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The Retro Rents - EP061 - Ubisoft and XBox reveal fest

The Retro Rents - EP061 - Ubisoft and XBox reveal fest

July 27, 2020

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

 

What's up all! We are BACK from a brief summer vacation, and we are talking REVEALS! XBox and Ubisoft threw out some great stuff over the past couple weeks, and we go over all the stuff that got us fired up!

 

Ubisoft Showcase: Valhalla, Far Cry 6, Watch Dog Legions

 

XBox Showcase: Halo Infinite, Avowed, Outer Worlds expansion, The Medium, Phantasy Star Online 2 Expansion, Warhammer 40K: Darktide, NEW FABLE

 

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The Retro Rents - EP060 - Nerd Pedals

The Retro Rents - EP060 - Nerd Pedals

June 22, 2020

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

What's up all!? This week we discuss the amazing drops at the Sony PS5 games reveal, the mind-blowing Star Wars: Squadrons reveal, multiple game delays, and the stuff we're having fun with lately. 

 

      1.  Project Athea (very cinematic but unknown plot)
      2. RATCHET AND CLANK
      3. Stray - cyberpunk cat simulator
      4. Returnal- Live Die Repeat (Edge of tomorrow space sci-fi Tom cruise?) very cool looking
      5. Ghostwire - from last e3 cyberpunk spoopyness
      6. Jett: the far shore - interstellar vibes stylized chillax looking game
      7. MUTHER F’in HITMAN 3- OH YEAH
      8. Little Devil Inside - intriguing stylized adventure would like to know more
      9. Demon Souls - Thats a big dragon (remake of the PS3 CLASSIC)
      10. Deathloop - bioshock vibes with assassins in time loops, cool looking
      11. Resident Evil 8 - crazy realistic graphics
      12. Pragmata - Wierd sci-fi space man intrigued
      13. Horizon Zero Dawn: Forbidden West - Looks fantastic! (I just started playing the original HZD, so this is exciting)

Upcoming PC Releases:

 

      1. Elite Odyssey - Feet on the ground
      2. Icarus - Space Survival game from the creator of DayZ
      3. Everspace 2 continues to look awesome even better from PAX East
      4. Troy: Total War Saga looking great

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The Retro Rents - EP059 - I am Bill Paxton

The Retro Rents - EP059 - I am Bill Paxton

June 1, 2020

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

What's up all? We're back, discussing some of the games stealing our focus (Nick is HOOKED on Snow Runner), Man Eater is actually really fun, How COVID-19 is changing the movie industry, and the incredible launch and subsequent docking of SpaceX to the ISS.

 

Release Highlights 

 

  1. Minecraft Dungeons
  2. Man Eater
  3. Saints Row - The Third (remastered)

 

 News

  1. Civ 6 free on Epic. 
  2. PS5 Unreal demo looked amazing
  3. Borderlands Handsome Collection free on Epic

The SavePoint game of the month: 

  1. Startraders: Frontiers

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The Retro Rents — EP058 — Don’t Be Like Lost

The Retro Rents — EP058 — Don’t Be Like Lost

May 4, 2020

 

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

What's up everyone! Welcome to another episode of the Retro Rents. This episode we talk about several surprise hits in new games, the new Assassin's Creed: Valhalla announcement, the End of Life for Star Wars Battlefront 2, BFV and more. 

 

Release Highlights 

 

  1. Snow Runner - looks interesting
  2. Twitch Watch Parties wider audience, Nick enjoying The Expanse with community watch night on Monday’s selfless plug :D
  3. XCOM Chimera came out of nowhere; faster take on classic XCOM play.
  4. Gears Tactics- Based on Gears of War it’s a XCOM style turn based strategy

 

 News

  1. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla announced for holiday 2020.  Ubisoft free games until May 5th AC2; Rayman Legends and Child of Light if you activate before May 5th.
  2. Battlefield 5 (V) and Battlefront 2 will stop being supported by EA

The SavePoint game of the month: 

  1. Startraders: Frontiers

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The Retro Rents - EP057 - Our World in Lockdown

The Retro Rents - EP057 - Our World in Lockdown

April 20, 2020

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

We're Back!!! It's been a crazy couple of weeks, and we go into the details of what has been going on and why we had a few weeks off. We catch up on the games that have come out since our previous episode, which, if you haven't heard go check out now. That was our interview with the incredible Julia Minamata.

 

News:

- Covid 19, console and game impacts

- Fallout 76 continues to chug along with Wastelanders

- Chronicles of Elyria MMO dies before takeoff. 

Releases:

- Half Life: Alyx

- FF7 Remake

- Mount and Blade 2 Bannerlord

- Predator: Hunting Grounds on 4/24!

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The Retro Rents — EP056 — Julia Minamata

The Retro Rents — EP056 — Julia Minamata

March 29, 2020

Hosts: Al, Nick

With Special Guest: Julia Minamata!

