Short Pause Weekly Rewind | Week of July 16th, 2017
Wow, the Short Pause offices are completely empty this week! I wonder where everyone is? Oh right… there's some beta for some big game running this week isn't there? Westiny? Testiny? I'm sure it'll come to me at some point. Anyway, hello! Welcome back to the Weekly(ish) Rewind, where we recap what we've been streaming this past week and share some of the content created by our friends! With the Destiny 2 beta rolling this week, Brent and the Bens (Ben squared?) have been locked and loaded getting their feet wet with what might be the game that overtakes Short Pause during the back half of 2017 (don't worry, we'll still be covering other games as well for those of you out there who aren't Destiny fans)! So, if you've got some time to kill, grab some grub and feast your eyes on the latest adventures of the Short Pause staff!
Episode 123 of the Short Pause Gaming Podcast is Available Now!
Brent was missing in action last week, probably off in Vegas honing his Little Mac skills and wading his way through the Super Smash Bros. Wii U pools at EVO (which, if you're a fighting game fan, we have all of the top 8 finals archived right here on the site!). Or something about nature. Hard to say, really. Meanwhile, Ben, Bender, and Frankie stepped away from the Injustice 2 finals streams to talk about the latest releases, what they've been playing, the latest news, and an interesting email from our friend, Herman! You too can have your email read and discussed on our show — just hit us up at email@example.com! The audio version can be found on iTunes, SoundCloud, TuneIn Radio, Stitcher and Google Play. Note: Due to Brent's absence this week, the show is just a static image for the YouTube version.
Short Pause First 15: Super CloudBuilt
We were fortunate to get our hands on this high octane parkour action title from the talented folks at Coil Works a little bit early! Check out the opening 15 minutes below and, if it looks like the right type of challenge for you, look for it next week on PS4, Xbox One, and PC for $17.99 if you pre-order, or $19.99 should you wait until after launch.
Tuesday Night Indie Spotlight #73 - Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire
Ben fired up Yummy Yummy Tummy Games' turn based-RPG on this week’s rendition of the Indie Spotlight. Watch as he learns the ins and outs of the insanely deep combat system the game houses. If this looks like something you'd like to try your hand at, it's available now on PS4 (or a sister game on Vita, Fallen Legion: Flames of Rebellion, that puts players in the shoes of the opposing forces) for $19.99.
Week Long Destiny 2 Beta Coverage!
The core trifecta of the Short Pause Guardians have excitedly hopped into the Destiny 2 beta this week! Join Brent, Ben, and Bender as they sample everything the Beta has to offer, from the “Homecoming story” mission, to the “Inverted Spire” Strike and the newly updated competitive PVP of the Crucible. The beta is now open to all curious Guardians and runs through Sunday the 23rd. If you also enjoy your time with the beta, we'll be looking to expand the Short Pause Guardians clan when Destiny 2 launches on September 6th on PS4 and Xbox One.
The Inverted Spire
Crucible - Control & Countdown
A Proud Victory in Halo 5 SWAT for Play & Listen's JD
It's not too rare for JD to send some hilarious texts about his Halo 5 conquests, but earlier this week, he was talking about one of the best matches he'd ever played. JD and another squadmate are hung out to dry as the odds are stacked against them in a 2v4 SWAT match. JD narrates this recap video as he plops the team on his back and carries them to an unexpected victory! Today is also his birthday, so head over to his Twitter (@PlayNListen) and drop him a happy birthday message! Make sure you check out the Play & Listen Gaming Podcast on iTunes and SoundCloud — if you dig the show, give him a sub as well! On behalf of all of the Short Pause crew, we wish you a very happy birthday, JD! We're excited to be able to host some of your content here every week (...or whenever Frankie remembers to type up the post, heh)!
NLG's HTK Experiences VR
Peter (@HTK360) scooped up a PSVR bundle last week and finally dove into the coolest new piece of tech to hit gaming this generation (in our humble opinion, anyway). Check out his first stream from under the headset as he samples what VR has to offer! Be sure to tune into the Original Next Level Gaming Podcast this Sunday night, at 9pm EST, to hear his thoughts on his VR experiences! Also, Frankie re-joins the guys this week after a month away because of life and Chevelle, so pop into the live chat and say hi!
Well, with the Destiny 2 beta still live as of this writing, I'm not entirely sure if this will find its way off Ben's desk before the servers fly off into the sunset for a couple more months on Sunday night. But, if it does, thank you for checking out our latest exploits! We'll be recording episode 124 this weekend and want to know your thoughts on the beta! Let us know what you think in either an email (firstname.lastname@example.org), a tweet (@TheShortPause), or a good old fashioned Facebook wall post. Stay tuned for details if you're interested in joining the Short Pause Guardians when Destiny 2 launches and, once again, thank you for your support! We'll be back next week with another Short Pause Weekly Rewind! We’re gearing up for the mad rush of titles we're hoping to cover in August, and we should have a healthy slate of streams planned for next week!