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.
Our giveaway for October has kicked off. We’re giving away one copy of the Luigi’s Mansion 3 for the Switch. You have until October 31st to enter our contest. Entry details are as follows:
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On this weeks episode, special guest Justin Mattioli joins Dan and Dave as they break down all this weeks news. The biggest announcements from Sony’s State of Play, WB Montreal teases another Batman game, AtGames buys the royalty rights to Ms. Pacman and now you can have Sam Jackson be your Alexa Narrator. Oh what a time we live in.
Oh boy did E3 come out with some wild news. In an effort to stay relevant, the ESA put out an announcement about E3 2020 being all about influencers, fans and media. Whatever that means. Dan and Dave breaks down all the info and weigh in with their thoughts. Also in the news, Nintendo gets back into the fitness game and GameStop closes over 200 stores. All that and more on episode 185 of Rated G for Gamers.
Our giveaway for September, one copy of the Legend of Zelda – Link’s Awakening remake for the Switch is still kicking. You have until September 30th to enter our contest. Entry details are as follows:
Listen to our episodes all month long for secret codes. We’ll be dropping one unique code each episode and each unique code gets you one entry. DM or private message on social media @ratedgforgamers or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org your answers.
We got a special one today folks. Dan’s on vacation right now so we decided to do a episode about our most anticipated holiday games. Join us as we break down our favorites for the 2019 holiday season.
We got some Gears 5 news at top of the show as well as the new Bad Boys trailer, some 14 years after the last entry. We are reasonably hype. In the news, Nintendo does it’s usual thing and drops a new Direct. They confirm some leaks, drop some new stuff the day of and somehow, someway still manage to surprise us a bit. Also there’s a new Nintendo peripheral in town and Reggie Fils-Amis goes back to school.
One half of Rated G is over the moon this week. Telltale Games is being revived… in name only though. Dan and Dave speculate on what they will develop next. Ninja gets a line of Adidas street wear, Capcom teases retro remakes and the Lion King and Aladdin come to modern consoles in a mega retro collection. All that and more on episode 182 of Rated G for Gamers.
The Gameboy just recently had it’s 30th anniversary and I thought it would be a good idea to reflect on the influential handheld system. The Gameboy, created by developer Gunpei Yokoi, helmed the design and overall decisions for the new handheld released summer of 1989. Technology wise, the system wasn’t the most advanced, wasn’t the most svelte and certainly didn’t look the prettiest compared to the competition. But those facts are the reasons why it was so successful. It’s considerable size and boxy aesthetic allowed it to have durability. The 4 shade, black and
white green LCD screen allowed it to have incredible battery life. Game developers learned to work within the handheld’s constraints and create some real beauty.
From the franchise mainstay Pokémon to Final Fantasy Legend series to Link’s Awakening, these games were more than just paired down console and arcade counterparts. They were full fledged adventures. Games that where wholly new experiences that one could take on the go and play anywhere. Nintendo broke ground, they saw opportunity in a new market. One where their smart decisions and innovation could dominate the field of handheld gaming.
From summer of 1989 to the end of 1999, the original gray Gameboy, product name DMG-01, the Nintendo born handheld stood the test of time. When color screens and higher rez experiences came on the market, the Gameboy stood strong. It’s crazy large lineup of games and incredible battery kept it staple in kids backpacks and parents cars. So here’s to the Gameboy, celebrating 30th years of gaming history.