The Inner Gamer Podcast

188: Shadow of the Tomb Raider, COD Blackout and What's Next for Blizzard?

Episode Summary

In this episode, we play Shadow of the Tomb Raider, an indie game called Bad North and Call of Duty Blackout's beta. We also discuss what's next for Blizzard now that Overwatch is 2 years old.

Episode Notes

The final game in the Lara Croft trilogy has arrived. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the game that shows young Lara turn into the Lara we all grew up knowing. Does the game deliver? We don't know yet but we can say the game has some ups and downs we've experienced so far in our first 3-4 hours of the game. Brett tries out this new RPG, roguelike game called Bad North from a small developer out of Sweden. You play as Vikings defending your lands from attackers. Finally, the beta for Blackout, Call of Duty's take on Battle Royale, is here. We share our first impressions of this bold, new move for Treyarch.

In our news, we discuss Dr. Disrespect getting a weapon fired at his house, Alan Wake is being made into a TV show, Assassin's Creed has a big DLC lineup for next year and it took 18 hours for the first players to beat the new Destiny raid called The Last Wish.

Our discussion this week revolves around Blizzard. News has come out that they're hiring a ton of people at Blizzard possibly for another game from their existing properties or maybe a new game entirely. Are we going to see Diablo 4? What about a Destiny-like version of Starcraft? Will we see a brand new game altogether?

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Show Notes:
1:13 - Shadow of the Tomb Raider
18:49 - Bad North
25:13 - Call of Duty Blackout
40:51 - Gaming News
1:11:13 - What’s Next for Blizzard?
1:42:22 - Upcoming Video Game Releases

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