WDGRPodcast Episode 122: I Grew Up Playing Atari

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Sony has reversed their decision to close the PS3 and Vita digital stores this summer – a decision that many gamers are happy to hear. Sony has listened to the voices of their customers, and while they’re still closing the PSP store, this is a massive change from what we’ve seen from them in the past. Will and Drew break down the change – is this for the best?

Plus, the director of Days Gone was pretty outspoken about games being free or on sale – and how they effect sequels in the industry. Is he right?

All this, plus much more, including the announcement of our Patreon, launching in May!

Be sure to follow WDGR everywhere, and tune in every Monday at 6:30pm ET live on Twitch to join in on the fun!

“Selection Screen” was written and performed by William Grobbelaar. Check out his Soundcloud for more music: http://www.soundcloud.com/Will_Gear

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#MusicMonday: Soul Blade – The Edge of Soul [EPIC METAL COVER] (Little V)

This is the #MusicMonday I didn’t know I needed today – a heavy metal remix of the intro theme for Soul Blade, the precursor to the popular Soul Calibur fighting game franchise. If you like epic tunes with epic guitars and epic singing, check out this cover from LittleVMills!

Get up and rock out! \m/

  • Drew

WDGRPodcast Episode 121: Just Kissed with Olive Oil

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Drew’s been playing Outriders off and on for the past week, and it’s finally clicked – the game is a ton of fun once the good weapons start dropping. He breaks it all down for Will – how the synergy of the game works, and how it rewards experimentation.

Plus, the WDGR Game Club is playing Bioshock Infinite, and Will’s on board! What are his early impressions of the notorious shooter? Will he stick with it?

All this, and much more, including on the rumored The Last of Us Remake, Doom 3 VR, and the Mailbag!

Be sure to follow WDGR everywhere, and tune in every Monday at 6:30pm ET live on Twitch to join in on the fun!

“Selection Screen” was written and performed by William Grobbelaar. Check out his Soundcloud for more music: http://www.soundcloud.com/Will_Gear

#MusicMonday: Bioshock Infinite – “Will The Circle Be Unbroken (Will_Gear Cover)

Hi folks. It’s Monday, which means it’s time for more video game music! This week’s #MusicMonday, is the heavenly track “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”. I immediately fell in love with this song within the first hour of the game. I honestly thought to myself, if Heaven is a real place, this must be it, when I heard it for the first time. Over the weekend I decided to put my own twist on the choral/choir version of the piece, to try and capture the ethereal quality of the in game version. Be careful, as it might put you to sleep. In a good way!

  • Will

WDGRPodcast Episode 120: The 2021 WDGR March Madness Finals

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It’s been a long road, getting from here to there, but we’ve finally reached the end of the 2021 WDGR March Madness bracket – Metal Gear Solid goes head-to-head against The Legend of Zelda. Which video game franchise reigns supreme? We tally the votes and crown a champion.

Plus, Drew gives his early impressions of Square’s looter shooter Outriders. How does the game shape up after a rocky launch?

All this plus, vaccination stories, how Drew “hacked” Hitman 1 & 2 into the Hitman 3 demo, and much more! 

Be sure to follow WDGR everywhere, and tune in every Monday at 6:30pm ET live on Twitch to join in on the fun!

“Selection Screen” was written and performed by William Grobbelaar. Check out his Soundcloud for more music: http://www.soundcloud.com/Will_Gear

WDGR Game Club For April 2021: Bioshock Infinite

The WDGR Game Club is back!

It’s like a book club but for games! Every month we will choose a game to play through as a community and discuss at pre-determined spots as a group. We will meet in Discord at the half-way point to chat about the game openly.

For the month of April, we will be playing Bioshock Infinite.

