Episode 31: Hearthstone, House Flipper, Battlefield V and Heroes of the Dorm

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Dylan talks about Hearthstone getting normalized after a huge meta shift. Meanwhile Ryan dives into the world of sort-of house renovations in House Flipper. Can you learn to renovate a full house with a video game? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean Ryan isn’t learning stuff along the way.

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We talk everything Battlefield V, from highlighting the Women of service in World War 2, to procedurally generated single player mode, and DICE trying to knock this out of the park following the mishandling of Star Wars Battlefront 2.

Competitive Corner –
Does the EU have hope of winning a World Championship in League of Legends? How awesome was Heroes of the Dorm? And finally, the guys share their favorite moments of gaming with a crowd.

 

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Episode 30 – Switch madness and Competitive Fortnite?

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With a glut of free time, Dylan dives into Super Mario Odyssey, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Switch woes. Afterwards he talks about Superhot VR, and how the HTC Vive has some exciting possibilities beyond gaming. Ryan is praising Xbox Live Games With Gold again for its latest addition, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and how fun it can be to go back and play older games in an established series.

Competitive Corner
How do you set up a tournament for Fortnite? The Ninja Vegas 18 show’s a promising start to how you can keep the spirit of Fortnite alive will adding some esports elements to create an amazing experience for everyone. Using an open buy system where anyone can compete, it turns the growing competitive Fortnite scene into a weird amalgam of Golf, Tennis and more.

Episode 29 – The Witchwood, The Witness, Billy Mitchell, Battlefront 2 and cosmetics, Overwatch League controversies

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Dylan dives into the latest Hearthstone expansion, The Witchwood and he breaks down how the new card keyword Rush helps bring new life to the game. Ryan is addicted to the super pretentious puzzler The Witness from Braid‘s creator Johnathan Blow.

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Billy Mitchell has been stripped of all of his records from Twin Galaxies, and the Guinness Book of World records is expected to follow suit, following an internal investigation that Billy’s Donkey Kong scores came from an emulator and not arcade hardware.

Star Wars Battlefront 2 is back in the news, this time thanks to EA announcing they will restore micro-transactions for the game for cosmetic items, such as Return of the Jedi skins for Han Solo and Princess Leia. With this comes a new mode pitting Stromtroppers against Ewoks. But are these changes too little too late?

Competitive Corner –
NALCS Spring Playoff Finals! Some new blood is shaking it up in the form of 100 Thieves, as it shows the longevity of the league. Meanwhile, things have come to a head in the Overwatch League following the suspension of the leagues second player, Dreamkazper, following accusations from underage girls. Hopefully, these are just growing pains from the inaugural season that will get ironed out in the future once players recognize the position they are in.

Not Enough Resources – Episode 28: WoW, Fortnite Battle Royale, Super Smash Bros on Switch, #SC20

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Dylan dives into World of Warcraft: Legion to get ready for the next expansion, Battle for Azeroth. He dishes on the allied races, and what he is most looking forward to in WoW’s 7th expansion. Both Ryan and Dylan have been bit by the Fortnite: Battle Royale bug, and wonder if the FFA Arena is a new mode that everyone can enjoy or a niche experiment in the evolution of the shooter.

News:

Last episode we completely slipped up and forgot to mention the biggest news for the Nintendo Switch: Super Smash Brothers. Following the release of a trailer featuring the Splatoon kids and shadows of familiar faces and a Breath of the Wild style Link, we wonder if this is going to be the game that bridges the Fighting Game Community and the rest of the eSports world. Ultimately, we think it comes down to one question: Is this going to be a new Smash Brothers game, or a port of the Wii U game with a couple more characters thrown into the mix.

Competitive Corner:

Esports wouldn’t exsist without Starcraft, so in honor of it’s twenty anniversary, Dylan tells the tale of the best summer he had playing custom games with friends in a hellish Oklahoma Summer, and Ryan breaks down the time he was searched for 2 hours by TSA because the Overmind said “Nuclear Launch Detected” through his phone while going through airport security. To hear other tales of the granddaddy of all esports, look for the #sc20 hashtag.

The NALCS is chugging along, but this time they are missing some familiar faces, while new ones grace the scene. Dylan breaks down Clutch Gaming’s rise to the upper echelon of League of Legends.

Meanwhile, Overwatch League is getting some serious shake up’s with the climb of the Philadelphia Fusion into the Stage 2 finals against the New York Excelsior. While they didn’t win, it is really cool to see how even after only 10 weeks of play there can be some shake ups to the foundations of the league. Next week the meta will shift yet again with the newest hero, Brigette entering the fray, so be sure to tune in next Wednesday.

Episode 27 – Battlerite, Superhot, Hearthstone: The Witchwood, Fortnite and upsets in both the NALCS and Overwatch League

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Dylan breaks down free-to-play brawler Battlerite, which shakes up the MOBA format by making it all about arena style combat instead of objective based gameplay. Ryan finally get’s his hands on first-person puzzler Superhot, which has been scratching his itch for high level concepts with stunning execution.
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Dylan is excited about the new Hearthstone expansion: The Witchwood, featuring some cool new keywords and the shuffling of some classic cards back to their pre-nerfed states. Meanwhile, EA is updating Star Wars Battlefront 2 to remove all Star Cards in favor of a linear progression system and cosmetic upgrades. Finally, not even we can escape the cultural juggernaut that is Fortnite.
Competitive Corner:
We are starting a sub-segment in competitive corner: Games of the Week! Dylan breaks down TSM vs Cloud 9 face off in League of Legends, while Ryan is in awe that the last place Shanghai Dragons took a map off Seoul Dynasty in the Overwatch League.
Over the past week thanks to the 20th Anniversary of Starcraft, we got to see a campaign Achievement Hunt through all three Starcraft II campaigns. What is the strategy that goes into an achievement race? Do you start on the hardest difficulty, or clear out individual maps first?

