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1K Crew Episode 62: Nerd Crew, Move Out!

1K Crew Episode 62: Nerd Crew, Move Out!

In this cast, we brave the beginning of the summer drought with some comic talk.

Topics:

Oblivion (The Movie)

Superman and the Man of Steel movie

Justice League

Iron Man 3

Magneto

Rights to Star Wars games given to EA

What Disney is doing with their IP’s

FTL: Faster Than Light

Street Fighter puns

Halo 4

Robot Unicorn Attack 2

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1K Crew Episode 55: Artificial Stupidity

1K Crew Episode 55: Artificial Stupidity

In this cast, Koshr learns the topic of his future game!

Topics:

Crysis 3 and the other Crysis games

Pun Games

Voting with your wallet

Metal Gear Rising: Revengenace

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Yearwalk

Fez

Mark of the Ninja

Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag

Names for video game related products

Jason West leaves Respawn

Beyond: Two Souls  out October 8th, adds Willem Dafoe

Tomb Raider

Remember Me projected for June

South Park: Stick of Truth

Samifish

 

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1K Crew Episode 54: Playstation 4 and etc.

1K Crew Episode 54: Playstation 4 and etc.

In this cast, we talk about the massive news of the newly introduced Playstation 4

Topics:

Playstation 4

-Controller

-Hardware

-Share Button and other social benefits

-PS Vita + PS4

-Downloads and its works

-Games

–Infamous: Second Son

–Killzone: Shadow Fall

–Knack

–Deep Down

–Diablo

–Watch Dogs

–Destiny

Mark of the Ninja

Crysis 3

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance

Rayman Legends delayed

How much it takes to make a Skullgirls character

Bridge

Intro- Dance Dance Revolution- Drop the Bomb by Scotty D. – http://youtu.be/DBLnOlzowYY

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1K Crew Episode 51: What Do We Play Next?

1K Crew Episode 51: What Do We Play Next?

In this cast, the lull is looming.

Topics:

Dead Space 3

Movie 43

Sony Press Release

EVO 8th Game Winner

Bioshock Infinite

Tomb Raider

Street Fighter X Tekken Version 2013

Minecraft

Intro- 3rd Strike- Ibuki Stage- Twilight –http://youtu.be/_IgY23NBAlQ

Samifish

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1K Crew Episode 50: J-Law’s Ass

1K Crew Episode 50: J-Law’s Ass

In this cast, mmmmm….

Topics

New Zelda + Wind Waker HD

New Yoshi’s Yarn Game

Super Smash Bros. U and the EVO 8th game

THQ is no more

Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance Demo

Dead Space 3 Demo

Star Wars 7

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1K Crew Episode 49: No One Likes 2012

1K Crew Episode 49: No One Likes 2012

In this cast, we make a conclusion about 2012. *Hint: Title*

Topics:

Catherine

EVO 2013 lineup

Pathfinder online KickStarter

Nvidia Project Shield

Ouya

TellTale would like to do a Halo game

WOW will make better employees

Dead Space 3 reacts to your emotions,

MetaCritic says 2012 sucked for videogames

Remember Me

New IP and consoles

Intro- 3rd Strike- Akuma Stage: Killing Moon- http://youtu.be/v5BB1v50r8k

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1K Crew Episode 47: The Super Live Cast!

1K Crew Episode 47: The Super Live Cast!

In this episode, we are all united for the first time since the cast has started!

Topics:

Kinect Adventures

Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor

Mass Effect 3

Future of Games

Assassin’s Creed 3

Halo 4

Phantom Pain

Baldur’s Gate

Kickstarter

Slender

Intro – Mass Effect -Mass Effect Theme – http://youtu.be/0bHw0w3wnV0

Samifish

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1K Crew Episode 46: The Video Game Awards 2012

1K Crew Episode 46: The Video Game Awards 2012

 

In this cast, we talk about the Video Game Awards! We loved it as much as we did last year…

Topics:

Spike’s Video Game Awards

Lego Lord of the Rings

Asura’s Wrath

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3

DmC (Devil May Cry) Demo

Borderlands 2

Destiny

Why Star Wars: Battlefront 3 got cancelled

THQ Humble Bundle

PlayStation Hybrid Controller

New York’s Museum of Modern Art in introduce permanent video game collection in March

Intro – Opening Demo from 3rd Strike – http://youtu.be/tfZptGnZE4o

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1K Crew Episode 45: The Halo 4 Episode Part 2

1K Crew Episode 45: The Halo 4 Episode Part 2

In this cast, less Halo 4, but enough to make it the title. And we played some other amazing things.

