The Inner Gamer,

149: Star Wars Battlefront 2, Cyberpunk 2077 and 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

November 21, 2017

We have a huge episode for you this week. The holidays are upon us and our annual holiday gift guide is back! The cast picks their favorite gear and games for the holiday season. What monitors are worth getting? What kind of console system is the best deal? What about the best games you may have missed? We even have some off the wall stuff such as books, board games and more.

One of the biggest deals of last week was the release and controversy behind Star Wars Battlefront 2. Brett plays it and shares his thoughts on the campaign and the multiplayer which is much improved over the last one. However, with all the good comes some not so good. They added microtransactions and then took them away over the course of the week. We talk about what happened and why the Internet is going crazy about it. We also talk a little about about Super Mario Odyssey and how that game is still good to lighten the mood.

Finally, in our gaming news segment we discuss Mario going to the big screen again, Gamestop halting their used games subscription service, and Cyberpunk 2077 adding some online components for long term success. Oh and Blizzard poked fun at EA with a comment on Twitter about how Starcraft doesn’t have microtransactions!

Enter the Episode 150 Giveaway here.

Show Notes
  • 04:59

    Star Wars Battlefront 2

  • 26:05

    Super Mario Odyssey

  • 28:16

    Gaming News

  • 44:22

    2017 Holiday Gift Guide

  • 1:35:42

    Upcoming Video Game Releases

Products in the Gift Guide:

  • Super Mario Odyssey Switch Bundle
  • Nintendo Switch Mario Kart Edition
  • PS4 Slim 1TB
  • Samsung 58″ 4K UHDTV (UN58MU6100)
  • Elgato Game Capture HD60
  • Oculus Rift
  • Nintendo Switch Joy-Con Charging Dock
  • HTC Vive Dual Controller Rifle Stock (Etsy)
  • Samsung 50″ 4K UHDTV (UN50MU6070FXZASKU)
  • Dell Inspirion 15 (GTX 1050)
  • S2717DG Dell Gaming Monitor – 1440p
  • Apple Airpods
  • Monopoly Rick and Morty Edition
  • Blood, Sweat and Pixels by Jason Schreier
  • Dungeons and Dragons Players Handbook
  • Zombicide Board Game
  • Star Wars Dice App (App Store)
  • Console Controllers (Switch, PS4, Xbox)
  • Destiny 2
  • Night in the Woods
  • Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Little Nightmares
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Divinity Original Sin 2

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