Mind of Gamer Podcast Ep. 30 | Are Gamers Responsible for Loot Boxes Rise To Infamy?

Welcome to Mind of a Gamer (MOG) Podcast! With your cast Persona, MistaOfficial & DemiGodReviews, we a are a group of guys trying to bring you a more chill podcast on your usual Saturday Mornings. We talk about all things gaming, including controversial topics that come up in the gaming industry. We approach all topics with an open mind and our opinions are our own.  (Mature audiences only) With that being said we’ve provided a layout of our topics we discuss we hope you enjoy it please leave your comment below or via our YouTube Link located below.

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Intro/Games Played for the week

Topics:

  1. CupHead Hits a Million Sold
  2. Phil wants an explanation!
  3. Epic Suing Hackers
  4. Is there a such thing as to many games?
  5. PSVR 1 million sold
  6. Loot Boxes = Gambling?
  7. EA backtracks on pay to win system in BF 2
  8. Shadow of War Loot boxes bypass
  9. Discussion Topic: Are Loot Boxes Killing Gaming

Upcoming COD: WWII Beta Info

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Call of Duty: WWII is one of this years most anticipated titles releasing on the PlayStation 4. It was announced earlier this summer, a beta would be releasing for the shooter first on PS4 August 25th (for those who Pre Order), with the open beta starting for everyone else on September 1st. If you’re one of those people (like myself) dying to get your hands on the game, maybe this bit of information about the new create a class system will hold you until then. Call of Duty: WWII releases for the PS4 on November 4th, 2017.

Call of Duty WWIIThere will be five divisions which will be included in the Call of Duty:WWII beta, here’s an overview of each division from the PlayStation Blog:

Armored Division:
This Division specializes in laying down a withering offense to buy their team breathing room. Their bipod-equipped light machinegun shreds lightly armored targets, while their armor protects them from enemy explosives, tactical equipment and flamethrowers. When extra punch is required, the Anti-Tank Grenade sticky bomb is the ideal choice.

Division Skill:
LMG Bipod III: Protect territory by mounting your machinegun on ledges or while prone for less recoil
Division Training

Armored III:Immune to Shell Shock and Tactical Equipment. Take less
fire damage. Take less explosives damage.Amored Division

Mountain Division
Remaining undetected, this Division excels at covert operations and stealth gameplay. When armed with sniper rifles, the Mountain Division prefers to stay at a distance, waiting patiently for the perfect shot. If detected, smoke grenades and the S-Mine 44 “Bouncing Betty” provide opportunities to escape or retaliate.

Division Skill
Sniper Sharpshooter III: Block out your surroundings and in return acquire aim assist and enemy names while holding breath.

Division Training
Mountain III: Invisible to enemy Recon Aircraft while moving. Hidden to player-controlled Streaks. Quieter Movement.

mountain divisionAirborne Division
This maneuverable Division is usually the first to the fight, parachuting into the thick of the action. Armed with suppressed submachine guns, these frontline fighters excel at taking and holding enemy positions until more heavily armored reinforcements arrive.

Division Skill
SMG Suppressor III: Hides muzzle flash and prevents gunfire from appearing on enemy mini-maps, but reduces the range of weapon.

Division Training
Airborne III: Sprint for longer distances. Climb over obstacles faster. Increased sprint speed.

Expeditionary Division
Armed with a hearty supply of explosives and tactical equipment, the fighters specialize in sabotage, infiltration, and close-quarters combat. Their special Division Skill loads devastating incendiary shells into their shotguns to set fires and terrorize their opponents.

Division Skill
Shotgun Incendiary Shells III: Shotgun shells that spark flames that burn enemies.

Division Training
Expeditionary III: Select a piece of Tactical and Lethal Equipment. Throw equipment faster, farther & while sprinting. Resupply equipment from killed enemies.

Infantry Division
As all-around combat specialists, the Infantry Division emphasizes marksmanship and rarely misses their shots. Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Skill
Rifle Bayonet III: Special training on the use of the bayonet makes Infantry riflemen a threat at all ranges.

Division Training

Infantry III: Additional attachment on Primary Weapon. Extra magazines. Move faster while aiming down sights.

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Source: PlayStation Blog

Blazblue Cross Tag Battle Teaser Trailer

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Arc System Works is at it again dropping new fighting game for fighting game enthusiast. During EVO 2017 they announced BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. It’s a cross-over 2D fighting game that will arrive on console in 2018. It will feature characters from illustrious Arc System Works fighting game franchise like BlazBlue, Under Night in-Birth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and newly joining the fighting game scene RWBY.

