PUGCast 66 — The CruiseCast

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Set a course for adventure, your mind on a new romance…
Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– GHenry Cavill out as Supes, apparently
– The Game Awards is seeking community submissions for people to recognize who have made positive contributions to gaming. https://thegameawards.submittable.com/submit
– Nintendo Direct happened and the only important announcement is Katamari Damacy remastered is coming (to PC too!).
– We were cool and didn’t mention the XBox game pass leasing system since it hadn’t been announced
– THQ Nordic buys rights to Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning
– Switch in Japan will stream titles like AC: Odyssey
– Oh god so many games are out so many more coming oh god

The Star Wars Minute

– Solo released on digital
– Jon Kasdan dumps Solo notes on Twitter
– Resistance got a new “meet the team” trailer

Tree of Woe

– What are we playing roundtable (Destiny 2, Ridiculous Fishing, Spider-Man)
– Jamie was on a lot of boat!
– Kevin’s been doing more board game stuff (Dungeon Roll, D&D, Imperial Assault, Gloomhaven)

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
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PUGCast 65 — The TangentCast

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There is no subject we can’t wildly veer off of!

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Gamescom happened! Round-up of what caught our attention
– Diablo 3 officially coming to Switch “later this year” with Switch exclusives
– Netflix and Twitch Prime are now injecting ads because entropy exists so everything good eventually decays into the void.
– Xbox mobile app for Game Pass
– Spider-man PS4 comes out in two goddamn weeks
– Assassin’s Creed skipping 2019

The Star Wars Minute

– First trailer for Star Wars: Resistance released
– Kelly Marie Tran writes powerful article in the NY Times about her experience being harassed online
– Dominic Monaghan joins Ep IX

Tree of Woe

– Kevin built a dedicated board game studio. Yes really.
– What are we playing? roundtable

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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PUGCast 64 – The SixtyFourCast

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I got 64 problems but a ROM ain’t one.
(Editorial note: scrap this joke)

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Sir Patrick Stewart returning to Jean-Luc Picard in new series for CBS All Access
– IGN fires writer after Dead Cells review plagiarism
– Blizzard confirms “multiple” Diablo projects in development, more news later this year
– RDR2 gets gameplay trailer
– Nintendo finally going after emulation sites

The Star Wars Minute

– Budget for the Star Wars live action show reported to be $100 mil for 10 episodes

Tree of Woe

– What are we playing? Roundtable (WatchDogs 2, Forza Horizon 2, Assemblance, Shin Megami Tensei iPad, No Man’s Sky, Massive Darkness, Agents of Mayhem, Warframe, Destiny 2, Mario & Rabbids)

RealSovietBear’s interview:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/bjbped/nintendos-offensive-tragic-and-totally-legal-erasure-of-rom-sites

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
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PUGCast 62 — The MurderBearsCast

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Yub nub motherfucker.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– We pass the buck on talking about the ArenaNet firings (hint: fuck ArenaNet).
– Niantic will release Ingress-themed animated series on Netflix ahead of Ingress Prime launch
– TennoCon happened, and Jamie will now explain it to us.
– AbleGamers launches their next $10,000 Expansion Pack project at New Orleans Children’s Hospital
– Live action Gundam movie from Legendary? Mm hmm.
– Tommy Tallarico (from Electric Playground) is running Intellivision, which is releasing a new console for family gaming

The Star Wars Minute

– This week in toxic fandom: Ahmed Best opens up about the Jar Jar backlash and Rebel Force Radio targets Andi Gutierrez for harassment. Also do we need to keep covering this shit?
– First image from Star Wars: Resistance leaks, likely confirms Cardinal is featured
– Keri Russell (Felicity, MI:3) in talks to join Ep IX
– Billy Dee Williams confirmed to be returning as Lando for Ep IX
– Mark shaved his beard! LUKE CONFIRMED wait no

Tree of Woe

– Andrew suffered on the tree of woe at the danged movies
– What are we playing? Roundtable. The Division, Defiance, board games, etc.
– Psst… Ep 2 of the cartoon is out really soon

Link to Joel Carrol’s Murderbears shirt: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/1606377-murderbears

Link to the Waypoint Radio episode about the ArenaNet firings (skip to 26:02 for specific coverage): https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/pawy3y/arenanet-fired-developers-twitter

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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PUGCast 62 — The MurderBearsCast

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Yub nub motherfucker.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– We pass the buck on talking about the ArenaNet firings (hint: fuck ArenaNet).
– Niantic will release Ingress-themed animated series on Netflix ahead of Ingress Prime launch
– TennoCon happened, and Jamie will now explain it to us.
– AbleGamers launches their next $10,000 Expansion Pack project at New Orleans Children’s Hospital
– Live action Gundam movie from Legendary? Mm hmm.
– Tommy Tallarico (from Electric Playground) is running Intellivision, which is releasing a new console for family gaming

The Star Wars Minute

– This week in toxic fandom: Ahmed Best opens up about the Jar Jar backlash and Rebel Force Radio targets Andi Gutierrez for harassment. Also do we need to keep covering this shit?
– First image from Star Wars: Resistance leaks, likely confirms Cardinal is featured
– Keri Russell (Felicity, MI:3) in talks to join Ep IX
– Billy Dee Williams confirmed to be returning as Lando for Ep IX
– Mark shaved his beard! LUKE CONFIRMED wait no

Tree of Woe

– Andrew suffered on the tree of woe at the danged movies
– What are we playing? Roundtable. The Division, Defiance, board games, etc.
– Psst… Ep 2 of the cartoon is out really soon

Link to Joel Carrol’s Murderbears shirt: https://www.teepublic.com/t-shirt/1606377-murderbears

Link to the Waypoint Radio episode about the ArenaNet firings (skip to 26:02 for specific coverage): https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/pawy3y/arenanet-fired-developers-twitter

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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PUGCAST 61 — THE POKEFRAMECAST

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Jun

Pokeframes and Warmons. Wait, what?

