Episode 158B – 7 Days to Escape Evil

7 Days to Escape Evil is a game set in the post zombie apocalyptic future where as a survivor you are trapped in an undisclosed location and you must decide which 6 of the 9 survivors live and which ones die. Explore, craft, scavenge, build, and slaughter zombies.

What’s Going On

Jason recently watched the original Ghostbusters movie that was released in the 80’s. He was worried that it might not have aged well, but the worry was groundless. He also couldn’t remember Ernie Hudson’s name for some reason. Watching the Ghostbusters movie definitely didn’t improve his opinion on the upcoming all-women reboot of the series. Rhett

7 Days to Escape Evil

Here’s what we can look forward* to this week. This week’s offerings seem to be above average without the stupidity of previous weeks’ entries.

* – I can safely say that there is at least one game to look forward to each week we do these reviews. You could be a hipster and still find something that isn’t too mainstream to sneer at. This week that game is Inside, totally up your hipster alley.

If there was something that you liked on the show we totally did it on purpose. We meant to do that. We spend hours preparing and crafting an entertaining experience for you. If you hated the show we meant to do that too. Social dialog is important and we can still live and exist and not agree on everything.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 158B – 7 Days to Escape Evil

Episode 158A – Prison Sentence Newsdump

Prison Sentence Newsdump. Why can’t gamers keep themselves out of jail? It is just one more negative stereo type that the rest of us would rather not have to deal with. Society already views us as geeks and social pariahs we don’t need our image to be dragged through the mud even further. This is the fodder that the media and society just loves to exhibit as proof that video games are to blame for the decline of society, morality, and ethics. Personally I prefer to blame Kratos. That guy’s a jerk.

Fan Email

Sorry, no fan email this week. What can I say? When Chance doesn’t send us an email and we read someone else’s he gets whiny and accuses us of cheating, but does he keep sending us emails? What is Jason supposed to do when Chance doesn’t send the emails?

Prison Sentence Newsdump

I want to finally get this post out the door. It should have been out last week, but life gets busy and excuses are made. I’ll fill in the details later with all the news stories that we covered during this episode of the podcast. Unfortunately, I forgot to forward them and they are on my email at home. However, the teenage girl who shot and killed a man over his Playstation 4 has gotten her day in court and been sentenced. This girl and her boyfriend responded to an add on Craigslist with the intention of robbing the owner of his Playstation. He resisted and she shot and killed him. The gun probably cost more and now she is in prison for a consumer electronic product.

The hosts of the DG Podcast would like you to know that they bear no responsibility for the content of the podcast as their brains were switched off during the production.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 158A – Prison Sentence Newsdump

Episode 157B – Mighty Umbrella Corps Breached

In Mighty Umbrella Corps Breached you play as a robot with vast transformative powers. As the last member of the Umbrella Corps who woke up after an unexplained apocalypse. You must investigate the cause of the apocalypse, repair your base, and fight off the zombies (which might have caused the apocalypse).

What’s Going On

Rhett has been playing Total War: Warhammer. This time as the Dwarves who have to fight off the Undead and the Orcs at practically the same time. Jason actually did something this week. He read some comics, Leaving Megalopolis: Finding Megalopolis and Captain Canuck at the top of the list.

Mighty Umbrella Corps Breached

We have some solid games coming out this week, as well as at least one question mark*:

* – The quality of games this week is marred only by VA-11 Hall-A in my opinion. A game about bartending set in a dystopian future. The dystopian future is fine, but why bartending. It doesnt’ even seem to have any point. Maybe if your day job was as a bartender and by night you fought “The Man” like Mirror’s Edge or something, but this is just a fancy bartending sym. Will I be able to empathize with drunks better after this?

Assigning blame isn’t easy when you don’t have a face to assign it to. Now you know and knowing is half the battle. Ah references.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 157B – Mighty Umbrella Corps Breached

Episode 157A – E3 Newsdump

E3 Newsdump. E3 has dropped right on our heads. The biggest video gaming expo where everyone and their digital dog come to hype their new game, peripheral, or gimmick. Did the presenters kill it this year, or did E3 pass like a ghost, leaving us with little more than a chill that dissipated in the sun? You will have to be the judge.

Fan Email

We got and read two emails this week. Chance was hurt that we would dare to read an email from someone else. What were we supposed to do? We don’t have many alternative when he doesn’t deliver. We got another email from John and one from Chance. John’s email this week was more geek oriented with commentary about X-Men: Apocalypse. Chance was in usual voice, commenting on E3, his collecting fetish, and X-Men: Apocalypse.

