Short Pause Gaming Podcast #167: Smashing My Redemption As I Rage Through The Eternal Doom Of My Fallout
Join Brent, Ben, and Frankie as they once again get together to talk the latest and greatest after a very busy week in the world of gaming. Topics this week include:
- Game Impressions - The fellas chime in with impressions on some of the biggest games out right now, including the Metroidvania hit, Dead Cells, and the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 closed beta. How does Black Ops 4 feel? Is this game destined to dominate the holidays with its included Battle Royale mode?
- Red Dead Redemption 2 Looks Incredible - Rockstar finally released a trailer showcasing gameplay for its eagerly anticipated western sequel, Red Dead Redemption 2, and the video, composed entirely of in-game footage, looks stunning. With a wealth of things to do in the game's open world, its clear why publishers are doing best to steer clear of this juggernaut when deciding on a release date for their games. Just how big is Red Dead 2, and just how much of a role will the game's still-shrouded-in-secrecy online mode play in the overall package?
- New Rage 2 Trailer Released - During the Quakecon 2018 Keynote, Bethesda and id pulled the covers off of a brand new trailer for Rage 2, featuring the return of the fan favorite Wingstick weapon. Out of everything shown, however, it's the vehicle combat and gameplay that may have stolen the show. Also, what's the deal with Rage 2 not featuring any kind of traditional multiplayer suite?
- DOOM Eternal Debuts - The DOOM sequel finally got a proper gameplay reveal, and the footage did not disappoint. The demon slaying action looks as fast and as fluid as ever. How will Eternal differ from the last installment? With single-player, narrative DLC reportedly in the pipeline, have id learned their lesson in regards to what people want out of DOOM?
- New Fallout 76 Information - A Quakecon panel over the weekend shed considerable light on what to expect out of Fallout 76 when it launches later this year, including how the perks/upgrades system will work, how the game will deal with griefers, and some initial information on how PVP will function. Despite what's been revealed, there are still a lot of questions that have yet to be answered. Ultimately, is this going to be a game that Fallout fans are willing to get behind?
- Bethesda's Used Games Controversy - A story that broke late over the weekend saw Bethesda once again at the center of industry controversy when they sent a takedown letter to a guy simply looking to sell his copy of The Evil Within 2 via Amazon's Marketplace. The crux of the issue seems to stem from the fact that the game was marketed as being new for sale (which it was, factory sealed and all) instead of a pre-owned, previously opened copy. As Bethesda tries to navigate the legal loopholes associated with customer's rights when it comes to game ownership, have they crossed the line and gone too far?
- Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gets a Direct - A new Nintendo Direct focused on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate blew the doors off of the game with tons of new information about the anticipated brawler. Just how many more characters are they going to add to this game??
- New Tomb Raider Gameplay - Several videos were released this past week showing off new footage of Shadow of the Tomb Raider, including some of the different takedowns Lara can perform and some of what gamers can expect from the game's underwater sections, and this iteration of Tomb Raider looks like the most brutal yet. Is Lara's penchant for violence and brutality in Shadow of the Tomb Raider taking the character too far? Does this darker turn for the series ring true for Lara's character?
- Plus this week's new releases, what we've been playing, and tons more!
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