46: CATCHING UP ON 2019

The Jase is away, the Halo we play. Join Jono and Joe as they catch up on lots of gaming stories from the first quarter of 2019. As it's been a while since our last podcast, there is plenty to talk about, including Halo news, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Apex: Legends, Crackdown 3, Tetris 99, Kingdom Hearts 3, Just Cause 4, Game Pass, Evangelion and more. The guys also gush over Dropmix (late to the party, but wow!) and end the podcast with a brief spoilerific chat about Captain Marvel.

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LET US KNOW YOUR FAVOURITES FROM 2018

What are your GOTY and TOTY picks? 2018 has been full of many amazing games, tech, movies, TV shows and more. Soon your friends at VERSUS PLAYER will be recording our Game of the Year (GOTY) and Things of the Year (TOTY – totally a real thing) podcasts. Just like last year’s GOTY 2017 AND YOU podcast, we’d love for our friends and listeners to be part of the show too. The hope here is that we get a few comments below (or emails sent to goty@versusplayer.com) and we can share and discuss your favourites on the podcast. Below are the categories that we’ll be going through. Feel free to give your picks for any or all of the categories. We’ll give up to a top 3 in each category (and honourable mentions in some cases). The categories for GOTY are: Picks of Xbox Live Games with Gold games Picks of PS+ Instant Game Collection games Favourite game not released in 2018 that we played in 2018 for the first time 2018 game that tops the pile of shame Most disappointing/worst game Favourite music/score Favourite story Favourite gaming moments (experience, level, surprises, etc.) Favourite character Favourite multiplayer GAME OF THE YEAR Most anticipated 2019 game The categories for TOTY are: Favourite TV show Favourite movie Most disappointing TV show or movie Favourite YouTube channel/video Favourite nerdy purchase…

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43: STAN LEE’S TRUE BELIEVERS

Face front true believers. Join Jono and Joe as they can't say nuff about the legacy of Stan the Man Lee and celebrate the impact he has had on all of our lives. Also, Jono fills us in on his progress with his purchases from his secret mission, Joe finally gets a chance to talk about the spectacular Forza Horizon 4 and we end with a new segment, the Patient Gamer.Where is Jase you ask? On his own secret mission of course!

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42: RING DANG DOO

Join Jono, Joe, Jase and Jen as they discuss Jono's secret mission (which involved some retro games, surprise, surprise) and Red Dead Redemption 2 (another shock I'm sure). Jen jumps on the mic and the J quartet talk about the beauty of the game, making their own difficulty, side missions and the best shanties since Black Flag (mmm hmmm, mmm hmmm).

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37: E3 2018 PODCAST EXTRAVAGANZA

The one that's all E3, all the time! Jono, Joe and Jase go through all the major conferences from E3 2018 and talk about the many impressive games on show. CyberPunk 2077, Death Stranding, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Doom Eternal, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Spider-Man, Fallout 76, Control, Ghost of Tsushima, The Last of Us Part II and heaps more. Plus, as you'd expect from a podcast with the Versus Player crew, we talk about the GOTY for whenever it comes out, Halo Infinite, the upcoming GOTY for 2018, NieR: Automata – Become as Gods and upcoming GOTY 2018 runner-up, Overcooked 2!

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E3 2018: NINTENDO DIRECT HIGHLIGHTS

I love me a Nintendo Direct. Keep on keeping on Nintendo. During the E3 2018 Nintendo Direct, lots was shown, with something for all Nintendo fans out there. In true Direct fashion, a few games were only given a little bit of time, with a deep dive into one. Check out the clips below: Daemon X Machina A super stylish trailer showing some heavy metal Transformers inspired (but let’s be real, it really is just Transformers) action. This one has Jono written all over it. https://youtu.be/cxPlBdk4HXY Xenoblades Chronicles 2: Torna - The Golden Country Looks like more of what fans of the series are after. Not my thing but you do you! I hope they do another edition of this game one day and further add to the title. https://youtu.be/-EP6XV1BmOk Pokemon Let’s Go Reggie showed off the game and chatted about it, including the Pokeball Plus. Super Mario Party Play with multiple Switch screens for some of the mini games. Hmmmm. I could use a second Switch. https://youtu.be/7pu9t5AL1Ss Fire Emblem: Three Houses A clip showing off story beats and game-play. Another that’s not my thing, but for those who are into the series, please to enjoy! https://youtu.be/rkux5h0PeXo Fortnite So do I need to say anything? It’s Fortnite. On Switch. Out now for free. I did chuckle at the "for free" business. I know…

