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Age of Gaming - Discussion of PC, PS4 & Console Video Games - Starwalker Studios

Age of Gaming is a podcast where we discuss the games we're playing and looking forward to. We discuss PC, PlayStation 4 and other console games.

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Age of Gaming E11 - Tomb Raider Definitive Edition

Age of Gaming is your podcast dedicated to video games present and future and celebrating the journey of gamer culture from your mom’s basement to the mainstream. Today I give my first impressions of Tomb Raider Definitive Edition. Patreon RSS iTunes Stitcher What I’ve been playingThe SwapperApotheonTomb Raider Definitive EditionBuy Tomb Raider on Amazon and support the show!Graphics and sound are amazing. Great cloth textures and hair.The dirt is super cool too. Lara seems destined to be dirty. She’ll fall in water and get clean, but then moments later something happens to get her dirty again.Really nice to have a strong female protagonist.Gameplay is really fun. Controls are smooth and intuitive. Lots of variety in the game play.3rd person shooter aspect with bow, rifle, pistol, shotgun, and melee/hand-to-hand.Survival elements are fun. Hunting animals for xp and supplies.Lots of hidden things to find in the world.Optional tombs with some fun puzzles to solve. Although Lara starts giving hints a little too quickly for my taste.The slow motion during the “sort of cut scenes” are really fun. Gives you a chance to realize what you’re supposed to do and react without losing tension or momentum.The story is engaging.Poor Lara is constantly getting her ass kicked. Her ability to suffer injuries like being impaled and keep going after some minor first aid aren’t realistic, but it’s a video game.Sometimes making camp a stones-throw from enemies is kind of weird.The supernatural elements are weird too. The game has this gritty realism (for a video game) and then suddenly there’s supernatural stuff. Kind of bizarre and jarring.Please support the podcast and Starwalker Studios Check us out on Patreon and become a supporter. Please leave a review on iTunes. Give a donation using the Donate button above. Please use our Amazon Affiliate link to shop on Amazon. Tell your friends about our shows! Beer TastersGame Master's JourneyStar Citizens United Music Credits Everything Matters by CownDubstep The Way You Kissed Me by Mindcleaner Nefertiti by Mindcleaner Zig-Zag by Mindcleaner Twitter Email ©2015 Starwalker Studios LLC

23mins

11 Feb 2015

Rank #1

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Age of Gaming E10 - The Swapper, LEGO Batman 3, inFAMOUS and Diablo III

Nikki joins the show today to discuss the games we’ve been playing lately. Patreon RSS iTunes Stitcher New Games We're PlayingThe SwapperLEGO Batman 3: Beyond GothamPlease support the podcast and Starwalker Studios Check us out on Patreon and become a supporter. Please leave a review on iTunes. Give a donation using the Donate button above. Please use our Amazon Affiliate link to shop on Amazon. Tell your friends about our shows! Beer TastersGame Master's JourneyStar Citizens United Music Credits Everything Matters by CownDubstep The Way You Kissed Me by Mindcleaner Nefertiti by Mindcleaner Zig-Zag by Mindcleaner Twitter Email ©2015 Starwalker Studios LLC

36mins

28 Jan 2015

Rank #2

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Age of Gaming E08 - Year in Review 2015

Age of Gaming is your podcast dedicated to video games present and future and celebrating the journey of gamer culture from your mom’s basement to the mainstream. Today I’ll look back on my last year of gaming. Patreon RSS iTunes Stitcher Games PlayedDC Universe OnlineBackgammon BlitzDestinyDiablo III: Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil editionDragon Age: InquisitionflOwinFAMOUS Second SonInjustice: Gods Among UsMiddle-earth: Shadow of MordorMonopoly PlusPix the CatPlants vs. Zombies Garden WarfareResogunTales from the BorderlandsThe Last of Us RemasteredTomb Raider: Definitive EditionVelocity 2xWatch DogsKerbal Space ProgramStar Wars the Old RepublicRIFTArena CommanderReady to play:inFAMOUS First LightLoadoutFlowerThe SwapperPlease support the podcast and Starwalker Studios Check us out on Patreon and become a supporter. Please leave a review on iTunes. Give a donation using the Donate button above. Please use our Amazon Affiliate link to shop on Amazon. Tell your friends about our shows! Beer TastersGame Master's JourneyStar Citizens United Music Credits Everything Matters by CownDubstep The Way You Kissed Me by Mindcleaner Nefertiti by Mindcleaner Zig-Zag by Mindcleaner Twitter Email ©2015 Starwalker Studios LLC

