This week we're joined by guest host Tom, to discuss the latest gaming news and trailers from The Game Awards and PlayStation Experience 2016.

The OZARIN Podcast: S1E09


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Notes for this Podcast

This week Liam and Dave join me on the couch, plus a wild Tom appears as a guest host!

We discuss the latest gaming news from The Game Awards and PlayStation Experience, which both took place in the last week, providing us with an absolute deluge of trailers and announcements.

A little warning in advance, this post is video heavy!

The Game Awards

This year The Game Awards were able to receive Kojima as a guest following controversy surrounding Konami this time last year. He was awarded the Industry Icon Award, and humbly accepted it, thanking his fans.

You can see all of this year’s categories and nominees on their website.

PlayStation Experience

Over the 2 day event, there were multiple developer panels, between announcements and trailers. I’ve included some of my favourite panels below:

Of course, if you have the time, you could always watch the entire stream: Day 1, Day 2.

You can see all the PlayStation Experience 2016 videos on the PlayStation YouTube channel.

New trailers

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Explore the Andromeda Initiative: Mass Effect: Andromeda puts you in the role of the Pathfinder; an elite soldier, explorer and guide tasked with finding humanity a new home an uncharted galaxy. From arresting visuals and thrilling combat, to epic story and characters, Mass Effect: Andromeda is truly the next generation of Action/RPG gaming. Mass Effect: Andromeda - Coming Spring 2017 to PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 4 Pro, and Xbox One Pre-Order Now: Subscribe for all Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay & trailer videos:

Shovel Knight: Spectre of Torment

Reap what you sow this Spring in Specter of Torment. ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Mild Fantasy Violence Website: Pre-Order: Twitter: Facebook:

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

CRASH BANDICOOT Remastered Gameplay Walkthrough PS4 (N Sane Trilogy) About Crash Bandicoot Remastered: Your favorite marsupial, Crash Bandicoot®, is back! He’s enhanced, entranced & ready-to-dance with the N. Sane Trilogy game collection. Now you can experience Crash Bandicoot like never-before in Fur-K. Spin, jump, wump and repeat as you take on the epic challenges and adventures through the three games that started it all, Crash Bandicoot®, Crash Bandicoot® 2: Cortex Strikes Back and Crash Bandicoot®: Warped. Relive all your favorite Crash moments in their fully-remastered HD graphical glory and get ready to put some UMPH in your WUMP! Crash Bandicoot Remastered N. Sane Trilogy Release Date: 2017 Platforms: PS4, PS4 Pro Subscribe to stay updated on the latest and newest gameplay trailers for Crash Bandicoot Remastered!

Let it Die Official launch trailer for LET IT DIE. The latest in bloody mayhem from Grasshopper Manufacture and GungHo Online Entertainment. Fight your way to the top of the Tower of Barbs and always let DEATH be your guide. Welcome to the post-apocalyptic madness of LET IT DIE. The newest game from Grasshopper Manufacture and GungHo Online Entertainment. Your handy guide, Uncle Death, will guide you up the remarkably deadly Tower of Barbs. Can you survive the trip to the top? Gather your strength, scavenge for resources, conquer your foes, and LET IT DIE! Rated Mature: Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Nudity, Strong Language, Use of Drugs      ©GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. All rights reserved.

Let it Die is available now, free to play on the PlayStation Store.

Resident Evil 7

Get a glimpse of what you can expect from Resident Evil 7 biohazard when it launches on January 24th, 2017. The complete demo is available today on PS4, with an Xbox One demo on 12/9 and a PC demo on 12/19. 'Like' on Facebook Follow on Twitter!/RE_games Music by Michael Levine featuring Jordan Reyne

The final update for the Resident Evil 7 demo has been released on the PlayStation store! Kotaku posted a walkthrough (which contains spoilers), if you’re having trouble solving the mansion’s ‘finger’ puzzle.

Game preservation

We briefly discussed the importance of game preservation. Dave and Liam are both heavy advocates of this, with large collections of retro titles themselves. If you’d like to know more, there’s a great documentary film on NHK World titled Game Preservation.

You can also read more about game preservation in this extensive article over on Kotaku.

The Metal Gear drinking game

Just for fun, Liam has posted this set of rules for the Metal Gear (NES port) drinking game. They are as follows:

  • Every screen you clear without killing or being spotted is 2 drinks for spectator
    • If you kill someone it’s only one
    • Being spotted is one drink for you
  • Getting hit is a drink for you
  • If Big Boss calls you and doesn’t say anything that’s a drink
  • If a truck starts to move that’s a drink for everyone
  • Same with Big Boss that’s everyone
  • If there’s poor English (translation) that’s a drink
  • If you die that’s a drink
  • And while you’re on the infinite field of scorpions you must waterfall* until you escape or die. And then finally..
  • Just make up more rules as you go along!

*waterfall - keep drinking (apparently I’m a square for not knowing that)


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