Episode 1 – The Looter Shooter Show with Boom

Episode 1 – The Looter Shooter Show with Boom
Looter Shooter Show with Boom

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Looter Shooter Podcast Episode 1



Welcome. I hope you have plenty of toilet paper.  The cornoa viris is coming and it is interesting because Division is one of my all time favorite games and it is a little close to home.

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Mixer – Boomtaplive

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Xbox Live Handle boomtaplive

https://clutch.win/boomtaplive  –  Hopefully I will have some clips live on there to share. Definitely one of my favorite new places for gaming fun.

Podcast covers looter shooters.  News and commentary on all things looter shooter.

Wanted to take a minute and talk about why I love this genre.  I was a big MMO player and eventually I started having less and less time for those games.  Also those games that were more tab targeting and a little slower pace became faster pace and MMO’s have a weird way about them where the faster they get the game play isn’t as strong in my option.  I think of Black Desert Online and Blessed online and of course they are fine games, but not really my cup of tea compared to Warcraft Classic that to be honest I have already done and don’t exactly have the time for these days.

Recently this translated into my enjoyment of the genre looter shooter which really is a shooter with a little bit of the MMO stuff I enjoy sprinkled in.  For this cast, I am really talking about and giving news on shoorters that have elements of progression, loot systems and other ideas that make them appealing to me.  There might be some disagreements on what qualifies, but I don’t really give into that all that much, I just want to talk about games that bring that level of single player and co-op gameplay that itches my nitches and that is what I am planning on doing. 

This will be a quick podcast some times, slower others as we talk about what is new and what is up and coming in the world of looter shooters and since this is the first time I have solo coasted (all of my other podcasts have been with other people), your participation in the podcast is essential to making a great show.  So call in, write in, tweet ect.  And we will discuss what you add to the show each time it comes out. 

If you enjoy what you hear simply support the show by following, participating and listening.  If you have a story, comment or something that you would like to have mentioned on the show, use the links in the show notes to make it happen.

So lets get to it.  I have 6 great looter shooters to talk about today.



I bought Borderlands for one of my friends birthdays last week.  I wouldn’t let him play.

I also finally finished the casino heist and I freaking loved it.  That was an amazing ride

According to Borderlands.com

Borderlands 3 hits Steam on March 13, and you can now add Borderlands 3 to your Steam Wishlist in preparation for maximum mayhem. Thanks to the magic of PC Cross-Play powered by SHiFT, you’ll be able to join forces with other PC players regardless of whether they purchased the game on Steam or the Epic Games Store. In addition, we’re happy to announce that Borderlands 3 will also be available for Pre-Load on Steam starting March 10 ahead of the March 13 Steam release.

Borderlands 3 is bringing you March Mayhem next month, courtesy of some big announcements we shared during the Gearbox Main Theater Show at PAX East. On March 13, Borderlands 3 will launch on Steam, complete with PC crossplay with the Epic Games Store. Then, on March 26, you can dive into Borderlands 3’s second campaign add-on for a surprisingly dangerous engagement party in Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock. And those are just two highlights in the slate of content coming this spring and beyond! Here’s a breakdown of all the big Borderlands news we shared during the show, so you can suitably prepare yourself for all the impending mayhem.

Sir Alistair Hammerlock and Wainwright Jakobs are finally tying the knot, and they want you to come celebrate their upcoming nuptials on the ice planet of Xylourgos. Those adventuresome lovebirds have chosen a venue that’s as exotic as it gets; the frozen wastes of Xylourgos have thinned out all but the most vicious wildlife, and the eerie town of Cursehaven where you’ve all agreed to meet is located beneath the colossal carcass of a fallen monster.

Longtime Borderlands fans will be happy to see another familiar face when they touch down on Xylourgos. Gaige, the genius Mechromancer from Borderlands 2’s DLC, has been on the run as a wanted fugitive for years, accompanied by her loyal robot pal Deathtrap. But, never one to leave friends in the lurch, she’s graciously taken it upon herself to act as Wainwright and Hammerlock’s wedding planner.

Getting everything prepped for the upcoming nuptials seems to be going smoothly—until one of the grooms crosses paths with a band of occultists who worship the Vault Monster’s corpse. You’ll have to contend with mutated, tentacled zealots who are unlike anything you’ve encountered in the Borderlands before, all in an attempt to get the chaotic celebration back on track. Of course, expect plenty of new loot to chase after in this campaign, including additional Legendaries, supremely powerful Class Mods, and fresh cosmetic items like Vault Hunter Heads and Skins, interactive Room Decorations, and all-new Vehicle Skins.