Topics

Halo 4

Assassin’s Creed 3

Super Hero Porn

Nights into Dreams

Fez

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

 

Intro- Mahna Mahna by Cake – http://youtu.be/Us4PJgunZx8

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1K Crew Episode 44: The Halo 4 Episode

1K Crew Episode 44: The Halo 4 Episode

In this cast, Halo 4. Like almost the whole time. And Slippy is a bitch.

Topics:

Halo 4

Writer of Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine to write Star Wars 7

THQ Humble Bundle effects

New Sonic Game??

Mortal Kombat  returns to Hollywood

Assassins Creed 3

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1K Crew Episode 42: Miss October is our Hero!

1K Crew Episode 42: Miss October is our Hero!

In this cast, a hot gamer girl is our new lord and savior. I like this new religion.

Topics:

The Room

Star War: The Old Republic going free-to-play

Dishonored

Assassin’s Creed 3

Playboy’s Miss October’s new job

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker- Menu Music http://youtu.be/SXGGvsHq6iA

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1K Crew Episode 34: The Actual Mass Effect Cast

1K Crew Episode 34: The Actual Mass Effect Cast

Samifish decided to get in the loop this week, and we finally talk about Mass Effect 3

Topics:

Neo Geo X

Persona 4 Arena

The Last Story

Spec Ops: The Line

Mass Effect 3

 

Intro- Give Thanks by Kero One- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1R6Oa8zhD3M

 

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Halo 4: Halo CE/Reach vs. Halo 2/3

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Koshr here of 1KCrew to talk(err, uh type) about the impending release of Halo 4 part one of the soon to be Reclaimer trilogy by 343 Industries. For a little bit of backstory, Halo 4 is the umpteenth Halo branded video game release, actually the 8th(not counting Gearbox’s port of Halo CE to PC as a separate release). Through the many versions of Halo we have all played, we all have our favourite version of Halo.

My favourite version of Halo is still Halo: Combat Evolved. This may be due to the many fond memories of smelly pubescent nights spent with 15+ other friends and friends of friends playing Halo through the night. “The good ‘ol days” is how I’ll always remember select weekends scattered throughout the years of 2002 – 2004. I still reminisce the days of getting a bunch of people together to all play together LAN style. Most of the kids anymore don’t even know this abbreviation: L.A.N. Local Area Network. Local, meaning that you had to play a game in the same room as other people (GO FIGURE :/). So, having proved that I’m completely biased towards Halo CE, I’ll do my best to present my newly found theory keeping in mind that I too did still enjoy Halo 2 and 3.

Halo 2 and 3

On November 9th, 2004 Halo 2 introduced dual wielding, a new main weapon, and a very heavily tweaked game engine now using Havok for physics as opposed to an engine entirely developed by Bungie like in Halo CE. Halo 2 brought the Halo series to Xbox Live, and is considered by many to be the game that brought the Xbox and Xbox Live to the incredibly high level of popularity that it continues to command to this day. Without going into single player, Halo 2 included major changes to the dynamic of what was Halo multiplayer. The new ‘main’ weapon that I had mentioned earlier was the Battle Rifle which was a burst-fire two-handed rifle, which was quite different from the single shot two-handed rifle they had shown in gameplay videos during the previous E3.

This video was probably what caused so much disappointment in Halo 2 for me, but I’ll save that for a different blog. The Battle Rifle changed the dynamic in Halo’s multiplayer by switching the main weapon from having a single-shot, high rate of fire weapon (as in Halo CE) to having a three round burst shot weapon. Halo 2 also brought new animation glitches including the infamous Double-Shot (allowed for two bursts to be shot simultaneously) and the dreaded BXR (literally the button combo of hitting the B, X, and R buttons/trigger in sequence to do a lightning fast punch-shot that would be an instant kill when properly used). Halo 2 was featured in MLG league play including 4v4 gametypes as its major competitions. I personally competed in MLG Halo 2 tournaments when they still were hosting 2v2 a gametype. I did not get very far, though I didn’t care to having already given up on thoroughly enjoying Halo 2 as I had Combat Evolved. The dual wielding in Halo 2 also presented another dynamic as well as a new, and equally annoying, use for the Plasma Pistol. What I have come to consider the ‘Halo 2 n00b combo’ included using a fully charged blast from the Plasma Pistol to relieve an enemy of his shield then quickly switching to the Battle Rifle to finish said enemy with a pinpointed burst of bullets to finish the enemy, as long as this burst was a head shot. These were perfectly valid tactics, I just didn’t like them for balancing because you could too easily get ganked without any notice since these combos could retire you nearly instantly. Halo 3 felt quite similar to Halo 2 for me so include it with Halo 2. It added more melee weapons for single and multiplayer modes as well as a better graphics engine that allowed the game to render three dimensional objects as far as 10 miles from the player in real time.

