Boy do we have a good one this week folks! Valve announces a new game… and it’s fricken’ Half-Life… and in VR!!! We here at Rated G as well as the internet are suitably excited. Also, Dan and Dave get into everything Game Awards. From the nominees, to the controversy and who they think will take the crown. All that and more on episode 194 of Rated G for Gamers.
With Death Stranding hitting wildly all over the review scales, Kojima speaks out against American’s love of First Person Shooters. The internet, of course, has opinions and Rated G gives their take on the whole situation. Also in the news, XO19 happened, Google Stadia is poised for a rocky launch and Polygon drops a most bananas top 100 list. All this and more on episode 193 of Rated G for Gamers.
Arguably the biggest game release of the year dropped this past Friday, the new Hideo Kojima epic Death Stranding. As polarizing reviews come in, Dan and Dave give their take on this wildly indescribable game. With only a few hours under their belt, they certainly are floored by the story and visuals. In other news, Horizon Zero Dawn 2 possibly leaked via suspicious game dev job listing, Pokémon Sword and Shield leaker revealed and Hermen Hulst from Guerilla Games takes over Sony Worldwide Studios.
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BizzCon happened over Halloween and that weekend and boy did we get some bombshells. New Hearthstone content, new WoW expansion, Overwatch 2! and Diablo IV!!! What a turn around news wise since last year. We also got an apology for the Hearthstone incident. Also in the news, PS4 hits 100 million and another fake swatting attempt happened during a Fortnite livestream.
As we head into the holiday season, so many delays for upcoming games were announced. UbiSoft and Naughty Dog put the breaks on the the Last of Us 2, Watch Dogs Legion, Rainbow Six Quarantine, and Gods and Monsters. Rated G discusses why that is a good thing and what it means for the games and these studios. Also in the news, Fallout 76 goes premium membership, Microsoft re-confirms all Xbox One controllers will work with Project Scarlett and we may just have gotten a Diablo 4 leak via an online sale listing.
We know the PS5 and Xbox Scarlett are coming next year and this week we get someone who’s seen the systems in action and is quoted as saying they’ve seen nothing like it before. Better than Red Dead 2. Better than the Last of Us 2. Rated G is even more excited than ever. Next holiday season is going to be a good one. Also in the news, there ‘s a super fly Tetris and Puma crossover shoe that Dave wants badly, Analogue announces their Pocket console and Fortnite gets sucked into a black hole. All that and more on episode 189 of Rated G for Gamers.
The Dreamcast, Sega’s last official hardware released worldwide, just turned 20 this year. Let’s take a look back on this influential but ultimately ill-fated console, looking at the hardware, the games and it’s impact on video gaming as a whole.
Sega has been a long standing fixture within both the arcade and home console market with a string of hits ranging from racing games to flying games and mascot Staples like Sonic the Hedgehog. Sega had much success with their superior scaling technology in games such as After Burner and Outrun as well as in the home with the massively successful Sega Genesis. Partially due to their stellar marketing and knowing their American audience. A string of lackluster home consoles and bad business moves came after though with the launch of the Sega CD, 32X and Saturn most of which barely lasted more than a few years. Consumer confidence in Sega was pretty low. And then something big happened.Continue reading “The Dreamcast – A Retrospective”
It’s a big week for news and we got a special guest to cover it all. Joining Dan and Dave on the mics is returning guest Matthew Adler, freelance journalist for IGN, Activision/Blizzard gets in some hot water for banning the winner of a Hearthstone competition in China over protest statements made during the post game interview, Sony drops some more PS5 news, Fortnite gets pegged for being too addictive and Reggie Fils-Aime gets inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. All that and more on episode 188 of Rated G for Gamers.
October is upon on. Football, crisp weather and best of all, Halloween. Dan and Dave talk costumes, Tom Holland saving Spiderman in the MCU and the new AEW wrestling league. In the news, Sean Layton leaves Sony abruptly, Troy Baker and Gearbox have some drama over Bordelands voice over work. All that and more on episode 187 of Rated G for Gamers.