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E3 2018: SONY PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Sony holds a sermon The Sony E3 2018 Press Conference was a real mixed bag. Great games with the weirdest conference I’ve seen. A very different and strangely paced (“experience”) with long breaks and way too much talking at times. As Ben put it, more an investment pitch than what we are used to seeing at E3, particularly from Sony in the past few years. Sony, Bethesda and Ubisoft all had live music. One did it well. It was not Sony. Amazing games shown though. Trust me, you are better off just checking out the highlights here than watching that whole thing. It was not good. Like old Nintendo cringy badness. Check them all out below: The Last of Us Part II A trailer, with extended game-play, showing two very different sides of the game. Love and brutality. The game looks phenomenal. https://youtu.be/btmN-bWwv0A Call of Duty Black Ops 3 - Back in Black Maps Taking a cue out of Korn’s playbook, a trailer showing maps with a bullet flying through everything in sight. The game is free for PS Plus members for a limited time. NICE! https://youtu.be/75CWhg8oBNA Montage time. The following games were shown off super quickly. Tetris Effect, Days Gone, Twin Mirror, Ghost Giants and Beat Saber. Like seconds each. It took way too long to get to see another game that…

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E3 2018: UBISOFT PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

You want CG trailers? Ubi have CG trailers The Ubisoft 2018 E3 Press Conference showed once again that Ubisoft are the kings of the CG trailer and that they love animal costumes! Also in true Ubisoft E3 fashion, pretty much everything had someone chatting quite a bit about the game, often complete with some crazy side initiative to go along with it. Check out all the highlights below. Just Dance 2019 Not for everyone I know, but I must say, I enjoy the crazy dance routines every year. A whole heap of songs were teased during the performance. The second trailer below is the song list trailer, which wasn't shown during the conference. https://youtu.be/2tcaIpspTsE https://youtu.be/ukHzIPDORKU Beyond Good and Evil 2 Porko Rosso crossed with Space Pirate Captain Harlock. A very slick CG trailer shown showing off the “space opera”, with a cool reveal at the end of it. Then prealpha gameplay was shown. Starting the show with this has given me very high hopes for the rest of the conference. The game looks incredible. Join the Space Monkey Program, allowing artists across the world to collaborate and contribute to the final game. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was on stage to talk about it as part of his HitREcord initiative. Hitrecord.org/bgegame https://youtu.be/IsoIUHDrPcg https://youtu.be/Ub0x1_bSU_0 Rainbow Six Siege What’s coming next for the game that keeps on giving...…

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E3 2018: BETHESDA PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

This is Bethesda After last year's awesome opening, the Bethesda E3 2018 Press Conference started off with a cool look inside the studio with This is Bethesda. I want to work there. The conference showed off a bunch of cool games, with more of a look at those previously announced and a few new announcements. Plus a few great jokes, including one right at Wallmart regarding the Rage 2 leak. One thing that was prevalent throughout the whole show was the love the devs have for the studio, their games and the fans. Right back at you Bethesda. WHAT A SHOW! You can check out the highlights below. Rage 2 Introduced with a live rock performance, complete with some unsure crowd member shots thrown in the mix. It did set the tone for the game. They showed off a trailer and an extended game-play clip, with heaps of vehicles, a Haloesque ground pound, a Force push ability and awesome looking gun play. Looks crazy. Plus, there are bandits. Jase is pumped. https://youtu.be/ElUxRbCdlRE The Elder Scrolls: Legends More shown from the Elder Scrolls digital card game, now with overhauled visuals and coming to all home consoles (including Switch - everything needs to come to Switch). All progress with carry over to your console version from the current PC and mobile versions too. https://youtu.be/0_cNIP3naDc The…

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E3 2018: DEVOLVER DIGITAL PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

OK then So that was a very different "Press Conference". I'm not going to say much about the conference or the games, as honestly I half watched most of it as the humour was not my jam. My Friend Pedro looks alright. SCUM https://youtu.be/fm62zthm388 My Friend Pedro https://youtu.be/zaPBAKg3VT4 Metal Wolf Chaos XD https://youtu.be/G_395DCBLF0 More from E3 2018 Check out the VERSUS PLAYER podcast over on iTunes or here on our website. We’ll be discussing everything E3 2018 (and a whole lot more) in the coming episodes. I’ll be popping up similar posts for the other 2018 Press Conferences on the website, so check out our homepage. I’ve already got something up for: Bethesda Press Conference XBox Press Conference EA Press Conference If you want to relive the highlights of E3 2017, you can check them out below: Sony’s Press Conference EA Press Conference Xbox Press Conference Bethesda Press Conference Ubisoft Press Conference. You can also check out our 2017 E3 podcast special, E3 2017 NEEDED MORE ALEX HUNTER. While your here, why not follow us over on Instagram and Facebook? Send any thoughts our way in the reply box below or at e3@www.versusplayer.com Happy gaming!

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