The Raid - The Gamer Access http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/ Mon, 06 Jul 2015 06:33:37 -0700 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb admin@thegameraccess.com (The Gamer Access) The Raid Episode 25: Speaking in a Foreign Language http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-25-speaking-in-a-foreign-language http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-25-speaking-in-a-foreign-language The Raid

We gave the rundown on the impressions of the new Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward expansion, and World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor Patch 6.2. Heroes of the Storm is getting its first expansion soon, and Batman: Arkham Knight was broken enough on PC, sales of that version has stopped, and it got us talking about game quality on releases.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sat, 04 Jul 2015 19:55:53 -0700
The Raid Episode 24: The Audio Question http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-24-the-audio-question http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-24-the-audio-question The Raid

Just as we were about to head to E3, Steam struck with its Steam sales, because in the land of the PC gaming, getting a game for a dollar is far more important than any upcoming Legend of Zelda game. The next Hearthstone patch was out, and we had a debate about the value and benefits of a home theater system compared to a good set of surround sound headphones.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sat, 13 Jun 2015 20:16:40 -0700
The Raid Episode 23: One More for the H http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-23-one-more-for-the-h http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-23-one-more-for-the-h The Raid

It is official. Anthony is hooked on “H” as Hearthstone increased its hold on the TGA staff. The International Dota 2 tournament also increased its hold on money as the prize pool continued to grow past $11.6 million. Remember the NVIDIA GeForce Titan X? It is already irrelevant after a couple months thanks to GeForce 980 Ti, which gives 90% of the performance at 2/3 the cost. And hey, Windows 10 is coming out at the end of July.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sat, 06 Jun 2015 19:56:12 -0700
The Raid Episode 22: A Visually Spectacular Witcher http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-22-a-visually-spectacular-witcher http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-22-a-visually-spectacular-witcher The Raid

This week it is all about The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and how it was working out on our computers. We also pitched a new show idea!

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sat, 23 May 2015 14:04:51 -0700
The Raid Episode 21: The Final Windows Legacy http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-21-the-final-windows-legacy http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-21-the-final-windows-legacy The Raid

This week on The Raid, World of Warcraft has a new mount and a banhammer dropped on 100,000 accounts for bot usage. There is a Capcom Steam sale, amongst other small items. In big news, Windows 10 will be the “final” version of Windows, as Microsoft has major new plans to handle the operating system compared to the old days. WWDC 2015 is happening soon for Apple, so cue the rumors!

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sat, 16 May 2015 17:40:19 -0700
The Raid Episode 20: Expensive and Inexpensive http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-20-expensive-and-inexpensive http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-20-expensive-and-inexpensive The Raid

Well, Anthony just about built a brand new computer over the four years’ work of upgrades done to the thing. Man, PC game sales can be a truly cheap way to game, and speaking of cheap games, Nick and Bronson talked Hearthstone, and you can’t be cheaper than free. With Final Fantasy XIV getting its first major expansion in just over a month, Bronson and Anthony spoke MMO experiences. As much as we hope AMD would become a viable competitor against Intel with their upcoming “Zen” processors, we realized that maybe they still won’t be able to catch up.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sat, 09 May 2015 14:03:55 -0700
The Raid Episode 19: Cramped Empowerment http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-19-cramped-empowerment http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-19-cramped-empowerment The Raid

Anthony got some serious new upgrades to go into his really cramped computer case. It was possible to fit it all in, and it did not explode. With Nick finding out his planned 4K television purchase did not support more than a 30 hertz refresh rate at 4K resolution, he had to turn his sights elsewhere, and stumbled upon some fancy 144 hertz computer gaming displays. DirectX 12 hype continued to build, and Hearthstone continued its compulsion reign.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sun, 03 May 2015 19:57:08 -0700
The Raid Episode 18: Getting Hooked on Hearthstone http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-18-getting-hooked-on-hearthstone http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-18-getting-hooked-on-hearthstone The Raid