E3 Newsdump

There were a few news stories this week that were worth of note. However, the biggest thing this week was E3. What can be said about E3? It is big, it is loud, and it is the best place to get your video game hyped. There are some people that just don’t want to participate, but still benefit from the coverage. So, here are a list of games that were announced at E3. As you can see this year will probably be a solid year, nothing special, but a solid year.

Did you ever want to see the host of a podcast? We didn’t think so, but SEO tells us otherwise. So, we’re putting it in anyway.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 157A – E3 Newsdump

John Returns

you guys got my name right. It is like my user name Dees, It’s French in origin.
Sorry I know it’s a odd subject for a gaming site, but it seems like you also talk about pop culture and semi political subjects.
I was curious more about some of the older cases from the girls that Elizabeth interviewed. Like the girl that was black mailed after being raped. And some of the other cases. Just because it sounds like it’s been going on a while. That and the details of the most recent haven’t been released due to an investigation, so it’d be unfair to judge someone when we don’t know the full story yet.

By far the best line in the x men movie is Jean saying the 3rd movie is the worst. Though I rather liked that they combined story arcs that we’d likely never see in the major pictures. I mean Shadow king just isn’t big enough to make a film about on his own, but there’s really cool concepts like the astral plane I think it’s called.
But by far my least favorite character was Angel. He was just lame, like his anger didn’t have any reason. It would have been more interesting if they added the story from the 90s where he was Professor X’s son. Especially if that was his and the agent’s son.

Cheaters

Seeing as how you two cheap podcast hussies cheated on me last week, I feel like I should not even be writing this email. I was gone one week, and I come back to find you reading an email from somebody else!!! For real?! Where is your loyalty? Tell that podcast whore to get his own show hosts to torment. Geez, I feel so betrayed. Hurt. I’m hurt. Wounded, really. What can I say, though? I just can’t quit you. Oh well, at least you did not give him the honor of playing the email intro for him. Turds. I mean, he couldn’t even be bothered to be completely irrelevant, self aggrandizing, and incoherently rambling like me! Jason did not even have to paraphrase him for crap’s sake!!

I watched a fair amount of E3 earlier this week, and I can scarcely recall a time in which I came away so underwhelmed with the experience. Some games did look great, do not get me wrong, but I feel like I saw half of what they unveiled at last year’s Expo. I was counting on this year’s show to be very VR heavy, and it just wasn’t. Sony teased their VR experiences a little, but not enough to get anyone hyped for the device. I ­­­really want for VR to realize its potential, but I sure hope the Sony unit launches with at least one killer game to get me excited for more. Although I hate the series as a whole, I have to say that Call of Duty infinite looked really good. I was digging the grapple mechanic, and I am a sucker for a good space game. Speaking of, could the tiny scrap of Mass Effect Andromeda have been less impressive? They basically showed us nothing. Also, Dead Rising 4 and Days Gone By looked really, really good. I knew Microsoft was going to unveil the Xbox One S, and while I dig what they’ve done with slimming down their giant vcr of a console, I just cannot see the point in releasing it when a lot of gamers like me who have not yet purchased a one know that the more powerful Scorpio is on the horizon. I was going to buy an S until I learned that little nugget. But at least Microsoft unveiled something hardware related. The PS4K is coming, and Sony could not be arsed to provide some details? Seriously?

I have been doing a fair bit of gaming this week. I spent some time with Destiny, of course, but I also started in on Mad Max for the PS4. Rhett, I highly recommend this game. I’m not well versed in the Mad Max mythos, but this game is a LOT of fun. An open world game set in a dystopian future? What’s not to love? Other than that, my geekish goings on have consisted of finishing up season one of Jessica Jones. I do not care how much Rhetty Poo grouses about it, I enjoyed the crap out of it. I just finished watching Age of Apocalypse from the comfort of my living room right before I started in on this email. Don’t ask. Honestly I think it is the best X-Men film to date. Did it have some plodding plot issues? Yeah. But it was a ton of fun to watch, and I like what they did with Jean Grey and Quicksilver. The Magneto thing was a little predictable, but still fine. I got hyped when they unleashed Weapon X! That was cool!

Of course, I’ve been steadily adding to my original Xbox collection. Brushing up against 300 titles now. Only 594 more to go!! Lol I also managed to snag one of the world’s 1,980 copies of Saturday Morning RPG for my PS4. I refuse to open it. Gonna leave it sealed and download a digital copy to play it.

