Episode 14 – Pokémon, Starcraft Remastered, Sonic Mania and fan projects, Hearthstone frustrations, Super Smash Con

Now Playing –
Dylan returns with tales of Pokémon GO and Pokémon Moon, including raiding stories and how he caught an awesome Zapdos.

Ryan gushes about his love for StarCraft Remastered, with one glaring exception: The audio wasn’t remastered to go along with the slick graphics. Watch his play through of all 10 campaigns on Twitch and YouTube!

News –
With Sonic Mania releasing to rave reviews this week, we discuss the intersection between fans and developers, and how that relationship can be fostered for the betterment of the industry. Nintendo is notorious for taking down fan projects, but that doesn’t mean hope is lost for the developers, with some moving on to careers at Microsoft Game Studios, EA and more.

Competitive Corner –
Dylan vents some frustration about the latest Hearthstone expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne. Should the meta be driven by who gets their Death Knight transformation card first?

Ryan drops some knowledge about competitive Lúcioball, and talks about his hopes of a competitive Mystery Heroes bracket in the future.

Meanwhile the LCS heats up with its final couple weeks of the season, and Super Smash Con brings style to the forefront of the competitive scene.

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Episode 13 – Hearthstone: Knights of the Frozen Throne, Destiny 2, Week 9 of NA LCS, StarCraft II IEM

With a slow news week, Dylan and Ryan tackle a bunch of eSports fun.

Now Playing –

Dylan is prepping for the next Hearthstone Expansion, Knights of the Frozen Throne. Most of this concern is from a new priest card that copies your opponents entire deck into the priest players existing deck, and how this mechanic can only be brought to life from a digital card game.

Ryan talks about his confusion and disappointment with the Destiny 2 Beta on consoles, and why it doesn’t have certain elements that make an MMO an MMO, like leveling up and progression. Despite his reservations, he is looking forward to the PC Beta at the end of August.

Competitive Corner –

Dylan preps us all for the upcoming League of Legends play that is coming in the final week of play for the North American Championship Series. He also delves into how Riot handles balance patches and introducing new heroes mid-season.

Ryan gushed about getting back into StarCraft II eSports thanks to a great weekend at the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Shanghai this past weekend. This is partly because of great stories of players that overcome all odds, like IEM winner uThermal who won the entire tournament after subbing in for a player who dropped out at the last minute.

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Episode 12 – The Nintendo DS/Switch ecosystem, Overwatch World Cup, Overwatch League and EVO

Join Ryan and Dylan for a huge week of eSports goodies!

In news, Dylan ponders the future of the DS given the portability of the Nintendo Switch. Does having the same games released for multiple systems make one more verstile than the other, or does a portable Breath of the Wild hold more weight than the entire library of the DS juggernaut?

eSports was the huge winner these past couple weeks though. The Overwatch World Cup is ongoing, and it is exciting to finally see Overwatch hit the eSports scene. But what does that mean for the oddly structured Overwatch League? Finally, we bask in the glory that is EVO upsets and comebacks. Get hype!!

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Not Enough Resources: Episode 11 – Diablo III, Splinter Cell: Conviction, Ms. Pac-Man AI and Ethics, Summer Games Done Quick

Dylan and Ryan return from the holiday to dive into the past few weeks of gaming.

For Now Playing, Ryan is loving the addition of the Necromancer in Diablo III, while Dylan gushes about the co-op in Splinter Cell: Conviction.

In News, Dylan and Ryan discuss the ethics and morality of AI development after a Microsoft AI sets a perfect High Score in Ms. Pac-Man.

Competitive Corner brings about one of our favorite events of the year: Summer Games Done Quick, which has been raising money all week for Doctors Without Borders.

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Episode 10 – Wolfenstein: The New Order, Assassin’s Creed III, Beyond Good and Evil 2 Tech Demo, Hearthstone, Overwatch

Dylan and Ryan are back with a short episode covering the past week of gaming. But E3 is over, so it has been a slow week for gaming news.

Riding the sequel train from E3, Ryan dives into Wolfenstein: The New Order to prep for Wolfenstein: The New Colossus, while Dylan gushes about Assassin’s Creed III in anticipation of Assassin’s Creed: Origins.

For News, Ryan breaks down his hopes for Beyond Good and Evil 2, and goes into what a seemingly innocent tech demo means for the future of gaming.