33mins

14 Jan 2015

Rank #3

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Age of Gaming E07 - Tales from the Borderlands, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and Loadout

Nikki joins the show today to discuss Tales from the Borderlands, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and Loadout. Patreon RSS iTunes Stitcher What Nikki's PlayingTales from the Borderlands Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare LoadoutGet the Loadout soundtrack! Please support the podcast and Starwalker Studios Check us out on Patreon and become a supporter. Please leave a review on iTunes. Give a donation using the Donate button above. Please use our Amazon Affiliate link to shop on Amazon. Tell your friends about our shows! Beer TastersGame Master's JourneyStar Citizens United Music Credits Everything Matters by CownDubstep The Way You Kissed Me by Mindcleaner Nefertiti by Mindcleaner Zig-Zag by Mindcleaner Twitter Email ©2015 Starwalker Studios LLC

29mins

31 Dec 2014

Rank #4

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Age of Gaming E06 - Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor First Impressions

Today I’ll give my first impressions of Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor. Patreon RSS iTunes Stitcher Middle-Earth: Shadow of MordorBuy on Amazon & support the show!  PS4Action role-playing video game set in off-canon Middle-Earth. You control a ranger named Talion with supernatural abilities. I won’t say more because I don’t want to spoil the story.The story in the beginning really hooks you into the character. I wish it was more interactive with some real choices to make, but it draws you in well.I’ve just started the game, and so far seems very sand-boxy, with all the good & bad that entails.Graphics are very good. Animations are good as well.The movement’s a little off for me, in that you walk rather slowly, and when you sprint, it’s kind of a mad dash without a great feeling of control. The stealth movement is nice, though, and you can run while stealthing, which is what I usually do.Combat’s pretty nice, very reminiscent of Batman Arkham city (with a sword). Shooting your bow is very similar to The Last of Us Remastered or Tomb Raider Ultimate Edition. You also get a time dilation effect like with some of the neon powers in inFAMOUS Second Son.Combat’s a bit twitchy, but there’s some tactics too. You can also take on a lot of orcs singlehandedly if you fight smart, which is cool. Gotta hit your blocks though!I also like the slow-mo last ditch effort you get to save yourself when you’re about to die.The world seems large & open so far (I’m only an hour or two in). It’s nice that you can take the route you want, attacking specific orc captains to further the story, doing side missions, or just killing whomever you come across.However, after the strong, spectator story in the beginning, the story seems rather lacking at this point. However, I’ve only completed two of the story missions, so it’s completely possible it will pick back up later.The nemesis mechanic is really cool. There’s one orc who’s beat me twice now, a dude with a large crossbow, who always seems to show up when I’ve bitten off more than I can chew and takes me out at range. He’s becoming quite the bad-ass, and I’m looking forward to finally going after him at some point.Your supernatural powers are pretty cool, and I really like how you get them. Again, no spoilers!I haven’t played nearly enough of this game to give a real judgment on it yet, but so far I’m loving what I see. The gameplay is a lot of fun, and the fighting mechanics are nice. The nemesis mechanic is awesome, and is the number one thing that pulls me back in the game. Already, in a few hours of play, this game has grabbed me in a way Dragon Age Inquisition hasn’t in close to 30 hours of play.I have to confess I’m not near the Tolkien fan that a lot of geeks are. Despite this being a game in Middle Earth, I really enjoy it, and I find the setting engaging me in a way it hasn’t since I first read The Hobbit in fifth grade.Nikki got this game, and I decided to try it after seeing a very favorable IGN review. Despite me thinking Tolkien is a bit over-rated, I’m enjoying this game and definitely prefer it to Dragon Age Inquisition (which I think is quite a bit over-rated).Please support the podcast and Starwalker Studios Check us out on Patreon and become a supporter. Please leave a review on iTunes. Give a donation using the Donate button above. Please use our Amazon Affiliate link to shop on Amazon. Tell your friends about our shows! Beer TastersGame Master's JourneyStar Citizens United Music Credits Everything Matters by CownDubstep The Way You Kissed Me by Mindcleaner Nefertiti by Mindcleaner Zig-Zag by Mindcleaner Twitter Email ©2015 Starwalker Studios LLC

23mins

24 Dec 2014

Rank #5