December 15, 2016

Episode 48: Season 2 of Gaming at a Glance

September 6, 2016

Episode 47: Tim Kaminski (Video Game Artist)

Kaleb and Scott interview Tim Kaminski, Artist of Random Spirits. Tim is a Video Game Art Director, and very big gamer. Give him some support on his youtube channel and social media listed below! www.timkaminski.com www.twitch.tv/randomspirits https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJJEyB6Wn1X-y1Z29olO79Q https://www.patreon.com/randomspirits
August 20, 2016

Episode 46: No Man’s Sky

Kaleb and Chris discuss the most hyped game of the year, No Man’s Sky by Hello Games. They discuss how much hype the game had, whether that ruined the game, what was promised in the trailers, and what the game was and could have been. If you are thinking about purchasing this game, give this podcast a listen first. If you have a difference of opinion on this game, feel free to send us an email sharing your point of view to gamingataglance@gmail.com.
July 28, 2016

Episode 45: Pokemon Go and other games that come out this year!

Kaleb, Scott, and Chris all discuss what they like and hate about Pokemon Go. Scott is not a big fan, Chris is still new to the game, and Kaleb fully endorses the game. The guys then talk about what games they have been playing, and other games coming out later in the year. They talk about No Man’s Sky, Pokemon Sun and Moon, Fallout New Vegas, The Last of Us, Doom, and many more!
June 23, 2016

Mafia 3: The Winner of E3

Many games impressed me during my experience at the E3 convention, but none surpassed the overwhelming amount of hype of Mafia 3 by Hanger 13 Production and 2K. The presentation of the booth represented an entire street of New Bordeaux (Mafia 3’s setting based of New Orleans), and the presentation took place in the movie theater. Flashing lights aside, the presentation itself was my favorite of E3, showing off the gripping story and tight gameplay of Mafia 3 and displaying what happens when a company spends years perfecting a game. Hanger 13 gave a synopsis of the plot and the culture behind the city we will be spending our time in throughout the entirety of Mafia 3. The story follows Lincoln Clay, a mafia member who is betrayed by his organization and decides to start his own family in order to take over the city. It is a tale of revenge and one that is enacted with no regard to subtlety, Clay decides that everyone must submit to his family or pay the consequences with their blood. The story also takes many twisting paths through the decisions made by the player: Clay selects a group of sub-bosses to help him keep control of the city/districts taken over and to allow for specific perks to be acquired throughout the game. The only catch to having the help of these sub-bosses is that every time you take over a district you must select a boss of your choosing to be in charge; however, this may anger the other bosses and change your relationship with them throughout the game. The synopsis of the plot given by Hanger 13 Productions gripped me, and makes me excited to experience the life of Lincoln Clay. The gameplay of Mafia 3 was the focal point of the presentation and many different sides of the game were shown off in the presentation. The first piece shown was the combat mechanics; the guns look powerful, the cover system looks smooth, and the transitions between different aspects of combat are smooth. A great deal of attention was also given to the AI and special effects. Molotov cocktails were the primary special weapons shown off and naturally this meant that there was a lot of fire throughout the gameplay demo. Enemies react to being on fire with pure terror, and their reactions felt genuine throughout the entire combat sequence. This is a true crime drama story, and therefore Hanger 13 made sure to show off the sit downs in which you select the boss who will control each territory as you gain control. The emotion throughout these sit downs felt real, and the bosses truly make you consider which one you will choose through coaxing, not just perks given by these decisions. Mafia 3 was truly my game of E3 and I will say this game is a must buy for any gamer who enjoys a good crime story. The game releases October 7th, 2016 and I am sure many of us will spend countless hours playing Mafia 3 for the foreseeable future after that date. This is a must buy game, and it was a bar setter for the entire E3 convention.

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