Metabombed: Battlefield Hardline is a ‘Piece of Sh1t’

After a tepid marketing campaign and a lot of cynicism from the audience, Battlefield Hardline finally slogged it to the finishing line and released this week. The critics’ response has been lukewarm to say the least, to the point where I’ve been one of the more positive reviewers on the block. Most of the big guns think it’s “okay” at the very best – a decent enough, but dated and tone-deaf shooter.

What do The People think of it, though? Well, we have a controversial installment in a huge big budget franchise, a new developer on an established IP, Electronic Arts as the publisher… oh my, this is mama’s classic recipe for Shitstorm Soup!

You guessed it – Battlefield Hardline has been Metabombed by user reviews, as gamers take to everybody’s favorite pissing contest stadium and give EA a piece of their angry, angry minds.

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Podquisition Episode 17: Arse Confetti

Does the fun ever end? No. It never, ever ends. Even when we wish it would.

This week, the crew talks about weird VR things, as Laura enjoys some virtual porn and a man pulling confetti out of his secret garden. We also chat a bit about whether or not Battlefield Hardline was tone deaf, getting trapped in a coffin, and we laugh at the BAFTA win for Destiny. Because it’s funny.

Also, who the fuck is Dynamo and why is he anywhere?

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Jimquisition Livestream: Deadly Profits

I had to stay up late on Monday to make sure the Tales From The Borderlands review went up smoothly, so to pass the time I wasted an hour of the night playing Deadly Profits, the hot Early Access game from Digital Homicide. They ban all mention of me on their forums now! Can’t think why.

In terms of quality – and we use the word loosely – Deadly Profits is actually a marked improvement over the studio’s previous work. I mean, it’s not anywhere near good, and it’s cobbled together entirely from store-bought assets, but it’s really not as awful as one might expect.

Anyway, if you’ve literally nothing better to do, here’s a video.

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The Jimquisition: DmC Devil’s Advocate

2013’s DmC Devil May Cry remains one of the most controversial reboots in all of videogames. Survivors of the DmC Wars still talk in hushed tones and reverence for the lives lost, but maybe the time has come to heal.

Or maybe not. We’ll see what happens when I argue for DmC’s right to be counted among its peers. With the Definitive Edition out now, it’s as good a time as any!

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I Might Review Ori and the Blind Forest When It’s Playable

As I write this, the title screen music from Ori and the Blind Forest is humming and plinking in the background, as it has done for quite some time. This is because, when I try to play Ori and the Blind Forest, it won’t load the game beyond this screen. I press the “A” button, as prompted, and nothing happens. I’ll admit it’s a very pretty piece of music, but is it worth not being able to actually play the bloody thing? Not really.

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Podquisition Episode 16: Do You Still Shower With Your Dad?

On this week’s episode, we chat about some VIDEOGAMES, including Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015, a lil’ bit of Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, and that ridiculous Helldivers controller battery bug.

Elsewhere, Laura has another energy drink to talk about, and Gavin buys the Eiffel Tower because he is a rich pop star!

You can listen/download directly here and get the RSS feed here.

Also, check out Laura Kate’s Patreon page!

Also also, check out Miracle of Sound’s channel!

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