The Radio Cat
0:15 – Introductions
1:45 – Prey
8:20 – Yooka-Laylee and Rare
21:15 – Infinity Wars and Games with Small Communities
24:50 – For Honor
36:35 – Destiny
42:35 – Dawn of War III
47:05 – Speculation about E3 2017
50:00 – Microsoft and Project Scorpio
1:02:20 – Nintendo and Mobile Gaming
1:06:05 – Games We Haven’t Heard Much about Since They Were Announced
1:08:15 – Xbox Live and PlayStation Plus
1:11:45 – The State of Indie Gaming
1:16:25 – Some Speculation about VR
1:22:00 – Console Peripherals and Voice Commands
1:26:20 – Speculation about Sega
1:28:35 – Other E3 Game Predictions
1:44:50 – Opening E3 to the Public and E3’s Future
1:51:55 – Video Game Violence, Part 1
2:19:20 – Rockstar and Blizzard
2:22:25 – Video Game Violence, Part 2
Download Link: https://archive.org/details/avocadogamescast_ep22
Linkdump after the jump.
- “It’s almost scary how good I am” is one of Morgana’s lines in battle in Persona 5. It’s even more annoying that it looks. (Source: Sega Addicts)
- D.Va is a character from Overwatch. (Source: Overwatch Wiki on Gamepedia)
- Steam store page for Prey (2017).
- Wikipedia article on Prey (2006).
- The trailer for the cancelled Prey 2 featuring “Rusty Cage” by Johnny Cash. (Source: LunchPR)
- Correction: The 2006 Prey was developed by Human Head Studios, not id Software. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Clarification: The 2006 Prey was once available on Steam but was delisted a while ago. It is now essentially abandonware. (Source: /r/patientgamers on Reddit)
- As Merve mentioned, he has been recording his playthrough of Prey for your enjoyment.
Yooka-Laylee and Rare (8:20)
- Steam store page for Yooka-Laylee.
- Wikipedia article on Perfect Dark.
- GoldenEye 007’s multiplayer mode was developed in about a month. (Source: Engadget)
- The objective Merve mentioned was “Shut down air intercept radar” in Area 51: Infiltration. (Source: Perfect Dark Wiki on Wikia)
Infinity Wars and Games with Small Communities (21:15)
- Steam store page for Infinity Wars: Animated Trading Card Game.
- Steam store page for Marvel Heroes 2016.
- Steam store page for Skullgirls.
- Info page for Red Alert: A Path Beyond. (Source: W3D Hub)
For Honor (24:50)
- Steam store page for For Honor.
- A preview of Season 2 content for For Honor. Season 2 launched on May 16th. (Source: IGN)
- Wikipedia page for Destiny.
- Destiny 2 gameplay reveal trailer, which doesn’t seem to contain much actual gameplay. (Source: destinygame on YouTube)
- Destiny Wiki page for Age of Triumph. (Source: Wikia)
- Clarification: DemiDeva was probably referring to the fact that a pre-alpha version of Master of Orion III was leaked, and an Australian game magazine published it as a demo. (Source: Wikipedia)
Dawn of War III (42:35)
- Steam store page for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III.
- Version 3.0 of the Essence Engine was used for Company of Heroes 2. Version 4.0 was used for Dawn of War III. (Source: Essence Engine)
Speculating about E3 2017 (47:05)
- Official E3 website.
- The 2016 PC gaming show. (Source: PC Gamer on YouTube)
- Nintendo Switch presentation 2017 trailer for Arms. (Source: Nintendo on YouTube)
Microsoft and Project Scorpio (50:00)
- Digital Foundry reveals some of the specs of Project Scorpio. (Source: Eurogamer)
- Sea of Thieves trailer and gameplay from E3 2016. (Source: Xbox on YouTube)
- Crackdown 3 trailer from Gamescom 2015. (Source: outsidexbox on YouTube)
- Some speculation about Scalebound’s cancellation. (Source: Game Skinny)
Nintendo and Mobile Gaming (1:02:20)
- Some information on the Pokémon ripoff Hey Monster, formerly known as Monster Park. (Source: Now Loading)
Games We Haven’t Heard Much about Since They Were Announced (1:06:05)
- The Kickstarter for Shenmue III.
