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Gaming, Tech, Nerd Stuff. Also there's a cartoon.

Gaming, Tech, Nerd Stuff. Also there's a cartoon.

Gaming, Tech, Nerd Stuff. Also there's a cartoon.

The PUGCast

12 Aug

Podcast Note

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Hi all. We were scheduled to record the next PUGCast tonight but with the horrifying news out of Charlottesville we’re not really in the mood to be funny. We shall reschedule.

Fuck Nazis.

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30 Jul

PUGCast 41 — The Purpcast

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Don’t stand in the fire. Or the purp.

Intro:

– Tshirt check

News

– ComicCon roundup
– The Amazon Prime Video exclusive show The Tick with Peter Serafinowicz has a trailer out! Lots of good stuff on Amazon Prime as well. August 25th
– Some information about the Star Wars: Galaxies’ Edge theme parks has been released and Jamie is losing his mind

Tree of Woe

– Destiny 2 beta was beta’d
– Board game first impressions: Temple of Elemental Evil
– Andrew and Kevin played Archangel PSVR
– Kevin’s on-again-off-again relationship with Ingress is on again
– Andrew has shame
– Diablo 3 Season 11 Hardcore

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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15 Jul

PUGCast 40 — The BadGameCast

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You like bad games. You know you do.

Intro:

– Tshirt check

News

– Actual cartoon news! Karen’s lines recorded for 2 & 3
– New DnD Adventure Board Game: Tomb of Annihilation coming August (probably)
– Evil corporate monster Disney has recast Kermit
– Xbox One update adds custom profile pics and Mixer co-streaming.
– Wireless VR coming soon?

Tree of Woe

– Kevin’s been playing bad games. Let’s talk about playing bad games.
– Jamie completed the final raid for Destiny, and the Destiny 2 Beta preload is live!
– Andrew and Jamie try not to spoil Spider-Man: Homecoming for Kevin
– Andrew watched the Apes trilogy in one night (also, Baby Driver is awesome)
– Shoutout to friend-of-the-site and new streamer Lethoric: https://www.twitch.tv/lethoric

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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2 Jul

PUGCast 39 — The NecroCast

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We love the smell of freshly exploded corpse in the morning.

Intro:

– The World’s Funniest joke
– Tshirt check

News

– Miller & Lord out as Han Solo directors
– SNES classic with StarFox 2 coming Sept 29
– Sales! Steam and PS4 and Xbox game sale on now (til July 10)

Tree of Woe

– Diablo 3 Necro roundtable
– Kevin’s been playing: D3 and Marvel Heroes Omega and tried Futurama Worlds of Tomorrow
– Jamie has been raiding in Destiny, thoughts and shoutouts.

Show Notes:

Jamie’s been on Pebbster’s Destiny streams. Her channel is here:

https://mixer.com/Pebbster

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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16 Jun

PUGCast 38 – The EeeThreeCast

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Fresh and early for the hottest E3 takes!

Intro:

– We have energy! No we dont! And T-shirt check!

News of Woe:

– E3 round table
– EA: Madden, A Battlefield 1 expansion called “In the Name of the Tsar”, Need for Speed Payback, FIFA 18, A Way Out, Star Wars Battlefront 2 (special shoutout to Janina Gavankar)
– Microsoft: Xbox One X, buncha games, Anthem
– Bethesda: Doom & Fallout VR, Quake Champions, paid mods, Evil Within 2, Wolfenstein
– Ubisoft: Mario & Rabbids, AssCreed Origins, Crew2, Creepy Frodo in 90s VR (Transference), Skull & Bones, Steep, Far Cry 5, Starlink, Beyond Good & Evil 2
– Sony: Uncharted Lost Legacy, Horizon Zero Dawn: The Frozen Wilds, Days Gone, Monster Hunter Worlds, Shadow of the Colossus remake, CoD WWII, Whole lotta VR (Skyrim, Bravo Team, Starchild, Inpatient, FF Xtreme Fishing, Moss), Destiny 2, God of War, Detroit, Spider-Man
– Nintendo: Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Skyrim for Switch, Kirby, Pokémon RPG, Metroid Prime 4, Yoshi, Zelda DLC, Rocket League, Super Mario Odyssey

Show notes:

You should familiarize yourself with the work Janina Gavankar who plays Iden Verso in Star Wars Battlefront 2:

Twitter
Official Site
Wikipedia Page

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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5 Jun

PUGCast 37 — The Streamingcast

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The future will be livestreamed.

Intro:

– No one remembers Dragonslayer. Also t-shirt check

News:

– Guillermo del Toro’s exhibit “At Home with Monsters” is coming to T.O.
– Dark Crystal prequel coming from Netflix
– Beam.pro rebrands as Mixer.com
– Kevin announces the upcoming Streamcation.
– McFarlane is releasing Destiny figures
– We talk about FarCry 5
– Eeee… threeee?

Tree of Woe:

– Andrew hosted some amazing panels at Motor City Comic Con
– Product Review: Elgato Stream Deck
– We talk about Injustice 2 and Farpoint.

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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15 May

PUGCast 36 — The GonnaGeekCast

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We’ve joined the gonnageek.com network! Hello!

Intro:

– Oh god it’s Friday
– We’ve joined the Gonnageek.com network of fine podcasts. Hello! Please visit www.operationpug.com to watch the cartoon!
– T-shirt check
– Neuromancer Nerdery

News

– Blade Runner 2049 Trailer
– Alan Wake is going away
– Hellboy reboot
– Mass Effect news
– External HD on PS4 results

Tree of Woe

– Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 round-table. To avoid spoilers jump to: 1:07:30
– Kevin has been revisiting Skyrim with the Special Edition on XB1.
– Jamie progressed through the gear portion of the first Diablo 3 season on XBone and did the first “Vanity” tier
– Also Destiny
– “Old Gamers’ Disease”
– Andrew played GNOG, Statik, Mass Effect, Cookie Run

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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1 May

PUGCast 35 — The Audiocast

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Video is soooooo last year.

– we switched back to audio-only for the time being
– tshirt check

News

– There is no news. Nothing happened in the past 3 weeks. Ok, we had a script read for O:P episodes 2 and 3.
– Star Wars Battlefront 2 announced
– May 13 — Destiny 2 gameplay preview
– Star Citizen Doesn’t Exist
– “Nin-tendo? Help?” — Kevin
– Memes are terrible

Tree of Woe

– Kevin bought a 4k gaming monitor, has impressions
– Andrew has some thoughts about mobile gaming
– Mass Effect :Andromeda happened
– Jamie *finally* finished the main Taken King quest line, and is now grinding 13 different materials for reasons.

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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2 Apr

PUGCast 34 — The Fuguecast

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It’s a podcast. No fooling.

– Intro, tshirt check

News

– Destiny 2: Electric Boogaloo was announced
– Star Wars Battlefront 2 will be shown at Celebration
– Call of Duty returns to WWII
– FF XIV offers unlimited trial
– Joss Whedon Batgirl?
– Justice league trailer?
– Sony spidey movies?
– ???

Tree of Woe

– Kevin has been in a gaming fugue state, but did dip a toe into Lego Worlds
– Andrew is playing Mass Effect Andromeda
– Jamie was attracted to Neir Automata
– We played Diablo 3 Season 10 on Xbone

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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13 Mar

PUGCast 33 — The Canoncast

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Is this episode canon?

– Intro, tshirt check

News

– PS4 system update 4.50 released, lots of new & improved functionality.
– No Man’s Sky got another update, added ground vehicle, permadeath option, photo mode, more.
– Andrew has booked vacation around Mass Effect: Andromeda and Jamie wants to “bone a Korgan”.
– Middle Earth: Shadow of War releases extended gameplay trailer.

Tree of Woe

– Kevin cracked under the weight of the Internet and actually bought Zelda. Thoughts on that and Horizon: Zero Dawn, plus a revisit with Shadow of Mordor.
– Andrew and Jamie saw Logan, Andrew has feelings about Canon.
– Jamie, in keeping with his recent streak, played a bunch of Destiny, a game that is in no way new.

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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27 Feb

PUGCast 32 – The Closetcast

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Kevin finally comes out of the closet…

– Intro, tshirt check

News

– Han Solo cast pic revealed. The Internet reacts. Also predator, alien covenant.
– O:P 2nd draft script for ep 2 and 3 done, needs some rewrites but ready for art
– Humble Freedom bundle raises 6 mil for ACLU and Doctors Without Borders

Tree of Woe

– Kevin and Jamie have been playing Elder Scrolls Online on Xbone & this has led us to muse on the special quality of “comfort games”
– Jamie has revisited Mass Effect, and is lost. Also: EA Access for Xbox is a good value. Andrew wishes it included PC as well.
– Kevin came out of the closet.

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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6 Feb

PUGCast 31 — The Construction Noise Cast

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The daywalkers gather in the apocalyptic wasteland and bring you…

– Intro, tshirt check (0:00)

News

– Nintendo subscription service will be ~$25USD/year. So that’s… something? (5:40)
– Zenimax wins $500 mil settlement in copyright/NDA case from Oculus, may seek to block sales of the Rift (9:43)
– PS4 beta firmware offers welcome improvements, including external HDD support and “boost mode” on the Pro. (18:41)
– Xbox One also has a new dashboard build in testing, removes snap and makes the dash faster and less cluttered. (24:54)
– Also PSVR got a few updates (30:00)

Tree of Woe

– Kevin wants to talk about a couple of points about the pilot we missed last time: time to produce new episodes (and episode length) and a shout-out to the voice cast (32:38)
– Andrew’s been playing RE7 in VR and FFXV as well as Transformers Mobile (41:08)
– Jamie performed poorly in a Neo Turf Masters race and also finished the base Diablo 3 Season 9 chapter’s for a Demon Hunter (1:03:07)

Links:

Lolo’s Neo Turf Masters archive: Click Here

PUGCast email: podcast@operationpug.com
The Operation: PUG Discord server: https://discord.gg/0lK2mS63JIvKtLWz

 

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