The first MGL Podcast of 2016 arrives with an episode of Game and Respawn, and what a time for David Game and Respawn Rossco to get talking about gaming. In this episode they talk about The Division’s potential to be a serious hit, or an expensive miss.

The launch of Ubisoft’s long awaited game is final here, today as we publish this is fact. As the pair now play the game along with potentially millions more, you can listen to the GNR give their thoughts on the games potential, what needs to happen for it to succeed and more.

Recorded on Monday 7 March they are cautiously hopeful the game really is all it promises to be.

Also in the show, as always, is a look at the latest gaming news that catches our eye. This week No Man’s Sky is the man topic as the release is finally confirmed and Sci-fi geek Rossco is getting very excited.

We also talk Nintendo and Pokémon Sun and Moon plus Star Ocean V and Homefront The Revolution, and general thoughts on life and gaming.

Rude words are kept to a minimum but we recommend our readers do be adult… You just don’t need to be mature!

Tune in next week for more with our impressions of The Division, Hitman and more of the big gaming news.

About the Division

We live in a complex world. The more advanced it gets, the more vulnerable it becomes. We’ve created a house of cards: remove just one, and everything falls apart.

Black Friday – a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society.

When society falls, we rise.

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Features

TAKE BACK NEW YORK

Welcome to a next-gen experience in a persistent and dynamic open world environment that is built from the ground up for co-op and where exploration and player progression are essential. Teaming up with other Division agents, your mission is to restore order, investigate the source of the virus, and take back New York.

A LIVING, BREATHING WORLD

Enter a universe where time of day and weather conditions impacts your gaming experience. Use the environment for strategic advantage to dominate fights and ambush your enemies. Utilize your gas mask to provide protection from the virus, and upgrade it to enter the most highly contaminated areas.

URBAN JUNGLE

New York City is being overrun by hostile groups trying to take advantage of the crisis. Beware of the thugs who roam in packs through the city, preying on the weak. Fight against the Cleaners, who wear hazmat suits and wield flamethrowers, set on cleaning New York from the virus by burning everything and everyone.

Engage with the Rikers, a gang of convicts that escaped Rikers Island when the chaos hit, and who are ravaging the city and vying for its control.

GEAR UP AND CUSTOMIZE YOUR AGENT

Harness state-of-the-art technology, both networked and prototype, as a member of The Division. Customize your character and your backpack, your lifeline in mid-crisis New York. Communicate with other agents at all times with your smartwatch. Loot fallen enemies and customize and level up your weapons, gear, and skills.

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CUTTING-EDGE TECH

Choose and upgrade your skills, and synergize with your teammates to increase your chances of winning in combat. Switch your skills such as the seeker mine that finds your enemy and explodes; the turret that triggers high-octane and efficient diversion; or the pulse that gives you a tactical read on your environment.

Use the ECHO tech, a data collection tool that renders moments frozen in time, to learn valuable information about your immediate environment and find hidden loot, and help uncover the truth behind the pandemic.

SEAMLESS MULTIPLAYER: THE DARK ZONE

Enter the Dark Zone, a walled-off quarantine zone in the middle of Manhattan where the most valuable loot was left behind when the military evacuated. It’s also the most dangerous area in the game, where fear, betrayal, and tension are high.

Team up with other players to take down your enemies and extract legendary loot via helicopter. It’s your choice to collaborate with other agents, or attack them and steal their loot.

SNOWDROP ENGINE

Powered by the fully next-gen Snowdrop engine, Tom Clancy’s The Division sets a new bar in video game realism and open world rendering. Experience a chaotic and devastated New York like you’ve never seen before.

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Rossco is the co-founder of MGL and loves a game with a good single player story. His nickname "Respawn Rossco" comes from his inability to play online shooters, yet he continues to try! His articles are all about enjoying gaming no matter the format you play, he updates MGL daily with news, reviews and in-depth articles.

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