Hello loyal listeners and welcome to another episode of the GaGcast. We start the show off right by getting into what we played this week. Fred got his hands on some football with FIFA 14 and found it to be exciting for the short time that he made a scoring run. The main complaints would be something he can lodge against all EA sports titles which would be the complete lack of friendliness to people new to both the game and the sport. After putting the sportsball down he picked up Strider, a remake of the old NES game of the same name. He found it sticking close to its roots but also branching into a more open approach to mission completion with many different ways to get about the level. Finally he dipped his toes into the Destiny Beta and while it’s too soon to make any real observations he’s been having fun with what he’s tried out. James got to watch the first episode of one of his most anticipated summer shows The Strain but found it a bit lacking. It seems like it will need to do more to prove itself to him as a show at this point. In a completely different direction he took a trip back to childhood with the Ultimate Warrior collection which chronicled the career of everyone’s favorite war paint wearing rope shaker and found it to be quite a fun watch. Nate played the worker assignment board game Lords of Waterdeep and really enjoyed the level of player interaction present that isn’t usually found in that genre of game. He also shocked everyone with his watching of the yearly EVO tournaments and a new found admiration for the joystick combatants that took part in it. Finally, Ray got his mitts on the D&D Starter set which looks to re-imagine Dungeons and Dragons as we know it, taking it in a more role play focused direction. We’ll be play testing the new system to look forward to hearing more of our thoughts in the future.
As an extension of what we played this week Ray brings up the new character changes coming to Marvel. Both a female taking up Thor’s hammer and Falcon taking on the mantle of Captain America bring up a conversation amongst the guys about what these changes may mean and how they think it will affect fans. All this talk of change gets the guys thinking about the games, shows, and movies that they always go back to no matter how many times they’ve experienced them. Fred will never be able to drag himself away from Civilization V (until Civ:Beyond Earth comes out…) and is always happy to kill time during those short download times with a few rounds of One Finger Death Punch. Nate relaxes with a nice calming game of FTL but is also always happy to catch an episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender or Adventure Time. Ray loves matching colors in Puzzle Quest almost as much as he loves shooting bandits in Borderlands. James finds comfort in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 and the pachinko machine gone insane Peggle. James has even been known to settle down for a nice relaxing episode of Sons of Anarchy. So listeners we want to know what things bring you comfort. Let us know on our Facebook group or give us a shout @grownasgamers on Twitter. Until next week stay awesome and stay gaming.