Xbox Live Gold and PlayStation Plus (1:08:15)
- Steam store page for Type:Rider.
The State of Indie Gaming (1:11:45)
- Steam store page for The Sexy Brutale.
- Steam store page for What Remains of Edith Finch.
- Official website for Manifold Garden.
- Steam store page for Antichamber.
Some Speculation about VR (1:16:25)
- Sony acquired all of OnLive’s important assets and then proceeded to shut the service down. (Source: OnLive)
- An article about Oculus’s prototype standalone VR headset, codenamed Santa Cruz. (Source: Engadget)
- Official website for the Star Wars: Battlefront Rogue One X-Wing VR Mission.
- The Jackal Assault VR mission for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. (Source: PlayStation Store)
Console Peripherals and Voice Commands (1:22:00)
- There are four Wonderbook games. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The video game Ben and The Radio Cat were referencing that used the PlayStation Eye camera to simulate card battles was The Eye of Judgment. (Source: Wikipedia)
- A video compilation of reactions to the gamertag Xbox Turn Off. (Source: First Person Troller on YouTube)
- Clarification: Google disabled the “What is the Whopper burger?” functionality in Google Home, but it doesn’t seem like the ad was actually pulled. (Source: The Verge)
Speculation about Sega (1:26:20)
- PlatinumGames has possibly been teasing Bayonetta 3. (Source: The Escapist)
- Official Nintendo Switch trailer for Sonic Mania. (Source: Nintendo on YouTube)
- Merve was referring to Backwardz Compatible, a show where two friends play video games together. (Source: Rooster Teeth)
Other E3 Game Predictions (1:28:35)
- EA said at an earnings call that they weren’t making Skate 4, so it seems like they’re genuinely not. But who knows? (Source: Gamespot)
- Wikipedia article on Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s series.
- Speculation about Wolfenstein: The New Colossus. (Source: Videogamer)
- A compilation of rumours and information on Assassin’s Creed Origins, which was codenamed Empire. (Source: Digital Trends)
- Teaser information for Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey. (Source: Eurogamer)
- Wikipedia article on Lucy, a famous fossil specimen of Australopithecus afarensis.
- We recorded this podcast before Far Cry 5 was announced. (Source: Far Cry 5 official website)
- Wikipedia article on BioWare’s cancelled Shadow Realms.
Opening E3 to the Public and E3’s Future (1:44:50)
- Official website for PAX (Penny Arcade Expo).
- Official website for GDC (Game Developers Conference).
Video Game Violence, Part 1 (1:51:55)
- Brown v. Entertainment Mechants Association, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that overturned California’s law banning the sale of violent video games to minors. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The Australian government has been remarkably okay with its citizens using VPNs to get around geoblocking, as explained here and here. (Sources: CombiTel and Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
- Information on Hotline Miami 2’s ban in Australia. (Source: Gamespot)
- An article about skeletons and Chinese game censorship. Tl;dr – skeletons aren’t actually banned, but sometimes Chinese publishers remove them in order to expedite review. (Source: Tech in Asia)
- A quadruple-testicle double-kill in Sniper Elite III. (Source: deathmule on YouTube)
- Information on Night Trap’s re-release. (Source: Eurogamer)
- Mugging civilians in APB: Reloaded. (Source: MYYTTV on YouTube)
- Amazon link to Dave Grossman’s On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society.
- Wikipedia article on the ill-fated British sitcom Heil Honey I’m Home!
- Wikipedia article on Manhunt.
Rockstar and Blizzard (2:19:20)
- Blizzard revealed Overwatch loot box drop rates because of Chinese laws. (Source: PC Gamer)
Video Game Violence, Part 2 (2:22:25)
- Steve Downes is Master Chief’s voice actor. (Source: IMDB)
- Correction: The Kappa was referencing the premise of Bad Dudes Vs. DragonNinja, though it’s actually the President and not his daughter who gets kidnapped in that game. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Steam store page for the Tomb Raider reboot.
- Wikipedia article on Death Stranding.