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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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: XBOX PRESS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

X gonna give it to ya Xbox started off with the Xbox E3 2018 Press Conference with the one we were all hanging for... Halo. From there it was 50 games, with 18 exclusives and 15 premieres. The charismatic Phil Spencer kept his word and it was a stellar show. Plus, we were told how 5 studios are becoming part of the Microsoft family. There was chat about how Fast Start will allow us to play our games quicker. Even a tease about the next Xbox. Then the finale' which is all everyone will talk about. Great show. You can check out the highlights below. Halo Infinite Powered by the Slipspace Engine. Jono is crying right now. https://youtu.be/fzwddyOeiXo Ori and the Will of the Wisps More incredible Metroidvania action. Play the first if you haven't. https://youtu.be/kd0zbNw1VOg SEKIRO: Shadows Die Twice Japanese Dark Souls by FROM SOFTWARE. It's not Bloodborne 2 as Ben was hoping, but his reaction was priceless all the same. https://youtu.be/UGPknmiLxGo Fallout 76 Todd Howard was on stage to show off Fallout 76, as well as an AVAILABLE NOW moment in Fallout 4 being available on Xbox Game Pass. https://youtu.be/L8gV7LSt6sI The Awesome Adventures of Captain Spirit Very distinct Life is Strange style, a very cool looking game set in the imagination of a young boy. Plus, FOR FREE. June 26. https://youtu.be/EolUfLJpUwc Crackdown 3 Terry…

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CAN I PLAY DESTINY 2 IN FRONT OF THE KIDS?

Parent gaming considerations for Destiny 2 Being a gamer with kids, gaming time is limited. So when I can pop something on when the kids are around I always need to make sure it is something that is appropriate. Sometimes there are games that on the surface are not suitable for kids, but are fine if played in a certain way, like GTA V, Nier: Automata, the Uncharted Series or Horizon: Zero Dawn (to a certain extent). Now I have not completed all the content in Destiny 2 by any means. I'm at level 20 and my light level is just a hair under 200. There is a lot more content coming my way and I have a small section of the main story missions to get through. The only concession I can see changing as I play more of the game is Concession 3: Things can get a little scary, as things might get a lot more scary! The short answer for playing Destiny 2 with kids about is that it won't be easy. Not so much due to the content, but more to do with the persistent nature of the game. Below you'll find my considerations and concessions for the incredibly tight and fun multiplayer shooter. Concession 1: You can't pause The nature of a connected and persistent world game like Destiny 2 means that the game…

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NEW PODCAST TO COME

Our motto rings true With life and everything in-between (including flu season and bubble soccer) taking over us guys at VERSUS PLAYER at the moment, we've been unable to hit our fortnightly podcasting goal this time. We are aiming to get back on track this week, with another episode that will include the next Box Blurb and a recording of Draw Distance (that will eventually find its way online). As always, all our previous podcasts can be found on this here website or at all the usual online podcast joints. If you are after something timeless, check out our Halo Special. You could do us a solid in the meantime and head over to iTunes and give us a rating. The more stars the more welcome ;) Thanks to everyone for listening and happy gaming!

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BEST OF THE WEB: INTERNET ARCHIVE

History in your Internet browser The Internet Archive is a non-profit online library that loads right in your Internet browser. It gives you access to millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and a whole heap more. It is a phenomenal resource that: ...provides free public access to collections of digitized materials, including websites, software applications/games, music, movies/videos, moving images, and nearly three million public-domain books. Wikipedia Probably the area that would interest most of you who visit VERSUS PLAYER would be the comprehensive software section that contains a massive amount of old games. These range from PC games, classic consoles to arcade titles. There are also classic demos and other bits of software related to games. All are played in browser! Amongst the real classic video games are mods (DOOM anyone), skins, map packs, shareware... you name it. Plus, you can check out fan made games for classic systems, including Atari 2600: Halo 2600. There are classic gaming systems on hand, including ColecoVision, Atari 2600, Apple Family Computer and the Sega Genesis. Plus, there is a whole multitude of very obscure systems that you can check out games for, including Watara Supervision, The Fairchild Channel F, Epoch Super Cassette Vision and the super cool sounding, Super A'Can (I'm hoping the slogan for this gem was "Who can? Super A'Can!"). I can't stress enough the…

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21: PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS DIVIDES US

The one where Jase and Joe bring two different opinions on PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Also, Jase chats about finishing Zelda and having spent well over a week’s playing time in the world and we discuss the SNES Classic, remasters versus remakes, Sega Forever, Aussies getting ripped off with Metroid: Samus Returns, franchises we’d love to see in Rocket League, game curation and other games we’ve been playing (which of course includes Halo of some description).

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BEST OF THE WEB: HALO WAYPOINT AND HALOPEDIA

This really is Everything Halo Keeping the Halo love going, we thought it would be a nice idea to make the latest Best of the Web pick(s) Halo themed. On the latest VERSUS PLAYER podcast, The Inevitable Halo Special, we spoke at length (2 and a half hours!) about everything Halo. The games, books, comics, movies, TV shows, collectables and heaps more. If you a are fan of Halo from way back when or someone new coming into the games, then there are two must visit and bookmark websites that will keep you informed on what's been, is and coming in the Halo universe. These sites are Halo Waypoint and Halopedia. Halo Waypoint This is the official site of Halo, right from the mouths of those who are creating the content. Halo Waypoint: ...provides users with various kinds of Halo information, including information on members of the Halo community, various machinima videos and gameplay strategies and tutorials. It also allows players to access their own gameplay-related data, total Halo Gamerscore through multiple games in the series. Most major announcements regarding the Halo series are also posted at Waypoint. Halopedia One of my favourite things about Halo Waypoint is all the information about my history with the Halo games. This includes achievements, medals, kill-death ratio, detailed stats about games played and information about campaign playthroughs. Just sign into your Live account…

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Everything Halo

Show notes from The Inevitable Halo Special podcast Yesterday we released The Inevitable Halo Special podcast. This was a very special podcast where Joe interviewed Jono, our resident Halo expert, in everything Halo. We went through every Halo game released, ranked the FPS Halo games, discussed other games in the Halo universe beyond the console games, chatted about the Halo books, comics, movies, TV shows, toys and collectables and ended with an awesome Halo musical treat. You can listen to the podcast here. For a peek behind the VERSUS PLAYER podcast curtain, we thought we'd pop up our show notes. This information was mainly taken from Halopedia and the many Halo Wikipedia pages. Thanks to all the experts around the world for the information. The Halo Games  Announcement The first ever announcement and trailer for Halo at the Macworld Conference & Expo on July 21, 1999. Announced by Steve Jobs and planned to be released for both the Mac and Windows operating systems as a real-time strategy game the following year.  Halo Combat Evolved Developer: Bungie Release date: November 15, 2001 Platforms: Xbox (Windows, Mac OS X, 360 and One) Metacritic: 97 (1st) Halo 2 Developer: Bungie Release date: November 9 2004 (we got it first!) Platforms: Xbox (Windows, One) Metacritic: 95 (2nd) Most popular game on Live for 2 years – until the release of…

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18: THE INEVITABLE HALO SPECIAL

The one that's all Halo, all the time. Joe interviews our resident Halo expert Jono in everything Halo. Join us as we go through every Halo game released, rank the FPS Halo games, discuss other games in the Halo universe beyond the console games, chat about the Halo books, comics, movies, TV shows, toys and collectables and end with an awesome Halo musical treat.

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