Episode 10 – Horse Poop Vs. Heart Attack

On this week’s episode of Make Me A Gamer, HarveyZ has actually played a game! He talks about his adventures with the XCOM 2: War of the Chosen expansion, and then TMan talks about an interesting new game he’s been playing – Return of the Obra Dinn. Then they get into a discussion about art and plagiarism as well as diving into the Rockstar 100 hour work week controversy. (This episode was recorded on October 20th.)

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Episode 8 – A Pretty Bad-Ass Looking Pilgrim

On this week’s episode of Make Me A Gamer, TMan & HarveyZ open with talking about XCOM and why they like games like it. Then they jump into some Overwatch League news, discuss the upcoming ability to change your PSN name, and HarveyZ gives his requirements for getting a Make Me A Gamer tattoo. We also discuss The Witcher and get into what we’d like to see if Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn is actually made into a game. (This episode was recorded October 13th.)

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What I’ve Been Playing – August 2018

As September is upon us and the great rush of big fall releases starts, I figured it would be a good time to sit down and talk about what I’ve been playing during the month of August. I think I’ll start doing this as a monthly effort at the beginning of each new month in order to talk about games I’ve been playing that I haven’t had a chance to do a full review for. It’ll allow me to talk about more games instead of having to dedicate a full review to every game.

So what have I been playing in August? Well after rebuilding my PC and upgrading it so it can handle more recent games I’ve booted up XCOM 2 and started messing around with mods for it – including the official Long War 2 mod. I’ve also been playing Into the Breach and I dipped my toes into the PC Overwatch pool – having been playing strictly on the PS4 for the last two years. On my Switch I’ve been occupied with the new roguelike Dead Cells, and on my 3DS I’ve been played the rerelease of the JRPG Radiant Historia. Finally on PS4 I’ve finally started playing Life in Strange after swearing I’d get around to it for a while.

That’s the summary – so now let’s go into a bit more detail!

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Help! I’m Playing XCOM 2 Again…

I have a love-hate relationship with XCOM 2. When it was first announced Firaxis gave the pretty strong impression that the game would not be coming to consoles. And that made sense. Despite XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Enemy Within both being released on consoles, the game was a much, much bigger seller on PC. Most of their sales and profit had come from PC, while the console release was a dud.

So me being a huge fan of the first game, looked into if my PC could handle it. It turned out that my computer met the bare minimum requirements except for the graphics card. So I upgraded my graphics card so it could also handle the minimum requirements, and then waited patiently for release. And in February 2016 I got to play XCOM 2 on my computer!

And it was a mess.

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