancing'

Ubisoft is getting serious with Tom Clancy's The Division. A few weeks back the company started banning cheaters on strike one and now there's a new patch planned that will bring, "significant weapon balancing" so that, "players will have t...   read

 
 
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Mass Effect: Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda ditches Paragon/Renegade system for 'shades of gray'

Given how much Mass Effect erotica exists, its fitting that the newest entry in the series will move away from simplistic binaries and towards "shades of gray." How many, you ask? Perchance 50? My ankles tied, Garrus bent me over the comman...   read

 
 
Pro Overwatch drama
  Watch Video A 17-year-old Korean girl who goes by Gegury is ranked as Overwatch's 8th best player in the world. She's so good, seemingly from out of nowhere, that, "After winning the qualifiers for the Nexus Cup defeating many of the Ko...   read

 
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Neo Atlas 1469

Hey, look, a Vita game got announced!

Sony's E3 stage show was great, but if you foolishly expected any Vita love, I have bad news for you: the handheld might as well not exist, as far as Sony's is concerned. In America, at least. In Japan, Artdink just announced Neo Atlas 1469...   read

 
 
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SHUTOUT

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Hylian text doesn't hide any cool secrets

The Legend of Zelda takes place in the land of Hyrule, where text boxes serve as translator for us American, Japanese, et al folks. And that language shows up in the new The Breath of the Wild, but only to make mundane remarks look fantasti...   read

 
 
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PS4 Nero still for 2017?

New PS4 hardware reportedly still coming this year

If the pearl of Microsoft's E3 event was actually showing lengthy sections of gameplay, the clam shell around it was two new hardware reveals: first, the Xbox One S, followed by Project Scorpio. Sony did not announce the PlayStation 4 "Neo"...   read

 
 
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Scorpio strong

Scorpio is '4.5 times' more powerful than Xbox One, but 4K isn't mandatory

One of the things that's been sold to us since the new PS4 hardware was first referred to as "PS4K" is that 4K is cool and good and part of some inevitable future. It's definitely been a talking point for Microsoft's newly announced "Projec...   read

 
 
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Monolith on Zelda

Xenoblade team is working on Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Forget the new "NX" hardware, Nintendo devoted just about all of its E3 to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (in order to hopefully sell the NX when it launches next March). And the huge, open-world game is taking all hands.  Mon...   read

 
 
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