The Npcs 公开
[search 0]
更多

Download the App!

show episodes
 
The NPCs - Two terrible gamers talking about video games, video game life, and more! Join Kyle & Travis weekly as they talk about the games they're playing, the gaming news that's making headlines, and their elusive quest to find out if G-Man is really Gordon Freeman's dad! Well... Maybe not that part, but who knows! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-npcs-podcast/support
 
For over 15 years, New Jersey native/Los Angeles-based Terrance Pryor has worn many hats in the music industry as a music blogger, music producer, and a radio host. In 2019, they began the blog MP3s and NPCs as a way to combine their love of music and gaming. With this podcast, Terrance, who can be seen on AXS TV’s Daytime Emmy-nominated program Music’s Greatest Mysteries, will discuss the latest news in gaming while showcasing some great musical talent from around the world. Contact Terranc ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
#PSVR2 #SteamDeck #NintendoDirect Hoo boy, it's been a crazy week in the gaming news universe! Here's what happened: Sony confirms the PSVR2 will not be backwards compatible with it's predecessors' games, a developer at Valve shows off some of the bootable(?!?) prototypes of the Steam Deck at the Asian launch event, and of course the meat of this w…
 
This special episode of the MP3s and NPCs podcast will showcase some great tunes from anime. Excel Saga - "Ai (Chūseishin)" by Yumiko Kobayashi and Mikako Takahashi Stream Excel Saga on Funimation Madoka Magica - "Connect" by ClariS Stream Madoka Magica on Funimation and Crunchyroll Attack on Titan - "Great Escape" by Cinema Staff Stream Attack on …
 
#Arcade #BandaiNamco #Arcade1Up In this week’s episode of Discuss, we take a look at the resurgence of a beloved form of video game entertainment and what its revival means for gamers and non-gamers alike. I’m of course talking about the Arcade! While the Arcades in the US had begun to drift into the murky depths that imprison Blockbuster and Radio…
 
#PlayStation #CallofDuty #Cyberpunk2077 In this week's news roundup: PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan is not happy about the terms set by Xbox for Call of Duty on the PlayStation, Cyberpunk 2077 gets it's first DLC and will be skipping the last-gen hardware all together, the next Battlefield game (sorry 2042) will get a mainline campaign headed up by a for…
 
#GamePass #AssassinsCreed #HaloInfinite #PS5 #SteamDeck In this week's news roundup: Microsoft announces a new Game Pass tier, dubbed Game Pass Friends & Family where you and 4 other family members (or friends) can take advantage of Game Pass Ultimate for a price much lower than buying individual accounts. Also, Assassin's Creed Mirage is the next …
 
#EmbracerGroup #DiabloIV #Fallout In this week's news roundup: Embracer Group has gone on another buying spree and picked up the IP for Lord of The Rings media along with several other game companies. Plus, the Fallout TV series sets have been shown off in leaked images, Blizzard confirms no pay-to-win mechanics in Diablo IV, Sony could very well b…
 
#VR #OculusQuest #HTCVive #Meta On today's episode: We aren’t strangers to the world of VR. TV and movies have taken us to places in virtual reality that truly seem like a world within a world - a world free from restrictions where you could do anything you want in the virtual space. And of course games aren’t new to VR, either. Gaming juggernauts …
 
#SquareEnix #Pokemon #DiabloImmortal In this week's news: Square Enix has indicated it wants to diversify itself and sell stakes in it's subsidiaries due to rising game development costs. Also, Xbox Series S is getting a memory bump so devs and players have a better in-game experience, Pokemon Scarlet & Violet get a Direct and new details on region…
 
#gta6 #oculusquest2 #roblox In this week's news roundup: Bloomberg reports on GTA 6 and it's return to Vice City! Also, Meta plans to bump the Quest 2 price up $100 per model on August 1st, Sony shows off some more PSVR2 goodness, Backbone is bringing a Playstation-themed mobile controller to market, and Roblox is dropping the 'Oof' sound. Plus, th…
 
On today's episode: The allure of cosmetics, boosts, and customizations have always been a way to hold onto a gamers attention hoping for that one drop. That one rare skin that makes you look like Darth Vader, or maybe the butterfly knife that displays the logo of your favorite eSports team - there’s always a hook to keep you playing those games. B…
 
#Ubisoft #godofwarragnarok #apexlegends In this week's news: Ubisoft is pulling the plug on some online services for some classic games, including one they just had on sale during the Steam Summer Sale (gasp!)! Also, Rockstar addresses Red Dead Online's lack of new content, God of War: Ragnarok collector's editions go on sale then get scalped immed…
 
On today's episode: Let’s make this as easy as possible: nostalgia and retro are everywhere! From the rise of the Pop Vinyls covering each category known to entertainment, to T-Shirts sporting logos and designs from a bygone era, and even some forms of entertainment from our childhoods being made available for us to relive the days of yore. This ha…
 
