THE END! – BRIAN PLAYS DYING LIGHT: THE FOLLOWING

It’s a race against time as Kyle must find the Mother and then make a decision that will affect thousands–if not millions–of lives.

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About Dying Light: The Following
Dying Light: The Following is a standalone expansion for the open-world first person survival horror game Dying Light. The game was developed by Techland, published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 9, 2016. The expansion introduces new characters, a new story campaign, new weapons and gameplay mechanics. Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition includes this expansion, the original Dying Light game and all of the downloadable content released for the original game.

S9 PLACEMENT WITH MOIRA! – Brian Plays Overwatch

Brian completes a few placement matches with Moira for Season 9 of competitive play.

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About Overwatch:
Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer online first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment. It was released in May 2016 for Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Overwatch assigns players into two teams of six, with each player selecting from a roster of over 20 characters, known in-game as “heroes”, each with a unique style of play, whose roles are divided into four general categories: Offense, Defense, Tank, and Support. Players on a team work together to secure and defend control points on a map or escort a payload across the map in a limited amount of time. Players gain cosmetic rewards that do not affect gameplay, such as character skins and victory poses, as they play the game.

RETURN TO YHARNAM! – Brian Plays Bloodborne

Brian picks up where he left off two years ago, in the Forbidden Woods. The first order of business is unlocking a shortcut so he can bypass the area that he’s been stuck in forever.

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About Bloodborne:

Bloodborne is a 2015 action role-playing game directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki, developed by From Software, and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. The game was announced at Sony’s Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014 media briefing on June 9, 2014, where a trailer was shown, and was released worldwide in March 2015, to critical acclaim.

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Co-Op Crosses Over With Unfiltered Gamer!

I was in California last week, and our friends Michael and Calli over at Unfiltered Gamer invited Nick and I to be guests on their Wednesday night Facebook Live stream! We had an absolute blast playing Escape Room: The Game, where we were given one hour to thwart a madman’s explosive scheme. You can watch our entire playthrough below.

A HUGE thanks to Unfiltered Gamer for having us on! You can watch their livestream every Wednesday night at 7:30pm PST over on the Unfiltered Gamer Facebook page. You can also keep up with their news and reviews on UnfilteredGamer.com and on Twitter @unfilteredrng.

You can get a copy of Escape Room: The Game right here.

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New Inside Xbox Show Takes a Page From Nintendo’s Book

Xbox has a new monthly showcase that aims to give fans a combination of news, sneak peeks, developer interviews, community engagement and more. The new show is co-hosted by Major Nelson, Graeme Boyd, Jeff Rubenstein, Alex Hebert and Lydia Ellery, and it premiered on March 10th with a two-hour first episode. You can watch the show in its entirety in the player below.

I feel like Xbox is taking a page out of Nintendo’s book here, and I like it. When Nintendo wanted to change the narrative the games media had created for them in 2011, they started taking control of their own story with Nintendo Direct. That series has proven extremely successful for Nintendo, and I see no reason why it won’t for Xbox as well. The narrative on Xbox is that it’s hopelessly behind the PS4 now, and lacks the exclusives of both the PS4 and the Switch. The recent announcement that Xbox Game pass would include exclusive games was well-received, and Xbox clearly wants to build on that momentum.

What do you think of the new Inside Xbox show? Will you be tuning in monthly?

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Games We’re Excited About: March 2018

March is pretty packed month for game releases, with a great mix of sequels, new exclusives and long-awaited remasters. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this month:

 

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Kirby Star Allies (Switch) – March 16
Who doesn’t love Kirby?! No seriously, this game is actually about Kirby turning enemies into allies. I feel like Kirby is one of the most underrated franchises of all time, and I am stoked he’s coming to the Switch this month.

 

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Burnout Paradise Remastered (PS4, Xbox One) – March 16
Easily my favorite racing game of the modern console era, Burnout paradise is back this month! Not only does the game look amazing, but its fantastic soundtrack is completely intact for this updated version.