Ragna The Blood Egde:
blazblueYu Narukami:persona 4 arenaHyde Kido:Under Night in BirthRuby Rose:RWBYIn my opinion: Just giving me a game where I can battle with some of my favorite fighting game characters from Arc System Works, is a huge win for me personally. I can’t wait to mix it up with some of my favorite Under Birth in-Night and BlazBlue characters. Just please have Byakuya in this game! I do personally feel this game will be a console exclusive on PS4 and will also have a PC release later within 2018.

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Tekken 7- Geese Howard Reveal Trailer

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It is really fascinating to see Geese Howard making his way into the Tekken 7 ring later on this year. Geese is a notable legendary character from the Fatal Fury/The King of Fighters series and will have the chance to face off against the Tekken legends like Heihachi or Kazuya, making the statementI’ll destroy you all!Geese Howard T7In my Opinion: Players that use Geese Howard will have their opponents in fear with Atemi Nage counter as you send foes to the ground that gets in contact with you or if they approach send Geese’s famous wind slash Reppu Ken with both single and double versions present. I’m definitely loving how Bandai Namco kept a lot of the traditional Geese Howard specials and incorporated them into the 3D space of Tekken 7. It’s very similar to what they did with Akuma, great job!Geese Howard Winter 2017

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Street Fighter V: Abigail Reveal Trailer

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During EVO 2017 at Street Fighter V top 8, Capcom finally revealed their next SFV season 2 DLC character. Abigail is the biggest man in Metro City will be available on July 25th and has bulked up since his Final Fight days. Abigail is eight feet tall, making him the largest character in SFV.  He isn’t just a command grab character as most would probably assume. He brings with him plenty of tools and a special called Nitro Charge run. Which is cancel-able and can lead into multiple follow-ups like his stiff punch, cumbersome overhead, command grabs or V-Skill. abigail sfv

What does Abigail have to offer in Street Fighter V?

V-Skill: HungabeeV-SkillAbigail thrusts his size-able belly forwards (either high or low) countering the opponent’s attack and setting himself up for a combo opportunity.

V-Trigger: Max PowerV-TriggerAfter popping his two-bar V-Trigger, Abigail can charge up his four different heavy punches for one hit of armor and extended juggles. A full charge will break the opponent’s guard.

Critical Art: Abigail SpecialCAAbigail slams his opponent with a downward open-palm strike that puts them into a daze. He then hoists them into the air, pummels them like a makeshift speed bag before launching a savage hook that shatters the screen.

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costume2costume1On July 25th alongside Abigail are his Story and Premium Battle costumes. He will come with his own personal stage, the Metro City Bay Area. If you take your fight to the distance on his stage, fans will get to witness the iconic sunrise from back in Abigail’s Final Fight days.metrocity

Season 2 Character Pass is available for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99 and will currently give you access to Akuma, Kolin, Ed and Abigail with two more brand new characters later within the year. The season pass also comes with Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 and the default costume colors 3-10 for each character in SFV.Season passIn my Opinion: Abigail is definitely looking a like force not to be messed with. Though his size could be a gift and curse, making him susceptible to a lot attacks from all angles due to his large hit box. Or creating fear against the opposition with his large body and length for his normal’s and specials. I’m personally interested on getting my hands on Abigail. He’s not the type of character I would typically use in a Street Fighter game, but I just so see what type of mix-ups I can create after his Nitro Charge Run special. 

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Source: Capcom-Unity

CCP Games- Sparc PSVR Interview

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It was a pleasure to have an interview with CCP Games Community Lead Thomas Cheung to talk about their newest PlayStation VR game called Sparc. During the interview we learned that Sparc will run its online matches on dedicated servers and the release date is ahead of schedule, so we can expect a date to be announced soon. If you’re interested in playing a competitive game using PSVR, for more information on Sparc click here to check out their site.

CCP Games will be holding their first reddit AMA within the /r/PSVR subreddit this Friday at 1pm EST. If you have any questions or concerns about Sparc be sure to ask there.sparc2Sparc1What does Sparc have to offer?

Sparc is a skill-based, fast-paced, and physical sport only possible in virtual reality. In Sparc, players utilize their PlayStation®Move motion controllers to aim and throw projectiles at each other inside a sleek virtual arena, while defending themselves by dodging, blocking, or deflecting incoming attacks from a live opponent. Players can compete against their friends or find challengers via online matchmaking.sparc3Players can watch Sparc matches in-person and queue up for the next match through “Courtside,” a freeform social area that allows for spectating in VR. Sparc includes multiple two-player game modes as well as a selection of single-player challenges and training modes, plus a wide range of visually striking customization and personalization options for competitors.