Guns, Love, and Tentacles: The Marriage of Wainwright & Hammerlock launches on March 26, and is included with the Borderlands 3 Season Pass and Super Deluxe Edition, just like Moxxi’s Heist of The Handsome Jackpo

Destiny 2

I have been playing some destiny 2 but not on my main playing system ,but streaming to my phone.  I have to say it is playing pretty great.  I am using Xbox Streaming and overall it gets my endorsement.  The only comment I have is shooters are difficult on small screens.  They just are

3/5 News from Bungies Website

This Week at Bungie, we prepare for the worthy.

We’re just five short sleeps from Season of the Worthy. Last week, you completed the Empyrean Foundation event, lighting a beacon for Guardians to follow back to the Lighthouse and Trials of Osiris. On Tuesday, we unveiled Season of the Worthy all up. If you haven’t seen the trailer, there is a new threat for you to confront.

March 10th Season of Wrothy is coming out.  

According to MMORPG here are some details. 

Season of the Worthy will be the 10th season to hit Destiny 2 on March 10 at 10a PT. Season of the Worthy is an invitation for new and faithful players to see how the Destiny story continues to unfold in its emblematic universe and to discover new activities.

With the Sundial freed from the clutches of the Red Legion, one escaped Psion Flayer enacts a desperate ploy for revenge against the Last City. Guardians of the Light must set aside old differences to band together with unlikely allies and save the City from total destruction.

Key features to hit Season of the Worthy include:

  • Trials of Osiris PvP mode returns
  • New Exotic weapons and armor
  • New Season Pass and rewards
  • Guardian Games free Seasonal Event
  • Continue the Destiny story: battle alongside Rasputin to save the Last City!
  • All new Seasonal Artifact: New mods and new combat enhancements.

Division 2  –

 My current jam.  I am playing this all the time.  If you are listening you can always add me as a friend and join in the games that I am playing.  And of course that is always an optioin.  Love to play some game with you.  @boomtaplive

So if you know much about this game, you know that they are working on endgame big time.  They have a new seasonal endgame process.  It is a 5 target manhunt similar to what you find in other Ubisoft titles (ghost recon)  There is also an EMP sticky bomb skill which enemies seem to be doing to me but I have not earned it yet.   I experienced a bunch of bugs, but they were not game breaking and they seem to get better with every patch so I am pretty sure they are working on it. 

I really enjoy the new expansion.  It looks great, and plays great.  I am not able to slide across the hoods of cars which is weird. 

I managed to make it to level 35 this week and am pushing to make it to raid content at some point before the wave of players comes and goes.  With that said, I had no problem finding great groups to play for the base game.

In other news, Division 2 is going to hit Stadia this month. 

Remnant from the Ashes

I wanted to mention this game although news is slow right now.  This will be a game that I am planning on covering for a while anyways.  They released a content road map on the arcgames website that introduced that spring 2020 would be bringing corsus + survival update.  News has been slow, but I would expect this to pick up soon.

If you have not played this game, you should grab games pass and give it a go.  People call it a dark souls like looter shooter and I can attest it is definitely difficult as a single player game.  Strongly recommend grabbing a couple friends if you plan on playing this one as communication is a big key.    

WARFRAME  – I am back into this game in a big way.  It is huge however and could be the only game that you play. 

Remnant: From the Ashes – Another Games Pass game that I have downloaded and put only a couple hours into.  I plan on playing this game much more, but what I learned quickly is that this isn’t a walk in the park as a solo player.  You need some backup to enjoy what this game offers.

Anthem – I check in on this game a bit from time to time.  I logged in this week and gave it a whirl.  I played through a new character to see what improvements had been made.  I have lots of hope for this game which is why I am still going to cover it.  Even if I am not sure how it is all going to work out. 

Shadow Warrior 2 – This is a gamespass game.  I just downloaded it and started playing it a bit. 

In 2013, you helped us bring antimatter-wielding Nova to life.

Seven years later, we’re calling upon you again to create the next Warframe. Submit your Warframe concept by March 19: https://t.co/ylo5OvCL7l https://t.co/VqkujASxWt

Shadow Warrior 2

In my searching for games to cover on this podcast, I came across a title I had not played.  The game is Shadow Warrior 2 and you can grab it on Xbox Gamespass for PC or console.  It was released several years ago no, but I have to say really it looks and plays really well.  I find myself wanting to go back to this game often even though I have a ton to play right now.  Might be worth checking out if you have never played it before like myself. 

I am going to have more to talk about on this game next week as I get to spend a bit more time in the game learning about how it plays.  As for news:

According to Video Gamer.com The developers of Shadow Warrior 2 have two new games coming.  Flying Wild Hog, the developer, is saying that one will be a full triple A game and the other will be an original action game.  Outside of that we don’t know much more other than it sounds like they would like to move some of the games to Switch.  I will keep my eye out for that.

Close out the show.