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2019 is starting off strong start! Turns out that Kingdom Hearts III and Resident Evil 2 are pretty good! In news, Xbox Live is coming to…the Nintendo Switch? Respawns announced and released their new project; a free-to-play battle royale called Apex Legends that we can’t wait to get our hands on!

Have you gotten your hands on Kingdom Hearts III yet? Are you planning to pick it up?

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A Heroes Podcast Network Production

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Thomas Egan
Joshua Welch

Editor
Joshua Welch

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Music
Lifeformed

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Holiday Smash

Happy New Year! We convened after a holiday hiatus to share what we played over the holiday and what holiday gaming means to each of us. We establish the Nintendo Switch as the best way to game while traveling and talk about a range of games from Smash Bros and Katamari Damacy to Into The Breach and Smash Bros. Tell us how you game over the holidays!

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A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts
Thomas Egan
Mike Madsen
Joshua Welch

Special Guest

Ben Cole

Editor
Mike Madsen

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

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Holiday Smash

GH70: I Am Terry Crews!

In this episode, our heroes discuss the passing of Comic Legend Stan Lee, they breakdown some of what they think Fallout 76, Crackdown 3 and much more.  Make sure you tune in to the end to hear our question of the week!

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A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts
Thomas Egan

Mike Madsen

John Marney

Joshua Welch

Editor
Joshua Welch

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Music
Lifeformed

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GH70: I Am Terry Crews!

GH66: Dock Socks

In this episode, our heroes discuss the new hit online card game Magic: The Gathering Arena and potential augmented reality (AR) opportunities with other card games, they discuss the re-release of the Switch, they inform us all of the “Dock Socks” and much more!   Tell us your answer to this week’s question of the week – “What real-world practical skills has gaming taught you?”

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A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Produced by GGKC

Hosts
Thomas Egan
Mike Madsen
Joshua Welch

Editor
Joshua Welch

Executive Producer
Derreck Mayer

Music
Lifeformed

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GH66: Dock Socks

GH60: New Challenger Approaches

A New Challenger Approaches! Big changes come to Gamer Heroes this week as we bring on some new hosts to take the show forward. Derreck and Jon are joined by John and Mike to talk about gaming news including Amazon’s new pre-order policy, Diablo III, Microsoft’s Xbox All Access program, the terrible news out of EA’s Madden 19 tournament, and more. Plus, John and Mike talk about their organization, GGKC and how they plan to handle Gamer Heroes moving forward.

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Jon Czerwinski
Mike Madsen
John Marney
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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GH60: New Challenger Approaches

GH59: Doom Eternal & Overcooked 2

This week, Derreck and Jon tease big changes coming to show in Episode 60. Then it’s off to gaming news including a limited edition PS4, custom cases by NZXT, Super Smash Bros characters and modes, Doom Eternal gameplay footage, and Sonic movie casting. Finally, Derreck talks about completing Horizon Zero Dawn and getting into the new Overcooked 2.

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Jon Czerwinski
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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GH59: Doom Eternal & Overcooked 2

GH58: Octopath Traveler & Gaming at SDCC 2018

Amazon makes changes to video game pre-orders, we bring SirynRae on to talk about Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch, Derreck discusses his latest experiences with Horizon Zero Dawn, and then Jon breaks down his gaming experience at San Diego Comic Con 2018 which included an exclusive play through of the new Resident Evil 2 remake, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, and more!

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Jon Czerwinski
Derreck Mayer

Special Guest
Rae Stewart

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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GH58: Octopath Traveler & Gaming at SDCC 2018

GH54: Cloud Gaming with Resident Evil

With so much happening in the gaming world, Jon and Derreck take this week to break down some of the biggest video game news from across the world. Topics include cloud gaming with Resident Evil 7 on Nintendo Switch, the announced Monster Hunter movie, Jurassic World Evolution, the brand new Xbox One controller for people with disabilities, and more! You don’t want to miss it.

If you missed our last episode, we are taking a hiatus from game streaming. If this bums you out, we’re really sorry but please let us know! If people want to watch, I’m sure we can work something out.

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Jon Czerwinski
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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GH54: Cloud Gaming with Resident Evil

GH53: Overcooked Seasonal Diablo

It’s another week of gaming news including details on the Atari VCS, Call of Duty going multiplayer only, Red Dead Redemption 2, and Nintendo’s latest lawsuit. Then we talk about the Seasonal Diablo III runs we’ve been trying out in addition to Overcooked: Special Edition on Nintendo Switch.

We also talk about some changes to our show format, specifically dealing with our bi-weekly Twitch streams.

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Jon Czerwinski
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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GH53: Overcooked Seasonal Diablo

GH51: BlizzCon, PUBG Mobile, and Nine Parchments

We’re back! And it’s time to talk games. We kick things off talking a bit about the Twitch streaming we’ve been doing and plan to do. Then it’s off to the news when we discuss the new Spider-Man game landing exclusively on PS4, God of War 4 getting an earlier release date, plus details on BlizzCon 2018. After our  news segment, we talk about the games we’ve been playing recently including Player Unknowns Battlegrounds (PUBG) on mobile and Stardew Valley and Nine Parchments on Nintendo Switch.