Work has been filled with drama this week. Long story short, we have gone from a 4 person store to a 3 person store. One person did and said some colossally stupid things and was shown the door. This person will not be missed. That means we have a job opening. Interested, Rhett? I mean, the commute would be a nightmare and all, but I think you could handle it. You just could not do the part where you have to throw on your nice face and pretend to give a crap about your customers. Lol
Anyway, this person blames me for their termination. They believe I snitched. I did not . I said nothing at all, and have nothing to do with it. But I will let them believe what they want. This person does not pay my bills or raise my kids, so c’est la vie!

That’s it for this week. Gotta go wash my fat self and crawl into bed. Have a great show, guys!

Episode 156B – Minus Zero By Daylight

In Minus Zero By Daylight you and three of your friends face-off against a deranged killer who will relentlessly hunt you. Are you smart enough, fast enough to escape? The only thing you have is your trusty lock-on laser to defend you.

What’s Going On

I don’t really remember. I got a bit behind. I could listen to the podcast and let you know, but I actually want you to do that. You know, listen to the podcast. That way you can be informed and ready to provide an opinion on a myriad of important topics. You will be the envy of your friends. Trust me. I am the envy of my friends…or would be if I had any. Hey, at least I’m informed. If I had to guess, Rhett has been playing Total War: Warhammer and Jason hasn’t really been doing anything of note.

Minus Zero By Daylight

We have some interesting* games for your consideration:

* – Okay so maybe interesting is a bit strong of a word and in at least one case sad would be the better adjective, but at least you don’t have to review them yourself.

So according to SEO, it seems that people appreciate a visual component to their internet viewing. Well, if that’s what it takes, but I warn you it isn’t going to be pretty.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 156B – Minus Zero By Daylight

Episode 156A – Movies Not Good Newsdump

Movies Not Good Newsdump. Comic book, video game, and movies of geek interest are coming fast and furious now that a few have shown that they can be successful. That is a both a blessing and a curse. We are getting movies with awesome potential, movies that could be spectacular. Just look at the Captain America and the Avengers movies. At the same time we are getting movies that should never have seen the light of day – Batman v Superman, the Fantastic Four, Spider-man 3, etc.

Fan Email

We did get a fan email however, it wasn’t from Chance. It was from Johnnydees52. We get a little bit political with this one as he wants to know about our feelings on the Elizabeth Smart/BYU drama. As you know we try to keep politics out of the newsdump, but when we get an email we will respond, even on politics.

Movies Not Good Newsdump

This is the part of the newsdump that really showcases the topic under discussion:

As per the new directive, Rhett and Jason have shown their colors and their faces. Send all virtual eggs and rotten vegetables to us at any of our social media sites.

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 156A – Movies Are Not Good Newsdump

Johnnydees52

I’m an occasional listener, first time commenter. I was curious how you felt about Elizabeth Smart going after Byu after the rape went international, how do you feel about the rapes going on down there and the school punishing the students for it? I also would like to know what Lindsay thinks about it to get a female perspective on it.

Episode 155B – Hearts of Broken Bots

Hearts of Broken Bots, a real-time strategy game set during an alternate World War II. Build your army of robots to destroy your enemies, build your resources, research new weapons, customize your units, inflict your enemies’ war-machines with debilitating weaknesses while strengthening your allies.

What’s Going On

What has been going on recently? Rhett has been overdosing on Total War: Warhammer. Evidently there is an army hidden in the game. You can play as the Bretonians in multiplayer matches, but there’s no campaign for them. Who knows what the plan is for them. There are so many ways for them to expand the game. Jason finished reading The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls. If you care at all for Sherlock Holmes – don’t read it. However, that did lead him to find a book on Project Gutenberg, the first time that site has been of use to him. He found Carnacki, the Ghost Finder by William Hope Hodgson. Carnacki is one part Sherlock Holmes, one part Ghostbusters, and one part Scooby-Doo.

Hearts of Broken Bots

Welcome to this week’s list of video games that are of interest*

* – There is one game this week that is interesting only because no one told the developer to quit being a disgusting little boy. Seriously, why do people make these games.

The Distracted Gamers, who also go by Rhett and Jason, have provided a PSA this week. Don’t let your friends become this

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The Distracted Gamers Podcast Episode 155B – Hearts of Broken Bots