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Do or Do Not, There is No Try

Do or Do Not, There is No Try
Gamer Heroes

 
 
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This week, we travel to a galaxy far, far away with a special crossover episode! Derreck is joined by Kris & Ian, hosts of the Echo Station podcast, a Star Wars podcast series! Why? Well, it’s time to look at Star Wars: Battlefront II! When the game first released in 2017, it was full of controversy surrounding lootboxes and the progression system. Now, 3 years later how is it doing? We answer this as well as look at the first reboot Battlefront, the originals, talk the upcoming Star Wars: Squadrons, and some classic Star Wars games we love!

Due to the Xbox event this week, we’re saving up our news segment, so stay tuned!

It’s Game Time!

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekDude)

Special Guests | Kris Jade & Ian Turner

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Do or Do Not, There is No Try

Squadron! Take a Snap of the PS5 Mixer!

It’s a special bonus news update episode! This week, Derreck talks about the PS5 Reveal and the “Future of Gaming” Sony event as well as EA’s new Star Wars game, the return of Pokemon Snap, Microsoft killing Mixer, and more! We’ll be back next week for an in-depth discussion on the Halo franchise with a guest!

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Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts! Articles Covered:

  • PS5 “Future of Gaming” Event: https://www.ign.com/articles/ps5-reveal-everything-announced-all-games
  • Pokemon Snap: https://www.ign.com/articles/new-pokemon-snap-announced
  • Nintendo nixes Mobile Gaming: https://www.ign.com/articles/nintendo-mobile-no-games-in-development
  • Microsoft Killing Mixer: https://www.ign.com/articles/microsoft-is-shutting-down-mixer-will-now-partner-with-facebook-gaming
  • Vault Boy in Smash Bros: https://kotaku.com/smash-bros-ultimate-is-getting-a-small-crossover-with-1844117737
  • EA’s Star Wars Squadrons: https://kotaku.com/eas-star-wars-squadrons-will-finally-give-us-a-new-star-1844037961
  • EA’s Star Wars Squadrons More: https://www.pcgamer.com/star-wars-squadrons-will-be-an-exclusively-first-person-game/

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Squadron! Take a Snap of the PS5 Mixer!

Country Road, Take Me Home

Country road, take me home to the burning ring of fire way down in Appalachia! It’s time for our Fallout 76 discussion! This week, two guests join me (Derreck) for an in-depth talk on the latest Bethesda Fallout game. We discuss the launch, bugs, new game modes, Wastelanders DLC, the 2020 Roadmap, and why we keep on playing. Plus, I talk a little news including the Sega Game Gear Micro and the latest game I’ve played, Star Wars: Battlefront II. 

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Articles Covered:

  • Sega Game Gear Micro: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2020/06/segas_game_gear_micro_was_originally_going_to_be_even_more_stingy
  • Sony PS5 Event Delay (yes we know it’s now scheduled for June 11th, we had already recorded): https://www.gamespot.com/articles/sony-delays-ps5-reveal-for-undetermined-future-dat/1100-6477780/
  • PS Plus Games for June 2020: https://www.playstation.com/en-us/explore/playstation-plus/
  • Xbox Live Games with Gold June 2020: https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2020/05/26/new-games-with-gold-june-2020/

Fallout 76 Discussion Details:

  • Wastelanders: https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/wastelanders
  • 2020 Roadmap: https://fallout.bethesda.net/en/article/fPSas0ftnlgD0FcZNnMoL/fallout-76-inside-the-vault-introducing-the-2020-roadmap-and-76-seasons

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude) Special Guests | Jordan Seper (KC Deadman) & Ryan Couture (@BusterProps)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Country Road, Take Me Home

Bells, Miles, Turnips, and Crafting!

We take a trip to an island paradise with an in-depth discussion on the latest in the Animal Crossing franchise, New Horizons for the Nintendo Switch! Before I bring on this week’s guest, I talk about the return of Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater! Plus, two games I’ve been playing recently, Lonely Mountains: Downhill for the Nintendo Switch and Wingspan’s Steam beta.