#roevwade #sonic3andknuckles #diabloimmortal In this week's news roundup: Kyle & Travis start off discussing the recent decision surrounding Roe Vs. Wade by the Supreme Court and how they and the video game industry have responded to it. Also, Xbox Series consoles outsold the Playstation 5 in Japan, but will that momentum last? And, we also learn t…
 
#Overwatch2 #DiabloImmortal #FinalFantasy7 In this week's news roundup: Overwatch 2 launch details have been revealed, including news on when it'll launch, how the F2P model will work, and more! Also, Diablo Immortal made $24M in just a few weeks of launch?!? Plus, we talk about Final Fantasy 7 and Crisis Core announcements, Amazon's Prime Day give…
 
It's The NPCs 3 Year Anniversary Episode! Join Kyle & Travis as they reminisce about the last 3 years of making content together, including how things started, things evolved, and where things have led up to since episode 1 was published on SoundCloud on June 8th, 2019. Also, as a throwback to the days of yore, The NPCs give it a go with a Whadaya'…
 
#XboxGamePass #PlayStationPlus #Streaming On today's episode: The days of handhelds have come and gone, thanks to the success of the Nintendo Switch and its hybrid console approach, as well as the deluge of smartphones that grace nearly everyone’s pockets. With handhelds now a thing of the past AND we can all be sure that the present console shorta…
 
On today's episode: Remember when you bought a PC game in the 90s, and to fully install the game you needed to input a 16-character code? Ahh, to be in a time like that again. However, in our effort to access games faster, developers did away with pre-packaged codes and either made it so the access was embedded into the disk, was a part of the comp…
 
On today's episode: The open world genre - a mainstay and staple of modern video games that lets you take more control of your experience than the tried and true linear progression system. Our ability to explore is only hampered by the enemies and mobs that litter the different regions, and whether we’re brave (or high level enough) to push through…
 
#SquareEnix #Xbox #Fortnite In the news: Embracer Group snags Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal from Square Enix West for $300M, Xbox has an intermittent outage throughout the weekend that even affected offline play, and is that something to be concerned about with the upcoming Xbox Streaming Stick? Also, a modder turns a toddler toy into a fully…
 
#Overwatch2 #ActivisionBlizzard #DisneyDreamlightValley In the news: Sony blocks PlayStation Plus subscription stacking in advance of it's upcoming revamp to the service, but is what they're doing potentially illegal? Also, Activision-Blizzard shareholders vote yes on merging with Microsoft, Overwatch 2's beta launch breaks Overwatch's previous Twi…
 
On today's episode: It seems like only yesterday that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds launched, and with it a wave - nay, a tsunami - of change that is still with us to this day. 100 players depart from a cargo plane, hover bus, drop ship, helicopter, or some other type of flying object and split across a massive map in hopes of finding the right wea…
 
Some great games showcased at PAX East 2022 https://mp3sandnpcs.com/home/the-best-games-seen-at-pax-east-2022 Games featured in the podcast: Writer's Block https://store.steampowered.com/app/1841380/Writers_Block/ Urban Venture https://store.steampowered.com/app/1351240/Urban_Venture/ Cursed To Golf https://store.steampowered.com/app/1726120/Cursed…
 
In this week's news roundup: 343 shares the roadmap for Halo Infinite Seasons 2 and 3, including when we'll see campaign co-op and Forge. Also, Call of Duty is going to be promoting (for some strange reason) Godzilla vs. Kong in Warzone starting in May, and the handhelds of yore including the Game Boy, Game Boy Color, and Game Boy Advance are rumor…
 
On today's episode: We’re not shy to admit that we’ve given our fair share of criticism about games in past episodes. When a feature, modification, or change is promised -or- implemented in a well known game series, and it changes the core experience, we’re there to talk about it and what its potential impact might mean for the game - and games lik…
 
#PlayStationPlus #HaloInfinite #BreathOfTheWild2 In this week's news roundup: Sony finally announces their answer to Xbox Game Pass... kinda. Also, the Halo devs know that the fans are upset but are the fans really understanding why they're upset? And, Breath of the Wild 2 has been delayed to next year, Minecraft gets (and immediately loses) ray-tr…
 
On today's episode: We last spoke about NFTs in January and Online Only games in July, but there’s been enough that’s changed in the last half a year that has us talking. From big names in the gaming sphere embracing NFTs, and outages on popular titles causing frustrations and game rankings to drop, we felt it necessary to come back around and disc…
 
#GranTurismo7 #DrDisrespect #HogwartsLegacy In this week's news roundup: Gran Turismo 7 is down for over 30 hours due to a bugged patch limiting even "offline" play to... well, nothing. Also, Dr. Disrespect takes his newly created game dev company and starts... selling NFTs? We also talk about the Hogwarts Legacy State of Play, and the first major …
 
#DrDisrespect #Overwatch2 #SteamDeck (Note: Kyle's audio for some reason wasn't working at the start of the livestream, so his audio appears around the 4 minute mark or so. Sorry about that...) In this week's news roundup: Dr. Disrespect & Twitch appear to come to some type of resolution regarding his ban back in 2020, however The Doc will not be r…
 