03:15 – BlizzCon 2018 Details

10:10 – God of War 4 & Collector’s Editions

20:05 – Spider-Man’s Exclusive PS4 Release & Details

25:40 – PUBG on Mobile Impressions

35:20  – Stardew Valley on Nintendo Switch

38:30 – Nine Parchments on Nintendo Switch

46:40 – Closing Statements & Upcoming Details

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Podcast Credits

A Heroes Podcast Network Production

Hosts
Jon Czerwinski
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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GH51: BlizzCon, PUBG Mobile, and Nine Parchments

GH50: Ready Nintendo Direct Raider

We begin with a wrap-up of last week’s Overwatch gaming stream and announce what game we’re streaming next week. Then we talk a bit about the three big video game movies hitting theaters in the next couple of months, Tomb Raider, Ready Player One, and Rampage. After that’s we focus on Nintendo news including a new adapter that supports the PS4 Dualshock, the new 5.0.0 Switch update, and last week’s Nintendo Direct.

01:20 – Overwatch and Left 4 Dead 2 Streaming

06:45 – Video Game Movies: Tomb Raider, Ready Player One, Rampage, Warcraft, and Resident Evil

22:25 – 8Bitdo Wireless Adapter & Dualshock Support

28:40 – Nintendo Switch 5.0.0 Update & Nintendo Direct 3DS Details

49:20 – Closing Statements

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Jon Czerwinski
Derreck Mayer

Executive Producer & Editor
Derreck Mayer

Music
Flying Killer Robots

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GH50: Ready Nintendo Direct Raider

North by Outlands – Review

North is an Indie video game by Outlands that was originally released in April of 2016 on Steam. On March 6th, 2018, it releases on Nintendo Switch. The Switch is quickly becoming the go-to platform for Indie console titles, so North is in good company. Now, North is a relatively short game. In fact, if you know what to do, you could probably finish it in 30-40 minutes but the game anticipates that it should take you about an hour. With that in mind, I am going to do my best to avoid spoilers in both written and visual mediums. It’s a linear story with very few variations and I would prefer not to ruin it for anyone who is looking to pick it up.

Outlands describes the game as:

In NORTH you play a man who applies for asylum in a city filled with strange creatures and strange customs.

Dealing with the issue of the contemporary refugee crisis while at the same time being deeply rooted in a classical cyberpunk atmosphere à la Blade Runner, NORTH features a dark synthpop soundtrack, a sprawling mega-city and weird monster-like inhabitants.

The gameplay is very straightforward and mostly consists of exploration and simple puzzles. The main difficulty is to understand what you have to do in order to get asylum. You’ve come from an foreign land in the south and find yourself lost and confused – a confusion you convey through letters to your sister back home. An important part of the gameplay, these letters help you understand your tasks while at the same time moving the narrative of the game forward.

NORTH is short (20-40 min) and comes with a full soundtrack (8 songs).

North hits some heavy notes and focuses on an intense topic that impacts millions of people around the world. As you complete the game, the overtones and concepts it relays become much more clear. The story really does all tie together in a fairly creepy and unfortunately real way. But let’s start with the basics.

North by Outlands - Mines

It is a first-person game. You do not have hands. You cannot see any part of yourself or anything you may be holding. While this cleans up the screen, I would have appreciated some kind of aiming cross-hair as interacting with certain objects was tedious when using the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller. It is not immediately clear what you are supposed to do but that is the nature of the game. North doesn’t have a menu. You can’t pause or save. There’s no HUD nor indication of health, location, etc. aside from one specific life monitor when you are in the mines, as show in the image above. Instead, all you get when the game begins is what you see below:

North by Outlands - Opening

The graphics are relatively simple and look like they would have been great for a VR game. However, the loading between screens is a problem. It is very buggy. The beautiful soundtrack gets broken up on a regular basis when loading between screens which really takes you out of the moment and feel. With that said, the sound is truly beautiful and reminiscent of movies like Blade Runner and The Neverending Story, two of my personal favorites.

North by Outlands - First Floor City

Speaking of bugs though, I broke the game. You see, there’s a part when you have to go to work in the mines. The atmosphere is dangerous and you have to limit your time in there. My first couple of attempts led to my death and in dying, broke the flow of the game to where I was not able to complete the steps. The arrow markers that were supposed to lead my way to the mine locations I needed to work were no where to be found and I could not interact with the drink machines that were active prior to my death. I found myself stuck and decided to just close the game and relaunch it, starting over. Being that I was about half an hour in, this wasn’t the end of the world and now that I knew what to do, it was much easier to progress.

North by Outlands - Church

I did use some walk through from Steam because the whole Church conversion tied in with the street cameras was not immediately intuitive for me. I think that’s my chief complaint. The game relies a lot on you just figuring things out but since I essentially broke the game during my experimenting, I was also hesitant to do anything I wasn’t fairly confident in. Of course, there are the letters to fall back on. As mentioned earlier, you are sending letters to your sister and as you progress, they tell you vital information about upcoming tasks. Yes, it’s a little weird. Essentially, you perform an action and a letter becomes available to send your sister. In posting the letter, you get to read it and learn what… you… learned. It’s a little convoluted but it’s a solid mechanic that does help you along. So it works.

North by Outlands - Letters

In the end, it’s a short game that does have a solid message about the way many refugees are treated, the hoops we force them to jump through, and how we make them feel about their background and who they are.  There are some technical issues, specifically around loading between events and what happens if you die or do not convert correctly. Hopefully these things will be fixed with patches. I am playing pre-release, so I will cut them a little slack. Also, it’s a dirt cheap game, only $2.99 USD on Switch, making it easily one of the cheapest games on the platform and not a terrible way to spend an hour.

North by Outlands - Police Station

If you’ve played North by Outlands, please hit me up on Twitter @TheStarTrekDude and use the hashtag #northgame. I’d love to talk to you about it.

If you haven’t played and are going to snag it on Switch, also hit me up and let me know! It releases Tuesday, March 5th on the Nintendo Switch eShop.

North by Outlands – Review