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Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts! Games & Articles Covered:

  • https://comicbook.com/gear/news/tony-hawks-pro-skater-1-and-2-collectors-edition-order/
  • http://heroespodcasts.com/lonely-mountains-downhill-review
  • https://store.steampowered.com/app/1054490/Wingspan/
  • https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266192/wingspan

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude) Special Guest | Lisa Linh (https://www.instagram.com/linhiful/)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

Bells, Miles, Turnips, and Crafting!

Lonely Mountains: Downhill Switch Review

It’s a warm, sunny day. The breeze whooshes past as you speed quickly down the trail. As you continue, your speed increases; there’s a turn! You apply the brakes and drift right, avoiding a painful collision with a rock. On the other hand, maybe you’re me and you slam right into it, ending your run. Thunderful’s latest game from developer Megagon Industries, Lonely Mountains: Downhill, takes you through some treacherous mountain bike trails filled with twists, turns, jumps, ramps, trees, rocks, and broken pieces from all the times I’ve crashed…. okay, that last part is a joke.

Official Description from Thunderful

The Lonely Mountains are waiting for you! Explore rocky mountain slopes with your bike, jump over sandy gorges or find your way through the foggy forests. Each Lonely Mountain awaits you with new challenges! Sprint, jump and slide to find your own way to the finish line. Explore the detailed mountain worlds or face the ticking clock – with every success you unlock new bikes, paintwork and outfits piece by piece. Train your skills day and night, improve your place on the leaderboards and ultimately compete with the best riders in the world in the risky Free Ride mode.

My Thoughts

That description sums it up nicely. It’s a sweet game with a simplistic beauty to its basic polygon graphic approach. It’s clean, tight, and smooth in its performance. The sound effects are surprisingly crisp and realistic, adding a true depth to the game. The graphics are pretty and cute with an odd sense of detailed simplicity. I love the trees. They feel almost as if they are stop-motion animated, which is wonderful. Other natural elements include rocks, rivers, grass, and small plants. Not much else blankets the scene, no bears or deer from what I can tell, for example.

Frankly, I found it quite difficult. In my time with the game, I’ve explored one of the four mountains you can unlock as well as two of its trails. Each trail includes multiple difficulty modes that provide varying challenges. Challenges include limiting the number of crashes or completing in under a certain time. Some, called “Cross the Finish Line”, remove all of the checkpoints, making it even more difficult to get all the way through a run. The initial trail, Graterhorn Trail 1, has 6 checkpoints throughout. My best time is 2:45.77, for example.

Now, let’s talk game play. The controls are simple. You accelerate with ZR, break with ZL, steer with the left Joy-Con joystick, and can sprint with A. There are three steering modes: Left/Right, Left/Right Inverted, and Screen Based. I find the latter to be the most difficult for me to use, personally. Now, as you go, you’ll pick up speed going downhill, especially if you stay on the path. The main issue here is that if you hit something going fast enough, you’ll crash. This will cause you to restart from the previous checkpoint or beginning of the map. Why is this an issue? Well, without an speedometer or gauge, it is difficult to know the line between slow enough to graze the rock or tree and fast enough to crash into said rock or tree. I’m sure it gets easier over time but I found it frustrating, especially during timed trials.

Let’s move on to customization. There are some personal cosmetic options including multiple helmet types, skin tones, hair, and facial hair options. Additionally, there are multiple bikes. You begin with the Grasshopper and work your way toward the Geronimo, which I feel looks the coolest. Each bike has a different set of stats including stability, agility, acceleration, among others.

Summary

Overall, I think it’s a relatively solid game that looks easier than it is. If you’re looking for a challenging cycle game with pretty graphics, you’re in luck. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a quiet, casual ride through the woods, I don’t think this is for you.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is available digitally for Nintendo Switch now and was previously released on PC, Xbox One, and PS4. It’s standard price is $19.99.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill Switch Review

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Gamer Heroes returns with the arrival of a familiar host! Derreck, founder of the series, returns to bring Gamer Heroes back from the dead in a brand new bi-weekly format! Catch the details now and the first full episode on Tuesday, May 12th! Got questions to ask the host? 

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Host | Derreck Mayer (@TheStarTrekdude)

Music | David Renda at Fesliyan Studios

Links | https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Social Media | @GamerHeroesPod

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Game Over

Kam and Thomas break down some big news for the Gamer Heroes podcast. 