On today's episode: The video game industry hasn't been shy to embracing controversy in their video games. In 1976, developer Exidy stoked fears from the media with their arcade game, Death Race, and its portrayal of violence against enemies in it's virtual world. Midway Games took it to another level with it's fatalities in Mortal Kombat in 1993 -…
 
#SteamDeck #Tesla #PlayStationVR2 In this week's news roundup: Valve has indicated that they won't be offering a subscription service like GamePass but wouldn't shy away from helping Microsoft bring it to the Steam Deck, Tesla wants to stir up more chaos by adding Steam to their cars, we get the first official look at the PlayStation VR2, Street Fi…
 
#Nintendo #3DS #WiiU #eShop On today's episode: Nintendo has recently announced that they will be shutting down the 3DS and Wii U digital storefronts in March of 2023. For those who continue to play games on both of these consoles, it means access to digital downloads will slowly dwindle away until that time. While we have grown acustom to store sh…
 
#Cyberpunk2077 #HaloInfinite #SteamDeck In this week's news roundup: A former Nintendo of America employee shares the details with Nintendo Life about the Wii U eShop shutdown, iFixit and Valve enter a partnership for iFixit to sell replacement parts for the Steam Deck, Cyberpunk 2077 gets it's 1.5 patch but immediately causes problems for Playstat…
 
On today's episode: Handheld gaming was originally dominated by a select few. The likes of Nintendo's Game Boy and it's offspring, the Nintendo DS, were the rulers of the gaming-on-the-go scene. Competition from Sony with it's PlayStation Portable and PlayStation Vita, Sega with the Game Gear, and many others could not keep pace with the house of M…
 
On today's episode: Microsoft's announcement to acquire Activision-Blizzard for $69 Billion sent shockwaves through the gaming industry. The powerhouse behind Windows, the Xbox, and Clippy wants to bring in the likes of Arthas, Kerrigan, and Tracer to their broader Xbox Games Studios family. And just the week prior, TakeTwo announced their intent t…
 
On today's episode: COVID-19 and it's variants continue to cause delays to in-person gatherings, and for us in the gaming sphere many a conference and event have moved online. The likes of E3, GDC, PAX, and many others have had to rethink their approach to an event without risking the health and safety of thousands of people. The efforts to move ev…
 
On today's episode: NFTs, or Non-Fungible Tokens, has been the latest buzzword and craze across the internet for months. While it seems NFTs have been focused on digital art, it hasn’t stopped others from thinking about what is next in the space of blockchain-backed assets. Konami, Ubisoft, and even GameStop have all announced efforts to join in th…
 
A special episode of the podcast showcasing 10 great songs released in 2021. Shoutout to Microsoft David for the assist. Acts played during the podcast: Open Hand - "Again?" (Bandcamp) Eliza and the Delusionals - "You" (Bandcamp) Moodring - "Show Me The Real You" (Bandcamp) Lamar Woods - "Wine & Tapas" (Linktree) Trade Wind -"Burning The Iron Age" …
 
A special episode of the MP3s and NPCs podcast surrounding the music scene in New Jersey. Recorded back in September while in a hotel room in Seattle. Washington Square Park - "These Last Three Months" (bandcamp) Trees Above Mandalay - "I Can't Find My Heart, and She's a Steeler" (bandcamp) Panic Lift - "Transient" (bandcamp) Exit She Calls - "Dest…
 
Access to classic video game consoles isn't necessarily hard, but the upkeep of so many different consoles as well as the cost of those consoles and games can be taxing. To solve this, many gamers have turned to emulating those consoles and downloading ROM files of the games they so dearly want to play. However, while the possibility of having ever…
 
The first of our sidekicks: the pack mule. In D&D, our parties always have a faithful mule companion. We have never once run a game where the pack mule isn't a central facet of transporting loot. D&D is cruel to these companions, however, and they're quick to turn to dragon fodder...unless you happen to take a look at the Helpful NPCs pack mule sid…
 
With so much news we've been covering, have we actually been playing any video games at all? You better f***ing believe it! In a long awaited Whadaya' Playin', Kyle & Travis bring the world up to speed on the games they've been playing. Kyle talks about Metroid Dread, Mass Effect, and plenty of others while Travis focuses on FPS games such as PUBG …
 
On today's episode: Electronic waste has become one of the most problematic forms of pollution in the world, with the Americas accounting for 13.1 metric tonnes of e-waste in 2019. The main driver for e-waste generation is the speed at which devices become obsolete, or which a new device surpasses it's predecessor and drives home new value that the…
 
On today's episode: Freemium games, or games that are free but offer pay-to-win options, are all too common in the gaming world. While they originally found more of their home on mobile devices, the idea of the pay-to-win in PC and console video games is expanding and is increasingly becoming the norm. Unlockable skins, guns, characters, you name i…
 
Loading …

快速参考指南

Google login Twitter login Classic login