Far Cry5?: Ubisoft CEO says Far Cry 4 was so successful that it will be “here for the long-run”. What does that mean? (1:10)
Humble Star Wars Bundle: There only 2 days left for the Star Wars Humble Bundle, GO GET SOME STAR WARS! (3:07)
Twitch Plays Pokemon Anniversary: Happy birthday Twitch Plays. If you want to celebrate go to their new stream on Pokemon Blue. (4:55)
Humble Valentine’s Bundle: Humble Bundle’s got your back this Valentine’s day. (8:28)
Banjo Kazooie Successor: Playtonic, company made up of former Rare employees, has said they are working on a spiritual successor to the Banjo Kazooie once again. (10:30)
Dear Quality Show,
If you could date any video game character who would it be and why would it be Waluigi?
Windward: Sailing the high seas choosing your own path in this open world. (14:10)
Three Monkeys: An ambitious game that is suppose to be played and seen through the minds eye, there will be only audio, no graphics. (16:08)
Harold: A runner where you try and protect the stupid little guy as he runs toward deadly obstetrical. (18:50)
Starr Mazer: Control Brick as you go on an epic SHMUP/point and click adventure. (20:13)
Broforce Alien Infestation: Brand new free content for the popular indie shooter that is Broforce, this time in space. (12:35)
Underworld Ascendant: They said they wanted to push the limits of this new Ultima game, and they released a video stating HOW they are doing so ( 24:12)
Sym: A Puzzle platformer that explores some mental issues as you explore. (26L48)
Indie Game Shoutout
Well the guys have officially jumped the goat, apparently their shout out this week is Goats on a Bridge.
We will spoil matches and tournaments we talk about, so listen at your own risk.
In Starcraft 2 News (34:51)
Controversy has struck again in the world of SC2 eSports as Puck, a very well known and skilled Protoss player, has just found out that he probably won’t be able to play in the WCS this year, which might end up being his retirement.
After the first Qualifiers for WCS this year, Blizzard put out their handbook of rules that dictate requirements to play in WCS. Most of them were the same, however because of state laws in the US that were not previously considered, a couple states have been banned from the tournament.
For instance, North Dakota, where Puck lives, has been banned because of a law that prevents a competition where you have to pay a sponsor in order to collect a prize from them. Since you need to buy Starcraft 2 to play in the Blizzard run tournament this falls under that law.
Puck took to his twitter to explain the situation. he went on record saying, “It is really unfortunate how Blizzard took their time to release the hand book after all qualifiers are over just to find out that certain states will be banned. I live right across the river from Minnesota, had they released the handbook even a month or two prior, I could
already be halfway to applying for my residency in Minnesota”. He went on to say that he invested so much time into this season, and with the fact he legally can’t even collect the money he already won, he probably will stop being a pro player.
A Reddit thread has popped up pleading that Blizzard let Puck rectify the situation and let him continue competing, considering they put out the updated entry rules after entries were closed.
In Dota 2 News (37:19)
Group Stages for Season 3 of the Dota Pit League will have just gotten underway as of yesterday for you listeners. Prize pool is sitting at $80,000 right now, which is a sizable chunk of cash. In Group A are teams EG, Cloud9, VirtusPro Polar, FireDota, TeamTinker, and NiP. And in Group B, the teams are Secret, Empire, VirtusPro, Hellraisers, Alliance, and Vega.
Also in progress are the qualifiers for the Major All Stars Dota Tournament in EU and America. In America, teams FireDota, Wheel Whreck While Whistling, Union Gaming, Complexity, Void Boy, Leviathan, eHug, and Not Today are fighting to continue to the main event. Most of these teams are pretty unknown, so it will be interesting to see if we have any break-out teams coming out of that group.
Meanwhile in the EU qualifiers, teams Empire 4 Anchors, PowerRangers, NiP, VirtusPro Polar, TeamTinker, Hellraisers, and Meepwn’d will be fighting it out, a much more well known line-up then what is coming from America. Tournament games will be streamed on Twitch Tv on the BTS TV channel.
Finally Asia Championships have concluded with Evil Geniuses winning out against Vici Gaming, and securing the $1.2 million grand prize. The tournament started out with only a $250,00 prize pool, but with compendium purchases the prize pool was raised to a whooping $3 million. It is amazing that more and more tournaments are raising such large prize pool through fan donations alone.
In LoL News (41:03)
In Hearthstone News (41:50)
The ESL Legendary Weekly series has completed its 8th week with Savjz pulling out his victory against Kitkatz 3-2.
In CS:GO News (42:18)
The ESL Proleague is still going through its group stages, with Dignitas, Navi, 3DMAX, and CPH Wolves fighting in Group A, while LDLC, Titan, VirtusPro, and Deponeret in Group B. Further matches have not been scheduled yet, but when they do they will be posted on the ESL Pro League page.
The StarLadder Tournament is currently in its 2nd Group Stage with EnvyUs, NiP, Hellraisers, Titan, TeamSolomid, Flipside, Virtus Pro, and CPH Wolves. If you want to listen to the English casting of the game you should check out the FACE IT Twitch channel.
ESL One Katowice is this weekend, and it is bringing out some of the big names like Cloud9, Dignitas, Titan, and Team Liquid. What is more exciting however are the smaller names that are popping up, and teams such as Vox Eminor, Gamers2, Flipsid3, and PiTER.
There is a good chance for a team to make a name for themselves at ESL One Katowice, so you should probably check out this tournament. If you want to watch the tournament you should tune in to ESLTV_CS or ESLone on twitch tv.