 

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Sea of Thieves (Xbox One, PC) – March 20
Rare’s multiplayer pirate adventure finally arrives this month, and I can’t wait to roucnd up the Co-Op crew and hit the high seas. I am also super tempted to get that exclusive Sea of Thieves Xbox One controller, as it is flat-out gorgeous.

 

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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (PS4, PC) – March 23
I had Ni No Kuni for the PS3 and put around 20 hours or so into it before falling off. The sequel looks great, and I haven’t sunk my teeth into a good JRPG in a while, so I’m hoping this one really hooks me.

 

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Far Cry 5 (PS4, Xbox One, PC) – March 27
Gotta be honest–I’m not the biggest Far cry fan. Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is by far the most fun I’ve had with the franchise, but I’ve been following the development of Far Cry 5 with interest. This isn’t a day one purchase for me, but I’ll be p[aying cliose attention to how it’s being received, and I’m thinking it might be a summer game for me.

 

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MLB The Show 18 (PS4) – March 27
While MLB’s RBI Baseball gets incrementally better each year, it’s not even in the same ballpark (see what I did there) as The Show. Sony’s exclusive franchise continues to set the bar, and this year’s entry will be no different. And since my San Diego Padres are looking like they’ll be competitive this year, I’m even more excited to get my hand on this one.

That’s our list for March–what games are you excited about?

NOOB QUEST! – Brian Plays Monster Hunter: World – EP 1

Brian jumps into his first Monster Hunter game with new character Osuria and her Palico companion Baddy. It’s noob city as Brian figures out how to play this game.

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About MHW:

Monster Hunter: World is an action role-playing game developed and published by Capcom. A part of the Monster Hunter franchise. In Monster Hunter: World, the player takes the role of a Hunter, tasked to hunt down and either kill or trap monsters that roam in one of several environmental spaces. If successful, the player is rewarded through loot consisting of parts from the monster and other elements that are used to craft weapons and armor, among other equipment. The game’s core loop has the player crafting appropriate gear to be able to hunt down more difficult monsters, which in turn provide parts that lead to even more powerful gear. Players may hunt alone, or can hunt in cooperative groups of up to four players via the game’s online services.

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New Nintendo Direct Mini Showcases Kirby, Dark Souls and More!

This morning Nintendo dropped a new Direct Mini to preview some of the games that coming to both Switch and 3DS in the coming months.

For me there were four highlights–The World Ends With You (2018 release TBA), Kirby Star Allies (coming on March 16), the new Mario Tennis Aces (Spring 2018) and the big one, Dark Souls on Switch!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am ridiculously excited about Dark Souls coming to Switch on May 25th. I can now take one of the greatest games of all time with me when I travel for work.

It was also really cool to see the continued support of already released titles, like Mario Odyssey, Pokken Tournament DX and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle.

This Direct Mini was the perfect way to assure current and future Switch owners that there are plenty of games coming int he first half of 2018, and the best Switch games of last year are still being supported. Nintendo is absolutely killing it right now.

You can watch the whole Direct Mini (which runs about 15 minutes) right here!

Season 2 Is Here–Co-Op Plays 7 Days to Die!

Welcome to Season 2 of our Let’s Play 7 Days to Die series. Nick and Brian spawn into a new world miles apart! Will they finally be reunited?

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About 7 Days to Die:
7 Days to Die is a survival horror video game set in an open world developed by The Fun Pimps. It was released through Early Access on Steam for Microsoft Windows and OS X on December 13, 2013. Versions for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One were released in June 2016 through Telltale Publishing.

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New Metal Gear Survive Gameplay Video!!

IGN just posted a new video that shows off several minutes of Metal Gear Survive gameplay, and I’m completely sold on it. This is a game that a lot of people seem ready to just dismiss out of hand, but I think it looks pretty amazing. The Metal Gear stealth appears to be there, but the game also seems to be reminiscent of Fortnite and 7 Days to Die for me. Lots of crafting and base building, with periodic horde modes. I’m am so down for this.

Metal Gear Survive comes out on Ferbuary 20th in the US.