AMD Zen 3 CPU benchmarks - how does intel hold up in gaming? Plus Steam Playtest, PC gamer gift guide, Ruined King League of Legends single player game, the Lisa Su Jen-Hsun Huang connection, 3060ti rumor, case wheels, Windows version impacts frames, and more PC gaming goodness.
John tries Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Apex Legends S7 on Steam, Xbox Series X and Playstation 5 pre-prder woes, Activision advertising within their own games, Amazon is shipping Mario-themed boxes, Poker Club, more on Watchdogs, and native 1440p support.
What is Valhalla, are Vikings assassins, berserker rage, and was Thor was a transvestite? Plus mythical vs. historically accurate Norse lore, skill trees, settlements, the Animus, and how does Valhalla tie into the other games?
Walkcast - Wicker baskets and foam pumpkins, stove pipes and Sam's Octoberfest, windy and cold, stuffed peppers, PC stuff, Nintendo news, and more!
Expansion release and Pre-patch event date revealed! Shadowlands pre-orders shatter ALL WoW records, Blizzard earnings call, 16 year Anniversary event cloak, Day of the Dead, Korrak's Revenge, another WoW cookbook: New Flavors of Azeroth, Arthas in Shadowlands, and new videos from Blizzard showcase the zones from above. Plus next gen WoW 2 reboot, MMO competition, leaving Azeroth for the Stars, Nvidia filters for WoW when leveling in old Chromie time, fixing raytracing, instanced portal zones are too much like Destiny, and professions or systems that are expansion only instead of game features overall!
John and Michelle's technical review of Watchdogs Legion for PC! HDR, raytracing, benchmarks, dlss, Nvidia filters and new drivers, and Ubisoft's patch coming with a performance fix tomorrow? Spoiler free! Plus Windows issues and a new Nvme drive.
Shadowlands shown off at AMD event, Nathanos world boss is live (and then gets hotfixed), swapping timewalking campaigns, Irvine fires, raytracing issues and Windows problems, Collector's Edition art book, Covenant preview and signature ability breakdowns, renown system is a battle pass, class secrets, mass Blizzard exodus continues, dungeon spam, and Chris Metzen's new tabletop company.
Watchdogs: Legion bricks an Xbox, Switch gets Cloud gaming and Control, Nintendo mini direct news, PS5 PS Plus games, Apex heads to Steam, and a free VR dongle from Sony. Plus Uplay Plus!
We watch the AMD Radeon™ RX 6000 Series Graphics Cards announcement live and share our thoughts! Plus some Nvidia and Oculus news! Be sure to check out our videos on Twitch.tv/johnANDmichelle where you can sub free every month with Amazon Prime.
Amnesia: Rebirth, Immortals: Fenyx Rising Stadia Demo, Pumpkin Jack, Phasmophobia VR, Ray's the Dead and Transient PC giveaway, Population One Battle Royale, Cobra Kai, Rainbow Six Siege: Sugar Fright, Assassin's Creed Netflix series, and more scary games! Plus a visit from the witch, Xbox streaming stick, spooky news, and our special Halloween stories!
WALKCAST: Wet and miserable, pork belly burnt-ends, chuck roast, BLOPS4 Mystery Box, Halloween is here, Bill Murray, BAD ASS RUB, Switch Pro with mini LED display, Nintendo news, and so much more!
New 750 dollar unpainted Thrall statue, cleared names, Exile's Reach secret island, Sprite Darter's Wings are on the new transmog store tab, can Shadowlands still be saved, leveling new WoW characters, Hallow's End, max level characters in Chromie time. Plus we try to once again guess the zombie invasions and Shadowlands release date!
John the Aorus guy chats about his new massive RTX 3080, Nvidia cancels 20gb 30 series, Big Navi is next week, new Acer monitors, raytracing and dlss are coming to these games, privacy dot com grey market tip, Cyberpunk raytracing will only be on Nvidia at launch - no consoles and no AMD PCs. Plus 3d guru, port royal, and more overclock talk.
