This episode we go over our favorite takeaways from Gamescom 2018 out of all the big showings there. We finally got some more details about games like Kingdom Hearts 3, and the latest developments from Nvidia and their next GPU’s.
We then discuss Mission Impossible: Fallout and new James Bond rumors in our latest Deadliest Character segment. Who would win in an epic fight between James Bond and Ethan Hunt?
Last but certainly not least, we discuss Madden 2019 and how addicted we are to it. Then we go over our impressions from the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta. Given that it is getting in on the Battle Royal action with Blackout mode, how does it fare compared to the competition?
- Gamescom 2018: Many big showings this year. One of the biggest has to be NVidia releasing its new RTX GPU’s upon the world. While an impressive showing and an insane amount of power, there is a high price paid. Showing of some big games like Battlefield 5, Kingdom Hearts 3, Doom Eternal, Fallout 76, Devil May Cry 5, and much more! An absolute glut of things to discuss.
- Featured Segment: Deadliest Character: We give a quick review of the new Mission Impossible: Fallout, which was predictable but expertly executed. There are also rumors flying around that Idris Elba is slated to be the next Bond after Daniel Craig calls it quits (we think he would be an excellent pick, a role that begs for some diversity). This begs the question, who would win in a fight between Ethan Hunt and James Bond?
- Madden 2019: The newest iteration of the annual release carries the positive momentum of the previous entry. While all the basics are there (slightly improved graphics, player movement, franchise mode etc.), the game truly shines with the Madden Ultimate Team mode. MUT is essentially a baby between a card collecting and trading game, and fantasy football. In a nutshell, using player cards you build out a team that you can compete with against other players as well as the CPU. Far too addicting, and built for micro-transactions, but a ton of fun with low barrier to entry.
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta: We are both big fans of Call of Duty: WW2, so this game has a very high standard to meet. Overall, the multiplayer was inconsistent, with gunplay and weapon performance seeming to be hit and miss depending on the game. The hidden gem is probably the Blackout mode, which is CoD’s answer to PUBG. It offers the same mechanics of PUBG with the CoD staples, all FPS, infinitely better performance, etc. It will be interesting to see how much the final release reflects the beta. Are the issues we experienced just part of the fact that it is pre-release? Or should there be legitimate concern that the final game will have deep flaws?