In Competitive Corner, Dylan breaks down the benefits of having a Legendary catch up mechanic coming to Hearthstone. Not to be outdone by themselves though, Blizzard recently announced changes coming to Overwatch, including a revamped highlight mode and changes to the loot boxes. Finally Dylan gives a shout out to an old friend of his, Shynon, who just signed with Team SoloMid.

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E3 Special – Star Wars Battlefront II, Anthem, Sea of Pirates VS Skull and Bones, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Beyond Good and Evil 2, Spider-Man

For this very special bonus episode of Not Enough Resources we dive into the gaming greatness that is E3 2017!

Ryan is joined by first time guest Heather Fischer from RoguesPortal.com and returning guest Robert Coffil to break down all of the E3 press conferences and showings, from Star Wars Battlefront II, Anthem, Sea of Thieves, Skull and Bones, Spider-Man, Beyond Good and Evil 2, and everything else.

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Episode 8 – Journey to Un’Goro, The Force Unleashed II, E3 2017 Leaks, Switch Re-Releases, Franchising in eSports, Wi-Fi vs Wired

Dylan and Ryan tackle the last two weeks in gaming news! In Now Playing, Dylan talks about going between PC and mobile for Hearthstone while Ryan discusses the powers of the force in Force Unleashed II.

For the News segment, it is all about E3 and the games to come over the next couple years. Footage from EA’s Star Wars Battlefront 2 leaked, while posters and one sheet’s keep leaking for Assassin’s Creed Origins. Meanwhile, Nintendo continues to reissue the same software over and over, this time for the Nintendo Switch.

Competitive Corner brings about hopes for what Smash Brothers could do to help elevate it’s game before we discuss the $10 million dollar question of League of Legends Franchising. Finally we break down the pro’s and con’s of Wi-Fi play and Wired play thanks to a patch for Injustice 2.

Next week we will air a bonus episode of Not Enough Resources covering everything from the E3 Press Conferences to be released on Thursday.

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Episode 7 – Pre-E3 Far Cry 5, Mario+Rabbids Kingdom Battle, Quake Champions, Injustice 2, League of Legends Mid Season Invitational

Apologizes for the missed episode 2 weeks ago, our audio encoder ate half of our episode.

This week however, we dive right into News! Dylan and Ryan discuss Far Cry 5, Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle and pending E3 plans.

For Now Playing, both Dylan and Ryan gush about Quake Champions and everything that makes the game great, from movement speed to pickups, to quick respawns. Following the frag fest that is Quake Champions, Ryan dishes on Injustice 2, and what makes it so great and so frustrating.

In the Competitive Corner, Dylan breaks down the finals of the League of Legends Mid Season Invitational and Ryan rediscovers the joys of watching South Korean’s break the ever loving hell out of StarCraft: Brood War.

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Episode 6 – Heroes of the Storm 2.0, Knights of the Fallen Empire, Persona 5 and Streaming with Spoilers, Starcraft Brood War

Dylan and Ryan are back, tackling the past two weeks of gaming.

Both Ryan and Dylan dive into Heroes of the Storm 2.0 in Now Playing, venting their frustrations about Genji and his translation from Overwatch into Heroes of the Storm, and Ryan gushes about BioWare Star Wars fun.

For News, after learning about the Persona 5 streaming ban, we dive into the deep end of Spoilers and IP Control, and what that means for us as media consumers and gamers.

In the Competitive Corner, Dylan talks League of Legends upsets going into the Spring Finals, while Ryan reminisces about the days of yore with Brood War.

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Episode 5 – Diablo on consoles, NES Classic, Star Wars and a whole lot of Blizzard

The dynamic duo of Dylan and Ryan tackle everything going on over the past couple weeks in gaming.

First up, in Now Playing Dylan talks about getting his grove back in League of Legends by switching positions and Ryan gushes about his love for Diablo on consoles.

In News, we discuss the discontinuation of the NES Classic and the hope for more Star Wars games set in the Old Republic Universe.

For Competitive Corner, Dylan talks more League of Legends and how a small misstep can lead to defeat. Then Ryan drops a bomb on Dylan about the potential for Warcraft 4, and the pair speculate about how to make a Warcraft 4 in a post-WoW era. Everything gets capped off with a conversation about Heroes of the Dorm.

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