Ubisoft Connect: new cross-play and progression features, Call of Duty Halloween Mode, GameStop and PS5 digital deal, Syberia The World Before: Prologue haircut woes, MS Flight Sim bush pilot mod, Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon & The Blade of Light Switch and physical release, Uncharted movie photo looks wrong, and more with John and Michelle.
Cats, curry, and alien strippers. Roger and Sally are back for Halloween, tell your friends.
It's a body swap special featuring games the other hosts would play! Phasmophobia, Hades, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Beta, Airplane Mode, Chime Sharp, Simulacra, STAR WARS: The Old Republic, Whipseey and the Lost Atlas, and Pokerstars VR. Plus Phil Spencer calls in, GameStop gets digital sales from Microsoft, a special song, and should Bethesda games be exclusive?
John's 3080 update is bad but good news, Nvidia Snatcher bot, more on Reflex, Assassin Creed Valhalla's recommended PC specs are confusing, a guy on the inside, GPU overclocking, and keyboard cleaning. Plus Razer's new Cyberpunk mouse, chair, and case. FYI first half was done with John calling in on a walk, second half on his PC so the quality improves! Head to the Discord on VideoGameOutsiders.com to chat about PC builds, games, and more.
Oculus 2 users are getting banned from Facebook, PS5's new UI, Orlog is a minigame in Valhalla, Call of Duty leaker explains shady matchmaking money tactic, Netflix grabs Kingdom Come Deliverance for an adaptation, The Colonel's Bequest adventure game from Sierra's Roberta Williams, Xbox users care about PC stuff, the last console, and a little World of Warcraft talk.
Pre-patch is live, Shadowlands Collector's Edition "unboxing", raytraced shadows, new character customization, level squish, and leveling zones, Secretlab World of Warcraft chairs, Blue Yeti X WoW mix, Ghostcrawler is back, add-on managers being yelled at, discounted character services, Humble Bundle book deal, starter edition changes, BFA is in the monthly sub, new talents, and more news! VideoGameOutsiders.com for Discord, to support us, and more!
Amazon Prime Day deals (and what we got), Walmart drones, our top Amazon brand, Amazon 4 star store, Black Friday is dead, electric vehicles, Coming to America, Pumpkin boxes, and more Bezos love.
Foregone Nintendo Switch, Among Us, Steam Game Festival Autumn Edition: SuchART: Genius Painter Simulator, Animal Rescuer Prologue, Control with DLSS and Raytracing on a 3080, Halo Oreos, Crash Bandicoot, Chinatown Detective Agency is Cyberpunk Carmen Sandiego, Torchlight 2 > 3, PS5 expansion slot, MS teams up with GameStop, and GTA 6 rumors. Plus Amazon Prime Day deals, WoW pre expansion patch, and World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Collectors Edition! Head to VideoGameOutsiders.com for app links, to go premium for bonus content and our entire back catalog, or for our VGO Discord.
SICKCAST - Where to go with the leaves?, it's so windy, running nose, black pipe, Bio-Bricks, wood stove drama. VR Squadrons, 3080 shit, Nintendo News and more
Deck mode is dead, Joycon drift denial, Splatoon and Animal Crossing Halloween events, Nvidia thigh juice, Overwatch free week, Hades, Zelda: A Link To The past vs. Zelda: Link's Awakening, Donkey Kong in an apt, upcoming Nintendo release, do kids love Switch exclusives and does Nintendo even need them anymore?
AMD Zen 3 cpu details, Michelle's EVGA 3080 FTW Ultra Gaming impressions - to overlock or not, Nvidia Reflex and new ultra low latency guide, DLSS 2.0 for raytracing performance, Intel Rocket Lake Q1 2021, MSI scalping their own 3080s and we broke the story on Twitch.tv/johnANDmichelle, Ryzen 5000 Ghz vs IPCs, EVGA's new queue system, and more PC gaming!
Shadowlands pre-expansion patch survival guide, developer update adds more systems and currencies to "fix" conduits, big box from Blizzard, Warcraft III Prince Arthas statue, Henry Cavill as Arthas in new movie, banning for RP PvP, Activision-Blizzard shuts down French office, Naxx on PTR for Classic, The Maw is an end game sandbox, Michelle changes her mind on a December release, John has to go, and more WoW news.