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Rated NA 130: Twerking for the weekend

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Scott and Ash embrace the future with the release of the Xbox One. Plus, news on next-gen console sales, the Games with Gold promotion, and getting up close and personal on Twitch. We take a look at AC4 Black Flag (Xbox One), Almost Human (FOX), and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Film). Gobble Gobble.

Rated NA 130

Scott

Hi, I’m one of the founders of Nerd Appropriate and the Rated NA podcast. I like good and bad sci-fi films and tv, pho, and the retrofuture. I am primarily an Xbox gamer, but also do some PC and Wii U gaming as well. By day, I am a research scientist, mostly in topics related to human-computer interaction and user experience. Before all this, fellow NA co-founder Matt and I played music together in various bands. I also used to make "comedy" videos for my high school morning news program before there was a place to post them online. Favorite Star Wars character? Admiral Ackbar. Best Bond era? Timothy Dalton (Craig a close second). Game of all time? Maybe System Shock 2. Thanks for being a part of this labor of nerdy love with us.
  • Fluidfyre

    I wasn’t sure if you’ve tried the companion apps for AC4 Black Flag? You can manage the fleet/see your map/treasure maps etc. and manage all that through a surface table – and you earn social chests/events etc. for when they’re used. I know Chris and I have played together with them — the person on the surface can point out objectives on the map real time, and have them show up on your console game. It’s been pretty cool! And then you can manage the fleet and earn coin outside of the game too.

    AC4 Black Flag also has some really neat social rewards that I’ve liked a lot – you can help your friends’ fleets and stuff, and then earn in game events or whatnot in return, if your friends are playing AC4 too.