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

 

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

 

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

 

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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
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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