Episode 26 – Horizon Zero Dawn, Into The Breach, The ESRB and loot boxes, Warcraft 3 HD? and Brigitte

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Dylan keeps going back to Horizon Zero Dawn, drawn in by it’s gorgeous open world and great narrative design. Meanwhile, Ryan dives into the tactical PC indie Into The Breach thanks to it’s sharp design and addictive gameplay.


News:
The ESRB is doing the absolute bare minimum when it comes to the loot box controversy, stipulating that they will add a label to games that have additional purchases available to players beyond the initial purchase of the game. Spoilers: The is pretty much every game being made. The language doesn’t differentiate between loot boxes, expansion content or unlocks, making this the smallest of steps the ESRB could take. There is also talk of a potential remaster of Warcraft 3 on the horizon, thanks to a new developer sponsored tournament coming up for the 16 year old game.


Competitive Corner:
Dylan breaks down more League of Legends meta shifts while Ryan talks Stage 2 of Overwatch League. On the developer side of things, Blizzard announced Brigitte, a new support healer that is going to shake up the meta in Stage 3 for sure.


 

Episode 25 – Magic the Gathering Arena, Civilization VI, Billy Mitchell, Loot Boxes and legislation, Overwatch League Stage 1 and IEM Pyeongchang

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Dylan is eagerly watching Magic the Gathering: Arena, eager to play a more polished, and balanced, version of Magic Online. Ryan is exploring history with Civilization VI and it’s new approach to city building.

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Billy Mitchell, the antagonist of King Of Kong is having all three of his 1 million plus scores in Donkey Kong challenged, based on evidence that he performed the runs on MAME. Meanwhile, Hawaii is pushing for legislation for Loot Boxes, requiring that gamers be over 21 to purchase these games. Is that enough, or too much?

Competitive Corner –
Following a rough first couple weeks of the NALCS, Dylan breaks down the changes to the stopwatch mechanic in League of Legends. Ryan gushed over a photo finish to Overwatch League Stage 1. Stage 2 is seeing a lot changes, not only in scheduling, but in rosters, including Geguri, the first female player in the Overwatch League. In the world of StarCraft 2, Scarlett dominates at IEM Pyeongchang and continues to dominate in GSL.

Episode 24 – Golf with Friends, Sea of Thieves, Fortnite and Paragon, NALCS and Overwatch League

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from us? Follow us on Twitter @NERPodcast, and send us your comments and suggestions! You can subscribe to Not Enough Resources on iTunes or Google Play.

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Dylan breaks down insane co-op game, Golf with Friends, which simulates 8 players playing Putt Putt Golf, all at the same time with full physics. Meanwhile, Ryan is coming back from a week on the high sea’s with the Sea of Theives beta.

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Fortnite has exploded everywhere, from meme’s to Twitch streams and more, so we examine some of the factors leading to it’s success, and why Epic would close down another game entirely to focus on their newfound golden goose.

Competitive Corner –

Dylan has watched a lot of League of Legends. Like every single match. He breaks down why a simple rune that grants players stasis has lead to prolonged games, and why that is bad for the competitive community. The world of Overwatch League is finally started to even out heading into the Stage 1 finals, with no teams being undefeated. Plus, we get some answers to our questions about patches and how Overwatch League will handle them.

Episode 23 – Horizon Zero Dawn, PAX South, They Are Billions, Nintendo Labo, Overwatch League

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Dylan falls in love with Horizon Zero Dawn, praising it as the best open world game ever. He also brings tales from the San Antonio hosted PAX South, including falling in love with objective based shooter Due Process. Meanwhile, Ryan dives into Early Access title They Are Billions, a healthy mixture of tower defense and RTS that is about steampunk and zombies.

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Instead of talking about loot boxes (again!), we talk about cardboard boxes. What is the Nintendo Labo? Is it a tool for teaching programing to kids? A DIY dreamscape? There is a lot of potential in Labo, but we try to wrap our head around what that potential is, and who this product is for.

Competitive Corner –

Dylan breaks down the upcoming ticket system coming to League of Legends, and how we both hope it will foster a healthy amateur scene for the game. In addition to League of Legends, another League we have been anticipating for over a year now finally started up: The Overwatch League. We break down the first week and a half of matches, and our hopes for improvement over the inaugural season.

 

Episode 22 – Destiny 2, Apple and loot boxes, Game of the Year 2017

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Dylan was gifted a copy of Destiny 2, and he explores the odd pairing of first-person shooter and MMO. Ryan is riding the high from Star Wars The Last Jedi by diving head first into 2010’s Star Wars: The Old Republic and its two most recent expansions, Knights of the Fallen Empire and Knights of the Eternal Throne.

News:

The loot box conversation continues! Apple has updated their developers terms of service to require games that have a randomization purchasing element to disclose drop rates. We speculate on how this might effect the industry going forward, and what it means to have a storefront regulate these practices rather than legislation.

Game of the Year 2017:

We discuss some of the ups and downs of the year, from big budget games like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild to amazing indies like A Mortician’s Tale and Cuphead. The biggest take away? Gaming has reached the point where we can have experimental games that don’t focus on realism, but instead aim to stir emotions in their players. The Game of the Year for 2017 for Not Enough Resources is Cuphead. Read our review.

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