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For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 181: Pokemon: Greenish-Yellow-Purple Edition

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It’s January, so that means new releases are not much of a thing right now.

Chris finally got around to playing The Witcher 3, and has fallen in love with it.

Cory got sucked into the depths of Hell once again with Diablo 3. He explains why he finally jumped into the seasons mode with season 5.

Chris sat down with Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on Xbox One, and explains what he enjoyed about it.

Guitar Hero Live still has Cory’s attention, even after over 100 hours of playing.

More NX rumors are ciruclating, and are claiming that the NX Portable will release in 2016, while the NX console will release in 2017.

EA makes a really odd comment on why Star Wars Battlefront has no Episode 7 content planned. It really makes no sense.

Mass Effect Andramada, Battlefield 5, and Titanfall 2 might be showing up in 2016.

Bethesda is once again going to have an E3 showcase this year. What will we see? A new IP? Wolfenstein?

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For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 180: Top Ten Games of 2015

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2015 has come to a close, and that means it’s time for the annual For the Love of Gaming Podcast Top Ten show.

As always, each member will give their top ten games of the year. Some of the games included are, Ori and the Blind Forest, Halo 5 Guardians, Splatoon, and Super Mario Maker.

Then each crew talks about their top 3 games they are looking forward to for 2016. Titles such as Gears of War 4, Quantum Break, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and The Division.

Finally, Each member gives their biggest disappointment for 2015. You might be able to guess a few.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Review, Now With Robots

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 has an ambitious campaign that tries to do something new, but the story telling is a little sloppy and confusing. Luckily the multiplayer has enough new to keep long time players shooting robots for hours.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops franchise has been known to mix things for the COD formula, and Black Ops 3 is no exception. Treyarch has goner full sci-fi with its’ campaign, and the multiplayer now has classes with their own unique abilities. Are these new additions a good thing? Or do they make too many changes to the formula and alienate long time players?

The campaign of Call of Duty. Black Oops 3 is by far the most ambitious the series is ever attempted. Story at times goes full sci-fi. And requires you to go back and replay missions and experience things in a new way once you realize everything that has happened. If that sounds confusing that’s because it is. While the story is extremely ambitious, it is extremely easy to get lost. Treyarch has has done a phenomenal job of hiding things throughout the campaign. Things like loading screens have hidden clues to the campaigns actual story and meaning. But then you have had to really step back and aks? Why would you hide critical story detail in the loading screen? If you’re and paying really close attention the entire time you can find a story that is by far the most in depth. The series has ever done. That being said if you miss some of the details. You will have absolutely no idea what is happening.

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For the Love of Gaming Podcast Episode 179: I’d Rather Play Brink

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The video game apocalypse of 2015 has come and gone, and the 4LOG crew has played a majority of the AAA releases in Q4 of 2015.

The entire crew played Star Wars: Battlefront, and sadly it didn’t meet any expectations according to their opinions.

Fallout 4 is great, but a discussion breaks out about how they need to improve things like their engine and tutorials.

Chris and Cory have dumped a lot of time into Halo 5: Guardians, and they both are somewhat disappointed with the campaign this time around.

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 has some new things to discuss, and somehow Titanfall came up in conversation.

Rise of the Tomb Raider did hit, and while only Cory played, it, he is very positive on what he has played so far.

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Divinity Original Sin Enhanced Edition Review: Controllers Now Welcomed

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Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition brings one of the best RPG’s in recent memory from the PC to current gen consoles.

Divinity: Original Sin was a fantastic title when it hit PC’s earlier in 2015, but now the enhanced edition has hit consoles as well as PC with Divinity Original Sin: Enhanced Edition. With a promise of a smooth experience on consoles, along with a new split screen co op mode, the Enhanced Edition looks to be even better than the original.

Just by looking at screen shots, you can’t get a real grasp of just what Divinity Original Sin is. It does look like a RPG, but after playing it, players will discover its one of the deepest and most rewarding RPG’s to come along in a long time. The world is full of quests that offer many different choices and outcomes that will truly make a player think about their actions. The party style combat system is deep and rewarding, but just like the quests, the combat is something you have to really have to think about before you make your actions. This makes Divinity Original Sin a hard game to get into, but in the best way possible. Players will make mistakes, enemies will demolish you, and your character builds will go through many different variations till you find the right build for the right job.

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Guitar Hero Live Review

 

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Guitar Hero Live brings a new guitar and a brand new way to play a ton music with Guitar Hero TV, but fans of playing a song over and over till your fingers bleed might not be happy.

There was time when Guitar Hero ruled the rhythm game space. Even if you owned and preferred Rock Band, there was some at some point you owned and played Guitar Hero as well. Sadly, the genre became over saturated and people eventually got sick of the plastic instruments that companies were trying to sell. Now that time has passed, Activison and FreeStyle Games are trying to breathe life back into genre with a new take on Guitar Hero with Guitar Hero Live.

When Activison announced that the band format would not return for Guitar Hero, I was a little put off. Like many others, I had come accustomed to being able to pick and choose what instrument I wanted to play on any given day, but I understood the decision considering almost everyone I know prefers Guitar, including myself. Then developers FreeStyle Games showed off their new version of the Guitar Controller, now with 2 rows of buttons instead of just one. It was a minor change but it was enough to get myself and many others interested in what new things would be coming to Guitar Hero. There are three big areas of change for Guitar Hero Live. The live crowds, Guitar Hero TV, and the new guitar controller. Like many others, it was the new Guitar that was the selling point. After playing quite literally thousands of hours over the years of the various Rock Band and Guitar Hero games, changing the guitar was enough to intrigue me.

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