Halo CE and Reach

Halo CE and Reach both featured ‘main’ weapons that were single-shot, mid to far range weapons that could zoom in for better long distance accuracy. Halo CE’s M6D Pistol was a perfectly accurate shot. Bungie probably used some form of simple Ray Tracing to program its shot since it seemed to always shoot exactly in the middle of its reticle. Halo Reach’s Designated Marksman Rifle also was a more accurate weapon, although Halo Reach did include the ‘bloom’ effect that lowered shot accuracy when shot in quick succession. Bloom was probably the one major detractor to me liking Reach as much as I could have. Halo Reach was mentioned by on of the developers as being “for the fans” at one point and, looking back, I feel that the ‘fans’ mentioned were me and the other Halo players like me who, at that point, were still rigging up old original Xboxes with ‘Duke’ controllers whenever the moment arose. Halo CE did also have its animation glitches and button combos. These included the BLB (punch, grenade, punch) and my favourite, XXY which would allow your weapon to be reloaded whilst wielding your secondary weapon. It would still take the same amount of time to reload but you could still shoot during that period. The game physics in Halo CE required you to lead your shot the further away and the faster your target was moving allowing for more realistic dynamics, even though the game takes place in the 26th century. The newer games did not seem to require as precise shooting though they obviously still require some ‘leading’ of your shots. During the LANs that I previously mentioned, I took part in some of the most epic multiplayer games that I ever have played in any game, EVER! Imagine a capture the flag match where the goals was simply 3 flags to win, and being at the 2 to 2 stalemate. Now imagine having the teams flag, while they had yours (you had to own control of your own flag to score the opposing team’s flag). Well, this match, in specific, lasted for over three hours. The highest kill count was in the range of 350. Tensions were at the boiling point, and wonderful games of FFA Rockets on Wizard with half health and no shields quickly brought everyone back into the fast paced fun of the night. This is the wonder and glory that Halo CE still holds for me to this day. Early in my Halo 2 career, I was playing an online casual match where the match was nearing the twenty minute mark when teammates and members of the opposition were quitting out due to how ‘long’ the match was taking to finish. ?! …. some people I guess :/

Halo 4

Halo 4 will be releasing November 6, 2012. Halo 4 will also be featuring both the DMR and the Battle Rifle. Given that this game’s matchmaking settings will allow for it, I will very quickly be creating a custom gametype that will allow for the player to choose a Halo CE/Reach vs Halo 2/3 gametype. In essence, this will be a DMR vs. Battle Rifle gametype allowing gamers to put their skills on the line to prove their favoured game’s worth once and for all.

So, in summation, all I am really trying to relay is that even though there are a lot of us Halo fans, I feel like there are really two, very different, types of Halo fans. There are the fans that probably started playing Halo at their friends’ LAN parties but didn’t actually own Halo until Halo 2 or 3. These would be the Halo 2/3 archetype. Then, there are the true (what?! I had to…) Halo fans who helped Halo become popular in the first place by supporting an entirely new game console, that most people thought would fail horribly. These would include the Halo CE/Reach archetype. This same dynamic also applies to many other aspects within our wonderful video game culture (i.e. the 2 very different types of ‘Classic’ RPGs, I’ll cover that later).

With all of that off of my chest, I cannot wait to take you out with my DMR when 343 Industries’ Halo 4 releases November 6, 2012. This is KosherFistsOfFury of 1KCrew signing out.

P.S. Don’t forget the hate mail 😉

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1K Crew Episode 29: Summer-Time…

1K Crew Episode 29: Summer-Time…

It’s Summer! Which means nothing to talk about. We did, however, manage to find something to talk about.