Hey all! On this awesome episode we had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with Julia Minamata, Artist, Designer and Programmer for her original adventure game: The Crimson Diamond (www.thecrimsondiamond.com). The Crimson Diamond is an EGA Text Parser Adventure in the style of Sierra Classics like The Colonel's Bequest. Julia brings wonderful characters, amazing pixel art and a damn good tale to bear in The Crimson Diamond, and we encourage EVERYONE to go try the free demo on Steam!

Julia gives us an awesome look into her creative process, the history and locale behind The Crimson Diamond, The Adventure Game creating community, and what it's like developing a game on her own. This interview was SO much fun, and we can't wait to talk to Julia again as The Crimson Diamond development reaches completion.

Demo for The Crimson Diamond: (https://store.steampowered.com/app/1098770/The_Crimson_Diamond/)

Follow Julia on:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/juliaminamata/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuliaMinamata

BONUS: This coming Tuesday (3/31/2020) Julia will be live streaming (via her above Youtube channel) a peak at the creative process while she and composer Dan Policar compose a piece of music for The Crimson Diamond! We hope to see you all there!

The Retro Rents - EP056 - PAX East Adventure Games Panel

The Retro Rents - EP056 - PAX East Adventure Games Panel

March 13, 2020

What's up everyone! First off, big credit to Dan Policar for recording this audio and providing it for us to broadcast here. Second, as you all heard in our previous episode, Al and Nick attended the "What's Next For Adventure Games" Panel at PAX East. The panel was a great "Who's who" making amazing Adventure games today:

Dave Gilbert [CEO Wadjet Eye Games],

Katie Hallahan Rahhal [Co-Founder & Game Designer Phoenix Online Studios]

Julia Minamata [Creator & Artist The Crimson Diamond]

Moderated by Francisco Gonzalez [CEO Grundislav Games]

We had SO much fun at this panel, and if you're a fan of Adventure Games you have to check this out. Also! We'll be interviewing panelist Julie Minimata in the very near future about her upcoming project, The Crimson Diamond, which she talks about here.

Enjoy the panel! We sure did!

The Retro Rents - EP055 - PAX 2020 - Come for the Games, Stay for the Meat Sweats

The Retro Rents - EP055 - PAX 2020 - Come for the Games, Stay for the Meat Sweats

March 8, 2020

What's up everyone!!!!

You've all been waiting for it and the day is here! This episode was recorded live from our Hotel in Boston after we got in from PAX East 2020 Day 3, Saturday Night.

Nick, Al and Kyle give their rundown of all the games that caught their eye. The indie studios killed it again this year. 

Some Highlights:

Predator: Hunting Grounds - Illfonic will be releasing a fantastic 4v1vNPCs shooter based on the original Predator film. Nick and Al got to play and chat with the developers. This is a sleeper hit.

Kyle talks about buying Haunted '86 (a newly made NES game, came in original style box and everything!)

This two hour episode has it all, including Al's take on his first time ever attending PAX 2020.

Big shout out to the Classic Gamer's Guild for putting on an amazing panel on modern Adventure Gaming and giving us gracious shout outs as well. 

We hope you all enjoy!!

The Retro Rents — EP054 — Abbey Road, Tips to stay healthy at PAX

The Retro Rents — EP054 — Abbey Road, Tips to stay healthy at PAX

February 24, 2020

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

Games Discussed: Witcher 3, Final Fantasy 14, Star Citizen

Summary: 

Nick has returned from Abbey Road, where he actually got to attend the recording sessions for Christopher Tin's (composer of Civ 5 Baba Yetu themesong) latest project. Awesome stories abound, and it's a great peek into the process of how game and movie orchestral scores are made. We talk about PAX, coronavirus fears, and how to stay healthy at big conventions and avoid the infamous con cold from an expert (Nick...who's gone a few years in a row and not gotten sick!)

News: 

  1. Nick returns from Abbey Road (we discuss the trip, where he got to see composer Christopher Tin and the Royal Philharmonic record his latest project. (Composer behind Civ 5's Baba Yetu theme song)
  2. Sony and Square Enix (FF14) pull out of PAX

The SavePoint game of the month: 

  1. The Witcher 3 - Al - I BEAT IT (main story, anyway)

Question of the bi-week: What game would you like us to check out at PAX and get more info on?

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The Retro Rents — EP053 — Delays, More VR, Twitch Watch Parties

The Retro Rents — EP053 — Delays, More VR, Twitch Watch Parties

January 27, 2020

Hosts on Deck: Al, Nick

Games Discussed: Empyreon, Witcher 3, and even more VR.

News: 

  1. Final Fantasy Remake delayed a month
  2. Cyberpunk Delayed until September
  3. Half-Life: all games free to play prior to Alyx release
  4. They’re making a new Kingpin game...yep...Kingpin

The SavePoint game of the month: 

  1. The Witcher 3 - Review my play progress (Al)

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