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E3 with The Council 

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E3 is here & The Council has you covered on ALL things E3! From EA to Sony, we will be hosting Live Reaction & aftershow streams for all the conferences. Choose your favorite conference & come hang out with The Council!

  • EA Conference & aftershows will be streamed here starting 3PM EST. 
  • Microsoft conference & aftershow will be streamed Here on Sunday 5PM EST. 
  • Bethesda aftershow will be streamed Here on Monday at 1PM EST. 
  • Ubisoft conference & aftershow will be streamed Here starting Monday at 4PM EST. 
  • Sony Conference will be streamed Here on Monday at 9PM EST. 

We look forward to giving you guys the best E3 experience possible! Hope to see you there.

Street Fighter V- Here Comes A New Challenger

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Capcom just unveiled Ed, the third DLC character for Season 2 six upcoming new characters to Street Fighter V. Ed was an experiment in S.I.N, a division of Shadaloo, looking to replace the body of M. Bison. After certain events, Balrog found him and raised him. But due to the experiments, Ed ages faster than normal humans, giving him the more adult look than what we seen in the SFV story mode. Heavily influenced by Balrog, his fighting style is surrounded on boxing with the Psycho Powers inherited from M. Bison genes. 9847E1DB-B48A-40C0-8CD0-BF7ED9B2DB0B-10223-00000DE48545764EEd will be available for free in the upcoming Street Fighter V new CFN beta, beginning on May 11th and ending on the 14th. Season 2 Character Pass can be purchased for the cost of $29.99, which will give you access to Akuma, Kolin, and Ed with the three remaining character that’s yet to be announced. The pass also comes with Premium Battle Costumes with colors 3-10 unlocked and default costume colors 3-10 for each character. That’s not all, Season Pass holders will also receive an exclusive PS4 theme.2B0C1F4B-B484-4539-A069-7B74BBBA68E4-10223-00000DE518BF76D8

Ed’s Story and Battle Costumes:9CCC2C65-AD48-4F7A-B5AB-FEB1BF0F2443-10223-00000DE4DCCEFB52618C0F5D-1766-48BD-A9BE-D981C5984652-10223-00000DE50C47CC9F

Here is the breakdown for Ed’s V-Skill, V-Trigger, and Critical Art by Capcom:Ed VskillV-Skill: Psycho Snatcher- Ed releases Psycho Power from his palm, pulling himself or opponents depending on how long he charges it up.

68031B74-5936-4168-910C-CFC38E6A7E43-10480-00000E70B50FBAD2V-Trigger: Psycho Cannon- With a full V-meter, Ed releases an enormous amount of Psycho Power. He can follow alongside it, allowing him to pepper in shots when it connects with the opponent.

CCFCFA8E-D76A-4A65-A715-C7EAEE730E07-10480-00000E70B3D46679Critical Art: Psycho Barrage- Ed lunges forward with a series of punches. If at any point he connects, he’ll continue weaving around the opponent, slipping in quick combinations of Psycho-punches ending with a powerful uppercut.

Ed inputsEd won’t play like a traditional Street Fighter character, due to how different his button inputs are. His special moves doesn’t rely on motion or charge inputs, but simple button presses. Special moves could be executed by simultaneous button presses or repeatedly pushing on a button. Ed’s only traditional motion input is his Critical Art.

In my opinion: I can definitely appreciate what Capcom is doing with these new characters. Ed looks super fun to play as a character and I’m interested to see how this new input layout for a Street Fighter will pan out. Ed will without a doubt will shake things up for Street Fighter V in a favorable way, bringing some diversity and possibly new players towards the game. E72EF4F4-0028-4507-961A-7DBEF2F45C26-10223-00000DE48F0191B8

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Source: Capcom-Unity

Have You Seen Me: Glorious Final Fantasy Benchmark Footage

It’s almost here! Final Fantasy XIV’s newest expansion Stormblood is right around the corners and the fans can hardly wait. People have been waiting patiently to see more of the Red Mage and Samurai classes in action with the rest of the crew. In this latest trailer the benchmark footage will have fans urging for more from this expansion for the PlayStation 4 and PC, releasing on June 20th.

stormbloodstormblood2Along with the benchmark, we have received word that Final Fantasy 14 will be receive two play modes through a PS4 Pro enhanced patch. One of the modes will keep the same resolution and give you a smooth 60 frames per second. While the other gives you the option to increase the resolution while maintaining the same frame rate. This update should release along side the Final Fantasy XIV: Stormblood expansion. So check out this benchmark and tell us what you think about the footage. Will you be joining us in Eorzea to continue what I would call one of the greatest stories ever told?

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