How would we rank the MOBA communities from what little we seen so far? About the same as most people. Nick is not really into card games, but Hearthstone on the phone was very enticing. Steam Sales the mega-event is not here yet, but there are some enticing offers for the portion of April. Speaking to Steam, to reduce phishing, Steam is going to require a minimum $5 of Steam wallet money or spending to unlock the full features of the online service. With more news, we heard rumors of the setting of the next major Mass Effect game.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:33:36 -0700
Things are Not That Easy - The Raid Episode 17 http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/things-are-not-that-easy-the-raid-episode-17 http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/things-are-not-that-easy-the-raid-episode-17 The Raid

Shadowplay is a great thing…but has some major functionality problems. PC building is easy assuming one has the knowledge of figure out the knowledge to figure out parts compatibility and the research involved. So, we found there is a reason why companies like Alienware and OriginPC exist. Windows 10 is coming this summer, and so is DirectX 12, which continued to excite Nick. Also exciting in a somewhat bad way, MMO dramas can get really scary.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Sat, 18 Apr 2015 19:28:07 -0700
The Raid Episode 16: Renovated Return! http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-16-renovated-return http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-16-renovated-return The Raid

Welcome to the new version of The Raid! What was once our MMO podcast has now become The Gamer Access’s podcast that covers our happenings and the news in the realm of PC gaming. With Nick’s fresh ultra-high-performance machine, John’s affordable system, a couple of us planning upgrades, and our partnership to have our own TGA gaming PC line, we needed a place to talk things PC! We discussed about our current system builds, how some of us are buying Grand Theft Auto V for the third time, and what Australians think of the United States.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Mon, 13 Apr 2015 20:01:55 -0700
The Raid Episode 15: Wipes on Trash, One-Shots Bosses http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-15-wipes-on-trash-one-shots-bosses http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-15-wipes-on-trash-one-shots-bosses The Raid

In light of the backlog of Blizzard Entertainment news to get through, we spent a huge amount of time talking about the recent developments in World of Warcraft, as well as new Heroes of the Storm details that got Bronson extremely excited. We got sidetracked and talked about TVs and the PSP, we talked about our opinions of Final Fantasy XIV PS4 beta, and we discussed the recent release of Elder Scrolls Online.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:36:37 -0700
The Raid Episode 14: Item Level 9001 http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-14-item-level-9001 http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-14-item-level-9001 The Raid

We have our good friend Quinn for this episode; it is the same Quinn that last plenty of time in World of Warcraft with Bronson back in the day. To make things a bit more awesome, we were playing MMOs while doing the podcast. We were not too sure about how Elder Scrolls Online is going to turn out, Quinn and Bronson talked about improvements in upcoming Warlords of Draenor that will bring great relieve to WoW players, we discussed those who extremely flat-out don’t know what we are doing, and we enjoyed some good comedy thanks to “This is Why You’re Fat”.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:06:17 -0800
The Raid Episode 13: The Updates…And That’s It http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-13-the-updates-and-that-s-it http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-13-the-updates-and-that-s-it The Raid

With not much news on World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor, and with Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn settling in quite comfortably with post-release updates, we spent much of our time discussing our latest activities in our main MMO games. We also discussed our memories and issues with WoW: Cataclysm, and recapped experiences with FF14 Patch 2.1.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:30:41 -0800
The Raid Episode 12: Big BlizzCon 2013 News http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-12-big-blizzcon-2013-news http://www.thegameraccess.com/shows/the-raid/the-raid-episode-12-big-blizzcon-2013-news The Raid

BlizzCon happened, and a lot of big news happened, starting with the latest World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor. It features traveling back in time before the planet blew up. In other news, we discussed computer hardware, including our history of video cards. Another big BlizzCon news story is a new cinematic video of Blizzard’s upcoming MOBA was released. In the overwhelming amount of Blizzard news, there is some new stuff coming to Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, including light details of patch 2.1 and Lightning’s upcoming visit to Eorzea.

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ata@thegameraccess.com (Anthony Ta) The Raid Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:31:51 -0800