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Lifeformed

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Clearing the Backlog

We’re back after a small break to hit you with what we’re playing and stuff we want to check out that flew under the radar!  We talk Pokemon, God of War, and Dark Cloud 2 among others!

Got questions to ask the hosts?  Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

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Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Lifeformed

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gamer-heroes-video-games-pc/id1193204259?mt=2

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6x6MugEKoQAgV99OKkZmWp

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How We Experience Games

The Gamer Heroes crew kick back this week for more of a free-form show, discussing how we best like to experience games!

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Lifeformed

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

Apple Podcasts Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gamer-heroes-video-games-pc/id1193204259?mt=2

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6x6MugEKoQAgV99OKkZmWp

Spreaker https://www.spreaker.com/show/gamer-heroes

Podcast Addict http://podplayer.net/?podId=2460867

Google Play Link https://play.google.com/music/m/I6qwdjccfc4sxi5urxuebuisatq?t=Gamer_Heroes_Video_Games__PC_Gaming__Console_Gaming_Mobile_Gaming

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Social Media @GamerHeroesPod | @GG_Kansas_City | @tegannotsara1 | @TheKamdyman

RIP Fortnite

This week we’re chillin’ for a more casual show, with our continued thoughts on Destiny 2, as well as the total craziness happening with Fortnite’s “The End” event, and our hesistance on Google’s Stadia!  (Fun fact, we recorded this before everything got announced)

Got questions to ask the hosts?  Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show! Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

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Not looking for a long-term commitment? No problem. Every dollar truly helps, so buy us a coffee over at ko-fi.com/heroespodcasts!

Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Lifeformed

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

iTunes Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gamer-heroes-video-games-pc/id1193204259?mt=2

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6x6MugEKoQAgV99OKkZmWp

Spreaker https://www.spreaker.com/show/gamer-heroes

Google Play Link https://play.google.com/music/m/I6qwdjccfc4sxi5urxuebuisatq?t=Gamer_Heroes_Video_Games__PC_Gaming__Console_Gaming_Mobile_Gaming

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Social Media @GamerHeroesPod | @GG_Kansas_City | @tegannotsara1 | @TheKamdyman

RIP Fortnite

Our Favorite Games of 2019 (So Far!)

This week the Gamer Heroes crew are joined by special guest Deveneux Hill to talk about our favorite games of 2019 so far!

Big shout-out to our hero of the week for this week: My name is Byf!

Got questions to ask the hosts?  Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Guest Deveneux Hill

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Lifeformed

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

iTunes Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gamer-heroes-video-games-pc/id1193204259?mt=2

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6x6MugEKoQAgV99OKkZmWp

Spreaker https://www.spreaker.com/show/gamer-heroes

Google Play Link https://play.google.com/music/m/I6qwdjccfc4sxi5urxuebuisatq?t=Gamer_Heroes_Video_Games__PC_Gaming__Console_Gaming_Mobile_Gaming

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Too Many Games!

On today’s episode we’re joined by Carlos Gomez from EarthSlice Creative!  Go check him out on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/earthslicecreative/

This week the Gamer Heroes crew try and come to terms with how many quality games are releasing lately!  We’ve got thoughts on Untitled Goose Game, Sayonara Wild Hearts, Control, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, and much more!

Big shout-out to our hero of the week for this week: House House!

Got questions to ask the hosts?  Hit us up on twitter (@GamerHeroesPod) and we could talk about it on the show!

Don’t forget to subscribe! We’re available on iTunes Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Spreaker, Google Play, or you can use our RSS Feed to plug into any podcast app. Links are below!

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts Kam Konek & Thomas Egan

Guest Carlos Gomez

Editor Kam Konek

Executive Producer Derreck Mayer

Music by Lifeformed

Linktree: https://linktr.ee/gamerheroes

iTunes Link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/gamer-heroes-video-games-pc/id1193204259?mt=2

Spotify https://open.spotify.com/show/6x6MugEKoQAgV99OKkZmWp

Spreaker https://www.spreaker.com/show/gamer-heroes

Google Play Link https://play.google.com/music/m/I6qwdjccfc4sxi5urxuebuisatq?t=Gamer_Heroes_Video_Games__PC_Gaming__Console_Gaming_Mobile_Gaming

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Social Media @GamerHeroesPod | @GG_Kansas_City | @tegannotsara1 | @TheKamdyman