It is a wonderful morning. It’s the tail end of summer, not a cloud in the sky nor a care in the world.
Wait, Ken Levine, creator of Bioshock, said the Infinite downloadable content (DLC) would be revealed? When? July 30? What time? 8? AM?
As soon as Ken’s tweet went live, my alarm was set.
It IS a good day!
Irrational Games has officially announced Bioshock Infinite’s DLC, some of which goes live today. Let’s see what Ken’s been cooking up for us.
Television is evolving. With cable becoming a dying fad, the ability to stream video from computers or internet services has really changed the industry. Companies like Netflix are even making enough revenue to produce their own original content. In response to this streaming boom, companies have created small, box shaped devices that combine all these streaming services into one, smooth, user friendly experience. Honorable mentions are Apple TV, a small black box packing all your streaming needs and then some, and the Roku, a powerful multimedia streaming tool. Today, I am here to introduce the newest streaming tech on the block, the Google Chromecast.
Dollop of fairy dust not included
A few months before the launch of The Last Of Us, Naughty Dog announced that the game would be getting DLC, both single player and multiplayer. As the norm, a season pass was announced alongside for a mere $19.99. Included with the season pass was Day 1 DLC, which included-
Day 1 Bonuses
- Increased Crafting Speed
- Increased Healing Speed
- 9mm Reload Speed Upgrade
- Rifle Clip Capacity Upgrade
- Grounded – exclusive 90min “Making of The Last of Us” documentary
That last item, the documentary, was something I totally spaced about by the time launch came around. I stumbled across a Twitter post mentioning the documentary, so I googled and was reminded that the film was included with my purchase. I logged onto PSN in hopes of finding it in my purchases, but to no avail. I searched all over, both the store and the internet, but could not find the documentary. Finally I asked the Podcast Beyond Facebook group and they came to my aid. I decided to take this opportunity and make a video showing you how to download the Grounded: Making of The Last Of Us documentary. Not only will this video help you, but it has helped me with video editing and becoming comfortable with my “radio” voice. One step closer to providing you with better content! Thank you for watching and enjoy!
Super Mario 3D World Preview
By Max Roberts
Cat Mario is real and Cat Mario is fun. This power-up is just one of the new features that makes Super Mario 3D World a unique, charming, and colorful game. At the Nintendo Experience I had the fortunate opportunity to play 3D World twice. The demo had four different levels and one boss battle. I played the World 4-2 and World 6-3 portions of the demo. The game supports up to 4 player simultaneous multiplayer, a first for 3D Mario games. Both times I played with four people. After selecting a level we were taken to a player select screen. The characters were Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Peach. Both times I played as Luigi, since he is my preferred character in these types of Mario games. From there, we immediately jumped into the level.
A new 3D adventure awaits
Nintendo E3 Demos
By Max Roberts
“The Nintendo Experience, only at Best Buy.” For the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year, Nintendo has opted out of having a live press conference. Instead, the company had a Nintendo Direct streamed worldwide this morning showing off their new titles. While many new titles were revealed, such as Super Smash Bros. 4, a few titles were announced as being playable to the public at select Best Buy locations; dubbed the “Nintendo Experience.” The games available to play are Super Mario 3D World, Mario Kart 8, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze, and The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD.
Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U
By Max Roberts
This morning at ten o’clock, Nintendo unveiled the next entry in the Super Smash Brothers franchise. Yet to be named, the fourth game is the first to enter the HD era and go portable. Today, new stages were seen and, of course, new characters. The Dojo, the official website for the game, has launched again, promising constant updates about the game, just like it did for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. In response to this, I plan on approaching the Dojo very much like I am approaching Animal Crossing: New Leaf, with weekly summaries of the news and events that occur. Starting today.
Guys. Today has been a long day for me. Not because of E3, but because of college orientation being an all day event. I was only able to catch one press conference live today, Sony Entertainment. Wow, what a show. I can’t possibly write up about all the things that wowed the crowd. There is only one thing I wish to write about before I go to bed for day 2 of my orientation. Kingdom Hearts 3 was confirmed. With a trailer.