Tag Archive: Microsoft

Jun 30 2015

TKV Team Podcast 36 | “Exceeding Lowered Expectations”

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For part three of our E3 conference overviews, we snip the tail end of Microsoft’s offerings, and cover what EA, Ubisoft and Nintendo have on tap for the next year. We recount some brief hands-on with this holiday’s Mario Maker for Wii U and Zelda Triforce Adventure for 3DS, and share what are frankly some the most positive reactions we’ve had to a major press event. Something must have gone terribly wrong.

Jun 23 2015

TKV Team Podcast 35 | “Videogames were a mistake”

TKVTeam_Logo2015This week, we bring you the second installment of our E3 2015 coverage, as we talk over major points from the Sony and Microsoft conference announcements. We ignore obvious points of excitement, overplay minor details, and generally give you a cross-section of what makes this hobby so great. Next week, look forward to part 3, which will cover EA, Ubisoft, and Nintendo’s slice of gamin’ goodness from Los Angeles.

Sep 15 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast, Episode 8: Grape Ape

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Hey, everyone! Tim goes solo this week, taking over the airwaves while Karol and I get wrapped up in life. In this episode, he covers more backlog games, along with some recent news, such as the Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Direct, and Sony Japan’s 2014 Fall Conference, amongst other news. He did a great job, so please enjoy it!

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Show Notes:

Tim’s backlog: Forza Horizon, Crimson Dragon, Dishonored, Battlefield 4, Minecraft XB1
Karol’s whereabouts: Magfest 8.5
Joan’s radio show: Factory Settings

Points of Interest:

Happy Birthday Dreamcast, you magnificent bastard:
-You are old, but so is Dreamcast. 15 years old. ;(

Nintendo 3DS Nintendo Direct
– 3DS menu themes
-”New” 3DS: Better battery, improved 3D & Wifi, analog nub C-Stick, faster processor/gpu, web videos (html 5), NFC for Amiibo, custom shells on regular version.
-Retailing for the equivalent of $170 / $200 for the Regular and XL versions.
-Exclusive “New 3DS” games using increased power: launching in Japan with Xenoblade remake.

Sony Japan’s Fall 2014 Press Conference
-PS4, PS3 & Vita Menu Themes
-“Live From Playstation” streaming app hitting Vita this fall with PS4 support from both Twitch and USTREAM.
-Summer Lesson (a demo for Sony’s VR hardware, Project Morpheus)
-Disgaea 5 on PS4
-New Ys title
-Persona 5
-Dragon Quest Heroes
-Yakuza 1988 for PS4
-Resident Evil Revelations 2
-EDF 2025 port for PS4

Xbox one in Japan

Square Public Relations

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Aug 18 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast, Episode #Sixtus: “Bad News, Butts. Your math level went down.”

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Welcome to this week’s TKV-Team Podcast! Today, we look at Gamescom, along with the usual “what are we playing?” segment. Enjoy!
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00:01:58: What Are We Playing?

Tim:
-Sonic 2
-TI-99 games
-Witcher 2

Karol:
-Mario Kart 8
-TI-99 games
-Double Dragon Neon
-Crazy Taxi iPhone.

Point of Interest: Gamescom 2014 in Cologne, Germany

00:48:36: Sony:

  • Shareplay – stream multiplayer games to/with a friend
  • Rime
  • The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (Nicalis)
  • Samurai Gunn (Teknopants)
  • Volume (Mike Bithell)
  • SNOW – open world winter sports game.(poppermost) first free-to-play, open world, 1st mountain 8sq killometers, leaderboards ranked matches, snowboarding and other sports to come.
  • Tearaway Unfolded
  • The Order 1886 Gameplay Trailer – Introduces Tesla as a story character, looked bonkers.
  • Driveclub
  • Hellblade
  • 1st Destiny expansion in December
  • “P.T.” on the PSN store was an interactive teaser for the new Silent Hill made by Kojima and Del Toro
  • Fox Engine and developed by Kojima Productions
  • Developer Music Chairs: Platinum making Metal Gear, Kojima making Silent Hill, etc-Sony has sold through 10 million PS4 systems globally

1:15:38: Microsoft

And a final surprise at the end…

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Jun 23 2014

The TKV-Team Podcast SPECIAL: E3, Part 1!

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logo-e3Karol, Tim, and I – much like everyone else – were sucked into the hype train that is the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). That’s right, this is a big one. And because it’s so big, we’re breaking it down into three parts! Here’s the only-mildly-edited conversation between us – and, as always, let us know what you think.

Today, we’re discussing the Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft conferences.

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4:34 – Microsoft Conference
-Talking about last year’s conference (and some of the negativity surrounding it)
-Conker in Project Spark
-Sunset Overdrive
-Xbox Indie showcase (Notable: Ori and the Blind Forest, Cuphead)
-Phantom Dust remake
-Scalebound (a new IP!)
-Tomb Raider
-Crackdown (3?)
-Halo: The Master Chief Collection

27:22 – EA Conference
-PGA Tour holy shit
-Star Wars Battlefront…disappointment
-Mirror’s Edge 2
-Battlefield Hardline
-UFC (with Bruce Lee)
-MOBAs?

37:46 – Ubisoft Conference
-FarCry 4
-The Division
-The Crew
-Assassin’s Creed Unity & Comet
-Valiant Hearts
-Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege