Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! We started with what I thought was a pretty short show, but as we continued on…  new topics kept showing up in the dock.  We start off with some talk about the most recent Nintendo Direct, then fade into some initial impressions of Final Fantasy XVI. Bel talks about a problem with the Diablo VI community where new players not already engaged with ARPG communities are deeply confused by how seasons work.  From there we talk a bit about the ever-increasing prize bounty around the MTG One Ring. Tam shares some of his experiences with the new Warhammer 40k 10th Edition and the shocking return of Lion El’Jonson.  Thalen talks a bit about the new Fallout 76 season and we dive into a discussion about Steam Next Fest and how large it has become. Bel revisits the topic of Last Epoch and Spriggan builds since Grace is back this week, and they share some of their thoughts about Genshin Impact.


Topics Discussed

  • Nintendo Direct News

  • Final Fantasy XVI Initial Thoughts

  • ARPG Seasons Confusing New Players

  • The Hunt for the One Ring Continues

  • Warhammer 40,000 10th Edition

  • The Return of Lion El’Jonson

  • Fallout 76 New Season

  • Steam Next Fest

  • Last Epoch

  • Genshin Impact

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-439.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:36am EDT

AggroChat #438 - Teenage Exocolonist Blues

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! This week we start off with a carryover topic from last week and talk a bit about Star Wars Shatterpoint.  From there Ash tells us about the Furry Child Soldier game… better known as Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2. Bel talks a bit about the Overwatch 2 PVE content that is being sold for $15 after the original PVE expansion was canceled.  He also talks a bit about the concerns brewing about a proper cash shop opening in World of Warcraft.  Tam tells us about this delightful-sounding game called I Was a Teenage Exocolonist before Bel brings down the show with talk of the current Corporate Internet Apocalypse.  We talk a bit about the Reddit Blackout and Streamers abandoning Twitch.  Finally, Bel and Ash talk a bit about how nonsensically good the Spriggan that Grace told us about is in Last Epoch.


Topics Discussed:

  • Star Wars Shatterpoint

  • Fuga: Melodies of Steel 2

  • Overwatch 2 $15 PVE Pass

  • WoW Cashshop Concerns

  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

  • Streamer Contract Paid More than LeBron James

  • Streamers Abandoning Twitch

  • The Reddit Blackout

  • Corporate Internet is Burning

  • Last Epoch Spriggan is Nonsense

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-438.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 11:01am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Kodra, Tamrielo, and Thalen


Hey Folks! We start the show with the dangers of bowling in a fursuit and then dive straight into the Not-E3 shows.  The entire crew has finally watched the Dungeon and Dragons movie so we talk a bit about how damned good it was. Tam and Bel talk about Knights of the Old Republic 2 and how maybe not all of the content in the restored patch should have been restored.  Thalen talks about how faithful of a remaster System Shock is and how Nightdive is doing great work.  Bel talks a bit about his experiences with Diablo 4 Endgame and how it is not that great.  Tam talks about playing Wizorb on the Steam Deck and Bel talks a bit about the Honkai Star Rail patch.  Finally, Kodra finishes the show with some talk about Co-Op games that allow players to share the cognitive load of problem-solving.


Topics Discussed:

  • Not-E3 Shows

  • Dungeons and Dragons Movie Finally

  • Knights of the Old Republic 2 and the restored content

  • System Shock

  • Diablo 4 Honeymoon Over

  • Wizorb was Great

  • Honkai Star Rail Patch

  • Sharing Cognitive Load in Co-Op Games

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-437.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

Featuring: Ammosart, Ashgar, Belghast, Grace, Kodra, and Thalen


Hey Folks! We skipped a week due to the Memorial Day Holiday, and while we had a bunch of built-up topics…  we oddly recorded a relatively short show.  We start off this week with some discussion about what happens when you date Cthulhu in Sucker for Love.  Then we talk a bit about the 80s and Marvel essentially making comics for anyone that would pay them…  and the limbo state of several of those properties in theory finally being resolved.  Last Epoch released a major update with 0.9.1 and we talk about the things that were added to the game.  Bel talks a bit about his experiences with the launch of Diablo IV and the drama surrounding the world's first hardcore race.  This leads its way into a diatribe about the icky Live Service Future we find ourselves in.  From there we talk a bit about Honkai Star Rail and how Bel talking the game up…  caused Grace to relapse into Genshin Impact.  Kodra talks about discovering Etrian Odyssey HD and a bit of a rundown of some of the good things that came out of Summer Games Done Quick.


Topics Discussed

  • Sucker for Love

  • Marvel and Hasbro Made Up

  • Last Epoch 0.9.1

  • Diablo IV Launch

    • Race to 100 Drama

    • Bel’s Begrudging Enjoyment

  • The Live Service Future

  • Genshin Impact

  • Honkai Star Rail

  • Etrian Odyssey HD

  • SGDQ

Direct download: aggrochat_episode-436.mp3
Category:gaming -- posted at: 9:31am EDT