LGR 2016: Episode 22 – Lapsed News XVI

Direct download: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/e/lgr-2016-episode-22-lapsed-news-xvi/

Hello and welcome to Lapsed Gamer Radio. This is the weekly ‘lapsed news’ update for the week commencing July 18th. We cover some listener questions about favourite handhelds and energy supplements, a little bit about the games that we’ve been playing recently, and we’ll touch on a couple of news stories.

On today’s episode LGR Team regulares Mark, Andy and Ali are joined by Andy Brown from the excellent Codec Moments podcast!

Some of the games played this week include: TOKYO MIRAGE SESSIONS #FE, FURI, POLY BRIDGE, UNCHARTED 4, SOMA, THE BANNER SAGA, SHADOWS OF MORDOR, LEGO MARVEL SUPER HEROES, TRANSFORMERS DEVASTATION, HEROQUEST, FORZA 6, F1 2015, GTA V, POKEMON GO, RAINBOW 6: SIEGE and a few others.

News Links:

Boardgame Kickstarters have raised 6 times more more money than videogames.
http://www.polygon.com/2016/7/4/12093148/board-game-kickstarters-have-raised-6-times-more-money-than-than

Total Warhammer New Playable Race to be released.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-14-total-war-warhammers-next-playable-race-the-beastmen-revealed

New Overwatch character and balance changes
https://playoverwatch.com/en-us/blog/20178523#patchnotes

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-07-12-our-first-look-at-overwatchs-new-hero-ana


You Have 7 Days to Kill Gary Busey in Hitman, Starting This Week
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/you-have-7-days-to-kill-gary-busey-in-hitman-start/1100-6441909/


Game Giveaway

50+ games in total to giveaway on Steam and all listeners need to do is go to the GoogleDoc link in the shownotes (via Podbean or the blog) and put their twitter handle or email address beside any game(s) they want (within reason. We want to be fair to all our listeners)

It’s on a first come first served basis and we’ll send the links out about once a week via Twitter DM or email
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HTHbVerYJ2PF1gTcDMmBL24HeuIrN67896Ncn3R_1l4

We hope to keep this as a running thing throughout the year and will add more codes when we get them. If any listeners have any duplicate codes that they wish to donate we will happily pass them on to the other listeners (and give appropriate shoutouts). Email us or DM the @lapsedgamer twitter feed

This episode was created by the Lapsed Gamer Team. Edited by Cevin Moore, with music selections by all the hosts.

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

Other music samples used in this episode are from:
This episode was created by the Lapsed Gamer Team. Edited by Mark Hamer, with music selections by all the hosts.

Original LGR themes, FX and music cues created and composed by Cevin Moore.

Our next PlayList Game is The Wolf Among Us. Get it, play it and let us know your thoughts on the game in time for our dedicated episode recording in the weeks to come. We will also be covering the first few issues of the Fables comic series on one of our Ballyhoo! episodes of as well.

You can stream or directly download our episodes via our Podbean homepage: http://lapsedgamerradio.podbean.com/

If you’re enjoying our content, please subscribe to Lapsed Gamer Radio on iTunes. All reviews are most welcome and appreciated in order to allow our little community to thrive.

Plus, if you would like to guest on a specific episode or join the regular LGR podcast team – please email us: lapsedgamerradio@gmail.com

We’d love to hear any feedback/ideas for new podcast sections you might have and we encourage you to send in any questions you would like us to discuss on the show.

Come chat with us on Twitter @LapsedGamer and like our Lapsed Gamer Radio Page on FaceBook. Search for ‘Lapsed Gamer Radio’ on FaceBook and add yourself to the growing community in our brand new LGR FB Group. If you are on Steam add yourself to the Lapsed Gamer group there as well.

Please check-out the ‘Lapsed Gamer’ channel on YouTube. Thank you for listening and best of luck with your own efforts to pick up the controller and play!

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3 thoughts on “LGR 2016: Episode 22 – Lapsed News XVI

  1. Apologies for any offence taken, there was genuinely not any malicious intent behind the word, in large parts of the UK that word is more synonymous with “lame” than anything to do with sexuality and it has become part of the local lexicon and colloquialisms. We will however endeavour in the future to ensure out language is a little more acceptable for a global audience.

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  2. Thank-you for the reply; however, it is also quite common in North America for the word “gay” to be used as a colloquialism for “uncool”. This is exactly the problem. Conflating the most widely used term for homosexuality with derision is not a welcoming message; something that a community trying to bring lapsed gamers back in to the hobby might keep in mind.
    Thank you again for your time and reply.

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