I just had the weirdest realization while watching some videos on line. Playing Call of Duty on Veteran difficulty turns it into a bullet hell shooter. I know what you're thinking, but follow me on this for a second. A bullet hell shooter is all about finding the one or two safe paths through the sea of death, so is Veteran difficulty in CoD. Yes, luck of the draw on where the AI is looking does play a part in the life or death struggle, but that can happen in most games. Just something to chew on.
This week we divide the show into two parts so we can properly discuss what happened at E3 this year. Part one is all the games that the hosts have been playing over the impromptu vacation, plus a special guest. We talk about Red Dead Redemption, Alan Wake, Modern Warfare 2, the Transformers demo, and more.
This week we have more Halo: Reach beta impressions, talk more about Super Street Fighter IV online modes, download the new Magic: The Gathering dlc, visit the old west in Red Dead Redemption, and still have time to check into our rooms at Hotel Dusk. Plus, we have the news and the NPD numbers for April.
The audio gremlins jump into another show this week as we play some Final Fight: Double Impact. Steven hits the prestige button again in Modern Warfare 2 and Jason hits the batting cages in MLB 2010: The Show. Plus, we have the NPD numbers for March and lots of news from Capcom.
This week we almost get into the long delayed discussion about digital distribution, but we push it off for a few more weeks. Instead, we give you a Top 5 and a ton of news. Jason goes back in time to play some Street Fighter 4 on the 360 and rents a copy of Bayonetta. Steven slinks around in the shadows in Batman: Arkham Asylum and has some cool stories from Modern Warfare 2. Don't forget your official Checkmate Decoder Ring for this episode.
Listen in to see what wins in each category. Do you really need any other reason to visit our humble abode? Well, if you do, we also talk about the games we played and give you a very small news section.
The year is quickly coming to a close and we help you close it out in style. The hosts recount their holiday happenings with much merriment and a few power tools. Jason's gaming was a little more family friendly this week as he played Hasbro Family Game Night and Flower. Steven finally plays some games that are not Modern Warfare 2. Plus, we dish out a huge helping of news and the games Coming Soon for January. Get those noise makers ready for a great show to ring in the new year.
This week Jason takes a trip to his local Micro Center, only to get questioned about one of the items he was purchasing. He also takes the PS3 version of the Dante's Inferno demo for a spin and helps us catch up on the new changes to 1 vs 100 this season. Steven was boring and only played games you've heard him talk about before. We also have the new game announcements from the Spike VGAs in the news and the November NPD numbers. Go grab some hot chocolate and get comfortable for this laughter inducing episode.