Gamers In Beta Podcast 187: Adventures In Mispronunciations

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On Episode 187, Syd Bolton’s make an appearance to chat about his experience at the Nintendo Switch event in Toronto. Other features include community questions and listener feedback. Plus news items such as Battlefield 1 DLC, Xbox Scorpio Whitepapers, Xbox Unsnapping, & more.

The games that Joe STATE, Jay, and Mike have been playing are Gears of War 4, Hitman, Dead Rising 4, Rise & Shine, Fallout 4, Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, Toby the Secret Mine, and the For Honor Beta

Intro:
Syd Bolton joins to talk about his hands-on time w/Nintendo Switch

Last week’s QotW: (submitted by Mafia-Thug): How long have you had your gamer tag? And, if so inclined, explain why your gamer tag is what it is?

Question of the week: What makes a game scary for you? Setting, noises, characters, etc?

Listener question from BucksSugafree: do you guys watch video game montages? If so what ones? Is there one that’s your favorite for editing, music, or clips?

NEWS:
Notable releases this week:
Hitman: The Complete First Season
Divide (lonely sci-fi dungeon crawl)
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2016/12/07/divide-launches-january-31-on-ps4/

PC/WiiU/Multi-platforms:
Mass Effect: Andromeda 10-Hour Trial Coming A Week Before Launch, But Not For Everyone
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/mass-effect-andromeda-10-hour-trial-coming-a-week-/1100-6447152

Resident Evil 7 Ships 2.5 Million, Pushes Series Sales To 75 Million
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/resident-evil-7-ships-25-million-pushes-series-sal/1100-6447320/

DLC 4 “MONTANA AND THE DEMON BEAR” is incoming to Battleborn
https://battleborn.com/en/news/view/beatrix-official-release-dlc-4-earning-platinum/

Battlefield 1 details on They Shall Not Pass DLC
https://www.battlefield.com/games/battlefield-1/they-shall-not-pass

Xbox:
“Reaching 4K and GPU Scaling Across Multiple Xbox Devices”
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2017-the-race-to-4k-how-scorpio-targets-ultra-hd-gaming

Gears of War 4 gets Xbox One vs. PC cross-platform play
http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/27/14420068/gears-of-war-4-xbox-one-pc-cross-platform-multiplayer

Microsoft Is Removing Xbox One Snap Mode And Here’s Why
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/microsoft-is-removing-xbox-one-snap-mode-and-heres/1100-6447261/

Dead Rising 4 update adds Street Fighter costumes and new difficulty mode
http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/28/14425744/dead-rising-4-dlc-update-street-fighter-costumes

Rocket Knight and Shadows of the Damned join backwards compatibility
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/two-more-xbox-one-backwards-compatible-games-arriv/1100-6447291/

GWG for FEB
https://majornelson.com/2017/01/24/xbox-live-games-with-gold-for-february-2017/

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