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Microsoft and Nintendo continue to be besties with Minecraft crossplay
– DC announces online service with new exclusive live action and animated series
– Westworld mobile game uses Fallout Shelter code
– PUBG dropped their suit against Epic
– Cayde-6 is going to die
– Jared Leto to star as Morbius, The Living Vampire?
– How can Marvel sell post-IW movies before Avengers 4?
– Showtime is producing a live action Halo TV show with Rupert Wyatt (Apes sequels)

The Star Wars Minute

– Report says all spinoff films on hold or going to the digital platform
– Mark Hamill wins Best Actor and Rian Johnson wins Best Writing for TLJ, and Star Wars: Rebels wins best animated series at The Saturn Awards
– Amy Hennig left EA (6 months ago) but the Vancouver studio’s Star Wars game is still being made. For now.

Tree of Woe

– Kevin is preparing to stream board/tabletop games. Let’s dig into why that’s a challenge
– Andrew is playing Pokemon Go and actually tried Fortnite
– Jamie is eternally at War with the Frames
– What are we playing? Roundtable

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
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PUGCast 60 — The EeeThree2018Cast

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We battled a curse to bring you this E3 wrap-up. No, really.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– E3 madness! Which we’ll talk about in The Tree of Woe
– Fortnite launches on Switch and Sony messes up PS4-linked accounts
– Star Trek: Discovery Showrunners fired for “leadership and operational issues”, Kurtzman will stop in

The Star Wars Minute

– Remedy game Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order announced
– We (might) be going to Celebration 2019!
– Do we need to talk about toxic fandom again? Yeah. We do.

Tree of Woe

– E3 roundtable — what caught our attention from: EA, Microsoft, Bethesda, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo
– Andrew saw Hereditary and Incredibles 2
– Book review: Space Opera by Catherynne M Valente

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
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PUGCast 59 – The SoloCast

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If a podcast pulls out a blaster in the forest and no one hears it, does it shoot first? Spoilers after 1:13:30. Everything before that is spoiler-free.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Andrew has a field report from Motor City ComicCon
– Microsoft launches the Xbox Adaptive Controller
– Battlefield V announced, has female characters, Internet freaks out
– Sony CEO suggests 5 year old PS4 nearing end-of-life, Internet freaks out

The Star Wars Minute

– Solo happened! Full roundtable in the Tree of Woe
– Celebration 2019 in Chicago, April 11-15
– Boba Fett standalone film moves ahead with James Mangold writing & directing

Tree of Woe

– Jamie has gone back to SPACE!
– Kevin streamed Slay the Spire and Battletech
– Andrew wants to talk about advertising in mobile gaming and Dad of War
– Solo Spoilercast Roundtable (1:13:30)

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
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PUGCast 58 — The InfinityCast

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Get your phreak on with the PUGCast crew. Infinity War spoilers come at the end, at timestamp 1:17:19. Podcast is spoiler-free up to that point.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Valve acquirers Campo Santo
– Xbox and Discord get cozy. Also Xbox getting 120Hz monitor support (at 1080 and 1440 only)
– Venom was actually in Venom trailer
– Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos confirms two new Trek movies planned at CinemaCon in Vegas, one of which will be directed by S.J. Clarkson.
– Switch hacked! Unpatchably!
– Haxx0r phone phreak tangent!

The Star Wars Minute

– Alden Ehrenreich optioned for two more films (whatever that means)
– Star Wars: Resistance animated series debuts this Fall

Tree of Woe

– Kevin has been playing Battletech and has thoughts
– Kevin also solved his legendary PS4 controller problem by getting a new controller.
– Andrew “finished” Yakuza 0, started God of War
– Jamie is back on his bullshit
– Infinity War roundtable. SPOILERS! (1:17:19)

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
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PUGCast 57 — The Big AnnouncementCast

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Sometime things don’t totally suck…

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Big Operation: PUG announcement!
– A whole whack of OG Xbox games are coming to back compat
– GameSpot shits the bed
– Amazon is spending a Billion Dollars on LOTR
– A dozen Battle Royale games are coming
– Billy Mitchell stripped of world records!
– Destiny 2 expansion Warmind launches May 8

The Star Wars Minute

– New Solo trailer dropped.
– Battlefront II gets microstransations for cosmetics and Ewok Hunt mode
– Tony Gilroy talks Rogue One troubles

Tree of Woe

– We (successfully this time) built a streaming PC: test results
– Andrew saw three movies! In a week!
– Let’s talk about phasers
– Pirate Corner: Jamie is still loving Sea Of Thieves
– Oh god, Jamie is playing a MOBA
– Andrew doesn’t talk about that fucking sniper iPad game

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
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