Lapsed Gamer Radio

LGR 2016: Episode 7 - Lapsed News V

March 20, 2016

Welcome to the latest instalment of LGR. This week the team are joined by community gent, Stuart Neill who brings a most valued perspective on Steam gaming and the gems to be discovered on that platform. He also kindly offers up some free game codes, so listen carefully and contact us with the name of the game you would like to receive the code for. One code per listener, first come, first served!

We also offer a ramble-shackle response to a listener question sent in by Justin Knowles: Q) Is there a particular game/series/genre that you would like to see make a comeback? If so what improvements should it have?

We’d like more listener questions so do Email, Tweet or FB comment LGR and we’ll answer them on upcoming episodes.

Also on this show, we all chip in with updates on what gaming time we have mustered of late and cover a selection of recent news stories.

What we’ve been playing: Thomas Was Alone (Lee), The Division (Mark), BroForce (Cev), The Order: 1886 (Andy), Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition (Andy).

News:

  • Diablo II gets a new patch, 16 years after release [as reported by Kotaku]

  • Warcraft III is getting a patch, 14 years after release [as reported by Polygon]

  • J.J. Abrams confirms that Half-Life and Portal movies are still in development [as reported by IGN]

  • Sonic the Hedgehog is finally making his movie debut [as reported by Wired]

  • The number of physical stores selling video games jumped up in 2015 [as reported by MCVUK]

  • Total War: Warhammer has been delayed [as reported by EuroGamer]

  • Must-have Wii U games to join Nintendo Selects range in April [as reported by Nintendo UK]

  • SNES games are back: Nintendo brings retro games to ‘New’ 3DS [as reported by Daily Star]

  • Why SNES VC games can only be played on a ‘New’ 3DS [as reported by NintendoLife]

  • Microsoft to let Xbox One games connect with PC and other console networks [as reported by EuroGamer]


This episode was created by the Lapsed Gamer Radio Team. Edited by Mark Hamer, with music selections by all the hosts.

Music and Audio sampled in this episode:

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

THOMAS WAS ALONE - Where Are You by David Housden

THE DIVISION - Precinct Siege by Ola Strandh

THE DIVISION - Take Back New York by Ola Strandh

BROFORCE - Main Theme by Strident

THE ORDER: 1886 - Agamemnon Rising by Jason Graves

THE ORDER: 1886 - The Knighthood by Jason Graves

TOMB RAIDER - Overture by Jason Graves

DONKEY KONG COUNTRY - Main Theme by Dave Wise, Eveline Novakovic and Robin Beanland

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