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UPDATE: Ask the King Ep. 71 - NOW July 26, 2018

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Hello! Please post up your questions for the next episode of Ask the King here! It's tentatively scheduled for UPDATE: July 26, 2018!

I have moved Ask the King by 1 month. Why? So I can instead do a Hate Live podcast post-E3 to recap all the games, countdown the best/worst and more!

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Phil I think it’s safe to say Sony and Microsoft have stopped supporting their last gen systems so my question is what was your favorite exclusive on each the ps3 and Xbox 360

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Hey Phil! Lately, I have seen you read reviews of upcoming games and sort of a question in reference to how you go about compiling your honest opinion when it comes to reviewing a video game or speaking about it while you play. 

For better or for worse, whether it was for a game like God of War, Sea of Thieves, Extinction or going as far back as Murdered: Soul Suspect(In which you vehemently disagree with IGN on), you happen to be among the group who read reviews posted days prior to the game coming out. You have mentioned on Twitter, pre stream etc. about a game being heralded anywhere from excellent to poor before getting your taste of the game. Do you think it becomes somewhat of a detriment to formulating your opinion when it comes to reading someone else's take on a video game? By that I mean getting a take on a game(Ex. Random difficulty curve) and having that in the back of your mind when going blind towards a playthrough, sort of as a potential talking point to debunk or agree with when giving your honest thoughts on a video game? Having a preconceived notion on a game's strengths or problems from reading a review, does it effect your ability to formulate your own opinion or addressing something that hadn't yet been mentioned when giving your final thoughts on games? 

It's for this very reason I stay away from reading reviews, not just from the spoilers but for allowing myself to formulate an opinion and to not have someone's bias or experience on a game review alter my thoughts heading into a game. I just think it's climbing a slippery rope when a lets player or even just a gamer allows someone else's experience or opinion on the game end up effecting their opinion on the game and how they play or react to a game. 

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Hey, Phil.

With Mega Man 11 coming out on October 2nd, would you be willing to play the past ten Mega Man games so that you can be prepared for MM11's release?

Also, which game in the classic series is your favorite, and what Robot Master is your favorite?

Thanks. :)

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Hello, Phil. I would like to say that I HATE LEAKS, especially before E3 or further announcements for a game!

It feels great and exciting to watch a press conference , not knowing what to expect and get surprised with what is shown instead of saying, "Ah yes, there was a leak/rumour of that so I am not too surprised". Or watch a trailer for a game and a surprise character/feature is introduced.

Now, entire rosters (of a game) are leaked as well as full E3 plans. People go to the extent of data-mining demos and patches to reveal the full information.

You cannot escape these unless you disconnect from the Internet completely. If you intentionally ignore, you will get notifications from Twitter or see the news from the front page of YouTube or games news websites.

 

What is your opinion on this?

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Phil, 

You recently got into trouble for really laying into streamers who got State of Decay 2 early, saying it gives them an unfair advantage and it's preferential treatment. However, in certain cases you yourself have also started some playthroughs like Fallout 4 and Dark Souls 3 on XBOX ONE earlier than release date, AKA when most of us regular gamers get the game. So my question is can you elaborate on what your thought process was when deciding to play those games at an earlier time?

I know you get this question on stream from time to time and since it's not something that can be answered in only a few words, I though this would be a good chance to finally lay the issue to rest.

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