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
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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PUGCast 56 — The Kirk v PicardCast

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Nerds arguing about Star Trek. Has that been done yet?

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– No Man’s Sky coming to Xbox One, 4K and HDR support
– Lego The Incredibles announced
– CS:GO Skin trading may be done
– System Shock remake back on track for *squints* 2020
– Third party Switch docks are bricking consoles after Nintendo system update
– Captain Marvel film looks like pure 90s nostalgia oh god
– RealSovietBear’s Sonic Forces Let’s Play has gone live, featuring narration by Jamie!

The Star Wars Minute

– TLJ out on disc
– Some international posters for Solo remove Han’s gun. Predictably, some fans get mad.
– Hasbro is making Jabba’s goddamn sail barge for $500

Tree of Woe

– Update on Operation: SimPUG
– We tried to build a PC.
– Kevin is still playing Star Trek Online and that led to watching Star Trek Discovery (spoilers for ST: Discovery)
– Jamie has been playing not old games! Far Cry 5 and Sea of Thieves!
– Andrew’s Yakuza 0 minute

Let’s Play Burr(Sonic): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Crbvv6SYtlU

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

 

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PUGCast 55 – The MMHoleCast

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Welcome to the podcast previously known as The ShavedFishCast

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Fortnite releasing on mobile, will feature limited cross platform play
– Black Panther passes $1 billion worldwide
– Ava DuVernay making New Gods, Spike Lee to make Nightwatch
– Xbox Gamepass is messing up some users licenses
– Avengers tix kerfuffle

The Star Wars Minute

– John Favareau to helm SW TV series for new streaming service
– TLJ released on home video
– Battlefront II’s progression system gets a total revamp, due out March 21

Tree of Woe

– Recap of Operation: SimPUG, The Lost Episode (PC)
– Jamie is playing a super-new game, you probably haven’t heard of it (Xbox One)
– Also Burnout Paradise remaster (Xbox One)
– Kevin’s been playing… Star Trek Online? Really? (Xbox One)
– Andrew’s playing Yakuza 0 (PS4)
– Jamie claims triumph over Andrew on mobile games: Gems of War (iOS/Android)

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

 

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PUGCast 54 – The 720pCast

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720p ought to be enough for anyone.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– The ESRB has taken a bold step to regulating loot boxes by… *reads note* adding a label.
– Crackdown, Fable Anniversary, Forza Horizon and Witcher 2 get Xbox 1X enhanced.
– Do we even need to talk about Trump meeting with “The Video Game Industry” to address gun violence for some reason?
– Detroit Become Human May 25
– PS Plus stuff
– Marvel movies madness

The Star Wars Minute

– TLJ home video release is March 13 for digital, March 27 disc. Lots of extra features.
– Star Wars Rebels got weird (no spoilers)

Tree of Woe

– We did the next stream of Operation: SimPUG and had a rethink. Also Mixer continues to be great.
– Jamie has been consumed by Gems of War.
– Kevin gives PSVR one last hurrah with Skyrim and Moss

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

 

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PUGCast 53: The WakandaCast

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Wakanda forever! Also video games and stuff.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Assassin’s Creed: Origins is getting Discovery Tour mode on Feb 20
– System shock remake is on hiatus
– New segment! The Star Wars Minute

The Star Wars Minute

– Solo: A Star Wars Story got a trailer and some books.
– Dudes from Game of Thrones are getting some Star Wars films.

Tree of Woe

– New streaming series: Operation: SimPUG, plus some thoughts about streaming culture and The Sims in general. (37:47)
– Andrew has inflicted Marvel Strike Force on Jamie. He’s also been playing Monster Breeder.
– Black Panther Roundtable (spoilers!) (1:17:00)

Links:

YANA: https://mixer.com/YouAreNotAlone
Black Girl Nerds: https://blackgirlnerds.com/
Monster Breeder: http://monsterbreeder.com

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

 

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PUGCast 52 — The PawCast (Andrew’s joke)

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Engage the blockchain as we delve into hot Miitomo action while hunting monsters in a world!

Intro:

– New canned intro!
– T-shirt Check

News

– Microsoft announces all new 1st party games will be included on launch day with Game Pass.
– Nintendo Labo is a thing. It sure is.
– Nintendo is killing Miitomo, surprising no one.
– Anthem is delayed, but that might be a good thing.
– The new God of Creed: Zero Dawn trailer is out.
– Don’t expect to upgrade your video card any time soon.
– The Oscars are a thing. They sure are.

Tree of Woe

– Kevin and Jamie been playing: AssCreed:O
– Kevin revisited Horizon Zero Dawn. Also has some first impressions of Monster Hunter World.
– Andrew is about to hit the wall on Marvel Strike Force or whatever the hell it’s called. Buckle up, this is a helluva ride.
– A look at 2018’s releases

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

 

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PUGCast 51 — The 4KCast

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We bid hello to 2018 and goodbye to Kinect while collecting all the Ks.

Intro:
– T-shirt check

News

– Xbox discontinues Kinect adapter for Xbox/PC
– All computers are fucked forever it’s over

Tree of Woe

– Kevin went full 4K, has thoughts.
– Jamie has played Batman: Arkham Asylum and Arkham City as well as Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens
– Andrew enjoyed World Of Tomorrow Episode 2: The Burden Of Other People’s Thoughts by Don Hertzfeldt now on Vimeo
– Kevin finally put time into AssCreed:O. Has thoughts.
– Andrew & Jamie played The Dawning in Destiny 2
– Jamie got Kontrol Freek analogue stick add-ons from his Secret Santa, and has thoughts
– More Star Wars The Last Jedi thoughts (spoilers obviously)

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

 

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PUGCast 50 – GOTY 2017

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Join us for the final podcast of 2017 as we look back on the gaming year that was.

Intro:

– T-shirt check

News

– Disney has eaten everything
– FCC votes to repeal New Neutrality because fuck everyone

Tree of Woe

– Game of the Year Roundtable

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

 

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PUGCast 48 — The HellScapeCast

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Everything is terrible. We investigate precisely how terrible.

Intro:

– Tshirt check

News

– Star Wars Battlefront II launch mired in controversy. Because we live in a freakish hellscape nightmare world.
– Disney pulls the plug on Marvel Heroes Omega. Not to be outdone, Gazillion fires everyone early and shuts the game down before the cutoff date. Because we live in a freakish hellscape nightmare world.
– FCC plans to scrap net neutrality. Again. Because we live in a freakish hellscape nightmare world.
– Black Friday deals- too cheap for recent releases?
– Justice League nuggets

Tree of Woe

– Kevin’s been playing Star Wars Battlefront II, Assassins Creed Origins and Destiny 2
– Jamie’s back, and he has a bone to pick! The XBone X, to be exact! He’s also been playing Battlefront II, Wolfenstein 2, Destiny 2 and Assassin’s Creed Origins
– Andrew is playing D2, animal crossing, psvr shiz, stopped a bunch of idle clickers, started playing one

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

 

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