BioShock Infinite is a first-person shooter video game developed by Irrational Games and published by 2K Games. It was released worldwide for the Microsoft WindowsPlayStation 3Xbox 360, and OS X platforms in 2013, and a Linux port was released in 2015. Infinite is the third installment in the BioShock series, and though it is not immediately part of the storyline of previous BioShock games, it features similar gameplay concepts and themes. Irrational Games and creative director Ken Levine based the game’s setting on historical events at the turn of the 20th century, such as the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, and based the story on the concept of American exceptionalism, while also incorporating influences from more recent events at the time such as the 2011 Occupy movement.

The game is set in the year 1912 and follows its protagonist, former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, who is sent to the airborne city of Columbia to find a young woman, Elizabeth, who has been held captive there for most of her life. Though Booker rescues Elizabeth, the two become involved with the city’s warring factions: the nativist and elite Founders that rule Columbia and strive to keep its privileges for White Americans, and the Vox Populi, underground rebels representing the underclass of the city. During this conflict, Booker learns that Elizabeth possesses strange powers to manipulate “Tears” in the space-time continuum that ravage Columbia, and soon discovers her to be central to the city’s dark secrets.

Bioshock Infinite is available on PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Xbox One/Xbox Series (backwards compatible), and Nintendo Switch. It is also part of Bioshock: The Collection, which is also available on most current platforms. It has a How Long to Beat time of 11.5 hours for the main story. There are a total of 40 Chapters. At the end of the month we’ll be chatting about the game in Discord using Discord’s new stages!

We’ll be checking in and discussing the game on our Discord Channel throughout the month of April. We’d love to have you join us there, or on Twitter using the hashtag #WDGRGameClub!

WDGRPodcast Episode 119: The Harbinger of Bad Choices

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The WDGR March Madness Final Four has come to a close, with Pokemon taking on Metal Gear Solid, and The Legend of Zelda facing off against Metroid. Who walks forward into the championship battle? Will and Drew tally up the votes and take a look.

Plus, Drew provides an update on his God of War experience. Has the game opened up for him yet? Is the combat clicking? 

And, Will and Drew discuss the rumored confirmed closing of the PS3, PSP, and Vita stores. The duo is not pleased. Why is Sony doing this? And does this remind Will of Playstation Home’s sunset? 

All this, plus talk about the Limited Run Classic Doom release, and much more!

Don’t forget, you can vote on the next March Madness round too! Head on over to our Twitter @WDGRPodcast, and hit up our voting thread. We’re in the finals, so make sure you vote count!

Be sure to follow WDGR everywhere, and tune in every Monday at 6:30pm ET live on Twitch to join in on the fun!

“Selection Screen” was written and performed by William Grobbelaar. Check out his Soundcloud for more music: http://www.soundcloud.com/Will_Gear

#MusicMonday: Skyrim – “Skyrim Atmospheres” – Jeremy Soule

Folks. You must all know by now how big of a fan I am of Skyrim, and the soundtrack is certainly no exception. What composer Jeremy Soule has achieved with the soundtrack is beyond astonishing. It still amazes me after all these years how still, so many people are tuning in to tracks such as this one, for relaxation purposes, to rekindle their memories of traversing the wondrous land, and to ultimately be transported into another world. Skyrim Atmospheres is the cream of the crop for background noise. Folding your laundry on a rainy Sunday, Skyrim Atmospheres it is!

  • Will

WDGRPodcast Episode 118: Pizzas and Quiches

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Round 4 of the WDGR March Madness has come to a close, leaving us with our Final Four for the March Madness series. Were there any ties? What results made Drew flip a table? 

Plus, it’s been a hectic week for both Will and Drew, with little gaming to be done. So, the two hit the mailbag for some great listener questions!

Don’t forget, you can vote on the next round too! Head on over to our Twitter @WDGRPodcast, and hit up our voting thread. There’s only two matches this week, so make sure you vote on both!

Make your vote count and be heard!

Be sure to follow WDGR everywhere, and tune in every Monday at 6:30pm ET live on Twitch to join in on the fun!

“Selection Screen” was written and performed by William Grobbelaar. Check out his Soundcloud for more music: http://www.soundcloud.com/Will_Gear

Two guys with no time to game, talk about gaming.

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