Topics:

Ted

The Hobbit

Mass Effect DLC

Valve is awesome

Other news and stuff

 

Intro- Sonic Adventure 2- City Escape –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6NaZrPQGfY

 

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1K Crew Episode 28: Hitting The Soft Spot

1K Crew Episode 28: Hitting The Soft Spot

In this cast, we talk about the possibilities of the content of Mass Effect 3 DLC coming out.

Topics:

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Halo 4

Skyrim: Dawnguard DLC

Mass Effect 3 DLC

Prometheus

Valve+Adult Swim=?

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1K Crew Episode 26: E3 Bonanza Part 2

1K Crew Episode 26: E3 Bonanza Part 2

Episode 2 of Vaderfan and Samifish’s E3 Coverage!

Topics:

Lollipop Chainsaw

Fez

Sony

Wonder Books

Playstation All Stars

Beyond: Two Souls

The Last of Us

God of War: Ascension

Far Cry 3

Nintendo

Miyamoto is actually Olimar

Pikmin 3

Batman: Arkham City Armored Edition

Mario U, Mario 2 DS, Paper Mario 2

Nintendo Land

Wii U

Lord of The Rings/Batman Legos

ZombiU

Others

Star Wars 1313

Aliens: Colonial Marines

Agni’s Philosophy

Metal Gear Rising: Revengence

Bellator MMA

Dishonored

Hawken

Castlevania games

Persona 4 Ultimate

Halo 4

Intro Music- Darren Korb -Bastion Soundtrack – The Pantheon (Ain’t Gonna Catch You)- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s3b5OR2YhE

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1K Crew Episode 25: E3 Bonanza Part 1

1K Crew Episode 25: E3 Bonanza Part 1

This time, Vaderfan and Samifish talk about E3 and all the wonderful things they saw during the press conferences.

Topics:

-Microsoft-

Halo 4

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist

Madden and FIFA 13 + Kinect

Gears of War: Judgement

SmartGlass

Xbox Music

Microsoft Partners

Tomb Raider/Lara Croft beat-her-up simulator

South Park

Borderlands 2

Black Ops 2

 

 

Electronic Arts

Dead Space 3

Madden 13: The RPG

Medal of Honor 2

Need For Speed: Most Wanted

DLC for Star Wars: The Old Republic

 

Ubisoft

Assassin’s Creed 3

Watchdogs

Aisha Tyler and Toby and their annoying shit

ShootMania

Intro Music- Capcom vs Snk 2 Groove Select- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSc2ZFXhQu0

 

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1K Crew Episode 22: Together Again!

1K Crew Episode 22: Together Again!

With us reunited once again, we begin the hate trains.

Topics:

The Witcher 2

Alotta boring news

Halo 4

Marvel vs Capcom 2 Intro Music – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOPFgyhz7-M

 

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1K Crew Episode 20: April Fools!

1K Crew Episode 20: April Fools!

In this cast, we decide to get Vaderfan’s hopes up, just so we can bring a hammer to them.

Topics:

Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood

Mass Effect

Hunger Games

Google Play Store

Onza Controller

Samifish

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1K Crew Episode 18: Endings

1K Crew Episode 18: Endings

Some hard topics today. So of which I couldn’t listen to. Hope you enjoy!

Topics:

Mass Effect 2

Mass Effect 3

Issues with ME3’s Ending

Kickstarter vs Publishers

BATFA Awards

Would you pay for a new Steel Battalion controller?

 

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1K Crew Episode 17: The Mass Effect 3 Cast

1K Crew Episode 17: The Mass Effect 3 Cast

Something special in this cast, I hope you enjoy!

Topics:

Halo 4

Mass Effect 3

First game that made you cry.

The Game Developers Conference

Battle Tech and other table tops

Intro Music: Arashi no Saxophone 5- King of Fighters XIII OST http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKo6lzpYw-k&noredirect=1

 

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1K Crew Episode 16: Facejobbing

1K Crew Episode 16: Facejobbing

In this cast we talk about video games. Just not entirely

Topics:

BlazBlue:CSE

Masters Program

Crazy Girl stories.

Mass Effect 1 Ending

Mass Effect 1 vs 2

Assassin’s Creed 3

SteamBox?

Teacher Turns Classroom to MMORPG

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1K Crew Episode 14: Woop

1K Crew Episode 14: Woop

In this podcast!

-Kingdoms of Amalur,

-Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend

-Mass Effect 3 Demo

-Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus

-Blazblue vs Street Fighter

 

Samifish

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