Miscellaneous

Lost Control: Episode Two

It’s that time of the year again, and in this episode the guys break down their frustrations with the crazy gaming price drops! How can someone be upset about deals? You’ll have to listen to find out! Black Friday can be a haven for amazing deals, but what kind of message does it send to loyal consumers when they buy a game day one, only to see it for less than half price just a few weeks later? Aaron and Chris get into this topic, as well as talk about their interesting experiences on Black Friday! Listen now!

If you have a topic you’d like us to discuss please let us know, we’d love to go off on listener submitted rants!

For loyal Lost Levelers we are recording The Lost Level: Episode 50 this weekend, so look for that next week! It will be a very full episode with so much coming out since the last episode! Also, maybe a certain Christina will finally be back from her hiatus, we shall see!

 

The Lost Control Podcast: Episode One

 

It took us a while, but we finally got that impossible plastic wrapping off our brand new podcast! And with only minimum bloodshed, go us!

In the first episode of Lost Control the guys dive right in and hide no shame as Aaron and Chris admit to their sad obsession with collecting Skylanders. Chris often denies it, but he felt it was time to come clean about his repeated trips to the store to find those damn things. Aaron shares a great story about his will power, and the thought process he has before he makes a purchase.

The other topic they discuss is one that has made a lot of waves here at Lost Level. The Microsoft rewards program. We did discuss this on a recent episode of The Lost Level, but the guys get into the numbers here, and those numbers with shock you!

If you’re interested, click on more to learn about the origin of the new podcast.

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Disney Buys Lucasfilm. New Trilogy Planned.

So Disney, the super-mega-giant company that it is, has decided to become even more super, mega, and giant. After already owning Pixar and Marvel, they have decided to add yet another company under their belt with their acquisition of Lucasfilm. Yes. That Lucasfilm. You know, the one with Star WarsIndian Jones Labyrinth, Willow, and Howard The Duck. It also cost them $4.05 billion in cash and stocks.

The news doesn’t stop there. Disney is talking about a brand news Star Wars trilogy, of which the first movie they want released in 2015. So, we’ll have a trilogy of trilogies. It will be interesting to see where Disney goes with the series. Can they redeem the franchise for the fans that have felt scorned by the prequels? And can we finally get a Howard the Duck sequel.

Review: Silent Hill Book of Memories PS Vita

 

Silent Hill Book of Memories is a reinvention of a series that most gamers have come to know and appreciate. Instead of the classic game play, Book of Memories is given a Diablo type feel in this new dungeon crawling version of Silent Hill. WayForward Technologies has also incorporated a multi-player aspect to this dying franchise in hopes of bringing the series back to life and maybe adding new fans along the way.

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The Lost Level: Episode Forty Six

The boys are back! Hang out with the dapper gentlemen of Lost Level as they discuss such classy topics as movies and video games. This week, Chris, Adam, and Alex all talk about their experience with Borderlands 2, and the addiction that it has placed upon them. Thankfully, Chris and Adam were both strong-willed enough to tear themselves away from their respective gaming consoles long enough to see Looper so that they could give you their impressions of this latest sci-fi time traveling movie. Finally, we go into the week’s news for video games and movies. Now, let’s get his show on the road.

Xbox Achievements Reward Program

So I heard about this a while ago and IGN actually posted a video on how it works. I do admire the funny little blurb about the diamond card at the end of the video I watched since we all know how well that worked out. I will say that I think their achievement levels should be a little higher as I know a lot of people actually might be at the legend (25,000 +) already. I think there should be another level beyond that with more amazing deals. We will see how this pans out but glad they’re actually doing something cool for the gamers. Looking forward to my birthday month in March to unlock my special legendary gift.

IGN: Xbox Live Reward Program!

 

 

 

The Lost Level: Episode Forty Five

Hello, loyal listeners. Welcome to a very new, very dense episode of The Lost Level. We have a lot discuss this week. Chris and Adam both got to see Resident Evil: Retribution, and they give us their impressions of the movie. Keeping with the franchise, Alex and Adam tell us what they thought of the Resident Evil 6 demo that was recently released to the public. Next, we pass it off to Christina for a new Pocket Gamer segment where she talks about her experience with Little Big Planet for the Vita. But, wait. There’s more! We go back to Chris and Adam, who both got to see Dredd 3D. From there, we have our usual open discussion about the latest news in video games and movies. So, pull up a chair and have a seat. You may be here a while.

BioWare Co-Founders Call it Quits

Listen. You may want to sit down for this. Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk, the co-founders of BioWare, both announced that they will be leaving the game industry, and they probably won’t come back. I know. It’s sad. Both Muzyka and Zeschuk posted separate letters explaining their decisions to leave. It basically boils down to them reaching a point in their lives where the passion for the industry has left and they are looking for new ways to challenge themselves.

Muzyka and Zeschuk have definitely done a lot for the industry by supplying outstanding games, such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Baldur’s Gate, and the Mass Effect series. They have basically revolutionized the way stories are told in games. Muzyka was kind enough to give EA six months’ notice to help make the transition as smooth as possible. However, I can’t imagine the company will be the same without their presence, especially when you consider the fact that lead writer Drew Karpyshyn left in February. That being said: all of their games were products from the hard work and dedication of an entire team of very talented people. While their future games may end up being different than what we’ve come to expect from BioWare, I still have faith that the quality will still be outstanding.

On behalf of the whole Lost Level crew, I’d like to thank Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk for their incredible contribution to a great industry, and we wish them the best of luck.

Lost Level: Episode Forty Three

Listen. I need you to try and contain your excitement, but episode forty-three of out Lost Level podcast is now available for you to listen to. You don’t need to tell me how awesome that news is, because I already know. The only sad thing about it is that Christina couldn’t be with us again. Thankfully, we were able to make up for it with a lively discussion of The Walking Dead: Episode 3. Ironic. Chris and Adam then talk about the latest “Leviathan” DLC for Mass Effect 3, and then Adam gives us his impressions of Binary Domain. Finally, we delve into this week’s video game and movie news. Now stop jumping for joy and start listening.

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