The USgamer Podcast: Review Event War Stories, Throwing Game Boys Across Rooms, and a Fall Preview!

PODCAST | Kat, Caty, Mike, and Matt convene to share their impressions of Destiny 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, and more.

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The USgamer Podcast is our weekly flagship podcast that is updated every Wednesday. You can find the previous episodes here.

Destiny 2 is officially out, and we have lots of thoughts on it in addition to review event war stories, tales of throwing Game Boys across the room, and a fall preview! (download link here).

We're a little more lukewarm on Destiny 2 on this pod than a lot of other sites. Everyone else is kind of freaking out about it. Destiny 2! Game of the Year! But we feel that it might be more... Destiny 1.2? We do have nice things to say about it, though! So listen and share your thoughts.

Also in this podcast: Metroid: Samus Returns impressions! I'm liking it alot! And we talk about the games we're most excited to play this holiday season!

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Kat, Nadia, Mike, and Matt get together to share their impressions of Destiny 2, share their review event war stories, throw Game Boys across rooms; and, oh, offer their picks for the games they're most excited to play this fall. Plenty of Destiny 2 and Metroid: Samus Returns chatter within!

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  • Avatar for riderkicker #1 riderkicker 7 months ago
    The Japanese version of Super Metroid is quite cheap and highly recommended if you want to play it, it has English subtitles!

    Anyway, my first Metroid game was Fusion on the Game Boy Advance, as Nintendo Power was raving about it and a friend had it. I am very terrible at most Nintendo games, so I got crushed by the second boss. My second game was Metroid Prime, and I stopped playing after two hours because the atmosphere got rather intense and my attention was elsewhere. Eventually I amassed more and more Metroid games into my collection, but I have never gotten through many of them. I will one day!
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #2 Roto13 7 months ago
    When I was a kid, I got mad at my brother and threw his Game Boy across our shared bedroom and it bounced off his bed and slid gently onto the shelf beyond it. We were both very mad but also very impressed.
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  • Avatar for SatelliteOfLove #3 SatelliteOfLove 7 months ago
    One of the downfalls of OUTRAGE GAMING CULTURE is this reflexive defense of the developer/publisher, and DmC is my go-to poster boy for ejumacatin'.

    1. Use of Brokeback Mountain as a disparaging insult to fans of Old Dante's design.

    2. Main character initially looked just like the director.

    3. Ninja Theory. If this doesn't immediately tip one off, then imagine Uncharted 4 if it had been handed to Idea Factory. A fan knew going in that the success of this was behind the biggest of 8 balls from word "go".

    4. Dismissal of the original team and their ethos in the Character Action genre. No one knew Dragon's Dogma would rock worlds in due time.

    5. Use of red herring self-defense to blunt the above criticism. "It's because he didn't have white hair" became that which got lodged in the public discourse to this day.

    6. Typical Gen 7 "grow the brand" divination marketing and design that led to old fans voting with their wallet and new fans didn't give much of a rip, which then led to a fraction of sales vs DMC4.

    So yah, it's old news but the dark days of Generation 7 came to a head the year DmC arrived, with weak sales or bad backlash tend to be forgotten in an era of all of those dogmas that lead to that crashing and burning.
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